Abilene Reporter News, August 12, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 12, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas 1 CONTINUED HOT 1-3-5- -JO Sbiltne i "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 54 Xitocuted Preu ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5C, SUNDAY lOe BY BIG MARGIN Red Union Substitute Is Defeated WASHINGTON Senate today defeated a move to sidetrack one of the administration's anti- Communist measure with the averred aim of ridding labor unions of Red influences. U rejected 57-31 a proposal by Sen. Magnuson iD-WasW that in- stead a 12-member commission be set up to study the whole problem and report its findings by Jan. 2. It was offered as a substitute for a bill by Sen. Butler cR-Md> to deny collective bargaining rights to labor unions found by the Sub- versive Activites Control Board to be "Communist infiltrated." Butler.called Magnuson's propo- sal a device" to defeat the bill which he said was endorsed by Atty. Gen. Browneil. Magnuson argued he was pro- posing the only "practical" ap- proach since the House Judiciary Committee already has shelved a similar Brownell-backed measure. Consequently, he predicted, a Senate version of the same legisla- tion would "get nowhere at all" in the House. Butler told the Senate last night that "the Attorney General ap- proves this bill" and Senate Re- publican leader Knowland of Cal- ifornia told newsmen the adminis- tration is supporting it. The measure is along the lines of a bill Atty. Gen. Brownell had asked, providing for the dissolution of Communist-infiltrated labor un- ions and business firms, as part of the administration's anti-com- munist program. The House Judiciary Committee shelved the measure re- quested, along with another meas- ure he proposed to let employers bar suspected subversives from de- fense plants in times of emergency. BEAUTY WITH BRAINS Edith Maria Binde. 20, German co-ed who will receive a college degree in August after only one year at the U. of Illinois, poses on the campus during final exam week. She hopes to stay at the univer- sity for graduate work in the German department. 2 Men Flee Auto, Captured by River BENJAMIN. Aug. 12 (RNS) Lawmen from four counties rounded up and are holding two men who attempted to escape a highway morning. patrolman Thursday- 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 been searching for the pair after the woman reported the in- cident. She told of arriving home with her baby and finding the twa men in the house. The were .seat- ed, 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 a.m. It was speeding. Patrolman Jones took a gun from one of the men, and ordered 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 ever attempted here, will be up for final action by the City Com- mission Friday morning. The commission has set public hearing and final vole on an or- dinance creating a limited merger to the city of these tracts: An area lying along the north and east sides of Abilene Air Force Base. Ex-Commissioner George Morris Dies George E. Morris, longtime bus- inessman and former city com- missioner, died at noon Thursday. Death came to Morris. 74, in his home at 874 Beech St. after a long illness. Morris came to Abilene in 1915 to establish an auto repair shop on North Second St. For 26 years. his company occupied a brick building at the corner of North Second and Cedar Sts. He also was a representative of Conoco Oil Co. for 24 years there. Morris served on the City Com- mission from 1937-1941. He was ap- pointed while commissioner to have charge of water, sewer, and fire department, the land depart- ment, and the city abattoir. Will Hair of Abilene was mayor. In 1943. he suffered a cerebral hemmorrhage. and began a long fight to regain his health. Friends said he overtaxed his strength! work during World War II. keeping his! station. He ran once more. 1950. shop, office and battery service i for Place Xo. 4 on the City Com- GEORGE E. MORRIS in his garage and service tire service, front retail service, going when the war took all his mission, but was defeated. He was a Mason, and a mem- assistants. ber of the Rotary Club. He had one of the largest re-1 Funerai arrangements for .Mr. tail battery and re-charging are ding at EUiott inesses in West Texas. He said Funera, Honle he kept from 60-30 rental batteries ______________________________ and recharged 100-150 batteries a j week. He retired in 1946 from active (2) Territory extending from the present east city limit eastward to T-P Lane, and from South llth St. northward to the Texas Pacific