Abilene Reporter News, July 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. tXXlV, NO. 26 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRIOR DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Old Post Office Remodeling Slated Contract for remodeling the old post office for the military ser- vices will be let at Fort Hood, July SO. That was announced Tuesday by Theiss Jones, Abilene post office auditor. The project includes the second and third floors. It wifl make that area ready for occupancy by the Army Recruiting and Induction Main Station and the Abilene Armed Forces Examining Station. A set of plans and specifications is in the assistant postmaster's of- fice here. Prospective bidders may look at them. If builders desire copies, these era probably be obtained from the Purchasing and Contracting Of- fice, Fort.Hood, Tex., Jones said. Completion time required on the job is 18 days. The Air -Force Becruiting De- tachment, recently separated from the combined Army-Air Force re- cruiting station, had expected to move into the old post office. Maj. Julien LeBlanc, commander, said.Tuesday it may 'go to Quarters in the new post office instead. A.city-owned building at North First and Cedar Sts. now houses all three of the military groups: WKC Move JelSepM 1. West. Texas Chamber of Com- merce offices must be moved out of the Federal Building, locat- ed in the 900 block of North Third Sfrby Sept L The government, owner of the building, is to convert the build- ing Mo office space for govern- ment offices now" scattered over the city in private establishments "The matter of the WTCC hav- ing another home is now being worked out and something defin- ite should develop within the next few Fred H. Husbandi, executive vice-president, said Tuesday. A deadline of July I bad prev- iously been set for evacuation but was extended Jjy the government when the" organization could not find a: suitable building by ttaf tune The first floor of the. federal building is all that is now being used for offices. The govern- ment is expected to begin renova- tion and redeebration of the upper floors shortly, Husbands says. Tie WTCC has occupied the building since Nov. 26, 1937. THE WEATHER BEMMMEST OT COWIEICE WEATHMt ABILENE ANB VICINITY ContHuri fair hot loflir. tonuht, ud day. Maximum tempenCure .102.. 106 Low wnuiht 75 tetrta. No for WdHcstv HUH MonHW IM NORTU CENTRAL AND WEST Gehcranr fair 'and hot: this afternoon, to- niKbt and Wednesday. Only a "lev isolated thaoderjhowers this afternoon. Wdclr scattered thondenhowen Wednesday after- aoon. EASTJ AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cfear io partly, cloudy and hot this after- noon, ton'unt and Wednesday. Widely icat- tered taondenbawers. lEBITEIUTDXES Mon. P. 'a. A. M. -IOJ 230 W '302 3.-30 103 m 101 530 re 103 ..77 M H 9 93 H 100 100 Hign ud low temperatures for 24 hours >t am.: KM and 73. and low temperatores same date last nil: 99 and 69 Sunset last night n.m. Suarife.to. day a.m. Sunset lonifht p.m. Barometer readiog at p.m. 21.14.! Relative -humidnr at 32-.S) p.m. (1) The Arms' Recruiting and In- duction-Main the Air Force Recruiting Detachment, and (3) the Armed Forces Examining Station. The latter group gives examinations to prospective en- trants of all the armed forces. The U. S. government is taking over occupancy of all of the old post office building. It is reported that the Internal Revenue offices will be moved into the first floor. The Air Force Recruiting De- tachment may take the offices now occupied in the new post of- fice by Internal Revenue, an un- official report said. Cuant Aids Prison Escape in Paper Bag BERLIN Russian ,ipne prisoner and a Communist police- man who smuggled him out of Brandenburg penitentiary in a big paper bag were reported today to have fled to West Berlin together and asked for political asylum. The anti-Communist Jnformation Bureau West reported that the po- liceman, named Bock, was on guard duty at the penitentiary and learned last week Ire was to be relieved for displaying a "too le- nient attitude" toward prisoners. Bock got together with-Alfred Lauterbach, a painter 25-year term imposed by a Soviet military court, to plot their flight