Abilene Reporter News, July 15, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 15, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND Ufvr I IV/ I €fje Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVEN FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 28 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1954—-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c GOVERNOR DANCES — Gov. Johnston Murray, Oklahoma, does a special Round dance with two Oklahoma Comanche squaws at Bolton Landing, N.Y., as he attended the Governors’ Conference. The Indians are Wilma Thomas (left) and her sister, Glenna, from Lawton, Okla. The governor is an honorary chief. _ City Employes Give $2,000 to Spanns Services Have 392 Security Cases Pending WASHINGTON l^-The three armed services reported to Congress 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 investigations. The figures were given the Senate Armed Services Committee at a public hearing called to check on the rcsulfe of new procedures adopted by the Defense Department last spring to handle security loyalty matters. Secretary of Defense Charles A. Wilson appeared with representatives from each of the three services to make the report. Asst. Secretary Hugh Milton reported 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 discharged; Navy, £2 cases pending and 23 discharged; Air Force, 93 cases pending and 9 discharged. Storms, Cool Front Dent U S. Heat Wave OVER $17 MILLION HERE Congress Okays Air Base Funds Mr#. Jimmy Spann and chil-1 was receiving a salary of $267 dren* will receive $2,002.50 in cash month. a front the accumulated days of vacation and holiday time which city employes have donated. Her husband, the late Policeman Spann, was shot to death recently while arresting a fugitive. City employes thereupon be-igan donating accumulated leave time from their own records to Spann’s record, in order, that Spann’s survivors could be paid for those days. Up to Thursday morning, grand total of 225 such days had been donated. These included 120 days 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 $8.90 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 deducted from the $2,002.50 which the donated days provide. Spann Weather to Stay Near 100 Degrees Temperatures near 100 degrees were forecast by the Abilene station of the Weather Bureau for Thursday afternoon and Friday. This was well below the record of 107 degree« scored Tuesday. Wednesday’s high of 100 made the fifth straight day in the hundreds here. A cool front is kicking around up in Oklahoma, but the Weather Bureau said it was not likely to drop down into Texas. Policeman Allen Hatchett donated $20 in cash to the Spann family in lieu of giving any of his accumulated leave time. This makes total contributions to the Spann Fund over $12,000. Contributed to the fund, handled by the Reporter-News, through Thursday morning was $10,255.52— not including the city employes’ vacation gifts. Ex-Convict 'Doesn't Remember A Thing' About Kidnaping McCarthy Meeting May Set Off Fight WASHINGTON OP — 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 LUBBOCK OP—A husky ex-convict charged with kidnaping and rape of a baby girl said today he didn’t remember anything about it. “I was drinking, I guess, but I don't remember anything that happened. I guess I’m in serious trouble—huh?’’ William Thomas Hughes, 34, said to officers. Hughes was brought to the Lubbock jail late yesterday, from Seminole, Tex., near where the alleged attack on little Jackie Jo Davis, five months old, occurred. Officers would not say that they feared mob violence—they said the Seminole jail was “not of maximum security.” Hughes was denied bond on a charge of rape against him. Bond of $5,000 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 sentences for automobile theft and forgery. Gaines county officers said they brought him here for “safe-keeping.” Trucks May Be Ruled OH City Streets Heavy-truck through traffic may be ruled off of Abilene streets ex« cept those which are state highways, An ordinance to that effect is tentatively on the agenda for Friday morning’s City Commission meeting. South First St. and North and South Treadaway Blvd. will be the only streets the heavy trucks could travel, City Manager Austin P. Hancock said. The commission Friday will consider also; (1) Re-zoning from B to G of an area at South 13th and Elm Sts., as recommended by the City Planning and Zoning Com mission. This is the change which Safeway Stores requested in planning for a new supermarket at South 13th and Butternut Sts. (2) An ordinance annexing to the city that portion of the Old Anson Rd. lying between Ambler Ave. and Anson Ave. (The street only.) (3) Approval of several plats already endorsed by the planning and zoning commission. WASHINGTON (* — Thirty-four Texas projects are included in the 837 million dollar military construction authorization bill approved by Congress today. The House by voice vote sent the measure to President Eisenhower. No Money Yet The bill was a compromise of measures passed previously by the House and the Senate. An actual appropriation to pay for the work is subject to later action by Congress. Texas projects included: Army—Beaumont hospital at El Paso, $391,000; Brooke Army medical center at San Antonio, $1,129,-000; Fort Bliss, $10,994,000; Fort Hood, $10,182,000. Navy—Alice-Orange Grove