Abilene Reporter News, September 10, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 10, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas MILD "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 86 Astociattd Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 10, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS EVENING FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY Air Force to Back C-C On Base Housing Plan B.T PHYLLIS N1BIJNG The Abilene Chamber of Com- merce will get full cooperation from the Air Force on its proposal to sponsor and-build 500 Wherry Housing units on Abilene Air Force Base. Col. Hal McCord said here Friday. Col. McCord, USAF chief of family housing group and assist- chief Sf from Washington, D. C., met with the C-C board of directors Friday morning. He was in Abilene Thursday to discuss the housing with members of French Robertson's special committee. The Air Force has set require- ments of personnel housing at the base at 500 family units, although between and 2.000 units will be needed in this immediate area to take care of demands, he said. The directors have been discuss- ing a plan whereby the C-C would be sponsoring agency for the base housing. Col. MeCcrd came in response to an invitation to .explain in which the program couMjibe accomplished. Robertson hadijtar- Her met with him in Washington. The housing program would be handled under the Federal Mous- ing Administration, Col. McCord said. It would finance, if the plan is approved, 90 per cent of the cost. The C-C wpuld have to put up the rest. Estimated cost of the project might be around million. Base housing is necessary to successful operation of the Strate- gic Air Command base. Col. Mc- Cord stressed. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Complete coverage of what next Saturday's bond election will mean for Taylor County will be presented in this Sunday's Reporter-News. Farm Editor Bob Cooke will tell about the plans to build the Agricultural and Livestock Center and com- munity meeting place on the site of the old municipal airport. Staff Writer Georgia Nelson will describe condi- tions at the jail and courthouse that would be changed by the bond election. In the Women's Department the emphasis will be on of course society news. You can reserve extra copies of your Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. You can build the finest station around, but, when fire the gong rings, it won't do any good to have your firemen living 15 miles away, he pointed out. SAC operations are planned so that the base can go into action within an hour after an alert, he said. The commander has to have his men en srvA If is to work out. K Per Cent Of Tttal Actually, the base housing will only comprise about 25 per cent of "the total housing needed for base personnel, Col. McCord said. "I know some people won't be in favor (of Wherry thinking it will have a bad effect on the economy of the he said. I don't think that will prove true when the full comple- ment is here." One thing which the city must remember is that Air Force per- sonnel have a limit to what they can pay .for family housing. Serious problems in morale have arisen out of the fact that air- men could not find decent hous- ing for their families, he stressed. "These people are human be- ings." the colonel said. "They can't be exploited. They want de- cent housing just the same as the rest of us." The fact that many families have been "kicked around" at Air Force centers has resulted in a low percentage of reenlisrments when service terms run out, be said. This has caused the Au- rora a problem of keeping up See HOUSING, Pf. 5-A, Crf. t Hurricane Expected To Smash New York Demos Call Caucus Over Parley Seals Caucus of Taylor County dele- gates to the state Democratic Con- vention in Mineral Wells has been called for 2 p. m. Saturday in the Taylor County courtroom. The caucus, which normally would be held in Mineral Wells just before the convention opens, has been called early so the dele- gates can iron out their "seating problem." R. M. Wagstaff, chairman of the county delegation to the state meeting Tuesday, called the early- caucus. Problem is this: About 200 coun- tians were named delegates to the state convention. About of these indicated to T. N. Carswell, secretary of the delegation, that they plan to go. But, only 22 con- vention seats have been assigned Taylor County. The purpose of