to the West. Last Thursday, Lauterbach hid in the sack which the policeman took out of prison in a.truck with the garbage. Some distance away Lauterbach got out. Bock deserted the truck and both made for West Berlin. Housing Program Compromise Hinted WASHINGTON W Kv members of House Bankinj Committee were reported today to be considering a compromise pub- lic housing 'program onlyjor fam- ilies who lose their homes in the nteuu A con committee seeking to reconcile differences between Senate and House versions of housing legislation was due to turn to the controversial public hous- ing question either today or tomor- row. GailherAsks Court to Move Murder Trial Peter Briola, San Antonio attorn- ey representing Bill Gaither. who is charged with murder, filed a motion in 104th District Court Tues- day morning seeking a change of venue for Gaither's trial. The motion was filed a few min- utes before 12 noon. Judge Owen Thomas was trying a civil suit and could not hear the motion be- fore noon. Briola was to meet with' Judge Thomas at p.m. Briola, who arrived in Abilene Monday to assume Gaither's de- fense, said the accused man's bro- ther, Ralph Gaither of Healdton, Okla., contacted him Saturday in San Antonio to employ him to handle the case. Raleigh Brown, attorney, was appointed by Judge Thomas to represent Gaither and his com- mon law wife, Patricia Edwards Gaither, during then- arraignment last week. The court's appoint- ment of Brown was only for the arraignments or until the fiaithers employed an attorney. Gaitber is charged with murder with malice in connection with the pistol slaying of Abilene Police- men Jimmy Spann June 17 in MerkeL He is being held without bond ia Taylor County jaiL Patricia Gaither is named in two indictments for armed robbery and robbery by assault. Gaither's motion for a change of venue stated that the transfer of his case to another county is sought because "there exists in Taylor County so great a preju- dice against him that he can not obtain a fair and impartial trial." Judge Thomas had set Gaither's trial for next Monday, July 19, and hat ordered a 325-man venire for the selection of a jury. Notices have not yet been mailed to the veniremen by the sheriff's office. Briola said he would be alone in handling Gaither's defense. He has a civil and criminal law prat- in Sao Antonio and is a for- njtr ctty prosecutor there The lawyer said he practiced law iaTfentucky from 1929 until 1932 when he was admitted to the Tex- at bar and practiced law in Hous- ton. went to m 1933 and in 1917 returned to Texas and las been in San Antonio since then. He said that while in Kentucky he was associated in law practice with the late Fred Vinson, who became chief justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. Showdown on Ike's Hi ay DULLES TELLS FRANCE Pott Best Peace Formula PARIS W-Secretary of State Dulles arrived here today and said he considers that a collective de- fense organization for southeast Asia could help France get "just and honorable peace terms" in "Ju- do-china. Dulles flew into Paris aboard a U.S. Military Ah- Transport Con- stellation for a British-French at- tempt to convince him an '-honor- able" peace can still be won in that his presence in Geneva would help win it. He is scheduled to talk with French Premier Pierre Mendes- France. and British Foreign Secre- tary Anthony Eden. Eden and Mendes-France left Geneva earlier today to be on hand for the confer- ence. In a Dulles recalled U.S., Russian GIs Work to Save Field VIENNA, and Russian troops worked within a few hundred yards of each other outside Vienna today in an effort to save U.S. airfield-and two Austrian villages from floods. The waters of the swollen Dan- ube Hiver, raging downstream aft er leaving homeless in Ger many and Western Austria, threat ened the TJS, Air Force a Tulln. Isolated in the "Russian CHpatJorrzone of Austria, it is pules northwest of Vienna's Ameri- can sector. Russian and American troops worked on the road but there re- portedly was no actual coopera- tion between them. City Making Plans to Core For Big Hike in Water Use By EARLE WALKER Water use by Abilemans is grow- ing so rapidly that the city can hardly keep up with