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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas Portly Cloudy, Hot I- A WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 48 Aaodated Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PHICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc T-H injunction Considered For Atomic Plant WASHINGTON liB-The White House today was reported consid- ering applying for an 80-day court injunction under the Taft-Hartley Law to ban a threatened new strike of key atomic workers. Should they so decide, federal at- torneys couid seek the court order almost at once because they clear- ed legal preliminaries for the same case last month. Government efforts to spur a wage settlement in the four-month- old dispute involving CIO workers at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Padu- cah, Ky., collapsed last night. Chief government mediator Whit- ley P. McCoy said, "there's no so what's the use of further He said it appears that President Eisenhosv- er would have to consider ordering the Justice Department to obtain a strike-banning court order. Famed Dionne Quint Dies NORTH BAY, Ont. Dionne. one of the famous quin- tuplets died at noon today in St. Agathe, Quebec. Word of the 20-year-old quintup- let's sudden passing was given out late this afternoon by the girl's distraught father, Oliva Dionne. Death was attributed to a stroke, he said. Emilie had not been seriously fll and the seizure came without warning, he added. The other sis- ters, the father said, were deeply shocked by the news. SHY AS HE MEETS NEW or- phan "GI baby" from Japan sits shyly on father's knee as he meets his Forrest D. upon rorival at International Airport in Los Angeles.'The boy has spent most of his life in a Catholic infants' home in Yokohama. The Lindseys adopted him sight unseen. The boy, of Japanese-American parentage, will be named Gilbert John Lindsey. Standing are David, left, 6, and Rickey, 8. In the foreground are Barby, 5, and Susan, 17 months. Mrs. Lindsey holds Rosemarie, 5 months. City-School Separation Discussion Set Aug. 17 School separation and the 1954-55 school budget will be discussed Aug. 17 at p.m. City Commission and the School Board tentatively set that date Fri- a'av for a joint meeting in City Hall. The session on the budget was suggested by Schools Supt, A. E. Wells. Mayor C. E. Gatlin the recommendation that the question of separating the schools from the city government also be discussed. Wells said he has given the trus- tees copies of his recommended budget for the coming year. The board members are .studying it. He said that after they approve a budget, the trustees would like to meet with the commission to talk about it. Both Mist Ratify Approval of school budgets is re- quired by both the trustees and the commission. The matter of separating the schools from the city is a topic which has Iain dormant many months. Yet both the commission and the school board have been conscious that a crisis on the ques- tion was approaching. Separation would require an amendment of the City Charter by public vote. The City Charter limits the school <ax rate to cents on the valuation. The City Commis- Mercury Nils 103 Degrees Abilenians were blistered again Thursday as the high temperature hit 103 degrees. And a forecast by the Weather Bureau calls for the mercury to hover near the tOO-degree mark again Friday and Saturday. No rain is In sight for Abilene or surrounding area, although the Midland area received a trace Thursday evening. The showers reported in the far West Texas area, at Midland and El Paso, are slowly moving east- ward and the weatherman said the precipitation may reach the Abi- lene area within three or four days. A five-day forecast by the Dal- las Weather Bureau for the pe- riod of Aug. 6-H calls for mod- erate to locally heavy' precipita- tion in widely scattered thunder- showers in West Texas. Rrfdar ulso spotted light show- ers Thursday in an area about !0 miles northwest of Colorado City io Midland vicinity to about 50 miles east of Lubbock. But this rain hid vanished Friday morn- inn. Thursday's high temperature WM thi hottest recorded since .Inly M UN high was 107 sion is already levying for tfcat purpose. As long as the present school tax limit exists, the Texas attor- ney general has notified Abilene he won't authorize the issuance of any further school bonds. More Bondf Needed Sapid growth of scholastic popu- lation leads the school board to realize that additional school bonds will be required in the not- distant future. If the schools were separated from