Abilene Reporter News, August 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT l-4'S- 7 Sije Abilene ^i^tporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL Vol. lxxiv, no. 55 Auociated PreM (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Reds Outlawed Over Ike’s Wish WASHINGTON (AP)—-Unanimous Senate passage of a bill to outlaw the Communist party confronted GOP House leaders today with the politically trick question of what to do with it in the face of administration opposition. The Senate’s action, taken at a session yesterday that had many a head spinning, gave an ironic twist to the administration’s efforts to drive some anti-Communist meas- -  I    ures    through    Congress Pair Capfured At Benjamin Wanted Here in the closing days of the session. With time running out for many of the proposals urged by Atty. Gen. Brownell, the Senate unexpectedly whipped through something he not only hadn’t asked for but had consistently opposed. Led By Ilemocrats To cap it all. it was Democratic senators, led by Sen. Humphrey of Minnesota, who came up with an anti-Communist mea.sure that proved to have an irresistahle appeal to lawmakers in this election year. Sen. Cooper (R-Kyl told his colleagues just before the vote what every other senator knew —- that there were “political implications in this atmosphere.” The Senate started off its topsyturvy day with a bill by Sen. But-ler <R-Md> aimed at wiping out f . *! Communist-dominated labor unions and wound up by tacking it, in modified form, on to Humphrey’s bill as an amendment. Humphrey had succeeded in substituting his bill for Butler’s. Combination Bill The result was a combination measure that would outlaw the BENJAMIN, .Aug. 13 - Knox County Sheriff H. T. Melton seems to have struck a hot check jackpot. Thursday he and 11 other peace officers hauled Jack Cecil Boulton (also known as Jack L. Cloud! and a companion from a Wichita River bottom. Friday, a flood of “hold-him” notices began pouring into Sheriff Melton. Melton said Boulton is wanted for Texas hot checks in Abilene, Shamrock, San .Antonio, and Fort Worth. Other states wanting Boulton on similar charges are Nevada. California, Florida. Oklahoma, and Colorado. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was to send men to the Knox County seat Friday to quiz Uie men further. Sheriff Melton said he was al-    , most certain the two men werei’-»'’'""‘n.st party atid also would not the pair who held a Cooke «"P Communist • dominated labor Countv woman captive Tiiesdav. '‘"'»"s    ‘»e right to ^ certified and forced her at gun point to f» barMming agents by the Na-fii them dinner.    ^abor    Rel.itions    Board. Boulton and his companion. |    '*    P»“«*    >Pf    ■"«    >b« n«t Robert J. Welk, apparently were ’ ^love up to the House. DEMONSTRATE — Milling Arabs in the native quarter of Rabat wave portraits of former Sultan Mohammed Ben Youssef during demonstration in walled sector of the French Moroccan capital Wednesday. At least two persons were reported killed and 16 wounded when French forces bottled up some 200,000 restive Arabs to halt wave of terrorism. Air Base, Carver Areas 'Annexed' Further Limited Mergers Urged Limited annexation to the city of areas east and west of Abilene was voted on final reading of an ordinance Friday morning. The City Commissipn held a public hearing on the matter earlier in the meeting. No objections were raised by property owners attending. In fact, there was praise for the action. The commission’s vote was unanimous. The limited merger is for purposes of planning, zoning, sanitation and heakh protection only. No city taxes will be levied. Annexed were: Carver Addition Annexed (1) An area lying along the north and east sides of Abilene Air Force Base, west of the city. (2) Territoy extending from the present east city limit eastward to T-P Lane and from South 11th St. northward to the Texas & Pa- .A dozen House members have been pushing biils of their own aimed at outlawing the party. Rep. Harrison A. Williams Jr. D-.NJ* promptly announced h« from Fort Ord. Calif., Melton f would Introduce a companion to said. Boulton apparently picked | the Humphrey bill Monday. He in Lubbock almost all of last week, Melton said. Boulton’s record goes back to 1939 in California. Melton said. Welk is absent without leave ONLY ONE DAY IN '54 Friday-the-13th Revelers Get Help From Stars Tonight said in a statement the Senate bill “is a tremendous stride forward in THE WEATHER Welk up about two weeks ago. Boulton is 35. He gave his home as Gainesville, Tex. Welk is from New York, Mel- conspiracy of communism.