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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas ®f)e ^Mene ^porter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 26    AuodMed    Prcn    (AP)    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    TUESDAY    MORNING,    JULY    13,1954 —EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS___ MORNING PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOC Zoning Board Okays Safeway's New Site The City Planning and Zoning Board Monday night approved a request by Safeway Grocery Stores for re-zoning of an area along the west side of Elm St. from South 13th St. northw'ard for 422 feet. The board approved re-zoning the area from Zone B (two family School Board Okays Bonham School Annex The Abilene School Board will ask the Cilv Commission to receive bids Aug. 6 on a 12-classroom addition to Bonham Elementary School. Trustees Monda/ night approved architects’ final plans. They will present the plans Friday to the commission for its approval The addition will be parallel to the present wing. It will run ea.st and west and be located north of the existing wing. The two wings will be connected by a corridor. Constructi(m will lie of buff colored brick to match the present building. Outside dimensions will l>e 415 by 34 feet. Each classroom will have natural lighting on two sides, north and south. Each will have an exterior door on the south. Plans are to complete the addition by mid-term in the 1954-55 school year. Bonham school is located at Potomac St. and Buccaneer Dr. It iaces Potomac St. The board accepted resignations of Kenneth .Aston, high school teacher and Clinton Hart. Fannin Elementary School teacher. Mrs. Carolyn Boyd, of Abflene. was elected to teach elementary school music. She is subject to assignment. The hoard voted to purchase two Wurlitzer pianos at $455 each from the Denman Music Co. of .Abilene. One will be for .Abilene High School Choral Club and the other for the Aiuioo Jones elementary ichooL H-Bomb Plea Turned Down I .SITED N.ATIONS. XV , July Ij \ U N comimtlee today rejected a Soviet demand that it call upon the United States to halt atomic and hydrogen bwnb tests in the Marshall Islands The issue came up in tlie six-nation Petitions Committee of the U N. Trusteeship Council. .Although the Soviet propo.sal received no kupport except that of the Ru.*»ian representative, u may come up later in the Council itself. The Petitions Committee also rejected two other proposals, one » ailing for an opinion from the Internationa! Court of Justice on the legahtT of the bomb tests and the otiier urging the United States to Mke more elaborate precautions in future experiments. residence) to Zone G (commercial) unanimou.sIy with the condition that Safeway pave Elm and South 13th Sts. around the proposed supermarket building. Safeway also must work out an agreement with Mrs. C. A. Redmond, 1218 Elm St., concerning an alley south of the proposed building. The board also said the building    should be    set back    60    feet from property on the east and that some type of beautitication be placed by Safeway on the back line of the store. The rear part of the proposed store will face Elm St. and    the front    of    the j building will open on Butternut ! St., with off .street parking located at the front. Presenting the Safeway request were George Foster, local realtor,    and C M.    Hotchkiss    of    Dallas.    real estate    manager for    Safe way. The motion was made by Pete Olds. Most of the property owners on Elm St. voiced the same opinion as that advanced by John Campbell. 