Abilene Reporter News, July 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS EVENING FINAL PWCB DAILY Se, SUNDAY lOe Plant Blast Gives Up 2 Victims ii POPPING OUT ALL story and map on where and how to vote m city bond election Saturday, see page 5-A. _______________._______ Lake Fences Protested Lot'leases at Lake Fort Phan- tom Hill will be canceled by the city if-the lease holders have fences below the high water line. The City Commission voted Fri- day morning to cancel these leases, unless the offendmg fences days Commissioner .A Crutcher Scott brought up the discussion He said many lessees "have built fences so close to the water that the pub- lic can hardly geT to the lake" Other members 'made. similar re- ports. Structures below the high water line are hazards to the safety of the the commission said. Scott made the motion for can- cellation of leases where such fences exist. Commissioner W. D. Rich seconded. The vote was unan- imous. Truck Restriction Ordinance Tabled Ordinance to keep heavy-truck through' traffic oft Abilene streets was tabled by thjCCity sion Friday, morning. Commissioners indicated they Road to Air Base May Be Relocated If Cost Too High Relocation of the main access road to Abilene Air Force Base in.ay be considered if the cost of. right-of-way for the access road as now planned is too high, County Commissioner. Claude Newberry laid Friday morning. Present plans-call for the access road to lead from the northeast: corner of the air base and.connect with U. S. Highway 80. ;This route would be eight-tenths, of- a mile long. It would require a 260-foot- wlde right-of-way and a wider area at the junction with U. S. 80. Newberry said he has not yet received from the State Highway Department the right-of-way deeds that, property owners would be re- quired to sign and he has not con- tacted the property owners. Newberry said that if the cost of right-of-way for the road as now planned is too high the air base access road could connect with the proposed route for U. S. 27743 around the west side of Abi- lene and lead to the east side of the air base. will try some other method of sohang-.the-truck problem "Possibility was voiced that the County Commissioners Court might be asked to adopt regula- tions which would in effect remedy the situation City Manager Austin P Han cock told a reporter that the coun ty has more authority in that mat- ter than the city does. City Atty. Alex Bickley told the commission that it cannot legally exclude through trucks without also excluding all others carrying the same amount of load. Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom then suggested tabling the ordi- nance and seeking some other remedy. He made a motion for the it carried unanim ously. _; Wave Blunted But Dallas Hot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Texas heat wave lost a littl of its scorch Friday but Dallas headed toward its 12th straight day of 100-degree plus .temperatures Dallas was the hottest point ii the Weather Bureau's predawn lis of temperatures with a Most other points had tempera hires in the 70s. Dalhart had a 66 Marfa 65, and Lubbock 68 as ex ceptions to "prove" the rule. Tentative provisions of the or- inance -would have removed eavy through'truck traffic from all Abilene streets "except tfiose which are state highways. City -Mansjerij. Thursday this weald mean sue! rucks could use only South First St. and North and South Treada- way Blvd. A delegation of interested cit zens was in the Friday.ineeting, o inquire about the proposal. Han- cock said, in response to a ques- ion from one of the visitors, that 'it would be all right with us.for the trucks to use North Mocking- >irn Lane, also." Can't Get To Lodge In the delegation were Nib Shaw, Texas Coca Cola Bottling Co W. 0. Hayter Jr, Dr Pepper Bottling Co.; Paul Graham, Mc- Alister Trucking Co; and Mrs. addie Cockerell, Grande Lodge. They pointed out that exclusion of trucks from most streets would work a hardship uponLthem. Mrs. CockerelTs Grande Lodge Is at North First and Victoria Sts., and she.- said her trucker lodgers couldn't -even get to that address if the ordinance were adopted. Graham said his .trucks could get westward out of Abilene much more easily by following South 14th St. and Pioneer Dr. than South First St, He complained that "all those traffic lights" on South First St., retard his trucks. Mayor C. E. Gatlin pointed out that the purpose of the ordinance is to give property -owners some relief from the noisy trucks' that "pass every few and to stop the .heavy. vehicles from "tearing up1 our paving." Oil Allowable Cut Barrels Daily AUSTIN IB-Worried about a de- clining market for Texas crude, the Texas Railroad Commission to- day ordered a cut in allowable for the second straight month dropping the permissive flow for August to 1.7M.1M barren daily. That will be a Deduction of barrels; per day. The curtailment will force allow- able Texas production downward to its lowest level m more than two years Tee last time it lower was in July, 1952, when da- ily permissive output was With purchasers in almost unan- imous agreement that Texas pro- duction