Abilene Reporter News, April 6, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

April 06, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND WARM Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIII, No. 294 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 6, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe BRIDGE FALLS AFTER 62 YEARS One man was injured Anson General Hospital Tuesday after suffering minor in- when this oilfield truck owned by the A. R. Elam Trucking juries. This picture by Staff Photographer Don. Hutcheson Co. of Abilene sagged through a bridge on Farm-to-Market is shown, looking north, across the Clear Fork of the Brazos Road 707 Monday night. The driver, Johnnie Fowler, 1525 bridge eight miles south of Anson. The bridge was built in Green St., was charged with disregarding a warning sign. 1892. Bill Stovall, 1449 Westmoreland St., was to be released from City May Vote Friday In School Zone Fight The City Commission on Friday may find itself the judge of bitter controversy surrounding construc- tion of a half million dollar shop- ping center near the new Abilene High School in West Abilene. A go-ahead signal was given to Westwood Development Co.. head- ed by Arthel Henson, for the cen- ter during a meeting Monday night of the City Planning and Zoning Commission. Henson presented new plans at the meeting. It's up to Henson now to request annexation of the shopping center property into the city and to re- quest the zones he wants before the City Commission. "I might do it Henson said Tuesday morning. "I couldn't even say. It might be this week or it might be two or three weeks. It will be as soon as I can get it ready." Mayor C. E. Gatlin of Abilene said, "It will be up to us (the City Commission) to accept it or not. It will be up to Henson to ap- ply." Winners of today's city commis- sion races will not be installed at least until next week. The mayor declined to comment about the action of the planning board in recommending the city approve Benson's new plans. Meanwhile, several members of the Abilene School Board vigorous- ly criticized the manner in which the shopping center was approved by the planning board. Plan To Fight Mrs. Jack Sharks, president of the city council of Parent-Teacher Organizations, said her group still opposes the shopping center. "This (the planning board's ac- tion) hasn't changed our minds in the least, she said. "We certainly plan to fight it (the shopping cen- The new high school is under construction just east of North Mockingbird Lane and just north of North Sixth St. Henson proposes to build the shopping center across the street from the high school. The shop- ping center site is just west of North Mockingbird Lane between North Sixth and State Sts. He has appeared before the planning board on several past oc- casions, and always the panel has refused to approve the center. On Monday night he presented plans with several changes. s 80-Foot Barrier The adopted1 plans provided for an 80-foot planted (barrier) strip along Heson's property facing the west side of Mockingbird Lane. In addition, the plans provided there be no entrances or exits through the planted strip (school side) of the property. Another change was that the center was set back con- from Mockingbird Lane. The distance in the adopted plans about 330 feet, Doyle Singleton, city planning engineer said. Hen- ion said the previous distance was 160 feet. The nearest academic building on the school property will now be about 770 feet from the nearest- shopping center building, Single- ton said. Measured from the gym- nasium and auditorium, the dis- tance to the nearest shopping cen- ter building will be 475 feet, he said. Henson said the city owns a 20- foot wide strip of property along the west side of Mockingbird Lane. This added to the 89-foot planted strip would actually make a 100- foot wide barrier strip, Henson said. Locations of business districts to schools "has been a controversial matter in Abilene for the past sev- eral months. The subject came up when Caleb Heed sought to build a shopping center near North Jun- ior High School. Reed's center was approved by the planning commis- sion after provisions were made for a barrier strip' on the school side of Reed's property. Bypassed School Board Several Abilene School Board members criticized the planning board Tuesday morning, alleging that the School Board didn't have an opportunity to examine Hen- son's revised plans in regular ses- sion prior