the caucus will be to determine bow these 22 seats will be assigned. Overcrowded conditions at Min- eral Wells caused the State Exe- cutive Committee to assign each county a limited number of seats in ratio to the delegate strength. Taylor County will have 52 votes in the convention. They will be cast under the unit rule by what- ever number of delegates is seat ed. Other Business Due The caucus Saturday afternoon at the county courtroom will also take up any other business dele- gates may present. Any resolu- tions which delegates wish to pre- sent to the state gathering will also be acted on in the caucus. The caucus is also expected to take some action on nomination of a new member of the state executive committee from the 24th Senatorial' District. C. T. Mc- Laughlin. Snyder oilman who now holds that post, said Thursday he will not be a candidate for re- election committecman. Mc- laughlin said he plans to nomi- nate Wagstaff his successor to the party post. All of the 200 persons elected delegates at the recent county con- vention are eligible to attend the caucus Saturday. By DAVE BRUMBEAU Union workers who refused to cross picket lines at the J70 mil- lion Abilene Air Force Base Thurs- lay returned to work Friday. Picket lines were not posted Fri- lay morning as management and union spokesmen announced that negotiations to settle differences were underway. The truce was an uneasy one with neither Labor Representa- tive J. E. McDonald or W. M. Ed- wards, construction superintend- ent for Robert E. McKee General Contractor. Inc., willing to an- nounce the strike was over. McDonald said Friday rooming 10 had removed his pickets "and that's about all I can say." Edwards said "work has resumed and negotiations are underway." McDonald said he was sufficient- y confident that a solution to la- bor's demands would be reached or him to remove his pickets. He said he thought a settlement might le reached today. Edwards said negotiations might ake as long as two or three days. McKee, Edwards pointed out, is Child Bearing, Sewing Women's Only Tasks, How ROMB til A University of Chicago profeamr aayt American buabandt help with to much of the howewflrtt that the only teft toMy to tt5 wife are "child bearing and tew- the to- ward "woman'i worM" in the United Prof. FooU, at the Family the O.N. Population M thM 17 nercwt .n Ammfean do work away from Truce Halts AFB Strike n El Paso firm and negotiations depend on company decisions made there. The picket lines were set hp gainst McKee Thursday, said McDonald, to obtain a rease from an hour to an hour and for .reclassification f some workers. McDonald is business represen- ative for the A. F. of L. affiliat- ed Construction and General Lab- jrers Union Local 357. Effect Disputed crafts and unions honor- ed his picket line and work also as halted at the construction ites of the A. J. Rife Construe- ion Co. and the Quisle Construc- tion Co., although workers on those projects were not picketed. Extent of the work stoppage was disputed by Edwards and Mc- Donald. McDonald said Thursday afternoon the strike was 100 per effective and Edwards taid at 2 p. m. Thursday all other con- ractors were working. Edwards termed the walkout a 'discriminatory strike" against McKee. He said the union direct- ed'its strike at McKee because icKee employs more common aborers than any other contrac- or at the base. He said the un- "was attempting to use Mc- Kee as a wedge to get started lere." McDonald said he was calling the strike because the an hour not a living wage, barely an existence wage. He said by the .irne laborers paid taxes, social security and transportation costs to their job, their take-home pay is J30 for a 40-hour week. Besides the 25-cents-an-hour in- crease. McDonald said the union was also seeking to have worker classifications changed to obtain a semi-skilled pay rate for jack lammer operators, mason tenders and mortar mixers. "I don't think I'll have any trou- ble with said Mc- Donald Friday. Beard Set RaU Edwards said the il an hour wage scale was that set by the Federal Labor Relations Board after a of rates in the Abilene area. He charged that the union represented by Me DonaM ii not sufficiently organ- ited in Abilene to supply the de- mand, for workers at the air TO BUN COURT-CM SorreUs, tap photo, was named Friday by UM City CommlHtoa U be acttnf dty Judfe dnrinl luift A. K. Don' VMrtiw. Sept, U-M. bert E. Ford, tower pktwt, aaraed