Abilene Reporter News, September 10, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 10, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas Wk Mme ^porterFINAL MILD'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV. NO. 86 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 10, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOo Air Force to Back C-C On Base Housing Plan By PHYLLIS MBLING The Abilene Chamber of Commerce 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 assistant chief of staff installations frwn 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 requirements of personnel housing at the base at 500 family units, although between 1,800 and 2,000 units will be needed in this immediate area to take care of demands, he said. The directors have been discussing a plan whereby the C-C would be sponsoring agency for the base housing. Col. McCord came in response to an invitation to explain the way in which the program could be accomplished. Robertson had earlier met with him in Washington. The housing program would be handled under the Federal Housing Administration, Col. McCord said. It would finance, if the plan is approved, 90 per cent of the cost. The C-C would have to put up the rest. Estimated cost of the project might be around $5 million. Base housing is necessary to successful operation of the Strategic Air Command base, Col. McCord stressed. fire the 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-Nev,s. Farm Editor Bob Cooke will tell about the plans to build the Agricultural and Livestock Center and community meeting place on the site of the old municipal airport. Staff Writer Georgia Nelson will describe conditions at the jail and courthouse that would be changed by the bond election. In the Women’« Department the emphasis will be on style—fall shoes—and 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 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 right on the spot if that is to work out. 25 Per Cent Of Total Actually, the base housing will pnly comprise about 25 per cent of the total housing needed for base persoimel. Col. McCord said. “I know some people won’t be in favor (of Wherry housing), thinking it will have a bad effect oil the economy of the city,” he said. ‘‘But I don’t think that will prove true when the full complement is here.” One thing which the city must remember is that Air Force personnel have a limit to what they can pay for family housing. Serious problems in morale have arisen out of the fact that airmen could nek find decent housing for their families, he stressed. ‘‘These pe(k>le are human beings.” the colonel said. ‘"Tbey can't be exploited. Hiey want decent 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 reenlistments when service terms run out, he said. This has caused the Air Force a problem of keeping up See HOUSING, P*. 5-A. Col. f Hurricane Expected To Smash New York Demos Call Caucus Over Parley Seats Caucus of Tajlor County delegates to the state Democratic Convention in Mineral Wells has been called for 2 p. m. Saturday in the Tajior County courtroom. The caucus, which normally would be held in Mineral Wells just before the convention opens, has been called early so the delegates can iron out their "seating prckilem.” R. M. Wagstaff, chairman of the county delegation to the state meeting Tuesday, called the early caucus. Problem Is this; Abput 200 coun-tians were named delegates to the state convention. About 1,00 of these indicated to T. N. Carswell, secretary of the delegation, that they plan to go. But. only 22 convention seats have been assigned Taylor County. The purpose of the caucus will be to determine how these 22 seats will be assigned. Overcrowded conditions at Mineral Wells caused the State Executive 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 cminty courtroom will also take up any other business delegates may present. Any resolutions which delegates wi.sh to present to the state gathering will also be acted on in the caucus. The cancus is also ex{>ected to take some action on nomination of a new member of the state executive committee from the 24th j Senatorial District. C. T. Me-; Laughlin. Snyder oilman who now holds that post, said Thursday he will not be a candidate for re-election as committeeman. McLaughlin said he plans to nominate Wagstaff his successor to the party post. All of the 200 persons elected delegates at the recent county convention are eligible to attend the caucus Saturday. T ruce Halts AFB Strike By DAVE BRl MBEAU Union workers who refused to cross picket lines at the $70 