Abilene Reporter News, August 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT /Wift ^Mme jRejportermdjTwhg'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronVOL. LXXIV.’nO. 53 A$$ociated Prat (AP) ABILENE, TE^AS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« Ex-Roysfon Man Gives Up In Bank Theft BOHGER, Tex., Aug. 10 (iff—The third Borger man charged in a daring $22,000 Erick. Okla.. bank robbery surrendered here late last night and meekly handed over to officers $4,800 of the loot. 'T’ve come home to give myself up,” 24-year-old Bobby Joe Rine told his mother, Mrs. Jack Rine, as he returned from a two-week dodging-the-law flight to California and the Northwest. Rine is a native of Royston in Fisher County. Two Borger companions, James Earl Spangler, 23, and James Darrell Holland, 2.'>, were arrested last Tuesday in California. They are en route to Oklahoma to face federal bank robbery charges in the July 29 holdup. Held at Stinnett Rine was held in the Hutchinson County jail at Stinnett, awaiting a tT.S. marshal to take him to Oklahoma City. Rine told Jack Porter of the Borger News-Herald he knew he was on the wrong track even before he joined Holland and Spangler in robbing the Farmers National Bank of Erick. He said he and his companions entered the bank shortly before 3 p.m. He said Holland carried a machine gun and Spangler a ,45 caliber automatic pistol. He said he carried only a brown paper bag. “They walked in first,” Rine said, “and lined people up against the wall. I took the money out of the drawers. Red (Holland) asked the banker if that was all. At first the banker said it was. Then Red said something else and the banker V ent in the back and got a cigar box full of money. Handed Him Gun “When Red went into the vault he handed me the machine gun. I .saw the postmaster come in. I saw his gun in his belt and told him to lay down.” Rine said that as the trio ran from the bank he grabbed up the postmaster’s gun, which apparently had fallen out of his belt. didn’t want anyone to get hurt,” he said. He said he had all of the loot in the paper sack and the cigar box. The $4,800 Rine surrendered to officers brought to $10,800 the amount of loot recovered. The FBI found about $6,000 after the capture of Spangler and Holland. “It took us about an hour and a half to drive back to the Cana- See BANK, Pg. 12-A, Col. $ Hol Weather Back To Stay for Spell Hot weather roared back into Abilene with a blast Tuesday after temperatures were cooled by Sunday’s half-inch of ram. And the Weather Bureau forecast calls for continued hot weather for August during Wednesday and Thursday, with the mercury expected to hover around the 100-degree mark both days. Tuesday’s high was 101 with a low reading of 74, Radar at Municipal Airport Weather Bureau spotted scattered showers around Sterling City and Childress Tuesday afternoon and a thundershower was reported in the Midland area. But the weather man said no rain is in sight for Abilene. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Oil .................. 3 Wemtn's news........4,    S Radio 4 TV...........» Saort..........10,    11 SECTION B Iditerialt.............. 2 Comics ........   4 Clossifitd ods ........ S,    4 Barm 4 Morkots........ 7 Wins Flexible Plan for Surpluses Senate Okays Sliding Scale TO C-CITY TODAY Yarborough Lashes Printing Contracts YOUR KEY, SIR — Capt. Cleveland I. Cobb, Jr., commanding officer of Abilene’s 87th Special Infantry Company, Marine Corps Reserves, receives the “key to summer training” upon his unit’s arrival in San Diego, Calif., to begin two weeks of summer training. Thirty three Abilene reservists comprise the unit. (Official Marine Corps Photo.)    _ Ex-Judge Named Giilahan Attorney By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-Newf Staff Writer BAIRD, Aug. 10.—¡.-eonard B. Lewis, 60, former Callahan County judge and county attorney, has been appointed to fill out the unexpired term of the late Felix Mitchell as county attorney. Mitchell died Aug. 2 of a heart attack after he had serxed as county attorney for 22 years. Lewis will probably be placed on the ballot for the post in the general election, according to commissioners. Lewis was county judge for two terms from 1936 to 1940. Previously he served as county attorney from 1928 to 1932. The late Felix Mitchell once was a law partner with Lewis and B. F. Russell, now of Dallas. Mitchel’ then made his residence at Cross Plains. Judge Lewis agreed to take the place because he lives here and there was no other available lawyer for the post. Callahan County has only five attorneys. Judge I.