Abilene Reporter News, August 19, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, HOT Abilene Import WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 60 Atsociaud Pn (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, AUG. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY ICte Trousseau Burns; Wedding to Co On -OUT OF THE FLAMES Hazel Hagan, wearing a bor- rowed house dress, examines a velvet hat which somehow escaped from the fire which destroyed her parents' house at 1001 Palm St. and most of her trousseau and wedding gifts. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) By PHYLLIS NlBLINti Plans for a formal weddinj lit- erally went up in smoke early Thursday morning for Hazel Ha- gan. along with her trousseau and all her wedding gifts. But the 19-ye2r-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hagan will be married on schedule to Ray Zafc of San Angelo Friday at 3 a. m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. x Sbe will wear a simple street dress instead of her white wed- ding dress. It was destroyed Thursday about a. m. when the Hagan home at 1001 Palm St. burned to the ground. Lucky to Escape But even though almost all their possessions were destroyed, the Hagan familv felt lucky to have escaped the fire. Hazel, who slept in the front bedroom next to the living room, awoke about a.m. to smell smoke. She looked into the living room and saw the curtains blazing near the roof. Her screams roused her par- ents who ran in to sec what was the trouble. Hagan tried to reach the telephone on top of the living room piano, but the heat was too intense by that time. The Hagasii roused the two oth- er daughters who were at home and their infant grandson. They barely managed to escape the house, Mrs. Hagan said. "The fire swept through the house just like Mrs. Ha- gan related. It followed them out the back door. As it was, one daughter, Anne, 16 was cut off and had to escape through an- other door. The third daughter. -Mrs. John 4 From Duval Fiyio Abilene Four "Freedom Party" leaders from Duval County are coming to Abilene today to plug for Gov. Allan Shivers' re-election. They are: Lawrence Warburton, Sr. presi- dent of the Good Government Lawrence Warburton. Jr.. attor- j 2.787.456 barrels daily, ney at Freer. Allowable Is Increased F. Sklar. snatched up her 1-year- old son. Randy, and escaped with the Hagans and Hazel. Only Nighiclothes Saved They saved only the night- clothes which they were wearing. Everything else, including pres- ents from a shower for Hazel Wednesday evening which were sitting on the dining table. was destroyed, Mrs. Hagan said. -Mrs. Sklar's husband is station- ed with the Army ID Korea, and has never seen his son. Their be- longings stored in the house were alsOj destroyed. Zak, who is stationed with the paratroops in Kentucky, had gone to San Angelo Wednesday to visit The Board of Adjustment AUSTIN Railroad Commission today called appeals and has authority Board Okays Garment Plan! Expansion T. S. Bankford Sons' six- year effort to get city permission for expanding its North Second St. garment factory was successful! Thursday morning. The city's Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to grant a building permit. Its action was on an appeal which the Lankfords filed from the building inspector's refusal to grant permission. Five board members were pre- sent. In giving approval to the pro- ject, the panel allowed an excep- tion to the City Zoning Or- dinance, since the Lankford pro- perty is in Residential Zone B. Operating Previously Garment factories aren't per- mitted in that zone by the ordin- ance, but the Lanfcfords were operating there 10 years before the regulation was adopted. The building inspector doesn't have authority to grant any ex- ceptions to the Zoning Ordinance in considering permit applications, hears to al- a halt on the downward trend of Texas oil production, or- dering an increase of 62.415 barrels per day in the allow- able for September. That will mean a permissive flow of _______ The increase, which found major oil purchasers split Mrs. J. J. Trevmo. president of! 50-50 for and against it. will result from continuation of low exceptions. Board members said they con- sider that any damage which a garment factory might do to neighboring residential property has already been done. They didn't feel that expansion of the I'niied Sloihers of Duval County. ja 15-day producing schedule both statewide and in the big i building would increase the dam- Mrs. John Rutledge. secretary j gast Texas field. The average daily allowable goes up be-! age to property values or the traf- cause there is one less day in September than in August, j He hazard already existing. Lankfords plan to build a 46x108- their factory North Second St. his mother and didn't learn of the are until The wedding has been postpon- ed twice, Mrs. Hagan said: First to allow Hazel to finish at St. Joseph's Academy and later when Zak.went into the Army. But it will go ahead now as planned. Mrs. Hagan said. Anne will serve as her sister's brides- maid. Her dress was also destroy- ed. Hagan. runs the Hagan Welding Service at South Treadaway Blvd. and Pecan St. The family is stay- ing with a neighbor, Mrs. Roy Cawthon. 