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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR HOT foflene WITHOUT OR-WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FQES WE SKETCH .YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXIII, No. 378 (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PUCE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10t Flood Toll Reaches 62 EAGLE-PASS, Tex. W-The Tlio Grande was back in its banlcs to- day, its receding "waters carrying the secret of how many died and leaving mounds of foul, disease- breeding mud. Hidden in the muck and in the draining waters was the answer to whether the best available figures dead, 90 "to 400 short of the truth. President Eisenhower declared the stricken borderland eligible for disaster Joans. Gbv. Allan Shivers' own state disaster task force flew to the border to .work.with the federal people. The Red Cross, the Salvation Army and individuals had little rest. IQOrDegree Heat To Last 2 Days; Rain Deficit Up July's sizdiiig weather will con- tinue, for at least two more days. The Weather Bureau Friday forecast temperature peaks of 100 degrees for both this afternon and Saturday. The month opened Thursday with a scorching 98 degree high. Temperatures during last month' hit higher marks than June ol '53 but the average temperature was a pleasant 83 degrees, which was 5 degrees less than the average of last year's hot June. But less rain fell here last month than during any June since' 1901. -The Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport recorded ..03'last month. Norr'uJ for June is 2.79 inches. Rainfall for the- year dropped 1.82 inches below normal Precip- itation this year has amounted to 10.03 inches. 11.8J inches. Normal rainfall, is Clothing, food, medicine and money were on the way. The need was greatest across the river in Piedras Negras, whose an- nounced toll of 38 dead and 90 missing may be-a mockery. One Mexican army major said the dead there may number more than 4001 Nuevo Laredo, sister Mexican city of Laredo, Tex., counted its first bodies of five mem- bers of a family identified only as Gomez, They were recovered yes- terday. Mexican pride prevented delivery of aid which the United States was anxious to send across the river. Apparently protocol -demands a formal request from the'Mexicans. The request was not forthcoming, although everyone here knew food, medicine, technical help was needed in Piedras Negras. Shivers to Greet Backers Tonight A reception for Gov Allan Shiv- ers will Jwgin at p.m. Friday on the mezzanine floor of the Wind- sor Hotel The governor is expected to ar- rive in-Abilene around 5 p.m.' Fri- day: He will fly here from El Paso. A group of supporters will meet nun at the airport R. M. Wagstaff, chairman of the Shivers for governor support- ers here, said that the governor will appear on a 15 minute tele- vision program at p.m. over KRBC-TV., At the-reception, Shivers will greet Abilenlans and Taylor Coun- tians. The event will Mast until 9 p.m. Shivers-is to remain here over- night, leaving by plane early Sat- urday morning jor. North Fort Hood, where be ;'will review the 49th Armored Division. PICKETING ENDS Phone Workers Return to Jobs Western Electric installers vol; untarily ended a io-hour picket- ing of Bell Telephone Co. here Thursday at p.m. Bell workers, who had refused to: violate the picket lines Thurs- day, went on the regular 10 p.m. shift after the. pickets quit, and again returned to work as usual Friday. The: installers were still .on. strike, however; and could begin picketing again'at any moment, R. 0. .Taylor, job steward for the Communication Workers of Amer- ica local, said Friday morning: The picketing was called off by the local, not on of the national union, which has not ac- tually issued a nation-wide picket order. CWA national headquarters, par- leying with Western Electric of- ficials over -a pay raise, tentative- ly agreed to hold off a nation- wide picket order until Tuesday, subject to change, the Associated Press reported. Exchanges Tied Up .However, locals all over Texas tied up Bell exchanges temporari- ly with picket lines, AP reported. "We decided it would be better (to take the pickets Tay- lor said Friday morn'ng "When they'll go back, I don't know. It might be today or it might be tomorrow." The Dallas CWA office has not notified him of strike plans yet, Taylor said. He added wryly that he tried to call them all day Thursday and couldn't get through because the strike had slowed down long die tance service Mrs. Bessie Shelton, head of the Bell workers local, ;aid  lor, their picket lines put around 340 workers off: the job. The CWA workers want from' 6 to 8 cents an hour raise, keeping all fringe benefits, which they claim the company is.trying to do them out of with.a 4 to 7 cents an hour raise. Chief Ha! I mark Thanks Spann Fund Donors With more than still to be added from a midnight movie at the' Paramount July S, the Jimmy Spann'Appreciation Fund stood at Friday morning. Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark wrote to the Reporter-News Thurs- day thanking the newspaper for its inauguration of the fund. "In behalf of the entire Abilene Police Chief Hall- mark wrote; "I wish to express my grateful appreciation to you for the interest you have shown in inaugurating and conducting the campaign for the relief of the fam-'j ily of our officer Jimmy Spann. including your generous contribu- tion to the fund. "We have learned that your newspaper can always be counted' on to cooperate with our-depart- ment in undertaking, looking to the safety of the lives and property of our citizens, and this means a lot. to us." Mrs. Spann and the two chil- dren, left fatherless when Spann was snot down during a gun battle June 17, appeared on KRBC-TV Thursday evening with the Hey. Sterling .Price. Tickets for the Paramount mid- night show are on sale from Abi- lene police department members and at Interstate Theaters, Man- ager; Wally Akin said. Balance of the fund now stands at after spent in meeting the family's obligations was subtracted. Contributions to the fund may be brought or mailed to the Reporter- News. Checks should be made out to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. Previously acknowledged New'gifts: Stewart's Nursing Home, 1326 Palm St. 2 50 Stewart's Nursing Swenson Ave. 2.50 Anonymous 400 Lubbock Policemen's Auxiliary 5 00 G.B. Tittle 10.00 Johnny Harper Texas Employment Commission Employes- 4000 Sir. and Mrs. M. E. Boykm 15.00 Airs. George S Browne 3.00 Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Hann 1000 Mrs. Dennis Manly. -10.00 Hooks Insulation Co.- 5m City's Bank Deposits Hit 7th Straight Peak Mid-Year Total Up Millions Total Johnson Says People Won't Support UN If Red China Admitted WASHINGTON If! leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas told the Senate today that the "American people will refuse to support the United Nations if Com- munist China becomes a memberl" Johnson lined up squarely behind Senate Republican leader Know- land of California in a demand for a reaprpaisal of this country's foreign policies and defense. In: an interview earlier, Know- land said he may ask Congress to shut off contribu- tions to the if that'organiza tioh admits the Chinese Reds. He said Secretary of State Dulles would be asked to reaffirm U.S. policy on the issue in an appear- ance before the Foreign Relations Committee today. VETERAN Jones, right, of Colorado City and manager Ranch, and Charles Featherstone, left, Wichita Falls rancher, were among the tune cowhands in Thursday opening Stamford rodeo parade Jones is president of the Reunion Association and Featherstone is past president anti current director. Featherstone formerly iwed at Aspermont (Staff Photo by David Barros) Cowboy Reunion v t Opens to 6 IM I By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Firm Editor STAMFORD, July 2 The grand entry, colorful opening spec- tacle of the 24th annual Texas Cowboy Reunion rodeo Thursday night, thrilled a crowd estimated at more than persons. Approximately 800 horses and riders, including old-time cow- hands, cowgirl sponsors, rodeo contestants, and junior cowboys and cowgirls' weaved around the vast arehaJThe Hardin Simmons University "white horse" brigade, led by Will Watson, displaying the United States and Texas flags, spearheaded the arena, entry. "Goat" Mayo of Petrolia pro- vided the rodeo annuals. Results of most of the events in the first go-round of the four-day show favored the livestock But the cowboy contestants have the livestock outnumbered. The entry list, cowboys and 46 cowgirl sponsors, is so large that many of the contestants vie in the "slack" period of the program, nieetmg early in, the stead of waiting to perform before the arena crowd at night The final group of contestants in the first go-round compete in Friday events and the winners will be named at the condusion'of Fri- day night's program Wia Contests In the "slack" roping and wild cow milking contests, which be- gan at 7 30.am Thursday, the three top-winners in the events were: Calf Newton, Abi- lene, 12 seconds, N. A. Pitcock, Aspermont, U seconds; and Fred Dalby, Aspermont, 14 4 seconds Wild cow J. Free- man, Clyde, 2L3, Dalby, 23; and Odell BlackweU, McAdoo. 