Abilene Reporter News, July 9, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 09, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT /- v!i/iji; ;duunu: ;Kvi;j|jOrn;i "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 23 À$$ociated Freu (ÁF) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IQc IN ALBUQUERQUE Lost Girl Found As Happy Mother ALBUQUERQUE </P)—A teen-age girl whose disappearance from her Pittsburgh home two years ago prompted a nationwide search turned up here last night as a contented wife and mother. As Peggy Ann Hewston, she fled her home Aug. 24, 1952, when she was 15. Now she is Mrs. Tom Gory, wife of an Air Force sergeant. “I had been planning it for a long time,’* she said in recalling her disappearance. “I couldn’t stand that school (Edgewood High School) any longer, and my folks wouldn’t let me go to another one. I had saved $70 and I knew I was going to do it. I didn’t even leave a note.” She changed her name and fled to Albuquerque, where she met and married Air Force S.Sgt. Tom Cory, 23, who attended her church here. Now a mother of six weeks, the 17-year-old Mrs. Cory says she “feels much better” since her deception is over. She was recognized by a Pittsburgh airman at the Sandia base hospital, where she was having her baby. The unidentified airman thought he recognized her from back home. He asked if she wasn’t Peggy Ann Hewston. “I told him he was making a big mistake,” she said. The airman notified the sheriff’s department and Undersheriff Walter Geis got in touch with his brother Matthew, on the Pittsburgh police force. Mrs. Cory said she hadn’t told her husband her real name until they had been married eight months. Then he wanted to take out some insurance and she was afraid insurance investigators would check the name she had been using. “I was never homesick,” she said. “I was so glad to be away and I was much too happy.” Her husband, stationed at Sandia atomic weapons base, also is glad his wife's identity is revealed. “It’s been quite a strain,” he sighed. In Pittsburgh, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hewston were overjoyed. Tears streamed down Mrs. Hewston’s face. Her husband, a steelworker, said: “Thank God. We’ve prayed so much that Peggy would turn up safe. And to think she is married and has a baby. Why, that’s just swell. “Did you ask if I forgive her for running away? "Hell, yes. I’m so happy I can hardly talk.” !ïïïï“Wait-See Plan Near Bank Building Awards Near Award of contracts for the co.*-struction of the new eight-story Citizens National Bank building were to be announced Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Malcolm Meek, bank president, said the bank’s building committee had been in session all Friday morning with architects and contractors and their discussion was to continue Friday afternoon. There are several alternates on the contracts to be considered, and no contracts had been signed by Friday noon, Meek said. Peter Thomson Wins British Open Title SOUTHPORT, England (f)-Peter Thomson, a 23-year-old Australian who sharpened his game this spring on the tough American circuit, won the British Open golf championship today with a 72-hoIe score of 283. The young Aussie shot a brilliant final round of 71 after a morning 69 to win by a stroke over South Africa’s Bobby Locke, Dai Rees of Wales and Syd Scott of England, all tied at 284. America’s best bid was made by Jim Tumesa of Briarcliff, N.Y., former U.S. professional champi-(«0, who finished with 72 for 286—-three strokes off the lead. Tonight’s the night for the Jim-n\y Spann Appreciation midnight show at the Paramount, All proceeds from the show, “The Big Chase,” a mystery thriller, will go towards the fund for the family of the Abilene policeman killed last month. Already $1,000.10 has been deposited in the bank from pre-ticket sales. Interstate Manager Wal-ly Akin said. Many tickets are still out, and more are expected to be sold at the box office, Akin said. They are 75 cents apiece. If the crowd overflows the Paramount, the Queen will be opened for a simultaneous showing, he said. Proceeds from the movie will be added to the fund collected through the Reporter-News. An anonymous donation of $19 brought the fund up to $9,074.42 Friday. Bills of $1,545.72 paid for the Spann family from the fund already have reduced it to $7,528.70. Contributions may be brought or mailed to the Reporter-News. Tuscola Sets Political Rally All Taylor County and district candidates will be invited to a political rally in Tuscola Saturday, July 17. The South Taylor Lions Club decided at a meeting Thursday night to hold the rally, Orville Roland, club publicity chairman, said. The club also voted to have a picnic for members, their families and guests at Abilene State Park on Thursday, July 22, beginning at 7 p. m. Red China in UN ' HOT SESSION-Len H. DeCaux, who said he now works as proofreader at a Chicago commercial printing firm, testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he refused to answer more than 60 questions about Communist activities and his employment since, 1947. DeCaux was CIO publicity director and editor of the CIO News for almost 12 years until he was ousted in 1947. THE WEATHER IN BOND ELECTION Property Owners Con Vote—If Taxed tJ.