Abilene Reporter News, July 12, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 12, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT - ■ WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron Ti 1 r Ti irr T i»t r* t VX 1111^ Ü FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 25 AêBociated Pre$$ (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 12, 1954—FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Byrnes Asks Indochina Showdown BOLTON LANDING, N.Y. — ing that the Korean War and pres- Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina today advocated the return of American representatives to the Geneva conference for an Allied showdown on Indochina. Byrnes, former secretary of gtate, who is here attending the 46th annual Governors Conference, said in an interview he does not believe the United States can afford to stand aloof and thus risk being blamed before the world for failure to reach a settlement with the Communists. “We could refuse to participate In any surrender agreement,” he said. “But I think our representatives ought to be there to make our viewpoint known. If there is a final breakdown in efforts to get an acceptable agreement, I don't think the British and French should be able to charge it to our absence.” Dulles has hesitated about going back to the conference table because of possible domestic criticism of the results, and the fear of American involvement in enforcing some settlement which would be regarded in this country as a French surrender to the Communists. Visit By Nixon There was a possibility that Vice President Nixon, substituting here for President Eisenhower, might give the governors in a closed session later in the day the administration’s latest views on the Indochina situation. The President canceled an appearance because of the death of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Milton S. Eisenhower. Nixon is scheduled to speak at the annual state dinner tonight. The speech will be broadcast by radio at 8 p.m., EST. ABC scheduled a “live” broadcast, and NBC and CBS scheduled recordings at 9:30 to 10 p.m., EST. Nixon has incurred some Democratic wrath recently because he has blamed the former Democratic administrations for the loss of China to the Communists, contend- ent difficulties in Indochina stemmed from this event. However, Gov. Dan Thornton, Colorado Republican, said in a prepared welcoming speech that the time has come for Americans to forget politics in dealing with the Communist international threat. Thornton is chairman of the conference. “In the final analysis,” lie said, “this is a battle of ideas between Americans and those who would destroy us — not a battle between Democrats and Republicans. Rising Star Farm Blaie Kills Infant RISING STAR, July 12. (RNS)— Bryanetta Wolf, 414-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wolf, was burned to death when their home was destroyed by fire at 7 a. m. Monday. The family lives about five miles northeast of Rising Star. The home burned while Mrs. Wolf was driving her husband to join other men who work with him on an oil rig. A neighbor saw the fire and drove into'town to report the blaze but the house was virtually destroyed before the firemen arrived. Two other children, Trudy Ann, 5, and James Malcolm Wolf, 4, ran out of the house when the fire broke out and were not injured. Cause of the fire has not been determined. Higginbotham Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements. Bonham, ACC School Plans On Agenda Final plans on a 12-classroom addition to Bonham Elementary School (Elmwood West) will be studied Monday night by Abilene School Board. Submitting them will be William M. Collier Jr.. and Woodlief Brown, architects. The meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the superintendent's office. “We expect to let the construe tion contract early in August,” Supt. of Schools A. E. Wells said Monday. Goal for completion is mid-term in the 1954-55 school session. The board may complete Monday night the purchase of a site near Abilene Christian College for a new elementary school. Wells said that such action will be taken, if the city has finished checking the abstract. Plans are to have the ACC-area school ready for use by September, 1955. Size of the site has been established as 13.05 acres, from a survey by E. B. Yeatts, local engineer. The school board voted recently to purchase it from the Miller Estate, Athens, Tex., at $1,000 per acre. Location of the land is