Abilene Reporter News, August 20, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 20, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas Clear To Partly Cloudy Reporter EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 61 Aaocirtnl Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc r GROOMS Kay Halle mem- ber of a wealthy Cleveland family who received an ex- tortion note demanding shows how she helped IWiss Ann Richards. 20. detective in the Halle family's department store, impersonate Miss Halle. After Miss Richards deposited a dummy package in some bushes, po- lice arrested a man. APPEALS TO FRANCE German Army Is Ike Says WASHINGTON tfi President Eisenhower told, Congress today a firm defense of Western Europe against Russian attack will be im- ing in Brussels with French Prime Minister Pierre Mendes-France over new French objections to the plan. France and Italy alone of the possible without German troops to six countries have not ratified the bolster the line. plan. In a report on the government's i Eisenhower said failure to ap- foreign aid program during the i prove EDC during the past six first six months of this year, Ei- j months covered by his report con- senhower again appealed to France and Italy to approve the European army project which would make it possible to add Ger- man manpower to Europe's de- fenses. "The EDC (European Defense he said, "offers the best solution for the difficult prob- stituted "the most serious single obstacle" to a successful European defense. Aid Bill Approved Congress last night sent to the White House a bill providing to run the foreign aid program another year, including both military and economic assis- lem of integrating German armedjtance. forces into the European defense 1 The President told the congress- system. I men that, as part of its drive to Must Have Troops "No measures to defend free Eu- rope from Soviet aggression can be fully effective without partici- pation." The President's statement came as foreign ministers of West Ger- many, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy were argu- Absentee Vote Soars to 458; Interest Gains If absentee voting is any indica- tion, more votes will be cast in Taylor County in the Aug. 28 run- off" than were in the July 24 Demo- wedding party of Hay Zak and AFTER TROUSSEAU BURNS Store Gives Dress; Wedding Goes On Something old, something new, something That pretty well described the cratic primary. Already the total i Hazel Hagan Friday in was 458 or 42 above the first Heart Catholic Church, primary toial. The number of absentee ballots that have been cast in the county clerk's office rose to 321 at noon Friday, including 38 that were voted Friday morning. In addition, four more absentee ballots were mailed to voters who requested them, making 137 that have been mailed and putting the county's potential absentee vote so far at 453. The 416 possible absentee votes shown by "Mrs. Chester Hutche- son's records when she closed her office at 5 p.m. Thursday was exactly the same as the total votes "cast for the four guberna- in the Taylor Sacred Only there wasn't much of any- thing old. Most of Hazel's wedding trous- seau and gifts burned up along with her parents' and sisters' be- longings in a fire at their home. 1001 Palm St.. Thursday morning. Only the shoes she wore-for her wedding were in a Valley Land Lawyer Here Garland Smith, attorney who took Gov. Allan Shivers' deposi- tion in the now-famous Hio Grande Valley land deal, will arrive in figure'and three more days remain j Abilene late this afternoon in sup- for absentee voting. Tuesday, Aug. i port of Ralph Yarborough for is the last, day for casting; governor. cardboard box under something else and came through the inferno unharmed. Given Complete Outfit Hazel was given a complete new outfit for her wedding by a bolster the free world, the United States shipped in weapons and military supplies during the first half of 1954 to friendly governments. He said this raised the amount sent overseas since the military aid program began to about to European countries. New military aid agreements with Japan and Pakistan, he said, j have helped strengthen anti-Com- defenses in the Far East. JBut, he acknowledged that Com- Biunist gains in Indochina repre- sent a "serious military setback" for the free world. Aid Eastern Countries He said that in order to block further Red drives it. would be nec- essary to strengthen the economic base of Far East countries, thus permitting them to build up their armed forces without dangerous strain on their economies- He reported the United States is re-equipping the Chinese National- local store, after her formal wed- j ist air force on Formosa with jet ding dress was destroyed. iwarplanes and that some of the But her parents and two of her i tactical units being created sisters came to the wedding in j should be readv for action this fall. Present aid programs, he said, also involved improving antiair- defenses on the island stronghold as well as a better "communica tions wing." torial cnadidates County primary. The" potential absentee vote in the runoff is now 42 ahead ot that absentee ballots. Gov Shivers made a profit of ver 5400000 on a invest- Jailed Bootlegger Gets Hearing Today A hearing on A. B. (Red1 Money- hun'fi petition for a writ of habeas corpus is set for 2 p.m. today in 42nd District Court. Judge J. R. Black set the hear- ing