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY—Clear to partly cloudy Friday aftern^n. FrWay night and Saturday. Continu^ days with high temperatures of nea. 100 degrees. Low Friday night 75. NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers, not much change in temperature. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm this afternMn. tonight and Saturday. A few isolated »fter-noon thundershowers. China Recognizes Guotemola Regime TAIPEH, Formosa iff)—Nationalist China today recognized the new government of Guatemala. Ownership of property on the city tax rtrfl is a requirement for voting in the July 17 bond election. The property may be either real or personal. This information was given Friday by City Atty. Alex Bickley. He pointed out that a perscm must also be an otherwise quali- temperatcres Thurt. P. M. 95    ........ *6 ........ 9«    ........ 97    ........ 97    ........ 97    ........ 90    ........ m ........ 87    ........ «5 ........ 85 ........ 85 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 Fri. A. M. .....83  80 ..... 80 .....79 ....    77 .....78  82 .....83  86  8« .....90 .....92 Sunset last night 7:49 p.m. Sunrise today 1:34 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:49 p.m. Barometer reading at 12 :M p.m. ^16. Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 37%. Maximum temperature for 24 hours end- ^^Mtoimum temperature lor 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m. 77. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS Ah, recreation. It’s wonderful! Or is it? Reporter-News Staff Writer Earle Walker will tell Sunday readers just what Abilene has to offer in parks and playgrounds for recreation and what is needed and how a bond election July 17 will help meet these needs. And speaking of elections, the Democratic Primary also is coming—it will be July 24. State Editor Kath-aryn Duff will tell how the grass-roots battle for governor between the forces of Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough is shaping up in Taylor County. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents apiece. candidates swap ’PUNCHES* Shivers Expe nse Accounts Chollenged by Yarborough ^ By CLAYTON HICKERSON ^ Associated Press Staff Candidate for governor Ralph Yarborough has challenged Gov. Allan Shivers’ sworn statement of campaign expenses and a Yarborough supporter says Shivers has “taken at least two different positions” on segregations. Yarborough was scheduled for appearances in Borger, Plainview, Breckenridge, Cooper and Sulphur Springs Friday. Shivers breakfasted with supporters in Greenville, planned a noon speech at Orange, and another statewide broadcast from Orange Friday night. The governor’s race still was the only statewide campaign that had developed widespread interest. It appeared to be a close fight right down to the July 24 primaries. Speaks m Horseback Shivers made what supporters called a “non political” appearance Thursday night in Sulphur Springs, where Yarborough was due Friday. The governor rode into the Sulphur Springs rodeo arena on a white horse, circled the arena and then spoke briefly from horseback. He was dressed in cowboy regalia right down to the boots. Shivers made no reference to the campaign he hopes will put hi campaign he hopes will put him in the governor'f office for Ms Related Story on Page 1-B) third elective term. “I don’t know anything Texans enjoy more than a great rodeo.” he said, especial ly when you have barbecue to go with it.” The rodeo was part of an American L«gion celebration commemorating Sulphur Springs’ centennial. Shivers earlier in the week had challenged Yarborough to deny “that you promised George Parr to call off the Duval County cleanup campaign if you are elected.” Shivers Charge Conntered Yarborough countered in Snyder with the charge: The man who was hooked up with George Parr the longest in border bosses fell out and Shivers is now trying to make himself the George Parr of Texas. That’s all there is to the Shivers-George Parr row.” Yarborough kept the charges flying thick and fast and was joined in the attacks <m Shivers by Byron Skelton, Temple attorney who is chairman of the executive commit tee of the Texas Democratic advisory council. l.oyalist Democrat Belton said, “no one can tell what he (Shivers) really stands for.” On May 17, said