Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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MILDtoortcr SUNDAY"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—-ByronVOlTTxxiv, no! 102 Associated Pre.»(AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPT. 26, 1954—FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
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Dulles to London For Arms Talk
IN UN ASSEMBLY
TTTIS IS IT—The pilot of the first B-47 to land at the Abilene Air Force Base used two parachutes to slow down his aircraft when he approached the runway. However, the second parachute is hidden by the air-
GEN MONTGOMERY SAYS.
craft in this picture. Lt. Col. Hugh B. Vail, pilot, said after the landing, “You have a beautiful runway here. 1 didn’t even have to use my brakes.” (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson).
Atom Debate Given Okay
Ability to Deliver Bombs To Prevent All-Out War
The ability to deliver bombs and a forward-looking enterprising spir it are two things that will prevent an ‘’atomic stand-off.” or all-out war.
Maj. Gen. John B. Montgomer>-, commander of the Eighth Air Force, speaking at Xhe first construction anniversary of the $70 million Abilene Air Force Saturday, did not mention
ly-completed 11.200-foot runway. | the Eighth Air Force could deliver The .\ir Force general said more five power in one day than Abilene posse.sses the spirit that had been delivered in World War
Communist nation, nor did he say those nations are stockpiling atomic weapons. However, he said people who only understand force must be dealt with He .‘.aid an “atomic stand-off’ is an international situation where
would prevent such an “atomic stand-off ’’ He warned that a spirit of complacency “is the greatest enemy we have."
“1 want to assure you.” said Gen. Montgomery, “that if the peo-Base pie of this country had the dyna-anv mic attitude of the people of this
community, there would be no war.”
He based his remarks, he said, on the spirit of enterprise and j progress he had found in dealing ' with Abilenians and in their desire to procure the .Abilene base
’’You must deal with some people who only understand force,” he said, adding that when the educational level of the world could be raised, reasoning would then be possible.
He said while strategy in W'orld War II involved destroying a factory or an industrial area, thinking today is on the possibility of a nation being destroyed.
Shell Opens Exploration Dislrid Here
UNITED NATIONS. N. Y.. Sept. 26 <4»^The U.N. General Assembly cleared the Eisenhower - Dulles atoms-for-peace proposals today for top-ranking debate in the U.N. The United States wants this to begin quickly.
veteran of the Security Council and | of the Geneva conference on Korea, is chairman of that committee. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.. U.S. chief delegate: Russia’s Andrei Vishin-sky. Britain’s Selwyn Lloyd, India’s V. K. Krishna .Menon, and the top
has placed an urgent, priority tag. The Assembly assigned the ques-Shell Oil Company Saturday an-1 tion to the main political commit-nounced the formation of a new | tee, generally considered the most Exploration and Land District with : important of the Assembly’s seven headquarters in Abilene. i working groups.
I'rrutia Chairman Francisco Urrutia, Colombia.
Without any hint of objection, the political figures of the Assembly 60-nation As.sembly approved the j conduct the debates in that com item on which the United States mittee.
each of two opposing forces have j The Abilene Air Force Base, he enough atomic stockpiles where' said, will be another link in the
neither could move aggressively with assurance of victory.
First B 47 Lands
.According to Vice President Joe T. Dickerson, the district will begin functioning on Oct. 1 and will direct all Shell’s exploration and land activities in a 43 county area around Abilene,
In Morris Building Offices for the new district will I bo located on the second floor of —Morris Building, 1129^! North “You must have a standing to j Street, and will be opened
prevent aggression.” he said. “You jj have to move forward. I d«i’t' mean you have to increase the size
U.S. delegates handling the question arranged new talks with othet delegates to insure high priority for atoms item on the committee program. One U.S. source said the question was a natural to lead off the debates. Each committee sets its own order of work.
of the force; it mu.st be improved. Must Have Strong Force He said a stockpile of bombs on the desert would be of little use
chain to prevent war.
No All-Out War
.____ Gen. Montgomery said there ^
He said he had not spoken of an would be conflict but no all-out | ^i jthout a “force that is strong ’’atomic stand-off’ before but that j war as long as there is no spirit of enough and mobile enough to deliv-he believed it would have “a | complacency. er them."
profound relation to events to! “When you have that 'compla- g^id he did not want his re-
come” jcency, you'd better look out,’’ he marks to be misconstrued into the
Gen, Montgomery spoke shortly said.
