Abilene Reporter News, August 12, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT 3^0porttr "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron nri^TiHTn JÜ 1 JUll ill u FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 54 BY BIG MARGIN Red Union Substitute Is Defeated WASHINGTON i-T!—The Senate today defeated a move to sidetrack one of the administration’s anticommunist bills—a measure with the averred aim of ridding labor unions of Red influences. It rejected 57-31 a proposal by Sen. Magnuson (D-W'ash) that instead a 12-member commission be set up to study the whole problem and report its findings by Jan. 2. It w’as offered as a sub.^iutute for a bill by Sen. Butler (R-Md> to deny collective bargaining rights to labor unions found bv the Sub-\ersive Activités Control Board to be “Communist infiltrated.” Butler called Magnuson’s proposal a “parliamentary device” to defeat the bill which he said was endorsed bv Atty. Gen. Brownell. Magnuson argued he was proposing the only “practical” approach since the House Judiciary Committee already has shelved a similar Brownell-backed measure. Consequently, he predicted, a Senate version of the same legislation would "get nowhere at all” in the House. Butler told the Senate last night that “the .Mtorney General approves this bill” and Senate Republican leader Knowland of California told newsmen the adminis-t ation is supporting it. The measure is along the lines of a bill Atty. Gen. Brownell had a.sked. providing tor the dissolution of Communist-infiltrated labor unions and business firms, a? part of the administration s anti-communist program. The House Judiciary Committee slielved the mea.sure Brownell re- Assodated Press (AP) 'aRILENE. TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12. 1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c 2 Men Flee Auto, Captured by River BE.U TY WITH BR AINS - Edith Maria Binde. 20. German co-ed w ho will receive a college degree in August after only one year at the Ih of Illinois, poses on the campus during final exam week. She hopes to stay at the university for graduate w’ork in the German department. BENJAMIN. Aug. 12 (RNS) -Lawmen from four counties rounded up and are holding two men who attempted to escape a highway patrolman Thursday morning. Officers are investigzt-ing to see if they are the pair who forced a Cooke County woman to prepare a meal for them Tuesday afternon. -Officers in the Gainesville area have l>een searching for the pair after the woman reported the incident. She told of arriving home with her baby and finding the tw^ men in the house. The were seated. and one had a gun in his lap. Her husband was working in a field about half a mile away, out of sight of the house. Speeding Car Highway Patrolman B. G. Jones of Seymour stopped a car with Ohio tags about six and one-half miles east of Benjamin, in Knox County, around 7;30 a.m. It was speeding. Jones radioed for help, and brought in 11 officers from Haskell. Baylor, King, and Knox Counties. They captured the men about 10 a.m. The men identified themselves as Luther Boulton and Robert J. "Welk, Both are about 35 years old. Although the car had Ohio tags, tag.s for California were found in the car, a late model Cadillac. Papers in the car showed it belonged to a car rental lot in California. At Gun Point The woman who was held at gun point in her home is Mrs Lawrence Sicking, who lives three miles north of Valley View on the Spring Creek Road in Cooke County. She told the Central Texas officers she returned about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the men in the house. After she fixed them a meal, they made her wash the dishes and wipe their fingerprints Recession Over, President Says Living Cost Hike Labeled as 'Tiny' Patrolman Jones took a gun | ffQiy, doors and other objects they from one of the men, and ordered j jpyohed while in the house. them to return to Benjamin. Jones said they attempted escape by turning at the Gilliland Highway. The car was abandoned about a mile further, and the men took to the Wichita River breaks. — Annexation Vote Set by City Friday Limited annexation, the first! .2* Territory extending from the ever attempted here, will be up! present east city limit eastward to * for final action by the City Com- x-P Lane, and from South lUh St. mission Friday morning.    • northward to the Texas & Pacific I The commission has set public; Railroad, hearing and final vote on an ordinance creating a limited merger They left in a car bearing California tags. Mrs. Sicking was warned not to notify officers. She took her baby, and ran to her husband, who was working in the field. Mrs. Sicking described the men as about 23 years old, and about six feet tall, both slender. with dark hair. One had curly hair, and the other straight. Both w’ore sport shirts, and one was wearing khaki trousers, the other ! striped trousers. Mrs. Sicking said she was not harmed by the men. They did not pay for the meal. quested, along with another nieas- to the city of these tracts; lire he propo.sed to let employers I a' An area lying along the north bar susjiec'ted subversives from defense plants in times of emergency. and east sides of Abilene Air Force Base. Electronic Siren Las ANGELES — An «    / 1-    electronic    trigger to set off air raid Pu^cs of hmit«l    bv    radio was announced to- are for planning, zoning, samta-!    j.e____ tion and    by    Howard    Earl    ciWl    defense Ex-Commissioner George Morris Dies George E. Morns, longtime bus-j Incssrran and former city com-, nii.’'Sioner. ditx! at nix>n Thursilay. j r»eath Come to Morric 74. in his: h me at 874 Beech St after a long illne-ss. Morns came to Abilene in 1915; to establish an auto repair shop on North Secowi St. For 26 years, i bus company occupied a brick building at the corner of North , Second and Cedar Sts He also Mas a representative of Conoco Oil Co. for 24 years there. Morris served on the t ity t om-m .'Sion from 1937-1941. He was ap-pointeil while coninii;-Moner to have charge of water, sewer, and fire department, the land depart-nitnt. and the city abattoir. Will Hair of Abilene was mayor In 1943. he suffered a cerebral bemmorrhage. and began a long fight to regain his health. Friends    , said he overtaxed his .strength work in his garage and service (luring World War II. keeping his station He ran once more. 1930, S iop, office and battery service for Place No 4 on the City Com-t re service, front retail service, niissum. but was defeated. B: mg when the w ar took all his    Mason, and a mem- a.w.^istants.    b^r    of    the    Rotary    Club. He had one of the large.st retail battery and re-chargmg bm-inevies in We.^t Texas He said he kept from 60 80 rental batteries and rcchargwl lOO-bTO batteries a week He retired in 1946 from active city taxes will be levied. Residents annexed will have no vote or office-holding power within the city. Northern boundary of the air-base-vicinity tract extends along the .south right-of-way of the TAP Railway westward from the west city limit for about 3.3 miles. The tract runs southward for a depth of two miles. The commission adopted the annexation ordinance on first reading June 18. director of Los .Angeles County. L \ H\RMED — Sharon Yacko. 3, kidnaped from orphanage in North Bergen, N.J., last Saturday, sits on her mother’s lap after being left unharmed on church doorstep early Wednesday. An unknown person rang doorbell of St. Joseph’s Church, then fled. Sharon was broken out with measles when returned.    _____ Atomic Plant Strike Off In Face of Court Orders WASHINGTON CAP)—President Eisenhower declared today that the over-all performance of the American economy since his administration took over “has been better than during any earlier time.”    ^    . “The paramount fact ... is that the recent decline in economic activity has come to a halt/* the President smd at another point in a report on the state of the natioirs economic health at mid-year.    ., • And he listed signs which he said point out bright prospects for the future.    ,    .    ,    , Eisenhower’s survey in this congressional election vear amounted to a replV to Democratic critics who have contended that the Republican administration is breeding unemployment and leading    ' 9 Tax Suits Filed by (ity For $4,289 The City of Abilene Thursday filed in County Court nine delinquent tax suits agakist Abilene firms for $4,289.82 in tax««, penalties and interest. The suits were filed by Dan. T. Sorrells, represeinting the city. Filed on were: Rufus P. and R. T. Spears, doing business as Spears Prmting and Office SuK>iy; $46.32 in pm-ally and interest and £253.% taxes. James W. C^borne and Jolui M. Cook, Jr., d-b-a, Osborne’s Wash- OAK RIDGE. Tenn. Officials reported “business as usual” today Commissioners Friday will con- strike-threatened atomic plants sider giving the architectural con-    g(    Paducah.    Ky. tract to William M. Collier    {-¡q    production    workers,    who    had    ’ build":«    IrNoHhlecS >i-ea.ened ,o strike today at .he ^ GKORC.K E. MORRIS cents an hour from Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co. operator of both Paducah and Oak Ridge plants. Oak Ridge employs about 3 500 CIO productitm hands and Paducah about 1.000. Asst Ativ Gen. Warren E THE WEITHER I *. nuPABTxtrxT or commerce RFSTHKR Bl REAl ABUENE ano VICIMTV Continued («ir and hot ThumlAV and F-W*y High both d»>'» ATiHind 100 degiees    tontfht T5 de*reeji, NORTH CENTRAL TEX XS -- Clear to ck»ud> this sfterwion, ionium ana *^^W^T TEX AS - Clear to jMnrtLv cloudy with »csttertd thundershowers mostly u» and SOI TH CENTRAL TEXAS Clesr to t>«rU.v    ^    ^ Huth snd low iemi»er»iure for « ended si i a m W snd "(S dt^rees. TEMrrRATlRES Thurs A M. sary to the manufacture of hydrogen and atomic weapons. Contract talks first broke off last April 15. The Atomic Energy Labor Relations panel took over and recommended a raise of six wnts The raise was rejected and the | d^iines in our past CIO went on strike and set up j    Eisenhower    report the nation into a depression. Eisenhower noted the criticism in general terms and went on to say that “the recent economic decline, on an over-»ill basis, has been very small.” He also declared; Money Value Same 1. Price increases during the first six months of this year were “tiny” and—if developments such as bargain sales are taken into' account—“we can surely say. without the slightest fear of contradiction, that the value of the people’s money has remained entirely intact.” 2. “The increase in wages—which is one of the principal expressions of the progressiveness of the .American ecoaiomy—has continued.” 3. Unemployment is greater now than during Hie Korean War, but “in recent months has not been    ______________ ____ larger than during compar^le |    ^    .    Penalty    and months in 1949 and 1950. The;    $125,52;    taxes.    $629.54. President added that the rate of j p ^    t.    Hill.    P. H. unemployment “has shown some: jjjy j,.    ^    Landon    H. HiU. do- tendency to diminish of late and business as HiU fc HiU Motor said “this is one of ^ numerous . penalty and interest, $39.47; signs" of economic improvement. :    $318.73. ‘Advertised Decline’    j    g Martin. Houston, Texas. 4. One reason for the criticism j pgggijy    interest $28.09; taxes of the recent record is that “this jjpg jq this rather minor decline has been better advertised than many ma- said picket lines. Super\ Lsory employes    activity    in    the    first    half; injunction issued last night. The ^ gfjgj.    Ridge workers broke off plants produce all of a vital in- j day-long negotiations and called ' gredient for atomic and hydrogen thè strike. kept plants running until a truce agreement was reached. of this year, even though behind that of the year before, “has been Paducah workers had Funeral arrangements for Mr. ^ Morrus are ptmding at the ElliíHt . Funeral Home WXI P M «I ST n m as $* as aa I M I .At S A) 4 5 •'»> C ’ 7 Ü» t .»1 ‘Ì .'It lit .At n w V bombs in this country. Spokesmen for both sides said there were no disturbances as the day shift reported for work and that it was “business as usual” at the atomic plants. The Taft-Harlley injunction was whipped out last nighi by I S. District Judge Robert L. Taylor at nearby Knoxville to bUx'k the hours i Strike* of 4.500 workers ordered for 8 a m. today The move came just hours after President Eisenhower said the goveminent could not permit a work stoppage at the plants for reasWAS of national security. voted Tuesday tcKlay. night to strike antsisSl 58to$2 40. .Ai-L worxer 1^^.