1209 Elm St. Campbell said "We don't want a blank wall staring us in the lace seven days a week as we walk out our front door.” Mrs. Redmond pointed out that her husband is ill and the noise from construction work and excessive traffic would IxHher him. Some of the property owners agreed with the board’s decision since their streets would be paved, but others still voiced opposition to the re-zoning after it was passed. In other action Monday night the board unanimously turned down a request by J. B. Gladden to reclassify all property on both sides of South 14th St. from Matador St. to Sewell St. from Zone B (two family residence) to 25one F (local retail'. Properly owners in that area were concerned as to what type of bisinesses would be placed in the proposed changed area. .A. J. Penze. 1357 Sewell St.. said, "I don't want it there I’ve got a 20 year loan on my house and I'm the one that's got to live there.” Ervin Krempin, 1437 Matador St., said. “Businesses there create heavier traffic. I've got a young boy to bring up” Gladden said the change wouldn't make the traffic any more hazardous and would increase the value of the property in the area. The motion that the request be turaed down was made by board member R. C. Hoppe. Midland Man Dias VICTORIA (Jt-Clvvle Cowden, 52, independent oil operator from Midland, died Sunday in a Victoria hospital where he had been for arf>out a week U.S., France, Brifain Hold Indo Meeting WASHINGTON. July 12 Lf»-Sec-retary of State Dulles left by plane for Paris tonight in a surprise move which he said demonstrates “the deep concern” he feels over developments in Indochina and Europe. Dulles expressed hope that conference scheduled with French Premier Mendes - France and British Foreign Secretary Eden tomorrow' would assure “coordinated action” by the three governments. The secretary emphasized that his flying visit to Paris in no way means he has changed his previous decision to stay away from the Geneva Far East peace conference where Indochina truce talks are nearing a showdown stage. Talks to Ike The Wliite House disclosed Dulles conferred with President Eisenhower several times today, in person and by telephone, before announcing his plan to go to Paris. “The President approves fully the secretary's course of action.” Assistant Press Secretary Murray Snyder told reporters. Mendes - France and Eden during the past week have appealed repeatedly to Dulles to return to| Geneva to take over personal j charge of the American delegation, j or at least send Undersecretary’! Waller Bedell Smith in his place, j Until today’s unexpected an-1 nouncement, issued less than three | hours before his scheduled de-¡ parture. Dulles had given no hint he would budge from his State Department desk, apparently in fear any Indochina armistice agreed upon at Geneva would result in far-reaching concessions to the Communists. Meeting Set The State Department, in reporting Dulles’ change in plans, said cmly he would meet tomorrow afternoon and evening m Paris with Mendes-France and Eden. The trip was arranged, it said, “at the invitation of” th« French premier who has pledged to resign unless he obtains an honorable end to the Indochina fighting by July 30. Dulles* decision obviously was aimed al strengthening the negotiating hand of Mwides-France who has taken the view that the I S. secretary's absence trom Geneva would spill the West at a critical lime in truce negotiaüons with the Reds. Help Build Highways Ike Urges Governors San Antonio Lawyer Will Defend Gaither A Sen Antonio lawyer, Peter tice in San .Antonio and is a former Bnolo, will represent Willard city prosecutor there Franklin 'BilD Gaither when he The lawyer said he practiced law’ goes on trial in KHth Di.strict j in Kentucky from 1929 until 1932 Court next .Monday on a charge when he w as admitte<i to the Texas of murder.    bar in 1932 and practiced in Hous- Briolo was in .Abilene Monday I ton. He went to Maine to practu'e to confer with Gaither and with law in 1933 and in 1947 returned to District .Attorney Tom Todd. Texas and has been in San .Antonio Gaither is charged with murder ^ since then, with malice m cxmnection with the; ,j,id that while in Kentucky Nixon Delivers President's Talk BOLTON LANDING, N. Y., July 12 (AP)—President Eisenhower, through Vice President Nixon, tossed to wary governors tonight a bid to join the federal government in a massive. 