Abilene Reporter News, July 10, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 10, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron FINAL (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY PAGES PBICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC Hundreds Isolated as Danube Flood Hits Germany, Austria VIENNA, Austria tfl Disaster teams, aided by hundreds of Amer- ican soldiers, intensified efforts to- day to rescue hundreds of families marooned by floods raging across Austria and southern Germany. At least 13. person; were known to have perished in the rampaging waters and scores of others were missing. In the past two days more than persons have been evacuated from farms and villages inundated by the rain swollen Dan- ube aft its tributaries. Two big and partly under water as a re- PARENTS ARRESTED Girl, 9r Starved, (rippled After 2 Years of Beatings LOS ANGELES .Bi-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 anoV-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 Crui Vera, 43, was jailed in lieu of bond on four counts of felonious assault and one of child molestation. He had testi- fied the day before blaming the beatings on his wife and saying ha 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 he threw a knife at me and it'cut Tny lip." She testified he once broke her Rose Given Bank Building Construction Rose Construction Co., Abi- lene, submitted a low bid Fri- day of for construction bf the new Citizens National Bank building. Contractor Oscar Rose said work will start July 19. The firm's-bid was be- low the next low bid, Malcolm Meek, bank president, said. A electrical contract was awarded W. K. Jennings Co. Austin and Abilene. Westinghouse Electric Corp. will install three elevators for Contract for plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilating was awarded Farwell Co. ot Dallas on a bid of Total cost of the building, in- cluding land which cost and architects fees, etc., will be Estimated cost was million. Other bidders on the general contract included Inwood Construc- tion Co., Dallas, James Stewart Co., Dallas. and Robert E. McKee Co., El Paso, The structure, at North Fourth and Cypress 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 bis company has handled. Chest Maying 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. un- til 6 p. m. daily except Sundays and Mondays. The mobile unit will be at Thornton's Department Store, South Fifth and Oak Stss It is furnished by the Texas State Department of Health. Every person in Taylor County IS years old or older, is invited to have his chest X-rayed free. Purpose is to discover tuberculo- sis and other chest'abnormalities. Mrs. B; C. Bloodworm, president of the Federated Women's .Clubs, and Mrs. Jack Sparks, P-TA Coun- cil have volunteered to do OH clerical work. arm by stomping on it, injured her spine with a stick, slapped and beat her. When the child's plight dis- covered last April 27, the mother was arrested arid Celia hospitalized for extensive treatments. 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 Ger- many all available boats were mo- bilized by police, firemen. 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 bri- gades 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 j surged over the highways. More Cuts In Aid Bill WASHINGTON W Foreign Re- lations Committee members gath- ered against a backdrop of ring- ing 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 a.m.-EDT to-take up other portions of the muKtbiUion-dollar measure which the terday said be slashed withoBp-harmiiijr-tjMi nation's cold i V On the agenda was a toned jloita amendment by JKnowlaijd of More Hof Weaker- Due for Week End Mot weather will continue in Abilene over the weekend, with temperatures soaring to near 100 degrees both Saturday and Sun- day, the U. S. Weather Bureau said. The mercury has hit the 994e- gree mark here for the past three consecutive days, the longest and hottest period thus far this .sea- son. The only other times tempera- tures have gone as; high as M this year were June 16 and 17: 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. KeenonWynn To Wed Wife Again SANTA.'MONICA, Calif Hn-Keen- an Wynn of the movies and his wife, the former Shirley Jean Hud- son, have obtained a California marriage license and plan to re- peat their wedding vows some tune next week. The couple was married Jan. t in Puerto Rico after a whirlwind 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. 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 devoting1 a good share of its floor debate to the troubles America laces abroad: _said Congress and' the aoministration should not use "nfrHttl words" in opposing Peip- rtft pCMftle setting in the UN he-declared, wheB'Cornniiaiijt tears away its 'curtita and reiumes inter- course jnth the'Western world___ then we should be willing to re- consider our objections Such a China will not be a Communist China of today." Knowland's present amendment, reportedly offered at administra- tion urging, is a. sharp modifica- tion of his original proposal which would have had Congress outline U.S. 