Railroad. Purposes of limited annexation are for planning, zoning, sanita- tion and health protection only. No city taxes will be levied. Residents annexed wilt have no vote or of- fice-holding power within the city. Northern boundary of the air- base-vicinity tract extends ale the south right-of-way of the Railway westwiird from the west city limit for about 3.3 miles. The tract runs southward for a depth of two miles. The commission adopted the an- nexation ordinance on first read- ing June -IS. Commissioners Friday will con- sider giving the architectural con- tract to William M. Collier Jr. for the new central fire station. The building will be at North Second and Mulberry Sts. Its construction is included in the bond issue which Abilenians voted in July. THE WEATHER U.S. BEPA1TMEXT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BVREAU AND VICINITY Continued fair and hot Thursday and Friday. High both days around 100 degrees. ntjw tonight about 75 decrees. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly dwidy this afternoon. and WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy with scattered Umndershowers mostly in west. EAST aad SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy. High and low temperature for 24 hours ended s: a.m.- 1FV> and 7 TEMPERATURES Wed. P3L Barometer readlnc M p.ra. 28.12. Relative humidity at p.ra. Butane Explosion Victim Reported In Fair Condition Earl Darby. 24, employe at At- las Sand Co. who was badly burn- ed Wednesday about 4 p. in., re- mained in "fair" condition Thurs- day morning, a spokesman for Hendrick Memorial Hospital said. Darby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Darby who live near Caps on Route 3. received second and third degree burns when a bu- (ane sand-washing and drying ma- chine exploded. Leaping into a pit about deep to escape the fire. Darby broke his right arm. Darby, the machine operator, was badly burned on ihe hands, arms, and face, his doctor saiii. The accident happened about .10 miles southwest of Abilene on U. S. Highway 277. Darby was brought to Abilene by an unidentified motorist Abi- lene Motorcycle Patrolman James E. Scabourn met the nuto al North First St. and Mockingbird Lone and escorted it to drick. Hen- Up AUSTIN lift-Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton ginnings totalled through Aug. 5, Agriculture Commlisloner John C. Whito re- pcrled today. This compares wllli 3M.151 about thii time lilt year. McCarthy Short On Income Tax? WASHINGTON tfv-The Washing- ton Evening Star said today Inter- nsl Revenue agenls, after an 18 months investigation, have con- cluded thai Sen. McCarthy (R- IVisi owes additional income taxes and interest of about The newspaper said it had learned the revenue service will soon present the evidence it has gathered to McCarthy and give him a chance to explain data that the lax investigators do not under- stand. McCarthy, talking with newsmen Inter, called the story "a complete 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 fraudulent the story said. "Instead, they assert the Wis- consin legislator erroneously classi- fied as nonlaxable some of the money he received and on which he should have paid taxes." The case was described as cover- ing the Inx yoars through 1DS2.1' Saying there was no claim of intent to defraud, the newspaper added: "A taxpayer In llitM clrcum- stances can clear himself by simply paying back taxes plus 6 per cent inlerest. "If the taxpayer pays up, the revenue sen-ice does not make the case public. Thus Sen. McCarthy's federal tax returns again could escape public some congressional committee were lo subpoena them. "The tax Agents' confidence in their claim against Sen. McCarthy stems partly from the fact that Internal Revenue Commissioner T. Coleman Andrews is taking a stern altitude toward Sen. McCarthy's lock of detailed records (o support his tax returns. "The law states that if Internal Revenue finds that a taxpayer has receipts that are not clearly classi- fiable as non-taxable. Internal Revenue can rule that the receipts are subject to taxation. "This is the course Internal Revenue is following in the Mc- Carthy case. It 'means that the Jones radioed for help, and brought in 11 officers from Has- kell, Baylor, King, and Knox Counties. They captured the men about 10 a.m. The men identified them- selves as Luther Boulton and Robert J. Welk. Both are about 35 years old. Although the car had Ohio tags, tags for California were found in the car, a late model Cadillac. Papers in the car showed it be- longed to a car rental lot in Cal- ifornia. At Gun Point