Abilene Reporter News, January 25, 1954 : Front Page

Publication: Abilene Reporter News January 25, 1954

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas WINDYhZ    ^aAbilene 3^porter~JBtetti^ EVEJVING VOL. LXXIII, No. 223 Associated Preu (AP) 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIE^4DS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'' — Byron IN TWO SECffONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe GENERAL CIRTIS E. LEMAY . . . Strategic Air Command's boss Gen. LeMay CC Speaker Soviets Invited to Help In Unification of Germany General Curtis K. LeMay. com-j 15. 1906, he received hi.s bachelor’s South 14th St. Tract Bought For $85,000 An $85,000 real estate transaction 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 residential area called Wychwood (pronounced witch-wood), was bought by the Thomason Land Developing Enterprises from the C. E. FulwUer Estate. The C. R. Pennington Real E.state Agency handled the transaction. Carl Hulsey, Abilene attorney represented the Fulwiler Estate while Ellison F. Gerlach, also of Abilene, represented the Thomason Enterprises, Thomason said. The developer stated that Phil- j lips, Proctor, and Bowers, land : planners from Dallas are working : on plans for developing the sec-: tion and that a preliminary blue-1 print for developing will be presented to the City Planning Board on March 1. “Upon the board’s approval we will immediately begin clearing out the area, putting in streets, water mains, and other utility lines,’’ Thomason said. Restrictions Planned AIRMEN WILL LIVE HERE—Above is an architect’s drawing 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-siruction of seven dormitories and two mess and administration build-I iiigs has brought total contracts lene Aug. 26 to Texas    Bitulithic    |    Fort Worth was low bidder on    the Co. for $4,889,677.    |    base plan with $1,950,247, but    Mc- During the past month    three con-    i    Kee was $20,000 lower on the    al- tracts have been let and bids op-1    temate plan. House Panel Votes Widows Tax Decrease 1 to date on .Abilene .Air Force Base ! ened on a fourth, Col. Hallock said. | Government estimates on the Thomason    explained that    the i to $7,219,726. mander of    the    Strategic Air    Com-1 degree in ■;ngine;rln”g    'at    Ohio State ' entering    flight j    tural control. The price of    the on masonry construction,    was    an-;    H- annu”l\anque^^    in    Rose    ,    to    |    homes in ^e    ai^a wül range    from | nounced Monday    by    Col.    H.    R.    l    Gasoline storage Field House. This announcement was made Monday by W. P, Wright, chair-laau of the C C national defense eommtttee. which wa.s charged with finding a speaker for the banquet. The Board of Directors asked the October 1929.    i    *^2.000 to $17.000    j    Hallock.    Fort    Worth    district engi- Commissioned a lieute.iant ..oon L,    I    ■'«'f''.    Corps    of Engineers By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON /P — The House Ways and Means Committee to- I enea on a tounn. eoi. ii^aiiocK sam. i e,uvcnuurui    uu    idav    voted    to allow a deducUon of : Doerfler Construction Co. of Okta- three-stor>’ dormitones which wiU The latest contract, which went 1 homa City. Okla., drew the sanitary house 1% airmen each and the oth-    jqj.    chiid-care    expenses    in to Robert E. McKee oi El Paso , sewer contract for $174,046 on Jan. er buildings were $2,089,171 on base j ^    ^    working    widows    and I bids and $2,087.000 on alternate-    ^ facilities con- bids, tract was awarded Gerald Mora------ —------ 200 lots M ill be offered for sale ' offices in Fort Wortli after getting his wings he sj>ent the tract which runs east from . The contract is for $1,930.104 and the next 12 years in the Regular | the River Oaks addition to South-1    be completed within 300 cal- .Army as operations and intelligence    Park.    .    .    i endar days. Col. Hallock said, officer, navigator-pilot, and air-i Thomason al.«io announced that Bid-opening has been tentatively craft commander in a bombard-    1    set    for    Feb. 24 on a masonry^ ware- facing South 14th St. ■will be set j committee, which worked closely ,    „^it.    ,    ^    . in bringing Abi.\ene Air Force; J937 participated in a go^>d ;    for    tlie    development of a Base, a branch of SAC. to this ;    formation    flight of B-17 Fly-. suburban type vnllage similar    to ciiy. to gel an Air Force represent-j    Fortre.sses    to South America.    ji' ative to .si>eak here    ^    i    ¡n a second good will flight • We’re ccit.ànly glad General    year    which    earned LeMay accepted our invitation be-    group the    Mackay trophy for cause we feel he can give husi-!    