Abilene Reporter News, August 23, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS "WITHOUT-0R WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXX1V, NO. 69 Auoeifted (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUG. 23, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 21 Believed Killed As Plane Crashes AMSTERDAM, Netherlands A Koyal 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 Shan- non. Ireland. 12 were believed to be Americans. The airline office in N'ew York said 12 passengers, boarded the plane in Ken- 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. L, 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. I Gay, Frieda and Wzes 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." Land forces, planes and ships of the Netherlands and Britain joined in a hunt for the Douglas DC6B Willem Bontekoe, which had radi- oed at 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 in- bound from Channon, Ireland, crashed in the vicinity of Bergen- on-the-sea. London airport officials said they had heard the plane made a forced landing on the North Sea mudflats outside Am- sterdam. But hour passed by hour without, confirmation of fate of this aerial "Flying Dutchman." "The KLM management is tak- ing a very serious view of its miss- ing plane Willem Bontekoe tinee it had fuel aboard to last only until 3 the company announced. It pinpointed the plane as being 27 miles west of Ymuiden, Am- sterdam's seaport, when it made its a.m. contact with the city air field, Schiphol airport. Cowboy Greetings HELENA, Mont- Summer tourists are welcomed to Montana at the border by youngsters garb- ed in colorful cowboy regalia. President Vetoes Federal Pay Raise Churchill Pledges French Chief Aid LONDON Premier Pierre Mendes- France conferred more than three hours today with Prune Minister Churchill on ways io salvage the European Defense Community and left with the Briton's pledge: "I will do all I can to help you." The dynamic French leader arrived just before noon at Biggin Hill, airfield and hurried off to talk with the veteran British statesman at Chartwell, Churchill's private estate 25 miles from London. Winding up their conference in the Belgian-capital, the foreign ministers of France, West Germany, Italy, Bel- gium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg issued a communi- que admitting failure to agree on EDC but declaring they shared these four common political aims for Western Eu- rope: 1. Closer European cooperation to protect West Eu- rope from aggression. 2. The avoiding of neutralization of Germany. 3. Continued efforts to work for unification of Ger- many and some sort of Ger- FIRES ANEW DENVER Ml President Eisen- hower today vetoed a 5 per cent pay increase voted by Congress for federal workers. Tn a statement at, his vacation headquarters, the President' said, he was announcing his veto of "the Bidault Says Hell Continue Fight for EDC PARIS Bidault, for- eign 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, the former foreign minister, who) favored ratification of the old EDC! treaty, declared: j "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 integrat- legislation "in order that federal workers may not have to undergo a period of uucertainty as to mf action." Congress passed the bill and sent it to the White House last Friday, just before it closed shop on leg- islative matters. "This measure." the President _ said, "because it the i administration's recommendations for postal rate increases, would add io the cost of oper- ating the Post Office Department which is operating at a deficit of million dollars this year. "It is well to remember that since 1945 -the accumulated postal deficit has reached the staggering total of four billion dollars. Like- wise, this measure would add more than 200 million dollars to Civil Sen-ice pay without providing any revenue to meet it." man contribution to Allied defense 4. Drafting, of a formula to pro- mote Europe's political and econ- omic integration It was generally-felt-that barring some miracle. EDC and the six- nation European was to set up were hopes Observers in Pans freeb prsaicted the Na tibnal Assembh wcu.d kill pact-once and for all if Merides- France submits it_for ratification this weekend, is scheduled to do. The French Premier reportedly carried to-Churchill-the outline of some alternate plan of European j defense, in which Britain would play a major role. Observers in London believed Churchill himself had some such plan to put before the bustling, determined French leader. They recalled Churchill's mes- sage last week, to West German Chancellor Konrad -Adenauer, a key figure at the Brussels talks. "My Churchill said then, "is that all will come out-right in the end in one form or another..." into ing a democratic Germany Europe." He said the Assembly would not vote for any plan which involved the revival of a German national j aav mon) army with an independent general j judge the County Approves Million Budget Without Opposition AsksPower Deal Delay CHICAGO Mitchell, Democratic national chairman, suggests the Eisenhower adminis- tration 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 Dix- on-Yates "If there is