«wis was born in Martin Mills. Wayne County. Tenn.. Nov. 1, 1893, and attended schools in Tennessee. In the fall of 1910 he moved with his parents to Hill County, Texas. While there he took a correspondence school course in law. “I borrowed all the law books I could and studied nights and during spare time,” Lewis said. “I farmed and worked in a lumberyard.” He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and practiced until he “started west.” He visited numerous West Texas towns, including Cisco, and decided that Baird looked like the place he wanted to live in. “I didn’t know but two persons in Baird when I came here,” he remarked. “But I liked Baird and soon formed the acquaintance of many.” Soon thereafter the law firm of Russell, Lewis and Mitchell was formed, Lewis set a pattern back in 1939 when county judge for liquor control. At the time Baird was “beer wet.” He and his commissioners put a ban on any outer-fringe taverns or places where beer was to be sold. Before he would put his okay on a beer permit, the licen.see must cwifine his place of operation to a zone on Main Street. In doing that, he concentrated any rowdyism where the few Callahan County peace officers could control it. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ralph Yarborough said Tuesday night state printing contracts had been awarded a publishing company “of which Allan Shivers was one of the three original incorporators and stockholders.” Three state officials defended awarding the contracts to the company. One, Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd, said Shivers has not been a stockholder/* director or officer in it since becoming governor. Shivers and Yarborough meet Aug. 28 in a runoff election for the democratic nomination for governor. In the past, the nomination has been tantamount to election, Yarborough made his statement ahout the state printing contracts in a radio speech prepared for delivery over a Lubbock station at 8:30 p.m. The statement by the three state officials—Shepperd and board of control members C.F. McAuliff and R.C. Lanning—was issued by Shivers’ Austin headquarters. Shivers Tuesday campaigned in Texas’ bigger cities—Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston—while Yarborough made a swing through the Panhandle and South Plains. Yarborough said in his prepared radio speech that files of the board of control in Austin, which handles state printing matters, “reveal stacks of printing contracts awarded to this printing company since my opponent became governor.” He said he referred to the Times Publishing Co, of Mission. He said there was a constitutional prohibition against any officer or member of any state department being interested In state printing contracts. The two board of control members said the Times Publishing Co. had been awarded 1.1 per cent of the state’s printing business last year on a low bid totaling $27,450. Shepperd said the firm’s bids were the lowest of a responsible firm and that it was mandatory for the board of control to award it the busine.ss. He said he had investigated the transaction and “there was nothing wrong with it.” In Dallas, Shivers made a bid for the farm and ranch vote in a statewide radio broadcast. He said “outside interests” are opposing his re-election and are not concerned with helping farmers solve their problem. In Fort Worth, he devoted most of his speech to an attack on Northern labor leaders. Yarborough spoke at Dalhart, Pampa, Amarillo, Hereford and Lubbock. At Dalhart, he said: “I will veto a general sales tax on the backs of the Texas people. I will fight for a constitutional natural gas pipeline tax to finance my program.” Shivers Wednesday will be in Houston and a speech at a Port Arthur rally Wednesday night will be broadcast over the state. Yarborough will make a statewide broadcast from Lubbock at 6 a.m. Wednesday and then go to j Brownfield, Lamesa, Big Spring. Colorado City, Post, and Odessa. Yarborough called off appearances at Hereford and Amarillo Tuesday. Motor trouble of the airplane in which he is traveling delayed him at Dalhart. Pholo Aids ArresI in $190,000 Bank Thefi by Lone Bandit JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 10 UP^—A rogue’s gallery picture that had been posted only 24 hours led the FBI today to a bank robber who fled with $190,000 in cash almost a year ago. Edward J. Powers, special agent in charge of the Miami FBI office, identified the bandit as George Patrick McKinney, 27, arrested on a California burglary charge and then identified as the lone man who held up a Floral Park, H. Y., bank last August and escaped with a fortune. The cash haul was described as one of the biggest ever made by a lone bank bandit. What happened to the money is not yet known. DEDICATE UNDERPASS Top