the city government, the trustees could set a tax rate suf- ficiently high to carry more bonds. Under state law. "extended municipal school districts." Abi- lene's type, can't levy a tax rate sufficient to permit more Abi- lene school bonds. The boundaries of the Abilene school district extend beyond those of the city itself, and yet the dis- trict is under city control. Contracts were let Friday morn- ing for constructing a 12-classroom addition to Bonham Elementary School. McGuire Construction Co. got the general contract for 744, the low bid. Webb Plumbing and Heating Co. was given the plumbing and heating contract for S13.196, the lowest offer. Gal- braith Electric Co. was awarded the electrical contract at the best offer made. Can't Hit Parked Car Commissioners also: (1) Adopted on final reading an ordinance making it illegal for a driver to strike with his car any legally parked vehicle, and mak- ing it illegal to enter forward a single parallel parking space while another vehicle is trying to back in. (2) Annexed to the city part of Section 2 and all of Section 3. Oakwood Addition. This extends from North Third to North Sixth St. and is west of North Mocking- bird Lane. Employment Up 50.000 From June ON SOUTH FIRST ST. Parking Bon Fight Put Off for Month Further delay in the no-parking rule for South First St. was an- nounced Friday morning. City Atty. Alex Bickley gave the report to the City Commission. He said a hearing originally set this Saturday on an injunction suit filed by property owners has been postponed. It will be reset for about mid-September, he stated. At Judge J. R. Black's request, an outside judge will be brought here to hold the hearing in Black's 42nd District Court, Bickley said. The hearing will concern both a temporary restraining order and a petition for permanent injunction, the city attorney added. Dallas Scarborough, Abilene law- yer, has filed the injunction suit on behalf of South Side property owners and businessmen. The commission recently adopt- ed an ordinance outlawing all parking on South First St. This was done at the request of the Texas, Highway Department as a Snyder's 6th Polio Victim Serious; 66 Shots for Family Snyder's sixth polio victim since July 1 was admitted to Hendrick Memorial-Hospital Thursday in serious condition. Eddie Brown, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Berdette Brown of Sny- der was placed in an iron lung Friday morning because of a weakening of the respiratory mus- cles, his doctor said. He does not have bulbar polio, he added. Eddie's brothers and sisters will receive shots of gamma globulin, the doctor said. They are being ar- ranged lor in Snyder. At present, there are six Snyder children in Hendrick's polio ward. All of them have been admitted since July 1. In all, eight patients from Snyder have been admitted this year. Other Snyder children in the hos- pital are Fred James Wilkinson, 2, Lillie Mae Sneed, 6, Glenda Fae Langley, 5, Michael Beckham, S, and Lois Elizabeth Pinkerton, S. Hendrick has 15 patients in its polio ward at present, two of them in an iron lung. It has had 40 cases since January. condition for the state's widening South First St. as part of a U. S. 80 project. Highway officials main- tain the no-parking rule is neces- sary to provide the nuirber of moving-traffic lanes needed. Originally, the parking ban was to go into effect July 1. Scarbor- ough persuaded the commission to delay it until Aug. 2. Last Satur- day he filed the injunction suit and received a temporary restraining order. The Texas Highway Commission has sent the City Commission a formal proposal for the street- widening project. It has given the city until Oct. I, 1954, to accept the terms. Unless the city accepts by then, the offer from the state will be withdrawn. Among the requirements made by the state are the elimination of parking on South First St., and the provision by the city of the right-of-way- City Commissionen agreed Fri- day that they must settle the no- parking controversy before accept- ing or rejecting the state's offer. Mayor C. E. GatUn said Texas 4 Pacific Railway officials will lunch with the City Commission here Aug. 13 and discuss right-of- way. Doctors Oppose Substitute For Charity Clinic No substitute use of the in charity outpatient clinic bonds will be made at present by the City Commission. That decision resulted Friday morning when the commission was told the medical profession op- poses switching the funds to a pub- lic health building. Dr. C. E. Adams. Abiler.e phy- sician, attended the meeting as spokesman for the Taylor-Jones