Abilene Reporter News, June 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 16, 1954

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Issue date: Wednesday, June 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXIII, NO. 362 frat ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc WATER drainage pipe 13 feet in diameter is being installed at the north end of the main runway at the Abilene Air Force Base. The drainage ditch, contract- ed by Texas Bitulithic Co., was in the original plans to be open. Eighth Air Force Liaison Officer Lt. Col. Jack Brown, in the foreground, figured if just one bomber were "dropped" in the ditch off the end of the runway it would cost more than closing the ditch. Armco Metal and Drainage Co. are sub-contractors to install the pipe. (Staff Photo) Ike, Churchill Meet To Strengthen Bonds 80 MILES OF SIDEWALK Touchdown' Pods Laid at Air Base .The "touchdown pads" are fin- ished, at the Abilene Air Force Base. That means enough concrete to make a sidewalk 80 miles long, four feet wide and four inches deep has been placed on the tip ends of the runway, which will receive the ishes its work, which includes drainage. This earth moving includes rock being brought to Abilene from Brownwood. Gravel and sand is being brought in from Maryneal. The company has set up its own asphalt plant at View. impact of bombers when they first j Morgan said concrete work on set down for a landing. Completion I such a large scale, in spite of the excitement it caused, is merely a matter of getting the work or- was made Wednesday morning. Spectators Watch Observers from as far as New j ganized. Mexico came to see the concrete I 5 Sub-Contracts Let "poured." It was the big job for! pive major sub-contracts have the Southwest at this time. The "touchdown pads" are portion of the contract by Texas Bitulithic Co. of Dallas to build the runway, apron and taxiways. The Dallas firm's contract was originally for but changes in design have increased been let by Texas Bitulithic. Dean Skinner sub-contracted to do the "dirt work." Ernest Loyd will handle the flexible base (he has two subcontractors under W. i Britain, U.S. Press for End 01 Peace Talks GENEVA ui Britain and the United States pressed today for a quick suspension of the deadlocked Indochina pence talks amid indica- tions France might try to prolong the parley. The nine-parly Indochina confer- ence was scheduled to meet in closed-door session to make a final try for agreement on getting Viet- minh forces out of Laos and Cam- bodia. A French spokesman expressed desire to see the talks continue at K. Jennings Electric Co. will I j handle conduits. Townsco Con- will number and paint portions of the runway. Arm- least until the French National As- sembly has a chance to approve a French politics, that could Gov. Shivers Yarborough Coming Here Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough, his opponent for the governor's office, are due in Abi- lene this week. Shivers was expected to arrive here late Wednesday, spend the night and leave early Thursday. He will stay at the Woolen Hotel. Yarborough will meet with a group of his supporters Thursday at 8 p.m. on the Windsor Hotel mezzanine floor. Any Yarborough supporter is welcome to the meeting. About 400 have been invited to attend. Yarborough will come to Abi- lene from San Angela where he ii scheduled to speak at noon Thurs- day. While in Abilene he will make a 15-minute TV appearance at pjn. Yirbonmfa Rally Plauetf At the meeting Thursday night members of the Abilene Yarbor- ough for Governor Club will make plans for a future appearance of Yarborough in Abilene at a rally or barbecue sometime during the campaign. Joe L. Reynolds is president of the club. Other officers are Dallas Perkins, vice-president, and Ann DavJdMO, secretary treasurer. The Yarborough for Governor Club will have its headquarters at 302 Walnut St and plan a for- mal opening of the headquarters at a future, date. Jim McCormick, president of the pro-Shivers faction o! Young Democratic Clubs of Texas, also is to be here Wednesday night. He's expected about S.p.m. Associated Press Tuesday listed one Abilenian and three Snyder men among financial contributors to Shivers' campaign fund. They are French M. Robertson, Abilene. J500; C. T. Mclaughlin, Lee T. Stinson and Theo Lamb, all of each. nges in cesign nave mcreaseu (ractjno the price to slightly more paint portions While only the concrete tips of j contracted to install a the runway are completed. J. D. j pjpc 13 feet in diameter. Morgan, project engineer, pointed' out that one and one-half million cubic yards of earth, enough to make a lump 12 times as big as the Woolen Hotel, will be niovea before Texas Bithulithic Co? fin-1 See AIR BASE. Page 2-A. Col. 5 The spokesman said he believed French Foreign Minister Georges storm sewer, concrete and asphalt work. Key employes besides Morgan Red Cross Pay Stirs Big Storm Bootlegging Fine, Jail Term Voided The Court of Criminal Appeals at Austin has reversed and re- manded for new trial a conviction resignation of Premier Joseph j Of Herbert Pennye of 509 Ash St. Laniel government remains in of- on a bootlegging charge. Bidault would return to Geneva i himself or that someone of equal 0 ''rank would come here to repre- sent France. Texas Bitulithic will do the j BidauU has the status of ..care_ taker" foreign minister since the Talks to Cover Mutual Interests WASHINGTON Eisenhower said today his June 25 meeting with Prime Minister Churchfll is intended to keep the bridge between America and Britain strong. Eisenhower told his news conference the suggestion for the meeting came from Churchill, and that the talks will i cover the whole range of mutual interests between the i powers. He emphasized, as the original announcement yes- j terday had done, that there is no agenda or formal schedule of subjects. The highly informal talks. senhower said, will touch not only on the crisis in Southeast Asia but 11 on virtually every topic which re- wrters could bring up. The President said he agreed with Churchill that the meeting should do much to'put an end to reports of rifts between the two countries. He said the main purpose of the talks is to make the alliance be- ween the two nations as strong as British Foreign Secretary An- hony Eden and Secretary of State Julles will participate in the White louse conversations which some lave presumed might eventually ead to some form of united action o check communism in Indochina and the whole of Southeast Asia. This country has been working for creation of a Southeast Asia security pact as soon as possible. President Eisenhower and Sec- retary of State Dulles, officials said today, wulmrge the British leaden to agree to prompt consul SUSAN IGNORES ESTRANGED MATE Susan Hay- ward walks past her estranged Husband, Jess Barker, after a Burbank, Calif., court adjourned to the couple's nearby Sherman Oaks home to check angles of testimony. Earlier a maid who lived next door to the couple testi- fied at Miss Hayward's contested divorce trial that she saw the shapely movie queen dashing in the nude through her back'yard with Barker in hot and threatening pursuit. Susan Hayward Nurses Upset Emotions After Day in Court BURBANK, Calif. av-While Su-, turned down because "of certain san Hayward nursed her upset emotions today, attorneys for the movie queen and her actor hus- band tried to get together on a set- tlement of their divorce trial. The trial took an abrupt recess yesterday afternoon when the ac- fice until the Assembly approves! A Taylor County Court jury that tress sick after lunch a successor but can make no major; heard Pennye's trial last Jan. 18 J policy decisions. found him guilty on a charge of If France insists on prolonging possession of whisky for the pur- the Indochina talks, some diplo- j pose of sale. Punishment fixed by mats believe the United States and i the jury was a fine and 60 Britain would have to agree to'days in jail. some sort of standby group staying The offense was alleged to have on in Geneva, in addition to the! occurred Oct. 3, 1953. John Reid military representatives of France was attorney for Fennye in the LOS ANGELES sy over repayment of American Red Cross funds given to disaster- and the Communist-led Vietminh trial. j who are discussing cease-fire lines here. I The Indochina parley appeared i controver- of conducting special campaigns as hopelessly deadlocked as the One of her lawyers said it was an emotional upset; another called it food poisoning. It was both. Superior Judge Herbert V. Walk- er recessed the trial until tomor- row morning. S, S. Hahn, counsel for actor Jess Barker, said that Miss Hay- ward had offered as a set- tlement, but that the offer was