million Abilene .Air Force Base Thursday returned to work Friday. Picket lines were not posted Friday morning as management and union spdiesmen announced that negotiations to settle differences were underway. The truce was an uneasy one with neither Labor R^resenta-tive J. E. McDonald or W. M. Edwards, construction superintend an El Paso firm and negotiations will depend on company decisions made there. The picket lines were set against McKee Thursday. said McDonald, to obtain a wage» increase from $l an hour to $1.25 an hour and fw reclassification of some workers. McDonald is business representative for the A. F. of L. affiliated ConstructiiHi and General Laborers Unicm Local 357 Effect Disputed Other crafts and unions honor (ity lo Study Water, Sewer Contract Offer City Commission refused Friday morning to exercise hasty judgment on a contract to supply water and sewer service to Abilene Air Force Base. A document, representing the Air Force’s desired version, was flown in here Thursday night. Arthur Martin, civilian contracting officer from Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb., brought the contract. He aw^ared at Friday morning’s commission meeting, and asked that the cwnmission ratify the contract during the day. Changes Made Martin said the Air Force document contained "several changes" friMTi a contract which the city had agreed to last spring. The COTomission deferred action on the new version until members have time to study it. Commissioner Jack Minter told Martin: "The contract the city offered has been in the hands of the Air Force since last spring. I am opposed to making a decision today. We need time to study the new pr(kK>sal.” Commissioner J. Floyd Mal-com’s suggestion that the contract be referred to the city manager, city attorney and water superintendent for study was adopted. No discussion was held <m what changes the new proposal con- i tains. The Air Force representative didn’t describe them during the meeting, since the commission indicated it wished longer time to study the document. Completien by July 1 Martin said the Air Force wi,sh-es the sewer supply line to the base completed by July 1,1955. TTie cwnmission said it may hold a special meeting to act on the contract, as soon as studies have been completed. Malcom said the delay is necessary in order that the commission wcm’t commit the city to somrthing impossible. The Air Force visitor was to HELLO TO YOU, TOO—Even Marilyn Monroe mugs the camera—and she doesn’t need to. Here she is arriving in New York to do location scenes for a new film. ent for Robert E, McKee General ed his picket line and work also I discuss details of the    new    con- ‘    tract during the afternoon    with the officials designate    by    the commission to study it.    He    told a reporter he doesn’t know how long he will remain in Abilene. Contractor. Inc., willing to an- j was halted at the coi^truction nounce the strike was over. | *|tes of the A, J. Rife Construc-McDonald said Friday morning ; hon Co. and the Quisle Construe-ho had removed his pickets "and don Co.. although workere on that’s about all I can say." those projects were not picketed. Edw ards said "work has resumed Extent of the work stoppage and negotiations are underway.” : was disputed by Mwar^ and -ic-McDwiald said he was sufficient- Donald. McDonald said Thursday ly confident that a solution to labor’s demands would be reached for him to remove his pickets. He said he thought a settlement might be reached today. Edwards said negotiations might take as long as two or three days. McKee, Edwards pointed (Hit, is Child Bearing, Sewing Women's Only Tasks, Now ROME UB — A University of Chicago profeasor aays American husbands help with so much of the housework these days thsk the only tasks now left solely to th3 wife are "child bearing and sew-ini**    .    , Describing the progreesion toward a "woman’s wiwld” in the United States. Prof. Nelson N. Foote, director of the university’s Family Service Center, told the U.K. Population Conference here yesterday: And he aald that 27 per cent of all American wives do work away from hotne. TO RUN COimT—Dan Sorrells, top photo, was named Friday by the City Commission to be acting city Judge during Judge A. K, Doss* vacation. Sept. 15-30. Robert E. Ford, lower picture, was named acting city prosecutor. Sorrells is the regul* prow-cutor. afternoon the strike was 100 per cent effective and Edwards said at 2 p. m. Thursday all other contractors were working. Edwards termed the walkout a "discriminatory strike” against McKee. He said the union