Abilene Reporter News, October 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS bilene j EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 106 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 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. Weath- er Bureau predicted they will con- tinue through Saturday. Rains in the past 24 hours rang- ed from a trace to an inch and more. A heavy shower fell in Abilene Thursday afternoon with totals ranging from an official .17 at Mun- icipal Airport to .45 in town. A morning raised the total at the Airport to 30. At Aspermont .30 of an inch of rain fell between and Friday morning and rain was still coming down. Rotan got 30 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 obser- slow light shower late Friday ver said that Abilene was in a for- RAIN SPOILS TAX PAYER'S RECORD; SHEP MAN FIRST The rain of Thursday and Friday morning was wel- come, 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 Tavlor 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 owns six houses, in Abilene and a farm near Caps, told Deputy Tax Collector D. D. Williams, "I would have been first again this year if the rain hadn't slowed me down." First poll tax payer 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 pro- bably set off little scattered sho- wers 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. De- Leon 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 Mo Oak Creek Lake, replacing 4ater 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- lay morning. Knox City had a trace and skies remained over- :ast 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 morn- ing, and south and east Texas re- ported good'showers. Early morning temperatures ranged from 61 degrees at Dalhart o 80 at Corpus Christi. The over- night low at Abilene was 72. A high of 88 degrees was ex- pected here Friday and a high Saturday of 90. The low Friday night will be 75. The City ordinance prohibiting parking on South First Street will cause one business man tg have 'o vacate his business and "put me out of the retail business" he testi- fied Friday morning in the injunc- tion hearing in ttnd District Court before Judge Floyd Jones of Bxeckenridge. E. D. Woodlock. furniture dealer at'Ml South Mrst St., testified that his building now worth would be depreciated to 10 to IS cents on' the dollar. On the other hand W. P. (Dub) Wright who owns interests at sev- eral places on Souih First, includ- ing the Truck Terminal, said "ra- ther than to lose U. S. 80. I'd ra- ther see the parking stopped." "You heard any threats that U. 16 Here Face Bootleg Case Sixteen persons were charged with bootlegging in complaints filed in Taylor County Court Thurs- day evening and Friday morning. Thirty-four complaints were'1 filed. Several of those filed on al- legedly committed several offen- ses. They were arrested by under- cover inspectors of the State Liquor Control Department' from Sept. 10 to 30, according to the SLCB. In all cases both possession and sale are the complaints alleged. Those filed on are: Frank Curtis, porter at Drake Hotel, two complaints. A. C. Record, porter at Court- 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. Chant, porter at Traveler Hotel. .Connie Padilla, 1341 Mesquite St. Isaac Phillips, Jr., 636 Cotton- waod. Lee James Campbell, 626 Cot- tonwood, three cases. Earl Crain, SB Henderson St., two cases. Eugene Webb. Texas Hotel em- ploye, four cases. Lloyd McKinley Smith, Travel- er's Hotel porter, three cases. Bob Gilliam. porter at Windsor S. 80 would be taken from that asked Dallas Scarbor- ough, representing Woodlock and other clients who seek a perma- nent injunction restraining the City ol Abilene from enforcing an ordi- nance it passed several weeks ago. "I've not heard of Wright replied. "But that was the impres- sion I gained." Attonejn SfU The hearing had many verbal tilts between Scarborough and Alex Bickley and Tom McMahon, who is assisting Bickley, for the City. Counsel for the city at the in- ception of the hearing objected strenuously to a remark made by Scarborough. Scarborough had de- clared the ordinance a "monstrous document" Jake Roberts. Abilene District engineer of the State Highway De- partment, on the stand, opened a long lateral map of the proposed widening of U. S. 80 through the city. It was 20 feet long. Roberts said that the plans would call for all parking to cease from Willow St. to the west limit of the city. 