Abilene Reporter News, July 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas IPI CONTINUED HOT m »me MDHÍÍND ■■WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES^’-Bwon VOL. LXXIV, NO. 30 A$iocmted Pre$9 (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 17. 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS^ PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Pegs Gas Rates Levels of June lit’'i iIANkS—Four workers in the Taylor County Red Cross chapter \vere given certificates of appreciation i'riday nigiit. They are, left to right, French Robert son. Mrs. C. W. Westbrook, and Mrs. Morgan Jones. Max Bentley, the fourth, was absent. Paul Hodge, county chairman, made the presentation. See story on page J*A. (Staff Photo by David Barfos.)    __ $6.65 MILLION PROPOSED Abilene to Decide Today on Bonds Today is V-Day in Abikne—V, for Vote day.    i Polls for the four voting areas In Abilene will oi>en at 8 a in. and close at 7 p m. guahfied Abilene voters w ill c.ast their ballots m the mty election either for or asam.st the proposed $6 fi5 million bond issues.    i To be a qualified voter a person | must ' 1 ’ ha% e a pull tax re*, eipi or exemption; ‘2* have resided m Texas for at least the pa.st year, and in .Abilene for the pa.st six months: and >3' own property— either re.al or personal—which is on the city tax roil. The five separate issues in the Kmd issue being pul before the public are*    j Waterworks. S3.25 million. If passed, the funds w.ll be used to install more pumps at the Clear ; Fork pumping station to lift water from the Clear Fork of the Hrazos j Kiver into Lake Fort Phantom j Hill. Tha funds will also permit the ^ ROAD BLOCKS GO UP TODAY Road blocks are to l>e set up at various points user the Key City .Saturday, election day. in an effort to encourage all eligible voters to go to the polls. The road bltvk.s are sixui-aorcd by tlw Abilene League of Women Voters and will l>e manned by Roy ScoutiA and adults. The blockade 'S to operate from 7 30 to 10 a m and from 4 30 to 6 p m Intersections be be bltxkad* e<l are South Soxenth and l eg ett Dr , North First St. and Sayle.s Hlvd . North 13th St, and Treadaway Bhd . and North F.ighth and Hukory St channeling of Deadman Creek into Lake Phantom and the installing of more water catching facilities to assure Abilene of an adequate water .supply .Sanitary sewers, $1.75 niillio«. The bonds will move the sewage disposal farm away from the watershed of Lake Fort Phantom Funds also will finance a five-year program of sewer impruxe-ments which include making a sanitary sew er main a\ ailable to each home and business in Abilene. Both the sewer and water bonds are revenue issues and will be paid off by sewer and water revenue without an additional lax lex y Street tmprovemeni«. I| million. If approved, funds will be used to participate in paving numerous streets throughout the nty. as well as to resurface and widen others. The building of several bridges ‘ and a few storm sewers are also i a part of the street improvement plan. Fire stations and equipment, ' Planned is Ihe construction and ' equipping of two new fire stations which will be better located to serve the growing city, i Additional office space, dormitories. training facilities and a repair shop are also planned under the fire station bond Lsue Parks and playgrounds. $400,000. AdditionAal lighted playing areas, See Election. Pg. 3-A, Col. S Two Die as Heat Wave Hits Texas Housing Bill Rejeds Ike's Building Plan WASHINGTON. July 16 (ifi -A split Senate-House conference committee today approved new housing legislation generally folloxxing administration wishes but rejecting President Eisenhower’s public housing program. The measure, a m ong other things, would tighten government loan insurance provisions with the intention of taking “windfall” profits out of apartment construction. And it would reduce down payment requirements on ho mes bought with FHA-insured mort- Sen.’ Ives (R-NYL Sen. Sparkman iD-Ala» and all three Hou.se Democrats on the conference committee refused to sign the compromise legislation, principally because the majonty failed to approve Eisenhower s public housing program. One-Year Program In last-mmute actions the conference committee adopted a one-year public housing program up to a maximum 35,000 units restricted to families actually dis-placed by a federal slum clearance i or redevelopment program. Eisenhower had asked a four-1 year public housing program of 35.000 units a year. In broad outline the bill recMn-mended to both houses and scheduled for floor debate in the House next Tuesday would: 1. Knock hundreds of dollars off i down payments on homes bought, with mortgage* insured by the | Federal Housing Administration, j For example, on a $9,000 new: home, the down payment would be $450 instead of the present $950. On j a $16,000 new' home, the present j payment of $3,200 w'ould drop to $2 ,’200.    I ilalts Windfall Gains 2 .Adopt new provisions designed to take the “w indfall” out of prof- j its made by builders of large-scale rental apartments using government-insured loans. 3 .Adopt w’lth modifications Ei- j senhower s reccHTunendation for a new low • cost sales housing program. _    *•    .J.    -    i» REUNION AFTER 3 YEARS ------- Iv hugs Sable Prince Tippy, found by chance 100 miles from Alice’s old home at Mill City, Ore. He had vanished three years ago and was found last Sunday ‘ bumming a meal while the Goulds were visiting in Depoe Bay, Ore. I—.<11106 Ann Gould, 6. warm-    S" AF BUILDING HALVED House Panel Cuts Deeply Into Request By THE A.SStHTATFD PRES.S Texas recordetl two heat deaths Friday as the heat w ax e flexed its musclo.s again Dalla.s and Fort Worth, the latter the site of the two death», were the fix a! iHiint Beth had record tem-ptratuns lor the day. Mrs. Fmma Jean Watson, 42. Fort Worth Negro laundry worker. XX .IS piiinounced dead on arrival at a hospit.i! Her body temperature XX as liiT Wilhair Otto Eller, about 35. also was dead on arrival at a hospital ! after i >mplaining of ft'eling “terri-I My hoi" alter getting off work in I a farmer's market. .A heat stroke XX as blamed r>3llas' 108 at 4 pm was the hottest July Mlh reading in Weath er Bureau history The previous record was 107 in 1947. Gorman Jammed for Festival Parade, Queen's Crowning B) BOB C4M1KE epi>rter-Nfw* Farm Editor )HMAN. July 16 - HundrtNL •itizens of this feiliie peanut king area Friday forgot their ries about heat, dry weather bnrntxi up cr<»p-[he o|>ening of the annual l)xo Indian Tiails Feslixa! 1 impressive downtown parade le up of <*olorful fU>ats. com-cial evhibit.'. cowboys and girl.s and mdividual displays «red in the affair, le second featuie of the oixn-day program was the crown of the te.stival quei'u. Fines T(vld. at 9 p m in a eere ly at Frank t.iav Memorial k Friu^liiie, aui active Iter ot Mr and Mrs F F was atlendiHl by ftnir pnn i and duchesses from Rising Carbon. Kokamo. Eastland. Flatwuod. IH'l.tHMi, Dublin. Cisco and Desdemona 1’ht priiu'c.sNc.s were tour candi-didates for the qiuvn’s title which was won by Miss Tixld They were .laney Thompson, Irma Lilly. Het-tx Sue UiKlgers and .leannette Bunlmt The queen was nowned by Dda Monroe, president of the tjiuai terback Club, .spiwsor ol the fe.stivai. Winnois ol ca.sh prizes m the parade were first place, the float eiUeriHi by the Gorman's Women's Study Club, second, a float an-teri'd by Gorm.in American Legion ro,st, and thini. a float ontereil by First Bapfist Churth of Gorman heatiiies of the .se* ond da> pro gium Saturday xxill lie a chil-¡«Irens parade and a bathing review Saturday night at the swimming pool in Frank Gray Memorial Dark Fort Worth*» 106 al.so was the hottest July 16th in the 55-year ! history of the Weather Bureau i there, although not the hottest day of the year. Fort Worth had a withering lOB earlier this July. A hot-weather phenomenon, the “dust devil.” occurretl in Dallas The Texas style whirlwind lifted two cars on a used car lot a couple feet into the air. then dropixsl them Other vehicles on the lot were jostled. “It was more like a junior tornado.” said salesman Bill Johann ,A big cardboard box picked up ! by the dust devil was deposited on I top of a building a few dxxirs away. A few isolalinl ilmnderst«vrn'is ! crackltni in the southwest part of Texas. But they were strictly bxal affairs, with no promise of signi ficant relief from the heat “There’s no frontal system involved.” said a Dallas Weather Bureau sixxkes-: man resignedly. Heat Peaks at 99; Hot Weekend Due House Panel Okays 17 Million Dollars For Air Base Here Reporter-New* Washlngloa Bureau W'ASHINGTXA*. July 16—A $17.