The woman who was held at gun point in her home is Mrs Law-' rence Sicking, who lives three miles north of Valley View on the Spring Creek Road in Cooke County. She told the Central Texas of- ficers she returned about 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 from doors and other objects they touched while in the house. They left in a car bearing Cal- ifornia tags. Mrs. Sicking was warned not to notify officers. She took her baby, and ran to her husband, who was working ia the field. Mrs. Sicking described the men as about 25 years old, and about six feet tall, both slen- der, with dark hair. One had curly hair, and the other straight Both wore 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. Electronic Siren LOS ANGELES I? An electronic trigger to set off air raid sirens by radio was announced to- day by Howard Earl, civil defense director of Los Angeles County. Recession Over President Says Living Cost Labeled as Tiny7 UNHARMED Sharon Yacko, 3j kidnaped from orphan- age in North Bergen, N.J., last Saturday, sits on her moth- er'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 OAK RIDGE. Tenn. UV-Officials reported "business as usual" today at strike-threatened atomic plants here and at Paducah, Ky. CIO production workers, who had threatened to strike today at the key atomic plants to enforce their demands for pay raises, backed down in the face of a federal court injunction issued last night. The plants produce all of a vital in- gredient for atomic and hydrogen 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. j The Taft-Hartley injunction was whipped out last night by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Taylor at nearby Knoxville to block thej strike of -i.500 workers ordered for j S a.m. today. The move came just hours after President Eisenhower said the government could not per- mit a work stoppage at the plants for reasons of national security. Emerson Fownall, president of the local, promised last night that the workers would be back on the job today as another chapter was added to the four-month-old wage dispute. The injunction provides for.an SO-day cooling off period in which the workers continue on the jobs and management is barred from holding a "lockout while negotia- tions continue. The Oak Ridge local of the CIO United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers, has asked a raise of 21 cents an hour from Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co. operator of both Paducah and Oak Ridge plants. Oak Ridge employe about CIO production bands and Paducah about U.S. Asst. Atty. Gen. Warren E. Burger, flew in from Washington last night on the President's re- quest and asked for the injunction after Oak Ridge workers broke off day-long negotiations and called the strike. Paducah workers had voted Tuesday night to strike today. The plants produce this country's entire supply of uranium-235, neces. sary to the manufacture of hydro- gen and atomic weapons. Contract talks first'broke off last April 15; The Atomic Energy Labor .Relations panel took over and rec- ommended a raise of six cents. The raise was rejected and the CIO went on strike and set up picket lines. Supervisory employes kept plants running until a truce agreement was reached. Present hourly wage scale at the plants is S1.5S to AFL worker- ers at Oak Ridge, also involved in the demands for more money, have asked 19 cents an hour and have refused the -six-cent compromise. 'burden senator. of proof To avoid on the the taxes IMS must prove whoro he got the dis- puted money, aitd he must prove that the money is not subject to taxation. "This may turn out to bo a formldnble task for Sen. McCarthy tn view ot his admittedly ssclchy bookkeeping. Lake Channel Site Chosen Site for the channel from Dead- man Creek into the city's Lake Fort Phantom Hill has been sel- ected. City Manager Austin P. Hancock announced Thursday. He said it is a lev hundred yards north of the point where Deadman Creek intersects a farm- to-market road running along the west side of the lake. Location was determined by drilling holes, to examine the ground for rock and other con- tent. W. H. Vsrner Drilling Co., Abilene, drilled the holes. Water from Deadmnn Creek will be diverted via the channel into Lake Fort Phantom Hill as ad- ditional city water supply. That project has Ihe No. 1 priority among water improvements plann- ed under the bond Issue approved in July. Varner has also drilled holes to fix location for an elevated water storage tank near McMurry Col- lege. This is another project of Ihe new bond issue. Hancock said the purpose of the hole-drilling is to sec how much rock the contractors would en- counter in excavating. A 10 Named for Aug. 25 Draft; 23 Others to Get Physicals Calls of Selective Service 10 reg- istrants for induction and 23 for armed forces physical examina- tions have been announced by Georgia Singletary, clerk of the Taylor Callahan County draft board. All will report to the board the morning of Aug. 25, she said. Inductees include: Jack Manly Yates. 