the figures to publicize the July 17 bond elec- tion. That fact is revealed in records of City Water Supt Curtis C. Har- lin Jr. The waterworks bonds in the amount of 25 million on which Abilemans will vote next Satur- day are designed to increase by 50 per cent the maximum day's use that the system can supply. In its prospectus, the City Com- mission stated last month that the present maximum day't use is 18 million gallons. Since thafMie highest day's use has already soared above 19 minion gallons. (Belated story Page 1-B) City officials seek to prepare for completion of the Air Force base and the anticipated popula- tion hike. The maximum one day's demand will rise to 27 million gal- lons, they believe. The estimated average daily wa- ter use by the Air Force base alone is: 1.5 million gallons. Proposed waterworks bonds are to: (1) Add new sources .of water supply. (2) Increase the water the city can catch from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. 13) ffike the fiKered-water stor- age capacity. (4) Install many additional'dis- tribution lines to serve new areas and to increase pressure by elimi- nating dead ends Top priority bas been given to the planned channeling of Dead- man Creek into the city's Lake Fort Phantom Hill. The City Com- mission regards this as the first project that must be done, after the bonds are voted. An elevated storage tank OE the South Side and more filtered-wa- ter storage at Grimes two other jobs high on the priority list The South Side link will, have 1.5-million-gallon capac- ity. The .Grimes storage will be increased 5 million gallons. Flood waters from the Clear Fork are lifted via a city pump- ing station, into Lake Fort Phaa- See BONDS, Pg. f-A> X MILLION GALLONS PER DAY CONSUMPTION CLIMBS Water usagt luw regularly in Abilene during past yean. And 19M (not yet drawn on chart above) already has aef t'Siir altttiM pMfc-wer 19 million he had come to Paris last April 13, before the Geneva conference started, to talk about forming a Southeast Asian defense pact. At that tune, he said, he felt such an organization would help France. "I still feel the same way." he added. flight here was in an- swer to an-urgent appeal from Mendes-France. On leaving Wash- ington last night, the American secretary emhasized that Paris was his present destination. New Record Heal Likely Noon-time temperatures Tues- day bounced two degrees above yesterday's. And the Abilene weath- jan said at p.m. he expected a new record mark of 105 Tuesday, afternoon. At a.m. and at p.m. the Weather Bureau recorded 100 degrees. At the same time Mon- day, it was only stand to address the opening session of. the 64th an- nual meeting. TUITION STILL GOOD School Days Again For Of fleer's Widow BT WARREN BUKKETT At 8 30 a'm. Wednesday, licemanTj widow will girlhood ped rune years ago. 3Mrs. "Jimnfy Spans' it going lo'school.Th June at IMS she- enrolled in Abiiene's Draughon't Business College at South First St Tuition for her course was a gift from her parents when she graduated in May from Hobbs High School She started taking her course in general business, holding down a part time job to take care of other expenses A little while la- :er, Mrs. Spann then Christine Driver, begaii working full time. To do so die dropped her studies.'! Marriage, Then CMHrea Then in 1947, on Dec 6, she and Jimmy Spann were married. Vext came the children first Verda, now 4 years jpld, and_then_ Jimmy, 'now 10 months Then" homemaking and caring for her family. Last event in the cycle was the death June IB of Policeman Jimm> Spann _ in a blazing gun, jattle- following _an afternoon of :error at gunpoint for two Abi- lene families. Wednesday morning, Mrs. Spann "back where that summer when She-witt itudy.rgenwal-businett again. tie wUege, said, her schedule now See SPAJWf, Pfr t Billion Proposal Hit By Governors Eisenhower proposed that the federal government and states co- operate to build a system of roads aimed at providing transportation or'an expected 200 million popula- tion by im The President's proposal was in- terpreted by Fine, a Republican supporter of the administration. placing a "cloud" on the states' control of road building activities and as