Rood, Rail Officials To Sweetwater Saturday SWEETWATER. .Aug. 11—Official dedication of the $1,000,000 plus Lamar Street underpass will be held here Saturday. The program will start at 10:30 a m. with a band concert followed with the main program at noon. Thornton to Talk 15. H. Thornton, Jr.. cahirman of the Texas Highway Commission, will be principal speaker. Sweetwater Mayor Don Smith will preside. Barbecue lunch will be served following the program. A capacity crowd is expected to be on hand with invitations being sent to about 350 top officials of the Texas Highway Department and Commission and key railroad personnel of the Texas 4 Pacific and Santa Fe. Construction w'ork on the underpass was started about a year ago after several years of planning by city, state and railroad officials. Cost of the project was borne by the Texas Highway Department, City of Sweetwater and the two railroads. Texas & Pacific and Santa Fe. Austin Bridge Company of Austin was contractor for the job. The Lamar Street underpass is located on State Highway 70 just oni^ block south of U. S. Highway 80.1 ' Lamar St. Widened In connection with the new underpass. Lamar Street has been widened and repaved from the underpass to th« city limi^—a dis- KenI Commissioners Meel Re-Scheduled JAYTON. Aug. 10 (RNS) - A special session of the Kent County Commissioners Court will be held in Jayton at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting previously had been called at 10 a.m. Wednesday. County Judge John H. Montgomery said Tuesday that the meeting would be delayed a few hours so that commissioners would have time to receive notification of the special calling. The commissioners court met Monday in the new county seat at tance of 24 blocks. This niakes j    xhere was no quorum as HERBERT HOOVER , . honored on birthday WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 CAP)—President Eisenhower ,, won flexible authority to tackle the vast farm surplus prob-i lem tonight as the Senate passed the farm ^»11 calling for 1 a sliding scale of price supports ranging from 82 1-2 to 90 per cent of parity.    .    . The vote on the omnibus agricultural measure containing the new price support provisions was 62-28. The measure now goes back to the House, with a S^-ate-House conference committee expected to reach a speedy compromise on differences between the two chambers. No Differences However, there were no differences between the two bodies on the kev issue of giving the President flexible powers to varv price sunports on the so-called basic crops. Both voted for a scale of' 82 1-2 to 90 next year instead of the present mandatory props of 90 per cent of parity. This did not give Eisenhower and Scretary of Agriculture Benson all the leeway they asked— their original proposal was for a 1 range of 75 to 90. But administration men expressed jubilation that the principle of flexibility was established after a hectic battle. Another Victory The administration argues that ¡the way to tackle the problem i which has piled up large surpluses in government hands is to reduce price floors when crops are large, in order to spur consumption, and 'CONTRIBUTED TO ENSLAVEMENT* Hooyer, on 80th Birthdoy, Soys U.S. Policy Aided Reds WEST BRANCH. Iowa. Aug. 10 {jpi — Former President Herbert Hoover said today that presidential “misuse of power” during the 20-year tenure of the Democrats assisted the Soviets, damaged the United States, and contributed to the enslavement of millions. These unrestrained presidential actions, he said, have resulted in shrinking of human freedom over the whole world. Hoover made the statement in a speech delivered during ceremonies marking his 80th birthday. He came home for the event, back to West Branch, which now has a population of 769. Its chief feature is the gleaming white, two-room cottage where Hoover was born Aug. 10, 1874. Thousands Attend On a gentle knoll, not far from where he spoke, lie the graves of his parents and paternal grandparents. Thousands of lowans crowded into the tiny village, gathering on the 28 acres of lawn that now surround the Hoover cottage. Two hours before Hoover was scheduled to speak. Chief David Herrick of the Iowa Highway Patrol, estimated the crowd at from 10,0(X) to 12,000. The weather was sunny. A persistent breeze rippled the oceans of green corn stretching away on every side. Hoover came from California. At the end of the journey, he went directly to the cemetery, and stood beside the graves of his father, who was the village blacksmith, and his mother, a Quaker school teacher. His two sons, grandson, and great-grandson were with him today. Dedicated School Next be dedicated an elementary school—the 31st