achievement    in    aviation. nes.s people here a good picture |    Ferry    Boss of what they can expect from the j Because of his ex{>erience in long-, air base installation here.’’ Wright, ignge uverwater navigation. Gen. j t»otna.on. said.    ; IjC.May was selected to pioneer the' Gen. l>eMay. who holds one of jp^ry ’ routes to .Africa via South, the top positions in the Air Fori||, America and the South Atlantic j has a long record of service il^*f and to England via the North At-, Set LEMAY. Pg. 8-A, Col. 3 I house and surrounding parking Born at Columbus. Ohio, on Nov. Hemingway, Wife Safe and Unhurt KAMP.ALA. Uganda Novel-!M Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife were sate and unhurt today after two plane crackup.s hei-e* in the big game wilds of central East Africa. The couple's chartered .sightsoc-irv» plane was damaged Saturday when they landed alongside the, UpiHT Nile to take pictures. Later | a rescue plane cracked up as It tried to take off with them. Both times nobody wa.s hurt. Today the Hemingways were headed by road for Entebbe, at ; the head of Uganda’s Lake Vic-. toria.    . i The American coupie. with pilot Roy Marsh, left Nairobi, capital oi'the BrUi.sh colony of Kenya. Saturday for a 600-mile Right to the 4(¥>-ioot Murchison Falls of Uganda No Radio \s Mai'Nh landed the small Cessna plane for Hemingway to take pictures near the falls, the undercarriage was damaged and the party could not take oft The plane had no radio, and when it failed to return. Kad African Air-wav’s launched a ?carch. The Ce.ssna was spotted yester-dav hv Capt. R. C. Jude, piloting a Hritish Oversea » Airw ays aii^ liner. He said it was atwut 300 yards from the Vi«‘toria Nile River, three miles below the falls, and in the middle of scrub trees and thick bush. He said that he saw no signs of life hut that the aircraft didn’t appear badly damaged. Hail Launch Tive Hemlngwavs and Marsh, meanwhile, had hailed a passing launch taking tourists to the falls. It brought them to Butiaba, 40 miles south on Ijike Albert, where a rescue plane landed to fake them to Entebbe. The rescue plane was damaged taking off and failed to become airliorne. One report unronfirmeti - said it burned. Again nobody was hurt. The author and his wife then took to the road for the 185-mlle trip southeast to Entebbe. Hemingway and his present wife were married in 1946. She was Mary Welsh, vvellknown magaiine eorrespondent. His fir.st three mar-riagea ended in divorce. The noveli.st and his wife live Bioit of the time outside Havana, Cuba, but are now on a five-month Journey through East .Africa. His most recent published writing, in the current issue of Lcwik magazine, tells of the first five weeks of the parlv’s safari by truck, hunting car. jeep and on foot. las and Fort Worth. He said development on this project is also projiosed for this year. The Thomason firm is owned by Raymond Thomason Sr. and his sons, Raymond Jr. and Monty San Angelo Opens Office for Aliens of Houston on Jan. 14 on a bid of $225,899. Last week 30 bids were received on the water and gas distribution systems. Apparent low bidder was Enix Construction Co. of Amarillo with a $329,829 bid, but no contract | has been awarded yet- Col Hallock areas and access roads. Col Hal- | said. lock announced. The building w U1 < Bids on the dormitories and mess be 50 by *200 feet, he said.    j    and administration buildings were Successful bidder will have 240 | opened Jan. 14 in Fort Worth, calendar days to complete the job. Companies entered bids on the Blood Bath Ends Kalian Faihily Feud DENVER ft—A calm 26-year-old 4 Contracts    Let    i    dormitories both on a base plan    of Four contracts have been    award-1 concrete-frame construction and    an laborer, muttering    “I want to go ed on the air base    so far,    Col.    I alternate plan of masonry construe- i home ’ in    his native Italian tongue, Hallock pointed out.    !    tion. which the engineers chose    on j was held    today as    police traced a First contract on mnway, taxi-! basis of low’bid. Col. Hallock said. I year-long family quarrel which; mentally or physically disabled. widowers who have children under age 10. It rejected any allowance in the case of married couples where both husband and wife work. ' Chairman Daniel A. Reed <R-NA’) explained; “We decided that the tax laws should not encourage mothers to leave home except in cases of dire necessity.’’ Staff experts estimated that 400,-000 taxpayer.? would be affected by the provision which was adopted and that their aggregate tax relief would amount to 40 million dollars a year. The deduction could be claimed by widows and widowers, by legally separated or divorced persons, or mothers whose husbands are ways, and apron was let in Abi-‘ Ottinger Construction Co. of SAN ANGEl-0 -Offices have been opened hero to help the area’s approximately 3,000 aliens fill out addres.s cards and registration forms as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the McCarran Act. The offices sjxmsored by the San .Angelo Board of City Development are manned by volunteers. I’rlor to initiation of the offices, individuals reportedly had charged from $30 to 550 for filling out the com|>aratively simple papers. C. W. Meadows Sr.. Texas Good Neighbor ambassador, said it is hoped similar offices will be opened in Texas. Remodeling Voted By First Christian erupted in a shotgun “blood bath’'j To qualify, the child must be a yesterday.    ;    son, daughter, stepchild or adopted Held for investigation was Frank    taxpayer. Archina. arrested in a tavern throe;    figure is twice the blocks from the home where his j amount that treasury- and comrt^ paronts-in-iaw lay dead, their son    ®taff experts had agreed on. fatally wounded and a daughter    committee added a provi- criticallv shot.    could    extend    to    16 Officers said Frank A. Macri, 63,    old if "the child is physi- Members of the First Christian Church voted Sunday to spend $92,-446 for remodeling the church. and his wife Elizabeth, 58. were killed instantly by blasts from % 12-gauge shotgun. Tlieir son Frank; r^sn‘ar schooi. Jr.. 22. died five hours later at; cally handicapped to such an extent that he is unable to attend a Denver General Hospital A daugh- %ÁZM AT^C kl C^A/C iter, Mai-y-. 20. was In critical "■■Ml ^ nlCTVj ON INSIDE PAGES SMOKE EATERS Ike Gives Solons New Housing Plan WASHINGTON    President Elsenhower today gave Congress an eight-point program tor revising federal housing Ltws with the declared aim of providing “good housing in good neighborlvKids'’ for every American. Eisenhower urged aulhorizalion of four more years of public hou.^ ing. with 140,000 new unit.« to be American family can have a do cent home if the builders, lender.« and communities and the local, state and federal governments a« well as Individual eltizens will pul their abilities and determination energetically to the task.’’ Federal Loam He called tor: Federal loan fumls totaling 700 ing. the following work is schedul ed to be done; The sanctuary’ I? to be remodel One phase of the building pro-i    held without charge. I gram is to install air conditioning. 1 ‘‘    ‘    ^    ^    ^ denied through an interpreter that- Materials for the air conditioning    elevator    and    modem    kitchen    fired    the fatal shots, are being ordered and the work is are to be added to the church, j    roung Italian Immigrant is to begin    immediately,    the    Rev.    W. J    Remodeling the men’s rest room    married to a second daughter of Harlie    Woolard,    pastor,    said    Mon-^    and in'-taliing a women’s lounge. * the dead couple. Ro.se. 19. Police day.    ;    Painting of the building inside    quoted her , s saying she \roiild in addition to the .air condition- outsidt    have beva shot also "but he ran! Albert .A. McAlister, local build- out of sheUs.’’ ing contractor, is chairman 01 the Officers said they were told that ^ building and expansion 1 ommdtee. .Archma and his brother Gene were Vice-chairman is H. W. .McDade.: married to Rose and Mary Macri,! The repair work w as planned by ■ re.s^^ctively. m a doubV ceremony ^ the building and expansion com-    m    a year ago.    . mitToe and presented to the finance    ^ After emigrating t he I nued committt e The official bo.ard then    moved Inthe Macns approved the wx>rk. The plan was    two-story    frame    home.__! presented to the congregation Sunday, Jan. IT but members voted that the matter be postponed ore week in order for more tune to .study the propo.sal .A dedica’ion service wiU be Tiwo firemen overcome by fumes w ' ie fight-*nn blaze in Abdene heme. Poge VR TARRIF CUTS- Ke lu^ mckers -ee ’ rde chance t^ot Congress Cut tariffs th i eor. Page 2.A. MERIT SUPPORT—Sen l.ndcn Johnson scys he w>U yodgs Ike ^ odministrotion strictly on its merits. Page 5- A FABULOUS HUGHES—Wealthy Hc\*crd Hughe.i owns o moior film stuuio but has never been m it. Poge 7-B tee headed by Albert .M. Cole, i administrator of the Housing and | started. The rate. 35.000    a    year.' uijiUon dollars    and money for is the one now authorized.    I    grants up    to 250    million dollars, to But this program, the President i    available    to    cities    to ren- said in a special message to Con-    deraving    areas    and    elimin- gress, should he coupled with "a «existing slums, new and experl.nentar    plan    to;    Adn.inislrallnn eneour.i*e priv.ite    w' ■'»’■'I«»*'«'    ^.