'policy on the issue in ad- vance. The amendment would state anew U.S. opposition to the admission of Red China to the U.N. and'reqnest'President Eisenhower to call the signals for further ac- tion by Congress if that happens. The committee's tentative deci- sion yesterday to order 000 overall .cut in the foreign aid bill left-the-measure's total at about Smith said. The administration request totals roughly 314 billion dollars. Smith said the new cut would not apply to IMS 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 devel- oping-non-atomic special weapons by, our Allies; and 7% 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 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 han- dles foreign aid. WHERE FRENCH CEDE The oval outline encorapas-, ses Ihe southern 'quarter of Indochina's rich Red1 River delta, which is falling into Communist-led Vietminh hands French Union forces withdraw (arrows) toward the Hanoi-Haiphong lifeline. Phat Diem, Thai Binh. Nun Dinh and Ninh Eton (all underlined) are among the maj- or points bring yielfed to tin rebels. IN ENGLAND Housewives Force Neat Price Cuts BrALVLVSTElNKWF LONDON IB-British housewives did a lot of shrewd window shop- ping, and at the end of toe first week of ration-free meat they had emerged victorious in an unorraa- ized buyers' strike. Women admired the beautiful steaks which 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 regula- tion. Some merchants who had counted oa a rush for meat have lost money. Tasiy Display "I made a tasty window display of lovely meat with price tags at- said a butcher in London's Paddington was able' to make a display of fresh meat: because London July tempera- tures have been like the inside of a refrigerator. "Well, I watched the first 14 women who took an 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 ra- tioning days. .Lamb chops re- mained; about the same. Some stewing meats and mutton were cheaper. ta Stabilize Most dealers expected prices would stabilize at just a little above the range of rationing days. Prices against which British housewives rebelled are not com- parable .with meat'costs in other lands because in Britain a retail price does not reveal subsidies which be as high is JO per cent. Sot steaks, they shunned at about 75 cents a pound They were accustomed to paying about 47 cents. Lamb remained steady at 42 cents. Stewing steak in the free market was 37 cents. It is down to 32 cents. ANOTHER LAWSUIT EXPECTED Riferfor Doctor's Mother Scheduled 'AUSTIN trying to get tue U.S. Department of Justice to recognize its ownership and con- trol 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- Present Sunday and Monday At Opening of Junior Rodeo Funeral will he held at p. m. Sunday in University Baptist Church for Mrs. William Irby Fox, 77, mother of Dr. William Irby Fox, Jr. She died at p. in. Friday of -coronary occlusions. The Rev. C. A. Powell, a form- er pastor here, Crowell, and the Rev. Sterling Price, pas- tor; 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 wm 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 married Nov. 17, 1895. In 1902 she moved to HaskeH County. In 1933 the fam- ily 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. For of Abilene; and one Pearl Thomas, Galveston. H. THE WEATHER BKFAKTMEXT OP COXMEBCC WEATBEK BCBEAC ABILENE AKD lo part- ly cloudy alfbt and' Smdir. Hick tcmptrattrcc botn nd WEST TEXAS: to. partly elMdy and tot after- noon, tonwit 1M Sroday. A fnr isolated aneniooa aad' cvantaf thmMknbomn. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly doedy and warm afternoon, to- ultfit and Sunday. A tew UoUted afternoon Unratftntjortn. Haxlnun temperature far H boon ead- 1W ft 9f Mblnna feawntart for M notn mi- iaf at Sat. A. M. ;S n ttSVAfifc HI a.: MOViE GOERS AID Wally Akin manager of Interstate Theatres, left, handed a 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. Capt. C. A. Veteto is at the right. (Photo by Charles CockereU) Texas Wants Recognition Of Tidelands Ownership .v HOBY, July 10 (RJjS) More ian persons. witnessed the 'ith. annual. Fisher County 4-H Club junior rodeo, here Friday night in which 55 county school boys and girls competed. Second performance of the jun- ior show will be staged Saturday night beginning at 8-p.m., The Saturday. show wills open; with. a downtown parade at 7. The final go-round of a matched roping event between7 Bobby Byrd of Clairemont and Sammy Baugh of 'Rotan will -be" a feature .Satur- day night. Byrd'5 tune of 50 sec- onds plus on Ihree calves, gave hun 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 Doyle Me- Spaddcn, Rotan, 15.1 seconds. Jeiry Stuart, Koby, 22.6. Junior calf .Truman Mauldin, 37 fkt Ribbon roping l.: .Freddie Stuart, Roby, 16.1. 2. -Rex Braf- ford, Paiava, 17.6. 8. Mauldin, 22.2. Senior gurls' barrel race 1- Shirley Whitworth, Roby, .2. Gloria Stuart, Roby, 2L7. 3. Des- sie jane Price, Rotan, 22.4. Junior girls' barrel.race' 1. Becky Sumerlin, Roby, 21.2. J. Dianne Farmer.- 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, Paiava, 25 flat. Three-man 'tie J. Stuart, 16.3. 3. McSpadden, 24.1. 3. John Kearney, Paiava, 25 flat. Senior bull F. Stuart. 2. Bunny Terry, Roby. 3, McSpad-. den.' 4. Hootus Shipp, Rotto. Junior bull ridiafc-1. Roy Mc- Intosh, Hobbs. Pop Becky and Jackie Sumerlin, Roby, tied, 20.S. 2. Whit- worth, 216. 3. Farmer, 29 flat. Girls goat tie1- WhJt- 17.5. 