merit in the admin- istration position, it would not harm the project to delay it long enough to focus congressional scru- tiny. "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 Part Forest south of Chicago. Wants Earij Starf The administration said Satur- day it was pushing toward an early start on the project to supply pn vale'' power to the Memphis, Tenn., area over lines owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Yesterday the head of another group said its proposal would have saved the government .150 million dollars compared with the Dix- on-Yates contract Walter von Tesckow said in a j statement in New York he felt his group "were treated as interlopers in a well-set program to do busi- ness with Dixon-Yates" before the Atomic Energy Commission. He said his group's estimated cost of construction of the steam- generating power plant was be- tween' 90 and 100 million dollars, compared with 120 million in what he called the first Dixon-Yates pro- posal and 107- and 112 million in their second proposal, .Haven't Keeeirdl .Analysis Von Tresckow declared. "We were granted only one meeting with the (atomic energy) commis- sion personnel. We will have not received a detail of their analysis of our proposal, which- we were promised." Administration spokesmen de- nied, hints- by Mitchell that President Eisenhower's friend- ship- 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 "apologists for the Republican j party have focussed the discus- sion" on the Eisenhower-Jones part.of the controversy "insiead of discussing the merits of the Dixon- Yates --The said Mitchell, "is not whether President Eisen- hower is an honest man. The ques- tion is whether the deal he per- sonally ordered into effect is a good deal. If it is a raw deal, then the mere fact that it was ordered by the President does not make it right." Taylor County expects to spend in operating its gov- ernment in 1955 and expects total receipts of The budget was approved by staif. cither within a European coalition or in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Only the formula of the Euro- pean Defense Community can or- ganize protection for the free world v.-ithout danger either for Germany or anyone else, he said. The statement bore all the ear- marks of an ultimatum from the Popular Republican party, of which Bidault is normally spokes- man on foreign affairs. Taylor Commissioners Court Mon- day morning. Only the county commissioners, a coun- ty clerk representatives and a newspaperman were present when it wss adopted. No one appeared either to back or to oppose the proposed budget at the public hear- ing. The county expects to start the new fiscal year beginning Jan. l. 1955. with a beginning balance of and to finish the year with a balance of The court also appointed L. R. Lapham to be presiding judge of -WISH ME congressionalcandld'ntes 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 shako President's hand Is Rep. B, Carroll RWCIS (R., Precinct No. 3 voting box for the county bond election of Sept. 18. The box is at the Fire Station at South llth and Meander Sis. He takes the place of Dan Gallgher. who will be out of 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. The company was rep- resented by Leon Ramsey. Abi- lene. The concern plans issuance of directories, 4.000 of which will be distributed free. It will list all rural residents. Road inter- sections will be marked and dist- ance and direction shown to the courthouse. These markers will sit on poles 6 1-2 feet high. Also farm- ers who desire may have a mark- er with their name placed in front of their houses. Ramsey said there will be about 400 intersection markers: The company, it was stated, has options for such a directory in many West Central Texas coun- ties. Work should be finished on the directory within 90 to 120 days. The court declined to authorize any increase of salaries for an- other year in the Extension De- partment nt the agricultural build- ing. A request for {or each of four employes had been requested. [County Juvenile Officer J. T. Sparks was granted permission and allowed expenses to attend the State Youth Institute to be. held at Camp Waldemar, near. Aug. 29 !o Scpl. 4, n. M. Ackers, aitflAmarUlo St., representing t5w West Texas lawn Sprinkler Co., presented a plan io equip the courthouse lawn with a sprinkler system. The matter was taken under advisement. Ackers es- timated that it would cost to install the system. -There weiilii be KM "drop-head" sprinkler units. The sprinklers when cut off drop to? the level of'the surface to vent breaking ntf by ".mowers. A telegram was read from Gov, Allan Shivers relative to appropri- ations for drought.