■‘urance lo help home ianl^iel ril^’J^voinmen. "louW j-"fiy underwrite longer-term mortgages with lower down payment« for in declining neighborhood FH.A financing for the purchase families left homeles.s by .slum of old houses a« favoi.-vhle to the clearance, he said. The pro|>osed. sfem-to-stern overhaul of the housing program should be based. Eisenhower .«aid, on “full and effective utilization of our compelltive economy” Provide Lcadtrthip The President said “The federal government mu.st provide aggre.sslve and positive leader.ship. At the same time actions and programs must be avoided that would make our citizens Increasingly dependent upon the feileral government to supply their housing needs” Calling for slum eradication and a new Iwme building level high enough to insure “the economic and social well being of our country” Eisenhower aaid;’ *‘l iost cuavinced Uuil aviQf buyer as the down payment and; mortgage terms on new houses. Increasing the FH.A loan insurance for repair and moilernization from $2.509 to $3.009. and giving homeowners five year« Instead of three years to lepay Reorganizing the government's Federal National Mortgage Assn.; which boLsters housing credit by j buying mortgages from banks and ^ other lenders. The President pro- j l»osed to convert it gradually to' private instead oi federal control Reorganizing the housing agencies to eliminate “cumbersome’’ and “inefficient" operation. The President adopietl tn his message most of the recommenda-1 ttons .submitted Dec 15 by Ids 23-< member housing advisory commit-i Home Finance .Agency But the Pre.sident was less specific than the committer. It for in.stance, proposed an “experimental” low-cost home financing plan! that would provide for no down payments and a 49-year repayment period instead of the pre.-ent 25-01* StVyear maximum on FH.A-m-sured mortgages. Eisenhower said Cole will present to Congress further details on the administration’s program to "correct various defects” ia the country’s housing program Noting tluat 19 millioa of the existing city dwellings are more j than 30 years old, Eisenhower cm-! phasized the need for preventing | I “shims and blight    j Ki.senhovver said his feder.il loan-* held Sunday. Jan. 31. «nd members w ill pledge money for supp* rt of the church this year both for the building program and recular church work The new w.ok pro • mw w .11 the third step in buih . c e\;v i Sion at the church. In April. 1952 the edui atu-n buildm, wa« ...... pleted. Next was the puroha«e aod constniction of a p.uking hd Labor Secretary Says Ike's Secret-Strike Vote Is Sound West Seizes Initiative At Meeting By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BERLIN i.f)—France and BriL ain. opening the Big Four foreign minister.? conference, pleaded with the Russians today to join the West in uniting Germany as a member of a “safe community” of peaces lul nations. France's Georges Bidauit and Britain’s Anthony Eden laid their governmental policy declarations on the square table of the Big F*our parley soon after the foreign ministers formally convened in the .American sector Allied Control Authority building. The West seized the initiative in presenting its case as U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles presided in the role of temporary chairman. The French-British stand, backing up Dulles’ previous policy statements, ran sharply counter to the views expected from Soviet Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov. ..It was XX 96 graf 3 Bidauit touched oft the brass tacks discussions with an assertion that the conference should be confined to German unity and an Austrian peace treaty. Moscow has already said this meeting should be the springboard for talking about Asia too. with Red China taking part. The West is standing solidly against this. The French minister declared the belief of Paris that a united Germany linked to a Western family of nations that is purely defensive in character is the surest way to prevent rebirth of ancient Prussian militarism. Moscow’s rage over the North Atlantic pact and German participation in European defense has been something less than secret. Eden, suave and .silver-haired, followed Bidauit with a declaration proposing free elections to form an all-German assembly which in turn would form an all-German government. Then he said, would be the time to negotiate a peace treaty. The Russians have plumped for the rival Bonn and East Berlin regimes to create between themselves the machinery for a composite Reichstag, a view that would force the West to recognize tha East zone Communists as equals. Speaking directly to Molotov, Eden said his government is “un-shakably loyal” to