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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas
FAIR AND HOT X 4 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 28 (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FBICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe GOVERNOR :DANCES Gov.'Johnston Murray, Okla- homa, does a special Bound dance with two Oklahoma Comariche'squaws at Bolton Landing, N.Y., as he attend- ed the Governors' Conference. The Indians are Wilma Thomas (left) and her sister, Glenna, from Lawton, Okla. The governor is an honorary thief; Services Have 39 2 Security Cases Pending WASHINGTON three armed services reported to Con- gress today they now have 392 security cases pending vand that 80 members of the armed forces have been discharged in the last four months as a result of security in- vestigations. The figures were given the Sen- ate Armed Services Committee at a public hearing called to check on the results of new procedures adopted by the Defense Depart- ment last spring to handle security loyalty matters. Secretary of Defense Charles -A. Wilson appeared with representa- tives from each of the three sen-- ices to make the report. Asst. Secretary Hugh Milton re- ported for the Army, Secretary Charles S. .Thomas for the Navy, and Undersecretary James H. Douglas for the Air Force. By services, the figures were: Army, 237 cases pending and 48 Navy, cases pend- ing and 23 discharged; Air Force, 93 cases pending and 9 discharged. OVER MILLION HERE City Employes Give to Sponns Mrs. Jimmy Spann and chil- dren'will receive in cash froni 'the accumulated days va- cation and holiday time which city employes have donated. Her huibandiUhe late Police- man Spann, was shot to death 're- ieriUy while .arresting a fugitive, j City employes thereupon be- Igan donating accumulated leave tune from their .own records to Soann'] record, in order, that SpannV uiirvivors could be paid for taste days. f x Up to Thursday morning, a grand total of such days had been donated. These included 120 given by Police Department employes and 105 "days from the other city departments. The Spann family is to be paid for the 225 days at the rate of a day, the pay scale of the late policeman. Checks in the amount of Spann's regular salary are being issued monthly to Mrs.. Spann, and de- ducted from the which the donated days provide. Spann was receiving a salary of a month. Policeman Allen Hatchett donat- ed in cash to the Spann fam- ily in giving his accumulated leave tune. This makes total contributions to-the Spann Fund over Contributed. to the fund, handled by the Reporter-fjews, through Thursday mornjnglwas not including the city employes' vacation gifis- Trucks Hay Be Ruled Off City Streets Heavy-truck through traffic may be ruled off of Abilene streets ex cept-those which are state'high ways. An ordinance to that effect tentatively on the agenda for Fri day morning's City Commission meeting. South-First St. and North an South' Treadaway Blvd. will be the only streets the heavy trucks could travel, City Manager Austin Ex-Convict 'Doesn't Remember A Thing' About Kidnaping LUBBOCK HV-A husky ex-con- vict charged with kidnaping'and rape of a baby girl said today, he didn't remember anything about Weather to Stay Near 100 Degrees Temperatures near 100 degrees were forecast by the Abilene sta- tion of the Weather Bureau, for Thursday afternoon and Friday. This was well below the record of 107 scored Tuesday. Wednesday's high of 100 made the fifthv straight day in the hun- dreds here. A cool front is kicking around up in Oklahoma, but the Weather Bureau said it was not likely to drop down into Texas. McCarthy Meeting May Set Off Fight .WASHINGTON W Sen. Me-, Carthy (R-Wis) called his Senate Investigations subcommittee to a meeting today which could, boil up a fight" over demands-for staff firings. He is seeking permission at the closed session to launch at once a new public investigation of what he calls infiltration of defense plants by 133 subversives. But a majority of the subcommittee's seven members have declared that a "house cleaning" of the staff should take precedence. THE WEATHER it. 'I was drinking, I guess, but I don't remember anything that happened. I guess-I'm in: serious William Thomas Hughes, 34, said to officers. Hughes was brought to the Lub- bock jail late yesterday, from Seminole, near where the al- leged attack on little Jackie Jo Davis, five months old, occurred. Officers would not say that they feared mob said the Seminole jail was "not of maxi- mum security." Hughes was denied bond on a charge of rape against him. Bond of was set on the kidnaping charge. Hughes-is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 195 pounds and is 34 years old. He has served penitentiary sen- tences for automobile theft and forgery. Gaines county officers said they brought him here for "safe-keep- ing." E; .Hancock- said. The commission Friday will con suler also: (1) Ke-iooing., .from, Kjn A. an area at South 13th and Elm Sts, as recommended by the City Planning and Zoning Com mission. This is the change which Safeway Stares requested in plan riing for a new supermarket a South 13th and Butternut Sts. (2) An ordinance .annexing t the citrtbat portion of the Old An son Hdl lying between Amble Ave: Ave. (The stree only.) (3) Approval of seyeral plats already endorsed by the planain and zoning commission. Water Usage Hits Hew High Abilene water