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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT Abilene Reporter- WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 55 Aoocimted (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Reds Outlawed Over Ike's Wish WASHINGTON 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 ad- ministration's efforts to drive some anti-Communist meas- -----------------------------------ures through Congress in the closing days of the ses- sion. With time running out for many of the proposals urged by Atty. Gen. Brownell, the Senate unex- pectedly whipped through some- thing he not only hadn't asked for Pair Captured At Benjamin Wanted Here BENJAMIN', Aug. County Sheriff H. !3 Knox T. Melton seems to have struck a hot check jackpot. Thursday he and 21 other peace officers hauled Jack Cecil Boul- ton (also known as Jack L. Cloud) and a companion from a Wichita River bottom. Friday, a flood of "hold-him" notices be- gan pouring into Sheriff Melton. Melton said Boullon is wanted for Texas hot checks in Abilene, Shamrock, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth. Other states wanting Boulton on similar charg- es are Nevada, California, Flori- da, Oklahoma, and Colorado. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was to send men to the Knox County seat Friday to quiz the men further. Sheriff Melton said he was al- most certain the two men were not the pair who held a Cooke County woman captive Tuesday, and forced her at gun point to fix them dinner. Boulton and his companion, Robert J. Welk, apparently were in Lubbock almost all of last week. Melton said. Boulton's rec- ord goes back to 1939 in Califor- nia. Melton said. Welk is absent without leave from Fort Ord, Calif., Melton said. Boulton apparently picked Welk up about two weeks ago. Boulton is 35. He gave his home as Gainesville, Tex. Welk is from New York. Mel- ton said. The Abilene charge, filed at noon Friday in Justice of the Peace Henry F. Long's court, al- leees defrauding by worthless check. Signature on the check is "Jack Boulton." The check is for 550, and is dated May 27. It is payable to the Woolen Hotel, and is given on the Continental National Bank of Fort Worth. Judge Long set bond at in the case. He said no bond has been posted. The charge is to be returned to the District Court grand jury, since the check's amount makes it is a felony case. Grand jurors will meet Sept. 7. Boulton is still in the Knox County jail, and the sheriff said Boulton has not asked to see a lawyer. but had consistently opposed. Led By Democrats To cap it all, it was Democratic senators, led by Sen. Humphrey of Minnesota, who came up with an anti-Communist measure that proved to have an irresistable ap- peal to lawmakers in this election year. Sen. Cooper (R-Ky) told his col- leagues just before the vote what every other senator knew that there were "political implications in this atmosphere." The Senate started off its topsy- turvy day with a hill by Sen. But- ler (R-Md) aimed at wiping out 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 Communist party and also would strip Communist dominated labor unions of the right to be certified as bargaining agents by the Na- tional Labor Relations Board. It passed 85-0, leaving the next move up to the House. A dozen House members have been pushing bills of their own aimed at outlawing the party. Rep. Harrison Jr. 1D-NJ) promptly announced, he would introduce a. companion to the Humphrey bfll Monday, He said in a statement Hie Senate bill "is a tremendous stride forward in the fight against the international conspiracy of communism." THE WEATHER ABILENE AND VICINITY Continued hot and dry thruuEh Saturday. Maximum afternoon temperatures near 100 degrees. Lowest night-lime temperatures around 78 dwees. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy through Saturday. Not mucfc change In temperature. WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy through Sattirday. Isolated showers. High and temperatures for 34 hours ended at a.m. 93 and 78 degrees. TEMPEEATVRES Thurs. P..M. Fri. A.M. 95 S7 93 95 arometer readinc at 12.-30 p.m. 28.15. I Relative humidity at p.m. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS This Sunday's Reporter-News will be ev- erybody from first-grade students 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 City in dollars and cents but also have influenced its cultural and social life. You won't want to miss this salute to Abilene col- leges and schools. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter- News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. 