Abilene Reporter News, October 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED showers Clje Mene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron J EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 106 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c ABILENE GETS .20 Rains to Continue In Area Saturday Scattered showers continued to fall over the Abilene area Friday morning and the local U. S. Weather Bureau predicted they will continue through Saturday. Rains in the past 24 hours ranged from a trace to an inch and more. A heavy shower fell in Abilene Thursday afternoon with totals ranging from an official .17 at Municipal Airport to .45 in town. A glow light shower late Friday morning raised the total at the Airport to .20. At Aspcrmont .30 of an inch of rain fell between 7:30 and 9:30 Friday morning and rain was still coming down. Rotan got .20 and Roby .51 in early morning rains. The radar unit at Abilene was picking up rain formations 75 miles eastward and 40 miles to the northwest. A weather observer said that Abilene was in a for- RAIN SPOILS TAX PAYER'S RECORD; SHEP MAN FIRST The rain of Thursday and Friday morning was welcome, but it spoiled a record for Mrs. 0. W. Bowers of Burkett Rt., Coleman. For several years she has been the first each year to pay Taylor County taxes. This year, she was beaten for the first place spot by A. M. Sliger, Rt. 1. Winters, who farms near Shep. Mrs. Bowers, who ow ns six houses in Abilene and a farm near Caps, told Deputy Tax Collector D. D. Williams, “1 would have been first again this year if the rain hadn’t slowed me down,” First poll tax paver was Taylor County Auditor Herbert Middleton of 1517 North Sixth St. Parking Ban Hit, Upheld mation 30 miles in diameter but no rain was falling here. The formation here would probably set off little scattered showers all around, a forecaster said. By noon the formation was moving on northward. Cisco had received 1.50 inches of rain by Friday morning, the highest in this area. Elsewhere in the state heavier rains fell, DeLeon caught 2.35. Mist was still falling at Black-well at mid-morning. Rain began there at 2 a.m. and .75 had been recorded. Oak Creek was running mto Oak Creek Lake, replacing ^water that has been evaporating rapidly the last few day. Hamlin had .10 and rain was also still falling there. A total of .09 fell at Colorado City in a gentle shower early Fri-' day morning. Knox City had a trace and skies remained over-ca.st at 9 a.m. Rainfall at Coleman totaled .28. and .75 at Cross Plains. Up to an inch fell at San Angelo. Heavy, rain - bearing clouds hung over much of Texas Friday morning. General rains fell in the north central portion of the state Thursday night and Friday morning, and south and east Texas reported good showers. Early morning temperatures ranged from 61 degrees at Dalhart to 80 at Corpus Christi. The oyer-night low at Abilene was 72. A high of 88 degrees was expected here Friday and a high Saturday of 90, The low Friday night will be 75. German Freedom Pact Due Quickly The Ciiy ordinance prohibiting parking on South First Street will cau.«ie one bu.sine.ss man tp have *o vacate his business and “put me out of the retail business" he testified Friday morning in the injunction hearing in 42nd District Court befwe Judge Floyd Jones of Breckenridge. E. D. Woodbck. furniture dealer at 941 South r ir.st St.. testified that his building now worth $35,000. S. 80 would be taken from that street?” asked Dallas Scarborough. representing Woodlock and other clients who seek a permanent injunction restraining the City ot Abilene from enforcing an ordinance it passed several weeks ago. “I’ve not heard of any," Wright replied. “But that was the impres-ston I gained." Aliomeys Spar The hearing had many verba! WHERE IT RAINED would be depreciated to 10 to 15 yjts between Scarborough and Alex cents on the dollar. •    i    Bickiey and Tom McMahon, who is On the other hand W P. »Dubt i assisting Bickiey, for the City. Wright who owns interests at sev-1 Counsel for Uie city at the in-eral places on South First, includ- ception of the hearing objected ing the Truck Terminal, said “rather than to lose U. S. 80. I’d ra- .ABILFNE Municipal Airport ...........20 Total for Year ............ 