area, $151,000; Chase Field auxiliary air station, $241,000; Corpus Christi air station, $342,000; Kingsville auxiliary station, $666,000; Padre Island, $80,000. AbUene $17,435,000 Air Force—Abilene AFB, $14,* 675,000 and $2,760,000 re-authorized; Biggs AFB, El Paso, $1,144,-000; and $1,110,000; re-authorized; Matagorda Island AF range, $607,-000; Perrin AFB between Denison and Sherman, $432,000 and $1,508,-000 re-authorized; Brook« AFB, San Antonio, $757,000; Bergstrom AFB, Austin, $1,608,000; re-authorized; Carswell AFB,- Fort Worth, $2,240,000; re-authorized; Gray AFB, Killeen, $465,000 re-authorized; Foster AFB, Victoria, $1,378,- 000; re-authorized; Amarillo AFB, $393,000 re-authorized; Bryan AFB, $108,000 re-authorized; Ellington AFB, Houston, $1,073,000 reauthorized; Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, $15,000; reauthorized; Harlingen AFB, $2,035,000 re-authorized; James Connally AFB, Waco, $3,853,000 re-authorized; Laredo AFB, $459,000 reauthorized; Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, $267,000 re-authorized; Reese AFB, Lubbock, $112,000 re-authorized; Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, $32,000 re-authorized; Webb AFB, Big Spring, $100,000 re-authorized; Kelly AFB, San Antonio, $12,713,000 re-authorized and Wolters AFB, Mineral Wells, $845,000 re-authorized. National Death Toll Near 100 WALTER BEDELL SMITH . . . returns to Geneva By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent storms in the East and an expanding cool front in the midwest partially crack«! the season’s worst heat wave today as the death toll from more than a week of scorching temperatures neared the 100 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 trees, peeled off roofs, snapped power and telephone lines and blocked highways. 120 Degrees Common The mercury hit a sizzling 120 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 Peoce Talks GENEVA UB—France and Britain, elated by new support from the United States, today opened the showdown phase of negotiations with the Communists aimed at ending the Indochina war. French Premier Pierre Mendes- Under Secretary of State Walter Bedell Smith back to Geneva Friday. Eden conferred with Russian Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov last night and got him to agree to continue private huddles between France and British Foreign Secre- delegation heads until Smith gets tary Anthony Eden reportedly feel here the Eisenhower administration’s Water Usage Hits New High Abilene water consumption hit a new all - time high Wednesday when the usage was 22,442,000 gallons. This was reported by City Water Supt. Curtis C. Harlin Jr. The figure for Wednesday exceeded that of Tuesday, which up to that time had set the all time one day’s maximum. Tuesday’s consumption was 22,246,000 gallons. Wednesday was the fifth con secutive day on which Abilenians had used more than 20 million gallons, Harlin said. Burglar Finds Pole Quick Exit, Too COLUMBUS, Ohio ub-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 of his bed. He ahouted at him and the man slid quickly down the pole and fled. The intruder had stolen about $76 from the pockets of sleeping fire men. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE WETBACK ROUND.UP — Illegal Mexican aliens being herder together in Texas by 800 border patrolmen. Page 2-A. 'IKE DEMOCRAT' WINS — An “Eisenhower Democrat" is the new chairman of United States governors. Page 11-A. THOSE LETTERS—How is the battle for governor shaping up in readers' reactions? See Letters to the Editor. Page 1-B. PONY LEAGUE—Abilene's Pony League baseball goes into a four-team sub-district tournament tonight. Page 4-B. AMERICANS FREED—Seven Americans held captive by Red Czechoslovakia are free men again. Page 12-B. northern Indochina areas, possibly including the city of Hanoi. There was no confirmation that Dulles, as a result of his Paris talks with Mendes-France and Eden, liked the idea of an Indochina partition any better. But it was believed the three Western Allies now are much near some from Kansas. Oklahoma and northern Texas eastward to the Atlantic. Thousands of baby chicks died from the heat in Arkansas. The Arkansas Poultry Federation said the state’s poultry industry may suffer its worst baby-chick shortage in history. Volunteers responded to an appeal to help save the lives of feeble-minded patients at the state training school in Winfield, Kan. Some Mongolian-type patients are supersensitive to the heat because of deficiency in a gland that acts as a sort of thermostat in the body. They had to be packed in ice or otherwise externally cooled. Eleven patients have died in Kansas mental institutions this week. Plants Wither ‘ Even tropical plants at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis withered. An automatic sprinkler system went into action in a suburban St. Louis can factory when the temperature reached 165 degrees in the firm’s attic. Workers were drenched and the office was flooded. Missouri had 29 fatalities; Oklahoma, 18; Kansas, 18; Illinois, 8; Kentucky, 5; Colorado, 4; and Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, 1 each. These all-time high temperatures were recorded; St. Louis, 112; 111,, 114; Columbia, decision to resume a major role in the. Geneva talks has boosted chances of getting an Indochina cease-fire before July 20. Mendes-France has promised to resign if 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 Secretary of States Dulles which produced the U.S. decision to send ÏÏme» .»d B r 11 » i n appeared    j    «*; agreed on trying to negotiate a truce by dividing Viet Nam» larg-est of the three Indochina states and main war arena between the Communist - led Vietminh and French Union forces. Dulles has frowned on such a partition plan. He and Smith had stayed away from Geneva to avoid associating the United States with a settlement giving the Communists domination of important Examiner Okays Merger of Airlines New Sewage Disposal Farm Depends on Saturday Vote r.