Abilene Reporter News, January 25, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 25, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM, WINDY I-Z -2> -if- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron EVENING FINAL VOL, LXXIII, No. 223 Pnm (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10r Soviets Invited to Help In Unification of Germany GENERAL CURTIS E. LEMAY .Strategic Air Command's boss Gen. LeMay CC Speaker General Curtis E. LeMay, com- mander of the Strategic Air Com- mand, will be chief speaker at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet March 9 in Rose Field House. This announcement was made Mondav hv W P Wright, chair- the C-0 national defense !icbrtimittee, which was charged with finding a speaker for the banquet; The Board of Directors asked the committee, which worked closely in bringing Abilene Air Force Base, a branch of SAC, to this city, to get an Air Force represent- ative to speak here. "We're certainly glad General LeMay accepted our invitation be- cause we feel he can give busi- ness people here a good picture of what they can expect from the base installation Wright said. Gen. LeMay, who holds one of the top positions in the Air Fore has a long recbrd of service air. Bora at Columbus. Ohio, on Nov. 15, 1906. he received his bachelor's degree in engineering at Ohio State University beforeJimering flight training at October, Commissioned'a after getting his wings, the next 12 jwrs Jn-i Army as operations and Intelligence officer, navigator-pilot, and air- craft commander in a bombard nient unit. In 1937 he participated in a good will formation flight of B-17 Fly- ing Fortresses to South America, and in a second good will flighi the next year which earned the group tile Mackay trophy for superior achievement in aviation. Air Ferry Bon Because of his experience in long- range overwater navigation, Gen. LeMay was selected to pioneer the ferry routes to Africa via South America and the South Atlantic and to England via the North At- LEMAY, Col. 3 Hemingway, Wife Safe and Unhurt KAMPALA, Uganda ist Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife were safe and unhurt today after' two plane crackups here in the big game _ wilds of central- East Africa. The couple's .chartered sightsee- ing plane was damaged Saturday when they landed alongside the Upper Kile to take pictures. Later a rescue plane cracked up as it tried to take off with them. Both times nobody was hurt. Today the Hemingways were headed by road for Entebbe, at the head of Uganda's Lake Vic- Thc American couple, with pilot Roy Marsh, left Nairobi, capital of the British colony of Kenya, Saturday for a 600-mile flight to the Murchison Falls of Uganda. No Ridio landed the small Cessna plane for Hemingway to takn pictures near the falls, the undercarriage was damaged and the party cosiUI not tnke off. The plane had no radio, and when it failed to return. East African Air- ways launched a search. The Cessna was spotted yester- day by Capt. K. C. Judc, piloting a British Overseas Airways air- liner. He said it was about 300 yards from the Victoria Nile Klver. three miles below the falls, and in the middle of scrub trees and thick bush. He said that he saw no signs of life but that the aircraft didn t appear badly damaged. .Hail Launch The Hemingways and meanwhile, had hailed a passing launch taking tourists to the falls. It brought them to Butlabn. 40 miles south on Lake Albert, where rescue plane landed to take them to Entebbe. The rescue plane was damaged taking off and failed to become airborne. One It burned. Again nobody wan Cuba, but are now on a five-month journey through East Africa. His most recent published writing, in the current issue of Look magazine, tells of the first five weeks of the party's safari by truck, hunting car, jeep and on foot. South 141h St. Tract Bought For An real estate transac- tion involving an 85 acre tract of land east of River Oaks addition and south of South 14th St. was announced by Raymond Thomason Jr., Abilene builder and developer, Monday. Thomason said the tract of land, which will be developed in a resi- dential area called Wychwood (pronounced was bought by the Thomason Land De- veloping Enterprises from the C. E. Fulwiler Estate. The C. H. Pen- nihgton Real Estate Agency han- dled the transaction. Carl Hulsey, Abilene attorney represented-the Fulwile- Estate while Ellison F. Gerlach, also of Abilene, represented tJie Thoma- son Enterprises, Thomason said. The developer, stated that Phil- Proctor, and Bowers, land planners from Dallas are working on plans for developing the sec- tion and that a preliminary blue- print for developing will be pre- sented to the City Planning