Abilene Reporter News, March 18, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas DUST 3 abilene Sorter VOL. LXXIII, No. 275 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY AFB Housing Forces Cily WaferSludy Wherry on Abilene Air Force Base an unexpected de- velopment had city officials huddling Thursday morning. They were conferring with S. W. Freese, Fort Worth engineer, over -the size necessary for city water mains to the base. In the discussion were Mavor C. E. Gatlin, City Manager Austin P. Hancock, City Water and Sewer Engineer C. C. Hadin Jr., City Engineer M. M. Anderson and As- sistant City Engineer James Daw- ley. Hancock said it was a "prelim- inary" session. Freese will meet with the City Commission later. Freese Nichols, of which the visitor is a partner, are prepar- ing plans for a five-year water and sewer expansion program for Abilene. Progress on that work was reported during Thursday's parley. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, com- mander of the Strategic Air Com- mand, announced at the recent Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce ban- quet that some federally-sponsored Wherry houses would be built on the base. He said housina here is inadequate. He pointed out, too, that cer tain personnel must be on the base at all times. They are requiret to protect the property and be ready for any military emergen cy. The number of Wherry living units to be built is estimated a 500. That figure was agreec upon among Air Force, Chamber of Commerce and building indus- try representatives in a conference here. The Air Force had at first talked of 741 units. WHERE'S THE FISH? President Eisenhower, an ardent fisherman, inspects a fishing rod given to him Wednesday at the White House by Rep. Dwight L. Rogers right. McCarthy May Turn Probe To Agriculture WASHINGTON tP) Agents of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) have been quietly checking the Department of Agriculture and Secretary Ben- son's agency soon may be brought under the .Wisconsin senator's fire. McCarthy, now on a Midwest- ern speaking tour, has announced he wants to make a farm soeech in the Senate. It may beUhe kickoff in a cam- -.SSS.ign-against some of the aspects of-the flexible farm price support program put before Congress by Benson with President Eisenhow- er's support. Investigation by the staff of Mc- Carthy's subcommittee of alleged Communists who may be in the department couid blossom at al- most any time into hearings like those conducted into some of the Army's affairs. Benson's action in announcing a cut in dairy price supports" from the present level of 90 per cent per cent on April a has an_ gered McCarthy and many of his dairy farm constituents in Wis- consin. McCarthy's attitude toward Ben- expressed to the Wiscon- sin senator's that the cabinet member is a fine, upstand- ing gentleman whose ideas and speeches are likely to cost the Re- publicans Senate and House seats in the Middle West. The net loss by Republicans of one Senate seat would bring Dem- ocratic control of that body and cost McCarthy his chairmanship of the Senate's permanent investi- gating committee. The Wisconsin senator has plans to campaign ex- tensively for Republican candi- in the November dates running election. State's Allowable Boosted for April AUSTIN Texas Railroad Commission today increased the state oil allowable for the second straight month, kicking it upward barrels per day for April. This will mean a permissive flow of barrels daily. The increase will result from continuation of the present pattern of 18 producing days, both state- wide and in the big East Texas field. The average daily allowable will jump because there is one less day in April than in March. Higher production was ordered after the commission heard indus- try spokesmen testify generally that gasoline stocks, while higher than usual, are not as excessive as might have been thought. Chairman Ernest O. Thompson noted also that April -is tradition- ally a month when gasoline stocks are reduced five or six million barrels because, it is generally the month when, refineries shut-down for workoversv Thompson said national stocks of- crude oi, reported at slightly under 262 million barrels, are well below the average-lever estimated as adequate in a survey of- Industry opinion this month. Concensus placed the desirable level