Abilene Reporter News, March 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas jr T" 'i WINDY AND COLD Reporter- EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 270 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 13. 1954-EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc thp Oilhelt teachers' niecuuji. JUCIL tu teacher8; Edd Womack, coach, and Kaymond Holt, vocational agriculture, all from High- land. (Staff photo) Wichita Falls Man to Head Oilbelt Teachers District mornine at a DreaKiaai. mceiuis tne House of Delegates in the Wind- president. J. F. Gerron of Archer City secretary, and Miss Johnnie Mae Long of Wichita treas- sor Hotel. Classroom Teache Association Heading the district Classroom Teachers will be Mrs. Jesse Hus- sell of Vernon. Other officers of the CTA are 15 G. A. Heaves of Wichita Falls of this district. was elected president of the dis-l Dr. John McFarland of Veinon GETS Scared Gunman Robs Krurn Bank KRUM Mi-rA. scared gunman es- caped in an-expensive automobile after taking from the Farm- ers and Merchants State Bank yesterday. "This is a Mrs. Ruth- the man as saying suddenly while she talk- Caliahan Pioneer Gravely Here C. T. Nordyke, 82-year-old Cal- iahan County pioneer, is reported seriously ill at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He is the father of Lewis Nor- dyke, noted writer for the Satur- day Evening Post and Reader's Digest, and Texas Ranger Clar- ence Nordyke of Brownwood. Lew- is Nordyke, Amarillo, was at the bedside Saturday. Mr. Nordyke was brought to the hospital about two weeks ago. He came to Caliahan County in 1876 as a boy, lived a brief time- in Coryell and Limestone Counties, then returned to Caliahan County. He farmed for 54 years near Cot- tomvood and was a noted fiddler, winning manv contests at Calia- han County Old Settlers Reunion. Until brought to the hospital here he had never been seriously ill. He retired from farming about five years ago and moved to Baird, where he had since resided. ed to him about cashing an otit-of- :own check. The gunman, obviously nervous, held a shaking automatic pistol on her as he spoke. Mrs. Hilliard said the man di- rected her into the vault where the oookkeeper, 23-year-old Wendell Knox. was working. He produced a paper sack and told her to fill it up. She said she put 12 packs of dollar bills into the sack and the man closed the vault door and fled. "We knew how to get out and were out about as fast as he could leave the bank, but no one saw Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mrs. Hilliard said the bandit wore grey slacks, a tan jacket and a grey work cap. She said he was short and stout and was about 25 how he got Mrs. Hilliard said later. She added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an insurance company and the Denton County sheriff's depart- ment were called at once. Mrs. Hilliard said the bandit wore grey slacks, a tan jacket and a grey work cap. She said he was short and stout and was about 25 or 30 years old. "I think he was as scared as I she related. "I'm positive he was not from around here." Residents in the west Denton County town said the man drove away in a 1953 Buicfc, either a light green or light blue color. They said he headed north. [rs. Robert Faver of Sweetwater Friday's program included an ad dress by Dr. Kenneth Wells, presi dent of the Freedom Foundation on "Your Challenge and Mine Atomic Year 12." Dr. William R. Ross, presiden of Colorado State College of Edu cation, spoke to district admin istrators on products of silicon a a Friday luncheon. Earlier Dr. Ross had been mo ing speaker at the first TSTA se sioniin Abilene'High and torium. Dr. Walter Adams, dean Abilene Christian College, was a Papers Missing From Atom Plant WASHINGTON W Substantial quantities of secret documents, re- lated possibly to hydrogen bomb production, reportedly are missing from the government's huge COO-acre atomic plant at Hanford Wash. Rep. Pelly (R-Wash) told news- men yesterday the Atomic Energy Commission has confirmed inform- ally that certain papers have van- ished. Pelly. ternoon speaker at the convention, largest in Abilene in six years. He told teachers to quit talking about low salaries and discour- aging young people from entering the profession. Jobless List Hiked Again n February NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON un- mployment, continuing its rise, eached in February, by he latest government count. It's anybody's guess whether the ey March next nonth will show the decline oped for by P r e s i d e n t Eisen- ower. The President said some weeks go that if the March jobless total ails to drop he will consider gov- rnment action, including possible ax relief, to buoy the economy. The Census Bureau reported esterday that unemployment, as neasured by a new sampling lethod. rose in February. Another sampling method, which ecretary of Commerce Sinclair Veeks said the Census Bureau is bandoning, showed- February un- mployment up to a total There were substantial discrep- ncies between the two sets of igures for instance, the new ample reported an Febru- ry increase in the civilian labor orce while the old sample