the United Natrons and also to its friendship treaty to the Soviet Union. If such promises never to attack the Soviet Union are insufficient, the British statesman said, he is prepared 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 Dulles and Molotov. It was Molotov’s first visit to West Berlin since the 1945 Pot.s-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 Austrian independence. In battling out such Issues they will find xvhether the cold war can be eased or not. As motorcades for each mkiis-1 ter swept through the marble gate-i way and around the oval drive, I flags of all four countries whipped Cooler Weather Likely Tuesday Klightly CiHiler weatho with .some chance tor 'I"’*';“!;', “k    <<»■    .mi    x. vention and neighlxirhood salvage ,    ,    „ might need more funds later. cimty by the I. s eatuer Bu FOR CONVENIENCE WA.'>HlNGTON T Secretary of I expressed doubts about the pi*o-1 ahor'\litchell Uniay told Congre«s * posal. Democratic mcmbe; « have he thinks President Eisenhower’« indu ted they 'oni proposal for a government super- The commiaee. headed by Sen vi.sid si'cret strike vote of em- H \,lc\.aiu1er Smith R-NJ . wa« pi.ivt’s whenever a labiir dispute >put w .ie open last week when s nters the strike stage “is a sound Demi>cr.it« refused ‘o consent m one ’■    a vote on Eisenhow ei « nomination 1 Any such vote should tw taken , of Albert C. Bee«on to the National before a strike is called, he said ’ a''or Relation« Board. whicJh ad- “''j .not .ift-r It has started.    mm-'iers the Ta t-lUr'ey law. I Mit. hell, testifying before the , Smrh charged hi« Democratic col-Senate Lalwr Committee acknowI-* leagues with "idibu.-tenn.x ’ and ed ’cd under searching questions with attempt ng to cmban.ts« - from Sen, Ixes R-N\) that the Eisenhower pixHH^sal - may be impracticar , Sen, Lehman D-l^n-W .up-iuc'dax    be tritHl,    ported    by the other tixo comimttee rain i The proposal was undersUHxl to Democrais, countered a ■ *1 r i 1 ' have originated with St'cretary »f 1 there was no such inte-tion. He Commerce Weeks In a speech j Oeniocrat.« wt-re not yet satis-tw.' weeks ago Mitchell indicated    that Beeson was qualified for See BIG 4. Pag# 7-A, Cof. 3 THE WEATHER I s. UrCiKTMKNT OI WFXTMtK BlRrai' ABiLiNl- and ..ClMTY — Purtly I i.'.i.u    . II. .1 « xi> Mond».v »fi*rrn-.n a. ; M'•-< y nl.’it r'_ pArUy •-•’.ouuy l.ili-' o-inei «lUl -.oniA chan..* fof reau here Monday.    Congress should give the idea care- High temperature Monday was bil study before adopting it expected to l>e 75 degrees and the | U es termed the proposal an ' ex-hi.gh Tuesday in the upper tk)s. treme interference” with the in-...    ....    ,    ternal conduct of unions ,    I . I ,    Monday    and Monday mght was    ^he    first    witness before the fvc!»rter Nev%> sutwc • <'f« .on ' exiH'cted to Ixe partly cloudy, warm committee In its study of President mg    ih^T'k 5(>/'a wecK    M. niivj o»'' Si.nd>-x 'r >'as to cnuiiiue thtxmgh Tuesday tvcnmg a-vi s.io<(u\ < •''niv 3''t    \    .old    froiit    that had bceu head- a wc.k ot’iiv''i.j bv vv».    towards    Abilene    stalled    over boy tn Abtlent    Oklahoma and was receding north it not ccfivenient fc. - to pov ,    ....    .. $2 15 or SJ.SO per m.mth    Monday,    a weatherman said. vour corrier by the week He has Cooler air from the northwest will receipts to conform.    bring the alight drop In tempera ’he job. Mitchell became «ecreiars o£ labor last fall, alter former Secretary Martin F. Durkm, president of the AFL Plumbers I nion. quit in a public dispute vvuh Eisenhower over Taft-Hartley amend- revision program. Mitchell conceded the strlke-vote recommendation is a restriction on unions, if you wUl’’ but would ‘ give individual union member« the right to express their opinions’” on the innxirtani strike question. Ives is second-ranking Republi-■i can on t|r committee He Is the i oalF    B«pubUean    to    have Miuth introduced a bill in the Senate touching on all 14 point« The mea iure, calitng for a vote after a sii'ke had started, would provide that unle«s a majority favor continuing the strike, it “shall cease to be a protected, concerted activity within tip meaning of this act” I M- J*. . , .1 iil f.c 1 NDRIH CrSTRAl. Higtj iueactay IKXAA M.»*uy 1 C juu miia wtc V a».i.ual Ugh*. r •* ¡I’, - \ me*' ... ■ ; < p An iji'iuih ru.-a- WKSr T> .X.A.S Ir. c •f cîoui ine-« thjf ; afte . ht » . , : iti;-. 1 < .> '.i3\ *.J. L .n. - - t-a >t rau ,N ' j mil* tan.r. n u!< I “xsr TF'XAS Xi. '.V «lit) 1 a. 1 ... !ia! . ; au t .. Uirou*« ru«f *> M ' .*t, vi ihcii •‘»i M SDUÎH tr MKAL ihXA.- . 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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: January 25, 1954