directed its strike at McKee because McKee employs more common laborers than any other contractor at the base. He said the union "was attempting to use McKee as a wedge to get started here.” McDonald said he was calling the strike because the $l an hour is not a living wage, barely an existence wage. He said by the time laborers paid taxes, social security and transportation c«sts to their job. their take-home p«.v is $30 for a 40-hour week. Besides the 25-cents-an-bour increase. McDonald said the union was also seeking to have wwker classifications changed to obtain a semi-skilled pay rate for jack hammer operators, mason tenders | and mortar mixers. I don’t think I’ll have any trouble with cla.ssifications,” said McDonald Frida>’. Board Set Rate Eklwards said the $l an hour wage scale was that set by the Federal Labor Relations Board after a survey of wage rates in the Abilene area. He charged that the union represented by McDonald is n<g sufficiently organised In Abilene to supplv the demands for workers at the air base. Edwards said another reason Uie union is striking in Abilene is because it had nothing to offer laborers and so was attempting to get the wage increase as a selling point for new members.” Edwards said McKee’s 191 c^-struction workers here, all union men. were off the job. Elghly-flve oi these art common laborers, he said. McDonald said members of seven other imions wwking at the base refused to cross picket lines, lliese include carpenters, ir<Mi workers, plumbeia, electricians, operating engineers, sheet met^ workeii tiKl eeamit finlsb«i. he WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHO CARES!—How Joe Mc-Corthv feels is unimportant in new heorinfl. Pose 2-A. HERE IT IS—Footboll rides ogoin; Eagles vs. Scotties. Poge 6-A. DEADMAN NEARING — Public hearing is set on Abilene's water rights on Deodmon Creek. Poge 1-B. JUVENILE ACTION—Three steps to cut down vicious juvenile crime. Poge 2-8. City Bans Private Hauling of Garbage Abilenians can no longer reject the city’s garbage and trash collection service or that of some city-licensed hauler. City Commission voted on final reading Friday morning an ordinance outlawing that practice. Commissioners announced several days ago that the action was planned because many people weren’t doing a good job of their own disposal. The only person who apoke at Mild Weathar Due; .09 of Rain Falls Abilene’s weather is predicted to go into the weekend clear to part ly cloudy, but mild. Highest tern perature expected Friday was 90 degrees, a low ttmighl of 70 degree, and high Saturday ^ degrees. A cod front out of the Panhan die brought .09 of an inch of rain ’Thursday at the Weator» Station. but little in town. Total rain fall to date is 11.37 inches, compared to the normal of 15.50. Convict Freed, Seeks Sherifi History's Worst Storm Foreseen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New York Weather Bureau said Friday that it would be “a miracle” if hurricane Edna, bowling up the Atlantic coast, failed to hit the nation’s largest city head-on tomorrow. As the Northeast coast braced itself from Cape Hatter-as to Maine the New York Weather Bureau said that if it hit it would be one of the “most serious hurricanes in the New York Weather Bureau’s history.” In announcing “it will be a miracle if hurricane Edna does not hit New York City head-on tomorrow,” a Weather Bureau spokesman added he considered it wiser to the public to the worst eventuality than to underplay’ the possibility it would strike the j City to Solve School Mixup By Annexation School problem faced by parents in an area just southwest of the city limits in Elmwood West Addition will be solved by an annexation begun Friday morning by the City Commission. 'The residents recently found that .they couldn’t send their children Jersey coasts some late vaca- Abilene public schools free be- city. storm warnings were out the entire length the coast and; coastal dwellers were moving. As j far north as Montauk Point at the i tip of L(Mig Island the sky was ; reported "grey and eerie” by | storm-wise residents. The wind was ominously warm, the Atlantic dark and swelling. Near New England 'The Boston Weather Bureau reported near noon that the hurricane is expected to be near southeastern New England by early Saturday, with winds reaching 50 to 70 miles an hour by late tonight. On the Long Island and New tioners were leaving Uieir summer hcmnes, recalling the fury of hurricane Carol which struck Aug. 2 and took a toll of 67 lives and brought damage approaching one-half billion dollars. The Weather