-relict and ef- to prevent iHcrease in feed Precinct 9 Demos To Vole at YMCA 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 chair- man, announced the change Mon- day. In the first primary July 24, the election was held at the fire station. Bobbins said he had per- mission from the county Democra- tic chairman to make the move to-the YMCA. where more park- ing space is available. T. N. Carswell. secretary of the county Democratic Executive Committee, announced Monday two changes in election judge- ships. D. R. DeRusha will con- duct the Second Primary in Pre- cinct 4 (Fair replacing Newel Thompson who was elec- tion judge in the Jury Primary. A. Harber will be election judge at Precinct 20 jCaps-Abi- replacing Terrell Ferguson. Floods Threaten El Paso Homes Rio Grande Roars After 9-Inch Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Drought-breaking rains in Eastern New Mexico sent the Rio Grande on a rampage Monday in the river low- lands 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 sosia fear in the White Spur and Crossroads areas of Mexico that flooded dikes would not hold. The El Paso National Guard re- ported 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 VETERAN'S Robert D. Grosser (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 Buchanan CD, left and Gracie Host (D, Ida) Vandals Put Sugar In Gasoline Tanks Vandals during the week end put sugar into the gasoline tanks of two Foremost Dairies refriger- ated trucks. Fortunately the company dis- covered the fact early Monday, before the trucks went out on their runs. Other week end crimes includ- ed a residence burglary and sev- eral thefts. Roy Benbrook. 624 Portland Ave., said Saturday night that his home had been burglarized. Some- one entered through a window by lulling off a screen. Drawers of a desk in the Ben- jrook home were rifled. A cigar box containing some cos- :ume jewelry and nine books of frontier stamps were stolen. The Foremost trucks that received the sugar treat- ment were left parked on the 'Pops'Parade Tuesday for Polio Funds Absentee Vote Reaches 657 Absentee voting was already more than 50 per cent greater for the Democratic Party second pri- mary than tot the first primary in Taylor- County at noon Mon- day. And there :was still day and a half left for persons to cast absentee ballots. A crowd of voters who do not expect to be. in the' county for the flection Saturday swarmed the county clerk's office in the courthonse Monday morning. The total so far'was including ballots cast across the counter and IK mailed out to potential voters who had request- ed ballots. In the first primary July only absentee votes were casf AbsuntM! voting deadline is Tuesday.... Seven Abileae men's service clubs will take part in the two- lour Pops Parafie on Polio which gets underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The drive is one of the fund- raising projects being carried on here and across the nation in an effort to gather funds for the Xa- tional Foundation for Infantile Pa- ralysis. Alex Bickley. attorney, is head of the Pops Parade here. Bickley said the parade would similar to the Mothers' March on Polio held during the regulsr tod-raising campaign last winter. The chief difference between the drives is that Pops Parade j will be carried out only in the downtown business area and subur- ban shopping areas in (he city. Bickley said. Assignments for the project were delivered to 100 business men civic leaders Monday afternoon by members of the local Boy Scout organizations. "All Abilene men's service clubs have'responded generously to the call 'for help on Hie Pops Parade on Bicltlcy reported. Conner Elliott and Henry Hart are assisting Bickley in the drive. Complete financial returns re- sulting from the drive will be made available sometime Wednes- day morning, Bickley said. company lot on Poplar St from Saturday afternoon until -Monday morning. When one of the drivers went to service Ms truck early Mon- day, 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 found.' Horace Justice, 1702 Ballinger Saturday that somebody stole two hub caps from his 1953 Oldsmobile, parked at Metro Theatre. Sarah Kean reported Saturday that a billfold belonging to her sister, Jean Kean. was stolen out of an automobile. It contained from in cash, and iden- tification papers. Ben Parris. 1301 South Sixth St., reported Saturday the theft of two hub caps from a 1953 Studehaker. J. H. Bander. 4058 South Sev- enth SL, said Saturday that two black fender .skirts were stolen from his 1954 Chevrolet Friday night at home. Another residential burglary happened outside the city limits. J. M. Cox, 103S Amarilio St., re- ported Saturday that his cabin on Lake Fort Phantom Hill had been burglarized between Wednesday and' Saturday. Missing were nine copper 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 track owned by Garvin Anderson Butane Co. some homes of a residential area of Northern El Paso. A flash flood was caused early Sunday night when rain water swept down the side of the Frank- lin Mountain range to the Rio Grande bottoms north of El Paso. U. S. M Traffic Stalled Several hundred cars were stranded on U.S. Highway SO, where it closely follows the river northwest into Mexico. The rain which, etc., 4th graf pys 77 Over :the week Texas points as scattered as Amanilo Austin and Houston got soakings. Amarillo gat a total of around 4 niches Clarendon got 2.15 in- ches and Memphis 171 inches i Austin reported some minor damage from wind. Dallas SMked Two thunderstorms struck Dal- las Sunday afternoon, dumping 2.30 inches OB the downtown area and 1.10 inches at the Weather Bureau. It was the best rain, in more than two months at the bu- reau