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICJNITY Fair and hot th i afternoon, toniihi, and Friday, with maximum temperature near 100 degree*. Minimum tonight 75 degrees. High Wednesday 100 degrees, low Thursday morning 73 d*NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday with a few isolated thunderstorms. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon. tonight and Friday. Scattered thundershowers in Panhandle and Del Rio-Eagle Pa»® area and a few scattered thun-d erstorms pIsrwhurt*. EAST TEXAS; Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Widely scattered thundershowers mostly in toe MSOUTHrtf:KNTRAl. TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Scattered thundershower*. TEMPERATURES Wed. P. M. 96 ....... Thurs. A 95 99 99 98 95 »3 89 *7 84 82 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 , M. 80 80 78 76 74 74 78 81 84 8ft 98 90 High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 100 and 73. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 28.22. Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 31%. 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 disposal farm flows into Lake Fort Phantom Hill, the city’s largest reservoir of drinking water. It 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 project proposed under the sanitary-sewer bonds. It would make it impossible for any sewage to get into the lake. Location of the new sewer farm and treatment plant would be about seven miles northeast of AbUene Christian College. It would be on the east side of Farm-to-Market Road No. 1234 and on Deadmari Creek watershed. The creek wiU already have flowed past the proposed diversion channel (for putting water into Lake Fort Phantom Hill) before it reaches the sewer farm and plant. Sewer Mains The program also includes making a sanitary-sewer main available to each home and business in Abilene. If the sewer bond issue were to fail, it would be necessary to curtail all sewer extension and spend every available dollar building terraces, dykes, dams, etc., in an attempt to keep sewage from flowing into Lake Fort Phantom Hill,” a prepared statement from the commission said. The planned treatment plant would be sufficient to serve a pop ulation of 100,000. The Texas State Department of Health has approved the location and type of plant proposed; 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 irrigation. It will consist of sedi mentation tanks with continuous sludge removal, separate sludge digestion tanks, pumps, earthen storage tanks and about two sec tions of land suitable for broad ir rigation. Supply Not Approved Present location of the sewer farm is one of the major things keeping Abilene’s city water supply from being certified by the Texas State Department of Health. Moving the sewer farm won’t assure that the water system wiU be certified, but it will be one long step in that direction. The $1.75 milUon in sanitary-sewer bonds are expected to finance a five-year program of sewer 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 city would be Cleaned. The sewer and waterworks brads are to be revenue issues. They will be paid off with sewer and water revenue, without any tax levy. By LESLIE CARPENTER Reporter-News Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 15 - The proposed merger of Pioneer and Continental Air Lines, which would give Abilene new direct commercial airline service to 34 more cities, today cleared the first of two major government hurdles. A Civil Aeronautics Board bearing 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 which would be added to the Pioneer route serving Abilene by the merger include San Antonio, Tulsa, 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 strictions be observed. In the consolidation, Continental would buy Pioneer. a more united front when full ne gotiations resume with Molotov and Red China’s Chou En-lai. Formula Studied Informants said under one formula being studied by the Western Allies, the United States would stand aside without giving moral approval to the partition scheme. But it would join Britain and France in providing some kind of guarantees to support and protect the southern part of Viet Nam, which would remain under French-sponsored chief of state Bao Dai. They would provide similar guarantees for the other two Pro-French Indochinese states, Cambodia and Laos. Smith is expected to arrive here from Washington Saturday and a formal session of the nine-party conference presumably will be called soon after. Dulles refused to return here himself, flying back to Washington. Tulsa, Okla., 112. 