Abilene Reporter News, August 23, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas / Gsb SCATTERED SHOWERS ®be &Mtne Importer ~3Btetnsi "WITHOUT: 0R WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron i/ EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 69 Atsociated Preis (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUG. 23, 1954 —SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c 21 Believed Killed As Plane Crashes AMSTERDAM, Netherlands <£>■— A Royal Dutch KLM airliner from New York crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast today and all 21 or more persons aboard are feared to have perished, the KLM line announced. Of the 23 persons aboard the plane, on its final leg from Shannon, Ireland, 12 were believed to be Americans. The airline office in New York said 12 passengers hoarded the plane in New York and two. a Mr. and Mrs. Oriordon, boarded at Shannon. The Oriordons’ address was not available. Listed by the airline as New York - Amsterdam passengers were: Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Peeper, in care of Knoop, Queens. L. I., N Y. Joseph Yarrow. Woodbury. Conn. Mrs. Regina Yarrow. Woodbury, Conn. Richard Yarrow, 5, Woodbury, Conn. Peter Yarrow, 5. Woodbury. Conn. Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Decker. Daytona Beach. Fla. Gay, Frieda and Wzes Baussan, Port-Au-Prince. Haiti. Leonard Jamison,.no address. The plane had been only about 10 minutes from its goal, flying more than two miles up through murky weather A KLM spokesman described the case as “a complete enigma.” j made a forced landing on the Land forces, planes and ships of j North Sea mudflats outside Am-the Netherlands and Britain joined sterdam. But hour passed by hour in a hunt for the Douglas DC6B j without confirmation of fate of this Willem Bontekoe, which had radi-, aerial “Flying Dutchman.’* FIRES ANEW oed at 11:32 a.m. that it was 20 miles northwest of Amsterdam, flying in clouds at 11,500 feet. Silence followed that report. An Amsterdam newspaper said in its first edition the plane, inbound from Chan non, Ireland, crashed in the vicinity of Bergen-on-the-sea. London airport officials said they had heard the plane "The KLM management is taking a very serious view of its missing plane Willem Bontekoe since it had fuel aboard to last only until 3 p.m..” the company announced. It pinpointed the plane as being 27 miles west of Ymuiden, Amsterdam’s seaport, when it made its 11:32 a.m. contact with the city air field, Schiphol airport. Churchill Pledges French Chief Aid Mitchell Asks Power Deal Delay CHICAGO (Pi—Stephen Mitchell, Democratic national chairman, suggests the Eisenhower administration either delay or withdraw its 107-million-dollar private power plant contract in the TVA area. Mitchell said yesterday in firing another round at the so-called Dixon-Yates “deal”: “If there is merit in the administration position, it would not harm the project to delay it long enough to focus congressional scrutiny. “But if the whole deal is the shoddy deal it appears to me, the wisest and most courageous course would be for the administration to withdraw it and admit a mistake.” Mitchell spoke at a Democratic rally in suburban Park Forest south of Chicago. Wants Early Start The administration said Saturday it was pushing toward an earlv Floods Threaten Paso Homes Rio Grande Roars After 9-Inch Rain Cowboy Greetings HELENA. Mont. * - Summer tourists are welcomed to Montana at the border by youngsters garbed in colorful cowboy regalia President Vetoes Federal Pay Raise LONDON CAP)—French Premier Pierre Mendes- France conferred more than three hours today with Prime    _______ _________ _ Minister Churchill on ways io salvage the European Defense    start on the projectTo'supply'prf- Community and left with the Briton’s pledge: “I will do    vate power to the Memphis, all I can to help you.”    Tenn., area over lines owned by The dynamic French leader arrived just before noon at jthe Tennessee Valley Authority. Biggin Hill, airfield and hurried off to talk with the veteran    Yesterday the head of another British statesman at Chartwell, Churchill's private estate    ^roup s^Kl lts proposal would have 25 miles from London.    