to determine whether Money- nun is being held in jail He was arrested Tuesday and j headed by Elmer and Lloyd Bent- placed in jail to serve the balance j sen. Jr.. which bought the land of three 120-day terms given him i option from Gov. Shivers. County on bootlegging "charges. i Campaign Chairman Jake Sorrells After Moneyhun had served 32 j said. days of the terms. County Judge Sorrells said Smith personally Reed Ingalsbe ordered him re-1 took the sworn statement of Gov. The Weslaco attorney will ap- pear on a television show on KRBC-TV at p. m. for 15 min- borrowed clothes. Hazel wore a white linen sun- dress, topped by a little white jac- ket embroidered in pearls. A lit- tle black velvet hat trimmed with pearls completed the costume. Her mother, Mrs. C. B. Hagan. luckily had a dress in the clean- ers When the Ore struck, but had to borrow shoes and hat from an- other daughter. Mrs. 0. M. Lind- sey. 1310 Shelton St. Hagan had to borrow a com- plete outfit from a fellow Knight of Columbus to give his daughter away. Friends ef the other two Hagan daughters living at home, Anne Hagan, 16, and Mrs. John F. Sk- lar. had to "dress" them. When Hazel. 19. awoke shortly after midnight Thursday to find the house was on fire, the fam- ily escaped only with the night- clothes they were wearing. But the wedding came off on utes sponso.-ed by the Taylor j schedule, complete with sprays of Countv Yarborough-for Governor biUer between Shivers and >artotoughta- governor Smith represented 30-40 plain- tiffs suing the Texas Care Co., white mums flanking the altar. Robert Johnson, as- sistant Pastor at Sacred Heart, eel- ebrated the mass- f ,ter cousin, was best man ,s sm of Mr 3nd Mn_ John Zak of San Angelo. The big church was over half- See WEDDING, PR. 3-A. Col. 3 Heavy Rains Spot Area A deep blue sky over Abilene Friday followed rams in the area Thursday night. The Thornton Ranch, 23 miles southeast of Abilene on State High- way 36 reported the heaviest rain- fall to the Weather Bureau, 1.75 inches. Good showers were reported from Albany Anson Cross Plains Clyde Rising Star Breckenridge and Stamford Traces were reported at Abi- lene, Santa Anna, and Paint Creek. The Weather Bureau said Fri- day morning that light showers near Del Rio were the only ones in the state. The forecast is for clear to partly cloudy skies. Weatherman said he could see no moisture this week end. Farmers to Get Social Security REBELS FROM rebellious subjects of the "Duke of Duval" looked over Abilene Thursday from the Windsor Hotel balcony. Left to right are Lawrence War- burton Sr., president of the Clean Government League; Mrs. F. T. Allbright, Bena- vides chairman of the United Mothers of Duval County; Mrs. J. J. Trevino, president of the United Mothers; Mrs. John Rutledge, secretary; and Lawrence Warburton, Jr., one-time Freedom Party candidate for county attorney. They were flown here from Freer to speak for Gov. Allan Shivers in the second primary. (Staff photo) Fear Lessened, But Parr Is Still Duke, Visitors Soy By WARREN BURKETT embezzling school funds, she said. Georse Parr still reigns as duke When she applied last, spring, she was turned down. She some- times taught as a substitute in the system._The district later.hired, a truck driver to teach th; fifth grade, the one Mrs. Allbright was seeking. "He doesn't even have a of Duval County. Five rebellious subjects from WHERE IT RAINED based from jail on condition that l-e leave Abilene permanently. In- galsbe ordered Moneyhun arrested .vhen informed that the man had returned to Abilene. Shivers. Sorrel'ls said the deposi- tion about the land option sale was made in 1952. and was re- leased from federal court in May of this year. PEOPLE TO DECIDE' Johnson Outlines November Issues WASHINGTON A cratic leader today replied to President Eisenhower's praise for the Republican-controlled Congress with notice his party will fight ths November election battle on the main issues of the adminis- tration's tax, farm, labor, power and business policies. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Tex- as, the Senate Democratic leader, said in an interview he believes that his party in Congress has "drawn the lines clearly on these issues and the people will decide in November who is right." Eisenhower, in a Springfield. Ill, speech yeslerday, cited tax reduc- tions, flexible farm price supports, expansion of social security cov- erage and a claimed 10-billion-dol- lar cut in fedcrai spending as do- mectic accomplishments of which his administration is proud. Without direct reference to Ei- remarks, Johnson said he thinks the Democrats have suc- ceeded in dramatizing for the taxi driver, tho farmer, the clerk and businessman "the sharp dit- ferenca in philosophy between the taw prtlei." "The Republicans are for tax re- duction lor the stockholders and the Democrats are for tax reduc- ion for the individual." he said. "The Republicans are for farm price supports at 82 per cent of Mrity and the Democrats are for 90 per cent support. "The Republicans are for keep- ing the Taft-Hartley law as it is and the Democrats are for amend- ing it. "The Republicans are for pri- vate power development and mo- nopoly in atomic energy and the Democrats are against." Sen. Ferguson of Michigan chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, insisted the over-all record of Congress not any particular issue will deter- mine the vote