1002 Palm St. The Hagans had lived in the house for about 12 years, Mrs. Hagan said. It was partially cov- ered by insurance. But "it doesn't even begin to be half enough" to cover the other loss, she said. Caused by Cigaret Fire Marshal Len Blackwood said the fire was caused by a cigaret left burning in a living room chair. However. Mrs. Hagan said that the chair under the curtains was the one where she was sitting to watch television, and she doesn't smoke. Her husband and Mrs. Sklar, who do smoke, were sitting on the other side of the room. The house only recently had had new siding put on, Mrs. Hagan said. It was in a cinnamon shade which she didn't had been away on a trip when it was picked she recalled say- ing she "wouldn't care if the old thing burned down." "I've just now realized how valuable it was to she add- ed. However. Mrs. Hagan said. "I'm not going to let it me dovn. Hates a Mess "After all, you started once and you can start again, can't Worst thing about it was the "mess." "I hate a mess worse than any- body, and when I go over and lock at it I want to she said. The family will probably re- build, she thought, although they haven't had time to discuss it. The Hagans have two other children, Mrs. 0. M. Lindsey, 1310 Shelton St., and L. E. Hagan, 1318 Kirkwood St. Even though their home is de- stroyed, they feel lucky, Mrs. Ha- gan said. "We're just happy Hazel woke up in time to get us out, because we couldn't have gotten out in time if she hadn't." Bond Vote Set Sept. 18 Airport Okayed For Fairgrounds of United Mothers of Duval Coun- ty. The four are being flown in pri- vate plane from Duval County by County's Shivers for Gov- ernor Club. They will apear on a 30-minute it'ic-vision program at p.m. on KRBC-TV. on a smaller number of days than the general statewide! Sm schedule. BABY GIRL COMES EARLY the grant of the permit were nres- They said it was a reflection of the nationwide oil sur-jent." plus and may require some sort of commission action if j the trend continues. Noting that the Red Fixh Bay the Abilene Chamber of Com- and Mustang Island fields in the j merce. plea m of Corpus Christi area have so little Tiny Tourist, Mom Welcomed ot Rotan ROTAN'. Aug. 19 pie needed was just what they re- it they are glad it hap- pened in Texas. And especially glad that it hap- pened in the Callan Hospital in Rotan where folks have gone all out for two wayfaring strangers. A youthfu! chemical engineer and his preny blonde- haired wife were cnroute to their new loca- tion in Los Angeles, They were from Cleveland. Ohio. They were not expecting their first baby until late November or early December. Baby In a Hurry But the baby got in a hurry. The expectant mother became ili in Rohy. Learned that the nearest hospital was in Rotan. Rushed here Monday. Mrs. Ken- neth E. Riggs gave birth to a liny pounds, eight ounces minutes after she nnd her husband walked in the hospital door. The tiny baby is in an incuba- tor and was given its first nourish- mcnt Wednesday. The attending physician said "It's doing pretty good so color is good to- day." Meanwhile local folk heard of the couple. Two young women. Mrs. Wayne Porter. Jr., and .Mrs. Harold Rob- erts, visited Mrs. Rigss nt the hospital. To make her feel less 3 stranger in a strange Innd. they brought gifts. A pretty new nightie, bed jacket, nylon duster, and sev- eral items for the baby. Mrs. Casey Jones, wife of the hospital pharmacist, brought a bouquet From her yard. The VFW Auxi- linry brought dusting powder and cologne. The Rev. Carl Underbill, pastor ot the Calvary BnptisL Church, brought flowers from his church. Dr. Lawrence Hayes, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. J. Alvis Cooley. pastor of the First Melliodisl Church, paid visils. Mrs. Phil J. Mnlouf, representa- tive of the Eastern Star Lodge, called by. to see If she could help. The only kind ot help the cnu- ceived. Friendship and a real in- terest in their welfare. 