ELTON GILLILAND ... to private practice
Big Spring DA Resigns
BIG SPRING, Sept. 25 fRNS)
—Elton Gilliland announced Saturday that he is resigning as district attorney of the 118th Judicial District.
He made the announcement at at meeting of the Howard County Bar Association, saying he was entering private practice at Big Spring with James Little. W.ASHINGTON, Sept. 25 ijfi—f for peaceful development of atomic; Gilliland has ^n Uw state’s
Heading the new Abilene Explor-' Release of a file of secret docu-, energy on a worldwide basis. ; „ district was
ation District will be District Geo- ments exchanged between Wash-! The documents were made public
legist E. L. Dillon. District Land ' ington and Moscow disclosed to- simultaneously in the two capitals. reeiwiea
Agent R. J. Oliver will be in night that the United States and The action appeared to mark the and renoramat-
charge of the Abilene District Land Russia were deadlocked from the end of the negotiations, although ^ I”.
/«, tvsss HicirJ/'i' jn their negotiations over both governments held the dooi announcement to me
Deadlock Started A-Pool Negotiation
after the first B-47. the type jet bomber the Abilene Air Force Base is designed for. landed on the new-
The Strategic Air Command’s main purpose is to prevent war. he said, and pointed out that
B-47 Has Trouble With First Landing
By DAVE BRUMBEAU i William An airplane with swept-back! Seth S.
wings circled the Abilene Air' hung on Force Base Saturday with what looked like a toy parachute trailing from its tail section.
The plane made one pass over the runway and turned into the landing pattern. Before the wheels
F Wigger—while Capt Murdoth, observer, just .Airman 2-C Ronnie .N. Irwin was crew chief for the landing.
Col Vail said it was not just by accident that he was Ine first man to land a B-47 in .Abilene. He had been here before and he
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touched the runway a .second para- hadn't st'on Col Brown in several chute was released from the tail ! years, so when he heard al>out The voice of an unidentified the flight—“! just signed up.” >oungster shrilled above the noise from Barksdale
belief that he was advocating a preventative war. However. he said a strong program must be adhered to.
“We must not build a big Air Force base here in .Abilene and within a few years, because of reductions. move out "
In an interview after he address-
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of the crowd that lined the landing | p^rce Base, near Shreve|>ort,
“The first ‘uns in,” cnM the voice.
And Lt Col. Hugh B Vail had landed the first jet bomt>er at the sprawling site of the $70 million Abilene Air Force Base Second Aircraft The aircraft taxied the length ol the runway and stoppt*d.
A fire truck rolled out to the B-47. Men startixi placing rof>es around the gleaming plane.
The crowd along the runway moved forward toward the halted plane.
Overhead, a second aircraft, a C-54 circled the field and came in for a landing. It was the white aircraft with two stars on the nose- the plane ot Maj. Gen John B Montgomery. Eighth Air Force commander U. Col Jack Brown stepped onto the runway and guided the plane to the end of the runway. The general was piloting his craft while Maj Charles G Cainphell tx-cupied the copilot’s seat Mayor C. E Gatlin. George Min-ter. jr . president of the Abilene Chaml'er of Commerce. Col Brow n and other C-C meml>ers. city and county leaders gr«*«'ttHi Gen Montgomery. hi.s staff members and Col Harry O Fischer. Fort Worth dlsirict eiigii eei of the Corps of EngiiuH'is
Instrumriit» Give Trouble Col Vail, an Air Force veteran of 14 years, descid>ed the first niditary aircraft landing U was not without difiiculty “I don’t know what hapi>ened hut my instruments were out." said I'ol Vail The B 47 was landed by Col V«il frotti instrument readings fuiniahed by the copilot, Majtir
“It took us 45 minutes to make the trip. We circled around a little so we would get here exactly at 10 am,” he said.
Crewmen said it was about 420 air miles from Barksdale to Abilene.
The trip to Abilene, however, was quicker than the return Because ot the instrument trouble. Col. Vail decidtHl to keep the aircraft in Abiiene overnight or until parts could be brought from Barksdale.