10-year, 50-billion-dollar highway program. Eisenhower said 50 billion would represent only a good start on a “grand plan” to turn an obsolete road network into a system capable of meeting defense needs in a possible atomic war and the requirements of a population that may reach 200 million by 1970. The words were Eisenhower’s but the voice was that of Nixon, here at the 46th an- C\LLS FOR RETURN TO GENEVA — Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, a former secretary of state, tells newsmen at the 46th annual governors’ conference at Bolton’s Landing, N.Y., he favors the return of U.S. representatives to the Geneva conference. Said Byrnes. “1 think our representatives ought to be there to make our viewpoint known.”       — France Hommers Vietminh, \ Leaving 300 Enemy Dead RANOI, Indochina, July 12 115— Three thousand Vietminh joining the squeeze on the Red River Delta's shrinking defenses were pounded by French armored and infantry units and left 300 dead on the battlefield. A French briefing officer said the troops had been staked out to catch the rebels. The officer said the battle was fought for five hours yesterday when Communist-led rebels tried to smash three French Union posts about 20 miles south of Hanoi. .All the |K)sts—Lekhu, Dong Ly. and Truong Thon—w ithstood the assault. The three posts are along the | Hung Ven-Hanoi supply line. The! fierce French counterattack, spearheaded by tanks, beat the rebels off before their demolition teams could blow up sections of the road which supplies the isolated garrison at Hung Yen. about 25 miles southeast of Hanoi. The area is crawling with A'iet-niinh guerrillas and regulars who ! have iniiUrated the new French we counterattacked and in fierce fighting drove them back,” the briefing officer said, French artillery’ and planes joined the frav, pounding the rebels for three hours until the Vietminh broke and withdrew. Two other Vietminh battalions then attacked Dong Ly and Truong Thon. They were beaten off in tw’o hours by tanks and French infantry rushed to those areas after smashing the attack on Lekhu. Other areas of the delta also blazed with bitter but smaller fights during the past 24 hours. A member of the French delegation now meeting with Vietininh representatives at Trung Gia—Indochina’s Panmunjom — indicated today he believed there would be no cease-fire in Indochina unless the French agreed to turn over Hanoi, and possibly ail the Red River Delta, to the rebels. The Trung Gia talks are aimed at working out details of a possible cease-fire although the actual armistice decision will be made at Geneva. nual conference of state governors to speak in place of his absent chief. Nixon read notes, with some additions and filling in of gaps, which the chief executive himself had planned to use until a death in the family prevented a trip to Bolton Landing, While the presidential notes failed to come right out and plug for a 50-billion-dollar highway plan, Nixon did it for Eisenhower. “A 50-billion-dollar highway program in 10 years,” the vice president said, "is a goal toward which we can and should work,” Only today, governors at the conference took critical flings at a much smaller, 900-million federal aid highway jplan just enacted by Congress. They want the states to build highways, and the U. S. government to quit taxing gasoline and cars so the states can tap these revenue sources for road financing. Isboe OB Agenda The issue is coming up again in a conference round table session tomorrow. Nixon was known to have been tipped that criticism of Eisenhower’s grand plan for a federal-state alliance to build highways could 2 Governor Candldales Talk on TV By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Governor candidates Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough put their programs and personalities on Texas TV screens Monday night. Shivers’ show documented his accomplishments in office with ccmi-ment from a narrator. It was scheduled fw state broadcast from WFA.A-TV, Dallas, at 9 p m. and again at 10:15 p.m. The "Yarborough House Party.” a regional TV program, was a half hour of informal questions and answers, with Yarborough ad-libbing answers on campaign issues. It was scheduled for 9:30 p.m., originat-,ing with WFA.A-TV. i Both Shivers and Yarborough launched into intensive in-person stumping tours. Both will also use ____—c______.    