'People So Kind' The young mother, propped up in the hospital bed. and looking very pretty, said. "I didn't know- people could be so kind. We have been overwhelmed with kindness. The hospital and the new friends we have found have done every- thing for us." Her mother. Mrs. E. 0. Brown, who arrived from Shreveport, La. Tuesday, said. "This is my first grandchild and I'm afraid that if JIary Alice has others she will want to come back to this hospi- tal." market that they must remain on Coffee Prices Drop 10 Cents A Pound Here Like coffee in a .glass vacuum pot, after its rush to the top last January the price of the bean has started trickling down again. Four Abilene coffee dealers re- the Lankfords' application. He said of 9 and 10 cents a Appr dozen persons equal number against Hall Backs Lankfords Elbert Hall, past president the C-C has only seven producing days next Dfw month. Murray said the commis sion "is greatly disturbed'1 about the situation. He indicated the commission also is concerned about the long-range possibility that oil men, confronted by lessening demand for domestic oil. will curtail exploration for new wells. Such a development could pose a threat to the national se- curity, .Murray said. Murray made his remark after Maston Nixon of Corpus Christi, made the statement that "Texas producers are not being prurient hard enough time industries to locate i here. He said the community doesn't want to hurt the industries it already has. Others speaking for the permit included Nib Shaw, local manager of Texas Coca-Cola Bottling Co.: Walter F. Johnson, president of the Farmers Merchants National If the voters of Taylor approve a bond issue on Sept. 18; a county livestock and agriculture center be built on the site of the old Abilene municipal airport An additional in bonds will be submitted to the voters on that same date in two other issues one of for improvements to the county jail and the other for for improvements to the courthouse. The county commissioners, in special session Thursday morning, ordered the bond election and voted to locate the county fair grounds or agriculture the old city airport. They had considered 22 possible sites on which Abilene Chamber of Commerce obtained informa- tion concerning size, price, location, availability of utilities, accessibility and drainage. Tittle Votes 'No' All commissioners voted for the airport site except Rufe Tittle of Precinct 2.- Commissioner Flo.vd Tate of Buf- falo Gap made the motion. J. T. (Jake) McMillon of Lawn seconded and Claude New- berry of Abilene voted with them.- Tittle said he believed the air- port site was the most suitable of ail those considered. But he added that he withheld his vote of ap- proval because he felt the City of Abilene should give the land for the fair grounds. (Abilene City Commission an- nounced recently that they felt they would be breaking faith with the taxpayers of Abilene by giv- ing the land free of cost because the land had been pledged to help defray the cost of the new mu- nicipal airport. 1 For Land Thursday. The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. has cut the bilized at S1.19 a pound last June; its three brands to 51.09 ROYAL Alex- andra, attractive 17-vear-oId Balloon Sale Set Aug. 28 In Polio Drive There won't be a Mothers' March on Polio in the current emergency drive against infantile paralysis, but a battle between the sexes is shaping up just the same. Not to be out-manned by, the Pops' Parade on Polio set for next Tuesday, a group of Abilene girls Jaycee-ettes nave volun- teered their services in the emer- gency effort. Their equipment will be bal- loons, and their 'em. On Saturday, Aug. 28, the dis- Uff side of the Abilene Jaycees will a stand at six busy cor- ners in downtown Abilene to hawk the balloons from 8 .ajn. to 5 pjn. All proceeds win go to the nation- wide drive to erase a shortage of funds to fight polio. No price tag will be placed on i the balloons. This is to be one of daughter of the Duchess of Kent, those rare merchandising deals will leave shortly with her moth- er for her first visit to America. The Duchess and the English princess will fly to Quebec for a 3-week visit to Canada before a trip to New York. Foreign Aid Money Okayed pound. Abilene Manager Newt Rog- j Q( ers said Thursday. j; It announced the nationmde cut j. Wednesday on Red Circle. m for the fair grounds ]d be D Pprrv Tr 1 R m wa-v to connect U- S' Bank, J. D. Perry Jr., J. B. roo-.4000 stores across country-. shee. John Carr and Joe Uulders. j Folger-s> Duncan's, and j Platter have also come down on Abilene Home Builders Associa- tion. Carr is a pumbing contrac- tor. Among those speaking against say. Both local representatives Folger's and Duncan's east of Abilene. Because the new route for High- way 36 was part of a master plan for highway improvements for which Road" District 1 voted bonds last year, it is presumed that ap- when they're drilling wells at the j 'he permit were Mrs. L. W. Hil-1 prices present rate-13 per cent above genberger. 