Abilene Reporter News, July 19, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas Partly Cloudy, Hot U EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETtH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL 31 Atneimud fnm (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 19, 1954-SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY w Waco. Brister' in the Cit- ground breaking ceremonies Monday with her grandpar- The 18 Prl the daughter of Mr. and firs. Snyder Man's Trial Passed Al Lubbock LUBBOCK, July 19 Scheduled trial today of John Brent Tarlton Jr, 21, of Snyder, in 99th District Court here was passed until the latter part of August or early Sep- tember. The defendant's attorney, Murray House of Monahans, requested the delay because of another he is handling. Tarlton is charged on a count of assault with intent to_murder mth malice He is accused of beating Sheriff R L. iBogue) Wilkms of Fish County. Tarlton was a member of-a trio which broke out of the Roby Jail last Dec. 15. The trio was rounded up near Sweetwater after a wide- spread manhunt which included air- planes, horsemen and bloodhounds. Other members of the trio were Hu'ey Jack Pitts, 20 and Amos Ben- iiy Bolton, 22, both of Dallas. Boiton tried here last April He drew a one-year prison term A jury decided there was no mal- ice on his part Testimony in Bol- ton's trial revealed that during-the jaQbreak, Sheriff Wflkins was in- jured. D. F. Driver, 74, Roby jail- testified he also was assaulted. Delay in .Tarlton's trial was granted by Judge James G. Den- ton. Abilene Police Cars ToBeEquippedWilh Sawed-off Shotguns All Abilene city police cars are being with sawed-off shotguns, Capt. C. A. Veteto an- nounced Monday. One of the Remington pump shotguns will be placed in each car. Four such guns have already been acquired, and five more are to.be purchased. Two Winchester 30-30 rifles have been secured for the department. Jhese are retained at police head- quarters.; They wiU be-used on manhunts and similar emerges cjes, Capfc Veteto said.' Each policeman carries .a .38 Smith Wesson revolver. Equipment which the depart- ment has, had for some time in- cludes one' tear gas gun and a Thompson sub-machine gun. Both ere kept at the station for emer- gencies. BEGINNING Meek presi- dent of Citizens National Bank, takes his turn at turning a shovel of .earth in groundbreaking activities at the new bank building site Monday morning. Swenson, board member and first cashier of the bank, (left) turned the first shovel full. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) 200 AT CEREMONY Citizens'1st Cashier 1st to Break Ground Charge of Murder Filed hi Death Of Aspermofif Man July 19 County Sheriff Dave Reves said Monday that he bad "filed a mur- der charge in JP court at Stamford against Leroy Adams." Adams fare himself up to Stam- ford police' Sunday after Sonny Aspennont Negro, was shot to death at the Will Whitneld home it West Stamford about 3.30 a.m. Sunday. Liny ,WM dead on arrival at the Stamford Sanitarium and the body was, taken to an Aspermont fu- home. Adams telephoned Stamford po- (boat aim. Sunday and offend to five hunwlf up. He was taken to the Anton jail by Revet, arrest was made bnptiice- man W. R. Plant tad White Shnoa- Irit sfSttnrford. By CLARK POTTS W. G. Swenson, first cashier for Citizens National Bank when it opened in 1902, was the first to urn a shovel full of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremonies for he new 'bank building Monday morning. Bank President Malcolm M. arid other bank'offi- cials gathered on the site of the new Citizens Bank building at 9 a. m. for the ceremony. Heavy earth-moving equipment roared to a start seconds after ftp ceremonial shovelfull of earth had been 'turned. On bartd for the ceremony were' approximately 200 persons, 'one whom was Mrs. J. M. Wagstaff, wife of the-bank's organizer and first president; the late J. M. Wagstaff. Fruits on Caress Site for the 5 million binMing is between North Fourth and North Fifth Sts., fronting Cypress St. Following the invocation by the Rey; Har'ie Woolard, pastor of the First Christian Church, Meek stood hatless in the blazing morn- ing sun to deliver a short address and to introduce the directors of the bank. "It has become necessary for the bank to expand into more modern facilities in order to serve more adequately the demands brcucbt about by Increased but- Meek stated. Representatives of companies awarded contracts for construe- AiV_ i_irtJi__ George L. Dahl, head of Dahl architects and of Dallas" presented a. gold shovel to the bank president to be used in the groundbreaking activities. Eight Siiries High The new bank building, which will be completed in a year if steel is available, will be eight stories high topped with a two-story tow- er. He tower will house air con- ditioning equipment and elevator shafts. The main banking rooms will oc- cupy .the. first and- sec- ond floors of the building. Six floors .will be used for office space. A two-story parking garage- room, -also be included in the new building. ..Rose..Construction Co.