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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR AND WARMER '10'A- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEIMDS OR FOES WE SK ETCH YO'JR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 220 fret, ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICK DAILY Jc, SUNDAY Ml 35 TODAY Thaw Gets Underway The winter's toughest norther was playing out here Friday and a slow warm-up was forecast through Saturday. The weather will be fair with considerable high .cloudiness Fri- day night and Saturday, with slow- ly rising temperatures, the U. S. Weather Bureau here said. Snow, sleet and freezing rain that fell throughout the area after a norther roared in Wednesday afternoon was due to melt under 35-degree temperatures Friday. Temperature dropped to de- grees Dearly degrees higher than below- freezing weather covered most of the state for the second straight j.Vm. H6NDRICKS Abilene Man Drops Dead James McCoy Hendricks, 74- year-old Spanish American -War veteran, a retired plumber and former Taylor County jailer, died Fridaj niorulsg shortly he left his home at 709 Chestnut St He was stricfceh at Sixth" and' Chestnut Sts. and died before he could taken to a hospital as pa-sersby, on their way to work, stopped to .give him aid. Funeral arrangements will be an- nounced by Elliott's Funeral Home. Mr. Heudricks was discharged from the Army as a 25-year-old veteran in 1902. During the Span- ish American War his parents mov- ed to Jones County from Ellis Coun- ty and the discharged infantryman came in Abilene to live. He was married to Nola Jfevvberry on Feb. 6. 1903. at Hodges. He -went into the' plunbins business in Abilene in 1910. !n 1940. Mr. Hendricks suf- fered a light stroke. In 1946 he took the job as Taylor County jail- er. Mr. Hendricks is survived by his widow: four daughters. Mrs. Berta Farrington, Dallas: Mrs. Jessie Staggs, 765 ENT 11 St.: Mrs. Esier Foster. San Diego. Calif.: and Mrs. Doris Bentley. Riverside. Calif.: six sons. Henrv, Amarillo; Lee, Compton. Calif.: Ed. Gardena, Cal- if.: Johil? Fort Worth; Jerry Ver- non, Artesia. N. M.; and Sgt. Ray- mond B. Hendricks. Bopewell, Va.; four brothers, Jay. Corpus Christi; Fred. Y.: Jesse, Am- arillo: and Dave. Merkel; 19 grand; children and seven great-grand- children. Mr. Hendricks. was his division's No. 1 sharpshooter and twice as a Spanish American War scout pre- vented the escape of prisoners by pinpoint shooting. night. The low was eight degrees at Dalhart in the Panhandle. The low here Friday night will be 20 to 25 degrees, weathermen said, and the high Saturday in the 40s. The snow and sleet that hit shortly before m'4night Wednes- day, caused a number of dented fenders and a few bad traffic ac- cidents. Friday, the sun was ex- pected to crack loose ice that still clung to North and East Texas highways. Valley Escapej Damage Tender Rio Grande Valley crops were safe again. The. norther drop- ped Valley temperatures to near freezing Thursday night, but enough wind blew to keep frost from settling. In the Abilene area, the .65 of precipitation was- a boon to grain crops. Sunshine and clear skies Friday followed one of the worst winter days in Abilene since 1943. Rio Grande farmers had gone into Thursday night fearful that a kill young tomato plants and damage let- tuce and onions. But the lower val- ley temperature was 33 degrees at Edinburg. A 15-mile-an-hour wind kept the atmosphere stirring and free of frost. Elsewhere, overnight Ions in- cluded: Amarillo 9, Lubbock 9, Childress 12, Lufkin 20, San An- tonio 29, Corpus Christi 30, Gal- veston 29, Texarkaha 19, Waco 19, Palacios 28: San Angelo 29, La- redo U'. Alice 30. Wick .22, Wichi- ta: Falls 15, Marfa 29, Houston 26, Austin 24, Tyler 14, Dallas 13 and Fort Worth 13. Icy East From Icy conditions were reported from Abilene and Wichita Tails east and from Corslcana north as the sun began making a come- back. All the state was dear Friday except :tm parts of East Texas That section was expected to clear up before, night; Some 'rural schools in the 'Abi- lene area were dosed Thursday because of the conditions The highway rjipartment'-tiport- ed from Austin ttat road condi- tions were improving in'txtretrie Northwest Texas but said- many highways were slick and unsafe High'' winds "had IIMW from highways in all directions from Amarillo. Roads were open in the Abilene area and elsewhere Friday morn-. ing, but still were dangerous .-with slick spots. HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? Polls Paid Thursday 175 Polls Paid to Date ..