dS.    nion I Winding up their conference in the Belgian capital. on.yatei c0l;;ract ‘ * j the foreign ministers of France. West Germany. Italy. Bel- waiter von Tesckow said in a gium. the Netherlands and Luxembourg issued a communi- statement in New York he felt his que admitting failure to agree on EDC but declaring they group ‘ were treated as interlopers shared these four common political aims for Western Eu* in a well-set program to do busi-rope:    ! ness ^th Dixon-Yates” before the j 1.    Closer European cooperation to protect West Eu-j Atomic Energy Commission, rope from aggression.    sa'^ §r0UPs estimated 2.    The avoiding of neutralization of Germany.    j0081 »f construction of the steam- 3.    Continued efforts to work for unification of Ger-;    ¿'“L"“.™ -----; manv and some sort of German contribution to Allied j defense. 1 4. Drafting of a formula to promote Europe’s political and economic integration, f It was generally felt that barring some miracle. EDC and the six By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Drought-breaking rains in Eastern New Mexico sent the Rio Grande on a rampage Monday in the river lowlands above and in the northern outskirts of El Paso. Some downpours were reported as heavy as 9 inches although the border city’s weather bureau reported only .72 inch. River authorities said the usually placid Rio Grande was a raging torrent above El Paso and there was some fear in the White Spur and Crossroads areas of Mexico that flooded dikes would not hold. The El Paso National Guard reported it was evacuating homes in the low lying areas along the northern part of the city as a lake of flood water three miles square formed. Water ran 2 and 3 feet deep in some homes of a residential area of Northern El Paso. A flash flood was caused early Part ol (ily Gets Rain; More Possible _ , . . . , . . ; Teasing showers danced across Sundas^ night when ram water Wen TeJias early Moaday morn. swept down the side of the Frank- • 0 j thp w#*athArman v*nc tween 90 and 100 million dollars, compared with 120 million in what he called the first Dixon-Yates proposal and 107 and 112 million in their second proposal. Haven’t Received Analysis Von Tresckow declared. “We were granted only one meeting with the 'atomic energy' commis- DENVER £l — President Eisenhower today vetoed a 5 per cent pay increase voted by Congress for 1,500,000 federal workers. In a statement ai his vacation headquarters, the President said he was announcing his veto of the legislation “in order that federal workers mav not have to undergo a period of uncertainty as to my action ” Congress passed the bill and sent : it to the White House last Friday, i just before it closed shop on legislative matters. “This measure,” the President i said, “because it ignores the administrations recommendations far postal rate increases, would add $112,000,000 to the cost of oper-rt;ng the Post (Vfice Department which is operating at a deficit of 400 million dollar» this year. “It is well to remember that i since 1945 the accumulated postal j deficit has reached the staggering I total of tour billion dollars Like-• wise, this measure would add more than 200 million dollars to Civil nation European army it was to sion personnel. We will have not set up were dead hopes. Observers ! received a detail of their analysis in Paris freely predicted the Na- ! of our proposal, which we were tional Assembly' would kill the ! Promised." pact once and for all if Mendes- • Administration spokesmen de-France submits it for ratification *** Previous hints by Mitchell revenue to meet ft Bidaulf Says He'll Continue Fight for EDC PARIS Georges Bidault. foreign minister in the previous French Cabinet, declared today “it is impossible to think that the Brussels conference marks the end of the European policy of France.” In a statement given to the press, tiie former foreign minister, who favored ratification of the old EDC treaty, declared: “I shall never be resigned to admitting the failure of the policy which, in close association with Great Britain and the United States, is leading toward integrating