Abilene Reporter News, August 17, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND HOT Mene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT V EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 58 Associated Preu (At) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc People Are Crazy It's chow time for the baby boy, about 7 months old, whose mother abandoned him in Knoxville, Tenn. County officers J. E. Farmer, left, and Carl Beal feed the baby before taking him to a hospital. The mother handed the baby to another woman in a tavern, saying "You can have don't want him." And So Are Ducks A wild Mallard duck struts for his lady love, un- discouraged by the cold response. She and her duck- lings are concrete ornaments on the lawn of a sum- mer home at Helderberg Lake near Albany, N. Y. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Al Sklar, say the Mallard snuggles up to his cold cutie to sleep at night. ONE-YEAR TERM Bootlegger, Who Hod Polio, Jailed An Abilene man will spend a year iu jail on account of beer and liquor. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe sen- tenced Steve Rhinehart, 25, of 1350 South Treadaway Blvd., to five years in the county year for each to five cases alleging pos- session of beer and whisky for sale. Rhindiart pleaded guilty, and Ingalsbe said he made the terms concurrent, which means Rhineheart will serve only one year in all. In the same cases. Judge Ingals- be said Rhinehart's wife pleaded guilty. Her father was there, paid her J150 fine and said he was tak- ing her back !o California, their home, never to return to Texas. Ingalsbe said the cases were made by a Liquor Control Board agent on July 23. 2S. and 31, and on Aug. 2 and 6. Court costs in the cases were The judge said he as assistant THE WEATHER US BEMMIireXT OF COMME1CB WKATHEK BUREAU ABILENE AND CM cSttaoed tat Mulmgm afternoon ItmrtralurM LOT lon'rM NORTH CENTRAL TKXAS ClMr to rartly cloudy and hoi this afternoon. to- nitht Wcdncaday. WEST In partly cloudy with few isolated thnrnlmhciwm. EAST TEXAS-Clrar to partly cloudy SOUTHCENTBM. TEX AS-Fartly rtcmds with teattfrwl mostly in 4iM 7lM Biremrtrr p.m.] M.U. humidity P-m.i Matlmnm and minimum temwalurM f M noun rndrd K.m.t N and 7) county attorney, and Rhineharl met several years ago over similar iquor charges. Then, Ingalsbe said, Rinehart promised to abide ay the law if he was given a break. Ingalsbe said because ol ;he promise and because Rhine- iart is partly paralyzed by polio the charges were dropped. "I reminded him of his promise this Ingaisbe said, "ans told him we couldn't give him bu! one break." Rhinehart began serv- ng his term Tuesday afternoon Ingalsbe said. Dr. McCreight, Anson Doctor, Diesal65 ANSON, Aug. 17 Dr. W. J. McCreight, US, prominent general practitioner of Anson for many years, died at his home here at a.m. Tuesday follow- ing a lengthy illness. He was born William Joseph Mc- Creight in Stephens County on 29, 1888. He lived on a farm eight miles south of Caddo until was 11, at that time moving with his parents to Abilene. His father, J. S. McCreight, or- ganized the first telephone system or Abilene, selling it to the Bell system about 1902. The family moved to Anson when he was 14 and he had made his home here :ince. World War I Vet Dr. McCreight graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in medicine in 1914 and began a general practice in Inson in 1915. He was married that year to Annie Hale King at Anson. He entered military service in January, 1918, serving during World War I and until the summer of 1920. He served nine months of that time in France and with the Army of Occupation in Germany. Dr. McCreight returned, to An- son to resume his practice follow- ing his discharge. He had been active in his practice here until a few weeks ago despite ill health. Survivors are his wife; three sons. W. J. McCreight. Jr., of Abilene, Dr. Henry McCreight of Winters. Charles T. McCreight of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy McQuigg of Birmingham, Mich.; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd McCreight of Co- manche, Okla. Sherman Mc- Creight of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Sid McCreight of San Fran- cisco, Calif.: and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Clayton of San Francisco and Mrs. Nell Holden of San An- tonio. Fnenl Wednesday Funeral will held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. ;N. Easterwood, pastor, "offKJ Masonic graveside rites will be conducted in Mount Hope Ceme- tery- Arrangements will be under the direction of Lawrence Funer- al Home. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until shortly before funeral time. The casket will not be opened following services at the church. Doctors of this area and his friends were designated by the family as honorary pallbearers. Demo, GOP Senators Flay Mitchell Speech Senate Bolts Traces, Makes It to Join Red Party White Flays Drought Aid AUSTIN W-The future of feder- al drought relief in Texas appeared to be in doubt today. Agriculture Commissioner John C. White, slapping it Republican handling of the program, said its j ills should be remedied, or Texas should takt out and run its own program. Gov. Allan Shiverss aid he had checked the entirt program to White. "I will be guided by his sugges- Shivers said. "If he recom- mends that we stop it, I ask the federal government to stop it." "I certainly believe the drought relief program is i matter which should not have any politics mix- ed up in it and we have tried to keep politics out of it" WASHEiTON ad- ministration wishes, the Senate today voted to make Communist party membership a crime punish- able by imprisonment and heavy fines. By a vote of 41-39, the Senate amended a bill passed only yes- terday by the House and stuck in a provision to make membership in the Communist party illegal. The House bill would strip the Communist party of all its legal rights but would not ban member- ship in it. The House bill was de- scribed as acceptable to the ad- ministration, which has opposed outlawing the Communist party on grounds that this upset existing laws for dealing with Communists. Really Outlawed? In the debate, there had been contentions from Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) and others that the House bill would not actually outlaw the Communist party. The Senate approved the Butler amendments, 62-19. The chief ones among them would do these things: 1. Make it clear beyond doubt that the Communist party is not a legitimate political organization. 2. Remove the word, "knowing- from sections dealing with Ir. bor unions whose leaders are found to be aiding the world Communist movement As the legislation stood before the amendment were adopted, one of the tests of Communist infiltra- tion was that a union leader, to _ "knowingly give aid Must Walt f Month! J. Forbid a union that has beet found to be Communist infiltrated from petitioning the attorney gen- eral for a renewal of its bargaining rights within six months of the finding that it is Communist-infil- trated. Kefauver told the Senate he doesn't think the House-passed bill actually does outlaw the party. And he raised a question of how it would be possible to be a mem- ber of something "that by law doesn't exist" Sen. Butler (R-Md) who was re- plying to a lengthy series of ques- tions put by the Tennessee senator insisted that the legislation actually outlaws the party. He added that while it does this, the bffl does not make it illegal to be a Com- munist City, School Parley Tonight Joint meeting of the City Com- mission and the School Board, ori- ginally set for p.m. today, jas been delayed until 7 tonight. It will be held in the City Com- mission room at City Hall. Purpose of the session is to dis cuss the proposed school budget and the possibility of separating :he schools from the city. Inability of some officials to attend at led to the change in hours, Mayor C. E. Gatlin said. Parr Faces Trial For Tax Evasion WASHINGTON W Justice Department said today an income tax case involving George B. Parr, powerful business and political fig- vurc in Duval County. Tex., will shortly be placed before a federal grand jury at Houston for study. The department said the case had been referred to Justice offi- cials by the Internal Revenue Service, which was reported sev- eral months ago to be looking in- to Parr's tax returns; Tho department said the entire (ile has been forwarded to U.S. Ally. Malcolm R. Wilkey at Hous- ton (or review and submission to the next grand jury session, sched- uled to convene (here Sept 27. The information Parr's tax re- turns were under investigation de- veloped from R scries of questions put to Atty. Gen. Browned at a news conference last February 4 Brownel! had recently returned from a visit to Texas and a re- porter asked it Parr had been subject ot a conversation between him and Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas. i Brownell confirmed that this was so. The reporter then inquired about what he described as a rumor that an investigation of Parr's taxes had been stated and then stopped, and later resumed as a result of (he Shivers-Brcwnell conversa- tion. The