Skelton, Shivers said he wimid abide by the U.S. actually fuai^.' t Supreme Court decision abolishing segregation in our schools and said he hoped it could be worked out satisfactorily. The Temple law^r continued: Tum-aboiit Charged “Then on June 21 at Lufkin, he flatly stated (for vote-getting purposes) that he was against the Supreme Court decision and that we would keep on running our Tex as schools as they are today. ‘It appears he is deceiving us again. We can’t tell which position he actually believes in.” Yarborough questioned Shivers accuracy in the governor’s sworn reports on campaign expenses. In Snyder, at the end of his ciun paign address, Yarborough asked “Why doesn’t the governor publish a list of the contributors and lenders of airplanes to his campaign as the law requires?’ Later, in Comanche, Yarborough said Shivers had issued only “token list” of his expenses in the race. According to sworn statements filed with the Secretary of State, Yarborough has spent more money than SMvers, but Yarbor ough said: “Allan Shivers is waging the most expensive campaign in Texas political history. Somebody must be behind in their bookkeeping fied voter. This means having a poll tax receipt or exemption and having resided in Texas a year and in Abilene six months. Assessed items which may be used to meet the property requirement include: Land, buildings, jewelry, automobiles, machinery and furniture. However, that isn’t all the property that can qualify. Any real or personal item will fill the requirement. Bickley stressed, however, that the property must actually be on the city’s tax roll. Voting wiU be Saturday, July 17, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Persons planning to be out of town on election day may vote absentee now by going to the city secretary’s office in City Hall. Deadline for that type of voting is p.m. Tuesday, July 13. Fourteen absentee votes had been cast by early Friday morning. Five bond issues are on the ballot. Voters will vote on each issue separately, Bickley explained. The total $6.65 million in proposed bonds are divided as follows: Waterworks, $3.25 million; sanitary sewer, $1.75 million; street improvements, $1 million; fire stations and equipment, $25C,-000; parks and playgrounds, $400,-000. Water and sewer revenue will repay the total $5 million in waterworks and sanitary sewer bonds, since these are revenue bonds. The City Commission has assured voters that the present water and sewer rates will be suffl cient to pay off the bimds. The rates won't be increased, commissioners promised. The total $1.65 million in bonds represented by the other proposed issues will be tax bonds. These will be repaid by city taxes. City officials estimate that the taxes required to pay off the tax bonds will total about 12 cents on the $100 assessed valuation. “The idea that Shivers has spent less in the campaign than 1 Norris -Hanley -Norris received the contract Friday morning to pave portions of seven streets. City Commission accepted their bid, $6,852.47, the lowest of the three submitted. Commissioners set a public hearing for Aug. 6 on proposed assessments against property owners for paving parts of three other streets. One-Inch Siuince Paving project awarded to Nor ris-Hanley-Norris includes one-inch hot-mix surface. The streets are: North 14th, North 15th and North 18th from North Mockingbird Lane to the alley east of Mockingbird; Waldemar from Jefferson to the alley east of Pioneer; Stratford from Pioneer to the alley east of Pioneer: Potomac and Fairmount from the alley west of Pioneer to the alley east of Pioneer. Other bids submitted on the same project were: Bontke Bros., $7,133.35; E. F. Smith, $7,150. Streets on which assessments are proposed and on which public hearing is set Aug. 6 are: Poplar from South Seventh to South Eighth; Victoria from North Second to North Third; Marshall from South 11th to South 12th. Also included in the hearing are planned assessments against five property owners for paving existing skips. I    Close    Bridge    Ave. CiHnmissioners voted the final reading of an ordinance closing Bridge Ave. inne block west of Mockingbird Lane) frewn North 12th St. to North 14th St. Swap of land between the city and C. M. Caldwell’s children was approved. The Caldwells Reeded to the city about 11 acres, and the city deeded them 8.23 acres off of the west side of the city sewer farm. The trade straightened up the boundary line between Caldwell and city land. Property deeded by the Caldwells included part of the land the city uses for a dump ground northeast of town. The swap gave the city ownership of all the dump ground, John Berry, city land man, said. .ATOMIC ENERGY PLANT PICKETS — Striking CIO Chemical Workers are shown on picket duty at the atomic energy plant at Paducah, Ky. The striking