Board on March 1. "Upon the board's approval we will immediately begin clearing out the area, patting in streets, water mains, and other utility Thomason said. Restrictions Planned Thomason explained that the new residential development .will be a restricted area with architec- tural control: The price of the homes in the area will range from to-JlT.OOO: "He estimated that approximately 200 lots will be offered for sale in .the tract, which runs east from the River CUIcs to South- west Park Thomason also announced that 15 acres on the front of the tract facing South 14th fit will be set aside for the development of a suburban type village similar to a number of such villages in Dal- las and Fort Worth. He said de- velopment on this project is also proposed' lor this year. ThetThomason firm is owned by Raymond-.Thomason Sr. and his sons. Raymond Jr ana Monty Thomason. San Angelo Opens Office lor Aliens SA3i ANGELO have been opened here to help the area's approximately aliens fill out address cards and registration forms as required by the U.S. Im- migration and Naturalization Serv- ice and the McCarran Act. The" offices sponsored by the .San Angelo Board of City Development are-manned by volunteers. Prior to initiation of the offices, individuals reportedly had charged from S30 to for filling out the comparatively simple papers. C. W. Meadows Sr., Texas Good Neighbor ambassador, said it is hoped similar offices will be open- ed in Texas. AIRMEN WILL LIVE is an architect's draw- ing of one of the seven masonry dormitories which will be constructed at Abilene Air Force Base. Award of contract for the three-story living quarters and two mess and administration buildings was announced Monday by Col. H. R. Hallock, Fort Worth district engineer. Air Base Dorms Contract Awarded Awarding of contract for con- struction of seven dormitories and two mess and administration build- ings has brought total contracts to date on Abilene Air Force Ease to The latest .contract, which went to Robert E. llcKee of El Paso on masonry construction, was an- nounced Monday by Col. .H. R. Hallock, Fort -Worth "district engi- neer, at the Corps of Engineers offices in. Worth. The contract.is and must" be "completed -plthin'SOIF cal- endar days; Hallock said. Bid-opening has been tentatively set for Feb. 24 on s masonry ware- house and surrounding parking areas and access roads, CoL Hal- lock announced. The building will be 50 by 200 feet, he said. Successful bidder will have 240 calendar days to complete the job. 4 Contracts Let Four contracts have been award- ed on the air base so far, Col. Hallock pointed out. First contract on runway, taxi- ways, and apron was let in Abi-l lene Aug. 26 to Texas Bitulithic Co. for During the past month three con- tracts have been let and bids op- ened on a fourth. Col. Hallock said. Doerfler Construction Co. of Okla- homa City, Ofcla., drew the sanitary sewer contract for S1T4.046 on Jan. 11. Gasoline storage facilities con- tract was awarded Gerald Mora of Houston on Jan. 14 on a bid of __Last-Met- 30 .receiied UK water distribution systems. Apparent low bidder was Enix Construction; Co. :of Amarillo with a S329.829 bid, but no contract has been awarded yet'Col. HaHocTc said. Bids on the dormitories and mess and administration buildings were opened Jan. 14 in Fort Worth. Companies entered bids on the dormitories both on a base plan of concrete-frame" construction and an alternate plan of masonry construc- tion, which the engineers chose on basis of low bid, Col. Hallock said. Ottinger Construction Co. of Remodeling Voted By First Christian Members of the First Christian Church voted Sunday 446 for remodeling the church. One phase of the building pro- gram is to install air conditioning. Materials for the air conditioning are being ordered and the work is to begin immediately, the Rev. W. Harlie Woolard, pastor, said Mon- day. In addition to the air condition- hurt. The author and his- wife then took to tht road for the trip southeast to Entebbe. Hemingway and his present, wile were married In 1948. She Mary Welsh, well-known magailiw correspondent. first three mar- ,rlaRei ended In divorce. Tht novellut and wlft UM time Havana, Ike Gives Solpns New Housing Plan WASHINGTON President Eisenhower today gave Congress an eight-point program for revis- ing federal housing laws with the declared aim of providing "good housing in good neighborhoods" for every American. Eisenhower urged authorization of four more years of public hous- ing, with new units to be started. The rate, a year, is the one now authorized. But this program, the President said in a special message to Con- gress, should bo coupled with "a new and; experimental" plan to