Abilene Reporter News, July 7, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 07, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, HOT CJje Mm Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXIV, NO. 21 Aaedmd (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 7, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FBICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe DIFFER ON MARTIAL LAW DECISION Oklahoma Voting Excites Exes; 'Not Bad as One Says By BILL BUTLER of Oklahoma) Politicial campaigns in West Texas, are. as hot a box of fire- crackers right now but the Demo- cratic Primary race in Oklahoma hat caused tempers to flare like UM Sooner sun. Biggest development in the "Sooner Shindig" came when Gov. Johnston Murray declared mar- tial law in five eastern Oklahoma counties last week. Charges were made that votes were being sold and National Guardsmen were placed on guard at polls in the five counties. Abilene is full of ex-Oklahomans who are following the hot elec- tion in their home state. And they have a few comments EX-OKLAHOMAN JACK B. RYAN .old Murray is just excited Haskell Physician, Dr. Taylor, 81, Dies HASKELL, July 7. LaFayette Taylor, 81, a dean of West Texas physicians, died Wed- nesday at 3 a. m. at his home here. had practiced medicine In >Texas'for 55 years, iaJHaskell for he suffered aitrpke on Oct. 29, 195L He Kid been confined to his bed iince u Y Dr. Taylor's N has been prominent in West medical and religious circles. A son, Dr. Floyd Dean Taylor of Abilene, fol- lowed his father's example to be- come'a surgeon. A daughter, May Bell Taylor, was head of a Baptist missionary girls' training school in Brazil for eight years before coming home in 1951 to care for her invalid father. 7Dr. Taylor was born on May 12, 1873, in a log cabin on Cherry Creek near Denton, He was fond of telling "that the Bight he was bprn a twister took the roof off the cabin. The son of a Baptist minister, he was one of eight sons, three of whom became ministers and four doctors. .'His early life was spent in Mills County, in Arkansas, and at Troy, where he returned later to open hJI practice, and "almost starved" for .five years because of a drought be'recalled later. CHe attended the University of Tennessee's School of Medicine at Memphis, then known as Memphis School of Medicine: In the university conferred its Golden "T" Award upon him for his over SO years of active practice. He was an 1894 gradu- ate. On June 5, 1899, he married 'trie former Edna Pearl Bernero in Cedar View, Miss., and brought her to Oiopa on their honeymoon four days in a buggy. They lived at Ozona until 1902 when Dr. Taylor and two of his brothers bought a ranch at Here- ford and lived there for about six months. The six families living _ DR. LAFAYETTE TAYLOR invalid since 1951 on the ranch were exactly half of the Baily County's population at that time. His son, Bailey Tay- lor, now of Abilene was the first child born in Bailey County. Drought hit, however, and Dr. Taylor gave up fanning. He moved to Haskell in 1909 to join 12 practicing physicians, who warned him he would never make a living -here. Dr. Taylor used to say he had killed a lot 'of horses in his prac- ticing career getting to patients. His calls sometimes ranged as far as 90 miles. Besides his active practice, Dr. Taylor served as a trustee of the Haskell schools for about 35 years, and as a deacon in the First Bap- tist Church. He had been a director of the Haskell National Bank for 25 years at the time of his death. He also helped organize the Haskell coun- ty Hospital and served on the staff until his retirement in. 1951. Despite his early trouble with fanning. Dr. Taylor owned exten- sive farm holdings northwest of See TAYLOR, Page Z-A, Col. S of their own about martial law and Oklahoma electioni. In true Okie style, these re- marki are sharp, clear and to the point. Jack Foster of 1211 Green St., lived in Poteau, Okla.: county seat of LeFlore County, for 12 years. LeFlore a one of the five counties which was put under martial law for the election by Gov. Murray. No Fraidi Tkere Foster said that there were never any voting fraud: while be lived in LeFlore County and he doesn't quite agree with Gov. Mur- ray's martial law order. "It looks like a political move. To my knowledge, no one has been arrested in LeFlore County on vot- ing fraud charges, Foster said, 'although some people have been arrested in other counties. And as for the election, it's a shame! I would have liked to have been in Oklahoma to cast a vote against Kerr." Foster has been a resident of Abilene for the past year and half. He is telegraph editor of the Abilene Heporter-News. Most of the D.O.'s (Displaced Okies) have not followed the elec- tion or campaigns too closely but an of those interviewed had some- thing to say about the martial law order. Exciter "Old Murray a just getting ex- cited. Jack B. Ryan, Abilene oil man of 73S- Hawthorne St., re- marked "But