Abilene Reporter News, October 4, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 04, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, WARM V EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 109 Associated Press (AP) mre TRYAS MONDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 4, 1954-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc C. E. Gatlin. right, presents to former City Water and Sew Supt L A. Grimes a wrist watch which Grimes' friends purchased for him The presentation was made Sunday during dedication of the Grimes Filtration Plant A portrait of Grimes which will be hung in City Hall is in the background. Please see story on Page IB. (Staff ____________________ Brownsville Flooded From Tropical Storm WEDDINGS ARE CONFUSING His Getaway Was Good, Then The Cops Arrived COBALT, Ont. bride and groom left in a shower of confetti, their car suitably decorated with slogans. At North Bay, 100 miles to the south, a reception committee greeted police roadblock. Before Irene laLiberte and Ricky Sullivan were married Saturday, the groom arranged to borrow a car from George Sadler of Cobalt. While the family was celebrating, Ricky's bachelor friends covered the nuptial chariot with slogans. The couple headed for North Bay, and Henan Paulin, a neigh- bor of the bride's family, told po- lice his car had been stolen. Mean- while, Sadler was wondering why Ricky had not taken his car. Ricky's friends, it seemed, had decorated Paulin's car by mistake. The groom was too nervous to notice. Paulin drove Sadler's car to North Bay and swapped with the couple. Police said no charges would be filed. Europe Praises German Arming Infant First Traffic Victim in 295 Days The bodv of Joy Robinson. Abi-jed to the Post Office Departmen lene's first traffic fatality in 295 for mail hauling purposes, ays, will be shipped to Flora, Cox was en route to Stamford 11.'. 'at a.m. Tuesday the time of the accident. In- mr'ial there Thursday. I vestigating officers were City Pat- Joy was the 16-month-old daugh-! rolmen Bill Ross. 0. R. Spross, LONDON Europe to- day generally welcomed the mo- mentous decision by the United States and her allies to free and rearm the 50 miilian Ger- mans and weld them solidly with- hear his report on the London meeting. The deputies had been on vacation since their rejection of the European Defense Commu- nity Pact Aug. 30 set off the chain of "crisis events which culminated in yesterday's agreement. Mendcs-France was reported "four fifths sure" the Chamber of Deputies would approve the sweep- in the Atlantic alliance against ag- gression. Aside from expected leftist off- position, statesmen and newspa- pers voiced prayerful hopes that --------rr----------- _ lac historic "London Act" signed ling new plan to rearm ber- here vesfnlay by the nine for-! many. One high French source said eign be pu; speedily 1 the Premier would stake his gov- into final treaty form and will win crnment's life on the outcome by ouick approval from the hesitant j making the Assembly vote an issue French Assembly and othe ber parliaments. mem-i of confidence, something he refused I to do for EDC. VYasting French Pre- Adenauer scheduled a report to tin0 no lutif. rifui-ji j mier Pierre Mendes-France and i his Cabinet, today and to Parlia- Wesl German Chancelbr Konrad mem tomorrow. None of the par- Adenauer hurried from the con- liaments can act, however, until experts incorporate the London agreements into treaties for sign- ing. probably late this month. In the legislatures of the other conference Britain, the United States. Canada. Italy. Bel- ference closing to Paris and Bonn and beean organizing their cam- paigns To win the key ratifications from their deputies. "--In a surprise move, the French leader called a National Assem- blv session Thursday afternoon to gium. the Netherlands and Luxem- agreements are expect- ed to have smooth sailing. Similar approval is anticipated from the other six NATO mem- bers: Nor.vay, Denmark, Turkey, Greece. Iceland and Portugal. The Communists, as anticipated, blasted the parley's outcome. The government-controlled East Ger- man radio accused U. S. Secre- tary of State Dulles of using the strongest possible pressure anc blackmail on his allies. Adenauer's chief opposition at home, the Socialists, stuck to their theme that Germany should be unified before any alliance with the West. Socialist Chairman Erich Ollenhauer said the London decla- rations contain nothing calculated to unify