Abilene Reporter News, August 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAiR AND HOT 1-64- Abilene ^^porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 57Aaocuaed Pro, (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 16, 1954—FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Conferees OK Compromise On Fann Bill WASHINGTON (iFi — A compromise farm bill carrying out most of President Eisenhower’s requests was agreed upon today by a Senate-House conference committee. It must still go back to the House and Senate for final approval. Passage appeared likely despite the rush for adjournment by the end of this week. .A deadlock which threatened to tie up the bill indefiniteely was broken by agreement of a majority of House conferees to accept a lower level of dair>’ supports voted by the Senate Only Sen. Young (R-ND) of the eight Senate conferees, and Rep. Andresen iR-Minn» of the five house spokesmen, refused to sign the hardfought compromise which calls for dairy price supports at 75 per cent of parity. .Andre.sen insisted upon the high-ei dairy supixn-ts of 80 per cent voted by the House. Swim Meet Nets $37.06 Proceeds totaling $37.06 were received from the Abilene Invitational AAl’ Swim MeeH Saturday, tlms ending the summer's annual Learn-lo-Swim program here. A check for Uiat amount was tume<i over to the Rejxirter-N'ews .Vthletic Fund by Joe Rlack. VFW manage!:, and Burrell Elliff, chairman of the VFW swimming pool committee. The Reporter-News sponsors the annual Learn-to-Sw im program along with the .American Legion and VF'W. organizations furnishing the use of swimming pools, and the Red Cross, which provides swimming imstructors. A total of 346 registrations for the swim meet at 30 cents each brought in 1173 and ticket sales another $39.50. Trophies and medals awarded cost $171 and admission tax $4.94. The money received from the sw im me«l will be used to help support the Lcam-to-Swim program next summer. Ike OKs New Decision To Outlaw Red Party Measure Strips Off Legal Rights THE WEATHER I S DrFA«THKNT OF COMMFaCB HR.%rHKK »1 RF.%r .ABU.I- NK AND VICINITY Conlmued f*ur *is-4 hot    and    T»*id»y Hiirt» i»tnp«r*lur* today and Tueailay near 100 dacref>* Ixn* Umighi 7* dffrn«i. \|»RTH t F.NTRAl. TF.XAS Cl#ar to partly rk>ud> thta aftemooo. tonmht and Tui-»di,> W1>T TKXAS - CWar to partly cloudy; • Mlrly atattrrrd lhutideT*h«w#r* KAST TFAAS Clear to parti» cloudy * !h » altered shoyier» near the oiast SOTTH CKNTH4I TKXA.S - Partlv fW hIv »«h *h..«rry ut the evtreme aouth and IK Altered    et»e«here Ti MF» RATI BKS EAvSY. BOY David Ray Jones. 2^[,. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jones, 1926 South 17th St., gels a preview of horseback riding as it will be done by Abilene youngsters during Kids' Fun Day at Fair Park Wednesday. (Staff photo by David Barros) IT'S FREE FOR KIDS Riding Gear Ready? Fun Day Is Near! Sus P H r V» Mnn A M «3 •I •0 1 W 2 SO .1 4 »    M W , ..    .    TS 9*    §    10     7» M    79 91    i    ,    il «n    9    JO    .    »5 rr    ir    ta    rr u,    Il    30    »6 ?    i;    »    92 B»n>meter read.n* at 13 90 p m. 3i 23 R»U;.*.e humidity at 13 » pm » llsiih uiid kl» t.-mperature* inr 34 Nmm en ied at * JA a m 99 and T» dtfreea. \htli ne pre-school cowboy« and cowutLs should get their riding gear ready—for the day is drawing ntar. The day is Wednesday—Kids’ Fun Day And Wednesday .Abilene boys and girls are invited to a spet'ial party from 8 a m. until noon. Tlie place will be the M and M .Amusement Park, which is a part of Fair Park. The Re|x»rter-Xews is giving the party for .Abilene boys and girls who have not yet started to school. | The parly is irt^ There will he a free snow cone and free rides on special ponies, a train, airplane. ferris wIhh‘1 and cars The party is free, all right. But each little boy .and girl will need a si>ecial ’iicket ’ for each >i the rides The.se free “tickets” or couptins are found in the adver- | tismg ^vtion of The Reporter-News—one is printed each day. Be sure you have all six .And waU'h for the siHx-ial surprise about the.'-e i .'upons Tutsday and Wednesday Wedne> lay niorninc’s pajier will be your last chance to get your “tickets" Today’s special ticket is on page 7 A. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 fu-A bill outlawing the Communist party and stripping all legal rights from Communist-dominated unions today won House approval. WASHINGTON Ufi- Congressional leaders agreed at a White House conference today to try to pu.«h through Conygress a new bill to outlaw the Communist party as such. In a session with President Eisenhower, the decision was to get the House to pass a measure declaring the Communist party is unlawful and without any rights. It would not make membership in the party by individuals unlawful. But Speaker Martin (R-Mass) and Sen. Ferguson <R-Mich) said the government already can go after individual Communists, and is doing so. under the Smith Act, w hich makes it illegal to conspire to overthrow the government. The new approach is intended to supplant a bill that whipped through the Senate last week which would make it a crime to belong to the Communist party provided a person committed an overt act while a party member. Ferguson explained the plan agreed upon today approaches the question from the standpoint of the Communist party as such rather than individual members. Martin and Ferguson, the latter chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said the new plan IS acceptable to the administration. They said Atty. Gen. Brownell sat in (HI the ^Tiite House discussions this morning. Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP Senate leader, told reporters he thought the House might pass the new bill today under a suspen-siwi of the rules. He said he also expects Senate action this week on three other antisubversive bills that would risks who are employed in defense plants, tighten penalties for peacetime espionage, and deny pensions or other benefits to government i employees who are convicted under loyalty actions or refuse to testify on such issues. Without a dissenting vote, the Senate passed a bill providing stiff fines and jail terms for anyone holding membership in the Communist party and actively carrying out its purposes. On Saturday officials close to the President described him as opposing the Senate measure on grounds it would make “propaganda martyrs” of the Reds, and reporters were told he planned to ask the House to kill it. To meet the administration’s objections. House leaders and Justice Department officials hurriedly drafted a new bill which would strip the Communist party of its legal status, but which omitted the Senate provisioiis aimed at punishing individual party members. HOW TO TACKLE A ‘CABINET’ PROBLEM—President Eisenhower prefers the direct, frontal approach to a cold cabinet problem, while Mrs. Eisenhower nibbles away during a cabinet meeting-picnic at the Presidential vacation retreat, Camp David, near Thurmont, Md. Candidates Dive Into Last 11 Days of Runoff Campaign By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Staff Tiie candidate« f<^ governor and others in Democratic party runoffs faced 11 more days erf campaigning Monday following a Sunday in which both candidates for the state’s chief executive office claimed their appearances were non-political. Neither candidate ftn- governor in speeches Sunday hit directly at his opponent, but an undercurrent of politics was there, particularly in Gov. Allan Shivws’ talk Sadler to Speak At Shivers Rally ^ in which he took opportunity to make it easier to remove security | point to a part erf his record. And the office of Ralph Yarbor-, through West Texas and Yarborough will make a statewide radio i^ieecli fitnn Austin. Sunday, Yarborough spoke at VJ Day memorial services held by the New Braunfels VFW <«•-ganization. He spoke of the “folly of great powers quarreling over colonial posses.si(His while the Reds are preparing to gobble them up,” and called for cooperation among W’estem nations to stop communism. Shivers spoke at Praha, a Czech* American community in Fayette County. Czech-.Americans frcm ough, the other candidate, issued a st&textieni that was purely poUt-ical. answering a Shivers charge of Saturday and calling the governor a tyrant. Meanwhile, Democratic party officials wane preparing foe what looked at this stage like a record vote. The predictions wwe based on extremely heavy aw>lications for absentee ballots. Shivers planned no speeches Monday. Yarborough was in Dallas for a statewide television speech at 6 30 p.m. Monday-On Tuesday. Shivers will swing BUDGET PRESENTED Finances will be the subject of j