I like to see an honest election and if martial law was necessary to assure one, that was the thing to do." Ryan hails from Wewoka, Okla. He has lived in Abilene for eight years and says it's he best towa he has ever lived in. One person, W. L. (Bill) Parsons of 3313 South Sixth St., compared Gov. Murray's action to the past action of his father, "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, former governor of Okla- homa. "I think the martial law order was uncalled for and it reminds of old Bill Murray. I it probably runs in the family 1 Panotslired In Oklahoma about W yean at Woodward He has been in Abilene four, years. Jami C. Barker, of 833 buc- caneer Dr, lived in Oklahoma about 25 years at Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He doesn't see any- thing unusual about the martial law action Not Af Bad as Diival "At least it's not as violent as all the stuff in Duval County." he said. "But I haven't followed the election too closely. The only woman interviewed was Mrs. Don Riddle, of 933 Bowie Dr., who lived in Oklahoma for 21 years. "Martial law can happn any- Mrs. Riddle said. "And it's good that the frauds came out into the light." Mrs. Riddle has been in Abilene for the past five years and wants everyone to know that pre- fers Texas to Oklahoma. WHAT'S NEWS ON JHE INSIDE FARM form sur- plus, worth billion, ii bulging in bins ond warehouses. And it won't be sold on the market. Page 12-A; NIW house plan- ned tonight at th. new S. H. KreM ond Company Store. Page 1-B. PICKET at no- tion's uranium plants havi thrown up picket lines in support of .union's demands for.poy raise. 3-B. STRANGLED BY GAUZE 7-Year-Old Girl Kidnaped, Murdered After Struggle ;Fla. Judith Ann Roberts, 7-year-old daughter of a Baltimore attorney, was kidnapped from the home of her grandparents today and brutally murdered. Police found the nude and savagely battered body of the little gii in a wooded area just off fashionable Bayshore Drive on the short of Biscayne Bay. had been reported missing tome five hours before by her mother, Mrs. Shirley disappeared from the home of Mrs. RoberU' parents, Mr. and Mrs. The chiid'i absence was discov- ered at a.m., when Mn. BoMoberf WM awakened by toe mad ef a ear roaring- away from fear ham OB a nnHne pa- trol found the car at a.m. A score of. officers fanned out from tjie abandoned car and one of them found Judith Ann's body at a.m. in a clump of bushes a block from where the car was discovered. She had been beaten on the head, apparently with, a heavy, instrn- ment. Her body was caked with blood and she had put up a fight for her life. A piece of gauxe was twisted about her throat and police, said it appeared the material had been used to strangle berV 'Homicide Detectives I. J. Whit- man and Charles Sapy wid there was no indication''that an attempt bad been made to'collect ransom. Mrs. Roberta Hid the and her bmband, Jamet, wtrt ia jMdcratt circumstances and not alikely tar- get for a ransom kidnaping. Mrs. Roberto-said'her husband was defeated recently in a cam- paign for a seat in the. Maryland House of Delegates. She laid she had considered but .discarded the thought that the crime might have been committed .by -a political enemy. The Federal Burean of Investiga- tion had ordered a statewide search for the kidnaper before the body was found. Roberts was not at home when the chad's disappearance was.dis- covered. The family came to Miami after hit defeat-in toe Maryland Democratic primary June M. Mn: Roberts laid they bad bea in the habtt o< virttog her amali'B Miami every ana- Ike Opposes Quitting UN If China t S5 W MORE FIRE Abilenians.approve pro- posed bonds in the July 17 election, a new central fire sta- tion will be built. It is to be at North Second and Mul- berry Sts. Architect's drawing is shown here. Hijacker Gels at An son ANSON, July 7 lone hijacker escaped with approximately in cash taken at gunpoint from the Legard service station early Wednesday morning. The hijacking occurred about a.m. Wednesday morning at the station, located on U. S. High- way on the west edge of An- son. Sheriff Dick Reves said the at- tendant on duty at the all-night station, named Staley, told him the hijacker put him in the rest room and told him to stay there after he took the money, from a qash register. The attendant said he was rob- bed at gun point and that the hi- jacker ran off down the road aft- er putting him in the rest room. He said the hijacker ran to a ear parked about 160 yards from the station. The hijacker was described as being a white man. No descrip- tion of the car was given. FIRE CHIEF REPORTS: "Fire station bonds, proposed in the July 17 city election, are a must, if Abilene is to continue proper fire protection." That is an opinion expressed Wednesday by Fire Chief D. C. The issue would build and equip two.new stations. These would take the place of two ex- isting stations, relocating them in spots where they could better serve expanding