Abilene Reporter News, July 10, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 10, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT Ufo 0ííi!Í^<V ^    íVt*    OYtltó nrpv^tTP ^IUMIUk ^VV^VIVVV -JAVWÄ» I V E ii i ü h'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 24 A**ociated Prêt* (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 10. 1954 —EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Hundreds Isolated as Danube Flood Hits Germany, Austria VIENNA, Austria UR — Disaster teams, aided by hundreds of American soldiers, intensified efforts today to rescue hundreds of families marooned by floods raging across Austria and southern Germany. At least 13 persons were known to have perished in the rampaging waters and scores of others were missing. In the past two days more than 20,000 persons have been evacuated from farms and villages inundated by the rain swollen Danube a»d its tributaries. Two big cities—Passau and Linz —were partly under water as a re- PARENTS ARRESTED Girl, 9, Starved, (rippled Alter 2 Years of Beatings LOS ANGELES W—A little girl, her thrice-broken left arm still in a cast, her lips misshapen and her front teeth missing, says that for two years she was beaten by her mother and stepfather. Although stunted by malnutrition crippled by thre broken vertebrae and partly blind, Celia Sanchez, 9, told her graphic story calmly. Already on trial for mayhem, felonious assault and assault with a deadly weapon is Mrs. Trinidad Sanchez Vera, 28, the mother. And after Celia testified, the stepfather was arrested. Joe Cruz Vera, 43, was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond on four counts of felonious assault and one of child molestation. He had testified the day before blamipg the beatings on his wife and saying he was afraid to tell authorities because he had served a prison term for rape. At times as Celia told her story, weeping spectators arose and left the courtroom. She told of her arms being twisted until they broke and then twisted again; of being hit with shoes, forks and knives until she bled; of being forced to eat hot chili peppers; of having her hands held under scalding water. First she told of beatings she said were given by her mother. Then she said of her stepfather: “He threw a knife at me once. It landed in my back. Another Jtlme he threw a knife at me and it cut my lip." She testified he once broke her arm by stomping on it, injured her spine with a stick, slapped and beat her. When the child’s plight \^as discovered last April 27, the mother was arrested and Celia hospitalized for extensive treatments. Rose Given Bank Building Construction Rose Construction Co.. Abilene, submitted a low bid Fri day of $1,315,416 for construction t>f the new Citizens National Bank building. Contractor Oscar Rose said work will start July 19. The firm’s bid was $4,000 be low the next low bid, Malcolm Meek, bank president, said. A $188,795 electrical contract v*as awarded W. K. Jennings Co Austin and Abilene. Westinghouse Electric Corp. will install three elevators for $105,259 Contract for plumbing, heating air conditioning and ventilating was awarded Farwell & Co ot Dallas on a bid of $3§8,800. Total cost of the building, in eluding land which cost $360,000 and architects fees, etc., will be $2.483,270. Estimated cost was $2.5 million Other bidders on the general contract included Inwood Construe tion Co., Dallas. $1,319,568; James Stewart Co., Dallas. $1,341,600 and Robert E. McKee Co., El Paso, $1,356,000. The structure, at North Fourth and Cypress Sts., is to consist of a basement and eight stories, plus a two-story penthouse and cool ing tower. The building is expected to open in about a year. Rose said the bank contract is the largest single contract his company has handled. suit of the worst flood to sweep the rich Danube and Inn River valleys in 50 years. At Passau, the flood waters have reached the city center. A women’s hospital is under water in Linz. Many families spent the night shivering on the roofs of their homes. In both Austria and Germany all available boats were mobilized by police, f iremen, Red Cross workers and American troops. The U. S. Army expected to send in more helicopters during the day. The floods were brought on by more than 70 hours rain and heavy snow falls in the Alps. The Danube and Inn rivers were still rising. In Vienna, police and fire brigades were alerted as the Danube came within inches of flooding two miles of commercial docks. Throughout Austria, thousands of summer motorists were cut off in villages and resorts as the floods surged over the highways. IN ENGLAND Housewives Force Heat Price Cuts More Cuts In Aid Bill / Expected WASHINGTON W - Foreign Relations Committee members gathered against a backdrop of ringing Senate debate today to stake out further changes in an already-cut foreign aid bill. Acting Chairman H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) summoned the group to a closed Saturday session at 10:30 a.m. EDT to take up other portions of the muh>billion-dollar measure which the committee, yesterday said could be slashed ¡¡347,708,000 without harming the nation’s cold war aims. On the agenda was a toned-down amendment by Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate majority leader, whose original demand that the United States walk out of the United Nations if Red China walks in set off a flurry of foreign policy arguments. Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) hit on this issue yesterday while the Senate, for the second day in a row, was devoting a good share of its floor debate to the troubles America faces abroad. By ALVIN STEINKOPF LONDON UPV—British housewives did a lot of shrewd window shopping, and at the end of the first week of ration-free meat they had emerged victorious in an unorganized buyers’ strike. Women admired the beautiful steaks which dealers, freed on July 3 of government control for the first time in more than 14 years, displayed in their shops. But, with prices generally double what they were in rationing days, women were buying little meat. Hundreds of tons piled up in the shops, and by the weekend prices had tumbled to levels in some cases lower than those prevailing in the years of government regulation. Some merchants who had counted on a rush for meat have lost money. Tasty Display “I made a tasty window display of lovely meat with price tags attached,” said a butcher in London’s ! Paddington district.-He was able' to make a display of fresh meat because London July temperatures have been like the inside of a refrigerator. Well, I watched the first 14 women who took an interest,” the butcher said. "Thirteen turned up their noses and walked away. One came in and bought a kidney. That’s no way to run a butcher shop, and I guess the ladies have won.” As a result, cuts of beef were settling down to a general price level somewhat higher than in rationing days. Lamb chops remained about the same. Some stewing meats and mutton were cheaper. Prices to Stabilize Most dealers expected prices would stabilize at just a little Injunction Next Atomic Strike Oak Ridge • Workers Back on Jobs Flanders said Congress and the above the range of rationing days, administration should not use Prices against which British “weuel words’* in opposing Peip- housewives rebelled are not com- More Hot Weather Duel« Week End Hot weather will continue fn Abilene over the weekend, with temperatures soaring to near 100 degrees both Saturday and Sunday, the U. S. Weather Bureau said. The mercury has hit the 99-degree mark here for the past three consecutive days, the longest and hottest period thus far this season. The only other times temperatures have gone as high as 99 this year were June 16 and 171 A weather bureau forecaster said last year by June 10, Abi-lenians had already seen 26 days when the mercury had climbed to 100 degrees or higher. Keenan Wynn To Wed Wife Again SANTA MONICA. Calif (^-Keenan Wynn of the movies and his wife, the former Shirley Jean Hudson, have obtained a California marriage license and plan to repeat their wedding vows some time next week. , The couple was married Jan. 8 in Puerto Rico after a whirlwnid tour entertaining overseas troops. Wynn said last night they now wish a more leisurely ceremony. The marriage to Miss Hudson was Wynn’s third. She was married once before. -^- ing’i possible seating in the U.N. “Let us say,” he declared, “that when Communist China tears away its curtain and resumes inter course with the Western world then we should be willing to re consider our objections. Such China will not be a China of today.” Knowland’s present amendment, reportedly offered at administra tion urging, is a sharp modification of his original proposal which would have had Congress outline U.S. policy on the issue in advance. The amendment would state anew U.S. opposition to the admission of Red China to the U.N. and request President Eisenhower to call the signals for further action by Congress if that happens. The committee’s tentative deci sion yesterday to order a $347,706,-000 overall cut in the foreign aid bill left the measure’s total at about $3,100,000,000, Smith said The administration request totals roughly 3% billion dollars. Smith said the new cut would not apply to 109Vi million dollars the senators voted to add to the measure and which the House had rejected. These items are 75 mil lions for the manufacture in Eng land of military planes for NATO defense use; 27 millions for developing non-atomic special weapons by our Allies, and 1V% millions to help private free enterprise in Eu rope compete with cartels. Smith said the big