when disasters strike, because of developments in recent operations. stricken communities was bounc- The organization, he said, has ing across the nation and back to- i never considered that the public day. wishes the Red Cross to "act as Korean phase of the Geneva talks. I which ended last night after seven j fruitless weeks. British Foreign Secretary Eden told delegates Monday he felt the Three cities took issue with Ro- j an insurance company and replace talks should be suspended unless j land Harriman, national Ited Cross I disaster losses on the basis of I the Communists made drastic i chairman, who said some tornado- loss. I changes in their position, ravaged areas failed to reimburse j When a tornado struck Flint last Harriman named as a case in point. the relief agency, even though sup- plemental funds were raised in these communities after the Red Cross had advanced money for the basic needs of victims. Flint. .Mich.. Another Red Cross official named Waco. Tex., and Worcester. Mass. All were hit by tornadoes last year. In each case the primary ques- tion seemed to be: If a stricken cily. aided by Red Cross, subse- quently raises funds of its own for relief, should this money be used to repay the Red Cross or should it be used locally to rehabilitate victims as completely as possible? Worcester said nearly all, and Flint said part, of the Red Cross aid had been repaid. Waco said it would consider granting the Red Cross part of its supplemental fund if it should develop that victims and their relatives need no further help. The dispute originated in Knrri- man'i address Monday before the national Bed Cross convention hen. He said the Red Cross was rctanlnf to Ui K'vtoui practice THE WEATHER DEPARTMENT OF COMMKKCE WEATHER PVREAt; ABILENE AXT> VICINITY Partly M scatirre! lalt lr.t evening June the Red Cross spent nearly contributed by all the country, he said, In reply. Flint's mayor. Donald Riegle, said he understood a good deal of the money contributed af- ter the tornado Was given tO the Wednesday nisbt and Thursday. Red Cross. Flint Red Feather i S its miTtes Showed the Red CrOSS WOS Willing i lv to help, regardless of money raised locally. R. T. Schaeffer. national direc- tor of Red Cross disaster services. said here that was spent in Waco after its tornado. A Waco tornado relief fund was established by the chamber of commerce, and about was raised, but the Red Cross Rot none of its money buck, said Schaeffer. In Wnco. trustees of the disaster fund said was raised, nnd the actual needs of victims re- quired the expenditure of all but about of (Ills sum The Central Belief Committee commented that "it would seem the Red Cross has made an un- generous and inaccurate state- WEST TEXAS: Faruy cloudy and warm throcch Thursday with widely scattered late afternoon and thunderstorms In all except Bis Bend Connlry and HI EAST AXn SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm tiirouxh Thursday wtlh widely scattered afternoon and even- inc thundershoxvers mostly in north. Mod- erate to locally fresh southeast and south winds on the coast. A. M. 75 -76 tuft p.m. lo. a.m. Suiurt tonight V m. BlRHMlw KIUUM M P.m. Ktllthe mimUKy P.m. Mnxlmam tfrapcratun for M hu at M. ImnrM L M. m tor Big Publicity Push For Bonds Mapped Press, television, radio and civic i watersheds, sewer problems, etc., groups will pull out all stops early j based upon Abilene history, in July to publicize the July 17 Local stations are arranging j speakers and programs for radio Wednesday j and television. These will be in ad- city bond election. That was decided morning at a strategy meeting of j-dition to brief spot announcements. 1 Speakers are to appear before all civic clubs, outlining the bond issues. Letters are being mailed to min- isters, asking them to make an- nouncements in the pulpits. Placards will be placed in store windows and buses. Merchants will be asked to drop booklets, of bond information in the merchandise packages of cus- tomers. Members of the youth baseball leagues will be given printed bond information to carry home. -I Prtal Bond FtMtr The committee voted Wednes- day to print small folder of es- sential bond facts. This will a reduced version of questions and answers published recently in a full- pact newspaper advertisement. Purpose to provide something quickly and easily readable. Thm foWers will be widely