at 268 million barrels. "The petroleum that's going to be needed for April obviously must come from production. We are not drawing down stocks -any more, Thompson told the oil men. Most of the 50-minute hearin was devoted to review and explan ation of answers filed by 15 com panics in response to the commis sion's questionnaire on desirabl stocks. Thompson asked that compan; representatives translate their es timate of desirable gasoline stock WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES AID FROM ex- pects to get Red aid next-month to end Indochinese war despite U.S. warnina. Page 2-A. EXTRA GUARDS Two hun- dred extra New York police go on guard duty after warning that Puerto Rican Nationalists plan to kill "important persons." Pa'oe 12-A. BOOST FROM lene police donate vacation time to aid buddy in Veterans' Ad- ministration Hospital at Big Spring. Page 1 -B. TRIP delegation of Abilene High students are planning a trip to Wisconsin next year in connection with their student exchange program. Page 4-B. Search for Leach Moves to Mitchell COLORADO CITY. March 18 (HNS) search for David Leach, 28, only unapprehended member of a quintet of Howard bounty jail escapees, centered in Mitchell County Thursday morn- ing. Leach, Colorado City convict who broke out of the "escape- jroof'1 jail at Big Spring early ruesday morning, was known to have been in Mitchell County Wed- nesday, officers said. Police, sheriff's departments, Texas Rangers and highway pa- rolmen from surrounding counties converged on an area southeast Colorado City known as the Looney community I Searchers virtually had abandon ed the hunt after dogs broughl from Pyote, by Deputy Sheriff Tom Bowen of Ward County, failec to pick up a trail. The dogs ar rived about p.m. after men working under Sheriff Dick Greg ory, Jr., had searched the area for about six hours. Bowen sait that the scene of the search hac been trampled by so many people that the dogs were unable to pick out Leach's scent. Leach was believed to be Colorado City earlier, but a tip from an anonymous tipster led to the search. Chief of Police Henrv Yeager received a telephone call reporting that a Colorado City youth had carried food to Leach. Yeager verified the story and au- thorities began checking the area. A 1930 Cadillac sedan, stolen at Garden City Tuesday night, was found hidden in a creek bed about seven miles from Colorado City. The car was owned by Charley Blaylock of Garden City. Police believed that the car was used by Leach in going from Garden City to Colorado City and was hidden in the creek bed for possible re- use. THE WEATHER NUCLEAR TEST VICTIM Dr. Masao Tsuzuki of Tokyo University (left) looks on as an unidentified technician uses Geiger counter on one of 23 Japanese fishermen burned and blistered by ashes from a super-secret U.S. nuclear test in the Pacific recently. The crewmen saw and heard the blast about 80 miles away from the Bikini area and two hours later ashes began drifting down on the boat. Only one of the 23 was considered in dangerous condition but all are ex- pected to recover. TJ.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partlv cloudy and vindy Thursday wtth dust cuttincr visibility to about four miles Thurs- day afternoon: partly cloudy Thursday night and. Friday: high Thursday G5; low Thursday nitrht 45; high Friday 60 NORTH CEXTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy scattered showers or thundershowers and turning cooler this afternoon. Cooler to- nlEht. Friday, partly and cool. Lowest toniRht near freezing in extreme northwest portion. WEST TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy ind coder this afternoon and tonight Priday. partly cloudy and cool except a. 'ew snow flurries and colder In the Pan- landle. Lowest tonlRht 25-35 In the Pan- lanrtle and upper South Plains. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS- Cloudy and warm, showers and thunder- showers this afternoon ar.d In east and south portions tonight, "turning cooler to- nlcht. Friday, partly cJoiidy. somewhat cooler. Fresh to strong winds on the coast, shifting to west and north- west by Friday. TEMPERATURES Wed. P.M. s Thurs. A.M. 60 55 60 5d 60 56 59 57 57............. 