Kttaf cttjr ftyeecMter, Somite ii Ihe City lo Study Water, Sewer Contract Offer City Commission refused Friday lorning to exercise hasty judg- ment on a contract to supply wa- er and sewer service to Abilene ir Force Base. A document, representing the Air "orce's desired version, was flown here Thursday night. Arthur Martin, civilian contract- ing officer from Offutt Air Force iase, Omaha, Neb., brought the contract. He appeared at Friday morning's commission meeting, and asked that the commission atify the contract during the day. Chaagei Made Martin said the Air Force docu- ment contained "several changes" rom a contract which the city had greed to last spring. The commission deferred action MI the new version until members ave time to study it. Commissioner Jack Minter told lartin: "The contract the city of- ered has been in the hands of the Force since last spring. I am pposed to making a decision to- ay. We need time to study the ew proposal." Commissioner J. Floyd Mal- om's suggestion that the contract je referred to the city manager, city attorney and water liuperin- endent for study was adopted. No discussion was held on what changes the new proposal con- tains. The Air Force npresenta- ive didn't describe "them during he meeting, since the commission ndicated it wished longer time to tudy the document. CunpMlM by 1 Martin said the Air Force wish- s the sewer supply line to the lase completed by July The commission said it may [Old a special meeting to act on lie contract, as soon as studies iave been completed. Malcom. said the delay is neces- ary in order that the commis- sion won't commit the city to something impossible. The Air Force visitor was to discuss details of the new eon- ract during the afternoon with he officials designated by the commission to study it. He told a eporter he doesn't know how long he will remain in Abilene. Edwards said another reason union is striking in Abilene "Is because It had nothing to of te laborers and so was attempt ing to get the wage increase as a jelling point for new members.1 Edwards said McKee's con- workers here, all union mm, wan off the job. Eighty-five thttt an common laborers, he said McDould said members of m otbw minis working at the bast rafttMd U cm picket Uaes. httMo carpenters, trot plumbers, oieclrkUM ggBaflMggflfV dkMt BWlli workers sod MOMDt finishers. Abilenians can no longer reject he city's garbage and trash col- cction service or that of some ity-licensed hauler. City Commission voted on final eading Friday morning an ordi- ance outlawing that practice. Commissioners .announced .seve- ral days ago that the action was lanned because many people doing a good job of their own disposal The only person who spoke at WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHO Joe Mc- Carthy feels is unimportant in new hearing. 2-A. HERE IT rides ogoin; Eagles vs. Scottits. Page 6-A. DEADMAN HEARING Public hearing is set on Abtlene's wottr rights on Deodmon Creek. Page 1-B. JUVENILE steps to cut down vicious juvenile crime. Page 2-8. Mild Weather Due; .09 of Rain Falls Abilene's weather is predicted to go into the weekend clear to part- y cloudy, but mild. Highest tem- perature eipected Friday was 90 degrees, a low tonight of 70 de- grees, and liifti Saturday 95 de- jrees. A cool front out of the Panhan- dle brought .08 of an inch of rain Thursday it the Weatiitr Sta- tion, but little in town. Total rain- fall to date is 11.37 inches, com- pared to the normal of 15.50. BULLETINS UNITED NATIONS, N. T. iff U.N. Secmrtty WUy eiurefc Strict Utnmt stM aa eei faatftwiaW IsaaaaaMli' tfaMt towi Uft. Navy biirtir elt tost rrifay. CORPUS orntsn cn CMKt Bay ktlaty. tke Nary Cartky ISataat aatt History's Woret Storm Foreseen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New York Weather Bureau said Friday that it ould be "a miracle" if hurricane Edna, bowling up the Atlantic coast, failed to hit the nation's largest city head-on omorrow. As the Northeast coast braced itself from Cape Hatter- s to Maine the New York Weather Bureau said that if it it it would be one of the "most serious hurricanes in the York Weather Bureau's history." In announcing "it .will be a miracle if hurricane Edna oes not hit New York City head-on a Weather ureau spokesman added he considered it wiser to alert ic public to the worst eventuality than to underplay' the jossibility it would strike the city. Storm warnings were out the entire