in the nation to bear his name. And then entered the little cottage where he was bom. It is filled with furniture he knew as a child, his own high THE WEATHER chair, a rope-springs bed. a beau-»rose to speak. Much of what he tifully built wooden cabinet that his father made. There was picnic lunch of fried chicken, potato .salad and pie in a shelter and tent erected by the Boy Scouts. In the ceremonies that followed, Hoover received an honorary degree in law, heard himself praised in speeches by Gov. William S. Beardsley and other prominent lowans, and in a message sent by President Eisenhower. This said in part: “Few men in our coun-tr>’s history have been privileged to serve the nation in so many important capacities as have you, and certainly none has done so with greater brilliance and devotion.” Finally, the former president said was a review of the 20 years between the end of his administration in 1932, and the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He said the separate powers and functions of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government had been “confused, corroded, and weakened during the 20 years before this administration.”    ■ During the last war, he said, “we witnessed a special encroachment of the executive upon the legislative branch. This has been through a new type of commitment of the United States to other nations.” DELEGATION AMAZED Malenkov Dines With British, Picks Flowers MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (AP)—Soviet Premier Malenkov held lengthy consultations tonight with former British Prime Minister Clement Attiee and left-wing Laborite Aneurin Bevan over a dinner table and agreed to continue the talks at the British Embassy tomorrow. Malenkov’s visit to dine tomorrow with British Ambassador Sir William Hayter and all members of Attlee’s Labor party delegation will mark the first time the Soviet premier has had dinner in a Western Embassy. Malenkov gave his unprecedented party for the Laborite delegation just two hours after they arrived in Moscow in a Soviet military plane on their way to a three-week visit to China. The party was held at the famed old country house “Mozhaisk,” where Russia’s great writer Maxim Gorky lived and died. The party mood, one of greatest affability, was tonped after dinner when Malenkov took Dr. Edith Summersklll out into the garden and personally picked her a bouquet of flox and gladioli while the amazed delegation watched._ to rai.se them in times of scarcity, to encourage production. Before tonights’ final vote, backers of the Eisenhower program hung up another in a series of preliminary victories that have characterized the struggle in the last few days. The administration victory came on a 54-33 vote which defeated a proposal offered by Senators Young (R-ND) and Humphrey (D-Minn) to require government price supports of 75 to 90 per cent of parity on soybeans, oats, rye, barley and grain sorghums. Parity is a computed price calculated to give a farmer a fair price in relation to his costs. In another important decision today, the Senate by voice vote decided to remove nearly 100.000 wheat producers in 20 states (not including Texas) from the designated “commercial wheat area” where rigid crop controls apply. Sen. Young offered the proposal, saying that under it these growers c(mld grow and harvest wheat without restrictions. In the debate on soybeans and the feed grains. Sen. Humphrey said he was moving to require support prices on them because he did not trust Secretary of Agriculture Benson to use his discretionary power of support. Humphrey said of Benson: “He is determined to lower prices and agricultural income.” Chairman Aiken (R-Vt) of the Agriculture Committee charged there has been a propaganda cany» paign against the Eisenhower-Ben-son program “to arouse farmers to fighting pitch.” The a(lministration program scored two notable victories last night, winning Senate approval of a flexible system of price supports or. basic crops, ranging from 82»a to 90 per cent of parity, and authority for Benson to continue price supports on dairy products at the reduced level of 75 per cent of parity. Gov. Cherry Losing Arkansas Runoff LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Aug. 10 (fl —Orval Faubus of Huntsville tonight jumped into a 7,300-vote lead oxer Gov. Francis Cherry, on the basis of incomplete and unofficial returns from today’s Arkansas Democratic primary runoff for governor. With 97,771 votes reported from 870 of the state’s 2.306 boxes, Fou-bus had 52.534; Cherry 45.237. Mendes-Fronce Given Voles of Confidence PARIS, Aug. 10 ID—The French National Assembly gave Premier Pierre Mendes - France two rousing votes of confidence on major issues today. One approved his sweeping economic plans and th« other granted him a postponement of debate on Tunisia and Morocco. Lamar a 52 foot wide thorough fare. The new underpass includes bridges carrying 11 railroad tracks on the overpass portion, plus vehicular traffic on First Street and Avenue A. l,amar Street runs through the underpass.    