11    76 Normal for Year............17.59 909 Hickory St..................36 1450 Clinton ..........   -23 1829 S. 8th .....................45    ,    session    wasn    t 1026 Cedar  ...............40 4M Poplar  ................45 »2« Grape  ......   -*5 ALBA.VY...................Trace ALPINE.......................20 ASPERMONT  ..............30 Al’STIN ................ .70 CAN’T MISS—Lovely Marie Mis-kis, of London, England, has one of those faces that can win her many a beauty contest. She has just been named “Miss Cinerama” in connection with a new film opening at a London theater, where she will be the leading usherette. 3 Firms Bid On Sewer Pipe Three companies offered Friday to deliver pipe early enough to meet the construction deadline on a sewer line to .Nbilene Air Force Base.    j They submitted bids to the City Commission during its regular 9 a.m. Friday meeting. Bidders were Texas Vitrified Pipe Co., Mineral Wells; W. S. Dickey Clay ?vlanufacturing Co., Texarkana; and Dixon Concrete Pipe Co.. Abilene. All bids were referred to City W’ater and Sewer Supt. Curtis C. Harlin Jr. for study and recommendation. Purchase will be awarded by the commission at a later date. I Whether a special meeting will be ' held prior to next Friday’s regular ssion wasn’t indicated. The bids are on approximately Court Decides On life Term For Batchelor SAN ANTONIO, Tex. iJ>t-Cpl. Claude Batchelor, who volunteered for Army service at 16, faces a life in prison, a sentence imposed by a general Court Martial that found him guilty of collaborating with the enemy and informing on fellow POW’s in Korea. Batchelor has the right of appeal with his case subject to review. The thin, pale corporal embraced his mother and murmured, “I can take it,” when the verdict was returned yesterday after the . military panel deliberated his fate I for 2 hours and 14 minutes. Through his civilian counsel, Joel Westbrook. Batchelor told the board he had nothing to say concerning his conviction. Minutes later his sentence was assessed, Batchelor. 22, was a prisoner of the Chinese Communists by the time he was 18 and spent 38 months in their prisoner'of-war stockades. It was in that 38 months of confinement, his fellow prisoners said, that Batchelor took up the Communist line and tattled m other U.S. prisoners. Was Non-Repat The Kermit, Tex., youth was <me of 23 prisoners who refused repatriation and was one of two prisoners who finally sought United hit—-Official Nationalist Chinese photo taken over China coast about 400 miles south of Quemoy shows two Red Chinese gunboats burning after being hit by Nationalist fighter-bombers, according to original caption. (NEA) IN CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT 35,000 feet of 21-inch and 24-inch vitrified sewer pipe, with alterna* 1 p^alions sanctuary. Fear, he testi- j tes on concrete pipe. Various sizes    hi«    rmiH    Martial    Itan# Iher see the parking sKH'ped." “You heard any threats that U. 16 Here Face Bootleg Case Sixteen person.s were charged With bootlegging m complaints filed in Taylor County Court Thursday evening and Friday morning. Thirty-four complaints were filed. Several of those filed on allegedly committed several offenses. Ttiey were arrested by undercover ins{H’dors of the State Liquor Control Department from Sept. 10 to 30. according to the SLCB. tes on concrete pipe, and types of pipe wet^ listed on the bids. Harlin vvill tabulate, study and compare the offers. Air Force is to pay the cost of ! • constructing the line. It has asked ,    1    J    V.    