^ administration assumed re- - - A. C. Hudson, d-b-a d<xich-Hud-son Lumber Co., 901 HigbiaiKi 1^., penalty and intwest $127.79; taxes $687.65. J. C. Petty, doing business as The Wash Pot, 1125 Butternut St.; penalty and interest, $62.%, taxes. plants la i'l .1. vw— -  ..... J• ers at Oak Ridge, also involved m {.. the demands for more money, have sponsioiiu. ^ The plants produce thu^^ntry’s ;    1    a sail better entire supply of uramunv235. neces- refused the six-cent compromise, be. it follows that over-all per- m ito Til 77 Baronirler rfiKiin»:    i 12 p m. Kfliim^ humidiO al I' n) pm 10 Named for Aug. 25 Draft; 2 3 Others to Gel Physicals Calls of Selective Service 10 reg- lege Dr.; Geral Gene Cathey. 21, isirants for induction and 23 for armed forces physical examina- formance of the American eccHio-my thus far during this administration has been better than during anv earlier time.” Eisenhower said 1952 was the best year before his regune took office.    * Retail sales have been recently I Batista to Seek W. s. Chom, doing bustnesi as W. S. Chorn Garage. 1101 Beech St., penalty and interest, $37.06; taxes. $183,35. T F. Black, d-b-a- Black, 942 North SeccsKl St.; penalty and interest. $39.86. taxes. $250.19. Buck Braddock, d-b-a- Abiliunt Concrete Co., 301 South Fifth St., penalty and interest $108.83, taxes $830 94. of 2m Hickory' St.    '    rising again. Business exp<mdiiures    ^ Dan Scarborough .Abbott. 21. of on capital expansion and    ;    f IJ||a|| PfAfi||A||fV FmerAOtT Pownalir    ofllk-ns    have    been    announced    by    ; 734 Davis Dr ; Donald Eugene ment are continuing at a high rate,    r    I the local piumi'ied last night that: Georgia Singletary, clerk of the Spencer. 21. of 1342 Walnut St.: 1 New construction extracts ^ j H.AVAN.A, Cuba — Fulgendb the workers would be back on the | Taylor - Callahan County draft' Ronnie Jack Stuard. 21. of 802 I’ni-» running well above the level ot a j Ratista, who vaulted back to power job tixiay as another chapter was    i versity Blvd.; Marcus Evan Mul- year ago. added to the four-month-old wage 1 will reiwrt to the board the lings Jr., 21, of 1404 Cedar Crest Butane Explosion Victim Reported In Fair Condition McCarthy Short On Income Tax? dispute.    morning of .Aug. 25, she said. The injunction provides for an |    include; 80-day cooling off peruxi    'sìaìììv    Yates.    24. of 1042 . .    ^. the workers continue on    ; .^„^grillo St.; Harold Roscoe Da-! 21. of 1525 Woodard St ; Earl Ed Dr Billy Charles Cole. 21. of 633 Cypress St.: Don Faiward Hendley. I m a    1952 army    revolt, says he will Inventories have been    reduced    Cuba's presidency Salur- and are now in better adjustment    order to    run for the office in to    current sales. The    financial    ^    November    elections, markets have been displaying j ^ prevented by the consti- and management is barred from holding a Unkoui while negotia lions continue of 1825 South great strength. The level of business and consumer confidence in the economic future is high and Karl Darby. 24. employe at At las Sand Ct- who was badly burn- stances can clear himself by simply paying back taxes plus 6 per cent interest. “If the taxpayer pays up. the revenue service does not make the WASHINGTON t^~The Washiug-tou    Evening Star said Itxlay Inter- n.d    Revenue agent.s. after an 18 ed    Wednesday    about    4    p    m,,    re-■ months investigation, have con- maiiuHi in “fair” condition Thurs-1    St»n McCarthy (R- day morning, a s|X»kesman tor    additional    income    taxes    case    public.    Thus    Sen.    McCarthy’s! Hendrick Memorial Hospital said !    