57 55 58 54 60 M G3 54 54 64 If.JV M Sunset nlfrht p.m. Sunrise today a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer readmit at p.m. 28.01. Relative humidity at 17ft. Maximum temperature for the 24 hours ended st a.m.: 61. Minimum temperature for tht 24 hours wded at i.m.: 63. into what that means in actual days' supply held by each firm. Atlantic Refining Co. reported that of 42 days' gross supply, only nine is available for sale, the re- mainder being required for such things as pipeline fill and products in transit. Cities Service reported only 18 of their 50-day supply is available for immediate sale; Continental. 22 of 38; Humble, 17 of 38; Phillips, 22 of 58; Standard of New Jersey, 6 of 40; Sun, 15.7 of 34.2; and Texas Co., 20 of 60. Gulf Oil reported a total supply of 38 days, said that was "a little least 10 per cent." Cool Air May Follow Dust Blowing dust was expected by the U. S. Weather Bureau at Mu- nicipal Airport to cut visibility in the Abilene area to four miles Thursday afternoon. Visibility is expected to increase Friday. A cold front centered over Wy- oming Thursday morning may con- tinue traveling southward and cool the Abilene area off somewhat Fri- day night, the weatherman said. Winds Thursday morning were blowing 30 miles an hour from the northwest. Similar winds likely will continue blowing most of the day, the weatherman said. A front passed through this area about 9 a.m. Thursday, but wasn't expected to cause much cool weather here. A trace of moisture was record- ed at the airport after a drizzle began about midnight Wednesday and continued for about 30 min- utes, the weatherman said. Squabble Starts Over New Judge 11 Attorneys Offer Services AUSTIN S. Floyd Sr., prominent Alice at- torney, today charged Sen. Abe Kazen of Laredo may be prejudiced regarding appointment of a successor to ousted District Judge C. Woodrow Laughlin. The criticism was levelled at Kazen's statement that he was opposed to appointment to the judgeship of any one of the j 11 attorneys who brought the action that resulted in Laugh- lin's removal. "It may be that since Sen. Kazen is the son-in-law of Judge Manuel Raymond of Laredo, who is the attorney for Duval County, the Benavides School District, that his judg- ment is Floyd said in a prepared statement. Floyd was one of the 11 attorneys who brought the action. He and the other ten appeared before Gov. Allan Shivers today and offered themselves to fill the, vacancy left by the Supreme Court's order removing Laughlin! as judge of the 79th District Court! as of noon yesterday. Shivers announced shortly after- ward that he would have no an- nouncement regarding the Laugh- in matter today as he had pre- 'iously indicated. Floyd said, "it seems Sen. Kazen wishes to condemn each and everj me of these lawyers without givini them a hearing before the commit ee and then before the Senate in ixecutive session." He said the attorneys were only 'doing their duty" in bringing the ictions against Laughlin. "They were practicing attorneys Defore Judge Laughlin and after igning the petition had to continue is such and suffer the conse luences. This certainly caused hem to hesitate and required reasonable amount of said. "Let's turn the situation around Sen. Kazen desires a free cour and a fair and impartial judiciary wouldn't he make his selection 'rom lawyers with courage wn did sign this petitlSifgfcther than one who was present U'ihe distric at the time of the happening o lie events and who did not join he added. Floyd said the governor and the elegatlon of lawyers who callet n him saw "eye to eye." "He wants a good, fair judge in the 79th Judicial District. That's 'hat we Floyd said. Sen. Abe Kazen Jr. of Laredo aid yesterday he was opposed to ny of the 11 being appointed. The delegation of lawyers, ompanied by four others who did ot participate In the ouster pro- eedings, spent an hour and ten minutes in private conference with le governor. Wilson Says Army Charges Are Truthful ABILEN1AN CHAGRINED Latimer to Marry, Legislature Told AUSTIN, March 18 Much to his surprise and chag- in the engagement of Abilene's Rep. Truett Latimer was officially and pompously announced to the Texas House of Representatives Vednesday. Seems he and his fiancee, Jo Ann Elliott, had not yet told their vedding date, next February, to ler parents, the Pete Elliotts, and Rep. Latimer was uneasy about he unorthodox disclosure. Besides, year off was a little early to announce a wedding. But, Rep. Hulon Brown of Mid- and and Rep. Leroy Saul of