Abilene Reporter News, March 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIII, No. 287 AaociatedPi AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 1954-SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc WTCC Elects HoskeSI Man; Lubbock Gets '55 Convention By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-News Staff Writer SAN ANGELO, March 30 -West Texans can successfully combat wind and soil erosion with cover crops, terracing, contouring and small dams, an economist told del- egates to the 36th annual conven- vention of the West Texas Cham- ber of Commerce Tuesday morn- ing in a second-day session here. Other business of the moring in- cluded the election of John A. Couch, Haskel lumber dealer, as president of the WTCC and Grisham, manager of the oil Kill department of Western Cottonoil Co. of Abilene as treasurer. Lubbock was chosen as the 1955 convention city. The economist. Dr. Sidney L. Miller, head fo the University Pittsburgh's department of trans- portation and main Tuesday morn- ing convention speaker, asserted: "We have too much acreage un- der the plow in West Texas. We'll have to work out a balance of grasses and field crops." RAY GRISHAM Abileriian is treasurer Another Story on Page 7-B WTCC director, for being outstand- ing West Texans during the past few years. The awards went to Jimmy Green, Big Spring Chamber of Commerce manager; Claude W. Meadows, San Angelo banker: Rob- ert M. Fielder, Abilene, West Tex- as Utilities Co. executive who pro- moted the livestock industry; ind R. Wright Armstrong, railroad ex- ecutive and WTCC president. House Passes Tax Cut; Senate Okay Expected Sloshes Total Flying Boxcar Crash Kills 5, injures 11 In a talk at the convention, Kel-, His talk summarized an econ- iey asserted, "I have traveled' FT. BRAGG, ffl-A crippled omic survey he made of West Tex- probably one million miles in Westj Flying Boxcar carrying nine men, as, especially along the rail- Texas, but this report has given j Pasted in flam road for the and the WTCC.! me more information than any- here today The ALT F'ore "Ported Four basic elements must be'thing else." considered in West Texas, h6 said, i Kelley added "I don't think we These are (1) oil and gas; (2) i fertility of the soil; 13) limited ier-s) report is water; and (4) population. Oil and gas are expenda Kelley added, any mistake. His (Dr. Mil- most interest- The big C119 plane, trailing smoke from its left engine, had .ing economic report I have ever read. The report has caused me erosion is loss of fertility, he said. ing session. just taken off from adjacent Pope Air Force Base for Louisville, Ky. Witnesses said the pilot appar- was trying to land on a pa- field when the plane struck the top of an officers quarters, snapped off a power pole, skidded As an example, he cited the Wack j lands of Texas, where 40 to 60 per cent decrease in fertility was noted. West Texas stands under the same threat, he declared. G- Gurley, Chicago, 111., said Mon-. of victims were in the mess The economic survey of West' day. hall when the plane crashed about Texas was planned in 1947, wheni The system hasn't abandoned a.m. Frank Kelley, Colorado City oil- any of its railway mileage and The Santa Fe, world's largest j across the parade ground and railroad system, will tough it out crashed through the mess hall. The mess hall burst into flames. The 9th Air Force PIO said seven with the territory it serves during the drought, its president, Fred man and chairman of the WTCC's probably won't, Gurley said. Six railway committee, met with new miles of railroad recently was D. A. Barideen, former WTCC finished near Brownwood, he point- manager, and L. W. Porter, execu- j ed out. live vice president of the Following this planning con ference, Kelley and Porter went to The plane was attached to the 37th Group Carrier Squadron at Sewart Air Force Base, Tenn. It carried an Air Force crew of four and five Army men, some of them A large steam locomotive will members of the 82nd Airborne be presented to San Angelo for its j Division's Paratroop Maintenance Fort Coneho Park as a souvenir Austin to secure the names of I The presentation was made at the five of the leading economists in'request of Mayor Armisteatt D. the U. S. After investigating the Bust, of San Angelo. records of; the five, Dr. Miller was Pour men-were awarded plaques chosen to make the survey. by Fred Brown, Mineral TOP MAN John A. Couch, Haskell lumber dealer, left, was chosen president of the West Texas Chamber of Com- merce Tuesday noon. Here, he and his wife dine at a WTCC banquet in San Angelo. (Staff photo) Company at Ft. Bragg. Lt. Col. Bernard A. Katz, 9th Air Force PIO, said the "pilot made a heroic effort to land the plane on the parade ground. He hit the field, tried to stop but unidentified1 