radio    and TV widely in this cni- be expected then. Helalked it over j cial next-to-last week of the gover-with some of the governors, among j nor’s race, them the c<mference chairmM,    13    Rallies Dan Thornton of Colorado. Shivers scheduled 13 rallies in ad- Twister Near San Antonio Hits Farm; Heat Continues pistol death of Abilene Policeman; he was associated in    law practice defense lines    drawn from Hung    i Jimmy Spann June 17 He is being ^.jth the late Fred    Vinson who, yen e.iv. to    the seac ■■ The    «    J held in Taylor County jail ^ith-; h^a^ie chief justice    of the U. S Crouch lined    up the armoreii co- out bond. Bnolo said he would be alone in handling Gailher’.s defeixse He has a civil and criminal law prac- nilCK SOUl* for this BABY — At first dubious and then hilarious, 9 month-old Jane Crawford Bator makes her first attempt at swimming under the guiding hand of her mother. Her father is Atlanta. Cia., Journal photographer Ed Bator, who decided to heat the heat and add these unusual shuta to th« fftmily album.    1 Supreme Court. Briolo said Gaither’s brother. Ralph Gaither of Healdton. Okla . employed him Saturday a» the defense attOTney Judge Owen Thomas has ordered a special venire of .325 men (or the selection of a jury to try Gaither’s case. The names were drawn from the jury wheel Satur lumn along the road last week, in expectation of a heavy, if not a major, attack along the supply route to Hung Yen. A mobile unit of some 2.000 French Union infantry also were spotted along the route Four Vietminh By THE ASStXTATED PRESS A freak windstorm dipped out of record-hot Texas skies the second straight day Monday. ,A twister dropped onto the farm in Frie.senhahn 16 miles San .Antonio late Monday atternoon, unroofing two barns and a shed, scattering beehives and deluging the area with wi estimated three inches of rain. Friesenhahn said the storm lasted only 15 minutes and the twister lifted without doing further ap-' parent damage. He did not estimate fighting a brush fire in the heat The fire was about 15 miles west of Austin. Gainesville reported 108. high for the season. Llano reported 109._ Excessive heat in the Corsicana area buckled a 9-foot concrete slab on a highw ay near C»>rsicana Monday's heat was a repeal of Sunday’s weather, except a little worse in some places. The high Sunday was 110 m Sey’mour and Llano. .A w indstorm at Nacogdoches late The result were some Nixon    radio and TV appearanc dilions to    the Eisenhower notes    j    ^ beating the bushes in stressing the idea of cooperation and Eisenhower's own thought that    .i    rontor    Tup.: at the local    level the highway plan    Shivers    begins at Center Tue. must have    local control. Nixon    i day night    and makes five speeches said he knew "how deeply the President believes it.” Thornton’s View Wednesday at Marshall. Carthage. Longview, Kilgore, and T>Ier where an 8 p m. rally is to climax As Thornton interpreted things: the day. The Governor has a 6-30 in an interview:    {a.m. radio appearance at T>’ler "The President is tossing a prob- j Thursday, then stumps in Hender-lem to the governors, He says 50 j son. Nacogdoches, Rusk and Pales-biiiion IS needed for roads in the tine where the 8.