a democratic Germany into Europe." He said the Assembly would not i Thf budge( was appr0TO, b). vote for any plan which mvoUed Taylor Commissioners Court Mon- this weekend, as he is scheduled j to do. The French Premier reportedly j carried to Churchill the outline of some alternate plan of European defense, in which Britain would j play a major role Observers in London believed Churchill himself had some such plan to put before j the bustling, determined French leader. I They recalled Churchill’s mes-! I sage last week to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauei, a , key figure at the Brussels talks, j “My belief,” ChurchUl said then, j sonaiiy ordered sAIS VETERAN’S FAREWELL—Rep. Robert D. Crosser (D., Ohio) rates farewell kisses from two women members of the House of Representatives after the 83rd Congress adjourned. The 80-year-old congressman was defeated for re-election after having served 18 terms in the House. Kissing the veteran goodbye are Congresswomen Vera Buchanan (D., Pa.), left, and Gracie Pfost (D., Ida.). Vandals Put Sugar In Gasoline Tanks Service pay without providing any j “is that all will come ouV right in g0O(j if it is a raw deal, then the end in one form or another. County Approves $1.1 Million Budget Without Opposition that President Eisenhower's friendship for golfer Bobby Jones had anything to do with the contract award. Jones is a director of one of the firms. Mitchell declared however, that ! ate^ trucks. “apologists for the Republican j Fortunately the company dis-party have focussed the discus-1 covered the fact early Monday, sion” on the Eisenlicvver-Joncs before the trucks went out on part of the controversy "insiead of j their runs. discussing the merits of the Dixon- j Other week end crimes includ-Yates deal.”    ed a residence burglary and sev- “The question.” said Mitchell, eral thefts. ¡‘‘is not whether President Eisen- j Roy Benbrook. 624 Portland j found.' j hower is an honest man. The ques- j Ave.. said Saturday night that his j Horace Justice. 1702 Ballinger tion is whether the deal he per-j home hai been burglarized. Some- j St . said Saturday that somebody one entered through a window by stole two hub caps from his 1953 j pulling off a screen. Drawers of a desk in the Benbrook home were rifled. A cigar | box containing $90, some costume jewelry and nine books of j Frontier stamps were stolen. The Foremost Dairies* trucks into effect is a the mere fact that it was ordered by the President does not make it right.” Vandals during the week end j company lot on Poplar St. from put sugar into the gasoline tanks j Saturday afternoon irotil Monday of two Foremost Dairies refriger- i morning. When one oi the drivers went to service his truck early Monday. he ran the gasoline over and discovered it had a white skim on it. Investigation proved the tank contained sugar in the gasoline. A second truck was checked, and the same condition parked at Metro lin Mountain range to the Rio Grande bottoms north of El Paso. U. S. 80 Traffic Stalled Several hundred cars were stranded on U.S. Highway 80. where it closely follows the river northwest into Mexico. The rain which, etc., 4th graf pvs 77 Over the week end. Texas j points as scattered as Amarillo, j Austin and Houston got soakings. Amarillo got a total of around 14 inches. Claretndon got 2.15 inches and Memphis 1.71 inches Austin reported some minor damage from wind. Dallas Soaked Two thunderstorms struck Dal-■ las Sunday afternoon, dumping 2 30 inches on the downtown area «id 1.10 inches at the Weather Bureau. It was the best rain in i more than two months at the bu-: reau location. Two cloud seeding firms worked on the storm, seeking to increase rainfall. ing and the weatherman has hopes they will flit some more late in the day. Abilene’s north side got up to .21 inch of moisture out of the morning rainfall, but out at the weather station at Municipal Airport there wasn’t enough to measure. The Abilene weatherman said more scattered showers can be ex* pected in this immediate area Monday afternoon. .21 Inch Ob Hickory While the weather station got only a trace, W. H. Green, retired weatherman, gauged the fall