attorney general said he knew nothing about that. But that he had received certain informa- tion concerning Parr which he had turned over to the Treasury De- partment. In 1936 Parr served nine months in a federal reformatory on income tax evasion charges. lie won a parole and ten years later, in 1946, received a pardon from President Truman. In January ol this year. Texas Attorney General John Ben Shep- perd announced that the financial affairs ol Parr and Duval County had been under state and federal Investigations for about a At that time Texas' Gov. Allan Shivers announced the Male was going to "clean up nirss" in Duval County. The measure was speedily ap- proved by the House yesterday 305-2 after GOP leaders had con- ferred with President Eisenhower. The Senate has passed 85-0 a bill making it a crime to belong to the larty and commit an act to further ts purposes. Eisenhower opposed that version. Kefauver told Butler he was con- cerned lest the House-passed bill "knock the underpinning" from the 1950 Internal Security law by en- abling Communists to escape its registration provisions by invoking their constitutional protection against self incrimiiation. "I think I can say positively that such will not be the Butler told him. Besides stripping the Communist party of any legal rights, the bill would deprive Communist infil- trated labor unions of any legal standing before the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate's action last week took the Red labor union part of the legislation, offered by Butler, and made it an amendment to a bill which would subject to impris- onment and fine any persons who belong to the Communist party and commit any act to further its pur- WEARY G. T. Petty of Rotan holds her daugh- ter Judy Kay, victim of leukemia, at their home. Another daughter, Rebecca, 5, stands near. RESTLESS LEUKEMIA VICTIM Rotcm Woman Holds Baby In Arms Nearly 3 Months By OLETA PARKER Keporter-News Correspondent ROTAN, Aug. 17. (RNSi Any mother knows how tiresome it is to hold a baby for just a few hours. To hold a baby in your arms for three months seems almost impos- sible. Mrs. G. T. Petty has held her child almost continuously since the middle of May. Except for the time blonde Judy Kay was under oxygen in an Abilene hospital, she has held her continuously for the past five weeks. Awake, she is so restless the mother must walk with her. Even in the hospital. Up and down up and down. Only when the child is sleepy can the mother sit down to rock her. Then she must hold upright. Judy Kay's throat is swollen. It's difficult for her to breathe. This week her stomach is swol- len. So is her face. She has tem- perature all the time. She will be 2 on Oct 25. Attendants at Hendrick Memor- ial Hospital in Abilene told Mrs. Petty last Thursday to bring the baby home. They could do no more for her there than could be done at home. Just medicines to give and a cool Oxygen is given when breathing becomes too difficult. few months Judy Kay was playing about the house, just as any other child. Then came the temperature, listlessness, and other symptoms. Anson Throng Cheers Shivers Leukemia. The worst type. No hope. Judy Kay has had blood trans- iusions every two weeks since the middle of May. They have 'been :emporarily discontinued. It doesn't seen to the mother said, with tears in her eyes. "You can stand a lot more than you think you Mrs. Petty said. "I never she said. guess I've forgotten she added. "I" have to be half awake all the tone; to watch Judy's breathing and. to comfort her." Judy doesn't sleep much either Just fretful catnaps. When she movs is mother knows it Doctors will not say how long the ordeal will continue. Could be two days, two weeks, two months maybe longer.- Judy Kay was a pretly sick lit- tle girl Saturday night and Sun- day. She was bleeding inside her mouth. "I had to keep it washed out all Mrs. Petty said. "She was so. nauseated." Judy Kay-will let no one but her mother touch her. She lies against See LEUKEMIA, Pg. 3-A, CoL I Bj GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer ANSON, Aug. 17. Gov. Allan Shivers drew applause and cheers five tunes in a 15-minute address before a crowd of about per- sons in front the Jones County courthouse Tuesday morning. As Shivers arrived from Abilene escorted by a 30-car caravan, cheers that went up all but drown- ed out the concert by the Anson High School band. Handsome in blue suit, but carrying his coat with bare arms showing below his short-sleeved Shivers Flays Labor Leader Gulf Squall Brings Heavy Valley Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Gulf