city, fujick to traffic haz- ards, quarten, congested conditions and too-great distance! New Engineer To Visit Here Col. Harry 0. Fischer is sched- uled to arrive here Thursday for an inspection tour ,of Abilene Air Force Base. He will be accompanied by Col. H. R. Halloek, whom he will suc- ceed July 21 as Fort Worth dis- trict engineer of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Halloek has been Fort Worth district engineer the past two years. A luncheon is being planned for CoL Fischer at .which time he win meet businessmen and the board of directors of the Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce, George Minter, Jr., C-C president said. Minter said Wednesday afternoon be time of Col. Fischer's arrival liad not been announced, but it is expected that he will remain in Abilene overnight. 'Col. Fischer is making an inspec- tion of the area that will be under) iis supervision, Minter said. This includes construction of Abilene Air Force Base. OKLAHOMA CITY Ht-William 0. Coe, making bis third Demo- cratic governor, pulled into a narrow lead today as tabulations of yesterday's primary election neared an end. It was the first time State Sen. Raymond Gary, Madill, had dropped out of the lead in the Judge's Illness Postpones Trials In Fireworks Cases Disturbance with fireworks against four persons were postponed in City Court Wednes- day morning. The reason was that illness' "Of City Judge A. K. Doss caused can- cellation of the daily court ses- sion. Police said the trials will be held at 1 a.m.' Thursday, if Doss is back that time. The four defendants were rested during the Jury 4 holidays. Warning from police to pub- lic had been published in The Repporter-News prior to July 4 that shooting fireworks is illegal city limits. Numerous fireworks complaints were telepnoned to police headquar- ters durinf the three-day holiday period, The "number of incidents WM smaller this meriy .durinf' the .Zsueptudci afctotkal, MM. Traffic Congestion Makes Station Bonds Vital from some sections of Abilene as drawbacks to the existing sta- tions. On Mulberry St. A new central station would be built at North Second and Mulberry Sts. It would replace the one. at North Fourth and Cedar Sts. The other new station would be constructed at South 19th St. and Highland Ave. It would the place of the one at Scats iSfc Meander Sts. of the abandoned stations built in 1926. Population of Abilene then was about compared with approximately today. Ab3ene's area then was 6.44 square miles. Today it is 13 5S square miles. Traffic around the present cen- tral station (North Fourth and Ce- dar) it heavy. Therefore, firemen often have great difficulty get- ting the trucks Uto street to start, to a fin the chief reported, Tram. present central station wai 2 AHEAD FOR GOVERNOR Kerr Forced Info Runoff in Oklahoma's Senate Race Callohon Man Bock On Ballot C. H. Dawson's name will be on the ballot as a candidate for state representative from Eastland, Cal- ahan and Shackelford Counties, attorney, Dallas Scarborough, said. The Eastland Court of CiivOp- peals Wednesday reversed and dis- missed a ruling by District Judge J. R. Black in 42d District Court at Baird last week, Scarborough reported. Judge Black had ordered Daw- son's name taken off the ballot because he had not filed a report of campaign expenses on May 24 and again on June 14 as called for by the state" election law. Dawson, of Cross Plains, oppos- es Rep. Omar Burkett of Eastland and Paul Brashear of Cisco for he representative's post in the Jemocratie primary July 24. -from of the state's, precincts gave Coe, an Oklahoma City attorney, 425 votes for Gary. They will meet in the July: It runoff election. In the'bard: fought-Democratic race for U. S. senator. Sen. Rob- ert S. Kerr widened his lead over former Gov. Roy J. Turner but was still short of a clear majority in the nine-man race. Returns from precincts gave him votes to for Turner. The senator is about votes short of a majority with only 377 boxes still unreported. Voting was tediously slow be- cause of long ballots covering the several state races. In the governor's race, State Sen. Bill Logan, who advocated repeal of prohibition, was third with 261 votes. Mrs. Willie E. Murray, wife of Gov. Johnston Murray who could not succeed'himself, trailed far out of the picture in seventh place among the 16 Democratic candidates. THE WEATHER US. DCFAKTMENT OF COXMOCS WEAtHEK BCWEAU ABILENE AND VIClNlTY-dear croft tor late afiOTCOT or wlj raonlw todajr, toottlit ui Thanday. Bifb today and tomorrow 100. Lmr'toaifat 75 NORra CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS -Clear 10 partly etarty md bet tkrauk Thwiaj. A..... 8 55............5 S 77 Spann Fund Over The Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund went past the. Wednesday with 132 more coming in. Friday night the Paramount will open its doors for a midnight show, "The Big with all admissions going to the fund. Interstate.Manager