should be lowered, the commission effected the cut by lop- ping one day off the. producing schedule both statewide and m the big East Texas field. That will mean 15 produdnf days in both instances during Au- gust. The Pantex field will con- tinue on 15, Kelly-Snyder IS, San- dusky (in Grayson County) 13, and Rckton, 9. Culberson pointed to the West Coast as the logical customer. "I am deeply concerned with the recent press release citing the nec- essity of California refiners to 'wildcat' in Peru and Canada to meet their crude oil deficiency while Texas forced to make an-; other rasbc reduction of allow- ables for August following a barrel pec day reduction in Culberson said in a prepared state- ment read as the hearing got underway." BATHS A heat wave, combined with a water shortage, has put the 43 af Ike Thinks Texas Owns Tidelands to 3 Leagues 5 -s JT H Abilene Air Base Honey Bill Okayed WASHINGTON ID House Appropriations Committee today approved these military construc- tion projects for the year which started July It- Research and development: Texas: Abilene AFB WASHINGTON Ifl White Hotiav confirmed toda'f that Pra- still .believes Texas Is entitled-to offihore reaching three leagues, lather than three miles, into "the Gulf of eague question. this, The President's press secretary, James C. Hagerty, said in answer to an inquiry that the President had authorised Sen. Daniel (D-Tex) to make his position known yesterday. Daniel told newsmen after talk- SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS Wham! More growth for Abilene. This Sunday's Eeporter-News will tell the exclusive story of the opening of the Petroleum Building, Abi- lene's newest office building. But aside from business stories there will, be articles for another exclusive story about a Lutheran pastor who has not only tended to the spiri- tual needs of his flock but hai led them in adopting advanced methods of dry-land farming. Local news. World news. News for women, sports- men, except in The Reporter- News is this coverage of West Central Texas offered. You can reserve extra copies of The Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents a copy. ing-TWun toe uuet torday that the President not modified his Tiew on the three Hagerty said Eisenhower has not changed the position he has always held that he historical boundaries of Texas extend three 10% its coast. Texas Atty. Gen. John Ben Sbep- perd said yesterday, after Daniel's statement, that U.S. Asst. Atty. Gen. J. Lee Rankin has chal- enged Texas' claim to the off- shore lands beyond the three-mile limit. Neither Rankin nor Atty. Gen. Browne! would comment to- day. Texas is the only state claiming the three league" limit Its officials by the treaty waici Brought Texas into: the Union. .The other coastal states haYfc title, finder the-off- shore bill passed early JB the Ei- senhower administration, to three miles off their shoreline. Jet Ponies Turkeys To Head for Creek iCHEHALIS, Wash. Chehal- is farmer reported yesterday that a low-flying jet plane frightened his turkeys into a stampede that killed 529 birds and injured 205. Ted Goebel said the birds were being transferred from one field to another when the jet came over, In a panic, they plunged into nearby creek and piled up. Some drowned and others smothered. Goebel estimated hU WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES UNFIT Joycees collect paper and rags to rafte fundj to old diabetic children. Pane 1-B, FALL STYLES Women can loosen their belts o notch, take off waist cinchers and enjoy life. WORLD half of Indochina would be victory for Reds Pafl.e2-A. SCHOOL to call for bids on Bonham school Aug. 6. Page 7-A. Man, Woman First Found; 275 On Job CHESTERTOWN, Md. cue workers fought their way into the blazing ruins of a fireworks and explosive plant about p.m. today and brought out bodies of man and a woman, not identified. A 90 minute series of explosions had rocked, the Kent Manufactur- ing Co. plant earlier today, it was known that 275 persons were at work, but flames and continuing explosions prevented rescue opera- tions for hours after the first blast. Fireman had succeeded in get- ting two hose lines into play after i o'clock. The fire had been confined to the plant site and did not endanger the business section of Chester- town. There had been no, panic despite the rush, to leave town. Tom Small, a worker who said he was in the first building that went up, reported seeing one dead person. He could not identify the man. Firemen and police cleared all houses in the 'area in fear the ex- plosions and fire would reach large stores of high explosives. Sheriff Bartus Vickers moved to clear the whole town but the ex- plosions began to diminish after noon. Among the SO injured brought to Kent-Queen Annes Hospital were six listed as seriously. The explosions grew la intensity as they spread through the plant, made up ojL.30 to small nuiM- injVand two -larger assembly bouses on a site, firemen reported at 1 p.m. that tbe.Crei were'wonning-their -way to eight small buildings where lead aiiderfi stored, Lead jjetonatisi powder.'