^ p m. talk will next 10 years. The states are being offered the opportunity to go ahead on it under local management where possible. "The inference is. if they don’t do it. the federal govei^ent will go ahead on its own.” At the end. Nixon read a telegram of greeting from Eisenhower | be broadcast statewide. After the Palestine rally. Shivers goes to Athens Friday for a 10 a.m. speech: Canton at I p.m.; Terrell 2;30 p m., then Dallas for another TV appearance. Shivers’ plans Saturday are not I complete. Yarborough beats the drum in to the go\emors, speaking of coop-1 (-^^tral, Gulf Coast and West Tex See Ike. Pf. It-A. Col. 3    1    as this week. slammed against Lekhu. a key post north of Hung Yen, in the l>«ttaliens the loss to his farm in the Selma Suj^day unroofed buildings, smash day but notices have not yet been initial phase of the battle mailed    "The    Vietminh    no    sooner    hit    than This IS believed to be the larg-1------- ------- e.st venire ever ordertni in Taylor' County However. Judge Thomas’ order indicated that the same \e-nire will be ust'd for selecting jur les for Gaither’s trial ami for two cases of armed robber.N against his comnHW law wife, Patricia Edwards Gaither ciaiimunity.    i    ed    windows    and    blew    down    50    trees Wide areas of Texas baked inj^n campus of Stephwi F. Aus- Turner Quits Senate Race THE WEATHER OKLAHOMA CITY, Jul>* 12 Roy J Turner, who ran .secoml in the (>k!ahom.'i IVmocratio US Senate race last Fuesday. is withdrawing from the July 27 nim»ff, his headquarters announcetl tonight. Turner trailed Sen. Ri^n'rt S. the hottest wcathtH- old-timers and records could recall. No relief was in sight. Dallas recorded 110 3 degrees at 4 pm. wiping out all heat records tor any month or day since Weather Bureau files started 41 years ago The previous high was 109 7 early in the afternoon. m 1936 ; Four heat victims were hospital-1 Iked at Dallas, H was the eighth; ' St r.sight day thermometers at Dal-¡las reached lOO ivr higher. tin College. The heat wave stretched through the Central and Southern Plains The highest reported reading was 11« degrees at Broken Bow. Neb. Emporia. Kan., had 111 degrees Heat Hits A IÔ8 reading m Dallas Sunday’ ; 104 Here I S ineVKTMRNT or I'OMMRKlR WrvlHKK »1 «V Si VIULEMl vnu \1HMTV c;-*i 1»» p».rt|v ikHtdv    «nd W«Hlnr'.' > C»»»»tWtt«-»i h*H b»xh d*>» INvuibl* «howri» W<ptln(Mdav *u»nu>»>« anti    Huh hiWh d*}'* W* to ni. k’W Tuf.-d*.v «»«ht ^^NOKTH CKNTRAt \NU WIST TK\ .    .    ,    ,    k    ...    i AS (:rn*r«u> f«'r ««¿I h»H 0u.H»ih \ short ol a majority cH'cause ol votes . h<>lte.st t»>r the se.u-«on W«»n»-»l«»    tow thiin»to'-»h«>ww» FAST TKXAS Geneva Delegates Gather for Talks GFNEVA July' 12 jv—Britain’s , ture on etvding the Indochinese con-Foreign Secretary Eden and Red! flict by Julv 20. told a succession China's Premier Chou En-lai flew j of visitors that he means what ho back to Geneva today to throw t has said—that he will step out of into high gear once again the East- i office and recommend a greatly West negotiations for peace m In-1 increased French war etlort un-dochina    i    rommunisN    agree    to    an rHoru. «r. *.PP«1 up ^hou^bte"    m to give full power to French Premier Pierre Mendes France under! day time limit he has set himself. French sources said he means ,rîl"rtL’r'*ft>u»!> IH'lled by scveii other candidates and "riot Ihnuiuh W»dn»»4*} witw wktoL »('•U»r«d OíuiHliwshJ^ar» SOI TH CKNTRAl. T1 \AS I l#«r (a Mrtljr cXm»l> and X«< ihn'UUb W»tlni*d«,v r*w Ttiundif« «»HHvtM • TLMrKKATt BA.S Vl«»n . A M    M>»« 1 W 7»    >    to • ^    »    to r H 101 lOl ma 1(0 m nu 10? 04 « had bt'cn the highest reconied in    j Julv for (.ifticial record.^    ; iie4mrne. 31 miles .south of Fort    I Mtisl Abilene citizens got pretty Worth, had an ofticial reading of    j hot under the collar .Monday, and 109 and unottiqial retKHts of 110    ;viith gv>od reason—they melted un- The 109 was the higho.st on record    j Jer a record high temperature tor Kerr    =lM)kla    by    33.3iV2    wites    in' fur any July 12    ’the year of 104 degrees, the    primary    Kerr    wa.'