-of Abi- lene, was awarded the -general contract for construction of the building. Coined Awarded were awarded to Farwell Co. of Dallas, mechan- ical W. K. Jen- nings Electric Co. of Austin and Abilene, electrical contract. The F. C. Olds Co. of Abilene'are as- sociate-architects. Directors of the bank'are Joe C. Benson, C. M. CaldweU, W. J. Gnssom, H. M. Har- rison, E. L. Harwell. J. C. Hunt cr Jr., Malcolm II. Meek, Gilbert Jfechacek, John B. Ray, Homer H. Um, ad W, P, Wright Peace Called Possible by Deadline CREEK CHANNELING Start of Bond Project Planned Deadman Creek channeling into municipal Lake Fort Phantom will probably be done during this cal- endar year. City Manager Austin P. Hancock said Monday. That's one of the projects' plan- ned under the 16.65 million city bond issues which citizens approved in Saturday's election. The creek diversion for wa- ter supply increase has the No. 1 priority in the City Commis- sion's planning. Hancock predicted that construc- tion will be begun this year on the gates in the Clear Fork pump- ing station dam. This is another water supply project tinder bond issues. It will the city recover more flood water from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, putting it into Lake Fort Phantom ffilL Bond issue projects which Han- cock predicted win be completed dunng 1955 are (1) Both new stations, buflt and equipped, and in operation (2) The 1.5-mUlion gallon capac- ity elevated water -storage tank at South 19th St. and Highland Are. installed _ (3) Survey-of park and play- ground needs made by a firm, of expert planners, and approved by the City Commission and the and Public Recreation Board. (4) The fates IB the Clear Fork pumping station dam. (5) Several of the major water mains, -expects to see but not finished, in 1935 (1) Addition of s million gal- lons to the treated water storage capacity of Filter' Plant. (2) Construction of a new sew- age disposal plant on a new sew- er farm, away from the Lake Fort Phantom Hill watershed (3) Laying of a 39-inch outfall sewer line from the present sew- er farm to the new sewage dis- posal site. First sale of ttw authorized! bonds will probably be held early next year, Hancock said. Tentative plans of the com- mission are to sell the mil- lion issues in a series of sales over a period of years, probably five years. Hancock said he hopes the city will have sold by the end of 1955 the following amounts; Jl million of the (water and sewer) revenue bonds, all of the fire sta- tion bonds, of the street improvement bonds, and of the park and playground bonds. Owners of the presently put- standing worth of city wa- ter and sewer revenue bonds will receive substitutions for an equal sum in revenue refunding bonds This 'is a' technicality, which TOten authorized Saturday The replacement was necessary, as the law requires retirement of all out- standing revenue bonds before a city issues new ones. "We probably won't sell any of our new bonds until we have com Dieted substituting the refunding bonds for the outstanding revenue Hancock said "This should be accomplished in two or three months" First Southwest Co an invest- ment house, is acting as toe city's agent in contacting owners of the outstanding revenue bonds and making the exchanges for refund- ing bonds. v las attorneys, handle paper for the city in connection with last Saturday's bond election. They will contact the Texas attorney gen- eral and secure his approval for the issuance of the various bonds which voters authorized. Abilenians Saturday approved the following bond issues Water- works, 25 million, sanitary sew- ers, million, street improve- ments, million; fire stations, parks and playgrounds, HERE'S ONE SURE WAY TO STOP WATERINGS HALTOM CITY, Tex. officials solved the water shortage easily yesterday. They simply shut off the water. The cutoff was ordered when citizens were found watering their lawns despite an ordinance prohibiting it The city was without water froni 1 to 4 p.m. "It's going to be unpopular." said Mayor Virgil Good- man. "But if that's what it takes, we're going to do it." Heat Bullets Top Killers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Beat and gunfire, apt traffic, be- came the worst Biters during the weekend in Texas, with, four and possibly 10 deaths blamed on high temperatures The Texas violent death toll mounted to 23 Only three reported deaths were blamed on traffic, usually the worst killer Eight persons were shot to death. Four persons succumbed direct ly to the beat, and there were USDA Drought Aid Uncertain WASHINGTON Agricul tun Department'was reported to- -be to That klnd'of 'a drought relief-program to put in effect in more than a score of counties in Central Texas Bep'Poage after con ference with government officials said no action has yet been taken but the department is willing to help make hay available at re- duced prices to ranchers Under this program the govern ment would pay half the freight costs up to a maximum of a ton to get hay shipped into dis- tressed areas. ACCUSED AS RED McCarthy Orders Worker Removed From Hearings