Abilene Reporter News, July 9, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 09, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 23 Attocimttd (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 9, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICK DAILY fc, SUNDAY lOc ESS" Wait-See Plan Near Lost Girl Found As Happy Mother ALBUQUERQUE W-A'teen-age girl whose disappearance from her Pittsburgh home two years ago prompted a nationwide search turned up here last night as a con- tented 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 she said in recalling her disappearance. "I couldn't stand that school High School) any longer, and my folks wouldn't let me go to another one. I had saved 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 de- ception is over. She was recognized by a Pitts- burgh 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 making a big she said. The airman notified the sheriff's department and Undersheriff Wal- ter 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 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 he sighed. In Pittsburgh, her parents, Mr. and Mrs Robert Hewston were overjoyed. Tears streamed down Bank Building Awards Near Award of contracts for the struction of the new eight-story Citizens National Bank build- ing were to be announced Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Malcolm Meek, bank president, said the bank's building commit- tee had been in session all Friday morning with architects arid con- tractors 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. THE WEATHER UJ. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BBBEAO ABILENE AND YICIMTY-Clear to partly cloudy Friday altmoon, Fnaay nllht and Saturday. Continual tot both days with high ttmperatures of ntm 100 degrees. Low Friday night 75. NORTH CENTRAL WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Widely Mattered afternoon eienlne thondershoweis. not modi change in temperature. EAST -and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. A few isolated after- noon thnndershowers. Thurt. P. TEMPERATURES JT1. A. M. 85 8 S 85............ 9 Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise today a.m. Suneet tonight p.m. Barometer reading at P.m. 28.18. Relative humidity at p-m. Htxinmm temperature tor M hours end- topera'tare lor 24 hours end- ing at a.m. 77, 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." Peter Thomson Wins British Open Title SOUTHPORT; England 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-hole 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 Locke, Dai Rees of Wales and Syd Scott of England, all tied at 284. America's best bid was made by Jim Turnesa" of Briarcliff, N.Y., former TJS professional champi on, who finished with 72 for 236-; three strokes off theJesd.. China Recognizes Guatemala, Regime TAIPEH, Formosa ist China today recognized the new government of Guatemala. Tonight's the night for Jim- my Spann Appreciation midnight show at the Paramount. All proceeds from the show, "The Big a mystery thrill- er, will go towards the fund.for the 'family of the Abilene police- man killed last month. Already has been de- posited in the bank from ket sales. Interstate Manager Wai- ly Akin said. Many tickets are still out, and more are expected to be sold at the box office. Akin said. They are 73 cents apiece. If the crowd overflows the Para- mount, 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 brought the fund up to Friday. Bills of paid for the Spann family from the fund al- ready have reduced it to Contributions may be brought or mailed to the Reporter-News. TujcolaSefs Political Rally All Taylor County.and district candidates will be invited to a po- litical rally in Tuscola Saturday, July 17. The South Taylor Lions Club de- cided at a meeting Thursday night to hold the rally, Oryille 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. For Red China in UN HOT H. DeCaui, who said he now works.as reader' at a Chicago commercial printing Drm, testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he refused to answer more than'GO questions about Communist activities and his employment 1947. De- Caux was CIO publicity director and editor of the CIO News for almost 12 years until he was ousted in 1947. IN BOND ELECTION Property Owners Can Taxed Ownership of property on.Jhe. city tax roll is a requirement for voting in the July 17 bond elec- tion. The property may be'either real or personal. This information was given Fri- day by City Atty. Alex Bickley. He pointed-out that a person must also be an otherwise quali- 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 will be July 24. State Editor Kath- aryn Duff will tell how the grass-roots battle for gov- ernor between the forces of Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough is shaping up in Taylor County. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Report- er-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents apiece. CANDIDATES SWAP 'PUNCHES' Shivers Expense Accounts Challenged by Yarborough By CLAYTON fflCKEKSON f Associated Press Staff Candidate for governor Ralph Yarborough has challenged Gov. Allan Shivers' sworn statement of campaign expenses and a Yarbor- ough supporter says Shivers has "taken at least two different posi- tions" on segregations. Yarborough was scheduled for appearances in Borger, Plainview, Breckenridge, Cooper and Sulphur Springs Friday. Shivers breakfast- ed 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" appear- ance Thursday night in Sulphur Springs, where Yarborough was 'due Friday. The governor rode into.the Sul- phur Springs rodeo arena on a white horse, circled the arena and then upoke briefly from horseback. He was dressed in cowboy regalia right down to the boots. Shivers made.no reference to the campaign he hopei will put hi campaign he hopes will put him it UM office te ha Related Story en 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 Amer- ican Legion celebration commem- orating Sulphur Springs' centen- nial. Shivers earlier in the week had challenged Yarborough to deny "that you promised George Parr to call off the Duyal County, clean- up campaign if you are elected." Shivers Charge Centered Yarborough countered in Snyder with the charge: "The man who was hooked up with George Pair 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 fly- ing thick and fast and was joined in the attacks on Shivers by Byron Skelton, Temple attorney who is chairman of the executive commit- tee of the Texas Democratic ad- visory council Loyalist Democrat SkettM mid, "no one car. tell what he (SUreti) really stands for." On May 17, said Skelton, Shivers Mud he would ibUi kp U.S. Supreme Court decision abolishing segregation in our schools and said he hoped it could be worked ;out satisfactorily. The Temple lawyer continued: Ton-abort 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 cam- paign .address, Yarborough asked: .doesn't the governor publish a list of the contributors and lenders of airplanes to his campaign-as the law Later, in Comanche, Yarborough said Shivers had issued only a 'token his expenses in the race. According to sworn state- ments filed with the Secretary of State, Yarborough has spent more Shivers, but Yarbor- ough uid; "Allan Shivers is wagiig the nwat expensive campaign in Texas political history. Somebody must be behind, hi their bookkeeping. 'The idea that Shivers has spent leu in the. campaign thaa I it actaalU tanny." r 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-require- ment 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 oh the city's tax roll. Voting will 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 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. Fourteen absentee votes had been cast by early Friday morn- ing. Five bond issues are on the bal- lot. Voters will vote on each is- sue separately, Bickley explained. The total million in pro- posed bonds are divided as fol- lows: Waterworks, million; sewer, street improvements, million; fire -stations and-equipment, 000; parks and playgrounds, 006. Water and sewer revenue will repay the total million in waterworks and sanitary sewer bonds, since these are revenue bonds.. .The City. Commission has assured voters that the present wa- ter and sewer rates will be suffi- cient' to pay off the bonds. The rates won't be increased, commis- sioners promised. The total 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 assessed valuation. City Accepts Bid For Paving Norris -Hanley -Norris received lie contract Friday rooming to nave portions of seven streets. City Commission accepted their >id. the lowest of the three submitted. Commissioners set 'a public waring for Aug. 6 on proposed as- sessments against property owners for paving parts of three other streets. Oat-Inch Suface 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 al- ley .east, of Mockingbird; Walde- mar from Jefferson: to the alley east cl Pioneer; Stratford from Pioneer to the alley east of Pi- oneer; 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., E. F..Smith, Streets on which assessments are proposed and on which pub- lic hearing is set Aug. 6 are: Poplar from South Seventh to South Eighth; Victoria from North Second to North Third; Marshall from South itth-to-South-tttb. Also included in the hearing are planned assessments against five property owners for paving exist ing-skips. Close Briife Ate. Commissioners voted the frna reading of an ordinance closing Bridge Mockingbird from North 12th St to "North 14th St Swap of .land between the city and C M Caldwell's children was. approved The Caldwells deeded 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 he Caldwells included part of the and the city uses for a dump ground northeast of town. 