proposed cut was approved without a dissenting vote. It was offered by Sen. George <D-Ga), who originally had called for a two billion dollar slash. George’s proposal to reduce the measure by two billions had drawn a protest from the Foreign Opera tions Administration, which handles foreign aid. parable with meat costs in other lands because in Britain a retail price does not reveal subsidies which may be as high as SO per cent. But steaks they shunned at •bout 75 cents a pound. They were Commum8t|St0med ^ ^ ” Lamb chops remained steady at 42 cents. Stewinjf steak in the free market was 37 cents. It is down to 32 cents. MOViE GOERS AID — Wally Akin, manager of Interstate Theatres, left, handed a check for $1,000 to Jack Hogan, center, news editor of The Abilene Reporter-News, at Paramount Theatre Friday night. The money, from advance ticket sales to the Friday midnight Paramount Theatre benefit movie, goes to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. Policé Capt. C. A. Veteto is at the right. (Photo by Charles Cockerell) ANOTHER LAWSUIT EXPECTED Texas Wants Recognition Of Tidelands Ownership Spann Fund To $10.000 Chest X-Raying Hours Announced In County Campaign Hours for X-raying during the annual Taylor County chest X-ray survey, July 13 to 31, have been announced. These will be from 9 a. m. until 6 p. m. daily except Sundays and Mondays. The mobile X-ray unit will be at Thornton’s Department Store, South Fifth and Oak Sts. It is furnished by the Texas State Department of Health. Every person in Taylor County 15 years old or older is invited to have his chest X-rayed free. Purpose is to discqver tuberculosis and other chest abnormalities. Mrs. B. C. Bloodworth, president of the Federated Women’s Clubs, and Mrs. Jack Sparks, P-TA Council president, have volunteered to do tbi clerical work. Rites for Doctor's Mother Scheduled Sunday and Monday Funeral will be held at 3:30 p. m. Sunday in University Baptist Church for Mrs. William Irby Fox, 77, mother of Dr. William Irby Fox, Jr. She died at 7:50 p. m. Friday of coronary occlusions. The Rev. C. A. Powell, a former pastor here, now of Crowell, and the Rev. Sterling Price, pastor. will officiate. The body will then be taken to the old farm home at O’Brien, where it will lie in state until Monday afternoon, when another service will be held at the O’Brien Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery under direction of Kiker-Warren Funeral home here. Mrs. Fox was born in Erath County May 14, 1877, married Nov. 17, 1895. In 1902 she moved to Haskell County. In 1933 the family moved to Abilene. She is survived by six children: Mrs. H. E. Owens and Mrs. J. A Carruth, Olton, Mrs. Richard Young, Mission; Albert Irby Fox, and Aubrey Leroy Fox, both of O’Brien; and Dr. Fox of Abilene; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl H. Thomas, Galveston. AUSTIN GfV—'Texas is trying to get the U.S. Department of Justice to recognize its ownership and control of submerged coastal lands outside the 3-mile limit. Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd says he hopes Texas can win this latest phase of the drawn-out tide- 1,000 Present At Opening of Junior Rodeo THEWUTHES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER RVHEAi; ABILENE AND VICIOTTY-Clear to part ly cloudy Saturday. Saturday night and Sunday. Hlfh temperatures both day* near 100 degree«. Low Saturday nlfht 75. NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy and hot this after noon, tonifht and Sunday. A few isolated afternoon and evening thunden&owers. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm thi* afternoon, to night and Sunday. A few isolated afternoon thundershowers. Maximum temperature for 24 hours ending at 0:30 a.m. 90. Minimum temperature for *4 hours end ing at 6:90 a.m. 75J TEMPERATURES WHERE FRENCH CEDE — The oval outline encompasses the southern quarter of Indochina’s rich Red River delta, which is falling into Communist-led Vietminh hands as French Union forces withdraw (arrows) toward the Hanoi-Haiphong lifeline. Phat Diem, Thai Binh. Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh (all underlined) are among the major points being yielded to the rebels. Frl. P. M.    Sat. A. M 95    ............ 1:30 ............ 12 96    ............ 3:30 ............ «1 96    ............ 3:» ............ 7» 97    ............ 4.30 ............ 77 96 ............ 5:30 ............ 76 96 ............ 6:30 ............ 77 95 ............ 7:30 ............ 79 91 ............ •:» ............ 63 62 ............ 9:30 ............ 65 65 ............ 10:30 ............ — I» ............ 11:30 ............ — »4 ............ 12:30 ............ — Sunset last night 7:49 p.m. Sunrise today 3:40 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:49 p.m. Barometer reading at 9:30 k.m.: 38,17. Relativ« humidity at 9:30 a.m.; il%. ROBY, July 10 <RNS> - More than 1,000 persons witnessed the 5th annual Fisher County 4-H Club junior rodeo here Friday night in which 55 county school boys and girls competed. Second performance of the junior show will be staged Saturday night beginning at 8 p.m. The Saturday show will open with a downtown parade at 7. The final go-round of a matched roping event between Bobby Byrd of Clairemont and Sammy Baugh of Rotan will be a feature Saturday night. Byrd’s time of 50 seconds plus on Ihree calves gave him a slight lead over the famous Double Mountain rancher, whose time on three calves Friday night was 55 seconds plus. Winners in the various events Friday night follow: Senior calf roping—1. Doyle Mc-Spadden, Rotan, 15.1 seconds. 2. Jerry Stuart, Roby, 22.6. Junior calf roping—1. Truman Mauldin, Sylvester, 37 flat. Ribbon roping — 1. Freddie Stuart, Roby, 16.1. 2. Rex Braf-ford, Palava, 17.6. 3. Mauldin, 22.2. Senior girls’ barrel race — 1. Shirley Whitworth, Roby, 21.3. »2. Gloria Stuart, Roby, 21.7. 3. Des-sie Jane Price, Rotan, 22.4. Junior girls’ barrel race — 1. Becky Sumerlin, Roby, 21.2. 2. Dianne Farmer, Roby, 21.5. 3. Linda Maule, Hobbs, 24.1. Junior boys’ barrel race — 1. Doyle Rasco, Roby, 22.5 2. Jerry Upshaw, 23.6. 3. Mac Hendrix, Palava. 25 flat. Three-man tie down—1. J. Stuart, 16.3. 3. McSpadden, 24.1. 3. John Kearney, Palava, 25 flat. Senior bull riding—1. F. Stuart. 2.    Bunny Terry, Roby. 3, McSpadden. 4. Hootus Shipp, Rotan Junior bull riding—1. Roy McIntosh, Hobbs. Pop race—1. Becky and Jackie Sumerlin, Roby, tied, 20.8. 2. Whitworth, 21.6. 3. Farmer, 29 flat. Girls goat tie - down—1. Whitworth, 17.5. 2. J. Sumerlin, 23. 3.    G. Stuart, 27.1. Jack Willingham, Hamlin, and Dub Harvey, Sweetwater, are judges. Max Carriker, Roby, is announcer. Mrs. Frank Crowder is secretary. lands struggle without going to court again about it. But he seemed to have little hope that negotiations that have been going on for four months can do the job, saying that another lawsuit is “almost a certainty.” The federal government has refused to recognize that the tidelands act passed by Congress restored to Texas lands outside the 3-mile zone, Shepperd said. They have indicated that they will insist on a jurisdictional determination of the question before they will concede that Texas now holds undisputed title to all offshore lands within the 3 league or 10.35 mile limit. “This is surprising in view of the 1952 election commitments.“ An assistant attorney general has been working in Washington and Austin fulltime during the last four months trying to work out a settlement before Texas moves into court again. Jimmy Spann Fund has gone over the $10,000 mark. Donations received Friday night and Saturday morning placed the total at $10,101/ ; The new contributions included $1,000 as advance ticket sales on the Paramount Theatre’s benefit movie, “The Big Chase.” Receipts at the theatre box office during the showing of the Friday midnight benefit film were to be announced Saturday. Contributions may be brought or mailed to The Reporter-News. The fund is in honor of the late Abilene Policeman Jimmy Spann, who was fatally shot while arresting a fugitive. His wife and children are receiving the money. Latest donations included: WASHINGTON —Striking CIO atomic workers at Paducah, Ky., were possible targets for a quick Taft-Hartley Law injunction today —only hours after a turndown of a back-to-work proposal worked out by Secretary of Labor Mitchell and union leaders. Other strikers at Oak Ridge, Tenn., members of the same CIO Gas. Coke and Chemical Workers Union, are going back to work, on condition they can walk out again if further bargaining fails. Government attorneys had been prepared to go to court today to halt the strikes at the vital Atomic Energy Commission plants at Oak Ridge and Paducah. But with the developments early this morning at mass meetings by the two groups of strikers, in which one group accepted and the other turned down the government-union proposal, those attorneys reached were unable to say definitely what steps they would take next. One Labor Department informant said an injunction “obviously” would not be lodged against the Oak Ridge group going back to work, but that a court order was likely to be sought against the Paducah strikers barring another late-hour change in circumstances. The two struck plants contain the country’s entire facilities for refining uranium to get the material used in making both the atomic and hydrogen bombs, and President Eisenhower has said a continuing walkout would hurt the na-. tion’s drive for atomic supremacy. Appreciation por tj,e being, the plants have Anonymous Robinson Pharmacy Lewis Wheat k Sons Paramount Theatre Benefit Movie TOTAL TO DATE been kept in full production by supervisory personnel. The back-to-work proposal orked out by Mitchell, CIO Presi-rent Walter Reuther and officials of the chemical workers group at secret Washington meetings yesterday was delivered to the two groups of strikers in separate meetings late last night. At Paducah, only 10 of 500 workers who met on a main road leading to the atomic plant said they favored the recommendations. The proposals included no guarantee of a wage increase—the object of the strike.    