between E. N. 16th and E. N. 13th Sts. and between State Farm-to-Mar-ket Road 1234 and an old county road. It is just southeast of ACC. Other matters on the agenda British Won't Press For Red China in UN high are: (1) Discussion of a salary scale for administrators. (2) Purchase of gymnasium equipment and scientific laboratory furniture for the new school. (3) Opening of bids for the purchase of a piano for the Abilene High School Choral Club and a piano for the new Anson Jones Elementary School. (4) Progress report on the band rooms, now under construction at the two junior highs. (5) Resignations and election of teachers. Wildcat Strike Idles 8,000 at Oakridge OAK RIDGE, Tenn. m-A wildcat walkout by members of AFL Laborers* Local 818 halted work today on two vast atomic plant construction projects. More Uian 8,000 AFL construction workers were idled by the walkout which union leaders described as illegal. An Atomic Energy Commission spokesman said the strike had no immediate effect on AFL and CIO production workers at the three atomic energy plants here. Won’t Cross Lines The shutdown of the two construction projects wa.s brought about by refusal of AFL building Production Normal At Atomic Plant PADUCAH, Ky. - Operations have returned to normal at the atomic energy plant near here today with striking workers back on the Job. A strike threatening production of atomic and hydrogen bombs was called off Saturday when members of Local 550, CIO Gas, Coke ani Chemical Workers, voted to return to work immediately, reversing a previous decision to continue the walkout. The Paducah employes followed the example of strikers at the Oak Bidge, Tenn., plant who voted Friday night to end their walkout. One thousand workers at Paducah and 3,500 at Oak Ridge were involved in the strike. 1HE WUTHER craftsmen to cross the laborers’ picket lines. W. H. Wardrep, business agent of Local 818, said “the pickets are unauthorized and use of the union’s name on any picket signs is illegal.” The laborers tentatively had rejected new wage proposals offered by the Knoxville chapter of Associated General Contractors. However, Wardrep said a meeting was scheduled today “whether to ratify or disapprove the wage scale proposal.” Reached Agreement Six other AFL unions affiliated with the Knoxville Building Trades Council reached agreement with AGC Saturday. They accepted increases reportedly ranging from 5 to 10 cents an hour. Meanwhile, CIO chemkal workers who struck three days last week to back up demands for a wage increase were reported back on the job in normal force. 30 Vote Absentee; Deadline Tuesday With the deadline only one day off, absentee votes in the July 17 city bond election had reached 30 by noon Monday. Such voting may be done until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Persons expecting to be out of town on election day may mark absentee ballots in the city secretary’s office at City Hall before the deadline. No Pressure 'Now' Promised LONDON (AP)—Prime Minister Churchill promised today that Britain would refrain from pressing now for the seating of Communist China in the United Nations. Speaking before a jammed House of Commons, Churchill declared: “Although the British government still believes that the Central People’s Communist government should represent China in the United Nations, they do not consider that this is the moment for the matter to be reconsidered.’* Churchill also disclosed that at the recent Washington talks he and president Ei- ‘HEART OF OLD ABILENE’ BURNS—Firemen battle flames which enveloped the swank frame Abilene restaurant, the Candlelight Inn, shortly after midnight morning The widely-advertised cafe, which featured many delicacies, carried the slogan, “located in the Heart of Old Abilene.” (Staff Photo) CAUSE UNKNOWN Nacogdoches Storm Only Breather in Texas Heat Wave By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS No relief was in sight Monday for Texas’ heat wave. The only interruption in the fair and hot weather was a windstorm at Nacogdoches late Sunday. The storm unroofed buildings, .smashed windows, knocked out power service and blew down 50 trees on the campus of Stephen F. Austin College. Two radio stations were off the air for a time. The high temperature Sunday was 110 at Seymour and Llano. Some representative maximum temperatures; Dallas 108, a record for July; Mineral Wells 107; Fort Worth and Wichita Falls, 106; Ty* lir, Childress, College Station, Lufkin and Waco, 104; Dalhart and