penses and more bonds. State Senator Harley Sadlw of Ahilene will addre3^.s a “Shivers-for Governor” rally Tuesday night in Sweetwater. Sadler will nuike his speech at 8 pm. froiii the Nolan County courthou.'ie lawn. The ojjen-air rally IS sponsored by the 24th Sena-    School    Board and the City tonal instncl campaign office of    Commission. Gov Allan Shivers, who is in a    Convening    at runoff campaign against Ralirfi \ arborough of Austin. Discussion Slated Tuesday On City, School Separation a joint meeting Tuesday of Abi- Fairgrounds Site Reduced to 4 Areas Sixttvn iHVvNible sitt*s for the proposed 'Taylor County livesltnk and agriculture center were narrow e<i to fi\e still under txMisider-at ion Monday morning At mKui Munduy, Chamtier of fiunnierce Manage Joe Cooley re ceivexl information that one of the fue sitfts still in the running us not for sale aixi this left tour definite pof-.sibilitie.s The 16 .suggested location for the fair grounds were in all directions from Abilene They ranged from locations tiuse to the ba.-iiness section of Abilene to iMie tract south of V^yhe Mam n'asoiis for eliininatmg most of the offered or sugge.sled tracts were tiKv-higu asking price.« for the land. tm> great distances from utility lines and undesirable toiHigraphy. Good and bad jnmits of the van-mis traits were di.scu.ssevi in a nuHrfing of Cooley. Grover Nel-run and Guy Caldwell with the Taylor County Commissioners Court Cooley had a large map of Abilene show ing the sites and some j mformatum on the size, price and ' available utilities on mo.>«t of them Tract.« still under con.sideiation •t the tio.se of the meeting were; j 175 acres owned by l.eonard Camp four mile.s siHitheasl (*f Ahilene ea.st of Buffalo Gap Road Price: $6.50 |ier acre 1 l,and owntxl tiy West Tex«« fiilitie« Co en.sl of Abilene between South Fifth and South 11th Sts. (Cooley learned at noon that this land is an es.sential part of Hie W’TV power plant and it not lor Mte .1 3 140 acres ihvihhI by the Baker Estate just north of FlniwiKHi Memorial Park on the Northwest side of I 8 277. A.sking price: SLtMXl ^HT acre ■ \dditional lami directly across the highway from it. owned by the Baker and Kneeb F.states, was eliminated > 4 Land owned by the Bacon Estate d -e 'ilv aiiv s H glnvav 315 north of Abilene Christian College. Amount ot acreage and price un-know II 5 The old .Abilene Municipal .Airport .Allother meeting oi the Commissioners Court IS set for 10 a.m. Thursday and Cooley said he would ha\e mon.' detaikHt uifonna lion on these sites at that time. Sites eliminated during the Monday morning meeting were. 1. Lami owned by Mr and Mrs Dan K'llo'ugh south of Abilene west of F M 1756 2. 150 acres owned by a man named Li(*b. immediately south of Lytle Lake. Price; $300 per acre. New Atomic Bill Conference Slated WASl 11NGTON ifc--Congression al leaders indicated tixlay that they may pry the atomic energy bill out of the congre.ssional log jam the next day or so. Speaker Martin (R Ma.ssi «aid after a legislative crmference at the White House he would ap point House conferees loimeet with tboM (rf Um Seniit« Gas and water lines would be a proidcm. 3. 79 acres owned by Dewey Davis northeast of .Abilene on Highway    Total proc $15.000. About one mile from all utilities, 4 311 to 317 acres owmnl by Mr.s C W Kenner north of .Abilene, ea.st of r ii 83 Total price* $4t>.000 l.and adjoins city sewer farm I (llities Inaccessible 5 100 at'res owned by .A Jtrfin northeast of .Abilene on Old .Anson Road. Total pnce $:i5,000 Rough tin^igraphy, all utilities inacces si-'le. 6. 110 acres owned by a man named Hinds just .'H'ios.s county road mirth of Abilene Air Forx'e Base Price; $140 tier acre 7 1624 acres owihhÍ by J H Schniitlt iusi across county road from northeast corner of the air base Price: $4ixl per acre Greek Splits Property t 150 acres owned by Archie Wilson btdwetMi Danville Dr. and the air ba.se Price* $420 per aere. Little FJm Creek splits the land on the west end. 9 Pkl acres owntHl'by the Har-ber F.su te suolh ol FI'iiwihhÍ Memorial Park Price $500 per acre. All uliT’h's wuuld bj' a preW'm, 10 180 acres ow nnl by Oren W Carter .south ol Wylie, along old iuvess riKid to Camp Barkeley Price $1.5(1 per acre .All utilities would be a problem 11 160 acres owned bv Uov T Hays one mile north of F.lmdale. near the Callahan County Une. Price $200 per acre All utilities wwuW bf a problmi. 