o{ Mexico squall tossed more than six inches of rain into the lower Rio Grande Valley Tuesday. The heavy showers fell as the minor disturbance moved inland below the Mexican border. The Weather Bureau said it never had posed a hurricane threat. The high- est winds reported were about 23 miles an hour. The low pressure area caused 6.75 inches at rain at little Valley town of Rangerville. Hidal- go had 1.89 inches sod Rio Grande City, at the western end of the lower Valley, had .99 inch of rain, Advance Vacation Staff at Dtnrer DENVER Eiscn hower's plane, the Columbine, ar- rived at Lowry Air Force Base yesterday with an advance con- tingent of nine White House staff members and 36 boxes ot supplies. Tha President's staff promptly began selling up offices at Lowry for Eisenhower's Colorado vaca- tlon. He and Mrs. Eisenhower are expected here as soon as Congress with STAMFORD, Aug. IT Gov. Allan Shivers today lashed the promises of his runoff oppo- nent, and jeered at an Ohio labpr leader who. Shivers said, is urg- ing the election of Ralph Yar- borough. Gov. Shivers spoke on the Muni- cipal Lawn here. A crowd of about 500 persons heard Ms speech. Mrs. R. F. Mahood, Reporter- News correspondent, said. The governor was introduced by W. B. (Dub) Harrison, and master of ceremonies was R. B. Bryant. Fifteen to 20 cars from Stam- ford met the Shivers caravan in Anson and accompanied him to Stamford. They were to accom- pany him on to Rotan. Shivers accused Yarborough of promising the voters everything they could think of. and promis- ing to promise the voters all their requests in the future. Shivers al- so attacked a W. B. Kennedy o! Cleveland, Ohio. Shivers said he was an out-of-state labor leader who said "Texnns could redeem themselves by voting for Ralph Yarborough." Shivers said the labor leader meant Texans could "atone" for a 1949 resolution by the Texas Legislature condemning Ken nedy's union for tying up the United States railroads. Shivers was lieutenant governor then. The crowd interrupted his speech times, with shirt. Shivers shook every hand in sight both as he arrived and as he eft after his speech for Stamford. Cheers went up as he mention- ed each of four things he said were the real issues in his cam- paign for a third term for gover- or. Resounding applause came when he declared "the only place he communists are welcome in Texas is in jail." Other issues in the cam- aign, he said, are school segre- gation, George Parr, and whether IB voted for Eisenhower. Shivers, declaring he was hap- py to be in an agricultural section of Texas, mentioned that he was a cotton farmer and knew what it was to lose a crop to the bugs and drought He pointed out that is a member of the farm bu- reau and soil conservation district in his home area in the Valley. 'Texas is still a great agricul- tural empire." he declared, "bul industry is increasing every day." He went on to describe what happened in Port Arthur when the CIO, which he termed a commun- ist-dominated union, moved in. "That could happen could happen any place in he asserted. Without mentioning Ralpy Yar- borough by name, the governor said, "My opponent has tried to make a third term an issue this campaign. It's not a real is- sue." he declared, adding that many officeholders in Texas today have had many more than three terms and some have been in poli tics all of their lives. He pointed out that his opponent has censured him for voting for Kisenhower. "You bet I did. I voted for Eis- enhower. I voted to stop the war in Korea. And I voted to get the Communists out of the State De- partment." No child was too small to re- Forecost Stays Same As Hindcast It's more hot weather for Abi- lene. Tha weatherman said Tuesday it would continue fair and hot through Wednesday, with no sign of a break. Late Monday, showers along the Gulf Coast offered a slight chance for rain in this area. But Tuesday morning, the show- were reported playing out High temperatures were expected to be around 98-100 degrees. Knowland Leads Bias! At Chairman WASHINGTON HI Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell drew a blast from Re- jubliean senators and criticism Tom some members of his own >arty today for lint-ing President Ssenhower's friendship for golfer Bobby Jones with a proposed pow- er contract. The Senate had scarcely con- vened when GOP leader Knowland of California teed off on Mitchell's ntimation, in a speech last night, hat Eisenhower was influenced by Jones to order a private power contract in the area served by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Should Give