-.1. __ .1 Chicago Fireworks Factory Explodes CHICAGO (B-A series of explo- sions in a fire works plant today shook the western suburb of Schil- ler Park. The desk sergeant at Schiller Park "police headquarters said he had received a report that at least one person was killed. Several, oth- ers were reported injured.- The explosions and fire des- stroyed the factory. One of the injured persons was reported in critical condition. The other was not hurt seriously, po- lice said. Shepperd Closes Houston Risk Firm AUSTIN W-Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd today announced issu- ance of a restraining order to halt operations of another insur- REPORTER MAKES BOAT TRIP THE WEATHER t.S. DETAaTMEST OF COMMEKCE WEATBEK BUSEAC ABILENE AND Mostly fair ud hot rridu and Saturday. High tem- rmturc both dijl near 100 degrees. Low Sewer Farm Just Up Creek, But Abilene Water Is Safe OTBT. TEXAS-. fair aid hot UiU aReraoon. tonllht ami Mr this noon. Kmliht Saturday. WMelr acat- tSrt ttSdOTiwwers, amUr init.of VaDer, thto antrnooo. No impot- TEXAS: M. AMUy aoath TaWEaA soatt winds on Uit coast. tO. A. M. K 17 M By DAVE BRUMBEAU j Hate a glass of water. Cool, clear, sparkling Abilene water. Drink up. Drink all the water you want. Abilene has lots- Curtis C. HarlLi, Jr., city water superintendent, estimates Abilene has from three to three and a half years' supply of water. This water is safe to drink, Make no mistake about that. It is tested regularly to make sure it fo'fit for human consumption. It is safe. So, water the yard. Have a drink of water. Enjoy it Of Cedar Creek But out northeast of town there's the city sewer farm. On Cedar Creek. TTow Phantom Hill Lake, Abilene's ma jor source of drinking water? See where Cedar Creek flows into the lake. Go on up the creek to the sewer farm. about your visiting Fort See for yourself whether you think water and sewer bonds should be Toted Saturday n Ula the city sewer farm may be move away front the Fact Phantom Hill f atershed. To move the sewer arm away from the source of the city water supply. las been earmarked in the pro- posed bond election. See for yourself. Get into a motor boat on the east side of the lake and head south. On your left you'll find the ntake station for city water, where it is drawn out of the lake. Take a deep breath and follow nose southwest up Cedar Creek, one cf the major tribu- taries of Fort Phantom Hill Lake. But U; The Creek This is the creek fishermen sometimes call "Stink Creek." Ap- proximately four miles from where this creek pours into the city water supply is the city sewer farm. (EDITOR'S The Report er-News this .week sent an1: expe- dition to Fort Phantom Hill Lake to see if a boat could navigate from the city pump station to the cfty sewer farm. The wawer it It can. However, tbe water hiw shallow, and if the creek drops a few men BMOH tto trip tawr will be possible.) So let's continue our trip Bus creek fishermen, some of them, call- "Stink Creek." Don't let your imagination ran away with'you. The scum float-: ng on top of the water isn't neces- sarily connected with the sewer farm and just because ft bad doesn't mean tt'i been anywhere near the sewer farm. la, fact, it H-obabty hasn't x-. About up Cedar Creek ii the city sewer fam. You can get there, when the lake ta np. by motor boat The banki of Ce- dar Creek rise abruptly to meet the jentle Jlope of the sewer farm. This ii a portion, of the watershed for Fort rbantom Hill Lake. But when it isn't raining there isn't1 any water draining off the land into Cedar Creek and into the city water nppty. And at no time B aay Miid material likely to flow tato creek from the Mine farm. ii beam raw' M. 4 PASS UNDER THE BMDGE Yoor itoroich M7 tuni bdfttrip up Cedar to the city jewer lam mHe jromlae turn. Water under tbe on top with b> DOB HtttdMfPB) ance Commercial ecurity Insurance Co. of Houston. The company was licensed only last April 29. Shepperd said the restraining order was signed by 53rd District Court Judge J." Harris Gardner ate yesterday but announcement as withheld ending service of restraints against the company of- cials and other defendants. The attorney general charged uie company was fraudulently or- anizedt claiming of its riginal capitalization was unwed money in violation of the state's insurance laws. The restraining order prohibits the insurance company and. all of iti officers from disposing of any of tbe company n-atfl a hearing can be held on a emporary injunction July 24. The suit was brought at the re- quest of the State Board of In- surance Commissioners, Sbepperd said.. Officers of tbe company named as ohdefendants were Ben B. High, president and director; Har- ry A. Wiberg, vice president and director; Carl J. EUland. treasurer and director; Fred W. Hotfttetter, jecretary and director; Henry Schneider, assistant treasurer, all of Harris County; C. B. Smith, director, of Travis County; Roy Maoess, director, JeHerwivCwt- ty; and Bernard J. Wtetand, oTrec- tor, B Pate County. Five banks where the company bat atteti were rettrwaed Iran reseating aay of tbt company! aa- teti. They include the Cttaaa Na- tional Bank Waco: City Bank, Hooston; Stoad Natttt.1. ajrt ;