29 These times were pitted against .the following marks posted in the Thursday night show: Calf Hodges, Iowa Park, 14 S, Lawson Smith, Jay- ton, 21; and J. T. Huey, Electra, 25.1. Wild cow Brad- shaw, Abilene, US pha U sec- ond penalty; James Whitley, Stamford, 50 3; and Pete Drennan, Guthrie, 63. Association Elects Heads STAMFOHD, July 2 Henry Record of Monument, N. M., was elected president of the Texas Cow- boy Reunion Association Friday morning. He replaces. 0. F. Jones of Colo- rado City. The election was held in the Reunion bunkhouse here. All officers won unanimous con- sent. Lewis Ackers, of Abilene, a past president of the association, urged lie group to "let the younger gen- eration know we're behind them." Other new officers are: ;H. E Culwell of Avoca, first vice- president, Porter H. Campbell of iiule, second vice president; J V. Hudson of Haskcli, secretary-treas- urer; Rufe Denson of Rute, range boss, Clinton Ezell of Stamford, wag- on boss; Pete Blackshear of As- jermont, horse wrangler; and Pat Jones, of Sierra Blanca, wagon ook. NEW THE OFFICIALS-the new City of KsVflnrt official family Friday morning after County Judge Reed Iiaalibe .administered the oath of office to a mayor and five aldermen. The new officials were named in Tye'i first city election June 28. Giving and receiving the oath of office row, left to Judgetfn- nlsbe, Mayor Bill C. Mauldiri and AMennen Honur Uney and W- H. Rister, (back rW) Aldermen L. L. Knight, 'Theo Kincaid and T. J. Htads, (Staff. Photo) TODAY'S PROGRAM FOR REUNION 2 p. ra-Memorial tervice of Texas Cowboy Reunion As- sociatha, Inc.. at BuokhouM. p. chuck wacow open'to serve food to viators, I pm entry in arena, cowboy rodeo sal girl H pjn.-Squart daiec Rowd-Up ,HalL Only five of the 12 ropers in the night contest posted a score an only four of the 12 wild cow mil ers turned in.a score. AbOeiiau Applauded Two Abilene riders turned in performances which drew '--the most applause from the crowd. Their rides may not have keen scored the highest by the but David Rushing, in the bare- back bronc event, drew a roum of applause When he conquerec an outlaw horse named Roby. Next in favor with the spectators apparently- was the bareback ride "by Bobby Wedeking, Stamford youth, on Poison -Ivy. Kenneth Klllough, Abilene rider drew the crowd's attention in the steer riding event when he gave steer No 33 a thorough ride Er nest Pope, Fort Worth cowhand probably turned in the second be steer ride on No 32 Only three of the seven contest- ants in the saddle bronc event'com- pleted rides They were Rusty Welsh of Jayton, Jimmy Moore of Post and Harold Dean Thomas Jayton Mare Baee Pleases The wild mare race had only four but these .contestants staged a crowd-pleasing perform See REUNION, Ff. 5-A, 7 WHAT'S HAPPENED TO OUR Ten years ago Abilene bulged at the seams with soldiers and fliers and their families. Then1, in 1945, Camp Barkeley and the Air Base closed end pessi- mists said the town was dead Newspapers and maga- zines labeled Abilene a "ghost Somebody was badly mistaken. Instead of going down, Abilene started going up. Building boomed. New industry and business came to town. Population grew. Where do we stand today? The Sunday' Reporter-News will bring you a picture of Today. Staff Writers Earle Walker, Dave Brumbeau, Kotharyn Duff, Sherwyn McNoir and" John Danii- son, will review the current business picture. Pictures, charts and graphs will pinpoint the development. It all odds up to a convincing picture. Abilene, the town which dared to raise more than to get Camp Borketey in and more than to get the Abilene Air Base now urv 'der construction, is on its way. On its way to bigger things to spectacular population growth, to becoming even more important than it has been in the post the Key City of Weit Texas. You'll not went to mitt this portrayal of progretj in Sunday's Reporter-News. By KATHAEYN DUFF Abilene bank deposits on June-30 set another all-time mid-year record for the seventh consecutive year. The three Abilene banks released deposit and loan fig- ures in response to state and national calls for condition reports. The reports, issued Friday, were totals as of close of business June 30. Total deposits in Abilene are This is an increase of over the total deposits this time last year of Abilene deposits are: Citizens National Bank, now; a year ago. Farmers Merchants National Bank, now; a year ago. First State-Bank, now; a year ago. The six banks