consumption 1 a new all -.time high Wednesda when the usage was 22.442.00C gallons: This was reported by Ci Water Supt. Curtis C. Harlin J The figure for e ceeded that of Tuesday, whi up to that time had set the all time one day's maximum. Tues day's consumption was gallons. Wednesday was the fifth co secutive day on which Abilenian had used more than 20 milli gallons, Harlin said. Heat Wave Congress Okays Air Base Funds WASHINGTON HI Thirty-four exas projects are included in the 137 million dollar military con- ruction authorization bill ap- roved by Congress today. The House .by voice vote sent he measure to President Eisen- ower. No Money Yet The bill was a compromise of measures passed previously by the Toiise and the Senate. An actual ppropriation to pay for the work subject to later action by Con- ress. Texas projects included: hospital at El aso, Brooke Army med- cal center at San Antonio, 00; Fort Bliss, 'Fort food, Grove area, Chase Field auxiliary air tation, Corpus Christ! ab- lation, 'Kingsvffle auxit- ary station, Padre Is- and, Abilene Air AFB, and re-author- ized; Biggs AFB, El Paso, WO; and re-authorized; Jatagorda' Island AF range, 000; Perrin AFB between Benlson md Sherman, and 100 re-authorized; Brooks AFB, ian Antonio, Bergstrom AFB, Austin, re-author- ized, Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, re-authorized, Gray AFB, KUleen, re-author- jred; Foster AFB, Victoria, 000; re-authorized; Amarillo AFB, re-authorized; Bryan AFB, re-authorized; Ell- ington AFB, Houston, re- authorized: Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, reauthorized; Har- lingen re-author- ized; James Conrially AFB, Waco, re-authorized; Laredo AFB, re-authorized; Laughlin AFB, Del Rio. re-authorized; Reese AFB, tub- bock, re-authorized; Shep- pard AFB, Wichita :Falls, re-authorized, Webb AFB, Big Spring, re authorized, Kel- ly AFB, San Antonio, re-anthonzed and Walters AFB, Mineral, re-author- ized. WALTER BEDELL .SMITH rttnmi tt Geaeva National Death Toll Near 100 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS storms fat the East and an expanding cool front in the mid- West partially cracked the season's worst heat wave today as the death toll from more than a: week of scorching temperatures neared the 200 mark. The heat-relieving storms -left a multimillion-dollar trail of wind and lightning damage across New England, eastern New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and southern Michigan. Winds of near-hurricane strength uprooted peeled off roofs, snapped power and telephone lines and blocked highways. 1M Defreea Common The mercury nit a linlinf 130 degrees at Fort Scott, Kan, before the cooler air began moving into that state. Temperatures of 100 degrees or higher were common New U. S. Support Speeds Showdown on Peace Talks Burglar Findt Pole Quick Exit1, Too COLUMBUS, Ohio W-A burglar found that shiny brass pole in a Columbus firehouse the means for a quick exit. Fire Lt Thomas Curran said he awakened and saw a man at the foot his bed. He shouted at him and the man slid quickly down the pole and fled. The intruder had stolen about from the pockets-.of sleeping fire- men. GENEVA lilt-France and Brit- j ain, elated by new support from the United States, today opened the showdown phase of negotia- tions with the Communists aimed at ending the Indochina war Premier Pierre Itendes- France and British Foreign Secre- tary Anthony Eden reportedly feel the Eisenhower administration'! decision to resume a major rdeta has _ boosted diancaof'Jetting an Indochina cease-fire before Jolr France his promised to feagn; i he fails to get a peace agreement by that date The French and British leaders flew back here yesterday after a quick meeting in Paris with Sec retary of States Dulles which pro- duced the US decision to tend Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith back to Geneva'Fri- day. Eden conferred WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE WETBACK ROUND-UP Illegal Mexican aliens being herder fo- flether in Texas by 800 border patrolmen. Page 2-A- 'IKE DEMOCRAT' WINS An "Eisenhower Democrat" is the .new chairman of United Stares governors. Page 11-A, THOSE IE the battle for governor shaping up in readers' reactions? See Letters to the Editor. Page 1-B. PONY Pany League baseball goes into'a four- team sub-district tournament to- night. Page 4-B. AMERICANS Am- ericans held captive by Red Czechoslovakia ore free men again. Page 12-B. with Russian Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov ast night and got him to agree to continue private''huddles between delegation heads until Smith gets here France andBritain appeared tfntA- to truce by dividing Viet esf of-the. three SrfochiSh itates and main W arentibetween tl> Communist -led Vietmilto aat French Union forces Dulles has frowned on such a partition plan. He and Smith hat wai believed the three Western Allies now znuch near er some kind of anderttarxjing wlfl allow Unatto Aispla -a more united front' when full ne- with" Molotov Examiner Okays Merger of Airlines C S DEPARTMENT OF COMMEKCE WZATHEK BCHEJID ABILENE AND Fair and hot IhU afternoon, tonight, ana fridty, with rtuimum MO defrcet. Minimum tonfsM 75 defTMs. Htth Wednes- day ICO tow ThOTdw morntas 73 CENTRAL TEXASf fair afternoon, tonight and Friday witn a Jew Isolated tlnmdentonnj. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Ihii alter- louUlil Mid Friday. Scattered thaj- en In Panhandle and Del a.f aad a liv icattered clocnr and warm IhtaifteSS. tonight FrldB. Widely thudenhevers notlly in the Partly warm tfcte afternoon, tonight and Fri- New Sewage Disposal Farm Depends on Saturday Vote JS: .g ISJ By EARLE WALKER If the sanitary-sewer bond issue on Saturday's city election ballot fails, nothing can be done about moving the sewage disposal farm. The City "Commission has "made that announcement. Sewage from the present dispos- al farm flows into Lake Fort Phantom Hill, the city's 'largest reservoir of drinking water. H is proposed to use part of the bond money to purchase a new disposal site, moving the farm off of the Lake Fort Phantom Hill watershed. A modern treatment plant would be built. This new arrangement for dis- posal is the No. 1 priority proj- ect proposed under the sanitary- sewer-bonds. It would make it im- possible for any sewage to get into the. lake. Location of the .new sewer farm and treatment plant would be about seven miles northeast ol Abilene Christian College. It would be' on the -east-aide" of Farm-to- Market Road No, 1234 and oh Deadman- Creek The creek will already hive flowed past the proposed diversion channel (for puttiml jnto Lake .FKt.Pantom BUI) before t reaches the sewer farm and plant. Sewer Mains The program also includes mak- ing .a sanitary-sewer main avail- able to each home and business n Abilene. "If the sewer bond issue were ;o fail, it would be necessary to curtail all sewer extension and spend every available dollar build- ing terraces, dykes, dams, etc., n an attempt to keep sewage from "lowing into-Lake Fort Phantom a prepared statement from the commission said. The planned treatment plant would be sufficient to serve a pop- ulation of The Texas State Department of Health has-approved-the location and type of plant When sewage .gets "into drinking water, it can cause; any ,of the following diseases; Typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera and virus ail- ments. The type'of plant proposed is known as primary treatment with final disposal' of liquid effluent by initiation. It will consist of sedi with, continuous sludge removal, separata iludge storage tanks and about, two sec- tions of land suitable lor broad ir- rigation. Sipply Net Approved Present location of the sewer 'ami is one of the major things reeping Abilene's city water sup- >iy from being certified by the Texas State Department of Health. Moving the sewer farm won't as- sure that the water system will w certified, but it will be ode long step in that direction. The million in sanitary- sewer bonds are expected to fi- nance a five-year program of sew- er improvements. Among the areas scheduled to receive sewer mains are Country Club Addition, Edgemont Addition and College Drive Addition. How- ever, those aren't all. The East Side and the North Sixth Interceptor mains would be completed. Some old lines in the business district would be replaced. Various older mains' throughout the dty would be cleaned The sewer and waterworks bonds are to be revenue issues. They will be paW trff with urn water-revenue, By LESLIE CARPENTER Reporter-Newi Ctnetponieiit WASHINGTON, July 15 The proposed merger of Pioneer and Continental Air Lines, which would give Abilene new direct commer- cial airline service to 34 more; cit- ies, today cleared the first of two major government hurdles; A Civil Aeronautics Board hear- ing examiner, Tom Wrenn, who presided at the two-week public hearing on the merger last spring, today recommended to the board that the. board approve the mer- ger. Cities on Continental's route whichvwould be added to the Pio- neer route.serving Abilene by the merger include San Antonio, Tul- sa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Kansas City. The board will make the final decision but it probably "will be two or three months before that happens, it appears here. Wrenn suggested no-restrictions on routes in the merger, He did, however, .recommend that the mail rate base not be increased and that certain employe protective re> rictions be observed. In the would buy Pioneer. Prospects For Your Want Ad! Every day readers of The Abilene Reporter-News ore prospects :for trie-merchandise or; services "you may'hove to offer. And, thtse prospects can be furnished to you for as as 41 c per day! No wonder Wont Ad market is the world's greatest. If you to buy, sell, trcdc, rent, e'tc., let o Reporter- News-Wont Ad do job for you quickly and economically. Simply dial 2-7841 to place your Wont Ad. Word ads may'bt placed until noon Saturday for Sun- day publication-All ads must be ptand by 12-00 noon Friday for Sunday publication. Call 2-7341 now so you won't rom Kansas, Oklahoma and north- m Texas eastward to the Atlan- c.- Thousands of baby chicks died rom the heat in Arkansas. The irkansas Poultry Federation said he state's poultry industry may uffer its worst baby-chick short- age in history. Volunteers responded to. an ap- ical to help save the lives of fee- fe-minded patients at the state raining school in Winfield, Kan. Some Mongolian type patients are supersenntive to the beat because f deficiency in a gland that acts a sort of thermostat In the wdy. They had to be packed in ce or otherwise externally cooled. Eleven patients have died n antai mental institutions thU week. Flub Wither Even: tropical plants-at the MU- souri Botanical Garden in St Lou- withered An automatic sprinkler system went into action in a suburban St.