Wally Akin estimates more than will go into the fund. Balance in the fund, minus .the already spent to meet toe Spann family's obligations, is Spann, a policeman, was killed June 17 in a gun fight after a chase from Abilene to Merkel. Contributions may be or brought, to the.Bepotter-Newi. Checks should be'nude payable to toe Jimmy Spun AppreciMMB Fund. Previously acknowl- edged gift.: Mn. R. E. Dmris Anonymous Gleaners First Baptist Church of Aspermoot 10.00 Anonymous MM Mn. R, N. S., Rule l.M Mrs. J. P. Rogen, Bute Total! President Will Fight Red Entry WASHINGTON President Elsenhower said today he is com- pletely and'unalterably opposed to etting Red China into the United Nations under present conditions. But he said he is not ready to say this country should withdraw from the U.N. if the Reds are admitted. Eisenhower thus took issue by implication with Republican Sen- ate leader Knowland of California and some other lawmakers who are urging United States withdraw- al from the U.N. if the Peiping government is admitted over American protests. At a news conference, the Presi- dent also said a strike at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Paducah, Ky, atomic plants would be a serious lung and would put the United States in a most embarrassing and difficult position. Hopes They'll Work He said, however, he has great hope the strikers will go back to work as a result of his action Isst night setting up an emergency 'act finding board. CIO workers at the two plank struck s few hours before the President's news conference, ig- noring the possibility of a Taft- lartley law injunction. On another' subject Eisenhower said prospects now are rosy that Congress will enact a legislative on ha proposals, of which any administration could be it impoMlbte to ftt fire trucki on the way, he said Vehicles wouM stack up by a red light, blocking the'street. When the planned Citizens Na- tional Bank building is construct- ed, half a block from the present centra! station, tke traffic situation will get much worse, Muiick pre- dicted. Location of the existing central station is too small to allow need- ed expansion, Muiick said. A re- pair shop for the equipment must provided at the new central station. The department doesn't have one now; It must do its repairs on a makeshift basis in the present crowded central station. This situ- ation makes it impossible to keep he reserve pumper at the central leadquarters, where Mustek said it is critically needed. The reserve pumper should be there for use in :ase of an extra big fire in the business section, he explained. Space More space is required for the central station than now available, also, for additional traffic signal light control equipment. Extra office room, more dormi- tory space and greater facilities for training are other "musts" for the new central station, Musick said. "Each station is supposed to hold See FIRE, Page Z-A, I ,-g. .The" President iaid he win be prodd to go before the country praise. Wial Congress las dofte at this session if the'.record to be as good as he expects. tout Farm Bin Eisenhower described himself as delighted with the House's adoption of the flexible price support prin- ciple in the farm bill. He said that although the bill wasn't exactly what he recommended, he regards its passage as a great and sweep- ing victory. The bill provides a flexible scale of price supports for basic crops ranging from Siii to 90 per cent of parity, replacing the rigid 90 per cent supports of the present law. Eisenhower originally had asked 'or a flexible system ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity, a price calculated by the government as fair to the farmer in relation to the prices of goods he buys. In response to a question, Eisen- hower voiced complete confidence in the integrity, loyalty and ef- ficiency of Allen Dulles, head of the Central Intelligence agency and said the agency Is under con- stant examination by the executive branch to see it does its work with honesty and decency. Sen McCarthy (R-Wis) has said the CIA is dangerously infiltrated with Communists and has been under preliminary investigation by the McCarthy Investigations sub- committee. HIRED BY CITY Former DA to Help Prosecute Gaither City of Abilene has employed Ssco Walter, former district at- lorney, as special prosecutor to aid in prosecuting .Wlllard Franklin (BUD Gaither. The 33-year-oU defendant is charged with murder with malice in the slaying, of Police- man Jimmy Spam. Gaither was to tave been ar- raigned before Judge Owen Thom- as in 104th District Court Wednes- day morning, but the arraignment wai postponed until the afternoon session of court. Walter wBl aid Dtot Atty. Tom Todd hi District Court la to doing, be-h tem- porarily to duties he eaee heU. Be wdlMth district attMMy W Bine Walter's retiCMtton M dMrfct ttttney, WM MMtM UM, joint the law flrm. Smart. The lawyer MMM bm jot Uce tke Ftfal plm the el year aid W. T. Mr ;