in Taylor County now have total deposits of The banks at Merkel, Trent and Tuscola, too, show gains over a year ago when county deposits totaled The Climb In local deposits is credited to several factors- Be- ginning, of the flow of the million the Defense Department win spend ,on Abilene Air Base, the, increased oil activity; a grain crop that was much better than expected; and general healthy bus- iness conditions. hkppy situation, Jnon- eywlse, is reflected throughout this Thirty-four banks in this part of the state have already made their mid-year reports to The Abilene Reporter-News: Of these banks, a have more money on deposit now than they did 12 months ago. Declines in other for the most part small.1 Abdene'i current bank are'more than double what they warbooro IMJB. nv tnew was of aaVim on deposit here. Local deposits have dropped only once at raid-year since then That was in 1947 when there was tem- porary decline because of with- drawal of government funds. The increase In local loans has just about kept pace with the in- crease in deposits. Loan totals announced by the Citizens National, SU.TVr.TM now, a Tear ago Fanners fc Merchants National, now. a year ago v First State, now; 704.ZM a year ago. Over the territoy, deposit in- creases have been reported from Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Bronte, Cisco, Coleman, Cross Plains, Hamlin, Haskell, Lueders, Merkel, Midland, Moran, Ruing Star, Robwt.Lee, Rochester, Rule, San Angelo, Sweetwater, Throck- msrtss. Treat, Tasato-aad win- ters. Declines were reported at Colorado CitjvEasUand, Roby, Rpscoe and Spur. Here are deposit figures from the first banks reporting First National Albany, now; HTM.OPO a year ago. First National, Anson, f3.4St.000 now; a year ago. First National Aspennont, now; a year ago First' National Baird, ow; a year ago. First National, Bronte, 000 now, a year ago. First National, Cisco. now; a year ago. First Coleman National, OW now; a.year ago. Citizens State. Cross Plains, now, a year ago. Colorado City NaUsaal, now. a year ago Eaetland .National, now; a year ago. National, Hamlin, 000 now; a year ago. Haskell National, now; a year ago. First State, Loraine, year ago. Farmers State. Lueden, 90 now; in December (June of 1K3 not available) FAM-National, Merkel, now; a year ago. Midland National, See BANKS, Fage 7-Ai CA WHATS NEWS ON THE INSIDE mind to tamp, o gnat Indochina to Com- on chunk of munists. Pogt 5-A. PAVW6 City CsmmU- lion takes no action on suggtstion that Hi own paving by -the CUT end MA hit nsuhid m M MM egmm Suit Filed Agairul 2 L-Mcn Here of the Abilene LGB was transferred to tht- A civil liberties not Mid in U. S. Court Friday morning names two Texas Lquor Control Board officers as defendants. M. HorreVM, of Pe- can St. is seeking recovery of dam- ages from Leon C. Bowman and William Bateman. Bowman until Lubbock off ice as superv two weeks ago. Baieman is an in-, specter with the LCB office here. Basis of Horrell's suit is an in- cident that occurred at hii -resi- dence the afternoon of lost June 13 Another outgrowth of the inci- dent was a charge, of aggravated assault on a peace officer filed against Horrell in Taylor County Court The charge against Horrell is still pending in county court Beatbg Charged In a petition filed by Dallas Scarborough as his Hor- rell alleges that the officers struck him with their fists beat him and cot and braised him and knocked him down to the floor." Bowman and Bateman, who were accompanied fay- Deputy Sheriff Lewis Grimes, sufi they handed Horrell a search warrant when they entered the home. Grimes was not named a defend- ant in tne damage' iuii. Horrell's petition alleges that "a search was conducted but the 'def- endant found nothing of an il- legal nature" The suit is brought, according to the petition, because the plain- tiff was "deprived of the rights, privileges and immunities secured to him and protected by the Con- stitution and laws of the United States. Horrell became involved in an altercation with two city poHce- June 24 when Patrolmen W. A. Ritchie and W. L. Wood stopped the car in which Horrell was rid- ing because it ran a caution light a result, Horrell was charged iii aty.court with using abusive language, assaulting an officer and permitting hir unlicensed juvenile grandson to drive a car. Horrell was fined on each of the three .count: agamst him in aty court. He first said he would serve the fines out in jail but after serving one day paid the balance and wat released m wane MoarM oprrstu. mt Ttm-   

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