the divided nation. But the general West European reaction was summed up by the independent Times of London. I termed the agreements the "mas practical and promising scheme that yet has been devised for build ing a free Ei'rope in peace and security." MURDER TRIAL OPENS Witness Tabs Armstrong As Man Firing at Woman er of Mr. and Mrs; J. E. Robin- son. 275? Pine St. She was run over by a truck and killed about p.m. Sunday after she darted out into the street in front of her ome. Last person to die or Abilene streets was Jose Garc'w, 64, of 342 Bois d'Arc St.. who was struck by a car and killed on Dec. s; 1953. at North Fourth St. and Treadaway Blvd. Driver of _ the. truck, .that bitJoy was Garland Wayne Cox, 20, of 1441 Shelton SI. Cox swerved the vehicle in an attempt to avoid the child, but the rear wheels of the vehicle ran over her, police said. The little girl was dead on ar- rival aLHendrick Memorial Hos- pital. Owner of the '1952 truck is C. C. j Westfall of Box 711, Stamford. Police reported the truck is leas- J. D. Self and C." M. Farris. Joy's father is an unemployed oilfield roughneck, police said. Her survivors are her parents; a 3-month-old brother. Jay Dee Robinson; the paternal grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Robin- son of Flora, 111., and the mater- nal grandparents, Mr. and.Mrs. H. Burrefl of Henderson, Ky. Elliott's Funeral Home is hand- ling local arrangements. to the top o! the 40-story Republic National Bank build- ing in Dallas to become part .of the 150-foot tower on top which will make it the tallest structure in the south- west with an overall height of This: will top the'San Jacinto Monument near Houston, present record- holder, by 28 feet. The tower-will.support a half-billion cafidlepower beacon which will be.ytoible 12Qa4ilgs away. CONCRETE REJECTED Guilford Jones DA For District AUSTIN (Ji Appointment of Guilford L. Jones of Big Spring as district attorney of the 118th Judicial District, effective imme- diately, was announced by Gov. Shivers today. Jones succeeds Elton Gilliland. who resigned.. i "Carl Hayes. Fort Worth directo nr_c not p.m. Befov tcUtmony was were sworn iw.. said he heard but didj begun eisht irst shot fired into the and under the rufc to s.ay out- j Durwood B. Bearden, Tuscola, TiP Coal and Oil Co. worker. R. F. Glover. 1282 Oak St.. THE WEATHER C s DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE WEATHER Bl'REAU AB1LEXE AND VICINITY Fair an continued warm Monday night and Tues- day: high temperature both days 93: low Monday night 70. XORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy ttlth scattered thundershow- ers this afternoon, becoming more numer- ous tonisht and Tuesday. Xo important temperature changes. EAST AND SOVJTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy with scattered showers ant 5 this afternoon, tonight am Clay Pipe Bought For Sewer Line Purchase of clay pipe with which o lay a sewer line to Abilene Air Torce Base was voted Monday norning by the City Commission. Members set a deadline of Aug. 1. 1955. for finishing construction of the line. .This is a month later han the deadline the Air Force las been asking. City Manager Austin P. Han- cock told the commission Monday that the Air Force is agreeable now to the time. An argument took place at some length prior to the vote on the purchase. Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom argued with Mayor C. E. Gatlin and Commissioners W. D. Rich and Jack Minter in favor of buy- ing concrete pipe. The price of concrete is lower than clay pipe. Gatlin, Rich and Minter were supported by City Manager Han cock in contending for clay pipe. All four officials said clay pipe better and would hold up Toes- longer. Since the Air Force is to he saw Mrs. Armstrong slump on her elbow at the desk diagonally across from where lie was siUms- Then, he continued, the man fired two or three other shots. "I threw up my hands, fright- ened, and cried. 'Dim't do that. Haves told the jury. The man who did the fmng c. R. Scott. 2630 South 10th St.. j thov'hiii formci! opinions and gravel worker. iviHil not The stale ox-1 Raymond Petrec. Route 1, Tyc; nine the defense 1C of j Taylor County tax Collector. I i ii's peremptory challenges. About j ;sj talesmen tod brea examined! letore the jury was selected. An irony of the trial is that the KclUlt'O humidity mpcrslurf fflr the t4 hours to S4 Hours P.