pilot was among the injured. Million WASHINGTON House today overwhelmingly passed a compromise bill cutting more than 20 excise taxes an estimated 999 million dollars a year, effective Thursday. That sent the proposal to the Senate, where final con- gressional approval was expected late today. Just before the House vote. Speaker Martin PR-Mass) told reporters he is confident Presi-j dent Eisenhower will sign the bill tomorrow. In a brief debate. House Demo- crats needled Republicans with the contention that the final version of the bill, written by a Senate-House Conference Committee yesterday, includes many provisions supported by the Democrats but opposed by Republicans when the original measure was before the House. Rep. Eberhartcr (D-Pa) said. Humphrey has been the Three builders have expressed tax cuts would "ruin the confidence this week in Abilene's but he added that Secretary rapid growth. Commerce Weeks said over thej Iu thc past 24 hours ,hey took weekend "the excise tax cuts would; nermit, to build 40 i lus to business." George Steakley received per- Q I nPAA KllllnPl% I III WV VI J A II MAUf rlCHI HW H VII _ _ HAP A illllllCj MCIC 11WIW Weather to Stay Cool During Day; Warmer Tomorrow Chilly temperatures with a high of 50-55 degrees were forecast for the Abilene area for Tuesday by the U. S. Weather Bureau at Mu- nicipal Airport. The cold came after a front moved through this area Monday morning. The mass of cold air which followed the front caused the mercury to dip to 38 degrees early coldest temperature here in two weeks. The Abilene weatherman declin- ed to forecast rain for the Abilene area, although he acknowledged that other TJ. S. Weather Bureaus had made "half-hearted" forecasts EDITOR VISITS CAPITOL Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) laughs with Ed Wish- camper, managing editor of tb.e Reporter-News at a luncheon at the'.capital in Washing- ton Monday. (See story on page 7-B) ABILENE EDITORr WATCHES Wilson Parries Questions About H-Bomb (EDITOR'S NOTE Report- er-News Managing Editor Ed Wishcamper is spending a few days in Washington en route home from an editors' seminar at Columbia University. Today he attended Secretary Wilson's news conference.) By ED WISHCAMPER WASHINGTON, March 30 Come along to the Pentagon to Defense Secretary Charles Wilson's weekly press conference. The white-haired Wilson takes his seat at a big table in the front 'torrToistureto, faU inWes-Texas auditorium. He's faced TSP to begin here weatherman said in forecast he a forecast he issued at mid-morning Tuesday. Low for the night is expected to be 40-45, with a high in the 70s due Wednesday. photographers and 75 veteran re- porters who have been through this thing repeatedly since Wilson left the exalted presidency of General Motors to join President Eisen- lower's cabinet. To a visiting editor from the West Texas hinterland, the press conference takes on the aspect of cat and mouse game. Reporters throw loaded questions at Wilson, and he isn't about to 'all for a trap. He did that enough In his first few months here to inow how to avoid it. The hydrogen bomb is the hot subject :his Tuesday morning, as Admiral Strauss of the Atomic En- ergy Commission the previous night -YOU EARNED IT, BOB State Sen. Harley Sadler, left, Abilene, and Dr. Harold G. Cooke, center, president of MeMuny College of Abilene, congratulates Robert M. Fielder, Abilene, who received a West Texas Chamber of Commerce plaque Monday in San Angelo Jfor being one of the four outstanding West Texans in 1953, as chosen by the WTCC. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) THE WEATHER C.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUKEAD ABILENE AND VICINITY Mostly cloudy Tuesday. Tuesday night and Wed nesdar: cool Tuesday: slightly Tcarme Tuesday nieht and warmer Wednesday highest temperature Tuesday 50-55; low est Tuesday night 4W5; highest Wednes- day In 70s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy tinued cold In north and considerably cok er in south portion tnls afternoon and tc nient. Lowest 32-44 in north and centra portions tonight. Wednesday, showers or thundershowers ar.d slowly rte ine temperatures. WEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy continue cold In Panhandle and South Plains an warm elsewhere this afternoon and to nieht. A lev snow flurries in upper Pan- handle. Lowest 25-35 in panhandle an upper South Plains tonight. Wedaesdsj considerable cloudiness with widelj- scat tered showers or thuntjershowers. warme In Panhandle and South Plains and turn- ing cooler west of Pccos Valley. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Widely scat- tered thundershowers and turn'.ng colde In extreme north and partly cloudy an warm elsewhere tills afternoon and tonight Wednesday, partly cloudy, widely scat tered thundershowers in the north. No much change in temperatures. Fresh south eily winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES Mon. P.M. lues. AM 65 4' 67 W 65 61 56 M M 3S 52 39 52 49 41 48 42 Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise t day a.m. Sunset tonight p.m Maximum temperature for the 24 hour ended at a.m.: M. Minimum temperature lor the 24 hour at a.m.: 38. nitrometer readmit at p.m. 3t.ll. mtllUM kumldlUr it ad announced the second H- 3mb test. Has the H-bomb been turned over o the Defense Department as a erfected asks a report- r from the Chicago Tribune. Wilson does some verbal shadow- boxing that doesn't say yes and doesn't say no. He tries to turn o another subject, but the Trib- une's Lloyd Norman won't let him "You mean then, the H-bomb is not yet perfected and available for he presses. "I didn't say that. I don't care o comment on Wilson re plied with a finality that settled hat. Another loaded question was tossed by a woman correspond- ent for some Maine newspapers. A congressman, she related, had said thai the H-bomb was deliv- erable only from an overseas base. The plain inference was that it could not be delivered from U. S. continental bases. Again Wilson sought to sidestep this one. The H-bomb is the re- sponsibility of Admiral Strauss at the AEC, he pointed out. 'Aren't you responsible for the Wilson meditated a moment and a smile broke across his face. "Yes.. .and you can talk a lit- le more freely when you are he quipped. Secretary WUson displayed a ra- zor-sharp sense of humor. It helps, no doubt, to make his goldfish-bowl existence more tolerable. At one point later in the con- ference a photographer's flash-bulb went off as he was chewing on a particularly loaded question. It ihrew him oft beam, but he laugh- ed about it. "Did you have to wait that long to take that pic- he joked. "That won't be a good picture, I'm afraid." He thought a moment, then added: "Next time I'll do this and flapped his hand over his face like a bird. The press gallery roared. "This sideline really intrigues Wilson mused. "Recently I went out to Detroit and parked my car on a lot. "The attendant asked, 'Are you the secretary of I ad- While Eisenhower opposed the cuts, he could not veto the bill without risking the loss of greater excise revenue also provided in it. Congressional GOP leaders fore- total saw a shot in the arm for the na- tional economy, currently under- going a dip, from tax cuts on stoves, refrigerators and other household appliances, movie and other admissions, furs, jewelry, handbags and luggage, cosmetics, sporting goods, passenger fares, telephone bills, telegraph charges, mechanical pens and pencils, cam- eras and film, lighters and electric 1 light-bulbs. I Economists expect consumer' buying to be stimulated when price cuts show up on many of these items in stores Thursday, ac- companying the tax reductions or shortly thereafter. One fairly gen- eral exception to the probable low- ered prices may be movie tickets. The bill would also extend for one year, to April 1, 1955, present excise rates on cigarettes, auto- mobiles, gasoline, trucks, liquor, beer and wine. Under the old law these taxes would have dropped by a year starting Thurs- day. Eisenhower had urged extending these rates, and had counted this revenue in estimating a federal deficit of nearly three billion dol- lars for the July 1. He had mits to erect 20 frame, one-family houses in the 600 block of West- moreland St. At each, these Gerald Lawler was authorized to build 12 one-family residences in the 3100 block of South 20th St. They will cost each a total A. J. Eder was granted permits to erect eight one-family homes jii the 1000 and HOG blocks Fjnnin St. These are astimated to cost J8.000 each a, total of Cyclists Hurt, Hospitalized Pat Baucum and Wayne Car- penter, both about 16 and believed to be Abilene High School students, were injured shortly after noon Tuesday in a motorcycle accident at North Sixth and Grape Sts. They were taken to Hendriek Memorial Hospital by an Elliott's ambulance, but no report on their condition could be obtained at noon. milled and he said, 'May I fiscal vear startins! Both seemed to be unconscious when they were picked up at the opposed the sweeping scene of the accident, but were range of tax cuts in the bill, which would add almost another billion to the deficit. But a veto would cancel the extensions of present rates too and result in a net rev- enue loss of 78 millions more than if the bill takes effect. The tax-cutting urge in Congress, in this congressional election year, was predominant as Senate and House conferees ironed out differ- ences yesterday in earlier versions passed by the House and Senate. The House bill would have pro-. vided only 912 millions in cuts. The j Senate