at his home at 909 Hickory St.. at .21 inch. Stamford got .12 inch, Haskeli and Anson reported showers. Abilene's rainfall for the year now totals 10.61 inch, a half-inch of it coming this month. Normal yearly rainfall is 22.55 inches. At 9 30 a.m. the local weather station’s radar indicated spotted showers north to near the Oklahoma line. Precinct 9 Demos To Vote at YMCA that received the sugar treat- ! tification papers. Oldsmobile, Theatre. Sarah Kean reported Saturday that a billfold belonging to her sister, Jean Kean, was stolen out of an automobile. It contained from $15 to $18 in cash, and iden- The 24 hour totals up to 6:30 a. —    . , m. Monday included: Odessa .60. Form mlSiOrfrUUCS Presidio .26, San Antonio .08, J Wi+U Oil Wollc Brownsville 02. Houston 1.15, Gal ,    With W WtllS veston .25. Austin .52. Waco .02.1 SIDN^' „ . ?Un, g f Texarkana .10. Dallas 1.10. Fort years the Hatcher family fougnt Worth .50. Salina north of Dal-1* k^P their 640 acres of land las ' 1.75, Frost 2.36. Dawson .75,1 through drouth and other misfor-.75 and a sprinkle at Ker- tunes, Mrs. Effie Hatcher kept Barry ens. THE WEATHER Taylor County expects to spend $1,173.433.47 in operating its government in 1965 and expects total receipts of $1.360.825. the revival of a German national army with an independent general staff, either within a European coalition or in the North AUantic Treaty Organization. Only the formula of the European Defense Community can organise protection for the free world without danger either for Germany or anyone else, he said. The statement bore all the earmarks of an ultimatum from the Popular Republican party, of which Bidault is normally spokesman on foreign affairs. day morning. Only the county judge, the commissioners, a coun ty clerk representatives and a newspaperman were present when j it was adopted. No one appeared either to back or to oppose the proposed budget at the public hear-i illK The county expects to start the | new fiscal year beginning Jan, 1, I 1955, with a beginning balance of resented by I .eon Ramsey, Abilene. The concern plans issuance of 6,000 directories. 4,000 o< which will be distributed free. It will list all rural residents. Road intersections will be marked and dist-$458,897 75. and to finish the year ance and direction shown to the wuh a balance of $446.281 27 | courthouse. These markers will sit The court also appointed L. R. \ m poles 6 1-2 feet high. Also farm-Lapham to l>e presiding judge of j ers who desire may have a mark- j ^ thijr name piacwj jn j of their houses. Ramsey said there about 400 intersection Runoff election in Precinct 9 will be held at the YMCA, North Second and Beech Sts., instead of the North Fourth and Cedar Sts. Fire Station. Elgie Robbins, precinct chairman. announced the change Monday. In the first primary July 24. the election was held at the fire _    station. Robbins said he had per- The directorv company was rep-1 mission from the minty Democratic chairman to make the move to the YMCA. where more parking space is available. T. N. Carswell, secretary of the county Democratic Executive Committee, announced Monday two changes in election judge- Precinct No. 3 voQng box few the county bond election of Sept 18 The box is at the Fire Station at South 11th and Meander Sts He takes the place of Dan Gallgher, who will be out erf town. It also granted a permit to the Oil Belt Rural Directory Co. to make a directory of the rural areas of the county without expense to the county ment were left parked on the 'Pops' Parade Tuesday for Polio Funds Seven Abilene men’s sen ice | clubs will take part in the two-hour Pops Parade on Polio which gets underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday, j The drive is one of the fundraising projects being carried on here and across the nation in an effort to gather funds for the National Foundation for Infantile Pa- Absentee Vote Reaches 657 | will be j marker# The company, it was stated, has j options for such a directory in many West Central Texas counties. Work should be finished on the director)' within 90 to 120 days. The court declined to authorire any increase of salaries for an otter year in the Extension Department at the agricultural build-ing. A request for $¿00 for each of j four employes had been requested. County Juvenile Officer J. T. Sparks was granted permission j and allowed expenses to attend the State Youth Institute to be held at j Camp Waldemar, near Kejrville. <**Y* . .    . . Aug. a to s«pt «.    *“ * d.as' **? R M Actors. 2210 Amarillo St.,, » h‘1( ltft„tor >*‘rson! 10 l'asl | representing the West Texas Lawn 1 absentee ballots ! Sprinkler Co., presented a plan to ‘ equip the courthouse lawn with a sprinkler system. The matter was taken under advisement. Acker# es-! timated that it would cost $6,180 j to install the system. There would {be 620 “drop-head" sprinkler units. ships. D. R. DeRusha will conduct the Second Primary in Pre-cinct 4 Fair Park', replacing j ra,4>*,f Newel Thompson who was election judge in the July Primary. W. A. Harber will be election judge at Precinct 20 iCaps-Abi-lene1, replacing Terrell Ferguson. I Polio held during the regular < Ben Parris. 1301 South Sixth s St., reported Saturday the theft | • of two hub caps from a 1953 ! ; Studebaker. i J. H, Bander. 4058 South Sev- j enth St.. said Saturday that two I j black fender skirts were stolen 1 from his 1954 Chevrolet Friday night at home Another residential burglary hapnened outside the city limits. | J. M. Cox, 1036 Amarillo St., reported Saturdav that his cabin on ; Lake Fort Phantom Hill had been j burglarized betw een Wednesday and Saturday. Missing were nine Clipper goblets, six copper mugs and an electric lantern, A theft outside the city limits was reported. Two truck tires, tubes and wheels were taken off a GMC truck owned by Garvin Anderson Butane Co. r.». OEPA*T*»K?iT or COMMERCE AR1LKNE AND VICINITY — Partly rlomi> todav. tonight and Tue&da>, scattered afternoon showers; maximum temperature tod*} and Tuesday »5; tow tont*tu about 75. NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS— Partly cloudy this afternoon. tonight and Tuesday wttin scattered showers and thundershower*. SOUTH CENTRAL TEX*S - Partly cloudy with scattered *howen>. TEMPER ATI'RES Sun P.M.    Me«. A.M. M    .. L» ......... 77 94    2-3» . ........ 7$ H ............ 3:» .... ...... 7i 93 .....4:» ........ 75 93 ......... 5:3® ........... 7$ 9t ........... i 30 ............ 7i » ........... 7:30 ............ 7$ *1 ......... *30 ............ 77 » ........... 9 30 .......... m 79 ...........10:30 ----------- OS T« ............1130 ....    O? 77    li 30    07 Sunnse tod*y 6:00 a m. Sunae« ton.*hi 7:1S pm, Barometer reading a* 12, JO p.m. J8 34. Relative humidity at 13:30 pm. *4»», Maximum temperature tor ?4-hour period endUMt 0 30 a.m.: 90. Minimum temperature for H-hour period ending 0:30 am. 74. saying “this country must have ^ something more in it than rocks j and rattlesnakes.” ; She was right. Now slie can look out over the wheat fields and see ¡three producing oil wells in their ! midst. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHO GOES WHERE? — Ab.ler« trustees v»iH set school boundones at Monday rught meeting. Pg. 3-A. THE BOXSCORE — Eisenhower won three of his big foreign oid bottles with Congress, but lost an irroortort one. Pg. 5-A. . TEPEE STEADY—Cleveland Indians ride American League vanning streak while Dodgers fail behind pennant-bound Giants. Pg. 6-A. POLIO WARD BUSY—Headrick Memorial Hospital s polio ward gains more patients, still is below record. Pg. 1-B TRAIN WRECK KILLS 4—Santa Fe Chief derailed. Four passengers killed, 53 hurt. Pg. 8-8. Alex Bicklev. attorney, is head of the Pops Parade here. Bickley said the parade would be similar to the Mothers’ March fund-raising campaign last winter The chief difference between the drives is that Pops Parade will be carried out only in the downtown business area and suburban shopping areas in the city. Bickley said. Assignments for the project were Candidates Bid for Cities' Vote; Stretch Drive Opens By ROBERT E. FORD AP Staff Writer The candidates for governor of Texas eyed the five remaining Absentee voting was already more than .’»U per cent greater tor nvembers ^ the local Bov Scout the Democratic Party second pri- 0ri!