-........4.668 Polls Paid Last Polls Paid in Davs before Deadline 9 Plea to Hold Tax Line Faces Fight FINE PORT IN A SNOW STORM The ducks will not go and snow Jane Swanson keeps up her good works. The 5-year old girl took the situa- tion in hand in Amarillo Thursday when a light snow cov- ered the park near her home. The temperature was 10 de- grees. RUMORS CLAIM Parr, Allee May Face Grand Jury By WILBUR MARTIN ALICE Political- leader George Parr, who brawled in the court house here Monday with Texas' Hangers. Alfred Allee and Joe-Bridge, mav face the Jim Wells Cbunh grand ]ury todaj also spread last night that Allee would be called before the investigating body; too Nine persons met with the grand Jury yesterday Mrs Caro Brown of Daily Echo, talked vuth the jurors for an hour and 15 minutse. Cithers questioned included Boun- ty Clerk C. H. Holmgreen; County Atfy. Sam Burns; Deputy .Sheriff COORDINATION URGED Malcom Fires New Criticism At City Street Department City Commissioner J. Floyd Mal- com renewed Friday morning his earlier charges that the City Street Department does not properly co- ordinate its work to get the most results from equipment and 'men. He made his statements during the City Commission's regular meeting. City Manager Austin P. Hancock replied that he has instructed City Engineer M. M. Anderson to de- vote more time outside inspecting the various jobs to see that better coordination is secured from the Street Department and other crews. Malcom charged that sometimes two or three pieces of Street De- partment equipment arrive on the scene of K job and have to "stand around and wait" for delivery of caliche By putting the caliche on the location in advance, this delay would be saved, he said. "The Street Department practi- cally wastes Saturday mornings." Malcom declared. Malcom urged that something be done right now about a sizable maintenance project to patch and preserve existing paved streets. It can't be done satisfactorily hot weather, and ought.to.be carried out soon, he said. 'I don't see any. chance of the City of Abilene's ever getting enough money to replace its pav- ing." Malcom said, "and it cer- tainly is important that we protect the investment we have in paved streets." Drinks One Cup Of Coffee, Dies TYLER si Huffman. 51, ate lunch and drank coffee at a cafe here yesterday, walked out to his car. got in and died. Peace Justice Martin L. Lilly quoted a waitress as saying Huff- man commented that his doctor had advised him against drinking coffee. The waitress reported Huff- man ordered a cup anyway, Lilly said. Huffman's body was found in his car in front of the cafe. The justice ruled death from natural causes. Huffman, of Houston, was sales manager for McCullough Tool Co., which has a branch here. Company officials said Huffman had suffered from heart trouble: Crackdown Ordered on Blind Corners and Jack Butler: Ed Loyd. Parr's at- torney: and Oscar Carrillo. one of the sureties for Parr's SI.500 bond on a pistol-toting charge. court house "corridor battle here Monday also included Sheriff Archer Parr of Duval County, a nephew of the political king-pin. It all started when, as Ranger Bridge put it, Archer Parr "insult- Bridge -Bridge slapped Arhcer. Sirs, Brown's eye-witness account said Archer made a motion toward his gun but was quickly disarmed by Allee. Georf e .Parr grabbed .Alice's arm. The Hanger captain stepped back with bis pistol drawn, saying, "I'm tired of the way you are running things in Duvai County. I'm damn well fed up." Mrs. Brown said she cried, "Cap! Says Killing Intended "He was going to kill said the 52-year-old Parr. "The only reason he didn't was that. Mrs. Brown hollered, 'Alfred, Alfred.' The scuffle occurred as Parr was waiting for a hearing on a charge that he was illegally carrying a sun near a meeting of the Free- dom Party Saturday night. The Freedom Party has vowed to un- seat him as South Texas political boss. Parr denied allegations in a com- plaint filed by JIanuel Marroquin ihat said he brandished a pistol and threatened to kill Marroquin and all "those so and sos" at the meeting. The so-called pistol. Parr has said, actually was only a pair of binoculars. Tells of Threat Marroquin appeared before thej grand jury voluntarily Wednesday. After his appearance. Marroquin said Incarcion Pena. 79th District Court interpreter, told him, "Don't come to my barber shop in San Diego any more. I don't want you killed in my'place, of business." Pena said, however, that he "just asked him (Marroquin) to go some place else to get his barberwori done. The red light is on him now. I'm a member of the Old Party and he's a member of the New" You know how it is. I don't want no trouble." Both Parr and Juan.Barrera, his companion Saturday night, arc free under S1.500 bonds on the pistol-carrying charges. Crackdown on two traffic haz- ards blind corners and double parking was ordered Friday morning by the City Commission. The war against the former will be waged ahead of springtime, since the increased foliage of shrubs and trees heightens the dangers in the spring. "Blind" corners are those inter- sections where the vision of mo- torists is blocked by such as a fence, a sign, a shrub or a tree. City Ally. Alex Bicklcy was told to examine the present ordl- n.tncc against blind corners and to bring to the commission next Friday morning a revised version If the existing one is not strong tnough. City Manager Austin P. Han- cock, Mayor C. K. Galltn and Mayor Pro Tern Tommy Conorly were asked by the commission to call on Police Chief C- Z.