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Office. Included on the district staffs will be six geologist«, two stratigraphers. two scouts, three draftsmen, a landman, and secretarial employees.
Dillon, who was graduated from the University of Illinms with a
masters degree in geology, joined Shell in 1949. He has served as a geologist in that company’s Midland area since 1950, and during 1953 was assigned as administrative assistant to the vice president for an extended period.
Since 1936 Oliver, who received hi.s law degree from the University of Arkansas. has been with Shell since 1936. He joined the company’s crude oil title section in Houston in that >’ear and was transferred to Midland in 1947 as supervisor of crude oil title work. He moved to the Land Department in 1952 and since January of this year has served as ! Western Division land manager in Midland
The region to be handled by the new office reaches from Johnson j
proposal MJpen to further exchanges if either has anything to say.
Two points stand out in the lengthy compilation of messages and memoranda released by the State Department:
1. The United States argued from
DENVER. Sept. 25 .4^—The Denver Post, in a copyrighted story from Washington, reported here tonight that the Watkins Committee will recommend Senate censure of Sen. .McCarthy sR-Wis.) “for his contempt and abuse of his colleagues.”
In his announcement to the bar, he said he would step aside as soon as a successor appointed by Gov. Shivers qualifies for the remainder of his term ending Jan. 1. 1955.
This means that the Demoratic chairman of Howard, Martin and
the first that Eisenhower', plan ?'“???? was designed primarily to promote
international cooperation in the
a party nominee to replace Gilli-
Iwo Killed Near Ranger
RA.NGER. Sept 25 'RNS»—Two County in the east to Irion County j reporieii killed and
the we>t, and from Stonewall hospitalized toUowing a
atomic energ>’ field and to create the trust and confidence that might lead to a solution of the atomic disarmament problem. But it was' not designed to solve that problem itself. Secretary of Slate Dulles repeatedly emphasized.
2. The Soviet Union contended that the Eisenhower plan was inadequate because it would not pro-' vide for control or limitation of atomic weapons and that therefore j
land on the .November general election ballot.
The district attorney was reared in Big Spring, graduating from high school here. He attended Texas Tech and then took his law degree in 1947 from the University of Texas, after serving four years in the Signal Corps during World War II. Two and a half years of that time he spent overseas.
Gilliland practiced law briefly
it was essential first to have a dec-1 in Stanton before returning to laration banning the use of such j Big Spring to become county weapons. • attorney in 1948.
Showdown Wilh France Sparks Trip
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 —
Secretary of State Dulles took off tonight for London and a showdown with French Premier Mendes France on rearming West Germany. He warned that the United States would not continue to “gamble” its survival on a European defense system that failed to provide "genuine security.”
Dulles and a party of advisers left on a special military plane at 8:45 p.m. EDT. He is due in London Sunday afternoon for immediate talks with Mendes-France, British Foreign Secretary Eden and German Chancellor Adenauer on granting sovereignty to West Germany.
Either in those talks or in the nine - nation conference opening Tuesday. Dulles has the task of determining whether in his judgment Mendes-France sincerely wants to rearm Germany under a reasonable system of safeguards or whether he is simply stalling on an issue that is highly controversial in France.
Dulles and othw American leaders have always insisted that German rearmament in association with the North Atlantic alliance is absolutely essential lo an adequate defense of Western Europe.
France Warned • His words in advance of departure for a crucial conference at London therefore provided stern warnings to French Premier Men-des-Francc that if Germany is not rearmed with French cooperation the United States will have to consider alternative security plans.
Dulles’ statement was made available for publication in advance of his departure. He is due in London tomorrow afternoon for talks with Mendes-France and British Foreign Secretary Eden on granting West Germany sovereignty as a step toward rearmament.
Dulles’ statement on the eve of so important a conference as the nine-power London meeting was an outspoke one as diplomatic documents usually go.
Goes to London
He is going to London hopeful that Mendes-France will agrw to some workable plan for fitting West Germany into the Western defense system, not only militarily but pohtically as well.
and Haskell Counties in the north, tc Edwards. Real and Bandera Counties in the south.
The newly-fonned district is in Shell’s Midland area, which directs all the company’s exploration and production activities in West Texas and Southeastern New Mex ico.