encourage private enterprise to meet the needs of low income families. The government should underwrite longer-term mortgages with lower down payments for families left homeless hy slum clearance, he said. The proposed, stem-to-stern over- haul of the housing program should be based, Elsenhower said, on and effective utilization of our competitive economy." Ltaatrthip The President said: "The federal government mvist provide aggressive and positive leadership. At the same ac- tions and prof rams must be avoided that would make our cltl- lens Increasingly dependent upon the federal government lo supply their housing needs." Calling for slum eradication and a new-home building level high enough to Insure "the economic and aoclal well being of our coun- try" Elunhowcr "I asa American family can have a de- cent home if the builders, lenders and communities and the local, state and federal governments, as well as individual citizens will put their abilities and determination energetically to the task." Federal Loans He called for: Federal loan funds totaling 700 million dollars and money for grants up to 250 million dollars, to be made available to cities to ren- ovate decaying areas and elimin- ate existing slums. Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance to help home rehabilitate aging houses in declining neighborhoods. FHA finsncihg for the purchase of old houses as favorable to the buyer as the down payment and mortgage terms on new houses. Increasing the FHA loan insur- ance for repair and modernization from to and giving homeowners five years instead of three years to repay; Reorganliing the government's Reorganliing deral Nuttor Federal National Mortgage Assn. which bolsters housing credit by buying mortgages from banks and other lenders. .President pro- posed to convert It gradually to private instead ol federal control. Reorganizing the housing cles lo eliminate "cumbersome" and operation. The President adoplnl In his most of tht recommenda- tions submitted Dec. IS by his S kouaini advisory commit' tee headed by Albert M. Cola, administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency. But the President was less spe- cific than the committee. It for instance, proposed an "experimen- tal" low-cost home financing plan that would provide for no down payments and a 40-year repayment period instead of the present 25- or 30-year maximum on FHA-in- sured mortgages. Elsenhower said Cole will pre- sent to Congress further details on the administration's program to "correct various defects" in the country's housing program. Noting that 19 minion of tht existing city dwellings are more than 30 years old, Eisenhower em- phasized the need for preventing "slums and blight." Eisenhower said his federal loan- and-grant program for slum pre- vention and neighborhood salvage might need more funds later. FOR CONVENIENCE Reporter-News subscribers can pay by the week. Morning, Even- ing and Sunday Is only 5Qc a -week; Morning and Sunday or Evening and Sunday is only 35c a delivered by carrier boy, In Abilone. If not convenient for you to pay or ptr month, pay your corriw by Ht rtctlptt to conform. ing, the following is schedul- ed to be done: The sanchiary is to be remodel- ed with cushions and new carpets installed. An elevator and: modern kitchen are to be added to the church. Remodeling the men's rest room and" installing a women's lounge. Painting of the building inside and outside. Albert A. McAlister. local build ing contractor, is chairman of the building and expansion committee. Vice-chairman :s H. W. McDade. The repair worfc was planned by the building and expansion com- mittee and presented to the finance committee. The official board then approved the work. The plan was presented to the congregation Sun- day, Jan. 17, but members voted that the matter be postponed one week in order for more time to study the proposal. A dedication service will be held Sunday. Jan. 31, and mem- bers will pledge money for support of the church this for the building program and regular The new work program will be the third step in building expf.n- sion at the church. In April, 19S2, the education building was com- pleted. Next was the purchase and construction of a parking lot. Cooler Weather Likely Tuesday Slightly cooler weather Tuesday with some chance for light rain was forecast for Abilene and vi- cinity by the B. S. Weather Bu- reau here Monday. High temperature Monday was expected to 75 degrees and the high Tuesday in the upper 60s. Monday and Monday night was expected to he partly cloudy, warm and windy. Partly cloudy weather was to continue through Tuesday, A. cold front that had been head- ed towards Abilene stalled over Oklahoma and