24, of 1042 Amarillo St.: Harold Roscoe Da- vis, 24, Station A: Rudy Vallee Williams, 24, of 81S Plum St.; Jack Van McGlothlin, 24, of 3302 South Fifth St. Emmett Boyd, 24, of 2S33 Beech St.; William Clinton Newton, 22, Merkel Route 2; Paul Franklin McCarty Jr.. 22. of 1733 North 15th St.: Clayton OzeU Roberts, 22. ot 1002 Willow St. William Rosson. 21. Lawn: John Albert Ford, 18, of 17S9 North 16th St. Those called up for physicals Aug. 25: Winston Earl Brown, 25. of 16S4 College D.; Clarence Woodrow Hobbs. 23, Route 5: Robert Lee Hampton. 24. Box 745, Station A; William Raymond Jwrris Jr.. 24, of 1149 Pecan St. Larry Edward Teague, 54. of 1801 Amariilo St.; Earle John An- derson III, 23, of 19SO North Fifth St.; Eddie Valson Hodges, 22, of 1733 North Eighth St. James Harvey Major, 23. of 509 College Dr.; Carl Glenn 22. of 753 Merchant St.; Paul Mor- ris Southern Jr., 22, of 1642 Col- lege Dr.; Geral Gene Cathey, 21, of 2502 Hickory St. 734 Davis Dr.: Donald Eugene Spencer, 21, of 1342 Walnut St; Ronnie Jack Stuard. 21, of 802 Uni- versity Blvd.; Marcus Evan Mul- linas Jr., 21, of 1404 Cedar Crest r7 Billy Charles Cole, 2i, of 633 Cy- press St.: Don Edward Hendley, 21, of 1525 Woodard St.: Earl Ed- mond Weyrick. 21, of 1825 South Eighth St.: Aubry Duane Chris- tian, 21, of 2326" South ISih St George David Lambert 20. Tus- cola Route 1; Joe Max Rosser, IS, of 4117 Potomac Ave. Called for physicals on Aug. 27 are James Paul Shanks. 21, Clyde, Route 1, and Robert Samuel Black, Route 4. Enthusiastic Solon Works Wrong BEUI.AH. Wyo. W State Rep. E. Keith Thomson got carried away with himself in campaigning yesterday for the Republican nom- ination for Congress. He wandered from one hay field to another handing out campaign literature. Finally a rancher tipped him Ho had crossed the slate line and wns soliciting votes in South Dakota. WASHINGTON Eisenhower declared today that the over-all performance of the American econ- omy since his administration took been better than during any earlier time." "The paramount fact... is that the recent decline in economic activity has come to a the President said at another point in a report on the state of the nation's economic health at mid-year. And he listed signs which he said point out bright pros- pects for the future. Eisenhower's survey in Oils congressional election vear amounted to a reply to Democratic critics who have contended that the Republican administration is breeding unemployment and leading the nation into a depression. Eisenhower noted the criticism in general terms and went on to say that "the recent economic decline, on an overall basis, has been very small." He also declared: Money Value Same 1. Price increases during the first six months of this year were "tiny" developments suchj as bargain sales are taken into can surely say, with- out the slightest fear of contradic- tion, that the value of the people's monev has remained entirely in- 2. "The increase in is one of the principal expressions of the progressiveness of the American contin- ued." 3. Unemployment is greater now than during the Korean War, but "in recent months has not been larger than during comparable months in 1949 and 1950." The President added that the rate of unemployment. "has "shown" some tendency to diminish of late" and said "this is one of the numerous signs" of economic improvement Decline' 4. One reason for the criticism of the recent record is that "this rather minor decline has been better advertised than many ma- jor declines hi our past" The Eisenhower report said economic activity in the first half of this year, even though behind that of the year before, "has been higher than at any time before this administration assumed re- sponsibility." Then the President declared: "And since 1953 was a still better sear than 1954 is turning out to be, it follows that over-all per- formance o: the American econo- my thus far during this adminis- tration has been better than during any earlier time." Eisenhower said 1S52 was the best year before his regime took office. Sales OB Rise "Retail sales have been recently rising again. Business expenditures Dan Scarborough Abbott. 