Facts Knowland told the Seaate that if 3Iitchell has aay information which indicates the contract is "illegal" or the result of "undue has a duty to present his facts o the Justice Department or the Senate-House Atomic Committee. The Californian said he recog- nizes the growing heat of this rear's political campaign, but "I regret that it can't be kept on a evel other than attacking the per- sonal motives of the President of the United States." Knowland said it was regrettable when a statement is made in the present troublesome times "which appears to me to cast reflections on the President of fte United States and tends to break down the confidence of the people" in their chief executive. Cooper Backs Ike Sen. Cooper (R-Ky) noted that _ ._ he had argued.against the contract "with all thelstrength ai my com- mand" m Senate debate on tha atomic bilL He said he still regret- ted that Eisenhower had ordered it made. But Cooper said he was certain the: President "acted in what He thought were the best interests of the country" and concluded: "I do not believe there, is any truth at all in the statement mads by the chairman of the Democratic party." Off the Senate floor. Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) told a reporter that he feels Mitchell "carried guilt by association too far" in hitting at "Eisenhower's contract order. But Kefauver's colleague. Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) said if a Democrat- ic Senate is elected this fall, will press for a probe of the con- tract" matter. Another senator who asked to remain anonymous said criticism, similar to Mitchell's had been in- cluded in a speech a Democratic senator planned to make, during: the Senate battle over the atomic energy bffl, but was stricken out on the advice of other party mem- bers. City to Accept U. S. Health Building Fund ceive Shivers' attention at the brief rally before the huge monu- ment bearing the name of Anson Jones. During his address, Shivers mentioned that this town and this county went named for a man who fought for the rights of Tex- as. "Tcxans ought to be uftamed to want to surrender before fight begins he cendwM. 'substitute UM The City of Abflene wiH accept a federal grant of toward constructing a public health build- ing. The City Commission has in- structed City Manager Austin P. Hancock to write the letter of ac- ceptance to the Texas State Depart- ment of Health. Allotment of the federal funds is made through the state agency, and had already been offered to Abilene. To match the federal money. Abilene will invest from its General Operating Fund, Han- cock said Tuesday. The building wfll house the Abi- lene-Taylor County Health' Unit, which is now at 125W Chesimit St The new structure will be on city property near South 19th St. and Highland Ave. Using money from tha General Operating Fund toward the public health building leaves intact the ISO.OOO in charity outpatient clinic bonds Abilenians voted. The City Commission had con- sidered using the clinic bonds to- ward the public health building instead, sines the county has not agreed to provide rest ol the money needed lor a clinic. Taylor-Jones Medical Society, which sponsored the clinic bond proposal, was, asked by the com- mission whether it would approve switehims bond montgr to the public health replied It WOTktet to m any rfft. Through Dr. C. E. Adams, spokesman, the medical society de- clared there is critical seed for a charity oatpatieat clinic. The city will continue trying to bring a charity clinic into being, although the bond money is insufficient "Oar next step toward getting the public health building started will be to employ an Hancock said. "Tha state.health department must approve the plans and the construction con- tract award." This structure will house only the Abilene-Taylor County Health Unit, an agency supported by ths city, the county and the state. Functions of the agency are to assemble information about com- municable disease cases in the county, enforce sanitation laws, in- spect dairies and water supplies, put on fly and mosquite control programs, hold immunization ses- sions for certain communicable diseases and sponsor public health education. The health unit is not a treatment center, as the pro- posed charity clinic would be. City Commission said that the present quarters the health unit are inadequate. The city owns about block of land between Highland Ave. and Santos St and between South Mh and 20th Sts. The public health building (for the health unit) will built there, also on that trty will be a new On lUtkm and w elevated jtnk. ;