SPRING     O.T    .u . .u have the job com- strenuously to a remark made by i       52    . w / Scarborough. Scarborough had de-; bhonTE.......................;    whether    could    be    obtained! Red-inspired postwar organization fied during his Court Martial, kept most of the other 21 POW"s on the Communist side. He was found guilty on three counts of collaborating with the enemy: 1 He was to have beaded a dared the ordinance a document." Jake Roberts, Abilene monstrous District CAPS ............    6t(i CISCO .......................  1    50 partment, first'-witness on the stand, opened a long lateral map of the proposed wid^ing of U. S. m through the city. It was 20 feet long. Roberts said that the fdans would call for ail parking to cease from Willow St. to the west limit of the city. ‘Conspiracy* Charged During the testimony Scarborough declared that the agreement between the Highway Department and the City of Abilene to institute such an ordinance was a “con-1 spiracy between the two." He said ! enforcement of the ordinance i would “make a bat roost of many ' businesses along the street." However, Scarborough said he did not think the City Council in passing In all cases both possession and ; ordinant'e realized the injury it sale are the complaints alleged. Those filed (mi are: Frank Curtis, porter at Drake Hotel, two complaints. A C. Record, porter at Couri-land Hotel, two cases. Dennis Goodlow, Drake porter, three cases. Beatrice Jackson. 774 Mesquite, three cases. Mary Balbueno, 421 .Ash St., three cases. David Wigfall. 502 Henderson, two cases. J. B, Ghant, porter at Traveler Hotel. Connie Padilla, 1341 Mesquite St. Isaac PhUlips, Jr.. 826 Cottonwood Lee James Campbell, 626 Cottonwood, three cases. Ear! Crain, 502 Henderson St., two cases Eugene Webb. Texas Hotel ati-ploye, four cases. Lloyd McKinley Smith, Traveler’s Hotel porter, three casea. Bob Gilliam, porter at Windsor Hotel, two cases Matt Stokes. 509 Mesquite St. John M. Padilla. 1341 Mesquite. would do the merchants and busi ness along that street. Roberts testified as to traffic on South First where the Pine St. un derpass is. A check there, he said. west east of the Pine underpass; pass, and 7.381 the underpass. Roberts pass onto Pine St. See PARKING, Pf. 5-A, Cel. I CLEBURNE ....... ...........1 08 t COLE.MAN . .. ............2« I i COLORADO CITY , ............09 COMANCHE ...... .......... 131 CROSS PLAINS ... ............75 'DALLAS .......... ........... 1 42 > 1 DELEON ......... ........... 2 35 1 DUBLIN ........... ...........1.00 EASTLAND ....... ........... .09 ' EDEN .......... .............751 FORT WORTH..... .............98 I GORM.AN ........ ............58 i GR.4HAM ........... .50 i GRAND PR.AIRIE .......... HAMLIN ......... ............ .10 H.\SKELL ........ ......... Trace JUNCTION ........ .............81 KNOX CITY....... ........ . Trace MASON . ....... MCCAMEY ....... ...... Showers MEN.ARD ........ lOO; MERKEL ......... ______ Sprinkle MIDLAND ...... ...... .14 MINERAL WELLS ...... 4.5 NOODLE ......... ....... Sprinkle OZONA ........ ............I 00 i PRESIDIO ....... ........... .13 I QU.4N.\H......... ............ RANGER......... ............ .20 RISING STAR ... .............25 ROBERT LEE ... ....... 2«; SAN ANGELO ... ..... .60 to 100 : , SAN ANTONIO .. ............ .61 1 SANTA ANNA ... ..............50 , STAMFORD ...... .......... .11 SWEETW’ATER .. .......... Trace . VALLEY VIEW .. , WICHITA FALLS ............07 WINGATE ....... ............ .30 WINTERS ........ in time to meet the completion ine is a question which here-; worried commission mem- of former prisoners. 2. He accused the United States of participating in germ warfare in a letter to his hometown newspaper. 3. He toci: part in Communist study groups, circulated peace petitions    in    the prison    camp and made propaganda broadcasts for the Chinese Reds. Urged GI Be Shot Cornelius Hall, 82. died at S-aO    was cmvicled of mfonmng ,m. Fndav at his home, 1,42 i»" P'"' mith is'iuhth «it    poissessing    a    camera and for Z S h^d lived in about 73 .vears. He was a retired burn Watson. Conntii, Miss., be meat market operator.    ;    ,    - Born on March    12. 1872    in Ten-    .    acquitted on    charges^ nessee. Mr Hall    came to    Abilene    |    ^ bj ,*»5^0    Fields, from Tennessee.    