length of the coast-and coastal dwellers were moving. As north as Montauk Point at the p at Long Island the sky was reported "grey and eerie" by orm-wise residents. The wind as ominously warm; the Atlantic dark and swelling. Near New BaglaX The Boston Weather Bureau re- ported near noon that the hurri- HELLO.TO YOU, Marilyn Monroe mugs the she doesn't need to. Here she is arriving in New York to do location scenes for a new film, Hauling of Garbage Yiday's public hearing on the rdinance'- was H. W. McDade, manager of Ben E. Keith Co. le was merely asking for infor- mation as [onvict Freed, Seeks Sheriff HUNTSVILLE Ill-State prison fficials disclosed'today a clanger- us habitual criminal had been re- eased by mistake. He was report- ed to be in the Fort Worth area, vowing to kill the deputy sheriff and the prosecutor who got him sent up. The man Boucaillon, who was sentenced to life impris- onment as an habitual criminal at Fort Worth, in June, 196J. He has been at large six days. Richard C. Jones, executive as- istant.. general manager of the prison system, said it was the first ime such' an error had been made. He said: "This was a bad error. We regret that it happened, and our hope is that he win be appre- hended before he hurts somebody. He has a very bad record." In Fort Worth, officers said they had received reports that BouchO- on appeared in a tavwn last week- end and said he was out to kill Deputy Sheriff E. N. "3uie and tsst. Dist, Atty. George Cochran. The attorney won the habitual criminal conviction against Bou- chillon and Buie was his star wit- ness. Bouchillon, called Fort Worth's "bad boy." has been handled ens of times by officers there on charges ranging from theft to as- sault to murder. Doctor Develops Drive-in DeHrery CHADWKKS, N.Y.-W-Dr. M I. Rower uys he hat developed a "drive-in service" For the fourth time in yean, delivered a chud Wefciet- day in an automobile in his drire- way in this Utica aaburb. Mrs. Dorit Olr.ey of Chadwteks and daughter Gweu were report ed doing well today at a Utlca hospital. Dr. Rower said Mrs. 01- ney was ridhw to the hospital with her husband wnen she aawuacad she could not make it. He tMtdtd (or Uw doctor's offlet The baby _ wetshlnf I pounds. to what effect would have on his le change firm. McDade said that the Keith corn- any for many years has hauled ff its dry garbage and trash. He aid it accumulates so fast, it is ecessary sometimes to make sev- eral hauls per day. He stated that the company's wet garbage is carted off by a ity-licensed hauler with a closed truck. Commissioners told McDade that his is an unusual case and that the city will work out some special arrangement with his. company. The Commission also: (1) Appointed C. B. Dates, Jack Look and R. G. Cogdell to the City Board of Adjustment They rephtce Richard Henley, Paul Bo- nine and Lowell E. Renfro, whose erms expired May 1. (2) Adopted on final reading an ordinance changing the scale a building permit fees. (3) Received bids on eight auto- mobiles, four trucks and a quan tity of water pipe, but deferred purchases. (4) Passed on. first-reading the classification from Zone 3 (apartments) to Zone A (one- 'amfly residences) of an area of SUnwood West. The area re-xoned extends from Don Juan St. sonth to the alley and from Legett Dr. east to the alley east of Saddlewmd St. Public bearing and final vot< on the re-ioning wilt be held Oct. 1. City Atty. Ate Bicktey stated this week that the amended gar ordinance won't prevent peo- ple from hauling to the dump jround their excess trash. They must Save'the services, however of either City Sanitation De- partment or a city-licensed haul THE WEATHER p j. OF ABOXNC AND VKDOTY Chic to ,____.___ M4 TPM; lyg JS fit. A. M n n aui. tM. nr M MM ane is expected to be near south- astern New England by early aturday, with winds reaching 50 i 70 miles an hour by late to- On' the Loag Island and New ersey coasts some late 'vaca- oners were leaving their summer omes, recauirig the fury of hurri- cane Carol which struck-Aug. S and took a toll of 67 lives-and irought damage approaching one- halt billion The Weather Bureau in Jackson- ville, Ma., reported that skittish for the fifth tetter of the' alphabet and the fifth hurri- ane of this expected o skim past Hatteras. It warned, Mwever, of dangerous gales .and high tides along the coast there. AIJMK'S Gaesst In a later'advisory the Jackson- ville Weather Bureau said hum- ane