Kress, knew of the plans, made the nnouncement anyway in a formal resolution" read to the House. The resolution actually was one f "sympathy" to the Abilenian or the financial loss he had Mon- "day night when someone broke into his parked car and stole four suits of clothing almost his entire wardrobe he had left hanging in the auto. The resolution noted that "thieves did rob this fine and un- suspecting fellow member of his pants to four suits and also the coats thereto value of An audit reveals that the Honorable Latimer actually owned only four suits, the four stolen ones, but had in his possession elsewhere other clothing owned jointly by the in- stallment company and himself." The House then duly "voted" its sympathy be conveyed to Miss Elliott. Austin police have found no clues to the whereabouts of the missing clothing. WASHINGTON of Defense Wilson declared today he regards as truthful the Army re- port charging Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis) and Hoy Conn, his chief coun- sel, put on pressure for special treatment for G. David Schine, drafted former aide. And. Wilson asserted, he believes McCarthy's counter-charge that Secretary of the Army Stevens sought to have the investigation of alleged communism switched from the Army to other branches of the service "was never a proper one." "It is my opinion that the charge was never a proper one and that it was never Wilson told the Senate Armed Services Commlt- te at a public hearing. Wilson had previously told the committee that the armed serv- ices are not "coddling Com- charge McCarthy has made repeatedly, and'that he" has "absolute and complete confi- dence" in Stevens. Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) asked whether Wilson regarded the Army report as truthful. "I certainly Wilson re- plied. Over repeated protests from Chairman SaltonstaU members of the Armed Services Committee turned Wilson's appear- ance before them on legislative matters into what amounted at limes to an inquiry into the Mc- Carthy-Stevens row. SaltonstaU said "it would not be helpful at this time" to go into questions of wheter "Mr. Cohn, Mr. Schine, or Sen. McCarthy or See- was telling the DUVAL CUT-OFF RESOLUTION Sen. Kilmer Corbin (left) of Lubbock introduced a resolution in the Legislature at Austin seeking to cut off state funds from Duval County. He is shown handing a copy of the resolution to Sen. Neveiile Colson of Navasota. retary Stevens truth." Wilson also told the senators he las confidence in John G. Adams, army counsel, "as far as I know" about him. Abilene, Albany Oil Operators Injured C. W. Gore of Albany and W. R. 3erg of Abilene, owners and oper- ators of Gore Drilling Co. of Albany, were under treatment Thursday in a hospital at Sentinel, Okla., after being injured in a highway crash Wednesday.' An acquaintance, B. F. Irwin of Abilene, said he was informed heir auto collided with a water ruck near Sentinel, Okla., about p. m. Wednesday. Gore and Berg each suffered a ractured leg and broken ribs, Ir- vin said. In addition, Gore suf- ercd a possible head concussion and head cuts. The condition of neither Gore nor Berg was con- idcred criticaj, he said. They were expected to remain in the Sentinel hospital for at east the next few days, he said Senators Quit Without Taking Up Teacher Pay AUSTIN senators .met in a routine session this morning then joined the House in a long week-end recess without taking up teachers pay or the gov- ernor's building fund requests. Both these paramount issues have won their first committee tests. Gov. Allan Shivers' recommend- ed building program ran into stubborn one-man opposi- tion in the Finance Committee last night, but was approved. The teachers' pay raise and school finance bill that will cost also won committee ap- proval in the Senate. It was the primary reason for calling of the special session. The Senate chose not to talk about either in this morning's ab- breviated session. The emergency building requests went through an 8-hour hearing in the Senate Finance Committee and finally got a 11-1 approval at i.m. today. The objector was Sen. Jimmy Phillips, Angleton, who kept pro- committee of lawmakers, business men, and school people who work- ed out the compromise, said the bill carries no such guarantee. Base Raise Only Lock said the bill seeks only to raise the minimum now, it will be