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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas / FAIR, HOT Che Chilene toorter EVENING FINAL 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. A$MociMed Prat (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1077954 —EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c BIG MAJORITY France OKs Overhaul ol Its Economy Senators Beat Down PARIS t^The French National Assembly today approved by a , massive majority Premier Pierre j Mendes-France’s economic and fi-1 nancial recovery program. The deputies not only gave Men-1 des-France a new vote of confi- i dence but also accorded him large special powers to deal with France’s financial situation until March 31, 1955. It was another victory for the premier who was given the premiership almost two months ago on Move to Prop Grains School Budget Hike Voted; Board Praises Savings Supt. A. E. Wells’ recommend- PRINCESS IN LOVE AGAIN?—This picture of Princess Margaret and Colin Tennant, who is reported to be Mar* caret’s “constant companion.” is the latest available of couple. It was taken at a London charity ball. Princess Margaret spent the weekend as the guest of Tennant's parents in their Innerleithen. Scotland, home.__ KNOWLAND THREATENS Senate to Stay Till Atomic Bill Passes a three-fold program of reaching ¡    52.3 million school budget was a truce in Indochina, working out ¡ approved Monday night by the a compromise on EDC and giving | Abilene School Board. France's economy a thorough | Trustees praised administrators going over.    j    for keeping expenditures for the Beds Deserl Him    !    year just ending below the amount The unofficial tally gave the vote : budgeted for a.s 362 to 90. The Communists, who putgo for the    school j had previously supported .Mendes- is estimated at $1,910.052.04 com France, voted against him today. Pfred with the $1.998.844 appropri-But he pickrf W the ™tes 0, rnany ; previously hostile members of the :    „,ai„i^„ance expenditures for the year beginning Sept. 1, 1954. WASHINGTON - Sen Knowl-and <R-CaUf' said today the Senate will stay in session—no matter how long it takes—to approve a compromise version of President Kisenhower's new atomic energy blueprint. The two-week senate debate re-fiuired before the bill was passed originally was the major factor in Snyder Polio Toll Now 11 wrecking congressional leaders’ hopes ot adjourning July 31. Tliey are aiming now for this Saturday. The House passed by voice vote late yesterday a compromise version 'iH the bill designed to spur the entrance of private industry into the field of peaceful atomic power, and to permit sharing of such nuclear secrets with U. S allies Adjournment Walts Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, told newsmen he will not offer any adjournraent-recesii resolution until after the measure worked out by a Senate-House conference committee, i.s passed. “The bill is going to be passed,” he said. “The Senate has verted Popular Republican Movement. A truce in Indochina has been achieved. Mendes-France, in asking the vote of confidence on his financial program, told the assembly reforms must be launched to awake a nation he described as “enveloped in a big sleep, dreaming of the past and having nightmares fUled with fear about the future.” Checks Amendments He sought the confidence vote to strike down a host of amend- ^ ments deputies wanted to tack on ' his economic proposals.    ; Mendes-France said the government must step in to aid marginal enterprises and reconvert them to profitable production. He said that France has been able to keep going since World War II only because of aid from the United States and that this help cannot be expected to be permanent. It sets up total expenses of $2,-309,156.10. That is $310,312.10 more than was budgeted for the year now closing. To City Commission Only other action necessary to ’make the new budget official is approval by the City Commission. The school board and the commission will hold a joint meeting to discuss it. Elmdale district was told by Abilene School Board Monday night to give definite assurance of seeking a permanent solution to