-- stand he identified Armstrong as the man who did the shooung. Immediately afterward, he said hft heard another shot ami saw County The jury which is trying strong comprises: J. K. Bell. 2333 Cook St.. mud rasinccr. BOY CORRECT- HE WAS'1 ABILiNE WEEK' Stores Staging'Thank-You' Party for Area Customers in Ihc back said, 'U w ers.1 Hayes did not know the man. A crowd gathered .and a doc lor an ivcd. Hayes said. An ambulance took Armstrong to the hospital and the body of Mrs. Armstrong was removed. On cross examination, by do- frnsc attorney Jmk Bryant. Haves showed inc relative position ofthc poisons, "Ho was .'ro'ti hci' whro 'us ts'-t.. At a.m. c.vjtt rce.'sscd The little boy who called po- lice Sunday was nlmosl. but not quite, correct in his state- ment. He phoned at p.m. that he'd found "a dead man1' In a Fair Park building. Police alerted all sorts of in- vestigators. They found the man. He was all dend drunk. Abilene retail stores arc staging i "lhank-you" party this week for customers in this area. They're calling the affair "Greater Abilene Week." It was set up to show Abilene': appre- ciation to customers in nearby towns. One hundred and twenty-two re- tall storeij are participating in the week, which was planned out by the' retail merchants activi- ties committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Plans are being made to have such a week each fall and spring. In observance Icne firms city are having special merchan- dising events which will be pub- licized in The Reporter-News. want people to know that they can come to Abilene and find a fine selection of that would credit a larger said George Minter. Chamber of Commerce president. Each business furniture, department stores, jew- elry stores, and have a' special merchandising program each day this week, The Chuck Wagon Gang! hill, hilly band, will play at grocery stores Thursday and Friday. On Saturday the band will give down- all over the town for the sewer construction, includ ing pipe, the commissioners fav oring clay pipe argued that the> feared the city might at its own expense have to replace concret pipe in a few years. MalcMn Goes Malcom finally voted with the others for the clay pipe. I The purchase will be made iron? Texas Vitrified Pipe Co.. Minera Wells, and W. S. Dickey Clay Man ufacturing Co.. Texarkana. It was voted that as much o the pipe be shipped from Texa plants as possible, in order t hold down shipping costs. Total expense of the pipe isn' known yet, as the city hasn't fig ured the exact footage of eaci size which will be required. Malcom argued that concret' pipe would be satisfactory. H pointed out that the govemmen placed some of it in the air base Rich said concrete pipe isn't a good as clay. "Since Hie federal government I footing the bill and the line wi belong to the city. 1 want to ge I the Rich aborted. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES lull of Releostd Gl pmon threat rimes Filtration Plont dedicated. Page 1-B. tht python rtturm to too a htro. foat 7-B He quoted Dr. Watts, head of e Chemistry Department at Har- in-Simmons University as saying at concrete pipe serves as well s clay pipe, "if a multiplicity of ontrois is established and main- ined." Rich said these controls include: radual flow of sewage, smooth ner surface of the pipe, vents and injection of forced air to get ut the sulphide gases. "To do all that might make con- ete pipe much higher than ich said. City Manager Hancock said the imount of sulphate in Abilene wa- r is increasing and is likely to doing so. Concrete sewer ipe won't hold up when there's Kich sulphate and sulphide gases, e said. Commissioners made the com- letion dead line farther ahead [o How plenty of time for pipe de- veries. Dixon Concrete Pipe Co., was le only other bidder among the Jiree. Chest Shack Being Built Construction of a headquarters for the Abilene Community Chest fund drive began at 1 pjn. Mon- day at North Third and Pine Sts. in front of the Federal Building. This was reported by F. C. te) Olds, who is in charge of __project. The structure will be completed Tuesday, Olds said. Abilene has not had a similar Community Chest sBack since 1948, according to E. W. Berry, co- chairman of the campaign with the Rev. Sterling L. Price. The campaign will open Oct. 12. Work has been donated by two local contractors. Rose Construc- tion Co. and C. B. Gates, Mater- ials were donated by South Texas Lumber Co., Carey Lumber Co., and Lydick-Hooks Roofing Co. Information concerning the prog- ress of the drive will be posted on a bulletin board on