Abilene Reporter News, January 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas LIGHT RAIN ®he Mme toortcr-Beto^ EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXllI, No. 211 Associated Press (AP) WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIE^«^DS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES*' — Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS. ...... PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Freezing Rain Glazes Abilene Area Roads Air Base Water Offer Accepted PRESIIiENT WITH HEROES—President Eisanhower poses in his White House office with Korean war heroes after decorating each with the Medal of Honor. Left to right are: Lt. Edward R. Schowalter, Jr., Metairie, La.; Pfc. Ernese E. West, Russell, Ky.; the President; Navy Hospitalman 3-C William R. Charette, Ludington, Mich. Water rate offered the .Abilene •Air Force Ba.se by the City of .Abilene has been accepted by the Strategic .Air Command, City Manager .Austin P. Hancock announced Wednesday. Representatives of S.AC from [    6.    For 5. For the construction of the nece.ssary sewer and metering fa- ; cilities. the government shall pay | the city a connection charge of $355.139 (the esUmated cost of the facilities«. the maintenance and CONVINCED FARM PROGRAM RIGHT Ike Terms Atom Pool Toiks With Russia 'Encouraging' travened the Con.nitution. He in-CommtmiM aggres<iion ! dicat :d. however, that he and Sen. i    iTso“    gailon.r per ‘minute | primarily on instant Bricker (R-Ohio». chief sponsor of    pre.s.sure    of 20 pounds per' the propo.sed constitutional amend- square inch at point of deliverv at ment. have not been able to agree WASHINCiTOX. iii—President Ei- truth when he dedared in a speech ienhower said today this country's last night that the United States pivliminary atomic talks v ith Rus- has made a basic decision to meet Fia are encouraging, but it is too ; any future Koon to tell whether the Soviets by relying are acting in good faith.    massiw> retaliation. His rcfererue to the atomic 2. Laughed off an effort to find taiks. which were an outgrowth of' out whether he intends to seek a his proposal tor an international second term. His political friends, atomic energy potd for peaceful ' Eisenhower added, have advised pur}>o^ .s. came at a new.s con- him never to deal with that sub-ierence m which the Presiden* ^ jpft. al.^o discus.sed imi>orta!n domestic 3    confidence that the On the controversial farm P™- hMance^in^uVtiefem^^^^    study, the President said, and he gram which he submitted to Con-    "    ‘    will announce his recommenda- Omaha. Nebr., will he in .Abilene | operation of the facilities and, the Thursday to confer with city of- i disposal of sewage, the govern- flcials regarding the sewer rate, j ment shall pay monthly a charge Notice of acceptance of the water ;    of    2    cents    per    thousand    gallons charges was received in a letter j    measured at    the    reservation    boun-, from Capt. Robert N. Dosh of the ! dary. This charge shall be subject I base contracting office. SAC. at to readjustment at the end of live « Offutt -Air Force Base, Omaha years if the city has constructed ; Capt. Dosh stated that there are ! a new sewage disposal plant. j still some points about the city’s !    7. in the event the city has I proposal on sewer service which constructed a new .sewage dlspos- ' are “not quite clear."    1    al plant within five years, the gov- Following is the city’s proposed | ernment shall pay monthly a water rate, which has been ac- i charge of 4 cents per thousand eepted:    gallons, would subscniw 10 any tvoaly or    ------------------ agroemont wh.cli m anyway con-1 „f i;250.000 gallons of water I per day at a maximum rate of Snow, Sleet Due In Part of State Light rain—freezing in some West Central and North Texas spots—covered much of the state Wednesday, and there was a chance of sleet or snow in the North portion of the Seven accidents, six of them minor, were reported in the Abilene area by the Highway Patrol here as ice glazed roadways and bridges. A Snyder woman was injured as a car struck a bnage near Abilene on the Albany; highway, and an Abilene woman was treated for a head cut FREED — Airman Orville G. Miller, charged with arson in a $28.-OOO’ Wichita Falls fire, was freed by a Breckenridge jury Tuesday. (See story, Pg. 7-B.) One Injured In 7 Wrecks; Ice Blamed on a compromise. 