bill would have reduced I "coming to" by the time they ar- rived at the hospital, BUI Meggin- son, ambulance driver, said. Baucum is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Baucum, 2401 Old An- son Road, and Carpenter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Car- penter, 1401 Beech St. It could not be learned immed- iately how the accident happened. The boys were both taken into X-ray after reaching the hospital, a spokesman said. version bad the best of it in the conference committee, and leaders in both chambers predicted prompt floor approval of the compromise. deliverable agencies, the reporter insisted. H-Blasf Results Unbelievable WASHINGTON o Defense Wilson today described. the results of the recent H-bomb i and publicity man for Hardin-Sim- tell you I said sure. tie attendant said, 'you look a hell of a lot better on TV than in real life'." The conference was doubly in- teresting to this Abilene editor be- cause Secretary Wilson's public relations chief is an ex-Abilenian, C. Herschel Schooley. Schooley is director of the Of- fice of Public Depart- ment of Defense, directly under Secretary Wilson. From 193? to 1943 he was journalism professor Ex-District Attorney Indicted Again Israel 'Condemned' By UN Commission JERUSALEM HI The Jordan- Israel Jlixed Armistice Commis- sion condemned Israel today "in the strongest terms" lor the kiU- tests as "unbelievable." At the same time, Chairman Lewis L. Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission said he saw no reason for concern over the un- expected force of the monster March 1 hydrogen explosion. Strauss, just back from the Pa- cific atomic testing grounds, made the statement to newsmen at the White House after conferring with President Eisenhower for an hour. The AEC chairman gave the President an eye-witness account mons University. HOUSTON new indictment' ing of nine Arabs and the wounding charging former Dist. Atty. Wil- j of 19 in an attack Sunday midnight liam H. Scott with operating a house of prostitution on "each and on the Jordanian border village of Natalin. every day" for more than a year j The censure was voted by Jor- was returned here yesterday. dan's members of the commission An earlier indictment returned and its U. N. chairman, U. S. March 10 alleged Scott was oper- Navy Cmdr. E. H. Hutchison, ating a bawdy house on or about! Israel, which had viewed the at- Feb. 15. The new- indictment: tack as a "local reaction" to a charges continuous operation from i previous border killing by Arabs, Jan. J 1954. 1, 1953 through March 16, did not send delegates to the com- 'mission meeting. Drugs, Diamonds Taken in S'water Burglary SWEETWATER, March burglar who knew his fade well took more than cash, plus diamonds and the Pacific area, touched off last narcotics of undetermined value, from Bowen Drug Store in Friday, and also reported on the downtown Sweetwater Monday night. Sgt. A. B. McGuire of the Sweetwater Police Department said the burglary was discovered by Reid Bond, prescription pharmacist, when Bond came to work about 7 a.m. Tuesday. The burglary took place shattering March 1 blast. :'Is the first (March 1) porter asked him. I Jiaven't Strauss replied. 1 after p.m. Monday when ,_ store was cjosefl for tjjg A member of Congress has sug- gested that that explosion gat out of control. The President himself told a news conference last week that something must have hap- pened at the March 1 test that surprised and astonished the scientists who conducted it. Strauss declined comment on whether further hydrogen blasts are planned In thc Pucific it thli McGuire said. McGuire and Patrolman Tom Rutherford, another Sweetwater policeman, searched the store for fingerprints. An investigation indicated that store leads the burglar entered the through a which from the street into the upper part el tilt buBdlnf. A lock on tilt store's back door, which is in the hallway, was pried off, said. The burglar went upstairs to the drug stare office, where the safe was located. Ail of the money in the safe was Uken. The safe was opened by striking its knob, Mc- Guire said. "As slick a knob job as I've seen, I mean hit It Met and it tht officer Mid. "It was a pretty smooth job. No ama- teur did it, I'd say." McGuire quoted Mrs. Bovr- en, owner of the store, as sayiiig there was "over cash in that safe." The officer said Mrs. Bowen also reported that two diamond rings and a diamond bar pin were miss- ing. Value of the diamonds was not immediately learned, but Mrs. Bowen said they were "pretty the officer said. Also missing was a quantity of narcotics. A cheek was under way Tuesday morning to determine the amount and value of missing items. The buri'br overlooked two cash registers, which contained "con- siderable McGuire MM. Both cash registers ta tfce dfttz start ;