was receding north- ward Monday, a weatherman said! Cooler air from the northwest will brim tilt flight, drop in tempera- ttVM Fort was low bidder on the base plan with but Mc- Kee was lower on the al- ternate plan. Government estimates on the three-story dormitories which will house 198 airmen e'ach and the oth- er buildings were on base bids and on alternate bids. Blood Balh Ends Kalian Faifiily Feud DENVER calm 26-year-old laborer, muttering "I :want to go home" in his native Italian tongue, was held today as police traced a year-long family quarrel which erupted in a shotgun "blood bath" yesterday. Held for investigation was Frank. Archina, arrested in a tavern three blocks from the home where his parents-in-law lay dead, their son .and a daughter critically shot Officers said Frank A. Maori, 63, and his wife Elizabeth, 58, vfere killed instantly by blasts from 12-gauge shotgun. Their son Frank Jr., 22, died live hours later at Denver General Hospital. A daugh- ter, Mary, 20, was in critical condition. Archina. "held without charge, denied interpreter thai he fired the fatal: shots. The young married to a second daughter of the dead couple, Rose, 19. Police quoted her as saying she' would have been shot also "but he ran out of shells." Officers said they were told that Archina and his brother Gene were married to Rose and Mary Macri, respectively, in a daub's" ceremony in Italy a year After emigrating t United States, they moved modest, two-story frame home. House Pane! Voles Widows Tax Decrease By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON HI The House Ways and Means Committee- to- day voted to allow a deduction of up to 5600 n year from taxable income for child-care expenses in the case of working widows anc widowers who have children under age 10. It rejected any allowance in the case of married couples where both husband and wife work. Oairmiri-Daiiel A. Rewi-fR- NY) explained- "We decided that the tax laws should not encourage mothers to leave home except in cases of dire necessity.' Staff experts estimated that 000 taxpayers would be affected by the provision .vhich was adopt- ed and that their aggregate tax relief would amount to 40 million dollars a 3 ear. The dedut.uon could be claimed by widows and widowers, by legal- ly separated. or divorced persons, or mothers whose husbands are mentally or pbysically disabled. To qualify, the child must be a son, daughter, stepchild or adopted child of the taxpayer. The figure is twice the amount that .treasury and cohgreiv- staff etperts had: agreed on. The committee added a provi- sion that: .it could extend to: 16 years old if "the child is physi- cally handicapped to such an ex- tent that he is unable to attend a regular: school." WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES SMOKE firemen overcome by fumes while fight- ina blaze m Abilene home Page 1-6. TARRIF lawmakers see little chance that Congress will cut tariffs this >ear. Page 1 kv MERIT Lyndon Johnson-soys he will fudge" Ike's administration strictly. On :its merits. Poge 5-.A. FABULOUS Howard Hughfts owns a major film studio but has never been in it. Page 7-8. Labor Secretary Says Ike's Secret-Strike Vote Is Sound West Seizes Initiative At Meeting By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BERLIN and ain, opening the Big, Four foreign ministers conference, pleaded with he Russians today, to join the West n uniting Germany. as a member of a safe community" of peacc- "ul'natibns. France's Georges Bidault and Britain's Eden laid their governmental policy declarations >n the square table of the Big ?our parley soon after the foreign ministers formally convened in the American sector Allied Control Authority building The West seized the initiative in absenting its case as U S Secre- ;ary of State John Foster Dulles presided m the role of temporary chairman. The French-British stand, back- ing up Dulles' previous policy statements, ran sharply counter to the expected from Soviet Foreign Minister V.M Molotov. .It was xx 96 graf 3 Bidault touched off the brass tacks discussions with an assertion that the conference should be con- fined to German unity and an Au- strian peace treaty. Moscow has already said this meeting should be the springboard lor talking about ASM too, nith Red China taking part The West is standing solidly against this. The French minister declared the belief of. Pans that a united Germany linked to a Western fam- ily nations that is purelv de- fensive in character is the surest way to prevent rebirth of ancient Prussian militarism, Moscow's rage pact; and German .participation -in Ea- ropeaa defense has been some- thing's less, than secret _ JEdeoi-suartTiUMl silver-haired, followed