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 per- sons were reported killed and 16 wounded when French forces bottled up some 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 Commission held a pub- lic 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 pur- poses of planning, zoning, sanita- tion and health 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 Bane and from South llth St. northward to the Texas 4 Pa- ONLYONEDAY1N'54 Fridoy-the-13th Revelers Get Help From Stars Tonight By PHYLLIS NTBLWG And a happy triskaidekaphobia day to you! Most people enjoy phobias of sort'or "another. Or supersti- Voa like. They're afraid of heights, small rooms, walking under a ladder, or ah umbrella inside a house. These, excepting possibly the last, which doesn't have much fol-1 door, lowing in dry West Texas, are nice, everyday fears. You can enjoy them anytime. like acrophobia, dread of great height. Just take a ride on a ferris wheel. Or claustrophobia, fear of being in narrow rooms. Try walking into a dark closet and closing the ONE SUSPECT NABBED, Three Gunmen Rob Bank of SI CAMP SPRINGS. Md. tft-Three bandits robbed the Andrews Air Force Base branch bank of 000 today, and police said a man they had arrested on a speeding charge was now considered a sus- pect. The gunmen who cleaned out the vault of ihe bank were Negroes. Detective Sgt. Charles L. Perrygo arrested three Negroes after an 80-mile per hour chase shortly aft- er the bank was robbed. Perrygo didn't -faiow when he made his Friday the 13lh arrest that the bank had been robbed. He said the driver offered him a bribe, saying he was "in a hurry." Perrygo took all three to the Prince Georges county police sta- tion, 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 in the vault, and "they cleaned it out." There was no shooting, but an officer from the base said an un- identified airman was "roughed Shivers, Yarborough Quit Speeches, Become Panelists By BRUCE HENDERSON' Associated Press Staff Ralph Yarborough asserted Thursday if Gov. Shivers is re- elected Texas will have "one-man rule such as we've never had in our history." Shivers said Yarbor- ough has been "running all over Texas" telling teachers wrongly that Shivers raise bill. vetoed a pay Both appeared in TV panel talks from Dallas. They are campaign- ing for the nomination in a runoff election Aug. 28. Yarborough clumped in Stephen- villt, Cisco and Sudan Friday. He will spend the night in Lubbock. Shivers spoke to a state women's rally In Austin Friday. He will make a state broadcast from Aus- tin Friday night. Yarborough said new governor customarily fills about a third of th< appointive posts in state gov ernment. A governor named to his iccoml term thus will hnvt named two-thirds of the appointees, he added, "and one elected to an un- precedented third tenr, will be naming them all." Shivers told viewers, "My oppo- nent has been running all over Texas telling teachers that I ve- toed this bill (the S600 ought to know never did get to my desk." Five state senators took part in Yarborough's panel. They were Wayne Wagonseller, Bowie: War- ren McDonald. Tyler; Doyle Wil- lis, Fort Worth; A. J. Rogers, Childrcss, and Kilmer Corbin, Lub- bock. Yarborough illustrated his points with depicting a third term governor as an octopus whose tentacles clutched all gov- ernment machinery- Yarborough called wtut he termed the "insurance mesa one of the worst examples of abuse of power In the history of this slate." He attributed it to Shivcri' "lonf tenure in office." Shivers' panel was made up mainly of school experts. He drew praise from the panel for his con- tributions to Texas education. Sitting around a coffee table were Sen. A. M. Aikin Jr. of Paris, co-author of School Laws; the Dr. Gilmer Aikin 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 per year teacher pay raise Shivers referred to was passed by the Legislature but money lor it never appropriated. Shivers said unless the money is appropriated, bills like that don't get to his desk. The panel praised him for get- ting .raise for some teachers. Said Walker, "I liked the sound, business-like way you went about working out problem, gover- up." He was not classed as in- jured. The bandits, all Negroes, enter- ed the branch bank just a little after the bank opened at 9 a.m. They quickly herded the four employes, two of them women, in- to the vault and locked them in after picking up the money. The employes were Herbert D. Piackney. Milton Sillner. Mrs. Margaret Sweider and Mrs. Berna- dine Westcamp. None of them was injured. B. Beall Sasscer. assistant cash- ier 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 rob- bery. Maryland State Police broad- cast 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 description of the third man. The bank is not equipped with a burglar alarm and