outcome. "This Congress has passed a pro- gram that was laid out carefully by the President and the congres- sional leaders last December be- fore tho session ho said, "The program carries out the bas- ic principles the party was electee to put into effect and I think majority o{ tht people favor thai program." Sewer Bids UnderStudy V. Clouse, Abilene, appeared to ae the low bidder Friday on wa- :er and sewer lines for five ad- ditions and for a new water main :o the Municipal Airport. Bids were opened Friday morning by the city commission. They were referred to the city engineer, city water and sewer engineer and city manager for study and recommendation. Clnuse appeared to be tow. with his bid of Officials to whom the bids were referred hadn't made their recommenda- tion when the meeting adjourned. Next highest bid was 924.40. made by W. L. Supulver, Abilene. Additions to receive the water and sewer lines are: Oakwood, Section 2; Wcstview Park; West- wood: Wychewood. Section 1: and Southwest Park. Section 4. A new 10-inch water main to the Municipal Airport will replace an existing six-inch line. Four firms made bids to sell the city a fence for the cemeteries. These were referred to the city engineer and city manager. Rec- ommendation is awaited. Public hearing was set for Sept. 10 on an ordinance to change the building permit fees. The com- mission has passed it on first reading. F. C. Olds Co.. Abilene. wns given the architectural contract on tho public health center build I.T' AUC nation man. and with him on the j tod yoted a Federal Pay Raise Passed WASHINGTON' uP The Senate ABILENE Municipal Airport ..........Tr. 28 miles SE on Hwy. 36.....1.75 ALBANY .......................S0j ANSON .........................75 BA1RD .........................50 BRECKENRIDGE..............20 iCLYDE.........................31 (CROSS PLAINS................40 PAINT CREEK................Tr. RISING STAR..................30 SANTA ANNA.................Tr. STAMFORD....................15 platform were the following Parr men: Julian Stockwell, sheriff suc- ceeding Archer Parr. Raeburn Norris, present dis- trict attorney. Dan Tobin. Parr's county judge. Gerald Weatherly, whom War-j burton said Parr was attempting to get on the November ballot as j an independent candidate against for upward of two million federal workers. The bill was passed 69-4 after a losing fight by Sen. Knowland own merits, but by catering to him Warburton Jr. said that severa industries connected with the oi production driven.awaj by Parr forces to keep them fom becoming independent of the "ma chine." Warburton Jr. described the election day procedure that re- sults in a 90 per cent voting turn- out in Duval County. Compromise Bill is Given Green Light WASHINGTON Senate- House conference committee agreed today on a compromise social security bill extending cov- erage to more than 10 million addi- ional persons, 'and raising bene- its and the taxes to pay for them. The bill, last major piece of egislation holding up adjournment of Congress, was to be rushed to .he House floor for expected quick passage, then sent to the Senate 'or final congressional action. The conferees settled their major difference by agreeing to put under compulsory coverage 'arm operators as asked by Presi- dent Eisenhower. Senate Gives In This represented a capitulation on the part of the Senate conferees and a victory for Rep. Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) and his House group. Sen. George (D-Ga) told report- ers he had refused to sign the conference report because of the decision to include the farm opera- tors. He held the proxy Byrd the other Democratic senator on the conference, and said Byrd also would not sign. Asked if he would oppose the report in the Senate, George said merely he would vote against it, indicating he planned no fight to block it Benefits The Senate and House versions of the bill were in general agree- ment on the benefit scales and on raising the tax base from to Their onlj ierence lay in jus! whicb additional workers should be covered by the legislation. The compromise bill represents Parr "deputies" are paid as i a substantial victory for the Pres- hish as S200 on election day to Ment. since it largely follows his cam- voters to the polls. Neariviews embodies a big exten- the "election box, the voters are I sion and" liberalization of the 20- taken into a booth so Parr men year-old social security program. can make sure they know which toe other major point in con- candidates are to receive vote. The elder Warburton said fear of physical violence is very low now. thanks to the Texas Rangers. their j troversy, coverage of professional men, the conferees agreed to com- pulsory coverage of three major accountants, architects and engineers. These total about Most persons fear for their econo- 1 1W.000 as compared with the mie security now, since they are dependent mostly upon county and school payrolls for a living. War- burton is an auto appliance dealer in Freer. Mrs. Trevino estimated that if industries were able to locate in Duval. and employ a total of 500 persons the economic power of 000 asked by the President. The conferees eliminated cov- erage for doctors, dentists, and all medically related groups as well as lawyers. End Is Near The House originally had voted to put in all of the professional people except the 150.000 doctors. Parr would be broken. Warburton The