JIMINY! CRICKET BRINGS BARED FANGS FROM MOTHER D.ALLAS (AP)—A cricket hopped at a 4-year-old tot last night. She ended up with tooth cuts in her scalp. Helen Marie Karas was walking down a street near Union Terminal with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill A cricket jumped at Helen. Frightened, she jumped Mrs. Karas, stooping to pick up the child, tripped and fell on top of her daughter, accidentally puncturing the child’s head with her teeth. After stitches at a hospital, the Karas family sumed its journey to Tulsa._ ■- Another Snyder polio patient was admitted to Hendrick Memor- _____ ____ _______ iai Hospital Tuesday to bring the j ^ ^ favor of it and the confer- is,,-, gom* .0 b, r. here Two other new patients were |    jecttni    I    don’t    know    how    much also admiUkXt.    !    talk there    will be on it    Rut we are John Thomas ?’innerly, 30.    of    going    to    stay    here    until    it is Snyder is the latest case and    tbe j    •• 40-Y>ar lie ease* third reiHirled from that city within the past week At last count. Snyder has had 11 polio patients this year. One httle girl was admitted to Batten field Hospital there Saiurda\ Rotiert T English. West Texas representative for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, had said Sutuniay that mass in CKulation with gamma globulin might l>ecome necessary if another rase were reported "within a day or two ’’ 66 Million Gallons Of Water Caught WITHOUT REDS U. s. to Go Ahead With Ike's A-Pool the problem of Elmdale’s high school and Negro pupils. Local trustees made that move a condition for accepting the Elmdale students for the 1954-55 term. The Elmdale school goes only through junior high. It has no high school. It doesn’t have a Negro school at any level. Consequently, the Abilene system has taken *all the Negro pupils and the high schoolers year after year. $100 Under Minimum 0. J. Johnson, president of the Elmdale School Board, told Abilene trustees Monday night his district has been paying a total of about $600 per year to Abilene for taking the pupils. Local board members said hat, even counting the state s aid, this lacks about $100 per student of covering Abilene's expense in educating Elmdale children. Supt. Wells estimated 90 Elm-dalFf* pupils attended local schools in the 1953-54 session. He said 100 would attend in the coming year if accepted again. .Nfter counting the Elmdale and state money contributed, the net cost to Abilene for 90 Elmdale pupils would be $9,000; for 100 Elmdale pupils. $10,000, the local board figured. Two methods are open to Elmdale to provide adequate financing of its students, Wells said. These (i) Vote consolidation with .Abilene district <or some other) and accept taxable valuation» and rates comparable to the Ike Backers Seek Final Farm Action Week end rain added 66,667,000 gallons of water to the city’s Lake Fort Phantom Hill via the Clear Fork pumps. WASHINGTON .fw-Secrelary did not name the district Prettiest of Indian maiden’s—Mary Louise Defender, 23, a Sioux from Fort Yates, N. D., was named Miss Indian America at the All-American Indian Day Celebration at Sheridan. Wyo. She is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 133 pounds. of benefits. He countries. The president set out his proposal an address Dec. 8 before the Uhe county. in State Dulles said today    the United States, preparing to go    ahead with 2    u    ' President Eisenhower's    atoms-for- That was announced Tuesday    by    ;    _ anv case,    has asked ; I niied Nations Carroll Waggoner, assistant city t    whether    its    turndown of the water superintendent    ;    jg    final. Waggoner said one of the three    ^    news    conference    n\ent    mit    the    olans Major provisions of the com- pumps ran 124 hours Monday, an-    ^^Iks    with    Russia’s    f"'* ■om,se .ncludo ih.