'Conspiracy' Charged During the testimony Scarbor- ough declared that the agreemenl between the Highway Department and the City of Abilene to institute iuch an ordinance was, "eon spiracy between the two." He. sail enforcement of the ordinance would "make a bat roost of many businesses along the street." How ever, Scarborough said he did nol think the City Council in passinj he ordinance realized the injury i 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 showed in a day vehicles go- ng west west of Pine, going west east of the Pine underpass; going east west of the under lass, and going east east o he underpass. Roberts figured of the traffic 1.800 went under the pass onto Pine St Roberts told of increasing traffii from year to year and said tha See PARKING, ft- 5-A, Hotel, two cases. Matt Stokes, Mesquite St. John M. Padilla. 1341 Mesquite. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES Nft'OftMANCE Abi- knt and Bmckcnrklge to field tough looms in annual grid bottta 'tonight. 8-A. forces win in 2-A. CHANfil Abilene water increase in fllttr capacity Mt-up. I-B. WOUIP off air atlH bum brightly. Foot M. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year 11-76 Normal for Year 17.59 909HickorySt 36 1450 Clinton .25 S. 45 lMSkCedar 4MEoplar fc 1 CANT 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 Cinera- ma" in connection with a new film opening at a London thea- ter, where she will be the leading usherette. German Freedom Pact Due Quickly ALBANY Trace ALPINE JO ASPERMONT 30 AUSTIN -70 BALLINGER Showers BIG SPRING 05 BRECKENBIDGE 52 BRONTE 50 CAPS .60 CISCO 1-50 CLEBURNE 1.08 COLEMAN 28 COLORADO CITY 09 COMANCHE 1.31 CROSS PLAINS .75 DALLAS 142 QELEON 2.35 DUBLIN 1.00 EASTLAND 09 EDEN 75j FORT WORTH .93! GORMAN 38 GRAHAM 50 GRAND PRAIRIE 1.14 HAMLIN 10 HASKELL Trace JUNCTION 81 KNOX CITY Trace MASON 1-00 MCCAMEY Showers MENARD 100 MERKEL Sprinkle MIDLAND 14 MINERAL WELLS.....: 45 NOODLE Sprinkle OZONA 1.00 PRESIDIO .13 QUANAH 32 RANGER -20 RISING STAR 25 ROBERT LEE 3t SAN ANGELO 60 to 1.00 SAN ANTONIO 61 SANTA ANNA 50 STAMFORD 11 SWEETWATER Trace VALLEY VIEW 1.03 WICHITA FALLS 07 WINGATE 30 WINTERS SO 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 Abilene Air Force Base. 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 Manufacturing Co., Texarkana; and Dixon Concrete Pipe Co.. Abilene. All bids were referred to City Water and Sewer Supt. Curtis C. Harlin Jr. for study and recom- mendation. Purchase will be awarded by the commission at a later date. Whether a special meeting will be held prior to next Friday's regular session wasn't indicated. The bids are on approximately feet of 21-inch and 24-inch vitrified sewer pipe, 'alterna- tes on concrete pipe. Various sizes and types of pipe were listed on the bids. Harlin will tabulate, study and compare the offers. Air Force is to pay the cost of constructing the line. It has asked that the city have the job com- pleted by July 1, 1955. Whether pipe could be obtained in time to meet the completion deadline is a question which here- tofore worried commission mem- bers. Abilene Resident For 73 Years Dies Cornelius Hall, 82, died at a.m. Friday at his home, 1442 South Eighth St Mr. Hall had lived in Abilene about 73 years. He was a retired meat market operator. Born on March 12, 1872 in Ten- nessee, Mr. Hall came to Abilene from Tennessee. He was a mem- ber of the Highland Church of Christ. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the family residence- James D. Willefori is to officiate. Burial will be in City Cemetery under direction of Elliott's Funer- al Home. Survivors are-his wife and two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Childress and Mrs. Ada Beilby, both of Midland. Freeway Extension Okayed at Houston HOUSTON W-Right of way pur- chases for a 3S million dollar ex- tension of the Eastex Freeway were approved yesterday when the City Council voted a 3 million dollar appropriation. Abilene Trustees Against Taking in Carver Addition Abilene School Board's opposi- tion to annexation of Carver Ad- dition alone to Abilene Independent School District was registered Fri- day morning with the City Com- mission. Elmdale Common School Ris- trict recently asked the commis- sion to annex Carver (now a part of Elmdifle's The com- mission, referred the question to the local school board. Commissioners Friday morninf received and filed a letter (Tom the AbUaot school trustees. It Wat signed by Supt A. E. Wells. No action was taken. The letter, In addition to oppos- ing Carvtr annexation, told: "The school board (eels as H It csn no hater educate the boys (iris from tha Khndalo District am tba swna basis as ttkas Ini for past tntat, mt IP be fair to the taxpayers within the Abilene District or the other tuition paying students from out- lying districts. "For the past several years the Elmdale Board asked the Abi- lene School District to take these boys and (iris just one more school term, and promised to have something worked out by the fol- lowing year. The board ir. the has accepted time children as transfers, but has refused Elm- dale's nqmat to annex Carver Addition far ahcool purposes only." Attention was called in the let- tor to aa aiMmeDt reached Aug. a, MM, In a joint