5. Reported he had been advised by ti-'- Agriculture Department that *t knows of no plan under consideration to sell butter and cottonseed oil to Russia. The whole matter of foreign trade is under gress la.'t Monday. Eisenhower declared he belFnes ii is workable and practicable. .\s to whether it i-. iKuitically fea^ible in üu-s election year, the President said we’ll find out about that later, hut that he is convinced the program for a’ fcwitch to fie .Ibb price supimrts is lipht. * Ltavt it to Congress Uu his iatwr law proposal for a »y.stiin of government-conducted **!ections among emploxcN on the question of strikin..;. the President aaid he wouid leave to r ongivss whether such rotes should come before or after a strike has begun. E>enhouer said that in making the recommendation 's part of In', plan for amending ’he Tail-Hart> Icy Ait he was try n^ to v’-stablish « prmcip’.e He - tid he puiqwsely *\oided pcUinx out details i>e- ery day. 4. Said regarding the controversial Bricker aniendment on treaty lions l.T • r. Government sources reported At Least 135 Thought Alive Under Snows \1K\NA, Austria ^ Thousands of resc’.i.‘ workers struKgled today to ui'cover at least 13.5 jHO'sons still mis.sing under snow and ruins in the avalanche.: trieken Vips of west Austria and Switzerland. Tlure and cause that is the provmcc oi Con- in Bavarian Germany 86 already siai o.unri «.nrm ... uv ‘i lASt iiight that 3 private exporter m»k.ns! iK.vvx.'s^ U.M    ,«r    iH-nni-sion t(, .,ell - surplus butter and cottonseed oil I to Rus.>ia and a Soviet satejiite ' and that the proposal was under the base boundary. 2 Necessary metering facilities at the point of delivery will he furnished by the city. '3> Rates for water to he as follows-— First 2.000 gallons. SI.50 . minimum charge; next I'.OOO gallons, 33 cents per 1.000: next 38,-000 gallons. 30 cents per 1.000; next , 950.000 gallons. 25 cents per 1,000; i next 4 million gaPons. 23 cents per | 1.000: next 10 million gallons. 22 cents per 1.000: and all over 1.5 million gallons. 20 cents per 1.003 : gallons. The follow ing proposal has been • made by the city for providing sewer sendee to the base; 1. The city will construct a sew- | er main from its exi.sting 24-inch ' sewer at .Anson Avenue and Cat- $225,784 Low Bid On Air Base Job suffered in a fall on the ice. Temperatures skirted the freezing mark. The Dallas weather bureau said a drop of a degree or two could change rain to sleet or snow in extreme North' Central Texas. A high of 35 to 40    degrees was forecast for Abilene    Wednesday with a low' Wednesday night of 35. Bridges Sanded The Highway Patrol reported ice on roads in the immediate vicinity of .Abilene was thawing at mid-morning, but bridges were still frozen over and    the highway    ! suited in    personal    injury, department was putting sand on    ’    injured    person    was them. It was freezing to the north and west around Snyder and Lubbeck. Cloudy skies and continued occasional light rain were expected pi liminary study at the Commerce Depariment. That department has the re."ponsibility for licensing cxi>orts. 6. Declined again to give a breakdown on tne 3.203 government workers he .'-aid previously had been separated from federal jobs for security reasons. He .said j by available grade. glfS>. The President aJcu 1. Said Secretary of State Dulles was only statin», a fumlamental THE WEATHER he believes a great number of the 2,200 probably resigned even be-ioie they knew there was any derogatory information on their record. 7. Said he advocated stripping convicted Communist (.onspirator.s of I S. citizenship because he believes a conspirator is just as guilty as anyone who actually at-t 'lnpts to overthrow the government by force. 8. Told the newsmen no significance should l>e read into the fact that he did not renew his call this year, in the state of the union See IKE. Pg. 11-A. Col. I ! claw Creek to the Air Force base. 4*equire.s from 10 to 14 days after bid opening to notify the successful bidder. This is because the contractors ability to make bond must be dc*ermined. and his p.ast record investigated; legal opinion must be obtained on the contract, and nil bids must be checked for ^    '    here    Wednesday    afternoon    and Gerald Mora of Houston was and    parking areas within the .stor-    nioht. Thursday    will    be    partly apparently the low bidder Tuesday i age area; drainage ditches; ?^ide-    ^    bigh of 45 to 50. on the consti-uction of gasoline walks; six fuel pump.s for un.oad-    ^ weatherman    said    there    will be storage facilities at .Abilene .Air i ing    the gasoline from railw ay tank i ^ gradual w arm-up    during the Force Base.    ’    for    transferring    the    i    or thr€»> day.s, -j-i- _____ oo-To< TVio 11 i gasoline from the storage tanks to!    ^    Wpsi    Texas    Utilities    Comnanv b Col gineei in Fort Worth,    i    ,    , Work will probably begin with-in .tlie next three weeks. Orren Bower, acting area engineer here, said Wednesday. He i>ointed out that it iisualiv Icy highways took their toll of bent fenders Tuesday night and early Wednesday as the highway patrol reported seven accidents in the .Abilene area but only one re- Mr.s, Faye Palmer, 2712 Avenue S, Snyder. who was reported as seriously injured when a car in which she vvas riding struck a bridge about five miles from Abilene on State Hiehway 351. George Holland. 1282 Portland. Abilene, also in the auto that h’t the bridge, was reported as not seriouslv injured. The accident occurred between 3.30 and 4 a.m. Both persons were taken to Hen- which sewer will have a capacity of not less than 6.12 cubic feet per second. The main will be of 24-ineh and 21-inch .'-ize as required 2 Air Fields Placed Under San .Angelo and Concho. Mist was also falling at Spring and Midland and as Southeast as .Mason. Lines Escape Damage Big far j Terminal I Mrs. Palmer was said to l>e un-I conscious when taken to the hos-! pital. No report on her condition I was available. The West T-^xas Ltilities    Highway    Patrolman    Kenneti’ pany and Southwest Beil Tele- ;    saM    jcy    roads    caused    three I » nn’SRiMixT or (ommikii Wr«1HIR Bl RV VI S’MLFNF SMI VU'lNni C o c» «iC e    1 1' nt î«lr Wrlm* mx »I-..' \Vec5n<ni«> n’-^lu T, .u r''Uri' itnd '»»rmr! Hu « V ii-.rcrtt ■ f W rirf »' iS t‘ *0    ' I Wi-vinci.- (S«> n kM H.c r r -    IS L    50 I loariv '»Hh C,,« U'"»l >1.-’ .    -    »'1    >«!'    I per*ijrf' th.- altfti 'L »ud t''UkíU <*v ept •ome lr*riit' r-;n in r'lrrr. r .t .Th i... n. WF4!T TFXA“' C'oii • iri »lliihth '»nivfr, »    tii'«    niirit.    ■ >n    Panh. ’tie » > n'e \    <.*Uerr.’ i.h( thomer'    ihi'    *furiiv>tin    kt t’lUglU Thar«('k' psri ' cloui ' tnd '»kim- SST Tt XA Cl- i iV X C’ Tkir. tnt! •lo'k.'    :. i:. trill,•»* • {te’niii'D. lonii'h'- *■ ; Tin;; I t MPI fî A I I KI A •X ¡fs P U \ A •J 0 . HI A ¡0 ^ ’0 e to 1 jti s .1 Í in oi f»' .on*! A \t J8 10 HI .'A    U Ml 1’ 10 .    U    t    IllLt    - 'A P '    ‘M-'    ■    «■ 1 Al k II    ton.»;-'*    ■! ■'>* P Hk .er «(1    ». *t ’ ■* P ”1 Mkxin.tcn te;,,.'*iH '.rr for 'A h ,ui I» M A to tn 11 Mir .. urn trnn'ei»tuif fv-- :A tV'iii « I t m 'It were already listed among the w hite d-.'ad " Only minor .'tlides, which caused no damage, were rciKirted during ihe night, and colder weather : brought hope the snow movAunent was letting up. Hut a Vienna weather official warn M that we.'-t . \u.stria's average temperatures st'U were alnive normal and there still vvas danger o:    more    ava lanches. This was the loll so iar from the snovvslides which began Mon-dav, in the wak?' of the winter s worst blizzard.’« ; Austria 62 de.id. 131 misxing. .Sw it/A^rland 18 dead. 4 missing. Bavarian Germanv 6 dead. The center of tragedy was the 12-mile Walser Valley t>f west Vustna, near the Swiss uontier. Ihcre hundiv'ds of rescue skiers from .Vii.'-tria, SwU/erland ami Liechtenstein worked fr.antieally seeking the dead and injured in homes m the village of liions, I crusl'.ed under two massive avala nche.s. ! Rescue* work continued, tvio. in ' Dalaas. also in the \ oi ariberg sector, where eight persons vvero , stiU missing. A huge snow slide yt*.s- sion studios in West Texas, ' terday swept over th«* railrtuid .'-ta-tion and a delavwi tr.ain waiting at (he platform there. Five {H*rsons died under the snow and 36 others, some injured, were rescued. Area Engineer «uv.    «V. ...V    ,    ^    ^    Engineering    supervision    by    tl    «.uuuu.    ** sewage disi>osaI farm. This cagac- i^torage lacilities job must be„in s. Corps of Engineers for , xuesjiav mght There was a trace ity shall be provided either work within «ve calendar davs    on    the    Abilene    Air force!    al    ^^arilio    and    more through the existing We.st Side ' cr being notified of the contract <    ^ere    and    the    Gvxidfedow    flurries    were    nredict    Ml    for ”    .    _______ ’They /«nntrai't iM'rioft a low- r, ____ I.,    K-.,    SHOW    iiumes    were    preaiii-M    lui 2. The city will provide sewer capacity as required by the base, not to exceed 6.12 cfs from Anson Avenue and Catclaw Creek to the accuracy. The contractor on the gasoline phone Company said there had been no damage to power and telephone lines. There was only a trace of mois-tup> at Abilene, the weather bureau .said. Dalhart. at the top of the Panhandle. already had three inches of .snow’ oil the ground, deposited sewer main or through such other j award. The contract period allow-    Angelo,    has    been    com sewers as the citv mav construct i is 210 calendar days from the bined. date of the notice. Rower said approximately See WEATHER, Pg. t1-A. Cot. 5 accidents east o: .Abilene on Higii-way 80. one 9.6 mile.s out and the other two a quarter of a mile fa ther east. A car driven by William Carson Harris, Riverside. Calif., collided wifh a Safeway tnick driven by William Howard Bailey. Dallas, about 5:30 a.m. The car was towing another vehicle. Damage was slight and there were no injuries No details were available on the other accidents other than that r;o one was injured. in the future. 3. Aieiering facilities at the boundary of the base will be pro- hid items are included in this proj- vided by the city. 4 Maintenance and oj>eration of ect. These include four 20.000-barrel all sewer lines and metering fa- tanks; a security chain link fence cilities will be by the city, as will' around the fuel storage area; a be the disposal of such sewage as i record house; a transfer pump delivered to it from the base. ! shelter: s»ime service driveways KRBC Starts Work on New Television, Radio Building .An area engineer — a newly created position—will be in charge of the two fields. This was announced Wednesday morning by Orren Bovver, vvht> is acting area engineer. He is stationed at the Abilene .Air Force Base, now under construction. , Bovver was designated as project engineer in charge of the local ‘ project when it got under way, last fall. On Dec. 14 he became’ assistant project engineer, when Fred Johns<vn vvas sent here from the Fort Worth District office as project engineer. On Jan. 3 the change in set-up vvas effected, placing .Abilene and Goodfellovv bases under single su- Ice-Sheathed Roads Piling Up Traffic By the ASSOCIATED PRESS Construction has begun on a new bu'khng to h^iise KRBC's radio .and television stations. Dale ers to bring in their equipment. Tekni.sion projection room, control TOom. oraees and other nwms Ackers, president of the Reporter ; ^^    located to iront and annouiic- Secretary Urges Air Force Academy Broadcasting Co m p a n.v ed Wednesday The concrete block structure, of j right rrf modern flat-top dzsign. i.s being * rimip x\\ built in the 4.5iM block of South Uith ; addition St. I S liighwav 277’    ■    nouncing The broadcastin,z station. containing one of the largest televi- vvi’l he eompleted in three or four months, depending on the weather. Ackers said. It w.as designed bv architects of j    Cedar    Ctap    Mountain    and    j    pany. Uukwoovl A Andrews, consulting 1 «’Obtains .a studio 10 by 18 feet. i Xo interruption is expected m engineers of Houston, and was i The st.Mion is about a 33-mile | scheduled radio broadcasts when planned for radio and television i wund-trip drive from Abilene and j tlv,* radio station is moved to its hroadeastiiiK vvlth a view to ex-! the studio dm'sn't provide atk*quate ‘ new Uvation. and there will be pansion as any new itevelopments space bu* staging televisivui shows,    or no de'.ay resulting ii'orn enter the television field. pervision. Johnson at niiaute drive from downtown .Abl- ‘ w as made area engineer, and Bovv-lene and television programs will er assistant area engmee»*. be sent by microwave to the trans- Johnson w'as recalled tu the Fort nntter.    .Worth    Dis'rict    office    Jan,    9    to    fill Ti*-,* pix'sent radio station and of- the pxisitlon of assistant tu the 20 persons were injured there, none .seriously. At Wichita Falfe, streets were icy for an hour and a half during the morning rush to work. Thirteen wrecks were reported. Twenty-four The ice formed by freezing ram    pUed    up in one fender-dentins id not appear to be heavv^--just    g bridge. The only injur* reported in the melee was a cu’ Cars clanged together on icy North and West Texas pavement Wednesday, and at least one person was killed. did tin I enough to make pavements decep mat Time    and    dangerous Hundreds of cars crunched together. sometimes in long skidding lines A fatal accident occurred near I vide facilities for staging wfd-xr The building will havx* year-round variety of television .shows includ- , air conditioning.    