-s..:    other    104 hour, and anchor n.ne    moICov, along o frefe a Sou* asl As,a which it joins. (2) Become    an independent school district »■"'«by it codd    HIGHWAY set its own valuations and levies. Valuations Low At present Elmdale is a common school district. As such, iu tax rate and valuations are set by On other subjects. Dulles: 1. Said he hopes an announce- promise 1. The Atomic Energy Commission may grant 40year renewable licfiises for private concerns to build and ojH'rate atomic facilities B. A. Hays. Elmdale principal, said: "Our valuations are so low that, even with lOO per cent , ,    '    collection    of taxes, we’d have only may be forthcoming later    jocal    tax    to    buy    erasers, mi the plans    gy^h supplies.” Johnson reported; “We went to Cops Turn Cowboy, Round Up Cattle WASHINGTON Supporters of the administration farm proposals continued their victory drive in the Senate today by killing mandatory supports for feed grains and soybeans. They beat down 54-33 a substitute amendment offered by Sens. Young (R-ND) and Humphrey (I> Minn* calling for mandatory supports at 75 to 90 per cent of parity on oats, rye, barley, grain sorghums and soybeans. Sens. Aiken <R-Vt) and Anderson (D-NM) opposed this. They said controls over planting and marketing of these crops would be required if supports were mandatory. (Hiays Counter-Move Then the Senate approved 52-29 a proposal by Aiken, Anderson and others to knock from the Senate bill a provision tieing mandatory supports for the four small grains to support levels for corn. It had been sponsored by Young, Humphrey and others who favored extending rigid 90 per cent on basic crops, cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts. Today's first vote came after more than two hours of angry debate in which campaign pledges of President Eisenhower to farmers and actions by Secretary of Agriculture Benson were sharply criticized and defended. Doesu’i Trust Benson Sen. Humphrey told the Senate that he does not trust Benson. The administration, winner on two major price support issues yesterday, pushed for final senate ; action on the controversial farm i legislation. Yesterday’s victories were adoption of thè flexible support principle for major crops in a range between 824 afid 90 per cent of Three city policemen turned > parity, and approval of language cowboy Tuesday.    I    allowing Benson to continue dairy started about 10 a m    per    cent. It all Andrew Baker of Box 603. Merkel. was taking four Herefoi^s to the Abilene Livestock Commission. hours. The last pump was shut off formal notes, show very fun-i a,eainst Communism.    ^    the    Abilene    city    »ax    omce    mm    Treadaway at 8 30 pm. Mondav,    afrilAntM    differences in the .Amer-j^'as a possibility one of the    uo    an exanmle of how con |    braked    his    car.    the    four *    damental dutenn .. i. . »v ' inmho Powers” might join.    »i-Auid    «ffect    our    taxes.    _    and Tho pumps Bit flood waters from ¡ran .'.mi Busst.an approach to    "kins its    name thf fiear Fork of the BraJos River , pr„Weni.    _    ^    I    ^    meeting    in    Colombo.    Cev- Ion. includes. India. Ceylon, Bur- eem-ritmy Civilian Dower re-i»n*o    Phantom    Hill    Wa-j‘    ,\t    present.    Dulles said, the U.S search lacililte.- and med.cal'pur-. >ft caught Monday came ^ -Snvernment is activ^^    Indonesia    and    Pakistan. i Clear Fork from Mulberry Lreek.j^^t. prospect of beginning laiKs ai ^xist’s The government alone may own raw materials and the AEC is aulhonzeti to guarantee a fixed price for seven years for plutoni- Howe\er he was out of townt um. the source of A bombs, gen-Tuesday aiid could not l»e reached j crated as byproduct of atomic Waggoner said.    i    an early stage with other countries Water consumption in Abilene i which might join the plan both to Monday totaled 10.913,000 gallons. | contribute materials and share the for comment His secretary here said .she doubted if it would bt'-tome necessary, though. .All previous Snyder ca.^es have been children under 12. About 1.000 tes of GG ha\e already In'en given to well over 100 Snyder {hhi-pie, English said Saturday. Finnerty is suffering from spinal polio hut 1.