meeting of AN- and Ki.xUle school boards. TtMot mlmitM wen quoted as W- tawi: A front thr Eba< date School Dttrict reported that DM school had trjrtac to reach a solution of the problem of Elmdale transfer students. They advised that Uiey were trying to sell the people on consolidation and requested the Abilene schools ta take the junior and senior high students and the Negro students lor the 1954-55 school year for a sum of They advised that in attorney had been employed to draw ttp a petition to present to the people of the district. The Elm- iak board agreed to call an elec- tion within M days from this date of Aug. 23 and should the election fail to carry they would assume the responsibility for all their ctu dents after the first semester.' The election referred to in the minutes wcs to be on the proposal that all of Elmdala Common School District (which includes Boo KHOOU, Ff. M. M. f Court Decides On Life Term ForBalchelor SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Claude Batehelor, 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 em- braced his mother and murmured, "I can take when the verdict was returned yesterday after the military panel deliberated bis fate for 2 hours and H minutes. Through his civilian counsel, Joel Westbrook, Batchelor told the ward he had nothing to say con- cerning his conviction. Minutes ater his sentence was assessed. Batchelor, 22, was a prisoner of te Chinese Communists by the time he was 18 and spent 38 months in their prisoner'of-war tockades. It was in that 38 months of confinement, his fellow prisoners said, that Batchelor took up the Communist line and tattled on oth- er U.S. prisoners. Was NoB-Repot The Hermit, Tex., youth was one of 23 "prisoners who refused re- ffltriation and. was one of two-pris mers who finally sought United Nations sanctuary. Fear, Jx tesii- ted during his Court Martial, kept most of the other Jl POWs on he Communist side. He was found guilty on three ounts of collaborating with the nemy: 1. He was to have beaded a ;ed-inspired postwar organization f former prisoners. 2. He accused the United States f participating in germ warfare n a letter to his hometown news- iaper. 3. He took part in Communist study groups, circulated peace pe- titions in the prison camp and made propaganda broadcasts for the Chinese Reds. Urged GI Be Shot He was convicted of informing m PvLJohn Megyesi, FarreU, Pa., or possessing a camera and for recommending that M. Sgt. Wil- burn Watson, Corinth, Miss., be shot He was acquitted on charges ol nforming on Sgt John Fields, 30, of Galax, Vs., and Sgt Bill dark, 28, of Dallas, Iowa. Wife Says She'll Wait for Batchelor TOKYO IB-Mrs. Kyoko Araki Batchelor learned today that her soldier husband had been sen- tenced to life imprisonment for col- laborating with the Communists in Korea and said she is "determined :o wait for my Claude no matter tow long he has to stay in prison." The 25-year-old Japanese wife ex- pressed surprise over the stiff sen- tence given Cpl. Claude Sntdwlor for siding with his Communist captors in North Korea. "The life sentence seems to me to be very very she told a newsman. "I know CpL (Edward) Dickenson got five years, so I thought Claude would get around the same at most" Actually Wck- enson got 10 years. Mrs. Batchelor was advised of her husband's sentence while she was attending a class in a dress- making school. Mrs. Batchelor was a Tokyo cab- aret dancer in 1948 when the J2- yearold Kermit Tex., soldier met her. while on occupation duty licre. They were married in a Shinto ceremony the following year. Conference To Wind Up Saturday BULLETIN- LONDON, OCT. I'ffll The nine power conference begged down taiigbt in disagreement after France meipeciedly re- jected a compromise plan for controlling any run-away 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 L-Man Ordered To Pay Damages Judge T. WhitfieH Davidson Fnaay'morning assessed daniages of 1300 against one of two law enforcement officers named de- fendants in a U: S. Court suit in- volving civil rights. Judge Davidson -nrdered WilBam Texas Liquor Control Board inspector, to pay dam- ages to Jim M. Horrell, who claim- ed that Bateman and Leon Bow- man treated him in "a cruel aad inhumane manner." Bowman, for- merly supervisor of the LCB here, now holds a similar position in Lubbock. The suit against Bowman was dismissed. Horrell bad sued the two offi- cers for The suit was bas- ed on an altercation that occurred last June 13 when Bowman and Bateman went to HorreU's resi- dence, then at 1441 Pecan St, with a search warrant The officer testified when they.entered iiie house Bowman toM Horrell, who is 81 years old, they had a search warrant and were looking for liquor. They said there was no trouble until the el- derly man's son, Jim 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 of- ficers struck his