WASHINGTON W Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis! began public hear- ings today on bis repeated charges f 130-odd subversives in defense lants and ran into a stormy clash with a man named as one of them-, t wound up with McCarthy's hav- ing the. man removed from the earings room. Yelling about informers and stool igeons, .Charles Wojchowski was auled out by a Capitol policeman cting on McCarthy's orders. Wojchowski had been identified as a Red by James W. Glatis of Joston, who testified he himself ad joined the Communist party as an FBI undercover man. McCarthy interrupted Glatis' tes- imony to inquire if Wojchowski Fere in the room. A short, stocky oung man in grey slacks and dark grey jacket came forward. The enator asked if he would like to sworn in as a witness so he could affirm or deny whether be was a Red, 3-Day Wafer Usage Way Over Last Year Abilenians used four times as mch water on each of the past iree days as they did oh the same ates last year. One reason-was given by City Water Supt. Curtis C. Harlin Jr; During this period in 19S3 Abilene ot some rains. None of the past three days' usages equaled the all-time high or: a single day. Sunday, the consumption wai gallons, compared to for the lime date last ear. Saturday, wage compared to the same ay in .1953. Friday, Abilene used lallohs, compared to gal- ons that date of last year. All-time Men for a single, day's w in Abilene is ns. That WM recorded Wedwg- Wojchowski shouted: "I'd like to know what the charges are, who the accusers are. I'd like to have time to prepare." He said a telegram practically convicting him had been sent to his employer and bad just about cost him his job. "I don't know who the stool pigeons and'informers Woj- chowski said. McCarthy said, "You are not go- ing to come here and call an FBI agent a stool pigeon." the senator said, "re- move this man." He said :Wojchowski would have a chance to come back later and testify. Details .Glatis .didn't .go' into details about Wojchowski except to say he is a Communist party member and works for Allis Chalmers in Boston. Glatis also said be knew Yates C. Holmes and Edwin Garfield and had attended parry meetings with them. McCarthy said these two also work for Allis Chalmers in Boston and have seat word they will appear before .his investiga- tions subcommittee tomorrow. Francis P: Carr, chief of stafl of the'subcommittee, said the Allis Chalmers plant has done secret de- fense work in the past, but be doesn't know whether it is nan- dung- classified (secret) defense contracts How. Today's hearing was the first directed at what McCarthy said are 130-odd individuals who ap- parently are members nf the Com- munist party and work in defense plants. He said be used the word "apparently" because "acme mar be' FBI agents." Jttael by MsMK McCarthy sUrted the hearing off as a one-man quorum. Later Sen. Mundt (R-SD) came in and took a spot by McCarthy's side. Mundt said Wojchmnki's "riot- ous activity" bad "en old aroma to the was under Communist discipline. Be suggested Allis Chshners tied tod M Un away from any access to defense work or persons familiar with tt. McCarthy said there is a "ser- ious question" whether Allis Chal- mers has the right to fire anyone who refused to say whether lie is or is not a Communist but be hoped the company would follow the example of General Electric, which, he ousted em- ployes who have refused to testify on grounds of possible self-incrira- ination. It was the first hearing at which McCarthy has presided since March 17 when his public pursuit of .Communists was .shoved aside for the McCarthy-Army bearings. Soon after .the clash with Woj- chowski, McCarthy recessed the hearings until tomorrow. When McCarthy adjourned the bearing, he said he had run out of "friendly" witnesses and had been unable to get the Senate's permission to continue the meeting. Any Senate committee meeting without permission while the Sen- ate is in session automatically loses its right to enforce subpoenas, or to punish for contempt of Con- gress or perjury. six of persons who had sought relief from the heat wave Some of the latest reported deaths- A 87-year-old Longview Negro, Will Smith, shot himself to death Sunday morning after fatally wounding a Negro woman, Willie Mae Smith. An unidentified man was shot to death at a dance at a pnvate home west of Conroe Saturday night Officers searched for a man who fled. Sonny Larry, Aspennont, Tex Negro, was shot to death Sunday in a west Stamford home Another Aspermoal man was jailed at An son Four members of a Houston family Saturday when their skiff was swamped by squally winds in Gtlveston Bay Dead C. i Onko MO, Frank, 11, and the boy' grandmother, Mrs Sarah Maybin The sole survivor of the ill fated outing was a daughter, Barbar Victoria Caruso, 12, who was res cued by two fishermen. Bill Vacek, 30, East Bernard drowned after the chartered fish ing boat, the Pearl Louise, sank 12 miles off Freeport Saturday Sixteen other persons were res cued by a shrimp boat two Hours after the charier boat went down Waury Lockndge, 61, Caddo, Okla, was found shot to death in a parked car at roadside park four miles east of Honiara Saturday. A suicide verdict was returned. Mrs. Hazel E. Crumholt. SI, Baton Rouge, La., was killed Sat urday is an auto accident five miles east of Terrell, Tex. Mac Wade Brown, S. son of Mr. and Mrs. L.