to Monday night's meet- ing. This apparently was a withdraw- al upon previously agreed policy between the planning panel and School Board. On Page 1 of the Feb. 24 morn- ing issue of the Reporter-News, the following report was published regarding an agreement between the -two bodies: "The Planning and Zoning Com- mission will always consult the School Board on the latter's wishes when zoning questions arise af- fecting school areas." Asked Tuesday morning, what he had thought about Benson's plans, Morgan Jones, Jr., a School Board member, said, "I haven't seea them (the plans) yet." Jones Flays Action Jones added, "I didn't know the shopping center was coming he- See ZONING, Pg. 2-A, Cols. 3-4 Sears Quits Post As Chief Counsel British Papers Blast Churchill For Speech LONDON Churchill ioday faced one of the bitterest political storms of his long career by the aging Prime Minister himself in an angry House of Commons debate on the hydro- gen bomb. i The pro-Labor and Left Wing press accused Churchill of stooping :o partisan politics yesterday in dealing with H-bomb problems a ii renewed demands for his resigna- tion. Even some Conservative news- papers expressed regret over his Commons speech. j Churchill threw the House into jproar by disclosing a secret war- lime atomic agreement between Britain and the United States and then blaming the former Labor gov- ernment of Clement Attlee with letting it lapse. Attlee angrily de- nied it. That started the tempest. Laborites hurled their bitterest ever abuse on the Prime Minister chanting "resign" and "get out." Sir Robert Boothby, one of Churchill's stoutest Conservative defenders, stalked from the chamber. The Liberal Manchester Guard- ian said Churchill "had blundered." Friends of the Prime Minister defended his disclosure of the atomic pact by suggesting he did it to bring home to Americans the need for a renewal of atomic in formation exchange and to spike Laborite .attacks on Ms government for its 'failure to obtain H-bomb iacts from the United States. But sifcer Conservatives hintec Churchill had just had.too much needling from Laborites on this Is- sue and let fly. v One conservative member of Parliament, who declined to be quoted by name, told a reporter: "We were shocked and dismayed by the old man's tactics. It may bring his resignation a day closer." There have been un- Churchill might re- sign this summer, handing over the reins to Foreign Secretary An- thony Eden. Laborite Arthur Henderson, a former air minister, will ask the Prime Minister next Thursday to "state the government practice with regard to the public disclosure of secret treaties or secret agree- ments entered into by the British government." Group Questions His Impartiality WASHINGTON P. Sears, Boston lawyer, vithdrew today as the special counsel for a Senate investiga- tion of the McCarthy-Army row. With his impartiality under question, Sears offered his resignation and the Senate Investigation subcommittee ac- cepted it by a unanimous 6-0 vote. SAMUEL P. SEARS hired Thursday, out Tuesday Sears, 58-year-old past presi- dent of the Massachusetts Bar Assn., had been chosen for the job only last week. At that time, public hearings on the charges exchanged by Sen. Mc- Carthy (H-Wis) and Army officials were tentatively set to begin next Monday. The resignation of Scars rubs out Building Money, Teacher Pay Bill Passed by House By BO BYERS AUSTIN iffh-The compromise teachers pay raise plan and a bill appropriating for Emer- gency state building needs were passed in the House today. The -Senate1 drove, toward pas- sage of the tai measure to provide the cash for teachers' raises, but recessed until p.m. without a final vote. An amend- ment knocking out the proposed tax on merchandise stamps-was approved. The House gave the teach- ers! pay raise bill a whopping 137-9 approval. It goes back to the Sen- ate now for concurrence. The only changes voted by the House were those acceptable to backers of the bill. As approved by the House, the emergency building bill was un- changed from the Senate measure, and it goes direct to Gov. Allan Shivers' desk. The vote was 131-6. The actions today were major victories for the governor's spend- ing program for the special ses- sion, which ends a'.week' from to- day. Without objection, the Senate substituted a sliding sca5e for the House-proposed increase in the natural gas production levy. The House had approved raising the present tax of per market value .to" 9.06 per 'cent? The