Medical Society. "The doctors would be reluctant for this money to be used for any purpose other than a charity clin- Dr. Adams declared. Federal Funds Available The commission had asked the medical society for an opinion on whether to spend the on a public health building. Funds in Ian equal amount are available I from the federal government to EMERGENCY? Missing Iron Lung Due In Abilene After Year Somebody's imagination must been working overtime. Thursday an Associated Press story datelincd Bottineau, N. D., reported that an iron lung was being shipped from there to Abi- lene for an emergency call. The emergency call: A query from the Abilene office of the National Foundation for Jn- fantile Paralysis asking what had happened to the lung. Mike Hyrc, regional .representa- tive for the Foundation, had re- ceived word three weeks before that the lung was being shipped to Abilene overland. When he heard nothing about it. the "emergency call" wont out.' Actually, the lung belongs to Hendrick Memorial Hospital here. Frequently hospitals the lift-flying lo othort durlnf ipidwUci. All an registered with the Foundation. The one in question was loaned (o the North Dakota hospital more than a year ago and then "lost." Somehow, transfer papers on the equipment were misplaced. A check with the New York office of the Foundation finally located the lung. New York sent Bottinemi a request to send it lo Abilene by track and Hyre a memo that it was coming. But when Hyre didn't hear any- thing from it.... Anyway, it's due to arrive in Abilene Sunday. And it may turn out to be more of an emergency call than intend- ed. Two of the hospitals' three lungs are in now, an attendant (here reported. The third is in need oi repairs and belnf held back for Kjrtt nM. match the city's for constructing the latter structure. The building would house the Abilene-Taylor County Health Unit. When the bonds were voted in 1950. the city hoped the county would also allot for the charity outpatient clinic. The coua- ty has never agreed to do so. Therefore, recently the City Com- mission has toyed with the idea of using the bond money for the public health building instead of the clinic. Adams said Friday the need for the charity outpatient clinic is crit- ical. Under 6-Monthi Residence "People who have lived here less than six months are desper- ate for medical Adams as- serted. "The county won't spend any money on that group. "The doctors and the hospitals are carrying the load which the community should be carryins." Adams stated that the medical society isn't in position to say which political subdivision should foot the bill. He was sure public funds should do it Among the critically ill needy persons whom the doctors and hospitals have had to provide for without any help, Adams listed a cancer patient and a diabetic. Mayor C. E. Gatlin pointed out that Ins in city bend money wouldn't begin to build a clinic or staff it. Adams agreed, saying that Abilene has grown tremend- ously in recent jreirn. Adams reported the doctors still art willing to staff the charity IW ROCTOH. ?g. KA. Cut. r. Kefauver, Clement Win In Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn. IS Sen. Estes KefauveY kept his position as a presidential possibility yesterday as he and Gov. Frank Clement won assured re-election by crushing majorities in Tennessee's Demo- cratic primary. The winner of the Republican senatorial primary was Ray H. Jenkins, the Army-McCarthy hear- ing special counsel who didn't seek the nomination and said he wouldn't run if he got it. The figures from of Ten- nessee's precincts tell the Democratic primary story: Senate: Kefauver Rep. Pat Sutton Governor: Clement For- mer Gov. Gordon Browning 304; Judge Raulston SchoolfieM, 25.031. The election was marked by bloodshed in the west state com- munity of Lexington, where a for- mer Korean prisoner of war, de- feated in his race for sheriff, went on a shooting spree and killed a patrolman and wounded the police chief. Ex-Sergeant James A. Cogburn, the defeated candidate, cut loose with an Army .45 automatic, kill- ing patrolman Arthur Gurley. so. Police Chief Clovis 34. was wounded seriously. Utah Solon Heads Senate Investigation 0! McCarthy Tactics WASHINGTON IB-Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) today was chosen chair- man of the special Senate com- mittee to look into proposals that Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) be cen- sured for alleged conduct unbecom- ing a senator. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) was named vice-chairman of the Sroup, composed of three Repub- licans and three Democrats. Today's meeting still left un- settled the question of just how the committee will go about its assignment In public or private statements, most of the members have indi- cated a general belief the hear- ings should be open to the public but with some reins to avoid a "vaudeville show." They said they did not want a repetition of the televised Mc- Carthy-Army hearings. Watkins told a news conference the committee had decided against any live television or radio cover- age. He said it has not yet been determined whether the press, will allowed to sit In or whether there will be dosed hearings with lattr SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN AND FORBID THEM NOT... Nickels and pennies spilled out on to the counter of the Reporter-News business office. "I want to help the Spann the 4-or-5-year-old New York boy told the girl at the counter. The boy, Michael Wolfe, of Babylon, N.Y., was visiting his maternal grandparents here. His grand- father told him about the fatal shooting of an Abilene policeman, Jimmy Spann, and how Abilene people and their neighbors pitched iri more than to help the widow and her family. The boy wanted to help, he said. He counted out ihs 61 cents and had his mother bring him to the Reporter- News to contribute the money. He did not say who his grandparents are. Both Sides Claim Form Support Win WASHINGTON sides claimed victory today in the hot Senate dispute over high rigid vs. farm price supports. As the Senate launched its third day of debate on farm legislation, GOP Leader Knowland said he still hopes for a vote today on the key issue of price supports. Sen, Young a leader of the forces seeking to continue rigid supports, said: "I think we are going to win have been some switches." Knowland, fighting for the Ei- senhower administration's propos- als for flexible and lower price supports, scoffed at Young's claim. "We have two or three switches, too" Knowland commented. -Enowland, ;added that both sides were anxious to have a vote on the issue. Bridges, a former agricultural teacher and county agent, said the administration program "will stop the senseless raid on the taxpayers Boy, 9, Produces 1 st Cotton at Bellinger BALLINGER, Aug. 6 A 9-year- old lad, Dan Dankworth, produced Ballinger's first bale of cotton for 1954. The bale was ginned about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Bill Moore Gin. Weighing 500 pounds, the bale was ginned from pounds of seed cotton. Young Dankworth grew and gathered the cotton on 24 acres of his parents' farm two miles south of BaUinger. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dankworth. to please a vociferous few." Bridges, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the government already has more than six billion dollars invested in farm surpluses, and that Congress had been asked to boost farm price support funds from a present 8% billion dollars to 10 billions be- fore this session ends. "We can no longer Bridges said. "First, we must stop these wartime price supports which encourage farmers to pro- duce crops that we have no mar- ket for, that the government must buy and then, with taxpayers' money, store away in victory ships or airplane eaten." Train Kills Worker STEPHENVILLE, Aug. 6 (RNS) Oliver Kuukler, 55, a con- struction worker for Texas and Pacific Railway, was killed Fri- day morning near Putnam. Kunkler and a section crew were attempting to remove a motor car from the tracks when he was struck by a train. The body was taken to Cisco. Mr. Kunkler was born near Dub- lin and lived in Erath county most of his life. He moved here from Dublin about a year ago. Surviving him are his wife and two daughters, Anna Kunkler and Daisy Kunkler, all of Stephenville. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS From a story about a big party for Abilene pre-school children to a complete coverage of the Kent County feud about where the courthouse should Reporter-News will be filled with articles of interest to many people. From Frank Grimes' editorials to the capers in the comic section, from Earle Walker's City Hall Beat to the sports department and from oil news to news main- ly for front page to last, Sunday's Re- porter-News is the paper designed to interest West Central Texans the most You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter- News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. Season Drop Missing; Still Under 1953 WASHINGTON govern- ment reported today that employ- ment conditions remained stable In July without a usual seasonal rise in unemployment.' A joint