showed increase. The new ample indicated a 120.000 decline n non-farm employment but the old one registered a in- irease. Wew Sample Bigger Both methods involve checks at households, but the new jampling is taken over a much vider area than the old. Whatever '.he reason for the the Census Jureau said it couldn't give any right appeared unemploy- ment had climbed anywhere from to in the four months since October, when 100 were reported as jobless. The February jobless jump was ;ure to touch off new controversy jbout the condition of the nation's economy. The CIO, waiting with a statement when the census figures were announced, called the new total "a disgrace to America." Stop Whistling "It is the CIO added, 'that the government stop whist ling in the dark about the econom ic problems facing every Ameri- can, and get to work, now, to halt this dangerous rush toward a full blown depression." But -some government- spokes say there are signs the un employment trend is slowing. There are a few clues to wha Nixon Goes on Air To Tell GOP's may happen to March unemploy ment but nothing so far conclusive For one thing, joblessnes among workers covered by unem ployment compensation rose onlj in the two weeks Feb. 13-27 Long-Time Baird Resident Dies After Extended Illness BAIRD, March 13 Mrs. Price was a member of th Mollie M. Price, 87, long-time resi- dent of Baird. died at a.m. Saturday at Fort Worth after a long illness. She had been an in- valid six years. Funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Baird. Officiating will be Merle King, assisted by Herbert Love and Church of Christ. Survivors include five sons J. W. Price of Roswell, N. M G. F. Price of Mineral Wells, S. L of Baird, H. T. of Hobbs, N. M R. O. of Dexter, N. M.; thre daughters, Mrs. Aaron Bell o assisted y erer ove _ Frank R. Kilbourn, all Church of j Ranger, Mrs. C. S. Irby of Fo Christ ministers. I Worth and Mrs. F. H. Kilbou Christ ministers. worm ami niia. r. .tv. ivwwuui Burial will be in Ross Ceme- woodward, Okla.; and severa tery under direction of Wylie Fu- grandchildren. neral Home. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until time for the service. Mrs. Price was born Oct. 1, 1866, in Meridian, Miss. She was married to T. R. Price Jan. 27. 1886, at Minerva, Milam County, Tex The couple moved to Baird in' 1911. I grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers. McCarthy Will Speak Off Cuff MANITOWC, Wis., Sen Joseph McCarthy fres from a round of clashes with th George's Plan 'Expensive Charges The husband died Aug. 29, 1929. rmy -m Washington, is due to de ver an off-the-cuff speech tonigh efore a Manitowoc group usinessmen. THE WEATHER TT. 9. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Windy, cold toddy and tonight: windy and cold Sunday. High today 40 low tonight 25, high Sunday SO. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fair, windy and colder this afternoon and toniRht. Continued cold Sunday, Low- tst 20-30 to night. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair windy and colder this afternoon and tonight. Con- tinurd cold Sunday. Lowest 5-20 in Pan- handle and upper South Plains mad 18-32 r. M. IK S3 57 M 54 53 ind Satardar A. M. 48 44 40 38 36 34 33 33 34 31 luc p.m. SunrlK todty, tonljnt p.m. Itrameter, lt.33. KeliUvi Humldltr, WASHINGTON W! Sen. Flan- ders (R-Vt) today characterized as "an expensive phony" a plan of Sen. George (D-Ga) to cut individ- ual income taxes by sharply rais- ing exemptions for each taxpayer and his dependents. Flanders made the remark in an nterview as Republicans in both the Senate and House sought to tighten their lines against the Democratic drive to raise the ex- exemptions. The Vermont senator, who serves on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, said the George pro- posal would mean only "peanuts" to low-income taxpayers. For instance, he said, the ben- efit would be only 80 cents a week to an individual in the low wage bracket with no dependents. But George's plan would be ex- pensive to the government, he said, costing 414 billion dollars in revenue this year, and about eight billion in succeeding years. The veteran southerner, who is senior Democrat on the finance committee, proposes to boost the exemptions from the present to this year, and to for 1955 and thereafter. George contends the exemptions are inadequate, pointing out the} have not been raised since 1948 And he says the tax cut woulc counteract the present business downturn by Increasing mass pur chisini power. Meanwhile, it seemed clear the dministration's tax strategy on Capitol Hill would be to let 912 million dollars of excise tax cuts voted by the House Wednesday lide through the Senate without a serious fight, and to concentrate on beating the income tax exemp- ion increases. The Senate Finance Committee s to conduct on the ex- cise measure next week. It will hear Secretary of the Treasury lumphrey's testimony in opposi- tion to the cuts Wednesday. However, key committee mem- bers said privately they knew of onlv two votes out of the 15 on ;hc group in knocking ou' the House excise reductions. These presumably would be eas by Senators Byrd