Senate change would put the new rate at 9 per cent and reduces i to 8 per cent after one year am 7 per cent after two years. Sen. Wardlow Lane, Center, told the Senate the .06 per cent would mean little to the state in the way of revenue but would increase pa- per work tremendously in figuring the tax. Sen. A. M. Aikin Jr., Paris, Sen- ate sponsor of the tax measure, had suggested the sliding scale feature, contending the increasing rate of gas production and increas- ing price would result in the state getting the same number of dollars each year. MORGAN JONES JR. they broke agreement MRS. JACK SPARKS still opposes it OL.LIE MCMINN denies he gave backing POLLS CLOSE AT 7 City Voting Light In Early Hours Only 793 votes had been cast by noon Tuesday in Abilene's city and school election. Citizens are voting on seven can- didates for two city commission posts and six candidates for three school board positions. Polls will close at 7 p.m. The votes by boxes at noon: South Junior 202 YMCA 123 Fair Park 267 16th Orange 200 Total 793 Heavy rushes at noon and after 5 p.m. were expected to swell the total vote to several thousand per- sons. About persons were believed eligible to vote. Persons living in precincts 1, Terrorist Suspects Held by Japanese. TOKYO W-Japanese police ar- rested 320 persons today in one of the biggest crackdowns against terrorists luspectt lince the war. 2, 7 and 8 (as marked on their poll tax receipts) vote at South Junior High School. Precincts 3, 4. 5 and 6 vote at the Woman's Building at Fair Park. Precincts 9, 10 and 13 vote at the YMCA. Precincts 11, 12 and 14 vote at the North 16th and Orange Sts. fire station. North Park residents of the Abi- lene school district may vote for school board candidates at the North 16th and Orange Sts. sta- tion. v The candidates are: School Board, Place No. gan Jones, Jr., incumbent. School Board, Place No. 2 Lee Byrd, W. A. (Dick) Dicken- son and Ollie McMinn, incumbent. School Board, Place No. my Partin and Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts, Incumbent. City Commission, Place No. Clell Whetsel, E. A. Hooper Sr., Aldrous R. Oglesby and J. Floyd Malcom, Incumbent. City Commission, Place No. Dr. W. D.' Rich, H. A. Reeves and C. T. (Tommy) Conerly, in- cumbent Drug Burglary Suspects Held Glen Roach and his wife, Dixie, were being held in Sweetwater jail Tuesday in connection with the burglary of Hobinson Prescription Laboratory, 1325 Hickory St., over the weekend. They were filed on in Justice of the Peace W. T. St John's court here Tuesday by Capt. W. B. Mc- Donald the Abilene police force. Bond was set here at S4.000 each, according to McDonald, who "is in- vestigating the case. They were apprehended Monday. The store theft occurred some- time between p. m. Saturday and 8 a. m. Monday. Stolen were 30 one-fourth grain morphine tablets, 200 one-half grain codeine tablets, about in cash, 12 cartons of cigarets, and other items estimated at a total loss of S85. 3 Crewmen Killed In Train Accident QUEBEC Canadian Na- tional Railways passenger train was derailed at Montmagny, 60 miles east of Quebec, early today and at least three crewman were killed. Reports from the scene said all the cars were derailed. The dead crewmen were all from Quebec province. Kerr Predicts Senate Passage Of Personal Income Tax Cuts WASHINGTON Kerr (D- Okla) said today his guess is that the Senate will approve a move he co-sponsors to cut income taxes by increasing personal exemptions of each taxpayer and dependent. He said in an interview he hopes this action will be taken in the Sen- ate Finance Committee but that, if it is not done there, he believes success will come on the Senate floor. The Finance committee, on which the Oklahoman serves, opens hearings today on a big tax re- vision bill to which Democrats hope to attach the income tax reduction. The Eisenhower administration strongly supports the revision bill, which would make asorted tax cuts totaling to business and individuals in its first year of operation. Just as strongly it op- poses any new income tax slash. Senate Republican leaders voice confidence they can beat the in- come tax cut as things stand now, citing indications that the business downturn is leveling off. Democratic sponsors say it is too early to tell about the economic situation. Both sides agree .that the eco- nomic trend of the next-two months probably will determine the out- come of the income tax fight in the Senate. The Finance Committee plans to end its