statement by the Com- merce and Labor Departments said July's civilian employment was an increase of 000 from June but less than in July a year ago. Unemployment was virtually un- changed in July at or less than the counted in June. This change is so small it is considered within the margin of statistical error. It was the third straight month that unemployment had held steady, with little change either among adult workers or young job seekers. The report showed a de- cline among workers on nonfarm payrolls, but this was attributed to vacation shutdowns of plants and scattered work stoppages Includ- ing strikes in the rubber and lum- ber industries. This figure of fewer per- sons on nonfarm payrolls was a labor department calculation. The commerce department's census bu- reau, on the other hand, figured that nonagricultural employment increased by The Labor Department attempts to arrive at a figure of those ac- tually at wort The Census Bu- reau counts as employed persons who -have a job even, though .not at work for some reason such as vacation shutdowns, temporary layoffs or labor strikes. The number of persons out of work for 15 weeks or longer which hit.the one million mark early in the year declined somewhat in June to and Showed no fur- ther change in July. The factory work week averaged 39.4 hours in July, two tenths of an hour lower than in June. The report said the change was aboat the same as usual in past years. This slightly shorter average work week resulted in a drop of 76 cents in the average factory worker's weekly earnings to Gross hourly earnings of factory workers were S1.SO in July, about the same as in June and 3 cents higher than a year earlier. THE WEATHER DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER. BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly ctoudy. continned hoi Ftiday and Saturday. High txxh days near 100. Low Friday 73. XQHTH CENTRAL TEXAS GeaeraUy fair and hot tiiis afternoon, tonisht and Saturday, WEST TEXAS Generally fair east cf Pecos Valley this afternoon, tonijht and Satardar. otherwise partly cloudy widely scawered ifcacderslKiwcis. Jfot so sot in Paahaadle today. TEMPEEATCRES Tfcnrs. P-SL Fri. A.M. SO 101 TS 102 77 ICC............ 73 101 77 100 77 84 S3 90 95 _____ Maximsm temperature for 24 hoars end- ing at a.m.: 103- temperature for 34 hours end- ing at a.ra.: 75. Barometer reading at, 28.09. Relative humidity at p.m. ON AUG. 6 OF 1945 Bells of Hiroshima Toll Hour First A-Bomb Fell HIROSHIMA, Japan W-The bells of Hiroshima tolled today for the awful hour of nine years ago. It was a.m. when the first atomic bomb ever loosed in war- fare burst with frightful fury over Hiroshima. It was a.m. today when massed sirens screamed their pro- test to the memory. Then the church bells of Hiroshima rang out, calling the Japanese of this city to prayer. Mayor Shinio Hamai, who lived through that day, presided as thou- sands of citizens gathered in the center of the city for a memori- al service. He prayed that "there will IM no more war. and no more human beings atomized." He had been lucky on that day. He was three miles away from the center of the blast. Now ai bomb n gone, except for the gnarled skele- ton of steel which was all that was left of Memorial Hall. The rebuilt homes are flimsey and the streets are rutted. But the city seems to be on its feet again, mentally and materially. Only out of the population of S50.000 were here on that day. The rest are newcomers to this commercial town. They don't know. Kiyoichi Tsuchoka. member of the city council, remembers. He was only yards from the blast center and his body is scarred by burns. "I saw the great he re- called. "The next moment I was blown several yards. I staggered back and thought I saw a second heat jet fire to my shirt. I ripped off the burn- ing shirt and ran to my borne. "Tin hcuM wa< wd my wife was crying 'help, from under the debris. I was injured and could not lift the heavy beams and pillars that pinned her down. I looked arund for help. "I saw only dead bodies strewn around. I Ijad to leave my dying wife because fire was spreading. Her voice still rings in my ears." Prof. Kanae Watanabe of Hiro- shima University was also only 000 yards away but escaped with- out a scratch. "I was in the library when the bomb exploded." he said. "Per- haps the books shielded me. I ran into the hall aJtcr the explosion and saw three of my colleagues dead, their skulls split open." Watanabe found his wife and son unharmed in the suburbs, although their'home was knocked down. "I he said, "we are luckiiat.rf all Uw ntucna oi Hire- r1