union represents about 1,000 workers at the plant at Paducah and another 3,500 at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., plant. PROGRESS REPORTED Presidential Board Racing To Gel Strike Iniunclion WASHINGTON iff)-Considerable progress was reported today in secr/at efforts to settle a three-day strike of atomic workers without resorting to a Taft-Hartley court injunction to end the walkout. The strike has idled 4,500 workers at key uranium production No Relief Payments If You Own TV Sot CHARDON, Ohio (ff)-Unless your television set is paid for, you can’t go on relief in Geauga County any more. The county commissioners and the Welfare Department agreed to that yestenlay. Draft Board to induct 10 Men on Aug. 25 Induction call for 10 men has been issued by the Taylor-Calla-han County Selective Service Board here, Georgia Singletary, clerk, said Friday. They will report for induction on Aug. 25. The men to be called will be notified the first week in August. Twenty more men have been called up for physical examinations Aug. also. Miss Singletary said, facilities. Lightning-Pocked Storm Hits Dallas Boy Rrofonding To Bo Calf Killed REDWOOD CITY, Calif, (ff) — Seven-year-old Steven Mussalem, pretending to be a calf, died yesterday after his brother Ned, 10, snagged him with a lariat and a riderless horse dragged him 500 feet. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE DOLLAR Domes—Muge gains In sovings here reflect good btisi-ness conditions In 1954, Poge 1-8. WORU> TODAY—James Marlow tells how U.S. con keep Red Chino 8-B. out of the United Notions. Poge WOMAN'S WORK—Hoi Boyle, on old-foshiofHid man, enjoys not helping with the housewortt. Poge 2.A. By THE ASSOCUTED PRE^ Lightning-packed thunderstorms that raked a Northeast Texas area from Dallas to Marshall were due to return Friday and hot weather hung on another day. Trees were broken and power lines tangled in Dallas Thursday and two Wills Point warehouses were damaged by the marauding thunderstorms. Television antennae and roofs suffered the most. A Weather Bureau warning of “isolated severe thunderstorms”— often a foreruimer of tornado-spawning weather—failed to materialize. Showers accompanied the turbulence but were of strictly local nature and failed to affect the heat wave except locally. Marshall had 1.41 inches of rain within an hour, its first measurable amount In 90 days. Dallas had more than an inch at some points in the city, barely a trai^ in other neighborhoods. Marshall’s temperature skidded degrees from Wi to 70 as thunderstorm activity mov^ through the East Texas city. The town’s maximum was also high for the state. But it was 101 at Dallas, Texarkana, Childress, and Mineral Wells. Waco and Presidio both reported 1004egree readings and mc»t other points—except during the showers —had thermometer readings in the 90s. Shortly before dawn Friday, temperatures again were off to a high start, ranging fr«n 82 at Gal veston and Palacios to 61 at Marfa Most other temperatures were in the high 70s with 79 at Dallas airi 80 at Fort Worth. There had been no rain reported since midnight, the Weather Bu reau said, and littie was expected until late afternoon. Texas skiu were generally fair as the sun came up except for partly cloudy conditions in some Panhandle areas and in some localities in South Central Texas. Secretary of Labor Mitchell, hand ling the labor dispute for Presideift Eisenhower met until early this morning at his office with CIO President Walter Reuther. The meeting was reportedly arranged at Reuther's request and attended also by Elwood Swisher, president of the striking CIO Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers, and Joseph R. Joy, a top union official from Oak Ridge, Tenn. A source dose to the situation said “considerable progress was made.” A presidential inquiry board, meanwhile, went ahead with dc^ed door hearings for a report on the situation to President Eisenhower. Once he has the report, the President may under the T-H law direct the Justice Department to apply for a back-to-work court order. It was expected that unless a settlement is reached quickly—and that was considered passible—the government would act fast in court to get the men back to their Jobs. Mitchell earlier had tri^ for a settlement but apparently gave up after the inquiry board was named. On Wednesday he reportedly ask^ the union to call off the strike, in return for which he as secretary of labor would help sponsor ne-gotiationi. The union tunied this idea down. Apparently Reuther’s move for a nweting last night revived MitcheU’s interest in sedting a settlement. The strike, involving a dispute over wages, started Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after President Eisenhower had invoked the emergency clause of Taft-Hartley. The President said