1:30 p m in the commission room at City Hall, the panels will discuss: (D The proposed iKihool budget for the 12-month penod beginning Sept. 1. 1954. 2* Possibility of separating the public schools from the city government. Cost erf operating and maintaining tlie scho(rfs the next 12 months has be€«i estimated by Supt. A. E Wells at $2.309.15610. The school Kiard has approved his budget in this amount. Payments to be made on the school bonded indebtedness never are included in the budget, since they are already fixed. Approval of the commission is required on the annual school budget. since it is part of the city’s butiget. Abilene’s public schools are controlled by the ci$5* government. It Separating the schools would also remove the state limitation on Abilene’s school tax rate. . Of the $2.309,136.10 operation and maintenance budget proposed for the coming year, the city is expected to contribute $776.500. The city, in addition, must pay UiHHighout Texas came to the little town f(»* an annual celebration. He pointed out his record in “putting that union out of business”—a referen<?e to a Port Arthur strike by a union which the governor said was Communist dominated. The governor p(»iited out that Czechoslovakia has fallen under Communist dominaUon and said, “We must keep our guard up at all time* axKi maintain our deter- 3 Get Polio; 27 in Ward Thx^ polio patienU admitted Sunday to Hendrick M«n<xial Hosphal brought to 27 ttw number of polio patieirfa there. AdmUted Sumiay metai Barbara Hale, 15, daughter ti Mr. and Mrs. fYank Hale ti Sweetwater. Jacqueline Snow, 7. dauglrfer «1 Mr, and Mrs. Jack Snow, 1934 Ambler Ave. Frsinklin Kimble Cox. 9. son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cox of Stamford. Barbara Hale has bulbar type polio and is in an iron lung, a hospital attendant said Monday. Jacqi^Ui» Snow and FraciJia Kimble Cox have polio but it has not been determined what kino, the attendant said. Neither had developed any paralj^sis so far. during the next It months $352,- 736.96 toward the schools* bonded .    . ....       »«*«1    •    mmatjon    to    see    that    it    never    hap- indebtedness. Therefore, the tirfal,    « money the city will contribute to The real politics, however, came schods WÜ1 b« $1.129,232.96. in a statemefit issued by Yarbor- The scho(rfs expect state funds j ©ugh’s office in Austin. It was set during the year in the sum of $1,-443,349 toward the operatioo and maintenance expend. Polio Drive Opens; 3 Projects Slated The emergency March <rf Dime« , charge, drive of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis officially began here this morning Dr. Walter H. Adams, Taylor County chainnan of the National FcHindation Infantile Paral>sis. has appointed David .Adams, local insmance man. as chairman of the iwxvweek drive David Adanvs. in turn, has lined off by a statemefit by Shivers that Yarborough was “slandering” the state by rating it as “one of the worst in the nation in which to live.” Yarborxnigh <?oimtered by sajnng be was proud of Texas, but then added that Texas stands 47th in public health among the states, in Hie bottom quarter in pay fc» school teachers, very low in water and soil conservation, and that there h» be«i no mcrease in old age pensions fnm state fumls in five ymrs. “I have a Texan's love few Texas and a Texan's pride.” said the former district judge. ” , But my The Exchange Club, under direction of Guy .McCarty Jr , president, will distribute hundreds of the collection card • com boxes. | prjje is twrf false pride. It will not |i9-MiHi«w Shiwt    keep me from making public at The cost oi the National Foon- every opiwrtimity the deiicieit^ dation'. treatment and preventtoe i program reqmre. Vi nuUioo per i ^ ^“"I«    '« year. ae^inK    »•'•«■!    He 5»o    claimed Shiver, haa restona! director of the polio foun-1    ^ would require a City Charter j up a s<\>re of Abilene busmess and ! dation Last wtmer’s drive fell $20 j    himself    with    the    state. amendment, voted by the people, ‘ profes.sional men to help with the to separate them    ;    driv e, and will have the assistance The charter sets the maximum schcKrf tax which the commission may levy at 80 cents on each $100 valuation Expense of the rapidly expanding school plant has already forced the city to levy an illegal $1.10 on the $100 valuation for schools. Future huiWing needs of the SfNiool system will require addi-tiimal bonds some day, trustees foresee. That would add still more to the school tax rate. lender state law municipal district.’ of a number of .Abilene men s service clubs. 8 Project» Three major projects have been slated for    the Abilene drive. ’ raised Adams said.    March They are the Pops’ Parade on ' Polio, mailing of coin - coiiecior cards to every boxholder in Tay-i lor County , and the use of about ‘ 500 coin-collect or boxes in busmens establishments throughout .Abilene I and the county. million v^ort of ^al budgetary “Qniy * tyrant grasping for still total, and lhap the aniount the    power would equate himself emergency drive will seek to . ^    ^ state, and would say that raise. No local goals have been j noting his own deficiencies is a I slander of the people Iw boasts he Hyre pointed out that .Abilene i jj^qds in his hand.” Yarborough’s WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES HIP TO HEPBURN? — If you oren't her« starts o swies on the life of Actress Audrey Hepburn —half womon. holf-sprite. Pag« 3^. BLUE SOX FtOHT—Abilene's Blu« Sox are up ogoinst Albuquerqu« tonight in o bottle for fourth place. Page 6-A. an “extended | Alex Biekley. Abilene attorney such as Abi- and Hotanan, is chief of the $44.W0 ,in the regular of Dimes drive last winter, Two - thirds of Ihid amount, or roughly $29,500 went to the Naihmal Foundation, leaving the renminder for use ui Abilene, he said. The local (rfiapter recently* received $2.000 in emergency financial assistance from the national foundation. Dr. Adams said that statement said. Shivers Due Here Tuesday Goy. Allan Shivers will Jones and Fisher County lene, i« limited in its school tax    Poi«’ Parade This project w ill be    during the    past    three    years.    i Tuesday in his camnaien for levy to a level loo k>w for .Abilene    similar to the Mother s March of    national polio    foundation    has sent; to finant*e any additional schoolthe regular Dimes campaign last back probably more moeny in IkmmIs    j    w inter, exi'ejrf that it    will he con- emergency assistance    than H The Texas attorney general baa.ducted downtown among Abilene has received from the Tayloc .served notice he won’t approve; businvxis and professional men. i Cwinty chapter any more Abilene school    bonds as    i    and the city dads    will do the I “Texas is right on    the state long as its present tax    limit ex-    i    aoUciting.    i average with regard    to money ists    ! Another major ot'«iratiim irf the j raised each year, but    our stale By .sepiiratuig the »chords from    I    drive — mailing the    thimsands of the city, the City Charter limila-1 coin - collector cards to aU Tay-lion on the school tax winild he re-    lor cxninty mailboxes, will be moved, Ttust««» could «et a rale that would carry tiit growmg ax- handled by the Optimist Club, with Fvmiámi Curly Hay^ ia has used ail its funds, plus lO per cent more, ” Dr. Adams said “Texas is among the top four States of the nalioo ui numberi af polio cases rsiKxted,” ha tour towns re- dec I ion He will land at Municipal Air-ivort here during the morning and proceed to Anson, He will be met by a car caravim of sui^rters at Hawley. Speeches scheduled include Anson courthouse at 9:30 a. m,; Stamford at 10:30 a. m.; Rolan at 1.30 p. m.; Roby later in the day. Wednesday he wUl campaign Haskell. Kdox and Baylof C ROSS BUCHANAN . . . burial la miiioii Abilene Oilman Dies in Montana Rosa Buchanan. SO. of 125? Pm-land Ave., died Sunday evening in the National Park Service ho«-pital at Livlngstan, Mont. Buchanan was office manage f(gr the Henson Drilling Co. of Abilene. He had a heart attack abtmt three weeks ago while on vaca-tkm in Yellowstone National Park. He was hospitalized In Livingston until time of his death. Survivors include his wife, and a son. Dr. W D. Buchanan ol 225 Say let Blvd. and one grand- SlMl. Funeral will be held !n St. Franc is viUe, 111., probably Wednesday. said Mm. 0, L. Hensoa of Abilene. Arrangements art being made at the Tougaw F'oii-eral Home at St. FraaclevtU^ Buchanan’s former home. Buchanan joined tha irtnini company 4b IMB at • fa(nkkn«n% ;

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