Presidio 03; Abilene, Austin and Texarkana 102; Junction and Amarillo 101; San Antonio, Laredo, Victoria, Alice, Wink and Cotula 100; Houston and San Angeo 99, highest of the year for Houston; El Paso 96; Lubbock 98; and Corpus Christi 90. Mealtime Quarrel Fatal for Diplomat LONDON i^H-A Dominican diplomat was dead today and his adversary in a dinnertime quarrel and gun fight was in a hospital with a stomach wound. The two men, described as formerly “great friends,” shot it out Saturday night in the Dominican consulate, not far from Buckingham Palace. The dead man was the Dominican Embassy’s first secretary. Don Luis Bernardino. His wounded opponent was Capt. Antonio de la Maza, the embassy air attache. Gindlelight I nn. Novel Cafe, Burns; Loss Set at $50,000 Candlelight Inn, 1446 North Fourth St., a swank, widely publicized dining place, burned early Monday. Building and contents were practically a “total loss,” said Assistant Fire Chief G. I. Powell. The property reportedly was valued at $50,000. Firemen received the alarm at 12:28 a.m. Monday. “The fire had gained too much headway for us to save anything to amount to anything,” Powell said. TWO WEEKS TO 60 Candidates Speak Tonight After Weekend of Blasting Bf. depaetment of commerce WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND ^ICINiTY-Hot and dry Monday, Monday night and Jueaday. High temperature botli days 102 to 105 degrees. Low Monday night 75. north central TEXAS: Generally fair and hot through Tuesday. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair and hot through Tuesday, widely scattered after-^n and evening thundershowers west of **EASt'^’tEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy and hot through Tue«lay. with a few isolated afternoon thundeMhowers. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fair and hot through Tuesday, fair ana y,E„pERATlRES Mon. A. M. ......1:30    ............ 79 ......2:30    ............ 78 :..... 3:M»    ............ 75 ......4:30    ............ 74 ......    5:30    ............ 73 ......8:30    ............    75 ......7:30    ............ »2 ......8:30    ............ 88 ......#:30    ............ II 10:30    ............ 95 11:30    ............ 9« m ............ 12:30    ............    98 Sunset last night 7:49    p m. S^rise today g.fO a.m. Sunset tonight 7:49 p.m. Maximum temperature for 24 hours end- ‘“limimim ‘¿m'fJ«tare for 24 hours end-ScUUve haaskUty at 12:30 pan. 21%. Sun. F. M. m ..... 81 ..... 79 ..... 77    ..... 76 ..... 77    ..... 79    ..... m ..... *5    ..... 88 ..... 88 ..... By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Top candidates for governor took a slight breather Monday at the start of the final two weeks of the political campaign for Democratic nominations. Both scheduled TV talks from Dallas Monday night. Gov. Shivers and Ralph Yarborough both were active during the weekend. Here were some of the developments: Yarborough Sunday injected the tidelands issue, asserting Shivers had not protested federal action intended to limit Texas’ tidelands authority to three miles from shore instead of 10.35 miles as claimed by Texas. Shivers spoke at the Baptist church in Woodville as the church observed Layman’s Day. Plans Made A group of liberal Young Democrats met Sunday in Fort Worth and laid plans to try to defeat Shivers. Shivers said Saturday night Yarborough has taken no stand on any important issues and charged that Yarborough is simply a front man for the plans and programs of the CIO-PAC, the National'IAssn. for the Advancement of Colored pie and George Parr’s Duval County political machine. Also Saturday,Yarborough accused Shivers of trying to raise a smoke screen to hide Texas Insurance Commission actions and to keep voters from “asking too many questions about the Hidalgo land fraud cases.” Pace to Quicken Hoth c ndidates return to intense campaigning Tuesday with crowded itineraries. Yarborough brought up the tidelands issue Sunday at Seaton in Central Texas at a picnic and political rally. “Since the Texas attorney general let it leak out that Brownell (Herbert Brownell, U.S. attorney general) is now claiming that the Texas tidelands extend just 3 miles into the Gulf, Gov. Shivers hasn’t said a word,” Yarborough said. Shivers broke with national Dem-ocratic leaders in 1952 over the tidelands and campaigned for Eisenhower for president, Texas Atty. Gen. John Ben She^ perd recently said that Texas is trying to get the Justice Depart ment to r^'iognize the state’s