location. Two cloud seeding firms worked on the storm, seek- ing to increase rainfalL The 24 hour totals up to a. I m. Monday included: Odessa .60, Presidio .26, San' Antonio .OS, Brownsville .02, Houston 1.15, Gal- veston .23, Austin .52, Waco .02, Texarkana .10. Dallas 1.10. Fort Worth ..50, Salina (north of Dal- las) 1.73. Frost 2.36, Dawson .75, Barry .75 and a sprinkle at Ker- ens. Part of City Gets Rain; More Possible Teasing showers danced across West Texas mom- 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 morn- ing rainfall, bat 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 HicLKy While the weather station got only a. trace, W H. Green, retired weatherman, gauged the lall at Jus home at 909 Hickory St. at .21 inch. Stamford got inch, HasteU and Anson reported? show- ers. Abilene's rainfall for" the year now totals 10.61 inch, a half-inch of it coming this month. Normal year- ly rainfall is 22.55 inches. At a.m. the local weather station's radar indicated spotted sbo-.vsrs north to near the Okla- homa line. THE WEATHER DEF.UTMENT OF COMMERCE AGILENi: AKD VICTSTTY Partly twjy- today, tonight and -Tuesday; scat- ters! afternoon maximum tem- perature today and Tuesday. S3; low tonistit about 75. NORTH CENTRAL and WEST Partly cjondy. Oils afteraooo, and Tuesday scattered zad thon- dersbowtrs. SOOTH CENTRAL TEXAS PaiUy doody with scattered San. P.M. Moa. AJt. 81 ____ S8 T9 82 78 S7 77 ST Sonree today ajn. Sunset toclcht pjri. barometer wsdlog at p.m. 23-32. Relative haaiidJtj pja. Maximum temperature for per- iod emllag a.m.: K. Mtrnnram temperatare {or 2lboar per- iod eadtej: 7) Farm Misfortunes End With Oil Wells SIDNEY, Neb. the years the Hatcher family fought to keep their 640 acres of land through drouth and other misfor- tunes, Mrs, Effie Hatcher kept saying "this country must have something more in it than rocfcs and rattlesnakes." She was right. Now she can loofc out over the wheat fields and sea three producing oil wells in their midst. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHO GOES Abilens trustees will set school boundaries at Monday niaht meeting. Pg. 3-A. THE BOXSCORE Eisenhower wen three of his big foreign aid bettles with Congress, but lost an important one. Pg. 5-A. .TEPEE In- dians ride American League win- ning streak while Dodgers fall behind pennant-bound Pg. 6-A. POLIO WARD Memorial Hospital's polio ward gains more patients, still is be- low record. Pg. 1-B. TRAIN WRECK KILLS Fe Chief derailed. .Four passeng- ers killed, 53 hurt. Fg. 8-B. Niw Locks Ntedtd To Prisoners PONTIAC, Mich. W The locks on jail cells been sticking, Fred W. Smith told his fellow county supervisors, "We sot some people in jail and couWa't jet them Candidates Bid for Cities1 Vote; Stretch Drive Opens By ROBERT E. FORD AP Writer The candidates for governor ot Texas eyed the five remaining and days before the second Democratic primary and went back to cam- paigning Monday after gathering strength by observing Sunday as a day of rest.: Ralph aiid Gov. Al- lan Shivers prepared to make bal- lot appeals in large cities Monday. Shivers is scheduled to make a major statewide radio and TV ad- dress in San Antonio at the Alamo shrine of Texas liberty Mon- day night. The rally has been -widely pub- licized, stressing a "meet me at (he Alamo" slogan. Yarboroiigh also has widely publicized rally scheduled for'tbe Alamo Thursday. But Monday night Yastorough will be in for a statewide television appearance, then will Ko lo warby Fort-Woith for a rally and statewide radio address. UM candidates'. rdaUre inactivity Sunday, there was some minor political action. At Austin, Shivers' headquarters issued a statement saying "scur- rilous, almost obscene literature" attacking the governor was issued at a Rrazoria County bridge dedi- cation at which Shivers spoke; The statement said the dedi- cation was a non-political gather- ing. And blaming the literature wi Shivers' opposition, the state- ment said it "shows how low they will stoop in a desperate bid for political power." The statement said his headquar- ters has been warned to expect a "whole series of these anonymous pamphlets during the last week of the campaign." Mrs. Leon Henderson, a Varbor- backer at McAllen, said Sun- day that Ynrbofvugh headquarters M McAllen "were attacked {or the third time by vandals" Saturday night. She said volunteers had beer, guarding the headquarters some lights but the vandalism wxurred Tile candidates" schedules for remaining five days: Shivers: Monday, in San Marcos and New Braunfels during the day, at San Antonio at night for the Alamo Tuesday, in Comanche and Goldthwaite during the day, a night rally at Brownwood. Wednesday, Georgetown, Killeen, Belton, Temple and a night rally in Waco. Friday? in the Houston area, in- cluding Humble Road, Harrisburg, Galena Park, Jacinto City and Pasadena. Yarborough: Alooday, statewide TV at p.m. from Dallas, then Fort Worth. rally. and statewide radio talk. Tuesday, Houston ia morning and Galveston in the af- ternoon, Texas City at nifht, aad back to Houston for an I statewide radio day. at Bryan in the .Wichita Falls In the afKnra, in fM TMM for an rally. Thursday, in San ArtMto fcr UN Alrnt rutty. ;