-    9,780    vott‘s; Fort Worth had lo8 at 3 30 pm.,    j    th^ heat shows no sugns of letting up I'uesday as more temp-ri! i »iratures of betwwn ^ ami    that he lends his fullest support to the fateful peace con 11    .    i .Austin reiHirteil 107 A 58 year * AUhi^ugh Monday 's 104 wa.s high |    here    or    In Dklahoma governor, planned to «^ last .summer’s high mark of 106, .K iltv rfpaHlin# h« has set' * defimte end to the shooting, plus the    ^    on at least the general for a settlement or .ign    ¡outlines of a political settlement his government.    |    would be acceptable to the The conference received    a new    j    defined stimulus this afternoon with the | ^    which would not hand announcement from Mashmidon j    Oommunu.t - led \iet- thai U.S. Secretary of State    DuUes    (^.^hels that which they have has decide«.! on a hurry -up    trip to    far on the battle- in the r.icc    I    the hottest since .Au^ 16. 1952 The'J^'Jj.^ forecast by the Weather Bu The brief aniiounct'meiU w a.« 1    "    e.Mher    Bureau    i    reau.    [    fere    nee. mode by Charles Brill, Turner’s ¡    W»»rth    is    lU    Aug    *'* j AUhi^ugh Monday 's 104 wa.s high ipuhlKity manager Turmvr. t»n’mer i . Wfin    Wiílíam    ¡    ¡Í.W¡¡hmglo7thariHáÍes would conie ChaiUvk Sr , dit\l of a heart attack Paris tonight to confer with .Men- des hYance on the Indochina nego-.    Po»itlon    Reviewed tiations.    j    went    almost iluwiiy trom Eden te Paris    the    airfield    to    a luncheon with Mendes France There, according to a British statement, "in the course of a long and cordial conversation they reviewed the whole pi'sition reached by the Geneva Eden will go to Pans with the French premier for talks with DuUe.s. w ho ai>parenUy acctNied to repeated urgmgs by Mendes - 4 to ,1    S    to n    *    to M    t    to M    «to At    Í    to M    !•    to M    11    to    . to    Uto HlaX atto tow Uin|>tor«lur«a tor M totora at • » pm Ito amJ '3 H»ah aaS tow tamparalarea ••«>« a»(* laat yaar to aito to. •unfNH lato aiaM »4» pm    la Say «t 41 aw .Suaam l>to»«h( : 4« kaixmitott    i«aOli»i al    •    .%    p m ■alaUv«    kamklttr at    •    .to    p to. 22 pw U make a statement later Turner tiUd his withdrawal with’ J William c'oiMeU, secretary of the State Election Boznl, before the midnight deadline tonight. | Turner had schmluled a meeting! of county canH«»ign managers forj tomorriiw atienuHm to outline stat egy for the runoff Kerr had al-1 ready o^H‘ned the campaign with; a statewide televisual s|H'ev’h to i 4 set on .Aug 10. 0« to tîenev a to ji’i“ in I5e Indo-! china discu-ssions. He has said pre NEWS INDEX .Abilene mercuries have soared i viously ho would not consider re-to 100 iwr higher for three coasecu- ■ turning to Geneva unless he found Uve days with lOO recoixled Satur- evidence of Communist good faith. SICTION A ntwT OM ntwa S#o«ta SECTION ■ |girai4«l«    .    ■ Cetoika ...... • Mh, TV ..... Farm,    ..... 4-S 7 • f 2 3 . è . 7 ¡day and 103 Sunday. , The weatherman saki there la a | day shifted to a series of bi na : remote pos.sibility o< light showers | tional meetings between leaders of j in the .Abilene area this evening or tomorrow W inds from the east are bringing in increa.«ing moisture iind light slH'wers fell at San .An-totuo and AuiUn M^ay night conference " l,ater. Eden. In his role as conference CO - chairman, conieried with Soviet FtK'ign Minister V M. Molotov, the other co-chairman. British source?, said later they had agreed not to convene a session tomorrow. Chou, smiiuig broadly, stepped from a Soviet airforce plana in mid-afternoon and exprMsed his belief that “with a conciliatory the various delegations with Men- spirit for seeking peace on tha part des France fiUing the heaviest of all the side« concemad, ttv# Go-scheiiule    I neva conferenca can speedily aa- The lYench premier, who has [ comphsh its great task of it*, nag staked hia munediata political fti-|peact la Indochma,’* The w hole conference process to- ;

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