ownership and control of submerged coastal lands outside the 3-mile limit Ha »aid he hoped Texaf could win the argument without having to go to cwirt again. Congress, in quit claiming the tidelands in favor of the states, was not specific on his point. Texas’ historic boundaries have extended 10.35 miles at sea. Outside Bosses Shivers said Saturday “It is a race between one candidate, Allan Shivers, who believes in the right of Texans to a maximum of self government and self determination, and another candidate, who, in order to get elected, would be willing to turn over the state government to outside bosses who have no interest in the Texas laboring man except as it will serve their own purposes.” Yarborough will speric over a 9-station TV hookup at 9:39 p.m. The candidates’ plans for the remainder of the week: Shivers wiU speak in a rally at Center Tuesday night and make five speeches the following day; at Marshall (9:80 a.m.), Cartimge (11 a.m.), Longview (2 p.m.), Kilgore (4 p.m.) and Tyler (8 p.m.) Yarborough will speak in Liberty and Baytown Tuesday prior to a TV address at Galveston at 5:45 p.jp., then attisnd a Houston rally tm night Cause of the blaze was unknown Monday morning. Investigation continued. The Fire Department had the blaze under control in “about half an hour,” and kept it from spreading to any other building. A brick business structure Is located next to it on the east side of the restaurant about 16 feet from the cafe. A home on the north side of the cafe was about 30 feet from the blazing building, Powell estimated. Firemen concentrated the water on the burning building and on the frame residence next to it, Powell said. The Fire Department men ^d equipment stayed on the job the rest of the night, to prevent another outbreak or another building’s catching fire. Phil Ford Sr., owner of the building, said the structure was worth about $10,000. He reported that he had only $5,000 insurance. Dan Kralis is owner of the restaurant, and the contents. B(* Oliver, his certified public accountant, said the contents were valued Heat May Hil Peak of 105 Laughs Will P«p Up Your VACATION at $40,000. He stated Kralis had full insurance coverage. Ford said he leased the building April 1 of this year to the Candlelight Inn owner. The residence adjoining and to the north of the restaurant is that of A. B. Pennington, on Beech St. Mrs. Pennington said sparks covered their roof and yard. “My husband kept a man on the roof all the time, putting water on it,” Mrs. Pennington said. “It caught fire once, a little place, but was put out.” Three pumper trucks, two booster trucks and one aerial ladder truck along with about 18 men were sent to the scene by the Fire Department, Powell reported. Berry’s Radio Shop is about 16 feet east of the Candlelight Inn. It escaped damage. Destruction of the restaurant removed an Abilene landmark.^ De-scril^ by owners as one of the best-constructed houses here, it was built by E. B. Bynum, a banker and real estate man, for his home. 'The late Judge and Mrs. J. P. Stinson bought the house, moving into it with their family Aug. 1, 1917, a daughter, Mrs. E. W. Ledbetter, recalled Monday. The Stinsons occupied it until the summer of 1929, she said. They traded the place to Charles Sammons for some property wi Elmwood Dr., Mrs. Ledbetter said. Information on later changes of ownership of the Candlelight Inn property wasn’t available Monday, except that Phil Ford Sr. bought it in 1933 from B. L. Hood. The Fords moved into the house in 1933 and occupied it until April this year. The summer’s record temperature of 102 degrees set Sunday is likely to melt under even hotter temperatures Monday and Tuesday. The U. S. Weather Bureau forecast a high of 102 to 105 degrees both days. The mercury stayed on the 100-degree mark or above Sunday for four hours beginning at 2:30 p.m. The peak of 102 was reached at 3:30 p.m. It was the hottest day in Abl lene since last Sept. 28, when an equally high temperature was re corded. Sunday was the second consecutive day this summer that the temperature has soared to at least 100. senhower “discussed in general terms” the possibility of their meeting with Soviet Premier Georgi Malenkov, and surveyed “difficulties” involved. He did not elaborate on the “difficulties.” In a generalized appraisal of the Washington talks, the prime minister said agreement was reached for wider British • American cooperation on atomic matters. He said he went to Washington because of his deep concern “at the lack of information” Britain possessed about the hydrogen bomb. Policy Unchanged As far as Communist China is concerned, he said British policy remains unchanged from the days (rf the old Labor government: Britain still believes the Chinese Communists should be seated in the U.N. if they give up aggression and show a willingness to abide by international agreements. He vigorously rejectoi a Labor-lie’s implied criticism of U.S. Secretary of State Jrtm Foster Dulles’ decision not to return now to the Geneva conference on Indochina. The United States, the prime minister said, is “sufficiently rei^e-sented” at Geneva. The prime minister loM the House of Commons that Britain’s policy toward Red China ramatns the same—she favors seating Red China in the U, N. after the Peiping regime has proved it is willing to foreswear aggression and abide by international agreements. Churchill also said his Washington conference with President Eisenhower was the most agreeable and fruitful in his experience. Deeply C<mcemed Churchill opened by saying that he went to Washington because he was “deeply concenied at the lack of information” Britain possessed ab(Hit the hydrogen bomb. He concluded by saying that widespread accepiane of the idea of peaceful coexistence of Communist and non-Communist worlds might with the passage of years solve problems and “avert the mass destructicm of the human race.” The prime minister reminded Prance that the European Defense Community was a French idea. He said Britain and tim United States were convinced this still remains the best plan fer getting West German rearmament. “ SUPERINTENDENT SAYS: Whether you go by bus or plone, cor or train. Pug soys, “Dig that broin ond have the Ab.lene Re-porter-News mailed to you while you're on vacation.” You con get the paper every doy b^ nuking advance arrangements. Call 4-7271. Don't miss reeding BOOTS HER BUDOlSk Park Bonds Would Double City Activity WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE WHAT NEXT?—Slouchiness to be the "sniort” fashion tor women next foil. Page 7-A. WORLD TODAY—In or out, Red China's UN bid causing confusion. Page 8-A. LOSE YOUR WIFI?—-It's surprising what people forget when they check out of hotels. Poge 1-B, BETTER STREETS—City putting emulsion on dirt streets to cut down Public participation in tl» city-sponsored, year-around recreation program can be at least doubled, if voters approve the proposed $400.000 in park and playground bonds. That viewpoint was expressed Monday by Scott Fikes, city parks and recreation superintendent. Qualified voters who are also property taxpayers in the city vdU vote Saturday on the bonds. 17,189 Enrelle« New Actually enrolled in supervised recreation are 17,169 boys and girls, Fikes reported. The report covered the first five weeks of the summer program. These were divided as follows: Fair Park, 7,254; North Junior High School. 5,250; Carver Park, 4,665. This is the second year that tim park department has miKle use the North Junior High School building and campus in the program. “We estimate that %m people paiticipate dally in amateur baseball,” Fikes reported. “That includes not only the city-sponsored pri«ram. but also people trying to make their own recreation. Our estimate was made by visiting all the lighted playinR o« ¡Hi^rty and privately maintrine« lighted fields.”    ^ City recreation program already includes baseball, softball, basketball. volleyball. Junior Olympics track meets, golf, tennis, archery, badminton, various table games, dance classes (tap. ballet, folk), exercise classes for women, in-stiuction in leatherwork, metalwork, woodwork, ceramioi and art. The bond issue would provide additional lighted playing areas, meeting places and equipment to double the number of pci^le served, Fikes said. It would also give better facilities for local and out-of-town people who wish to hold picnics or other meetings in the parks. 1m5 said. Sometimes many have to go elsewhere. “If we had better facilities, we could draw a lot more district, re- gtonal and state athletic contests to Abilene.” Fikes added. Park PlaaaJttg ExpeiLi A firm of expert park wiU prepare tl^ over-aU park and playground dtevdopment for city approval before any boiri issue is spent. On the Saturday ballot tl^re witt be a d $6.65 million in propel city bonds. These indirie: Waterworks. $3.25 millloB; sanitary sewers, $1.75 milEon; tlreet improvements, $l miUieo; liw statiiras and equipment, 1^,088; parks and riaygromidii, ;