'The wap gave the city ownership of all the dump ground, John Berry, city land man, said. No Relief Payments if You Own TV Set CHARDON, Ohio your elevision set is paid you can't go on relief in Geauga County any more. The county commissioners anc he Welfare Department agreed to that yesterday. Boy Pretending To Be Calf Killed REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Seven-year-old Steven Mussalem, pretending to be a calf, died yes- terday after his brother Neil, 10, snagged him with a lariat and a riderless horse dragged him 500 feet. WHXrs NEWS ON THE INSIDE DOLLAR gains in savings here reflect good busi- ness conditions Ir. 1954. 1-6. WORLD tills how U.S. con Red China 8-B. out of the United Notions. Page- WOMAN'S Boyle, on man, enjoys not hilping .with housewortc. Poet 2-A.. .ATOMIC ENERGY PLANT PICKETS Striking CIO Chemical Workers are shown on picket duty at the atom- ic energy plant at Paducah, Ky. The striking union repre- sents about workers at trie plant at Paducah and another at the Oak Ridge, Tenn, plant. PROGRESS REPORTED lacing To Gel Strike Injunction WASHINGTON Mi-Considerable progress was reported today' in Kent 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 workers at key uranium production Draft Board to Induct 10 Men on Aug. 25 Induction call for 10 men, has been issusa.; by the Taylor-Calla- han County Selective. .Service Board Georgia Singletary, clerk, .Friday. They will report for induction on Aug. men-to be called wiirbe notified .the first week 'in August. Twenty more men have been called up for physical examina- tions Aug. 25, also. Miss Single- tary said, facilities. Lightning-Packed Storm Hits Dallas Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lightning-packed thunderstorms .hat raked a Northeast Texas area Tom Dallas to Marshall were due :o return Friday and hot weather lung on another day. Trees.were power lines tangled in Dallas Thursday and two Wills Point warehouses were damaged by marauding thunderstorms. Television anten- nae and roofs suffered the most. A Weather Bureau warning of 'isolated severe often a forerunner of tornado- spawning to mate-, rialize. Showers accompanied the turbu- lence but were of ttrictly local nature and failed to affect the heat wave except locally. Marshall had i.41 inches of rain within an hour, iti first measur- able amount in JO days. Dallas had more than an inch at some points in the city, barely atrace In other neighborhoods. Marshall's temperature skidded 31 degrees from 102 to 79 as thun- derstorm activity moved through the The town's maximum was also high for the state. But it was 101 at Dallas, Tex- arkana, Children, and' Mineral Wclit. Waco and Presidio both reported IQQ-degrte reading! and other during abowen -hid thermometer readings in the Shortly before aawa Friday, teniiietahiTM agata were oft to a high start, ranffarlrointt at Gat vestoii and Palados to H at Narfa. HMt otbjr twvcrataw win fc the high 70s with 7S at Dallas and 80 at Fort Worth. There had been no rain reported smcer midnight, the Weatner Bu- reau and iiiiie was expected until late afternoon. Texas skies were generally fair as the sun came up except for partly cloudy conditions in some Panhandle' areas and in some lo- Secretary of Labor Mitchell, hand ling the labor dispute for President Eisenhower met until early tb morning at his office with CI President Walter The meeting was reportedly ar ranged at Reuther's request and at tended also by Ehvood Swisher president of the striking CIO Gas Coke and Chemical Workers, am Joseph R Joy, a top union officia from Oak Ridge, Tenn. A source close to the situation said "considerable progress was made." A presidential inquiry board meanwhile, went ahead with closei door hearings for a report on the situation to President Eisenhower Once he has the report, the Presi dent may under the T-H law direc the Justice Department' to 'apply for a back-to-work court order. It was expected that unless settlement is reached that was .considered government would act fast in court to get the men back to their jobs. Mitchell earlier, had itried.for a settlement but apparently gave u; after the inquiry board was namec On Wednesday he reportedly asked the union to call off the strike, i return for which he as secretary of labor would help sponsor ne- gotiations. The union turned th! idea