He was a mem-|°f    Gal^,    \ a., and Sgt.    Bill Clark, her of the Highland Church of, Dallas. Iowa. Funeral will be held at 10 a m. * Wife SoyS She II Saturday at the family residence. V/oit fof Botchelor Judge T. Whitfield Davidson Friday morning assessed damages of $3W against one of two law enforcement officers named defendants in a U. S. Court suit involving civil rights. Judge Davidson ordered William BULLETIN LONDON, OCT. 1 (fi — The nine power conference bogged down tonight in disagreement after France unexpectedly rejected a compromise plan for controlling any mn-away German rearmament. LONDON WV-The western Big Three foreign ministers with West German Chancellor Koiwq^ Adenauer today to draw up a general agreement—perhaps by nightfall—to end the nine-year-old occupation of Western Germany. A quick grant of poliUcat ityie-pendence to the 78-year-oldAdeh-auer’s Bonn government appeared virtually certain as the nine-nation conference on freeing and rearming West Germany neared its end. The final success of the complicated negotiations designed to enlist West German troops in a defense alliance against communism seemed assured after delegates agreed in principle yesterday on a compromise plan for controlled German rearmament. Delegates predicted the conference would end successfully tomorrow. The delegates will leave behind groups of experts to work out details of the program and to draft the necessary treaties. These would be signed later and submitted to the various parliaments for ratification. Under the plan. West Germany and Italy will be admitted into an enlarged Brussels Alliance, formed in 1948 by Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Lux-„    „    I. J    i    embourg.    At    Urn same time. West Horrell on the head with the gun    ^Iso    would be taken into he had wrested from him a few    AUantic Treaty Organ- L-Mun Ordered To Pay Damages minutes before. Dr. J. M. Estes, Jr., testifying for the plaintiff, and Dr. A. G. Arrant, a defense witness, both said that Horrell suffered one wound Bateman, Texas Liquor Control j«, the head and one on his hand. Board inspector, to pay $300 dam- Both doctors said the wounds were ages to Jim M. Horrell, who claim- j ed that Bateman and Leon Bowman treated him in “a cruel and inhumane manner." Bowman, formerly supervisor of the LCB here, now holds a similar position in James D. Willeford is to officiate. Burial will be in City Cemetery under direction of Elliott’s Funeral Home. Survivors are his wife and two sisters. Mrs. .A. D. Childress and Mrs. Ada Beilby. both of Midland. Freeway Extension Okayed oR Houston HOUSTON uf^Righl of wa>' purchases for a 34 million dollar extension of the Easlex Freeway were approved yesterday when the City Council voted a 3 million dollar appropriation. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES rOWIIt HRfOKMANCI — AH- len« ond Breckenridg« to field tough teams in annual grid battle here tonight. Pogo 8-A, FIGHT WON—Segregation forces %vin in Delaware. Poge 2-A, CHANGf DUI Heovy AWIetve woter use causes increose in filter capacity set up Poge I B. WORLD TODAY — Oppenheimer oHoir «ill bums brightly. Poge IB. Abilene Trustees Against Taking in Carver Addition Abilene &hool Board’s OWtosi-tion to annexation of Carver Addition alone to Abilene Independent School District was registered Friday morning with the City Commission. Elmdale Common School District recently asked the commission to annex Carver (now a part of Elmddle’s district). The commission referred the questitm to the local «hool board. Commissitmers Friday morning received and filed a letter frwn the Abilene school trustee*. It was signed by Supt. A. E. Wells. No action was taken. The letter, in addition to oi^jos ing Carver annexation, said: “The school board feels as if it can no longer educate the boys girls from the Elmdale District on the same basis as k has been doing for the paai lavas«! ytari and be fair to the laxpajers within the Abilene District or the other