the shack, Berry said. The shack will be a permanent structure, which will be kept from year to year, he said. It will also be available for uses other than the Chest drive, he said. The shack will be built on. skids so i can be moved. Schools Out, As Rainfall Totals 6.66 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pouring rains of a tropical storm ooded 35 square blocks of Browns- ille with two to four feet of water Monday, closing schools and reels and driving many families rom their homes. Brownsville police sergeant Gus antu said the city's national niard companies, firemen and ce were called out on etnirgen- y duty to remove families from ater-soaked dwellings. No deaths or injuries were re- ported. Cantu said about 25 square locks in West Brownsville and bout 10 in East Brownsville were looded by two to four feet of wa- Kunways at the Brownsville Air- port were flooded and air travel halted., The sguauV-not of hurricane in from the Gulf f Mexico shortly after midnight, and 6.6 inches of rain fell. Bain was still falling. As the storm moved ;up the Rio Jrande Valley, 1.4 inch of rain fell at Port Isabel, 3.1 at Weslaco, 1.5 at McAllen and .81 at Edinburg. No casualties were reported. The small a hurri- inland from the Gulf of Mexico shortly after midnight. It carried rain from Brownsville, at the southernmost tip of Texas, up Weslaco, about 5ti miles up- stream from Brownsville, had re- ceived half an and more was .fallinj.f'' However, the storm caused only minor winds. The Weather Bureau said the worst of the rain was over, jut traffic throughout most of Brownsville was paralyzed be- cause of the flooded streets. The squall was expected to blow itself out as it pushed deeper in- land. But forecasters said its after- effects might spread breezes as far as West and North Texas by Tuesday. Rain storms were reported Mon- day as far north as Victoria in the Coastal Bend area- It was Brownsville's heaviest rain in more than four since June, 1950. Marilyn and Joe To End Marriage HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 4 lyn Monroe snd Joe DiMaggio separated today and she plans .to file for divorce, her studio an- nounced. The shapely screen star and the former star outfielder of the New York Yankees were married in San Francisco by a municipal judge Jan. 14, 1954. "Incompatibility resulting from the conflicting demands of their careers is said .to be. the reason for the the studio said. Duval Trial Stays in Court; Father of Victim Testifies WACO IS-Dist. Judge O. W. iartlett today overruled two mo- ions to throw out a murder indict- ment .against Nago Alaniz in what tas been called a bungled political assassination in South Texas. He ordered attorneys to begin selection of the jury at 1 p.m. Judge Bartlett began by overrul- g both motions. Then he decided o allow arguments on that unauthorized persons were in the room when the grand jury drew he indictment against Alaniz. Decisiw Hehb Following the arguments, Bart- ett said his original decision -still that both motions were over- ruled. Both motions were offered by Defense Ally. Percy Foreman of Houston. The second, on which argument was not allowed, alleged that 35th Dist. .ludge A. 0. New- man did not have authority to move the trial from Brownwood to Waco. Judge Bartlett had told attor- located, Tht Bensvides, was reported ill. Fore- man said Heras testimony B im- portant. A doctor was'to examine teas to see if he will be available to testify. Three other witnesses are al- egedly in Mexico. Ninety-seven of a special Jury venire of 250 were dismissed short- ly after tha trial opened. Foreman called two witnesses to testify on his motion alleging that unauthorized persons were present when the Alanii indict- ment was drawn. One was-Jacob.'S. Floyd, South Texas political leader and father of the youth who was slain. Floyd 'testified that Spurgeon Bell of Houston, now a district judge, had been appointed a ipe-. cial prosecutor by GOT. Allan Shly- ers. Foreman asked Floyd whether the indictment was drawn "in a Houston law office or: to fteJim Wells County Floyd neys to "get on with picking the. judge said Foreman ,wffl mitttd tot tht delay tojtr jury" but then decided to wait unt'il arguments on Foreman's first in the proceedings if he finds tMt motion were completed. Defer said will ask for RWM. Jnrtice Mid he did not know where it was added Out mitt- stood it was dnrwii "-Wf Deaa, then Ttth DWricl The other witiieii; WM Hillyer, nth DUtrirt wart ;