* ton said. The Abilene charge, filed at noon Friday in Justice of the Peace Henry F. Long s court, alleges defrauding by worthless check. Signature on the check is "Jack Boulton.” The check is for $50, and is dated May 27. It is payable to the Wooten Hotel, and is given on the Continental National Bank of Fort Worth, Judge Long set bond at I1..500 in the case He said no bond has been posted. The charge is to be returned to the 42d District Court grand jury. .since the check s amount makes It is a felony case. Grand jurors w ill meet Sept. 7. Boulton is still in the Knox County jail, and the sheriff said Boulton has not asked to see a law7er. By PHYM.IvS NIBLING •And a happy triskaidekaphobia day to you! Most people enjoy phobias of one lort or another. Or supersti-Uons, if you like. They’re afraid of heights, small' ferris wheel, rooms, walking under a ladder, or j Or dausU'Of^obia, fear of being last, which doesn’t have much fol-1 door. lowing in dry West Texas, are    No trouble    at    aH to get    full nice, everyday fears.    j    value    from    them. You can enjoy them anytime, i    But triskaidekaphobia—Ahat’s a Like acrophobia, dread of great    Greek word    for    something    else height. Jurt take a ride on a    again. the fisht as.iln« the intemation.1 These, excepting possibly the ABII.E.VK AND VICIMTY — Conliiiued hot and dry thruuxn .Saturdiur MuLmutn afltrinoi.'B ttfmpe-raiure* near 100 de*re«t LowMt night tune temperature* around 7» ilesree* NORTH CKNTRAL TEXAS — Clear to partly cloudy through Saturday. Not much rtiante In temperature. WF.ST TF\ ys - Clear to partly cloudy through Saturday. Isolated ¿loueri. High and low temperatures for 34 hours ended ut ( 30 a m >9 and 71 degrees. TCMrr.RATl ELS rn A M K3 S3 SO . M .    75 .. 7t • 1 .    *5 •T »3 95 Rarometer reading at 13:30 pm. 3115, ReUloe humidity at 1Î 30 p ro. M r. Thur* P M »7 n 97    ... 9*    ,    . 94 90 8f •7    . R4 in narrow rooms. Try walking into a dark closet and closing the ONE SUSPECT NABBED Three Gunmen Rob Bank of $160,000 1:3# J M 3    » 4    M 5    » 6    W : » • » 10 » u » 12 :w SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS This Sunday’s Reporter-News will be IT—for everybody from first-grade siudmits to college professors. This Sunday’s Reporter-News will cover the plans being made for the opening of school. This special edition will attempt to do justice to the institutions of learning, which have not only added materially to the Key Citv in dollars and cents but also have influenced its cultural and social life. You won’t want to miss this salute to Abilene colleges and schools. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. CAMP SPRINGS. Md. '.fi-Three bandits robbed the Andrews .Air Force Rase branch bank M $160.-000 today, and police said a man they had arrested on a speeding charge w as now considered a suspect. The gunmen who cleaned out the vault of the bank were Negroes. Detective Sgt. Charles L. Perry go arrested three Negroes after an 80-mile per hour chase shortly after tlie bank was robbed. Perrygo didn’t know when he made his Friday the 13iii arrest that the bank h^ been robbed. He said the driver offered him a $20 bribe, saying he was “in a hurry.” Perrygo look all three to the Prince Georges county police station. but the other two men fled when the driver was taken inside for booking on the speeding charge. .Andrews field is about 10 miles southeast of Washington, A stunned official of the parent First National Bank of Southern Maryland said there was about $160.000 in the vault, and "they cleaned it out” There was no shooting, but an officer from the base said an unidentified airman was “roughed up” He was not classed as injured. The bandits, all Negroes, entered the branch bank just a little after the bank opened at 9 a.m. They quickly herded the four employes, two of them women, into the vault and locked them in after picking up the money. The employes were Herbert D. Pinckney, Milton Sillner, Mrs. Margaret Sweider and Mrs Berna* dine Westcamp. None of them w as injured. B. Beall Sasscer, assistant cashier at the main office in Upper Marlboro. Md., said about half of the cash had been sent to the bank by registered mail last night. It was picked up at the base post office a half hour before the robbery. Maryland State PoUct broadcast an alarm for the gunmen with these descriptions: One was tall, wearing a gray rayon jacket and blue slacks. The second was short with a brown tweed jacket and sun