more participants. It will | The present televi.sion station j also cenarali .c the operations of | is localeil at the KRBC transmit-1 the Reixirter Broadcasting C'om- WAsHINA.l'riN i* Harold I Talbott. Air Force .«.ecieiaiy. told Congre«'S today ther«' is an "inv mediate and. in my opinion, urgent' tie*'d lor a *;eparate air academy tn help overcome a «ihott-*RC of young olticei> He testified the I nited states is the only major jvower vvtthout a separate educational Institution tor military airmen ami engineers, ' I'his deftcieney is of .seriou'5 import to our national seeuntv ’’ he said. Talbott appeared before the House Armed hiervues Uoimnltlee at the start of hearings on a bill to tuthori.e an Air Foi-ce West Point and permit initial planning. Hu* cost IS estimated at 100 million dollars. President Eisenhower has iicr-aonallv endorsed Ihe measure. I'al- The building will face south on the San Angelo highway, it will , contain approximately 14.1X>0, square feet of floor space. It will | he 162 feet across the front and i 122 feet from front to rear in the i main secUon that w ill house television operations !    Block-Sized Building I It is being built on an irregular i shape<i-slte eont.ainlng the approxi-> mate area of a eitv block The site will provide space for a driving pattern around the building and I'arking area for about 86 automo-lilles. The building will he two stones ' high over the 60 bv 60 foot tele VlTthese. inaniHnver studie.s indi-! vision studio, allowing a clear-cate half should come Iroui mili- - ance of Al feet from fUwr to eed-(arv academies and ilu* remainder i luj! fm- the handlinn of television ,Ackers said    the moving of television equipmem. The new st.ition will be a UV engineers have advised Ackers. ON INSIDE PAGES NAUTILUS AND ATOM F . ‘    t".' o^icie- .'w t* t? oti’-’^ic p.-'we'C'"! -    P-'oc 2--A. COTTON ACRIAGI '    ’9_’4    i.p    te 0 Vncte    r.xiT>m:t*€e P.-e attempted arson P' * oce."' cci'-f -'-.c    ■ ;tte"*'cteu o.”- ’' ot Uptvt’fi ;■ Baptist v'-'i.'ch Pocje ' B lip received by one man. The state highway patrol e.sL mated there were 15 aecident.s in Tarrant County around Fori Worth. At Sherman free ing mi.st fo lowed sleet, and highways were dan.geroiisly slippery. Sleet and freezing rain formed ice on streets at Paris, where the early morning ’ i temperature dipped to 22 degrees j Freezing rain or niist was re- ...... ......................... I ported from Fort Worth west to San .Angelo and Midband, north to I .Ardmore. Okla and northeast to .Paris. Tex Free.ing rain also was reported at Waco in Central Texas. ‘ The ice formed mostly on brid :es and other exposed sur- I .. > i.iues. Fort Morth po'.u'** estimated more I ban 2M) cars were involved in 3.1 separate wrecks More than HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? !>oll.« Paul Tuesdav 170 Polis Paid to Date 2 87.5 Pol s Paid La.st Year 7.093 Polls I’a id in 1952 18.090 Da.v s beune Deadline . 19 (ense sevreiar> for maiUHiwer, .Army Gen Ciuirles I. Bolie, and \ ue Adm Mui r V Arnold, among other lop ranking witnesses I feel strongly that the quality «>f our nirpower is largely dependent uiHHi the quality of the regular oft leer eorps. Talbott said But. he ailded. the Air Force is lo.siug offiiers at such a rate that it needs apiiroximately 1.2tW new camlniaies each year to maintain authorized strength. fnmi civilian eolleges. he said * fo ifate. we have found it im-jMYssible to fulfill either of these quota.s." Talbott added. The main ilebate on the bill is exjveeted over location oi the aeademy The measure provides for ereatmg « now eivlllan Imaul to survey imssible sites, "dh the air secretary making the tinal de- bott testified. I'he projvosed aeademy also was ,uinH,rt<.a .irouiiy 1»    M. Kves, deputy secretary of defense; Dr, John A. Hannah, assistant de open. cametas and equipment Televi:<.ion eontnvl men will look out over the entire studio from a sound proof glassed-in control room extending six feet into the studio and raisinl three .and .a half fvH't alHwe floor level. A door 12 feet wide and 15 feet high at the rear of the television •Studio will jH'rmit showing oi i^Uo-mohile.s and trucks and provide a handy cidranc# for bands and olh- KHBC'S NEW HUME Lhe architect's drawing fabovel pictures t|^t' struc-ture that will house KHBC's television and radio studios ni the 4500 block on South 14th St. The building is expeç|ed to be completed with^ Ihre« m lour mouths. ;