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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY I EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIH, No. 216 ed Fnm (Aft ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1954 --SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY Me Tests Slated For Uranium Near Llano BROWNWOOD, Jan. 18 announcement Sat- urday by R. L. Moore, Dallas drilling contractor, of an uranium strike near Llano has set off a lively leasing activity and in- terest in developments are being shown by a number of com- panies. Geologist S. B. Waters of Brounwood, said a contract being negotiated with an Abilene firm for drilling 85 core tests on the E. W. Osborn ranch located about 10 miles north of Llano. Top Court To Review Gas Ruling WASHINGTON Supreme Court today reversed itself and agreed' to review', ruling that the Federal Power Commission is re- quired to fix prices on interstate sales of natural gas by companies which .produce and gather the fuel. The tribunal last Nov. 30 had refused to consider the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of.Columbia: Reconsideration of the November refusal was asked by the Phillips Co. and the states of Texas. Oklahoma and New Mexico. The Supreme Court granted their request today with an order which noted that Justice Black dissented from the action. The appeals court ruling here had. upset a finding by the power com- mission that Phillips was not natural gas_company within the meaning of the natural gas act arid that the commission therefore had no jurisdiction over its rates. During the lengthy litigation, the states of Wisconsin and Michigan; Wayne -County, and Detroit, Milwaukee and Kansas City, Mo., intervened to ask that Phillips be declared a natural gas company whose interstate sales should-: be regulated by the power commis- sion. Texas. Oklahoma arid New Mexi- co opposed federal regulation. They said it would interfere with regul- lations imposed by the states. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHEK BUREAU ABILENE' AND VICINITY dew to fctrtly cloudy Monday. Partly cloudy Mon- day nisbt and Tuesday. "A little colder Tuesday with some chance for" showers la thf afternoon. High temperature Monday 65 to 70 decrees. Low 'Monday night 45. Hkh "Tuesiiftv- 60, NORTH 'CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly tiotidy. Karracr this afternoon and turning little colder Tuesday scat- tered showers or thundershowers. WEST TEXAS: considerable cloudiness. turning a little cooler Tuesday with wide- ly 5catJered showers or thunders hovers. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly cloudy and warmer this afternoon and tonight. TEMPERATURES Men. A.M. A3 23............ 49 29 51 30 52 31 53 31 53 33 57 39 M i? 63 Sunset Issl n-cht p.m.: Sunrise 10- day a.m.: Sunset tonight; p.m. Maximum temperature for 24 hours end- Ins: a.m. 51. Minimum temperature for 24 hours ena- tnff a ra. 23- Barometcr rtaSir.ff p.m. 5S.10. Relative humidity at 1330 P-ro. Preliminary announcement of the uranium strike was made by Moore, who has tak- en pilot mineral samples. Waters said Sunday night that two associates with him in the activity, Edward Garth of Dallas, and Claude Hickihan of Raymond- ville, are now at-Moab, Utah in connection with uranium explora- tion activities. MO Acrti Ltited Waters and his associates have under lease at the Osborn ranch more than 800 acres. He said'cur- rent tests- possibly .could lead to the development of other mineral operations in addition to uranium. The 85 cere tests for which con- tract is '.being negotiated would en- able Waters and his associates to determine JbesOocatiqns for mining of ore rich in uranium content. Black diamond drills are slated to be used on these tests. The lease that Waters and his associates have is in what is known as the Baby. Head" Mountains -with- in the Llano' uplift geological for- mation. The uplift is a mineral territory that covers an area extending 20 miles north of Llano. 26 miles east, 3S miles south and 52 ;miles west The area includes parts of Llano. Burnet, San' Saba, Gilles- pie and Mason Counties. Waters .described' the ore, as shown in preliminary tests, as be- ing "carnotite ore of the carbon series." He said, if this ore is found to have sufficient uranium content to justify mining: operations; the ore could be handled by- aluminum and chemical plants'already stra- tegically, established in the state. Farmer AEC Employe Waters emplpyedl with Atomc Energy Commis- sion and was at Oak Ridge. Tenh.. in 1944. His work with AEC I In- cluded an assignment with a group that conducted surveys in Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico and brief exploration in the Llano area in 1947. Waters said that AEC was seek- ing something more satisfactory than pitchblend ore as a source of uranium. Until 1947, the pitchblend system was said to have been the principal one used to develop atom- ic resources. Field research in recent years has resulted in the of uranium in limestone and more than 100 other formations. Waters termed the pitchmend system as obsolete and the "Car- bonite" as probably the richest sys- tem now. Uranium possibilities around Uano are reported to have attract- ed visits from scientists of the AEC and a number of the'narion's lead- ing Universities. 'WHALE' OF A Mrs. Wanda Breazzeal keeps her two-year-old son, Grady, under wraps after his ill-fat- ed "hunt for whales" in the Los Angeles River. Rescued and revived by the Los Angeles Fire Department rescue squad after: his tumble into the river, Grady declared that he was "not going to look for any more whales Dr Arthur Frost ministers to Grady and his much-subdued partner in ad- venture, cousin Glen Breazzeal, 3. Federal Health Insurance Urged 2 Rangers, Boss Parr Brawl President Eisenhower proposed today that the government bolster private in- surance plans as a step toward bettering the health of all Amer- icans. v In a special message to Con- Eisenhower asked for 25 HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? Polls Paid Saturday........127 Polls Paid to Date........3.706 Polls Paid Last Year 7.093 Polls Paid in 1952 Days before Deadline ......12 gaby Found Dead in Bed Gregory Keith Adams. 7-month- old son of Mr. and .Mrs. Bobby Adams, 2117 South Third St, was found dead in his bed by his mother at about S a.m. Monday. The baby had been suffering from a cold and apparently had devel- oped pneumonia suddenly during the night and died in his sleep, a physician said- Mrs. Adams discovered that the baby was dead after her husband had left for work Monday morn- ing. He is employed by Ross Drill- ing Co. Gregory was apparently feeling well Sunday night, aside from the slight cold, which he had had fo'r several days, his mother said. The parents did not hear him cry after he was put to bed .at about p.m. The doctor said the baby had apparently died early Monday morning- He thought an autopsy would show pneumonia. Survivors are the parents: a sis- ter, Debra Elaine, 2; the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Hudson of Lawn; and the paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams of Lawn. Funeral arrangements will be announced from Elliott's Funeral Home. WRECK, SHOOTING RESULTED Hickmon To king Robbery Suspect to Howard Sheriff1 Former Police Chief H. S. (Dick) Hlckman of Colorado City was taking Daviu W. Leach, 27. to Big Spring, where Leach had agreed to surrender to Howard County Sheriffs Department, when a wreck and shooting occurred Sat- urday morning, he said here Sun- day. That statement was given by Hickman at Hendrick Memorial Hospital to Dallas Scarborough, friend. Scarborough gave it to The Reporter News Monday morning. Scarborough said Hickman told him he (Hickman) had persuaded Leach to give himsdf up to How- ard County authorities for ques- tioning in a Big Spring armed rob- bery. Hickman had agreed to go on bond for Leach. I-each. Hickman and Tom Keel- inz all of Colorado City, had.start- to Big Spring in Hickman's car for the purpose of surrendering I each to the Sheriff's Department when the wreck and shooting hap- pened, the cx-cWcf WW Scarbor- Colorado City police car chased the lUckmmi automobile. After a race the Hickman car overturned at the intersection of
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