Senate decided to exclude all (R-Calif) to attach a hike in postal Jr said that industries shied away rates to help meet the cost of the pay boost House action was anticipated Sam Burris, district attorney-elect who opposes Parr. rate amend- Republican floor from Duval because of the high tax He mentioned a refin- ery as one of the companies which refused to enter the county, but built just outside. Warburtoa said the July pri- supported Yarborough in the first Knwland had been a primary, through stickers on the of the President cars of his some 200-300 "pistol- [rig. Collie Dog Given Medal for Heroism CHICAGO 65pound collie dog from Denison, Thursday had a gold medal, a .gold plaque, a gold-plated leash and collar and a year's supply of dog food. Tang deserved everything he got. He has saved four small chil- dren from possible death by push- ing them from in front of automo- biles. THE WEATHER V. S. KCTAKTMEXT Of COMMERCE WEATHER BrREMT ABILENE AND VICINITY Cltar to partly cloudy Ihis afternoon, tonight, and Saturday. Fwslble Fri- day afternoon. Maximum temperatures S5. 93 drsrres. Low tonlsht 7S desrws. NORTH OKXTUAI. and WKST TEXAS Clear 10 partly rloutly thrwijih Saturday Tlth widely scattered afternoon ind evening humlershowers. High and low temperatures for 24 hours >nded M a.m.: 97 and 74 degrees. TEMPERATURES HI 1M Ki 10 M H5 K> M M W Karoraetcv readlni at p.m. Rttattvt humKtltr p.m. leader, told the Senate that Presi- dent Eisenhower could be expect- bill i This is part of the continuing to veto exercise of power by George Parr. a poslal rate jncrease to offset in Warburton said Parr openly cost OI- pay rjse cars of his some 200-300 "pistol- eros." A pistolero is a Parr man who hss a permit to carry a gun. by virtue of the Duval sheriff swearing him in as a deputy sher- iff. Mrs. John Rutledge, secretary of the women's group, said the Parrs both George and his fa- .her always rode rough shod through Duval County. Only in the last few years, she continued, had George Parr become so ruthless that the citizens formed the clean Government League and the Free- dom Party to fight him. The women also, said the gam- bling and vice elements only re- cently became strong in the coun- ty. Warburton Jr. said that it was only recently in the there came to the sun-baked land enough wealth to completely cor- rupt the system. It was in this period that oil was found in the county, which has an evaluation of Mrs, Allbright is a school teach- er. Here is her description of how it is to get a job teaching school in Benavides. where she has lived for five years. She was told the first year there that the district hired only local teachers, and she was a stranger. She has applied each year since then, hut afterward she was told she could have a job it she voted "right." The man who told her this was D. C. Chaps, secretary, who ti now under indictment for breakfast this morn- of them. The breaking of the deadlock on the social security bill was ex- pected to bring the legislative ses- sions of the 83d Congress to a close by nightfall. Leaders of both parties were predicting the con- mary was the first really free j gressmen would be on their way election held in the county. tonight, he said, the 2-1 majority cast for Efforts were made to get the Ralph Yarborough did not mean j Senate-House social security con- all the voters voted their own! together yesterday in an at- choice. He said you could estimate tempt to wind up the that about one third of the per- sons had been freed. business last night. But no meet- ings were arranged. BUDGET HEARING SET SEPT. 17 City to Prohibit Persons From Hauling Own Trash Public hearing on the city bud-1 tending to handle their own dis- get for the next fiscal year willlposal, -whereas they aren't doing city and federal funds, it adequately, commission mem- bers said. Some are suspected throwing refuse into their neigh- bors' garbage cans for the city That date was set Friday mom- rag by the City Commission. Commissioners will hold an in- formal discussion among them- selves at some date prior to the hearing. A budget for the year beginning Oct. 1, 1954. will be adopted after the hearing. Included in the budget will be the operating expenses and the bonded debt payments for the city proper as well as the school sys- tem. Property owners will be forbid- den to remove their own trash and garbage, under an ordinance proposed Friday. The commission adopted the ordinance oc its first reading. Public hearing and final vote, were slated for Sept. 10. Many individuals getting around paying the city's monthly garbage collection by pet- trucks to pick up. The city provides a garbage and trash collection and disposal serv- ice. Heretofore, a person could re- fuse that service by doing work himself. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS A lot has happened in West Central Texas and this Sunday's Reporter-News will have stories about the beef-and-beans days when this country was growing up. Stories telling of our heritage will come from Colo- rado City, Coleman and Trent, where oldtimers have been interviewed about the West as they knew it. And a lot is happening-in West Central Texas today. Spot news coverage as it is found nowhere else except in The Reporter-News will be on tap for Sunday read- ers. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter- News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. ;