public hearings April 23 and finish writing its ver- sion of the bill in May. It could be June before floor debate is finished. Kerr is a co-sponsor with Sen. George (D-Ga) and Frear (D-Del) of an amendment to raise income tax exemptions by this year, a tax cut, and by Dempsey's Youngest Daughter Marries LOS ANGKLES Ul Ex-heavy- weight champion Jack Dempsey's younger daughter, Barbara, and Jack McMillan HI, a Los'Angeles City College student, were married yesterday In our Lady of Loretto Church. The newlyweds will continue their schooling. Barbara 17 Is a high school Mnlor. S400 in 1955 and thereafter, an eight-billion reduction. Kerr im- plied that smaller cuts would be pushed if the original plan were beaten. In the House, Democrats tried for a exemption a tax cut of 2% billion. They lost 210-204 in a vote which largely followed party lines. Pistol Fire Kills 3 in Fort Worth FORT WORTH ffl-Three per- sons died today in a burst of pistol fire on the north side. The dead are: Mrs. Ella Spears, meet with Premier Joseph Laniel to explain remarks, the French Cabinet on April 1 dismissed him from the two military advisory posts be held with the government. The NATO reprimand went to Juin through channels, from the council to NATO's standing mili- tary group in Washington, then back to supreme Allied headquir- ten (SHAF1) MM- Paria. any prospect that the hearings can begin then as the subcommittee s back again looking for a special counsel. Sears gave his resignation at a closed door meeting of the sub- committee which lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. After the session. Sears met with reporters and read a statement. I am completely satisfied in ny own Sears said, "that am thoroughly competent to con- duct the pending inquiry ob- ectively, impartially and in fair- ness to all. It is not in my blood o do otherwise. But, he added, "I have come to he resolute conclusion that I hould not serve." Sears said he was leaving "in view of the discussion and contro- versy which followed my retention as counsel and of the allegations vhich have been made; most of vhich are without foundation." .He a.dded: "I do so only because I deem- toe hearing to. be one of the highest importance and would not want the credibility of the proceedings to he handicapped from the very outset by any alleged word, deed, or commitments .that I might have uttered in the past. "The test is .not whether I am biased; it is whether. I am believed" to be'Tinbiased." 7 was selected lot .the post special coiuisel last But. after the' appointment, it developed that Boston newspa- pers" had quo'tecl him'jn 1952 as hailing McCarthy's 'reelection and praising McCarthy's "great job" In driving Communists from tie government To the subcommittee anu to re- jorters, Sears had declared that he had never taken any position publicly or privately on McCarthy. Three Killed In Crash Near Big Spring BIG SPRING persons women and a small vere killed today in the collision of their car and a gasoline trans- port truck 9% miles north of here on U.S. highway 87. The truck was loaded with 3.7CO gallons of gasoline, which was spilled but did not catch fire. The accident occurred about 9 a.m. Hours later, identification of the victims had not been made. The car was a 1949 Oldsmobfle registered in the name of Andy Anderson, Lamesa, who started for iig Spring as soon as he was in- ormed of the accident. The driver of the truck, Elwyn Scitern, 27, was shaken ip but was not injured seriously. t was a truck from the McGuire Oil Co. of Lamesa. The car was headed toward Big Spring on the highway from La- mesa. THE WEATHER Rr ABILENE AND VTCrOTTY Fair and arm today, tonight and Wednesday. Max. mum temperature today and Wednesday, about 9a; low tonight, 65 NORTH CENTRAL and WEST 'artly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and te Partly cloudy and wann his afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. Wlde- y scattered Ihundershocers tomorrow and n the southeast portion this afternoon. loaerate to fresh southerly winds on the SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Partly loudy and warm this afternoon. tonlcht and tomorrow. Fresh to locally -trine southerly winds on the TEXPEKATtntES Tt 78 It >1 It M 75 N Sunset last nUht a.m. SuctUi today :22 a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer raedlng at p.m. M.OK, Relative humidity at o.m. JOS. Maximum tiuperalun last M boon tnd- at a.m.. 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