up to the school board to deter- mine how much raise it wants to give. For instance, some West Texas schools now start teachers at a minimum of which is Sl.QOO above the minimum set by state law. Since those schools would stil! be above the state minimum if the proposed S402 increase goes through, those local school boards would have to decide whether their teachers should get a raise. Sen. Jimmy Phillips of Angleton, though not a member of the Edu- cation Committee, said he thought the TSTA officials had failed to publicize sufficiently the fact that not all teachers are assured more if the bill passes. "There are. I understand, in ex- :esting that the deaf school con- cess of teachers in Texas FACTORY LOSS SET AT Employes Escape Coleman Fire After Pilot's Warning COLEMAN, March 18 Tie Jinright Manufacturing Co. arment factory building here was estroyed by fire early Thurs- ay morning with the loss estimat- d at A Trans-Texas pilot discovered the fire at about a.m. shortly fter take-off from Coleman Air- ort where the company is located. :e radioed the control tower, which ailed fire engines. The fire spread rapidly, however, nd the firemen, who arrived about ve minutes later, were able to alvagc nothing from the frame uilding, which contained about 75 ewing machines. They managed to keep the ad- orning warehouse, about 10 feet way, from catching fire, however. t was connected with the razed building by a ramp. A. C. Jinright, factory owner and manager, and several em- ployes were in the building when the fire broke out in the roof. They were not even aware of it until the airport agent, Johnny Seed, came over and told them of the pilot's report. All of them got out unharmed then. The building, which was 103 by 96 feet in area, took about 25 minutes to burn down. It was formerly used a fly- ing school under contract to the Army during World II and was purchased by group of Coleman businessmen to set up the Coleman Garment Factory In 1946. The factory was purchased by Jinright fall. He operated it on lease for several years pre- viously. Jinright was to meet with the Coleman City Council Thursday afternoon to discuss buyinK land owned by the city adjacent to the airport, which the city purchased at the end of the war. He wants to rebuild his factory on the new location. The burned building was partially covered by Insurance he said. Part of the loss included dozen paivj of blue jeans eith- er completed or in the process of manufacturing. The factor} em- ployed about 65 workers. The airport Is located about 2Vt miles out of Coleman. It has ade- quate fire fighting facilities left over from wartime service. struction was the only emergency among the four Gov. Allan Shivers wanted. Only the Senate was in session :oday, the fourth day of the 30-day session. The House quit at noon yester- day until Monday morning. Mon- day afternoon its revenue and tax- ation committee will start hearings on new taxes proposed by Shivers. The teacher pay raise bill would give the teachers a S402-a-year in- crease in salary. The emergency building meas- ure would provide money for new construction at Southwestern Med- ical School at Dallas, at the State School for the Deaf in Austin, at the Eastham Prison Farm and at the State Dental School in Houston. The increased beer tax proposed by Shivers will be heard Monday Shivers' program, submitted in a bill by Rep. Joe Kilgore of Me- Allen, would increase the tax beer from S1.37 to S2 per barrel, would increase franchise taxes, and would levy a new gathering tax on natural gas. Big Beer Tax Asked Another beer tax proposal, which would jolt the levy upward to S10 a barrel, also will be heard Monday afternoon. It is by Rep. Joe Pool of Dallas. Sen. A. M. Aikin Jr. of Paris, sponsor of the teacher pay com- promise backed by both Shivers and the Texas State Teachers Assn., asked speedy endorsement of the measure because "in any special session, time runs against you." He said he wanted quick Senate action too so the bill will be ready for attention of the House "as soon as the House passes a tax bill." Bulk of the committee's ques- tioning centered on whether every teacher would get a increase. Sen. Ottis Lock of Lufkin, one of the key figures on 2S-maii who are not going to receive the increase, and not all of them know declared Phillips. 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