One Dies in Riot
DA.MASCI S, Syria, Sept 25 B One person w as killed and at least S3 wounded in election clashes througlfbut Syria today.
threewehicie wreck late Saturday night about 12 miles east of Rang- i er on Highway 80.
Names of the dead could not be imnmliately confirmed.
At Ranger Geneiol Hospital were:
Miss Mary Johnson. ’¿5, Negro, 525 North Seventh St . Abilene.
Jessie Banks, 52. Negro, Route 5. Abilene Mrs Edward Williams. .Arcadia Park, Tex Her children, Michael Williams, 8. Peggy William. 7* and Kathy Williams. 19 months At West Texa.s Clinic here were: Mr and .Mis E E Tenmson of .Abilene and their daughter Elizabeth Ann Tennison, 12 Bill Williams, a cousin of Edward Williams
Gaither Says He Can’t Recall Fatal Gun Battle
By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-New« Staff Writer
ANSO.V, Sept. 25. — Willard F Bill» Gaither, on trial tor the murder of .Abilene Policeman Jimmy Spann, took the witness stand for one hour in a night session ot 104th District Court Saturday.
In the first minute of his testi-
But he said he did not even remember going to the Merkel service station where Spann was fatally wounded.
Gaither recalled all other events of the day. telling slowly about not being able to sleep the previous night, making a trip to Abilene, getting from a gunsmith two guns he had left to be repaired, and going to the Martin home.
going to the Martin home. He said he remembered shoving Mrs. Martin away from a telephone but said he “wasn’t exactly mad at her but I just didn’t want her calling the cops.”
Drinks *Relax* Him Gaither said that during the afternoon of June 17 he to<A frequent drinks from a bottle of whis-
M lead 7 Killed In Mid-Air (rash
BALTIMORE. Sept 25 .f" At least se\en |terM)ns perishtnl today in the tvilhsiou ot two airplanes over the Patapsco Kiver entrance to Baltimore Harbtir.
The shattering impact reduced both plaiuvs. one a six passenger Navy craft and the other believeti lo be an Air National Guard fighter, to bit.'- of wreckage Rescue workers abandoneti dragging oj'^r-ations after recovering a few parts of tHxiies.
mony Gaither said he never intended to kill Spann He is charged w ,..v —..... J J , j j
with firing the shot that ended the J His only show of emotion said drinking did not make
ofiicer’s hie in a wild gun battle throughout the six days of the - »«’a'-e or angry
* trial was while his common-law ’ '
wife. Patricia Gaither, and his sister. Mn. Iva Hoiie of Heald-ton. Okla.. were on the witness stand. Each time he held a folded handkerchief to his eyes as
at Merkel last June 17. The case ¡was moved here from Taylor County on a change of venue.
Testimony was expeited to end sometime Monday, following a Sunday recess.
Gaither’s attorney, Peter Briola tears started.
of San Antonio, questioned the de fendant only 10 minutes and then turned him over to Special Prosecutor Esco Walter The cross-examination lasted 5t> minutes Disarmed Officer»
On direct testimony the defend
I nsound Mind?
Gaither’s attorney oflered evi-dent'e to show that the defendent has been of unsound mind since he was discharged from the Marine Corps at the end of World War 11 But under questioning by
said it relaxed him and put his mind at east.
He said be had been able
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ant said he remembered asking; W alter. Gaither said that he now :
two police officers to disarm them- j knows right from wrong and that |
selves while he was at the home I he knows the taking of a human
ot Mr and Mrs W E. Martin of life is wrong.
Abilene earlier in the day of the Gaither said he understood a shotHing fray. CThree officer* were felony lo be “stealing or robbing.
dusarmed but Gaither turned their guns )
FIRST TO DO IT—These men ftew the first B 47 to land at the Abilene Air Force Base. From left to right they are Capt. Seth S. Murdoth. observer; Major William F. Wigger, co-pilot; and Lt. Col. Hugh B. Vail. Pilot, They are stationed at Barksdale AFB and are members of tha 376th Bomb Wing. (Staff Photo).
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When asked what offense he hta* been convicted of he said that he “went over the hill In the Marine Corps once oi twice—maybe three times" and that he has been in Jail several times for drunkenness
He recalled going out on a country road the afternoon of June 17 for target practice and later
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