tuition paying students from outlying districts. "For the past several years the Elmdale Board has asked the Abilene School District to take these boys and girls just one more school term, and promised to have something worked out by the following year. The board In the past has accepted these children as transfers, but has refused Elm-dale's requ^t to annex Carver Addition for shcool purposes only." Attention was called in the letter to an agreement reachevl Aug. 23, 1954, in a joint meeting of Abilene and Elmdale school boards. ’Those minutes were quiked as follows*. "A tMMnmilte# trwa the Elmdale School Dlatrict reported that the school board had hm* trying to reach a solution of the problem of Elmdale transfer students. They advised that they were trying to sell the people on consolidation and requested the Abilene schools to take the junior and senior high students and the Negro students for the 1954-55 school year for a sum of $1,200. They advised that an attorney had been employed to draw up a petition to present to the people of ttte district. The Elra-dale b<^rd agreed to call an election within 60 days from this date of Aug. 23 and should the election fail to carry they would assume the responsibility for all their students after the first semester.” The electitm referred to in the minutes was to be on the proposal that all of Elmdal* Cwwmon School District «which includes Set SCHOOLS, Pg. SaA, Col. 4 TOKYO ifu-Mrs. Kyoko Araki Batchelor learned today that her soldier - husband had been sai-tenced to life imprisonment for collaborating with the Communists in Korea and said she is “determined to wait for my Claude no matter how long he has to stay in prison.” The 2S-year-old Japanese wife expressed surprise over the stiff sentence given CpI. Claude Batchelor for siding with his Communist captors in North Korea. “The life sentence seems to me j to be very very harsh." she told a newsman. “I know Cpl. (Edward) Dickensvm got five years, so I thought Claude would get around the same at most." Actually Dickenson got 10 y'ears Mrs. Batchelor was advised of her husband’s sentence while she was attending a class in a dressmaking school. Mrs. Batchelor was a Tokyo cabaret dancer m 1948 when the 22-year-old Kermit, Tex., soldier met her while on occupation duty here They were married in a Shinto cerenwny the following year. Lubbock. ’Ihe suit against Bowman was j dismissed.    ! Horrell had sued the two offi-i cers for $10.000. The suit was has-1 ed on an altercation that occurred last June 13 when Bowman and Bateman went to HorrelTs residence, then at 1441 Pecan St., with a search warrant The officer testified when they entered Uie house Bowman told Horrell, who is 81 years old. they hal a search warrant and were looking for liquOT. They said there wm no trouble until the elderly man’s son, Jim HcHrell. Jr., entered and asked what they were doing. At this point, according to the son’s testimony, Bateman asked if he lived there and pushed the son out of the house. The younger Horrell said the officers struck his father idler taking a gun away from him iuid kicked him into a car. Bowman. Bateman and Lewis .A. Grimes, Jr.. who was then a deputy sheriff, testified that the fight occurred when the elderly man pulled a gun from beneath a pillow and threatened the officers. They recounted that during the scuffle Horrell struck Bowman, giving him a black eye that lasted two weeks, and hit Bateman on the nose. Bateman said that as Horrell wis being taken to a car he bitAe away and Bateman then tapped not serious. Abilene City Policeman W. A. Ritckie to<A the stand to tell about having difficulty with Horrell when he tried to arrest him 11 days .after the altercation with Bowman and Bateman. He said that despite HorreU’s age srod his own size (6 feet 2ffH pounds) that he i found the man “hard to handle” I and had to call another officer I to help him. J. R, Black.Jr., repr^ented Hw-rell in the suit and Bryan Bradbury was attorney for Bowman and Bateman. izati<Mi as its 15th member. Today’s