-E. Brown, Turner- town, drowned Saturday while swimming in pood near Wright ity. Mrs. Betty fonder, Longview, killed about midnight Saturday ut a it-car collision seven miles west of Longview. Her husband, Earl Milton Ponder, 31, and A. D. Davis Jr., 31, Tyler, the driver of be other car, were critically in- ured. THE WEATHER VS. BEFAX1MEN2 OF COXXmOt wunn BCTKMT ABQJCNE AND to urt- Ir jfeoOr cMtbwt lot TMM0. BKk both iUjI war Ut. LOT lifK a. KOKTH rENTRAI. TEXAS: to tarty cloudy ud hot tub xlcrnoo, to- win few WEST TEXAS: TutU (Mr art Ml MtoU ml TxMlT MUt KttuntiMiMn ai lIMJaitmi- soy. r. K. M Ot la in WHAT'S NEWS ON NSIDE PAGES FHA profits from FHA mortgages hovt betn Did Jhe persons, involved commit a crime? Page 2-A. HtW doctor believes thgt husbondl who inors simply txfrtaifig their for their mates, but most wives disagree. Page LANDMARK 48-year, old Abilene houst is being razed to permit church expansion. 1-B. No Trouble Expected by Westerner GENEVA high Western source said tonight a cease-fire) agreement on the Indochina war is almost certain to be reached before French Premier Pierre Mendes Praice's deadline of Tues- day midnight. This source, woo declined to be identified by name but who is well informed on the course of the long, difficult negotiations for peace, said the momentum of Mendes- France's drive for peace was car- rying the movement along The informant conceded some details remain to be ironed out and that the peace drive could "hit a snag But it was obvious this was not expected. The informant said it Is unlikely bat a peace agreement will be signed before tomorrow. Apparent- y no definite hour has been set Mehdes-France was confident tonself as he met reporters briefly today when his deadline for achiev- ing peace was little more than 24 tours away. The French premier, who said a month ago he would quit if be could not bring peace to Indochina by midnight July 20, spoke to re- porters as !w came out of a 2 hours 17 minute meeting with U S. Undersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith Earlier today a British spokes- man said Mendes France had "a chance, that's all" to make his Another Western official said he wouldn't even bet on the proposi- tion The top Communist delegates here kept to themselves- One high conference source-said Mendes France had pushed away one obstacle to peace in a tentative long debated question of the International Commission to police the armistice This source said the French and the Commu- nists seem to have settled the com- position of the commission with Canada, India, and Poland as the members There would be last minute changes, it was empha- sized. >rivale Holdings )f Atomic Energy Debated in Senate WASHINGTON sen- tors attacked and defended'today proposal that private firms be uthorized to produce power from tomic energy. The proposal is included in leg- slation to revise the 1946 Atomic Energy Act. The bill also would permit sharing some atomic se- rets with this country's allies and make other changes in the law. Sen. Knowland (R-Cahf) said Iter meeting of GOP congres- 'anal leaders at toe White House K hoped voting on the measure could be started today, but no ma- pr vote was in sight as the Senate swung into its fifth day of debate. CIO President Walter Heuther meantime urged the Senate to de- eat the measure, saying in ment that its passage would cause U.S. public "an incalculable PARENTS OF ROSCOE MAN 1st Wife, Then Tom Died; Married for 80 Years WHITNEY, Tex. II! "Uncle Tom" Rose, 101, is dead of old age just a litUe over a year after lis wife's death ended what'was believed to be the longest marriage n the'United States. Uncle Tom died yesterday in the same little near Whiting where he and Aunt Easter had ved 56 years. When she died on June f, 1M3, the couple bad'beea married H They were believed then to lave been married longer than any ving couple in the United States. Funeral amnfnieats for Rose are incomplete. When tlncle Tom and Aunt Eas- ter celebrated tbet nth wedding anniversary in 1MI, they repledfed their marriage TOWS to a ceremony iu a halLabore a store in tWs ifftfc town. Harry 8. dm ldem, ant a Wefrso oi CMC fntalattoM awl-haadrtds rf Uncle Tom would have been 102 next. Sunday. Both he and Aunt Easter were bom in Tennessee. Mrs. Rose, the former Easter Harboo, was born in Hardin County, Tenn., and they were married there on Jan. 1873. They moved in 1877 in a covered wagon to the land where they later built tne house in which they lived together SI years. They bad nine chOareo, 42 grand- children, M great grandchildren and U great-great crandcmMren -IIS direct descendants. The duldrw are H. E. and W. T. Rote of Wbitney; a M. Bow Morgan, Tex.; C. F. Rose of Rot- CM, Tex.; D. D. FMtl OUa.; Mn. J. W, Put, TM.; Mrm. T. BtsAtS el Wkk- Xn. nmr Jwfc ;