21, of! on capital expansion and improve- ment are continuing at a high rate. New construction contracts are running well above the level of a year ago. "Inventories have been reduced and are now in better adjustment to current sales. The financial markets have been displaying great strength.. The level of busi- ness and consumer confidence in the economic future is high and improving." The President said the economic program being enacted by the pres- ent Congress "marks a milestone in constructive legislation." He said the program, which he did not detail, will help reduce unem- ployment and stimulate enterprise and development in all directions. 9 Tax Suits Filed by City For The City of Abilene Thursday filed in County Court nine delin- quent tax suits against Abilene firms for in ties and interest. The suits were filed by Dan. TV Sorrells, representing the tity.; Filed on were: Rnfus P. and R. T. Spears, do- ing business as Spears Printing and Office Supply; in pen- alty and interest and taxes. James W. Qsborne .and John M. Cook, Jr., Osbcroe's Wash- ette, 130 Grape St.; Penalty and interest-tlSS.Sa; taxes, P. H. Hal, ST., L. T. Hffl. P. H. Hffl, Jr.', and Landon H. Hill, do- ing business as Hill t Wi Motor Co.; penalty and. interest, ?SS.47; taxes 5318.73. W. E. Martin, Houston, Texas, penalty and interest taxes S178.10. A. C. Hudson, d-b-a dortch-Hud- son Lumber Co., 901 Highland St, penalty and interest J127.79; taxes S8S7.65. J. C. Petty, doing business as The Wash Pot, 1125 Butternut SL; penalty and interest, taxes, 5342.06. W. S. Chora, doing business as W. S. Chom 1101 Beech St., penalty and interest, taxes, T. F. Black, d-b-a- Black, North Second SL; penalty and in- terest, taxes, Buck Braddock, d-b-a- Abflena Concrete Co., 301 South Fifth St., penalty and interest taxes ?830.9i. Batista to Seek Cuban Presidency HAVANA, Cuba W Batista, who vaulted back to power in a 1952 army revolt, says he will give up Cuba's presidency Satur- day in order to run for the office ia the November elections- He is prevented by the consti- tution from seeking election whflt president. An official announcement yester- successor at a cabinet meeting day said Batista would name his Saturday. Batista was elected president by the Council of Ministers in ApriH 1952, a month after he threw out the government of Caries Prio Sooarras. IS SHE IMPRESSED? NO ONE KNOWS Chivalry Lives Again! Texan Flies Under Bridge for Bride LE HAVRE. France Texas j pilot, safe from the clutches of British law. admitted today he flew a light plane through and under two Thames River bridges in Lon- don in an effort to win a bride. But Gene Thompson, 30. of Lub- bock, Tex., didn't say whether Helen Brown, a hometown girl he met on a European tour, had agreed to marry him. Her reaction he said, was that he was a little crazy to hare pulled the stunt Thompson, a former World War H and Korea flier, gave Londoners a thrill yesterday by zooming be- tween the towers of famed Tower Bridge, then swooping beneath Lon- don Bridge, He was met by reporters here when he arrived aboard the liner Atlantic en route to the United Statss from Southampton. He first refused to see newsmen, believing they wen pallet. Thompson declared he made the flight as a "last fling" on the Eu- ropean tour in order to impress Miss Brown. He told newsmen he was now unemployed, broke and interested in getting a job in the United States. He and Miss Brown met as mem- bers of a party of Texas Tech students OR the European tour. Details of his daredevil flight were told previously by the London Daily Express. The Express said Thompson, a 6 foot 3 veteran of the Korean War, left a "confession" of his feat with a friend. The hie-nd gave the story to the paper after Thomp- son was safely out of the reach of British authorities, who fined 61- year-old British Christopher Draper WO last year for flying a plain under 15 Thamei River bndgac. The American hired the single- engine, silver monoplane from'the Denhani Flying Club yesterday for just over Thousands of Londoners, stroll- ing at their lunch hour, thrilled as the little plane skimmed over auto and pedestrian traffic on Tower Bridge, then dropped to just above the water and passed under London Bridge. Police traced the plane to club and heard Thompson de- scribed as a tall man in a Stetion hat with a drawl.. Thompson's friend told the Ex- press Misj Brown had agreed lo marry Gene if he brought the stunt otf. The flier's contarim said his (10 flight at the price of a bride." The friend Mid Brown found out Thomptta ht4 conquered the brldgn, Ml lay WM ;