« not paralyztxt, his doctor said He was "doing all right Tuesday morning. Other new cases are Brucc Edward Larance, 6. son ol Mr and Mr.s B E Larance of Stamford, and Glynn Venoy Neal, 10. sun of Mr. and Mrs. H V. Neal oi Fisher County near Trent. Bruce Edward is suffering from non paralylic poho. his diKtor said. No report was received on the lit tie Neal boy. l>ower. 2, ExcIumvc 17 year patents, renewable for the same jn'ruxl. may be granted on developments when the owner swears they were not conceived or worktHi out vvhile he wa,s operating under government au.spicc.s Palent-Sharers Preferred 3 The AEC would Iw rtxjuired. j for five years, to give preference. I in granting liceigses to manufacture commercial atomic equip j ment to concerns w hich agreed to I share patents for a fee The AEC ! would hav e authority to require this for licenses to manufacture research equipment, .A court, ujvon finding a patent being u.^ed to further a monojKily. could order that it be sfiarcd with all qualified applicants REPORT DUE MONDAY 9 Sites Offered for Sale As Site for Fairgrounds 2 Descrioed t« situation In South \ iet Nam as nearly chaotic but said he had no information vhich suggested the Communists might try to seize power from the non Red regime, 3 Said Japan’s worsening financial picture is a grave problem but that it may be possible to solidation would affect our    mitied    in the trailer, and On a 150-acre farm the toxes ^    ^pjHing    cat tie onto the    highway. Then came    the officers. Patrol men John Bostick and Lynn Win we would be exactly double, if merged with the Abilene district " Milton AntiUey. secretary of the Elmdale board, asked whether Elmdale could continue using its present plant if it consolidated with Abilene. Wells assured him the local board would guarantee that. Both Must .Approve ters were in squad cars, and Jack Brownlow* on the three-wheeled motorcycle. They herded three of the cows easily up North Tread-awav to the stock yards. But the fourth cow gave them « chase. She IH out along the Abilene trustees made ¡1 clear to 5 railroad tracks east into the ho- the v'.silina delegation that they Abilene Chamber of Commerce! site for the proposed agricultural Manager Joe Cooley finds himself i and UvesliKk center should con-in sort of a land rush these days, j tact Cooley, he said. He has the job of Uxiking over j So far. offers have come in for and retwting on nine different; two sites east of town, four south. relieve this somewhat by opeming' aren’t sure they wish consolidation up new trade markets to the Ja/ aiH'se and selling surplus Amen- See SCHtH)L, Pg. 3-A. Col. t sites that have Iveen offered for the county fairgrounds And more seem to be coming in each day. Coolev has to look them over personally and make a report m each to the County Commissioners Court Monday, Anyone interested in selling a one north, and two west Cooley s not so sure if one ap plicant was serious or not. He offered 100 acres to the county—for a fee. then added this note: ‘ This offer holds giHvd until we get a two-inch ram on said premises.” Robber Coes Home, Quits BORGKH. Tex .? Bobby Joe Hiiic. one ol three men diarged in tlie $22.ikk) rubbery of an Erick. Okla . bank. surtcndcriHl to Ikvrgcr police last night and save them $4.800 of the loot Kuie said he had traveUni by a' lomobile. trcight tram and air plane to California and the north-v«i esiern states and hack home after the roblH'ry July 29 He arrived in Borgcr from Pueblo Colo., idwut 6 p in. yesterday ■ T’ve come home to give my-ivelf up.” Rine told his mother. Mrs. Jock Rine. who lives three miles from Borger Charged with Ruw m the roR bery are James Holland and James Spangler Holland and Spangler were at-rested in California alioul a week ago . The FBI said ¥iey admiHeti their part in the bank robbery. After arriving home, Rine went with his parents to the Borger l»o lice station and gave himself up about 11 pm. Rine. 24, told Jack Porter of the Borger Ncws-Hcrald he knew he wa» on tha wrong track even be lort he joined Holland and bprang- - Vouihit,l.l,., ,n,oi,i,mk,lu.KarmmNalio9;.i    «.w    jabout It,too hour. Rine    said    that as the three    men ¡at    a motel, then got the Owner he picked up    the i to    drive them to a small town Hiue said he ami the ether    gun.    which    apparent    30 miles west of Roy There Hol- Bank of Eruk The three split up in Los Angeles, he said. can farm prvxiucts to them at cut-late prices. He said, however, ne ^ did not think it would be necessary to resume direct financial aid to the Japanese. 