of alwut $25.000    i    federal    tax returns again could i Darby,    son    of    Mr.    and    Mr.^    j    nevvspatx'r said it had escape public Waller R Darby who Use iwar j    revenue service will .some congressional committee!.; .    Manager    Austin    P Gaivs (Ml Routes, rtxeived .second    -    .    .    i    eue.i.    t    iiy vus 24. Station A; Rudy Vallee' mond Weyrick. 21. Williams, 24. of 818 Plum St.; Jack 1 Eighth St.: .Aubry Duane Chr«- -----;St: William Clinton Newton. 22. U9. of 4117 Potomac Ave i Merkel Route 2* Paul Franklin i Called for physicals on Aug. 27 said the program. I McCartv Jr 22* of 1733 North are James Paul Shanks. 21. Clyde, i not detail will help reduce unem- ' 15th St * Clayton bzeU Roberts. 22. ^ Route I. and Robert Samuel Black, ployment and stimulato enterprise tution from seeking election whüt president. .An official announcement yestcr-suixessor at a cabinet meeting day said Batista would nama his Workers. lake Channel Site Chosen Route 4. improving. The President said the economic program being enacted by the pres- ent Congress    “marks a milestone    balurday    .    . constructive    legislation.”    He Batista was elected    president by which he    did    the Council of Ministers in Aprik 1952, a month after he threw out the government ot    Carlos Prin S(X*arras. in and development in all directions. Site for the channel from Dead-¡is s^am couiai^^^^^ Greek into the city’s Lake scrutiny-unle.ss j phantom Hill has been sel-commiltee' ne expKKieii    i    Gh«    lax    investigators    do    not under-j stems partly .eapmg into a pit alxHit    ,    I    Internal    Rev, riMhf ann    McCarthy,    talking    with newsmen I P*>leman And and third degree burns when a bu tane saiid washing and drying ma chine exploded ! dee broke his right arm. Darby, the niathine o;H‘rator, was badly burned on ihe hands, arms, and fave, his dtR'tor saul. The accident happened about 30 miles southwest of Abilene on V S. Highway 277 Darby was brought to Abilene by an unidentifu*d motori.st. Abi-lène Motorcycle Patrolman James E. Seahourn met the auto at North First St, and Mockingbird Lane and escorted it to Hen drick. .siHin present the eudenoe it has were to subixwna them. i gatliereii to McCarthy and give him a chance to explain data that “The tax *agents' confidence in I Hancock announced Thursday He said it IS a few hundred their claim against S(W. McCarthy j    pgml    where headman Creek intersects a farm- lo-market road running along the from the fact that enue Commissioner T. Ginnings Up AUSTIN «/P—Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton ginnings totalled 318,319 through Aug. 5. Agriculture Commissioner John C, While re ported today. This compares with aiS.lSl about this time last year. later, called tlie story and vicious libel” ' There is absolutely no truth in it ” McCarthy said. “There has been no intimation of any Kind by any one that I owe additional taxes ” “The tax agents do not contend that Sen. McCarthy acted with tv aulutent intent.” the story said. * instead, they assert the Wisconsin legislator erriMieoiLsly elasst-fiiHi as nontaxable some of the money he ret'eived and on which he should have paid taxes " Hie ease w as described as covering the tax years 1946 through 19.52 Saying there was no claim of intent to defraiHi, the newspaiwr added “A taxpayer ia thtat^ eircum- Andrews is taking a stern i    of    the    lake. a complete I attitude toward Sen. McCarthy’s lack of detailed records to support his tax returns. ‘ The law states that if Internal Revenue finds that a taxpayer has receipts that are not clearly classifiable as lUMi-taxable. Internal Revenue can rule that the receipt.^ are .siibjt'ct to taxation Location was determined by drilling holes, to examine the ground for rock and other content, W, H Varner Drilling Co.. Abilene. driUeti the holes ol 1062 Willow St.    __ William Rosson. 21. Lawn: John ■    _ Albert Ford. 18. of 1789 North 16th    IMPRESSED?    NO    ONE    KNOWS St    :    “ Those eaUed up for physicals! Aug. 25: Winston Earl Brown. 