meeting on German sovereignty brou^t together AdenauK er, U.S. Secrelar>* of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. Dulles and Eden were especially anxious to get the sovereignty program underw ay immediately so as to bolster Adenauer’s sagging political stods at home. The chancellor’s strong Soda^st opposition, * which opposed N^est Germany’s entry into NATO, picked up important votes after France’s recent rejection of th« pit^tosed European Army plan. The four ministers had before them recommendations prepamJ by their committee of experts as a guide for framing a grant of sovereignty. WICC Board Meets In Abilene Teesda« A faU meeting of the general board of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce will be held in the ballroom of the W’ooten Hotel Tues-da>’. Oct. S. Paul Marahle. Jr., administrative assistant, said Fri day. Notices of the meeting have been mailed out to the 150 members from the 132 counties in the WTCC. Marable said. The session begins at tiSO a.m. next Tu««lay. THE WEATHER V.S. MeeaaTMtivT or co;«mescb WKATHKB »laEAV ARILKKK ano vicinity — Pertly rtMKly Wlüä    Oiew«n me*y, fY»- ÛV liWtit «Ml    S«tUia«y. HtfX UimiMrKlttr« Prie«y «    Low    FrMay    T5. HtXA S»tuiU«)' W. NORTH CENTRAL TEX VS — Coesidor-cJoudlMss. K-«tt«nKl sitowwr« tmA t&uailcâîUiowtr* Uiro«e* S»tani«y. Not nucli cX«B«« ia Uiuporatur». W‘lö?T TEXAS ~ P«nly ckwrdy to dettoy wVtlk wtd«iy so«UonKl >bovk«r» TEMPEILVn RES fW. A.M. ......l-M   *:»    -------- ..... S'.»    ........ .....    4.»    ....... ......sm    ....... .......«»    ....... ......? »    ....... ________«;»    ....... .....f:»    ....... ..    .    I«;»    ....... Ili» .... IS:» ... Suiuw kuS    *    » p-w S-Uiirto# today 4 33 « m Sunwt    4 »4 p.ea. Màximum tompofanur« tor 34 lioura «ed-iltg ^ i;M «JH. «E Mtoimum tomperttuni tor M iMwn wd- SUNDAY headliners IN REPORTER-NEWS Sunday’s Reporter-News will start off a special week of special weeks,    .    ^    *• Insurance Week will be celebrated, Fire Prevention Week observed, Newspaper Week starts Sunday and stove dealers will open up their drive to “round up old ranges.”    ,    ^    . Sunday’s Reporter-News will tell what is happening in this area to mark the special weeks . The Women’s Department will salute Abilene s “First Families of Football,” the coaches’ families. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. BY NEIGHBORS Church's Broadcast Of Music Protested Hiar*. PJi. W •1 ...... n ...... ?t ...... n ...... w ...... TS ?4    ...... n ...... 73    ..... 73 73 73 73 73 73 77 73 73 73 T7 n n u •:» •■to. 73. ______nmdia*    *t    13;»    «J». Setattie haMMmr «* tS;» IT*. Eleven neighbca^ protested to the City Coramissioii Friday morning again« the broiKieasting of music by Southside Baptist Church, 701 Palm St. Commisstoners fil^ the written petiuoo tc€ study. The petitioners stated that the church recenlty installed public address sy«em type horns on the lop of its building. It is broadcasting musk from one to three times daily for pertods of five to 15 minutes e«di, they said. “We, being immediate neighbors. request the city offieiaLs to put a stop to this broadcasting. Rs it has become a disturbance of the peace to us," their petition stated in pari. The document was addressed to Austin P. Hancock, city manaj^, Kigners were; Mr. «id Mrs. J. H. Hendricks. 702 Palm St.; Mrs. Mary Norvell. 710 Palm St.; Jim Hendricks. 702 Palm St.; H. A. Cardwell Sr.. and H. A. Cardwell Jr. 718 Palm St.; Mrs. J. L. Hendricks. 702 Palm St.: Mrs. Ver-ner and Iris Jean Vemer 71« Palm St.; W. V. Price, 626 Peach St., and G. R. Elliott, 786 Poplar St. Re-Zoalttf Completed The commission also: (D Completed re-zoning an are« of Elmwood West. (2> Name» Mrs. Fern McAlister assistant ci'iy secretary. She is alse secretary to the city manager. Re-zoned ftmi Zone C (apartments» to Zone A (one-family dwellings) was the area from Don Juan St. south to the alley and from Legett Dr. east to the all^ east of SatkUewood St. The ordl-nance was paased on hsal readiuf. ;