down. Apparently Reuther' move for a meeting last night re- vived Mitchell's interest in seeking a settlement. The strike, involving a dispute over waget started Wednesda morning, about 12 hours after Pres ident Eisenhower had invoked the emergency clause of Taft-Hartley The President said the strike coul hurt this nation's race for atom! calities in South Central Texas. supremacy. NOT LIKE IKE'S Committee Okays Farm BillJ 3-2 Knowland's Proposal Toned Down WASHINGTON W-The Senate oreign Relations Committee ap- peared set to stamp approval to- day on a wait-and-see plan for Sealing with the prospect of Red China's seating in the United Ki- Sen. Knowland author if the toned-down proposal, fore- cast a favorable verdict in advance of a formal vote scheduled behind dosed doors. He was joined by Sen. H. Alexander Smith cting committee chairman. Knowland, the Senate GOP lead- er, uid in an interview he expects tremendous" both Republicans and Democrats for his amendment, apparently revised at administration urging from a stif- sr version. The amendment would write into the pending oreign aid bill. 1. Another congressional state- ment in opposition to admitting Communist China to the U.N. 2. A request to President Eisen- Red China is seated in either the Security Council or a statement to Con- gress on the implications to U S. foreign policy 6t the. action "to- Mther with any recommendations'' tin President may have. anMBdment't actual wort- ing "is a far erf from Knowland's original demand that America promptly withdraw from, the U.N. it Red China came In, this policy to be be- forehand It conforms mote to Eisenhower's view, as he expressed t Wednesday, and endorsed by Sec- retary of State Dulles yesterday. The President told newsmen ha s "completely and unalterably op- posed" to admitting the Peiping egune, but he said the United States should go slow on deciding whether to quit the U.N. as a re- sult. Both Eisenhower and Dulles predicted further that Communist ;hina would not be seated. A fresh statement of the admin- istration's attitude was given Con? today by Asst Secretary of State Thurston B. Morton. Morton wrote Chairman Chipef- Geld (R-ffll) of the HouseiForeign Affairs Committee that if Red China joined the U.N. or any ts 10 specialized agencies, "it is axiomatic that we would re-exam- ine our policy regarding the organ- zation concerned, in the light of the circumstances then existing." The statement was in opposition to a resolution calling on the gov- ernment "to policy regarding the U.N." if-Red China is admitted. the assistant sec- retary said, "we could not think; tat the policy we have m mind would be promoted by any con- gressional action which seemed to take it for granted that the Chinese Communist regime would in fact be seated in the various organs of the United Nations Rep. Bentley author of the proposed resolution, said in making Morton's letter public that be thought his plan might provide a "compromise" between adminis- tration reluctance to being com- mitted in advance ana some con- gressional desires to go on rec- ord ahead of the next General As- sembly meeting Sept. 21. WASHINGTON Senate: Agriculture Committee by a 13-2 vote today approved a general farm bill containing many features opposed by the Eisenhower admin- istration. Chairman Afken (R-Vt) said be voted to .send the controversial to the Senate because am confident that it wffl ap- prove a bill acceptable to UK Pres- ident" said, Sens. Wiffiams (R-Ddl and Anderon a former secretary of agriculture, voted against reporting the bill to the Senate because of their broad opposition to aeveral sections of it Voting with Aiken to report tbt bill were Seas. Young Thy, Bkfcentooper Mundt Schoeppel Welker EUen- der Johnston Hoi land Eastland CD-Miss Clements (D-Ky) 'and Humpbre By an t-7 vote the committee rejected requests of President E senhower and Secretary of Agricul tare Benson for a flexible systen of farm price supports and asked a one-year exteosioa of rigid W per cent of party supports for wheat, cotton, con, and pea- nuts. Tbt BOOM already has fferibte syittm of from OU to per cent after uptetting its own Agriculture CmmitUe's for aaother yew of rigid in major tOA met. 5th Youth Fmed for Shooting Fireworks Fifth person in two days to be convicted for using fireworks in Abilene was fined Friday morn- ing. DaviTa, 20, of 442 Bois d'Are. St., drew a fine Friday morning in City Court. Judge A. K. Don ordered Davila's fSS bond forfeited. The youth was arrested by Po- licemen Ritchie and Wood Thurs- day afternoon the VFW swta- mtnf pool Be was charged with creating a dUtabaaee wttk works. Bt was alleged to ram at the pool Four other boys, fined to CUT Coot Tbonday fcr wtthf i ;