20S3 North Second St.: avaiiaWe Thursday have reduced prices 10 cents, but i proximately ?K224 to pay for this last demand is going down." The upward swing in Texas' al- lowable in September follows two months of cutbacks totaling more .than barrels per day. i for L. McDavid. 210 Victoria St.: Candidates Rake Foe's 'Principles1 By BRUCE HENDERSON Associated Press Staff Gov. Allan Shivers has declared I the struggle between him nnd Ralph Yarborough for the Demo- cratic gubernatorial nomination boils down to "a fight for prin- ciples of government." Yarbor- ough charges Shivers with "rad- ically chmiging" his political con- victions. Wilh nine days left before the Aug. 28 runoff primary, both can- didates campaigned without letup. Shivers, his wife and children will appear at a 16-county rally in Austin's Woolridge Park Thurs- day night. Yarborough campaign- ed Thursday at Laredo and will make a night state radio speech from there. Wednesday, -Shivers stumped from West Texas into Wichita Falls fort a night rally and radio speech. Yarborough spoke Wednes- day nt Gonzalcs, Yookiim and Fal- furrius. then headed into the Lower Tiio Grancio Valley and appeared at Harlingta and Browoivllle. Manly Ballard. owner of property "and Bo'b Kice of w i wives reported the drop. were not; right-of-way would come from the morning. j Road District 1 bonds. This would Bob Xuckols. Duncan represen- leave approximately to be at 2066 Xorth Second St.: Mrs. W. L. Harris. Graham St.. and E. H. Wright. 2053 North Sceond. Eat Lunch in Cars Wright said employes of the paid for the fair grounds out o.' the newly proposed county-wide j bond issue. Hayden Thomas at the Waples- j motion McMiIlon. _ sec- Platter office said that White Swan coffee will be reduced to Lankford factory eat their lunches) d wholesale, a drop, in cars and leave trash on the w F Cawver Waples Platter street. Several opponents of the i resentativ'e here, was also out In his Wichita Falls speech. Shivers said the race is not merely between two men or factions for state prestige, "ft is a fight for principles of government." tie said, with those who oppose him advo- cating 'federalization. centraliza- tion and socialism." Shivers declared forces behind Yarborough want to eliminate him from politics because "they want a governor of Texas who will sur- render in advance our influence and votes at the next Democratic national convention in 19.W." At Gonzales. Yarborough said of Shivers: ''He has been in office now 20 years of unbroken power does strange things to people. Twenty years ago I do not believe he would have taken the in that mysterious Hidalgo County land deal. Shivers said at Wichita Falls election re-turns proved false Yar- boroiigli's "wild charge" In the first primary that Shivers had the support of South Texas politico Criorgt Fur, permit said Lankford workers park their cars so that they block private driveways. llain points made against the permit were that the project would lower residential property values, increase traffic hazards and park- ing problems. Hudson Smart, attorney. was spokesman for the Lankfords. He said denial of permit would work an undue hardship on the firm. THE WEATHER of town. Duncan's has three miration. Maryland Club, and Bright and Early. In New York, the Associated Press reported a I0-cent cut was sweeping the nation. Safeway Stores Inc.. operator of 2.000 stores, followed ac- tion of Wednesday in its 4.000 stores. Grand Union Co. and H. C. Bohack Co.. eastern seaboard chains, followed suit. The Safeway cut its Airway cof- fee to a pound and Nob Hill to ABU.K.NK AMI VICINITY Partly cloudy and continued hot Thursday and Friday. Thursday nisht 75 dtsrees: and Friday 98 NORTH CKXTRA1, TEXAS Clear to partly cVmrty and hot this afternoon, to- nlcht and Friday. Widely scattrred thun- derstorms in extreme northwest this JtRer- nmn and TKXAS Tsrtb' widely' scattered thunderstorms In west. SOITK CENTRAL TEXAS Clear W partly cloudy. 1 TEMrKRATVRKS Wed. I'.M. Thurs. AM. 95 83 HI W 78 6.M 78 M 81 M W............ H4 93 Bromeler U p.m. ll.lt. HeUllve kumUlur p.m. (or !4 hwn i ud TT fefTMC. and low Hi UN a.m.: it u WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES LABOR observer at a political rally in Marshall, Tex., reports labor leaders put fear into speakers. Page 3-A. TEEN-AGE gang of teen-agers is found beating and in New York Pose !1-A. GOING TO SCHOOL? _ If you IxM likn to go to college and to about scholarships, see Page I-B. ORDINARY GIRL? With her couldn't just "ordinary." 