glasses. They were unable to give a of the third man. Shivers, Y arborough Quit Speeches, Become Panelists Fear of IS It means, in case you’re not versed in obscure psychological gobbledygook, fear of the number 13. .And it really ccxnes to full bloom only on a Friday the 13th. People favoring this particular phobia do nothing on Friday the 13th. Some triskaidekaphobians figure the best way to get through a Friday the 13th is just to slay home in bed. Others — the I’m - not - going • to - let • this - get - me - down faction — taka the bolder course. They arm themselves with four-leaf clovers, rabbit’s feet. and other amulets and set about business as usual. Well, almost. Triskaidekapho-bians, having occasion so seldom to indulge their phobia, try every trick in the book of superstition on this day. Take Na Chaace« You won’t see one crossing the path of a black cat. walking under ’ a ladder, spilling saK without j throwing some over his shoulder or sitting down to a meal with | 12 other people. They taka no chances. This year, people with ordinary phobias may well pity the poor triskaidekaphobians, Fch- 1954 has only one Friday tha 13th. On the other hand, 1953 was particularly rich in these festivals of fears. It had three. However, it will ba compensated for through a wild display of description ; heavenly “fireworks” after midnight. You needn’t thii^ that all your the '.3th cific Railway. (This includes the Carver Addition.) Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Landers, 494 E. S. 11th St., whose property was included, asked questions regarding the city's powers over the annexed residents. They said their own particular neighborhood, immediately north of the E.S. nth St. and extending east to T-P Lane, actually doesn’t need the improvements planned as much as do Carver Addition and other areas south of South 11th St. They urged that these other areas should also have been merged. Should Go Southward J. B. Walton, who lives on E, S, 11th St. in the annexed territory, said he was for the limited annexation. He declared, however, that the city should also take in property southward, where “it smells like a slaughter pen.” Joe Etheridge, ITSU Chestnut St., expressed great praise for the commission’s action. He said the limited annexations should have been done years ago, to prevent undesirable development of property just outside the city. Etheridge pleaed that an area which he is developing, south of the annexed territory, be included in the merger. Mayor C. E. Gatlin explained that Etheridge’s property couldn’t be taken in Friday, as it wouM require a public hearing and be advertised as ths other area was. He promised the city would consider his area favorably in the future for such a merger. 1b Next Merger Commissioner Jack Mlnter promised Etheridge that he would be included in the next limited annexation. Etheridge’s property consists of 134 acres, on which he said he has built 12 houses. The area is bounded by Viola St.. Hollywood Dr.. Bynum St. and Conley St. Etheridge said he favors limited annexation for Carver Addition, and for all the area south of South 11th St. clear on to Kirby Park. He said he hooked all his houses onto city sewers and made restrictions against stock pens, hog pens and the like. He urged more work on Cedar Creek, to clean it out. He called the creek a mosquito and sanitary hazard. UNDER BRIDGE FOR BRIDE—Gene Thompson gave Londoners a thrill when he flew his rented monoplane under Tower Bridge—all for the hand of a girl. HIS GIRL'S MAD SEVEN, COME 11, AND IT'SA BOY The lucky numbers of 7 and 11 outweighed any Friday the 13th superstitions for Mr. and Mrs. Bill Keith, 1034 La Salle Dr. Their son, Billy James, born at 3:51 a. m. Friday at St. .Ann Hospital, tipped the scales at an even 7 pounds and 11 ounces. Bridge Flyer's Path To Love Still Rocky LONDON — The aerial ex-1 unromantic British police caught ploits along the Thames of a dare- < up with the American bridge devil Texan apparently haven't' buzzer. smoothed his troubled path toward romance. Gene Thompson, the 6 foot 3 crop-duster from Lubbock who flew under two London bridges Wednesday in a bid for the hand of hometowner Helen Brown, radioed a tale of unrequited love on the homeward-bound ocean liner. Helen “is the Comstock Lode, just like finding a bird nest on the ground.” the SO-year-old aerial cowboy exulted. But Helen, he told the Express in a telephone talk last night is also “mad as hell.. .isn’t even spewing to me,” because he to<A her and flew a light plane betwwn the towers of London s Tow’er Bridge and then underneath the span of the London Bridge. The couple met touring Europe with a party of Texans. A friend said Helen agreed to marry Gene if he would emulate daredevil Britons who acrobat aerially around the bridges of the 77130165. The party sailed for home before The bank is not equipped with a burglar alarm and has no armed 1 worst fears of Friday guard on duty during banking i have finally come true, however, hours. The branch occupies half of it will only be a display of a cement building across the street from base headquarters. By BRUCE HENDERSON Associated Press Staff nalph Y a r t.