4 But in a meeting in a high school at Oak Ridge, a substantial majority of 900 strikers on hand regis-$7.00 tered in favor of going back to 10.00    work. They did so on condition the 10.00    union would sanction another walkout should further bargaining fail. 1,000.00¡The standing vote was not re-$10,101.52 corded. BOTH CLAIM TO BE FRIEND Shivers, Yarborough Make Bids for Labor Vote Prize By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff Texas’ growing labor vote loomed as a choice election prize Saturday with the primaries just two weeks away. Both Gov. Allan Shivers and his chief opponent, Ralph Yarborough, appealed Friday for the laboring man’s vote. Both claimed they were the laborer's friend. While Shivers and Yarborough jousted for the working man’s vote, State Rep. Dudley Dougherty, renewing his campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Lyndon Johnson, made an appeal for votes from railroad unions. Other campaigns conducted on a statewide basis were at a slow-walk pace. Friendly Climate Shivers said in a statewide radio address from Beaumont Friday night that his administration has offered “a friendly climate” for business and a fair attitude toward all groups of labor and management. “It is just good common sense, the governor said, “to recognize that labor, management and gov ernment must work together for the general prosperity and welfare. “No one of the three ought to dominate. And no two of the three ought to combine against the third.” Shivers added. The recent convention of the State Federation of Labor (AFL) called for Shivers’ defeat after hearing four days of anti-Shivers speeches. Shivers has said that Yarborough had the backing of the CIO’s Political Action Committee. Yarborough was a speaker at the convention in Corpus Christi. “Because I have refused to do the bidding of the labor bosses,” Shivers told his radio audience, some of them have become my political enemies and are doing their best to defeat me.” H* said mast working people are constructive members of their communities and “capable of doing their own thinking and their own voting,” In a radio speech from Borger, Yarborough made his pitch to labor. “I have been a working man all my life,” he said. “I worked in the Borger oil fields as a steel storage tank builder, in the Oklahoma wheat harvest, and on board ships at sea. “I know how to work with my two hands. When I become your governor you will have a working governor for a change. You won’t have a silver spoon governor.” Dougherty, speaking at El Paso on a television broadcast, said: “As a United States senator, will take a fair and unbiased view of the relationships between em ployer and employe. I want the worker to have the right to bar gain; I want the employer to have the right to talk to his employes, and particularly I want the general public protected, so that we can have an era of labor peace in America." Dougherty criticized Sen. Johnson for voting in 1946 to draft into the Army striking railroad men. Johnson, who has elected to do very little campaigning in the state this year, was on the job in Washington. He told the Senate Friday that a large section of Central Texas is suffering severe drought and urged continuation of a government livestock feed relief program now scheduled to be dropped next week. Worst in History “Range conditions,” Johnson told the Senate in his plea, “are the worst in the history of the cattle industry in this area.” At Freer, in strife-torn Duval County, candidates usually sup* ported by George B. Parr—79th Judicial District political leader called for Shivers’ defeat at the polls. One candidate asked the Old Party (Parr) rally to vote for Yarborough. Shivers in his Beaumont speech fired another question on state policy at Yarborough. Ca 11 i n g on Yarborough to answer, he asked: “Since one of your campaign managers, Mr. Fagan Dickson, has been designated by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Col-wed People to collect funds in Texas to immediately end segregation in public schools, is it not true that you also favor an immediate end to segregation as thi« campaign manager does?” Yarborough has said he favors segregated schools, as they are at present, and recently endorsed the State Board of Education's decision to continue segregation in the i state’s public schools. « ;