warnings were hoisted from Morehead City, N. C., to the VTr- [inia capes as Edna whirled in le direction of Hatteras. Whiie the Weather Bureau was aking every precaution and main- aining a sharp alert, it appeared the layman that it was any- body's guess where Edna was go- ing next. W2fal as an angry wom- an, she was" strolling with furious inner the coast. Most regular shore residents jom New Jersey northward were alarmed but determined to brave Edna's some were leading for the cities. Stores reported runs on kerosene lamps and candles. Beach resi- dents boarded up windows, brought orniture inside, stored their cars n garages. One man said liquor stares were selling quite a few bottles.. CilyloSolve School Mixup By Annexation School problem faced by parents in an area just southwest of the city-limits in Elmwood dition wfll be solved by an Son. begun Friday morning by the City Commission.-- The residents recently found that they couldn't send their children to Abilene public schools free be- cause they weren't, in- the city. Many had previously believed they were in the city. They asked then for annexation.'. Their area extends from the north line of Don Juan St. to the alley north of Potomac Ave., and from the west line of Pioneer Dr. to. the alley west of Bowie Dr.. except that portion north of North Seventh St., which segment Das for a west boundary the o! LaSalle Dr. City commissioners adopted, on the.Drst of two required readings Friday an ordinance to annex that area. Included also were three other tracts two northwest and .one southwest of Abilene. j Public bearing and final read- ig of the merger; ordinance ;WB be held by the commission Oct. 15. Other areas included in the an- negation '-..i: (1) From the alley east of Fan- run St. to the west line of North Mockingbird Lane, and from" the north line of Ambler Ave. to the north line of North 19th St. (2) From the south line of State St. to the south line of North Sixth St, and" from the west line of North Mockingbird Lane to the alley west of Westview St. (3) From the north line of Hart- ford St. to the north line of U; S. Highway 277, and from the west line of Pioneer Dr. to the alley west of Pioneer Dr. This ffitte "island" was omitted in the recent annexation of the KBBC-TV prop- erty.: Woman's Screams Frighten Burglar From Second House Mrs. Alice Kemmeriiog, 1841 Belmoat Blvd.. told police at ajn. Friday that just frightened a man out of her house. She said her streaming eaessd the burglar to run' away. This was the second incident of the kind raportea in that neighbor- hood within two days. Mrs R. Lee Bradshaw, 1557 Bel- moot Blvd., had notified police at a.m. Wednesday that she awete to find a man crouched down beside her. When she screamed, the burglar ran eut. Police who investigated the Kemmertint residence burglary said the intruder there fled across a flower bed. They said he gained entrance by unlatching a screen door. Mrs. Kemmerlinf wat awaken- ed by the man's shaking her bed. Upon awakening, ihe screamed, and the bvflar M, Police De- tective Lt. George Sution (aid. Nothau reported stoho ia either of the burglariet. Drtak Bex A soft drink box the Hwnble service station, North Third St and Mockingbird Lane, wat bur- jlariied, patrolltoe poBoemeii no- tified their beadquarttn. The re- port was called ia by them at 1 a.m. Friday. The officers laid apparently about half the driakt wen ttotw (Tom Ward Jehad-, Her- chant St.. tto Unit at lid Wejrdi, Tafaed mrs. 0. T.: Eagau, 2057 Anton Ave., reported Thursday the theft or loss from her car ot a black patent leather purse. It contained a driver's license, a Chevron cour- tesy card and 35 cents in money. The incident happened Thursday afternoon. A mother toW the county juve- nile officer Thursday that tome- body stoic her. She said she suspected her son..The juve- nile officer questioned the son, and found that ha still had all but of the stolen cash. The son had spent for a bicycle.- The bike was returned to the money refunded, aad all of the given back to the mother. Wheat to Storage Increases in'54 WASHINGTON, Sept. Agriculture Department repotted today that farmers had stared bushels of ISM-crop under government price support programs through Aug. U. This wat about IS per ceat the crop. The amount stand mote supports to the siune date last year was bushels. Kansas farmers led ta of wbeat under lupport with a total Oklahcna svcond with tUrd with U.OIMM. ;