the strike could hurt this nation’s race for atomic supremacy. NOT LIKE IKE'S Committee Okays Form Bill, 13-2 Knowland's Proposal Toned Down WASHINGTON (ff$-The Senate Foreign Relations Committee appeared set to stamp approval today on a wait-and-see plan lor dealing with the prospect of Red China’s seating in the United Na-tiCNIl^. Sen. Knowland (R-Callf,), author of the toned-down proposal, forecast a favorable verdict in advance of a formal vote scheduled behind dwied doors. He was joined by Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ), acting committee chairman. Knowland, the Senate GOP leader, said in an interview he expects '‘tremendous’* support from both Republicans and Democrats for his amendment, apparently revised at administration urging frimi a stif-fcr version. The amendment would write into the pending SMt-biUioo-doliar foreign aid bill: 1. Another cimgrcssional statement in opposition to admitting Communist China to the U.N. 2. A request to President Eisenhower—if Red China is seated in either the Security Council or the Assembly—for a statement to Congress on the implications to U.S. foreign policy of the action “to-gedier with any recommendations’* the President may have. The amendment’s actual wording is a far cry frirni Knowland’s original demand that America promptly withdraw from the U.N. if Red China came In, with this policy to be set by Congress beforehand. It cOTifoiTOs more to Eisenhower's view, as he expressed it Wednesday, and endorsed by Secretary of State Dulles yesterday. The President told newsmen he is “c(«npietely and unalterably oppose” to admitting the Peiping regime, but he said the United States should go slow on deciding whether to quit the U.N. as a result. Both Eisenhower and Dulles predicted further that Communist China would not be seated. A fresh statement of the administration's attitude was given Congress today by Asst. Secretary of State Thurston B. Morton. Morton wrote Chairman Chiper-fleld (R-Ill) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that if Red < China joined the U.N. or any of its 10 specialized agencies, “it is axiomatic that we would re-examine our policy regarding the organization concerned, in the light of the circumstances then existing.’* The statement was in opposition to a resolution calling on the government “to re-examine its policy regarding the U.N.” if Red China is admitted. However,” the assistant secretary said, **we could not think that the policy we have in mind would be promoted by any ctm-gressional action which seemed to take it for granted that the Chinese Communist regime would in fact be seated in the varimis mgwas of the United Nations.” Rep. Bentiey (R-Mich), author of the proposed resolution, said in making Morton’s letter public that be thought his plan mishit provide a “compromise** between administration reluctance to being committed in advance and swne c<»-gressional desires to go on «k> ord ahead of the next General Assembly meeting Sept. 21. WASHINGTON (ff)-The Senate Agriculture Cwnmittee by a 13-2 vote today approved a general farm bill containing many features opposed by the Eisenhower administration. Chairman Aiken (R-Vt) said he voted to send the controversial measure «a to the Senate because “I am confident that it will approve a bill aceptable to Uie President” Aikens said Sens. Williams (R-Del) and Anderwi (D-NM), a former secretary of agriculture, v<^ against reporting the bill to the Senate because of Üieir bro«l opposition to several sections of it. Voting with Aiken to report the bill were Sens. Young (R-ND), Tbye (R-Miaa), Hickeolooper (B^ 4 Iowa), Mundt (R-SD), Schoeppel (R-Kan), Welker (R-Idaho), Ellen-der (D-La), Johnston (D-SC), Holland (D-Fla), EasUaiid (D-Miss), Clements (D-Ky) and Humphrey (D-Minn). By an 8-7 vote the committee rejected requests of President Ei senhower and Secretary of Agricul tui« Benson for a flextole system of farm price supports and asked a one-yesur extensic» of rigid 90 per cent of parity supports for wheat, cottim, coth, rice and peanuts. The House already has i^ed flexible system of frtan 82% to 90 per cent after upsetting its own Agriculture Committee’s demand for another year ol ri^d supports lia field crc^. SHiYoiilkMfot ShMUng Fireworks FifUl person in two days to b« convicted for using fireworks in Abilene was fined Friday mom-ing. Andrew Davila. 20. of 4^ Bois d'Are St., drew a $^ fine Friday morning in City Court. Judge A. K. Doss ordered Davila’s |2S bond forfeit. ycHith was arrested by Policial Ritchie and Wood 'Thursday aftemooi at the VFW swimming pool. He was charged withi creating a disturbance with fireworks. He was alleged to have dischargai fireworiis in a drawing room at the pod. Four other boys, teen-agers, were fii»d in City Cijurt Thursday for distarbanc« with firewocfcs. ;