involving continued federal aid which a majority of the gov- ernors have opposed. Fine said he thinks the states should "take advantage of the President's offer" only after a conference of the governors in Washington this 'fall where "we can" determine once' and: for all iit meant by it." Gov. Knight, afco'a supported the confete hug as fif H after the November election ia' which Be Needs Stne Fignriag But the Cahfomian told bis cot- eagues they are going to have to Igure out how the states can take be gasoline tax away from the federal government and still build a system of interstate roads such i the President suggested. Gov! Pan Thornton, Colorado tepublican who is chairman of the conference, told a panel meeting Sherman chief of the White House, staff, had authorized lim to say that Eisenhower is ask- ing the 'governors to_cpme suggestions, as to how to build the imposed system of highways. Thornton said the President agrees the "primary responsibil- ty" rests with the states. Fine said he was glad to hear Eisenhower holds that view, but See HIGHWAY, Pg. Col. t GOQP MANAGEMENT, NAVY SAYS Raps Navy Band Profits for Gib Sandefer JS.J I-ESLIE CARPENTER CornspMdeit WASHINGTON, 'July-is Fees earned by civilian promoters of the U. S. Marine and Navy bands ilayed sour notes to Sen. John J, Tilbams he told the Sen- ate late Monday. __ One c! thei'pronioien involved i Gv B, Sandefer, for- merly of Abilene, who is tow man- ager of the U S Navy Band. The Marine Band came in for children were, not mistreated. jmost of Williams'rcnUcisai, but STEVENS DISCOVERS HE'S KNEE DEEP IN McCARTHYS SHANNON, Ireland Army Secretary Rob- ert T; Stevens found himself in McCarthys yesterday when hb plane stopped at this international airport en route from Paris to Washington. The secretary lias been touring-Army unite In West Europe. officer, Charles McCarthy cleared the plane1 for landing. the control tower microphone was Jack McCarthy. The immigration officer who okayed Stevens to leave the plane was another Jack McCarthy. The customs officer who learned he had nothing to declare just passing through was John McCarthy. Stevens went to the airport post office to .mail tone postcards and got Iris stamps from Messenger Nick McCarthy took his order for a cup'of coffee, and lounge attendant ready McCarthy brought It to r "r said Sterttn, "to ba In McCarthy cwurtry abo-took in> toe Havy baad. 1 Sandefev- Williams told the Sea- ate', "made net from Nary band tours of in 919 ia 1X0, 1U.639 in OKI and JT in 1952 Tn Wil- said, Sandefer 'made S2S a day while the tours were on. Defend! But white Williams ,ww eom- plaimng, Ua Nary came to Sande- fer 's defense. The 'Navy expiaiiied Uiat luures quoted by Sen William's as 'Saiije- fer's salary are "substantially cor- rect'' and represent "good busi- ness" on-Saodefert. part; As tour manager of, the Navy Band, the Navy explained, Sande- fer assomec responsibility for all of the expenses' of the. Dig Band ta tour. Be pays for. the transporta- tion, hotels, cleaning, food, of all toe baad, the Navy said. He.it permitted to keep aO profit the band makes if its tours are mccessfuJ up to fact that kit hare doseiy ftppfoachMLtnft mathMft showi be if a good the Navy said. Sandefer. win it now at hit Lai Vegas, New Mexico, mch, fe ex- pected ia WMbinftoi to timti a fan tear of OM In the ta Mealy ontacM both ad M tours. Sandefer, Troo was in IMS ai tour manager, works un- der ;wtnch holds him to the profit limit phis tfce IK-a-day tour, fee, the Navy taid. Williams said the Navy does not permit any of iU. 50 .uniformed musiciini which tour to make any profiL But, WilHams complained, the Marine Corps does spread the prof- it around among their uniformed musicians. The civilian promoter for the Marine Band, 0. W. Trapp -of Washington, made S1M5Z in his fee in 1961, WiUianu aaid. tame toor, Williams con- tinued. Lt. Col. WdUam F. Ssmtel- niaa, Marine Baad leader, receiv- ed extra pay ranging from 87 to HB and tour iug to IMS. "taghiy ques- tionaWe" Uw of letting SrtNimH BegitUU a oatraet by wSich tb talary mi SM of the aanetd." Tta MariM Carp. Hid" bond 'coocerti the noth- and fe btMttt." W. ;

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