2. J. Sumerlin, 2J 3.; G. Stuart, 27.1. WUlinftmm, Hamlin, and Dub Sweetwater, are jodfes. Max Cvriker, Roby, is announce.-. Mrs. Frank Crowder is iecntarjr. lands struggle without; going, to court again about it. But he seemed to have little hope that negotiations 'that have been going on for.rfour.'rnonths can da the another law- suit is "almost a The federal government has re- fused to recognize that the tide- lands act passed by Congress re- stored to Texas lands outside the 3-mile: said. They have indicated that they will insist on-a jurisdictions! de- the question.before Uiey will concede that Texas now holds undisputed title to all off- shore lands within the 3 league or 1C.35 milt 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 settle- ment before Texas moves into court again. Oak Ridge Workers Back on Jobs WASHINGTON W-StrSing CIO atomic workers at Padueah, Ky., were possible targets for a quick Taft-Hartley Law injunction today hours after a turndown of a proposal worked out ly Secretary of Labor Mitchell and union leaders. Other strikers at Oak Ridge, term., 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 to go to court today to lalt the strikes at the vital Atomic Energy Commission plants Ridge and Padueah But with the developments early this morning at mass meetings by the two groups of strikers, in which group accepted and the other urned down the government-union iroposal, those attorneys reached were unable to sav definitely what steps they would take next One Labor Department inform- ant 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 Pa- dueah strikers barring another ate-hour change in circumstances. The two struck plants contain the country's entire facilities for refin- ing uranium to get the material used in making both the atomic and hydrogen wtd Presi- dent Eisenhower has said a con- tinuing walkout would hurt the na- tion's drive for atomic.Supremacy. For the being', the plants have been'kept in full production by su-! pervisory personnel. The back-to-worfc TI r oj> o s a I' worked out by Mitchell, CK> Presi-. dent Walter Reuther and officials of the chemical workers group at secret Washington meetings yes- terday was delivered to the two groups of strikers in separate meetings late last night. At Padueah, only. 10 of 500 work- ers who met on a main road lead- ng to the atomic plant said they favored the recommendations. The1 proposals included no guarantee of a wage object of tthe strike. But in a meeting in a high school at Oak Ridge, a substantial'major- ity of 900 strikers on hand regis- tered in favor of going back to work. They did so on condition the union would sanction another walk- Paramount Theatre out should further bargaining fail. Benefit Movie standing vote was not re- TOTAL TO DATE corded. Spann Fund Jimmy'. Apprttfation ind has gone over the1 mark. Donations received Friday night and Saturday morning placed the total at The new contributions includec as .advance ticket sales on the Paramount Theatre's benefit movie, "The Big Chase." Receipts at-tae- theatre box office during the snowing of the Friday mid- night benefit film were to be an- nounced Saturday. Contributions may be brought or mailed to The Reporter-News. The fund is in honor of the late Abilene Policeman Jimmy Spaim, who was fatally shot while arrest- ing a: fugitive. His wife and chil- dren are receiving the money. latest, donations, included: Anonymous Robinson Pharmacy 1000 Lewis Wheat k Sons 10.00 BOTH CLAIM TO BE FRIEND Shivers, Yorborough Moke for Labor Vote Prize By CLAYTON H1CKEBSON Press Staff Texas' growing, labor vote loom- ed as a choice election prize Satur- day, 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. Friewttr Climate Shivers said in statewide radio address from Beaumont Friday night his administration, -has offered "a friendly climate" for business and fair attitude toward all groups of labor and manage- "It is just good common the- governor said, recognize that labor, management and gov- ernment most 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 State Federation of Labor (AFL) called for' Slivers' Mtat after hearinf four dayi o SOT fcr ia mi to draft Into tat Army strftinf narad nem. Johnson, who has elected to do very little campaigning in the state this year, was on the job in Wash- ington. He told the'Senate Friday that a large section of Central Texas, is suffering severe drought and urged continuation of f gov- ernment livestock feed relief pro- gram now scheduled to be dropped next week. Went is Bictery "Range 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. Judicial District political leader called for Shivers' defeat at rhe polls. One candidate asked the Old Party (Parr) rally to vote for Yarborough. Shivers in his Beaumont speech fired another question on state pol- icy at Yarborough. Calling on Yarborough to answer, be. asked: "Since coe of your campaign managers, Mr. Fagsn Dickson, has been designated by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Col- ored People to collect funds in Texas to immediately end segre- gation in public Kboob, is it not true that you also favor an imme- diate end to segregation as tmi campaign maooger Yarborough has said be fawq schools, as they at preeent. and, recently nhrt flu State Board Edoeatta't pdbllc ;