4 Said lie was hopeful Cmttmu nist China would agree to free American fliers a»'d civilians still in Red custody. The United States IS actively pursuing this problem through British diplomats in Peipmg. 5. Declared American support for Prince Wan of Thailand for the post of president of the forthcoming fall session erf the U N • General Assembly. Dulles said former Dutch Foreign Minister Eelco van Kleffens would make an excellent president but that the United States would vtrte for Wan I'ecause he has >hown top ability in handling Far Eastern problem« which mav dominate the assem Mv's meeting WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES bo jungles before she was cornered m a fenced pasture. All officers followed in cars and the motorcycle, attempting to herd her north. Parity is a computed price intended to be fair to farmers in terms of the price of things they buy. 'The Senate made these decisions during a session of more than 10 hours yesterday: A'^e For Benson 1. A 49-44 vote in favor of flexible farm price supports between 824 and 90 per cent of parity on cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts for next year. This is the same compromise voted by the house in what President Eisenhower termed a satisfactory victory. The President had recommended originally flexible supports ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity, a legal standard said to give a farm product a fair price in relation to growers* cOvSts. 2. A 49-43 vote that would give They '"•^^ioined by a coupk    Agriculture Benson of unmounted cowboys from the .    continue price sup- oi    to    commue    price    sup- ;s.o,-k>-4rd..ho»ere^pulled^o»^    on    such    dairy    prod-act,    as NO RIVINGI Gangster Rtoqer Toyhv won't seek revenge tor his years in prison on foKed kianop-ing. Poge 7-A. POF'S PARADI—Fathers of Abi- len© will porode for emergerKY polio funds. Poge 10-A TREASURE CHEST? — Brossiere mokers see a treasure chest for themselves in r*ew Pans fashion*. Page 7-B. men had planiuni the robbery alKHit a week in advance. He said he went to Erick about a week bciore the robbery, relumed to his home in this Tex4as Panhandle cily and deckled to pull the job. Ume said the three entered the bank shortly betöre 3 p m. July 29, He said Holland carried a machine gun and Spangler a .4.5 caliber automatic pistol. Rine said he earned a brown pat^r bag. “They walkni in first.” Hine said, “and lined jveople up against the wall- I took the money out of the drawers Red < Holland) asktnl the banker if that was all. At first ' I the banker said it was Then Red land bought a car and they drove 74 Absentee Baltots Cast or Mailed Out Heat Due to Make Comeback Here Motor Lines Plans Main Office Here Plans to move its headquarters lo Abilene and to construct an office building to house it were con-firmed today by Merchants Fast Motor Lines. Inc. Gene Whitehead of San Angelo, i h had fallen out of his Ih'U.    ,    .    ,    %    , :    “I    didn’t want anyone to    get'    to Los Angeles,    by way of Las hurt.” he said    Yegas. Nev. “I    had all the money m    one j    “We went to a    gambling hail m pat>er    sack    and    the    cigar    box    as ^ Las Vegas    where Holland lo.st ^ we    left    the    bank,”    he    .said.    | quite a bit    of nKmey.” Rii.e said. i p,ghtt^n    persons had already “U    tmvk us about an hour    and .    “I ganit'd at the dice table    cast    absentee    ballots in the Aug | a half to drive back to the Cana-1 atxvut two hours and lost about Dt'mocralic runoff election at! dum River, where we ditched the $66.”    , iux>n Tuesday in the Taylor Coun- j car    We waiktHi about two miles:    In CalUornia.    he said, they    (y    clerk’s    office where we had hidden another threw three of the bank s marktrtl, addition. Mrs. Chester Hut- money bags and two guns in the cheson. county clerk, had mailed ivean, then    separated. Rine bviught | out 56    ballots to other    prostvective a car and    headtxi for San Fran-j\pters    who    i*^ucsted    them. This near Canadian. Tex    | cisco    makes    a    total    of 74    ballots so    far. From there, he said,    they drov.    ,    ’    When I left    San Francisco and;    in orvier to vote    abscntetx    a to Rov, NM. where Iheir ear caught the plane. I wasn’t trying'• \oier who knows he will not be to run away," he said. "I was tiw -; able to cast his balUrt the day of ing to get hack, but I guess 1 was the election needs only to write taking the long way back "    ? to the county clerk asking for an , Rine said he wanttni to get back : absentee balloi, sending his 1953 or Heat IS due back. Sunday showers cvxded tlie area    «nmnanv    said    the „round .Abdenn M.n,day. ^u. ’ Angelo to Abileite will be made i Labor Day week end. Sept. 4, Until the new office building can weatherman predicted a Tuesday of the lOO-degree or better temperatures of last week No ram is in sight, the Weather Bureau reported. THE WEATHER to car. Rine said the trio split the $22.-tk)0 in equal Ihiixls at Lake Marvin, CBILKNK vxn MCIMTY K«ur »nd hfl« lo,B>.Kht »nd W<^tn«-sa4k>    after- iKvi.« temi»er»iunf* «ear u»0 degi-ee*. l.flw Tfleeday T»y[W 75 dejree* XOHTM CKNTRVl TKX VS -- Clear Ifl parily ekHtdv and *arm th» »ClePBoo«, U*« .<iht and Wedneflilaj wv>'T TKXVS I'anb climdy a»d warm wuh %4>deb s.auered UiuBder»lH'w- KVST and .SOITH CKXTHVL TKX V» Clear to varlb olouiiv and warm TKMPEtt VT\ RKS burneti out While they were walking down the highway. Rine said, the city marshal picked them up said something else and the bank- took them to a cafe where j or went in back and got a cigar box full of money. “When Red went into Uie vault he handed me the machine gun. I saw Uie postmaster com» m. I thev ate breakfast. Rine said they to his home without trouble .‘md |hì11 tax receipt with the request had their guns in a suitcase at that time. The marshal took their names but w ain't suspicious of them. give himself up because he knew •’my folks were worried and I wantevi to be where I knew peo-ple.” Qualifieit voters also may ca.st absentee ballots in a voting box in the county clerk's office by showing their poU tax receipts. \U>B P M St S3 S3 <43 n (Ut w . St Tue» 1 10 i \i i » 4 » 3 .V* 5 Vfl 7 X> S » 1 tP » II » u » .V V 77 7» T5 73 73 *5 SO 91 m «d tflvf trm}>rr*turfl« h»r 34 mátú »t « » • m *n<S ■Î5 Btrpmeirr r**din* M 13 *0 P-n'- * «• Rfllstn« «rauidity a* 11 3» p m. »h. lie built, the operation will be eon-iluctexi from quarters in the Con-lan Tractor Co. building. 601 Walnut St All the general offices of the company will tv moved eventually. involving a total of 35 to 40 employes and families, Whitehead said. In the September move. 20 employes will Iv involved. These will include some clerical staff members and all of the accounting office A new ottice buiidiiig. 80 by 130 feet, will be built on the company’s property on U S 80 east of .\bilene In Februarv of this year. Merchants completed a big building there housing its terminal and shops The tract consists of I abiiui eight and a half acres. Work on the building will start as soon as plans can be drawn and bids secured. Type of    con- siruciiiMi and approximatt    cost have not been decided. “The move is being made because .Abilene is the hub of our operation.” Whitehead explained. “All our routes come through Abilene.” Merchants is one of the biggest motor freight systems in Texas. Whitehead said the company has about 600 employes, of which 70 work in the Abilene terminal and shops. The firm’s fleet consists of about 500 vehicles including trucks, tractors and trailers. Merchants operates from Dallas and Fort Worth west to El Faso; from Houston and San Antonio north to Wichita Falls and Lubbock: from Waco and San Angelo in various directions, and in all intermediate points between all those cities On Jan. 1, 1954 Merchants con solidated with Johnson Transport Co. of Dallas. About four years ago Meix'hants absorbed A. and W. .Motor Lines, operating from Abilene to Wichita Falls. The firm was started In Fort Worth 28 years ago. Whitehead has been president since 1945. He said he will eventually mov® li Abilene. He is married and hai one son. 3. The Abilene terminal and shot art managed by Jeil iNtgh. ;