« r o u s h assoitod ;    . Thursday if Gov. Shivers is re j electiHl Texas will have “one-man; rule such as we’ve never had in; our history ” Shivers said Yarbor | ough has been “running all over j Texas” telling teachers wrongly j that Shivers vetoed a $6hO pay raise bill. two-third.A of the appointees, he J Shivers’ panel wa.s made up addtni, “and one eiedtHl to an un- ^ mainly of schixil ex^n'rls He drew prtH.'<HÍented third term will be Shivers told viewers. “My opponent has been running all over Texas telling teachers that I vetoed this hill ' the $600 raisei—he ought to know better—it never did get to my desk.” Five state senators took part in Yarborough’s panel, They were Both appeareti in T\ panel talks Wayne Wagonseller. Bowie; War- from Dalla.s They are campaigning for the nomination in a runoff | election Aug. 28.    i Yarborough slumped in Stephen-viilt, Cisco and Sudan Friday. He will spend the night in Lubtwck. Shiver* spoke to a state women’s rally in Austin Friday. He will make a state broadcast from Austin Friday night. Yarborough said a new governor customarily fills about a third of the appointive posts in state government, A governor named to his iecond term thus will have named ren McDonald. Tyler; Doyle Willis. Fort Worth; A. J. Rogers. Childre.ss, and Kilmer Corbin. Lubbock. Yarlnirough illustrated his point* with charts—one depicting a third term governor as an octopus whose tentacles clutched all government machinery. Yarborough called what he termed the “insurance mess . . . one of the wor.xt examples of abuse of iwwer in the history of this slate ” He attributed it to Shivers* “long tenure in office," praise from the panel for his contributions to Texas education Sitting around a coffee table were Sen A. M Aikin Jr. of Fans, co-author of the Gilmer - Aikin School Laws; Dr. Edwin Rippy. president of the Dallas School Board; Ruel Walker of Cleburne, chairman of the State Commission on Higher Education; W*. T. Hanes. Cameron superintendent, and Mrs. Leon Price, president of the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers. The $600 per year teacher pay raise Shivers referred to was passed by the l/cglslature but money for it never appropriated. Shivers said unless the money is appropriated, bills like that don’t get to his desk. The panel praised him for getting a $402 raise for some teachers. Said Walker, “1 liked the sound, business-like way you went about working out that problem, governor.” City Pays Respects To George Morris Resolution of respect for the lat George E. Morris, former city commissioner, was adopted Friday morning by the City Commission. The dvKument extended the commissions condolences to Mr. Morris's family. “U is the unanimous desire of the coiiuuission’’—the resolution read in part — “to commemorate the very useful and diligent services of George E. Morris, who served so actively his city government and his country.” The commission praised “the foresight which he exhibited in the conduct of icily' departments” and “the efficient planning that was projected under his administration.” Mr, Morris, as commissioner, supervised the water, sewer and fire department.«, land department and city abattoir. He was at all times available to assist in vcivic affairs and the improvement of his community, the yesolutioQ said. falling meteors caused by the earth’s passing through a meteor belt in outer space.    . Meteors Taa&ght Between 12:30 and 2 a.m. eo Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings, the meteors will 1» shooting every which way. An an Senate Nearing Atom Bill Vote Now Gene says aerial enterprise wasn't Helen’s only requirement for matrimony. Hi* radio message to the Express last night filled out the picture: “Promised to marry me if I'd quit cussing, shave every day and fly under bridges. “She’s very beautiful and I'm so in love. “If damn razor didn’t hurt so bad I cud fulfill requirements. “Really no sweat under bridge*. “Was sorta bumpy but no sweat at all fen: crop duster. “If boats wuda backed, Ida dun more bridges. “Man this Helen Brown is the Comstock Lode, just like linding a bird nest on the ground. “Now going home. Had do something. Time grows short. Pleeze no offense intended. Twas very fodUsh deed. But I love Helen Brown." The Express said it was sending Thompson a razor of the finest Sheffield steel. Gene said by telephone he hoped to bring Helen around before the ship gets to Quebec, but “ma>be I’ll fly under iho Eiffel Tower if that'll turn tòt trick.” WASHINGTON yft-Sen. Gillette iD-Iowa) argued to the Senate today that the compromise atomic energy bill would mean “the death knell” for what he called a historic stand by Congress to give nual event, it is legated in the ^ publicly owned utilities preference galaxy of Tegasus in the north- in buying government power. eastern portion of the sky. High-powered field gla.sses will be helpful in viewing the sky-works. Superstitions about the number IS go a long way back Most popular origin is that 13 petóle were at the table at the Last Supper. To this day. also, a gallows has 13 steps leading up to it .And Friday was the d&>' on which Christ was crucified. Sen, Hickenlooper (R-Iowa' disputed this. He said there will be “absolute preference” for publcly owned groups located within range of any future government power prixlucing .A-plant With an agreed three-hour limit on debate, the Senate was pushing toward a vote on a revised bill designed to carry out President j Eisenhow er’s program of opening i atomic power to private industry A good man>' others, some,    .    ^    , some Christmn, add -vai.! »»<1 sharing some nuclear secrets With allies. pagan. idily” to the superstition On the other hand, there are the scoffers. Some gamblers deliberately bet (m IS as a number no one Th bill before the Senate is a compromise of differing measures passed by the Senate and House. Sen. Monroney iD-Okla). one of Girl, 6, Shot Accidentally calls for basic changes in the original 1946 atomic energy law, brought on prolonged debate before the Senate first passed it last month. The version before the Senate today is the result of compromise With a somewhat different bill m.««, ,h.    her    grnndmother. Since the House has passed the ..J' ^ Janna T!Airner, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Mack Turner, 3258 College St., was accidentally shot through the foot Thursday morning at hw home. She was admitted to Am compromise, a Senate vote in favor would send it to the While House for President Eisenhower’s signature. If the Senate votes against, the bill may go back for another try at compromise and conceivably a deadlock. Sen. Gore iD-Temi* said today’s test “will be on fundamental party differences between the Republican stand of maximum free enterprise and our position of providing for some government control and a yardstick with which to measure the atomic industry.” The revised bill provides for exclusive 17-year patents, renewable for the same period, on atomic Mrs. C C. Dixon, 1901 Chestnut St., said Friday morning her ccai-dition wa* not serious. Mrs. Dixon said Janna was playing in the yard with a 5-year-old neighbor girl when the accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. The neighbor girl was playing with a .22 caliber rifle she had found in a garage where her father was keeping it for a friend while the friend was oi vacation. Mrs. Dixon said. The girl had pn^ped the gun in a closet, when it fell out and discharged. Janna was shot through tha heel, the bullet breaking a bone and coming out the instep of her fool. els# will pick. And, of course, each a group fighting for a period of! energy developments not cimceived hand hi bridge has 13 cartls ‘compulsory patent-sharing, said'or made under government aus-___ Which might go to ix'ove that “I think we have enough vcges to pkes. It requires the Atomic En-triskaidekaphobians never make win.”    jergy    Commission,    for    the    first    five    OfflCarS    Naiticd good bridge players.    i Senate Republican leader Know-' years to give preference to eon- j Anyway, here’s hoping they , and of California said he expected, cents agreeing to patent-sharing have enough Friday the 13th to last until next May IS. the only one in 1965. to pass the bill by a “reasonably close vote.” The complex measure, which when granting license* to manu facture commercial atomic equipment. DALLAS UB—The Texas Rome D^monstrsdion Assn. elected lira. Jdtn Gollghtly ol Hico ^eddeiit |i*t«rdg|r. ;