Bidault with a declaration proposing free elections to form in all-German assembly which in turn would form an all-German govern- ment. Then he said, would be the time to negotiate a peace treaty. The Russians haie plumped for the rival Bonn and East Berlin regimes to create bettteen them- selves the machmerv for a com- posite Reichstag, a view that would force the West to recognize East zone Communists as equals. Speaking directly to Molotov, Eden said his eminent is shakably loyal" to the United Na- trons and also to its friendship treaty to the Soviet Union. If such promises never to attack the So- viet Union are insufficient, the British statesman said, he is pre- pared to discuss with the Russians any additional security guarantees. After several hours of tightly guarded deliberations slowed by the tedium of translations In three languages, the parley had yet to hear the big guns of Dailes and Molotor. It was Molotov's first visit to West Berlin since the 1945 Pots- dam conference. It was Dulles' first major diplomatic mission since he became secretary of state. The four sat down together with their advisers around a square table under a ceiling painting of the angel Gabriel blowing his trumpet of doom. German Unification The critical business of the Big Four over the next three or four weeks will be German unification, the place of Red China and Aus- trian independence. In battling out such issues they will find whether the cold war can be eased or not. As motorcades for' each minis- ter swept through the marble gate- way and around the oval drive, flags of all four countries whipped 7-A, Cel. J WASHINGTON of Labor Mitchell today told Congress he thinks President Eisenhower's proposal for a government-super- vised secret strike vote of em- ployes a labor 'dispute enters the strike stage "is a sound Any such vote should.be .taken before a strike is called, he said, not after it has started. Mitchell, testifying before the Senate Labor Committee; acknowl- edged under searching questions from Sen. Ives (R-NY) that the proposal "may be but should be tried. The proposal was understood to hsvc originated with Secretary of Commerce Weeks. In a speech two weeks ago Mitchell indicated Congress should give the idea care- ful study before adopting it. Ives termed the proposal an "ex- tvcme interference" with the in- ternal conduct of unions. expressed doubts about the pro- posal. Democratic members have indicated they don't like it. The .committee.-.headed by.Sen. H. Alexander Smith was split wide "open last week when Democrats refused to consent to a vote on Eisenhower's nomination of Albert C. Beeson to the National Labor Relations Board, which ad- ministers 'tic Taft-HarUey law. Smith charged his Democratic col- leagues rivith "filibustering" and with attempting to embarrass Eisenhower. Sen. Lehman sup- ported by the other five committee Democrats, countered a r H y there was no such intention. He said Democrats were not yet satis- fied that Beeson was qualified for the job. Mitchell Mitchell became secretary of labor last fall, after former Secre- tary Martin P. Durkin, president As the first witness before the committee In its study of President Eisenhower's U-point It-Hartley revision program, Mitchell con- ceded the strike-vote recommend- ation Is "a restriction on unions, if you will" but .would "give In- dividual union members the right to expren their opinions" on tht important strike question. Ivtn Is Republi- can on He Is tht waalUtt to bavf of the AFL Plumbers Union, quit in a public dispute with Eisen- hower over Taft-Hartley amend- ments. .-1 Smith introduced. a bill "lii the Senate touching oh all 14 points. The measure, calling for .a vote after a strike had started, would provide that unleu a majority favor continuing strike, it "shall ctio to protottod, concerted activity witUta Of meaning at this act." r. THE WEATHER V.S. DEr.lKTMEXT OF COXXEBCB WEATHER ABILENE AND Partly Monday aisht. cloadj- Iktlt cooler wth some lot Hich temperature Mabdav 7S ifcnd.y olsht W. tmaS to hiah 60s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: MinCT candy- mm ocauiwul HjftS mostly ta portion. ttamtH -WBST .TEXAS: InereKint 'cioodloeH Ihli and tonljtM. Tuesday, mottly with. some scattered tivbt rtta. No imtMrtant temperature, cfcsniei. CAST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy with occa- sional rain and inlld tbrouib Tuesday. Moderate occasional lJt; UK COasl, KVOTK CEKTRAt TEXAS.' ajmMerabto cloudiness and mild vlUi.iKCBstonftl Uctit- rata. mostly la cut portion, tsrouth day. Moderns to (rtXi OR the coast. J 3-M w; 434 MX. M M 51 57 Mon. A.M. ...i.. H U -M Buntt'i a.m.: Iwawtor 1, CM t tonlfM i.r.h.r. fir M "I sfcm ;