has no armed guard on duty during banking hours. The branch occupies half of a cement building across the street from base headquarters. City Pays Respects To George Morris Resolution of 1st George E. respect for the Morris, former city commissioner, was adopted Friday morning by the. City Com- mission. The document extended the commission's condolences to Mr. Morris's family. "It is the unanimous desire of the resolution read in part "to commemo- rate the very useful and diligent services of George E. Morris, who served so actively his city govern- ment and his country." The commission praised "Uw foresight which he exhibited in the conduct of (city) depart- ments" and efficient plan- ning that was projected under his administration." Mr. Morris, commissioner, supervised the water, sewer and fire departments, land department and city abattoir. He was at all times available to assist in vcivic affairs and Improvement of his community, the rMoluUan Mid, -T No trouble at all to get full value from them. But a Greek word for something else again. Fear at 1J It- means, .in case you're not versed in obscure psychological gobbledygook, .fear of- the num- ber 13. And it really comes 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 stay home in bed. Others the I'm not going to let this get me down faction take the bolder course. They arm themselves with four- leaf clovers, rabbit's feet. and other amulets and set about busi- ness 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 Chances You won't see one crossing the path of a black cat, walking under ladder, spilling salt without throwing some over his shoulder or sitting down to a meal with 12 other people. They take no chances. This year, people with ordinary phobias may well pity the poor triskaidekaphobians. For 1954 has only one Friday the 13th. On the other hand, 1953 was particularly rich in these fes- tivals of fears. It had three. However, it will be compensat- ed for 'through a wild display of heavenly "fireworks" after mid- night. You needn't think that all your worst fears of Friday the 5SfJi have finally come true, however. It will only be a display of falling meteors caused by the earth's passing through a meteor belt in outer space. Meteors Tonight Between and 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings, the meteors will be shooting every which way. An an- nual event, it is located in the galaxy of Tegasus in the north- eastern portion of the sky. High-powered field glasses will be helpful in viewing the sky-works. Superstitions about the number 13 go a long way back. Most popu- lar origin is that 13 people were at the table at the Last Supper. To this day, also, a fallows has 13 steps leading up to it And Friday was the day on which Christ was crucified. A good many others, some pagan, some Christian, add "val- idity" to the superstition. On the other hand, there are the scoffers. Some gamblers deliberately bet on 1] KS a number no one else will pick. And, of course, each hand in bridge has 13 cards. Which might jo to prove that trisknidekaphobians never make good bridge players. Anyway, here's hoping they havi enough Friday the 13th to last until next May IS, the only In IXi. cific Railway. (This includes the Carver Addition.) Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Landers, 494 E. S. llth St., whose property was included, asked questions re- garding the city's powers over the annexed residents. They said their own particular neighborhood, immediately north of the E.S. Uth 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 llth St. They urged that these other areas should also have been merg- ed. Should Go Southward J. B. Walton, who lives on E. S. llth St. in the annexed territory, said he was for the limited annex- ation. He declared, however, that the city should also take in pro- perty southward, where "it smells like a slaughter pen." Joe Etheridge, 1258 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 pro- perty just outside the city. Etheridge pleaed that an area which he is developing, south of the annexed territory, be includ- ed in the merger. Mayor C. E. Gatlin explained that Etheridge's property couldn't be taken in Friday, as it would re- quire .a public hearing and be ad- vertised as the other area was. He promised the city, would -con- sider his area favorably to the future for such a merger. IB Neit Merger Commissioner Jack Minter pro- mised Etheridge that he would be included in the next limited an- nexation. Etheridge's property consists of 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 llth St. clear on to Kirby Park. He said he hooked all his houses onto city sewers and made re- strictions against stock pens, hog pens and the like. He urged more