-394.000 appropriation for construction at the .Abilene .Air F'orce Base during the present fiscal year was approved by the House .Appropriations Committee Friday. The House will vole on liie money bill late next week. The money, onginally requested on April 28 by the Defense Department. will provide construction of pavement and fuel storage. $k,tk*9.i>00; communications and navigational f;icilities operational facilities, aircraft maintenance training, and troop housing ap-proximalelx $7.000,tXk>; utilities. $1.-739(kW. real estate and storage facilities, |H*rsonnel. admini.stratixe and shop facilities. $2.387.000; and miscellaneous. $l(ki.iXH' The measure will, after approval m the House, go to the Senate for action. THE WEATHER peeled to sustain most of it when It considers the committee’s action next week. “There may have been some bigger cuts, but not in recent years.** Committee Chairman Taber <R-NYl commented. “We didn’t cut anything that shouldn’t have been cut.” The committee’s deepest slashes were in funds sought for ship construction, military public works, hospital construction and civil defense. Military public works construction. for which the President had requested $1.100.000,000 in new cash, was trimmed to $571.600.000. However, the cash cut was partly offset by the committee's approval of the use of unobligated balances from previously appropriated money Reexamination I’rged The committee called for reexamination of military construction programs to make costs more uni-; form and to avoid expensive frills. I It noted wide variance in pro-^ jected costs of similar construction by the different branches of the armed forces. The Air Force bore the brunt of the cuts in construction funds. It wanted $945.997.000 in new money and was given $484.080.000. The Navy was allotted $73.517.000 ol the ,„r i-T ET...-V , K»................... $140 000.000 it requested. The .Army quested last April the construction got the entire $503.000 it *0^^ “ of 153 units on the Abilene base had planneti to use available funds to be u.«ied by military personnel i for most of its construction pro-inste.id of theiV housing allotments ! gram this year WASHINGTON. July 16 *^The House Appropriations Committee today dealt President Eisenhower the hardest fiscal slap of his administration as it chopped 39 per cent from a $1.900.000.000 emergency budget. The GOP-dominated committee recommended that the House provide only $1.194.188.079 of the $1.-959.9^,267 the President had requested for supplemental financing of miscellaneous federal activities The $765.770.188 reduction was the biggest, percentagewise, in recent years and the House was ex- 153 Housing Units at Air Base Killed Rt'poiier-.News Washuigtoii Buirau WASHINGTON. July 16—The 153 government-built housing units for Abilene Air Force Base, which the House Armed Services Committee was considering early this year, Fridav were abolished in an economy move by the committee. The I'^Aen.se Department had re Producers Bound By FPC's Ruling WASHINGTON, July 16 (AP) — The Federal Power Commission (FPC) today froze at June 7 levels the price which independent producers may—without going to the commission for an increase—charge for natural gas sold for interstate distribution. The FPC’s order was the first step toward making effective the Supreme Court’s June 7 ruling in the Phillips Petroleuin^Co^ case. sales of natural gas by companies which produce and gather it The commfsi^ previou&y had ruled it did not have the Recause the FPC has not yet received a formal mandate from    the    court,    the    commis-|    ^    , sions    action    today    came    as    p*|J Tribute; 500 Attend FeasI BIG SPIUNG, July 16 iRNS)— Raymond L. ToUett. president of the Cosden Petroleum Corp., was honored for    15    years service    at    a dinner    Friday    night in the    Set tles Hotel. Principal speaker was Judga James V. Allred, former governor and new federal judge at Corpus Cbristi. Allred paid tribute to Tollett as a “man who came up in the American tradition and such is a surprise.    ^    .    n    i Chairman Jerome K. Kuykendall j had said June 24 the commission would not act until the court order was received.    .    | Justice Sherman Minton now is considering a request by Phillips and the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma for a stay of the mandate until the court can rule on their request for a rehearing. The FPC gave no hint of why it decided to go ahead without the mandate. Its new rules affect an estimated 4.100 producers and gatherers of natural gas put under FPC jurisdiction by the court’s ruling. Must FUe Rates Contracts which were in effect,    .......... - - June 7 must be filed with the FPC | testimony to a nation where the bv Oct, 1. No increase can be ’ most humble may rise to the l«^b" niade unless the proposed new rate ' est place.” He abo praised Tol-is first fUed with the FPC. The | lett as being ”so human he hasn t commission then can suspend the forgotten to help cAners. proposed higher rate pending a About 500 people attended the hearing. Producers also are required to apply by Oct. 1 for certificates to allow them to make interstate sales. They may not take on new customers or quit serving old ones w ithout first getting the FPC s per-rai.s.sion. Gas industry representatives have contended the court's decision would mean less gas at higher rates for consuming areas. Their argument; Producers would seek markets at home and abandon interstate sales to avoid federal regulation. Presumably, the commission’s rule forbidding producers to aban- See Ga». Pg. $-A, Col. 7 dinner which was a joint celebration of the 25th anniversay or Cosden and Tollett's 15 years of service with the company. Guests from out of town included Josh Co.«iden. Jr.. son of the founder of the company, who is now in charge of the Denver, Colo, office; and W. G. Vollmer. president of Texas and Pacific Railroad. Tollett was presented a wrist watch bv Paul Soldán on behalf of Local No. 826 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Marvin Miller. Cosden v i c e • president, presented him with a certificate of appreciation signed by all 25-year employees of Cosden. The request was included in a bill prepared by the Pentagon for 25.600 such units at various bases, costing a total of 350 million dollars. The Abilene construction xxas to cost 2.065 000 dollars The committee Friday pared down the bill to allow only half Stockpile Cut The Civil Defense Administration, which wanted $85,750.000 in new funds, was given $44.02.5,Ä)0. The biggest cut was in funds to stockpile emergency supplies and equipment. The agency asked fxwr $60.000.000 for this purpose and Abilene tenHH'ratures toptnni at the 99tiegrec mark Friday and loreca.’xt tor the weekend call.« for j continued h*U xxeather The nieicury i; ex|M'ited In hover around the 100 mark batur day and Suiuiay with no relief due from the heat I A Weather Bureau spokisni.m said no '»bowers are foreseen f*>r I the Abilene area and the only 'rainfall in West Teva.s w.us miiHxr I trace» s|>ott«»d Friday southwest j of Midland on the Midland radar ' scriH'n .Abilenians contiiuuHi to con .suine high quantities ol water Thursday s water usage totaUni '‘.*0,30|> IKXI galh>us City Water Su-perinteiv Ciirli.s C Harlin, Jr said It was the sixth ctnusecutive day on which Abilenians had used more than 30 million gallon» I'. S lïKrxnTVI* ST OK comm»iick H » «THK K ni K» XI XHUKSK <XM» XUIMTV K«u to IMkilb *l>'ii*l> »«»a »'»»««inuwl !*•'« >i«turtl*> •r«l    Hifh    «nrn««-!«!«!» h*Hh »lay* ne»r i*x’ l.> v* SjHuuIav niihj    '    - \«XKTH tKSTHVl »iKl W I sT TKWS «.^■i»r*lb    »"<1    .Sâlur*i»v    »»tl    Su» ** K\sT »iHl JWH IH t KNTRXl TK X Xs e,»-ii«*r«ib <»iT •'•4    s**« d«v TKMPKRXn HKS KTi X m 7» 7« -7 s rs M M *: •>*> •9 •4 M 1 » S M t :*o 4 » * W * JO 7 M ■ 30 X *0 I. w U u* .*• >11 P M •;. . «* 44 41. *T ...    *4 «•»> vlxeW II    L»ll*    Ac» »»»V'TT    »    t of the original request and Abilene i was given $25.000,000. all of it to w as al>oUshed from the bill. ! l>e used for medical suppue* and equipment. Parley on Wherry Housing Due Soon Status of the government’» proposal to build m Wherry housing units at Abilene Air Force Ba.se is still indefinite. Joe Cooley, Abilene Chamber of Commerce manager, »aid last night. * Bui Cooley said that an Air Foix'e npresentative is expected to be in Abilene soon to discuss the prr>{H>sed Wherry projxvt with Chamber of Commeri'e members 1 French lU'bertson, chairman of the national defense commitlee of the Chamber, has contacteil .\ir Kone ^vrsonnel in Washmgttxn. D. C . and said that some action IS exptvltnl s«x»n on th« Air Base projxvt News INDEX SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER.NEWS Wham! More growth for Abilene. This Sunday's Reporter-News w ul tell the e.xclusive story of the opening of the Petroleum Building. Abilene's newest office building. But aside from business stories there will be articles for everybody—like another e-xclusive story about & Lutheran pastor who has not only tended to the spiritual needs of his flock but has led them in adopting advanced methods of dry-land farming. Local news. World news. News for women, sportsmen, politicians—nowhere 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 • copy. Hiil« »ii.’ X‘** «»»'«•«•i.ttun-* «>»1 3^« h*>*»r» *■1« «*n1 at * .•*• 1' HI    •«»'' HiV «tul Xt4 «,n*«**i*«ttr»* »«m* 4*l* „u...”    ,, I„ar..lp «ml . balhmt Pfrmi.iv*It i-iirt.s I- luriui. Ji    :    SECTION.    ..¿.i.'.iui    in    .kmi    .    nv«    b«!ik    dullln«    «n    invert«!    an.i m-e paam« ,....j C^u alivmlwl bv (iwr pnn. | rvvi.-w Salur.lny iiighi at the «aid it »a> the «ixih CiMis«-uii^    m    J    “ V|,    Miw!«*«    ...........J    „    1„    luc    Nam    Sup-    triangular area five mUe, «oulh- announcement of French loaaea in H ,, from li!«.n« «w.mnunK p.K.1 tn Frank Gray .Me- dav on wh.ch Ab.len.an, had u,ed    -;5«    «    ,«    -    ” 5     [    ’    I ’ ? p^rt,^ in(«.try unit, front noarb, e«t of So« Tm. A French colonel lh.«e encounlerr_ C«!^n K.*amo, F..»tland, 1 m«rial_r^rK_more than SO mill.on suHou« ««.v-.......-------- “—^    “ Vote As You Please- —But Above All—Vote! SICTION A Wo»I**«4*4 l*«W» Oil n*4t> S|K>rH SICTION I Comic* $«nn n«w* French Armor Slashes Reds In Biggest Assault in Weeks 4 5 è 7 2 4 T HANOI. Indivhina. July 1« Frt'iich Unum mobile infantry units spearheaded by tanks drove V let-minh tiwps from entrenchments west and northeast of Hanoi today in the bigge.si offensive in weeks against Communist led foives in the FUhI River IVU.H Ten thousand FreiKh and Vietnamese troops, bax'ked by artillery and American-supplied warplanes, sina.sNM Vietminh positions near Luc Nam, 35 miles northeast ol Hanoi, and Son lay. 25 miles vxx'sl of Hanoi. A Fieiuh briefing officer Naul the fighting raged on. with bixth sides suffermg apprex'iable lU.N'l> French forces closevl a pinxvr on rebels dug in aliHig a river bank six miles west ol Luc Nam Supporting infantry unit* from naarby Phu Lang Thuong. 15 miles to the west, rolled across country to join a Luc Nam force which opened the battle yesterday Vietmmh pressure has been building up against French out-po«U in the area around Luc .Nam and Fhu Lang Thuong for the past 10 days. Only yesterday the French rushed a mobile unit to evacuate an 80-man garrison from Camp Derulm. located between the two centers The camp had fought off \ ielininh assauks for four cxmse-cutive nights The oftensive west of Hanoi ran into a hall ul explixling mortar shells from Vieiminh trenches an*i foxholea dotting an inverted triangular area five miles south-eaot of Son Tay. A French colonel leading the four-pronged attack was gravely wounded by a mortar shxd! U S -sui>plied bombers and fighter btxmbers swoopeti low over thn ground fighting at both Son Tay and i.uc Nani, lacing Vietminh fortifications with bomb» and flaming jellied gasoline. Elsx»where in the Delta, it wa» a day of small fights between rebel guerrillas and French patrols, a half dozen da.slies along a road stretching 10 miles west of \’inh Yen in the extreme northwcAit c<»rner of the Delta defense i>eri-meter. lett a score of Vietmiiifi dead sprawlexl in roadsuie ditches and nee paddies There wa.x no announcement of French losaet in these encountera. ;

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