father after tak- ing a gun away from him and kick- ed him into a car. Bowman! Bateman and Lewis A. Grimes, Jr., who was then a de- puty sheriff, testified that the fight occurred when the elderly man pulled a gun from beneath a pil- low 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 toe nose. Bateman said that as Horrell was being taken to a car be broke away and Bateman then tapped Horrell on the head with tie gun he had wrested from him a few minutes before. Dr. J. :M. Estes, Jr., testifying for the plaintiff, and Dr. A. G. Ar- rant a defense witness, both said that Horrell suffered one wound on the head and one on his hand. Both doctors said the wounds were not serious. Abilene City Policeman W. A. Ritchie took 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 des- pite Horrell's age and his own size (6 feet 207 pounds) that he found the man "hard to handle" and had to call another officer to help him. J. R. Blacfc.Jr., represented HOT rell in the suit and Bryan Brad bury was attorney for Bowman and Bateman. LONDON Three foreign ministersi West German Chancellor Adenauer today to draw up a gen- eral by night- end the nine-year-old oc- cupation of Western Germany. A quick grant of paiiticaljnde- pendence to the 78-year-old Aden- auer's Bonn government appeared virtually certain as the nine-nation conference on freeing and rearm- ing West Germany neared its'end. The final success of the com- plicated negotiations designed to enlist West German troops in a defense alliance against commu- nism seemed assured after dele- gates agreed in principle yesterday on a compromise plan for con- trolled German rearmament. Delegates predicted the confer- ence would end successfully to- morrow. The delegates wfll leave behind groups of experts to work out de- tails of the program and to draft the necessary treaties. These would be signed later and submitted to the various parliaments for rati- fication. Under the plan. West Germany and Italy will be admitted into an enlarged Brussels Alliance, IMS "by Britaiv Belgium, the Netherlands and Lux- embourg. At the West Germany also woukTbetaken into the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ization as its 15th member. Today's meeting on Gemas sov- ereignty brought together Adenatt- er, U.S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. Dulles and Eden were especially anxious to get the sovereignty gram underway immediately so as to bolster Adenauer's sagging polit- ical stock at home. The; chancellor's strong Socialist which opposed West Germany's entry into NATO, picked up important votes after France's recent rejection of the proposed European Army plan. The four ministers had' before them" recommendations prepared by their committee of experts as a guide for framing a grant of sovereignty; WTCC Board Meets In Abilene Tuesdav A fan meeting of the general board of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce will bo held in the, ballroom of the Woolen Hottl Tim- day, Oct. S, Paul Murable, Jr., administrative assistant, saM Fri- day. Notices of meeting been mailed out to the members from 132 counties in the WTCC, Marabta said. The session at a-m, THEWEATHBt PJ. or COKMEBCK ABILENE AND. VICINITY cMy KMMrt CUT allot Sttmriw. Kttk MtoT Rifft SOUTH cranuL TEXAS k CM? SwM IM) IV UK. n S-wirte to- SUNDAY IN REPORTER-NEWS Sunday's Reporter-New trill start off a special week of special weeks." Insurance Week wfll 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 tefl what is happening in this area to mark the special weeks The Women's Department will salute Abilene's "First Families of 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 Eleven neighbors protested to the City Commission Friday morning against the broadcasting of music by Baptist Church, 701 Palm St Commissioners filed the written petition for study. The petitioners stated that UK church recently installed public ad- dress system type bora on the top of its buUdins, It a broad- cariinf music from one to three timer daily lor periods of five to 15 minutes each, they said. "We, being immediate neigh- bors, request dl7 officials to put a stop to this brndcattlng, as it has become a datfurbaacc of the peace to their petition stated in part- The document was addreastd to Austin P. Hancock. naupr. Signers Mr. and Kri. J. H. Hendricks, 702 Palm St; Mrs. Mary NorveH, 710 Pata St.; Jim Hendiicks, 702 Palm St.; H. A. Cardwell ST., and H. A. Canteen Jr., Palm St.; Mrs. J. .U Hen- dricks, W Palm St: Mrs. Ver- aad Iris Jean Veruer Pata St; W. V. Price. St. and G. R. Elliott, Poptar St. CiaplrlrJ The commission (1) Completed re-neiaf an of Elmwood West. (1) Mrs. Fern McAftter jbUot city tenetary. She ta Mcntarjr to toe city noMfltr. Fawned (ran ZOM C wate) to A dwlBnp) WM the am from Dot Juan St MUth to DM aUey mt hem Er. oatt U tte alto, Ntt of SaftflMmri ft, ;