25. of 1634 College D ; Clarence Woodrow Hobbs. 23, Route 5; Robert Lee Hampton. 24. Box 745. Station A; William Raymond Morris Jr.. 24. ol 1149 Pecan St. Larry Edward Teague, 24. of 1S(H .Amarillo St.; Earle John Anderson m. 2:1. of 1930 North Fifth    ______________________ St.; Eddie Valson Hodges. 22, ^    told    newsmen    he    was    now;    Thousands    of    Londoners,    st^l- 1T33 North Eighth St.    ^    '    uj,employed, broke and interested ing at their lunch hour, thrilled m James Harvey Major. 23. of a69    ThomiKson    36.    of    Lub-lin    getting    a    job    in    the    United    the little plane skimmed over auto College Dr.: Carl Cdenn Wilhue. !    Und p^estrian t^fic on T^er 22. of 758 Merchant St.; Paul Mor-    ^    he    He    and    Miss    Brown    met    as    mem-1 Bridge, then dropped to just altovf Chivalry Lives Again! Texan Flies Under Bridge for Bride LE HAVRE France fc-\ Texas! Thompson declared he made five The American hired the single-niloi safe from the dutches of ’ flight as a “last fling” m the Eu- engine, silver monoplane from th« British law. admitted today he flew nT>ean tour in order to impress Denham Flying Club yesterday ter * light plane through and under j Um B^jwrn    1    just    over    $10. o Thames River brk n in an effort to win But Gene ThonuKson, bock, Tex., didn't say Water from Deadman Creek will ^5 iH>uthern Jr., 22. of 1642 j    %-*ro^an^    d    a    party    of    Texas    Tech    the    water    and    passed    under    London be diverted via the channel into Lake Fort Phantom HiU as ad dilional city water supply. That “This    is    the course    Internal: project has    the No. I    priority Revenue    is    following in    tlw    Me- j among water    improvements plann- Carthy case. It means    that    the: ed under the    bond Issue    approved ’burden    of    proof falls    on    the in July. senator. To avoid the taxes he must prove where he got the disputed money, and he must prove that the money is not subjv'cl to taxation. “This may turn out to be a formidable task for S»'n McCarthy in view of his admittedly sketchy bookkeeping. Varner has also drilled holes to fix UH'ation for an elevated water .rtorage tank near MeMurry College. This is another project of the new bond i.ssue. llaiHHvk said the pun,H>se of the hole-drtiling is to see how much rock the contractors would encounter in excavating. # agreed to marrv him. Her reaction ' students on the European tour, be said, was that he was a little' IXHails of his daredevil flight crazy to hav^ pulled the stiuit Thompson, a former W orW War 11 and Korea flier, gave l-ondoners Enthusiastic Solon Works Wrong Stoto BKl I AH. Wyo- ,4» - State Hep E Keith Thomson got carried,    .    v    - w-. a«av »ilh himself in nampmsnil« «    „ „•slmfnv tor the Repubtiesn nonv t»een the tower» ol !.m«t To»er inohon Lr t ongrrss    !    Bridge, then »woopui* beneath Lon- He wamlered from one hay field don Bridge, to another handing out campaign Bridge. Police traced the plant to ttie literature Fmalh a rancher tipped him off He had cr.vssed the state line ar4 was soliciting votes in South Dakota. were told previously by the London ; club and heard Thompson de-Daily Express.    j scribed as a tall man in a Stetton The Express said Thompson, a' hat with a drawl. 8 foot 3 veteran of the Korean ‘ Thompson’s friend told the Ex-War. left a “confession” of his i press Miss Brown had agreed to feat with a friend. The friend gave marry Gene if he brought ftit the story to the paper after Thomp-. stunt off. The flier’s (^fession He was met by reporters here’son was safely out of the reach of j.said his $10 flight was "cbeito when he arrived aboard the luier British authorities, who fined 61- year-old British Maj. Christopher Draper $30 last year for flying a plane under 15 Thames River bridges. Atlantic en route to the United States from Southampton, He first refused to see newsmen, believing they were police. tlie price of a bride.” The friend said when Brown found out Thompso» liad conquered tlw bridges, aU rtii to say waa “Geel” ;