Bureau in Jackson-viUe, Fla., reported that skittish Edna—so-named for the fifth letter BULLETINS UNITED NATIONS. N, Y. If* —The U.N. Security CoaaeU today tverrode Savlet objec-(Ions and agreed to fall dlscas-ilM at aa Amerkaa canxidatot that Savirt flgktor ^ane« aliat dowa a U.S. Navy Ewmlier alt Siberia last Friday. COI^PUS CHRIST! OP» — A twa-cagia« Navy PBM patral bomber crashed aad saxtk la Carpiis Cbrhili Bay today bal all six crew members aacaped In jury. the Navy saH. WASHINGTON UB-Sea. McCarthy gained a partial vie* IMT taday aa tlw tpactal can-•are cammBtoa agreed la ra-celve hhi famona "hat dacit-ment” la avtdenca. bat aat la pmki ar aSaw aaf HUNTSVILLE sJk—Slate prison officials disclosed today a dangerous habitual criminal had been released by mistake. He was reported to be in the Fort Worth area, vowing to kill the deputy sheriff and the prosecutor who got him sent up. The man Is Donald BouchiUon, who was sentenced to life imprisonment as an hid)itual criminal at Fort Worth, in June. 1953. He has been at large six days. Richard C. Jones, executive assistant general manager of the prison system, said it was the first time such an error had been made. He said: "This was a bad error. We regret that it happened, and our hope is that he will be apprehended before he hurts somebody. He has a very’ bad record.” In Fort W’orth. officers said th«^’ had received reports that Bouchil-lon appeared in a tavern last weekend and said he was out to kill Deputy Sheriff E N. Buie and .\sst. Dist, Aliy. George Cochran. The attorney won the habitual criminal convktion against Bou-chillon and Buie was his star wit ness. BouchiUon. called Fort W’orth’s •bad boy.” has been handled doi ens of times by officers there on charges ranging from theft to assault to murder. make It Pid fettimeay m Doctor Develops Drive-in Delivery CHADWICKS. N.Y. tf^Dr. M I. Rower says be has devdoi^ a "drive-in service" for ddiveriag babies. For the fourth time in recent years, he delivered a child Wednes day in an automobile in his driveway in this Utica suburb. Mrs. Doris Olney of Chadwicks and daughter Gwenn were report ed doing well today at a Utica hospital. Dr. Rower said Mrs. 01 ney was riding to the hospital with her husband w'hen she announced she could not make it. He headed for the doctor’s office. Hit baby — weighing 5 pounds. 12 ounces — arrived eecciiids after tlto car «gvtofed the driveway. Friday’s public hearing on the ordinance was H. W\ McDade manager of Ben E. Keith Co He was merely asking for infor mation as to what effect the change would have on his firm. McDade said that the Keith com pany for many years has hauled off its dry garbage and trash. He said it accumulates so fast, it is necessary sometimes to make several hauls per day. He stated that the company’s wet garbage is carted off by a city-licaised hauler with a closed truck. Commissioners told McDade that his is an unusual case and that the city wiU work out some special arrangement with his company. The Commission also: (!' Appointed C. B, Oates, Jack Look and R. G. CogdeU to the City Board of Adjustment. They replace RitAard Henley, Paul Bo-nine and Lowell E. Renfro, whose terms expired May 1. (2) Adofged on final reading an ordinance changing the scale of building - permit fees. (3> Received bids on eight automobile, f(Hir trucks and a quantity of water pipe, but deferred jHinchase. (4» Passed on first reading the re • classification fmn Zone (apartments' to Zone A (one-family resi(tences) of «i aroa of Elmwood West. Hie area re-xoned extends from Don Juan St. south to the alley, and from Legett Dr. east to the alley east of Saddlewood p{g>lic hearing and final vote on the re-toning will be held Oct. 1. City Atty. Alex Bickley stated this week that the amended garbage ordinance won’t prevent people from hauling to the dump ground tfteir excess trasJi. 'They must have the services, however, of either the City Sanitation Department or a city-licensed hauler. of the alphabet and the fifth hurricane oi this scasOTi—is expected to skim past Hatteras. It warned, however, of dangerous gales and high tides along the coast there. Anyone’s Guess? In a later advisory the Jacksonville Weather Bureau said hurricane warnings W’ere hoisted from Morehead City, N. C., to the Virginia cap^ as Edna whirled in the direction of Hatteras. While the Weather Bureau was taking every precauticm and maintaining a sharp alert, it appeared to the layman that it was anybody’s guess where Edna was going next. Wilful as an angry woman. she was strolling leisurely— with furious inner turmoil—up the coast. Most regular shore residents from New Jersey northward were alarmed but determined to brave Edna’s fury—though some were heading fcr the cities. St(x-es reported runs kerosene lamps and candles. Beach resi-deuis boarded up windows, brought furniture inside, stored their cars in garages. One man said liquor stores were selling quite a few beetles. 