j Many improvements have been made and are still in the process, of construction on Highway 70 from the underpass north towards Roby and Rotan. The first segment of Highway 70 from Sweetwater to the merging of Highways 53 and 70, about 12 miles south of Sweetwater, will own meeting at the old courthouse three commissioners held their in Clairemont. Jayton and Clairemont are disputing over the legal location of the courthouse. HASKELL. Aug. 10-A suit filed Tuesday in 39th District Court here Yarborough to Speok Thursday in Coleman COLEMAN. Aug. 10 iRNS)— Ralph Yarborough, candidate for governor in the Democratic primary runoff, is scheduled to speak in Coleman Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Yarborough will fly to Coleman for his talk, which will be made be awarded about the middle of I near the courthouse square in August.    ’    downtown Coleman. V. s. DEPABTMF..VT OP COMMERCg WKATHEB Bl'REAlI ABILEN'E AND VICINITY — Pjurtly rloucty, continued warn Wednesday and Thursday. Low temperature Thuraday night 75. Htfh both days near 100. NORTH CE.NTRAL TEXAS — Clear to pertly cloudy and warm Wedneaday and Thuraday.    .  ____ ..._____________ .    ____ .‘s; a.sk, that the Lake Stamford dam Widely scattered thunderahowere, mostly tn Panhandle. South Plains and west of Peooe Valley. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEX-AS — Clear to partly cloudy and warm WednsKlay and Thuraday: a few iaolat-ed thunderrtiower» near tha ooaat. TEMPEBATUBKS Tuee. A. M.    Tuee.-P    M. 77      1:30    . N  •« 70 ............ J:30       ..    *7 7» ............ 3:30       to 7$ .....•....... 4:30      »9 75 ............ 5:30      100 75 ............ 6:3«      09 «0 ............ 7:30      05 OS ............ 0:30      00 00 ............ 0:3«      06 91 ............ 10:30       — 05 ............ 11:3«      — 96 ............ U:30      — High and tow temperatures for 14 hour* ended at 6:.tO p.m.: 101 and 74. Suit Filed to Remove Lake Stamford Dam os Nuisance This project is expected to cost about $900,000. Supporters are makuig plant for a brief reception. be abated as a nuisance and that land now covered by the lake be restored to the same conditiwi as before it was flooded. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wood of Howard County, plaintiffs in the suit, also seek recovery of $154,-035 damages from the City of Stamford and West Texas Utilities Co.. defendants. The suit was filed in tlie name of Mabel Jean Wood, joined by her husband, because the land is her separate estate. Attorneys for ar«^ Dallas High nnd iw*^temperatur«» wim« dnu Scarborough of Abilene and Royce u»r year: 106 »nd 77.—    -------- Adklns of Haskell. attorney of the 39th Judicial District. Th« suit alleges that their land 106 and 77. SuuMt luA Bight 7:20 pm Sunrtoa today 6:00 a.m. Sunaat toalght 7:20 p.m. Baromctar readtaig at 0:10 p.m. »10-RaUUvo huaatdtg» at 0:» pm. 30«. was appropriated for the lake without due process of law. in violation of the fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States which prohibits the taking of private property for public use without adequate consideration. Centract ChaUenged Mr. and Mrs. Wood’s petition declares that a contract between West Texas Utilities Co. and the City of Stamford for impounding water is void. This is alleged on the ground that half of the water impounded is for West Texas Utilities, but that the law gives the City of Stamford priority for the water of Paint Creek to the amount of 60,WX) acre feet per annum, but that it does not authorize West Texas Utilities to bnpound water on the same footing with the City of Stamford, The plaintiffs assert that tlie portion of their property taken for the lake was through the middle of their ranch and that l.lOl.n acres have been flooded. They set the reasonable cash market value of the land at $77 per acre. The suit also alleges scvwence damages of 135 per acre on the remaining 1.700 acres of their ranch because of th# small amount of land left on each side of the flooded area. The plaintiffs have asked the court to abate (me-hatf of the dam as a nuisance on the ground that the impounding of the water is illegal and, if the defendants are unable to pay for the land, that the entire dam b« abated as a nuisance. ;

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