-Hull- mark and urge the police to en- force ilrlctly the ordinance alnit double parking. Discussion of that problem was brought up in Friday's meeting by Mayor Gatlin. The commissioners agreed with his views. 'Double parking is a problem that we must Gatlin. "Trucks and other vehicles line up along the streets, double park- ed; I think some of ths drivers go Inside for coffee." City Commissioner J. Floyd MM- com reported some motorists are leaving cards on their cars, tell- ing why they have double parked, thus avoiding traffic tickets. This doesn't excuse them according to the Isvv, but "they are making It Malcom assorted. Commission members discussed they consider a blind corner existing at Albany and Blckley Sts. Ahllcnc's rule against blind cor- ners is a part of the City Zoning Ordinance. U provides that no hedge, tree, shrub or other growth shall be planted In the area be- tween the street curb and the front proptrty HIM (or 4 Parking ccpt accoi'ding to the provisions of the ordinance or the approval is- sued thereunder. It' requires that a permit be secured from the city building in- spector before any growth is plant- ed tn the parkway. No permit, shall be issued for a planting which would create a traffic hazard by obstructing the V1CW. On a lot on which a front yard is required by the Zoning Ordinance; no wall, fence or other struclure shall- be erected and no hedge, tree, shrub or other growth or any structure be maintained in such location so as to obstruct the view. Any fence, hedge, shrub- bery, etc., higher than feet the front properly Jliic and slop- ing to feet nt the depth of the required front yiird is declared an obstruction (or blind corner) ex- cept single trees, having single trunks which arc pruned to a height of seven feet above i TABOR SWEARS HE'LL SLASH Both Sides of Fence Aim Heavy Fire at New Budget WASHINGTON tfl Portions of President Eisenhower's un- ralanced 6o5i-billion-dollar speBd- ng budget for the next fiscal -year oday appeared to face some stiff bipartisan congressional trouble. "Too said Chairman Ta- ber (H-3JY) of the Hause Appropri- ations Committee. Rather risky, commented House democratic -Leader Rayburn of Texas, referring to a. cut In jlanned national security spend- ng..Many praised the emphasis on air power md new weapons. Rayburn agreed t was proper to put emphasis on both. Some Republicans and Demo- crats' joined in commenting that ie President's stand .against cuts in corporation and excise tax rates was likely to face severe fire from a Congress anxious to'cut taxes m a year when manyjmembers j face re-election campaigns. Unhappy-Over Deficit There was some .criticism 'of plaus continued heavy foreign aid spending and, from a few Dem- ocrats, of proposed cutbacks in Army and Navy manpower. And-there was bipartisan unhap- piness over the fact that the budget projects a federal deficit through the 1955 fiscal vear starting July 1. The reduced spending estimates came in for general praise, al- though there nas some criticism of specific" cuts. The buiky document picturing the government's financial'plans for the new j ear headed for the House AppropntbonB Committee, the first step toward congressional approval or revision. Taber who alwajs has insisted "there never was a budget that couldn't be said his commit- tee ought to be able to trim at least three billion dollars from the 561-1 billions in new appropriations requested for the coming year. He's to Be Convinced That, Taber told newsmen, might "get rid of the which the President estimated would be for the year ending in mid-1955. Told that Budget Director Joseph M. Dodge, the President's chief fiscal aide, had said such a cut would have to be made "at the expense of essential activities of the government." Taber replied: "The proof of the pudding is in the eating." Sen. Douglas (D-H1) meanwhile predicted a federal deficit of "at least five billion dollars" for ice current fiscal year, and eluded the administration for an "altogether too optimistic" estimate. Eisenhower estimated a year- end deficit next June 30 ot Need High Profits Douglas said the Treasury De- partment reported a deficit earlier this month of and added: "They say they are going to pull that figure down to in the next 5ia months." "High corporation profits in 1953 are a major factor in redusjng.the size of the prospective Douglas said in an interview. "Nevertheless, this estimate is much too optimistic. It is-simply incredible that they can cut the deficit down by dollars in less than six months." Douglas, a former economics professor, also took issue witn Ei- senhower's statement that esti- mates Of receipts for the next'fis- cal year "are based upon the: con- tinuation of business conditions, personal income and corporation profits at substantially the present high levels." Douglas said the budget contains no hint of' any administration program should the forecast prove wrong. "-If there should be a serious drop in business he said.