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 Pionwr Dr. to the alley west of Bowie Dr., exc^t that portion ncwth of North Seventh St.. which segment has for a west boundary the west line of LaSalle Dr. City ccwnmissloners ad^ted on the first of two required readings Friday an ordinance to annex that area. Included also were three other tracts — two northwest and «le s(Rithwest of Abilene. Public hearing and final reading of the merger ordinance will be held by the commission Oct. 15. Other areas included in the annexation are: (1> From the alley e^t of Fannin 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 allev west of Westview St. (3i From the north line of Hartford St. to the north line of U. S. Highway 277, and from the west line of Pioneer Dr. to the aUey west of Pioneer Dr. This little "island” was omitted in the recent annexaticui oi the KRBC-TV prc^ erty. Woman's Screams Frighten Burglar From Second House THE WUTHK C.S. ©EeiUIVMEKT OF COMMK»C» WEAV«E* er»KAr ABIXJENE AND VICINITY — Ow *• f*rtlar clottdy «mi mM. Utxmam Btrswur* today !• d««roosi fclfh totiwUiiy » ét§r*m. Ijm toaifht W dofro«. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — <5«B«r»liy fair tfedki afttraaoft. tOBtfht «Ml Saturday. A tHtlo ««oior this «Rcniooa and toolxht. WEST TEXAS—Partly <4®iKly Wtth to». Satod ttiuadoralwwsr». EAST TEXAS-.Partly «ÉBudy. acattMMl tkuMteraiiowtf« ha aauth portloa. C«Mralty lair. SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS - Partly cloMty.    maadortìtawara    hi    aoitoii portico. TKMPERATl'RXS Tfcar». F. M. SS se ss ss » as ss t:SO S:30 S:Se 4:SI s.so •:SÌ Î:» t;SO t:se »:S0 lum ìiiì m. A. M n n .... th ...... n .... . T4  H  f4 n n ....... m 53 54 BanMMlar roadlat al tS:SO p.m. nM. RalatSv« huaMiqr |^1S:30 h.m 4TW>. Rt^ and lev tomm«ÌM«r*a iar SI Imira S-SS «jb. M    dafm*. Mrs. Alice Kemmeriing. 1641 Belmont Blvd. told police at 2:10 a.m. Friday that she had just frightened a man out of her house. She said her screaming caused the burglar to run away. ’Diis was the second incident of the kind reported in that neighborhood within two days. Mrs. R. Lee Bradshaw. 15S7 Belmont Blvd.. had notified police at 2:12 a.m. Wednewiay that she awoke to find a man crouched down beside her. When she screamed, the burglar ran out Pdice who investigated the Kemmeriing rwiidence burglary said the intruder there fled across a flower bed. They said he gained entrance by unlatching a screen door. Mrs. Kemmeriing was awakened by the man’s shaking her bed. Upon awakening, si» scroamed, and the burglar fled. Police Detective Lt. George Sutton said. Nothing was reported slokm in either erf the house burglaries. DiiiUi Bex Looted A soft drink box at the Humble service station. North Third St. and Mockingbird Lane, was burglarised, patrolling policemen notified their headquarters. The report was called in by them at 1 a.m. Friday, The (rfficers said apparently al^t half the driitks were stolen from the box. Mrs. Ward Johnston, 1494 Merchant St.. reported Thuraday the theft of » red tricycle,    at 110. Mrs. 0. T. Uogms 2057 Anson Ave., reported Thur^ay the theft or loss from her car of a black patent leather fairse. It contained a driver’s license, a Chevron courtesy card and 35 cents in money. The incident happened Thursday afternoon. A mother told the county juvenile officer Thursday that scwne-body stole $76 from her. She said she suspected her scai. The juvenile officer questioned the son, and found that he still had all but $46 of the stolen cash. The son bad spent $46 for a bicycle. The bike was returned to the seller,»» money refunded, and all the $76 given back to the m^her. Wheat in Storage Increases in '54 WASHINGTON. Sept. 10 UB-The Agriculture Department reported today that farmers had stored 127,-155,000 bushels of 1954-crop wheat under government price support programs through Aug. 15. This was about 13 per cent ef the crop. The amount stored under supports to the same date last year was 118,685.000 bushels. Kansas farmers led In »» amount of wheat put under price support with a total <rf 45,801 ,CiO bushels. Oklahoma farmerx were second with 37,906.000 and fesas tlikd with 18,034.000. ;

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