work on Cedar Creek, to clean it out. He called the creek a mos- quito and sanitary hazard. SEVEN, COME 11, 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, bom at a. m. Friday at St Ann Hospital, tipped the scales at an even 7 pounds and 11 ounces. UNDER BRIDGE FOR Thompson gave Londoners a thrill when he flew his rented monoplane under Tower for the hand of a girl. HIS GIRL'S MAD Bridge Flyer's Path To Love Still Rocky v- LONDON IB The aerial ex- ploits along the Thames of a dare- devil Texan apparently haven't 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 the 30-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 speaking to because he took her and flew a light plane between the towers of London's Tower 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 bridges of the Thames. The party sailed for home before Senate Hearing Atom Bill Vote WASHINGTON (R-Seri. Gillette (B-Iows) argued to the Senate to- day that the compromise atomic energy bill would mean "the death knell" for what he called a his- toric stand by Congress to give publicly owned utilities preference in buying government power. Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa) dis-' putcd this. He said there will be "absolute preference" for pubicly owned groups located within range of any future government power producing 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 Eisenhower's program of opening atomic power to privp.te industry and sharing some nuclear secrets with allies. Th bill before the Senate is a compromise of differing measures passed by the Senate and House. Sen. Monroney (D-OkUO. one of group fighting for a period of compulsory patent-sharing, said "I think we have enough votes to win." Senate Republican leader Know- ar.d of California said he expected to pass the bill by a "reasonably clost vote." The complex measure, which calls for basic changes in the original IMS atomic energy law, brought on prolonged debate be- fore the Senate first passed it last month. The version before the Sen- ate today is the result of compro- mise with a somewhat different bill approved by the House. Since the House has passed the compromise, a Senate vote in favor would send it to the White House for President Eisenhower's signa- tae. If the Senate votes against, the bil! may go back for another trv at compromise and conceivably a deadlock. Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) said today's test "will be on fundamental party differences between the Republi- can stand of maximum free enter- prize and our position of providing for some government control and a yardstick with which to measure the atomic industry." 1 The revised bill provides for ex- clusive 17-year patents, renewable for the same period, on atomic energy developments not conceived or ronde under government aus- pices.. It requires the Atomic En- ergy Commission, for tha first five years to give preference to con- cerns agreeing to patent-sharing when granting to manu- facture commercial atomic equip- ment. unromanric British police caught up with ihe American bridge buzzer. Now Gene says aerial enter- prise wasn't Helen's only require- ment for matrimony. His 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 bridges. "Was sorta bumpy but no sweat at all for crop duster. "If boats wuda backed, Ida dun more bridges. "Man this Helen Brown is the Comstock Lode, just likeTrndmg a bird nest on the ground. "Now going home. Had do some- thing. Time grows short Pleeze no offense intended. Twas very foolish deed. But I love Helen Brown." The Express said it was sending Thompson a razor of the finest Sheffield steel. Gene said by tele- phone he hoped to bring Helen around before the ship gets to Que- bec, but "maybe I'll fly under tot Eiffel Tower if that'll turn tht trick." Girl, 6, Shot Accidentally Janna Turner, 6-year-old daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs, Mack Turner, 3258 College St. was accidentally shot through the foot Thursday morning at her home. She was admitted to St. Ann Hospital where her grandmother, Mrs. C. C. Dixon, 1901 Chestnut St., said Friday morning her con- dition was not serious. Mrs. Dixon said Janna was play- ing in the yard with a 5-year-old neighbor girl when the accident occurred about ajn. The neighbor girl was playing with a .22 caliber rifle she had found in a garage her fa- ther was keeping it for a friend while the friend was OB vacation, Mrs. Dixon said. The girl had propped the gun in a closet, when it fell out and dis- charged. Janna was shot through heel, the bullet breaking a bone and coming out Uw instep of tar foot. Officers Named DALLAS W-The Texti DetnonttrMioo Am. tin. John Coliihtly tt Hico
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