*in»iaiions mary than tor the first primary in Taylor County at noon Mon- delivered to 100 business men and days before the second Democratic civic leaders Monday afternoon by A crowd of voters who do not expect to be in the county for j the election Saturday swarmed ? the county clerk’s office in the courthouse Monday morning The total vote so far was H57— including 474 ballots cast across, •WISH ME LUCK’—Thirty-nine congressional candidate* and congressmen seeking re-election make a last-minute pilgrimage to the White House for campaign hand shakes and presidential approval just an hour before President Eisenhower departed for his vacation. Moving in to shake the President s hand is Rep, B. Carroil Reece (R-, Tenn ), ! The sprinklers when cut off drop j the counter ami 183 mailed out to to the level of the «surface to pre- j potential voters who had requested ballots In the first primary July 24. only 41« absentee votes were cast Absentee voting deadline is Tuesday. ’‘All Abilene men s service clubs have responded generously to the call tor help on tlie Pops Parade on Polio,” Bickley repotted. Conner Elliott and Henry Hart Shiver» is scheduled to make a are assisting Bickley in the drive major statewide radio and TV ad-Complete financial returns re- dress in San Antonio at the Alamo suiting from the drive will be ! —a shrine ol Texas liberty Mon-niade available sometime Wednes* day night. ; The rally has been widely pub-i limed, stressing a * meet me at j the Alamo” slogan. Yarborocgh also has a widely j publicised rally scheduled for the Tlie candidates’ schedules for the remainmg five days: Shivers: Monday, in San Marcos and New Braunfels during the day, at San Antonio at night for the Alamo rally. Tuesday, in Comanche and Goldthwaite during the day, a night rally at Brownwood. Wednesday, in Georgetown, Killeen, Belton, inactivity Sunday, tlvere was some minor political action. At Austin, Shivers' headquarters issued a statement saying “scurrilous, almost obscene literature” primary and went back to cam- j attacking the governor was issued paignmg Monday after gathering : at a Brazoria County bridge dedistrength by observing Sunday as cation Saturday at which Shivers a day of rest.    , spoke. The statement said the dedi- Raiph Yarboiough and Gov, Al- cation was a non-political gather-lan Shivers prepared to make bal- ing. And blaming the literature j Temple and a night rally in Waco, lot appeals in krge cities Monday, on Shivers’ opposition, the state 1 Friday, in the Houston area, in* ment said it “shows how low they j eluding Humble Hoad. Harrisburg, will stoop in a desperate bid for : Galena Park, Jacinto City and political power ”    j Pasadena. The statement said his headquar-, Yarborough: ters has been warned to expect a ! Monday, statewide TV talk at ‘ whole series of these anonymous ■ 6:30 p.ir. from Dallas, then Fort pamphlets during the last week ot Worth rally and statewide radio the campaign.”    j talk. Tuesday, Houston iu the Mrs. Leon Henderson, a Yarbor- ■ morning and Galveston in the al* ough backer at McAllen, said Sun- ternoon, Texas City at night, day that Yarborough headquarters vent breaking off by mowers A telegram was read from Gov. Allan Shi vet's relative to appropriations for drotifht relief and efforts to prevent increase in feed prices. day morning, Bickley said. New Locks Needed To Free Prisoners .,, Tk . , Alamo Thursday PONTIAC. Mich. * — The locks But Monday night Yarborough i at McAllen “were attacked for the on county jail cells have been! will be in DalLs for a statewide I third time by vandals” Saturday sticking, Fred W. Smith told his television appearance, then will go > night. She said volunteers had been fellow county supervisors. “We got some people in and coukiu t get them out.” jail to nearby Fort Wocth for a rally 1 guarding the headquarters some and statewide radio address. j sights but the vandalism occurred Despite the candidates’ relative 1 an cughLs «Jms there was no guard. back to Houston for an 8 p.m. statewide radio speech. Wednesday, at Bryan in the morning, Wichita Falls in the afteri|>on, " Vler in East Texas for an 9 p m rally. Thursday, in San Antonio for ths Alamo rally. ;