9-B, onded by Tate. the commissioners rated to call the JS50.0W bond is- sue election for Sept IS. The three the fairgrounds, the jail and the be submitted in separata propositions on the ballot. C. M. Smith and George B. Bues- cher of First Southwest Co.. in- vestment firm, met with the com- missioners to present a prepared bond election order and proposed amortization plans for the bonds. The election order specifies that the interest rate on the bonds shall not exceed S !-2 per cent. On the basis of the present bond market it was estimated that the interest rate probably will be between 2 1-2 and 2 3-4. A suggested plan would retire the bonds within 20 years. Guy Caldwell. chairman of the where the customer can name his own price, according to Mrs. D. R- (Skipper! Richardson, who is behind the balloon-sale idea. And the customer who contributes to the polio funtf is always right, she says, Mrs. Richardson, chairman of women's activities for the Taylor County Chapter, National Founda- tion for Infantile Paralysis, has worked in several previous polio drives. Last winter she was in charge of the ACC area in the Mothers' March on Polio. The Jaycee-ettes, whose presi- dent is Mrs- Russell Griep, were quick to answer the call for help with the balloon-sale idea, Mrs. Richardson said. Over-all director of the project year ending in mid-1955. The total will be Mrs. Jack Hall, Jaycee- or approximately 5508 WASHINGTON The House passed and sent to the Senate to- day a bill, providing billion dollars to tun the global military Q and economic aid program for the falls nearly 800 .million dollars short of president Eisenhower's request The roll call vote was 1SS-77. The Senate was expected to act soon on the measure, a compro- mise figure which would provide less new cash for military and eco- nomic aid than either branch voted earlier. Senate-House conferees last night reached agreement on the only appropriation bill yet to be passed before Con- gress adjourns. ette project chairman. Six Hock captains who will assist with the balloon brigade are Mesdames Ira Allen, Odis Claxton, R, C. Fry, H.. G. Henderson, Jr., Kenneth Musgraves, and. Russell North 15 Die in Storm SEOUL Fifteen persons drowned off Inchon when a Korean fishing vessel sank in stormy seas, national police reported today. On- ly three fishermen of the 18 aboard were rescued, police said. Italian Statesman DeGasperi Is Dead SELLA VAL SUGANA. Italy AlckJe de Gasped, the lean old, of the Italian government a year statesman who led Italy out of postwar chaos and onto the path of democracy, died today of a heart attack. Death came to the former Pre- mier as he rested here in his north Italy mountain retreat, far from Rome and the political wars in C-C land and development committee. Graver Nelson sub- i which he had battled without and C-C Manager Joe Cooley met with the commissioners to submit in- formation on four sites that were finally considered for the fair grounds out of a total of 23. Won't Losses After the Commissioners Court adopted the old airport site. Coun- ty Judge Reed Ingnlsbe explained that the county government was glad to provide the space for the much-needed fair grounds but that they do not feel the should bo obligated to pick up the tab for losses incurred through any possible of the ground.. pile for nearly a decade. His passing robbed the cause of European union of one of its staunchest supporters. Italy's ago. His condition was not consid- ered serious until Tuesday', when the heart pains became more in- tense. He suffered another attack at 2 a.m. today and died aa hour later after still another seizure. His family' was at his bedside. De Gasperi had stepped down from the titular leadership of his pro Western, middle-of-the-road Christian Democrat little more than a mooti. ago. He ended his years as head struggle against communism lost one of its hardest fighters. Although it was known the 73- year-old leader's health was fail- ing, there had been no public hint he was seriously ill. Only after his death was it revealed that he had suffered a heart attack a week ago, in July 1953, after losing a confidence vote in the Italian Par- liament. But his party supplied succeeding cabinets and a protege of De Gasperi. former Interior Minister Mario Scelba, now holds the premiership. A messenger brought the news of the death before dawn .to Scelba and the Premier hurried from his own vacation spot, Fiuggi, to She scene of the death of his old men- tor. Known in the troublesome early days of the Italian republic as the master of political compromise, De Gasped changed later to be- come a two-fisted foe of ttw grow- ing tt ;