-; "not only will that increase the-deficit at existing rates of tax- ation but it will raise question to whether we. should not give a stimulus to employment by increasing the personal exemp- tion for income tax purpose and bv some positive program pub- lic works." THE WEATHER V.S. BEPARTMF.ST OF COMMERCE WEATHER BVRKAt! ABILEXE AND VIClSITY-F.lr cm- hlsti cloudiness Fridw ifltnKOn. nistit a-id Stturdny. Slovly r'-slas HMrh tempernture 5J degrees. I-oic Frldny night 20 to 25. SMurdnv In thr 40's. SORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: not  roposals would reduce revenue no billion dollars annually when the> full effect, but this would DC done through many changes in deductions al- lowances and other technical not through major rate changes. Republicans generally applauded this program, but Rep McCor- mack-bf the assist- ant Democratic leader, accused the President of "political insin- cerity "Instead of appealing to the peo- ple to make sacrifices for great- er national MeCormack said, "the President is appealing to their hores for tax redactions 'People Hesd W "Kit apparently the only outs beingtconsidered ui the President'! Program are corporations and large stockholders. President Eisenhower jhmks we can have SWEETWVTER. Jan 22 Mrs Joe Conners, injured' .Thursday in a taxicabrtrairi accident here, re- mained in "very critical condi- tion" in .Sweetwater Hospital Fri- day. Mrs. Conners'. skull was frac- tured and her right leg severed just above the ankle when she was thrown from the cab onto the railroad track in the collision Thurs- day night. The. skull fracture was the "most mportant injury." her physician said. Although her condition was loo critical to undergo surgery Friday, the doctor said more of the injured leg may hsve to be amputated later. Also -injured in the accident were the cab driver, Malcolm White, 34, and another passenger, Mrs. Mattie Whisenhunt. 51. Although both were admitted for treatment, neither was in serious condition, the 'doctor said. Neither was thrown from the cab; White suffered minor injuries in- cluding bruises and cuts about the face and arms, and Mrs. Whisen: hunt received a broken collar bone and left rib and bruises. The accident occurred about p.m. at" the Sam Houston St. grade crossing; in the west "part of the. Sweetwater business sec- tion. The southbound cab in which Mrs. Conners. and Mrs. '.Whisen- hunt were passengers was involv- ed in a collision with an east- bound Texas and Pacific freight train, which was not damaged. Alone In Back Seat Mrs. Whisenhunt was riding on the front seat with White, and Mrs Conners was alone in the back seat. Policeman Bob Powell, one of the investigating officers, said. The cab was knocked about 103 feet by the train and Mrs. Con- ners was thrown another five feet out of the car with her right leg landing on- the track right in the path of the moving train, which severed it above the ankle. The entire .right side of the car was caved in and 'it was consider- ably damaged, officers said. Eisenhower said the program he proposed in its first jear would relieve individuals of 585 million dollars in taxes and corporations of 630 millions AlcConnack added his "present inclination" is not to vote to ex- end present rates on corporations and excises. Eisenhower urged Congress to cancel three billion dollars" in cuts in these fields, now set automatically for April 1, and o prev ent losses in rev enue from other excises not involved in the Apnl 1 changes The corporate income tax rate, now 52 per cent, is due to drop o 47 per cent on Apnl 1 unless Congress changes: the law! BULLETINS AUSTIN Bl The Texas State Teachers Assn today ]omed Gov Shivers in promis- ing strong support of a com- promise plan to raise base pay of school teachers by S402 a year. .Shivers said he will in- dicate tomorrow the date of special legislative 'session on the raise. (See. earlier story, Pg. 3-A.) P VfMirVJOM, Saturday The Korean war prisoners who stirred world-wide controversy by refusing to go home were turned loose today. The group Yanks, a Briton and 327 South Korean were aban- doned by Indian guards at a.m. aJn. Texas They said they'd stay.put! earlier story, Pg. 7-B.) Firm Low TULSA Borger, Ttx., firm, Construction Co., was 'apparent low bidder yesterday at for building a hospital ad- dition at Air A-SUB TAKES FIRST atomic-powered submarine USS Nautilus bits thv in the Thames River at Groton, Thursday at the official launching. Mrt, DwtfM V. Eisenhower christened it moments before. ___ A I   

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