105 at Huntington Other high readings included Philadelphia, 101:    Washington, D.C., 100; Huntington, W.Va., 105; Richmond, Va., 103; Baltimore, 101, Newark, N.J., 101; Terre Haute, Ind., 107; Columbus, Ohio, 104; Arkansas City, Kan., 118; Mexico, Mo., 116; and Kansas City, 110. Upstate areas of New York suffered severe storm damage. At Pen Yan, in the Finger Lakes region, the mayor declared a state of emergency ami estimated damage at two million dollars. The heat also touched off severe storms in the South and West. A heavy rainstorm with winds up to 62 miles an hour hit Denver. One of the worst electrical storms in years caused thousands of dollars, of damage in Atlanta. Half the city was without power service at one time. MAY BE CONVENTION FACTOR Party Fuss Overshadows Campaign for Governor By CLAYTON HICKERSON I “This group of selfish, self-seek-AssocUted Pres* Staff ing political bosses is getting so Impending action by the Texas! desperate,” the governor said. 147,683 Prospect* or Your Want Àd! Every day 147,683 readers of The Abilene Reporter-New* ere prospects for the merchandise or services you may have to offer. And, these prospects can be furnished to you for os little as 41 c per day! No wonder the Wont Ad market is the world's greatest. If you need to buy, sell, trade, rent, hire, etc., let a Reporter-News Want Ad do the job for you quickly and economically. Simply dial 2-7841 to ploce your Want Ad. Word ads may be placed until 12:00 noon Saturday for Sunday publication. All space ads must be placed by 12:00 noon Friday for Sunday publication. Call 2-7841 now so you won't forget! Supreme Court on a Democratic Party fuss overshadowed Thursday the campaign for governor. The test case may be a factor in deciding who runs the next state Democratic party convention. Involved is whether Republican as well as Democratic votes cast for Gov. Allan Shivers in the 1952 general election—when Shivers and all but one Democratic candidate accepted cross - filing of their names on the GOP ticket—-shall be counted in establishing delegate strength at conventions. Charges Called False Meanwhile, Ralph Yarborough said an opponent of his, obviously Gov. Shivers, is “knowingly and falsely claiming” that Yarborough has taken no stand on segregation. Yarborough, in turn, claimed in a speech prepared for television broadcast that Shivers has made three contradictory statements on segregation. That part of the speech was left out of the telecast but Yarborough said the deletion had no significance except that he was running out of time. He’ll make the same statements, he said, as he tours East Texas Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shivers, in the midst of a swing through East Texas, bore down hard on the segregation issue. He also told a Tyler audience that the CIO's Political Action Committee is “taking money from the laboring men who are in their grasp in that it has just levied an additional assessment of $2 per head on every CIO member in Texas.” Both Shivers and Yarborough during the day repeated previous Segregation Ruling Greatest Invasion' TYLER UP—Gov. Allan Shivers drove hard at the public school segregation issue today in deep East Texas communities where there are heavy concentrations of Negroes. Cheers and whistles of approval shrilled from the white sections of the Tyler Tiger baseball park last night where the governor once more labelled the U.S. Supreme Court's segregation decision the greatest invasion’! of state’s rights he has ever seen. Several hundred Negroes in nearby bleacher seats showed no sign of approval or disapproval. But they joined in the capacity crowd of 3,200 in laughter and applause when Shivers put on a Tyler Tiger baseball cap and hurled the first strike in a Big State League game between the local dub and the Galveston Whitecaps Shivers wound up and let go with an easy looking lob that got over the plate, but Galveston manager Hank Robinson swung and missed it a country mile. The park was order to intensify their campaign i jammed for the free double attrac-agaiast Allan Shivers.”    I    tion of politics and baseball, statement,, that they favored continued segregation. Negroes in East Texas applauded such statements from the governor. Republican national committeeman Jack Porter of Houston defended the Eisenhower administration and, in effect, came to Shivers’ aid in the latter'a campaign for the Democratic nomination. Porter said Yarborough was guilty of “gross distortion of the truth” about Texas tidelands. Yarborough has said Shivers was duped by the GOP. He said Shivers was assured Texas would get its full 10.3 miles of tidelands only to learn later that the administration plans to limit Texas to three miles of tidelands. •Texas would have irretrievably lost her tidelands,” Porter said, if Democratic nominee Adlai Stevenson had been elected president. He called Stevenson “Yarborough’s candidate.” Porter added that Yarborough, as an attorney, knew that the tidelands art specifies Texas is to get 10.3 miles of tidelands. Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said recently Texas may have to fight fra the full 10 3 miles. The State Supreme Court set July 21 fra oral arguments in the vote* - counting, delegate - counting party fuss. There remained a possibility the court would, after the arguments, decide it had no jurisdiction The State Democratic Executive Committee, composed almost entirely of Shivers friends, ruled that delegate strength should be on the basis of total votes, both Democrat and GOP. i ;