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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 I ~ X -1 /\  FAIR,  WARM  ®he Abilene %tpoxttt  FINAL  'WITHOUT OR Wn  H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"-Byron  VOL. LXXIV, NO. 109  Associated Press (AP)  T^^TW^Fi?IFiroNnAY EVENING. OCTOBER 4, 1954-TWENTV PA(iKS IN TWO SECTIONS  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c  Brownsville Flooded  From T ropical Storm  WEDDINGS ARE CONFUSING  His Getaway Was Good, Then The Cops Arrived  COBALT, Ont. (i—The bride and i groom left in a shower of confetti, /their car suitably decorated with ‘ slogans. At North Bay, 100 miles i to the south, a reception committee greeted them—a 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 neighbor of the bride’s family, told police his car had been stolen. Meanwhile, 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.  XOKS^il^Fi^ION—Mayor C.E. Gatlin, right, presents to former City Water Slid Sewer Sunt L .V Grimes a wrist watch which Grimes friends purchased for him 'xhe presentation was m.adc Sunday d uring dedication of the Onmes    “i*  IMrnl .\ portrait of Grimes which will be hung in City Hall is in the background.  Please see story on Page IB. iStaff Photo). _________  Europe Praises German Arming  Infant First Traffic  Victim in 295 Days  I.UNUON ^ ’\U>iern F.urupc today generally weicomcd the mo-lucntous deci.'-ion oy uic I nUt .1 Slates and her allies to tree and rearm the 5t> nuili .n We.sl tier-man.s and v eld them soUdly wuh-m the AUantie aliiance against ag-gresiiion.  Aside irom exiKH'ted leftist o|>-posiiion. slate-men and junv.spn-oers \ouod prayorfuS hopes ih.d tne histnrie “Loiifk'n Net” s'vned mne \cs:-rday h. >'.c n-r.c O.gn nuni'.er- 1“' .’u'  'VO final treatv ttcin ..-.nd w ’i v. n c ouivk .ppiin.d {•■i.n I’u'  I rciH h Vs-.t inl’.y anti iithiM ineni-bcr parlianu-n!--.  V» aM nij no ’ n**' t' >''u a Pre mUT Pione Menilos Fi v^iue and Wes! (icnr-.tn t"n.! u'l 11Kaniad Adenauer huriu'd triMU the ion-fen lu'c ciosinu to I’aiis and Lunn , and began oicmi.unp Mieu- cam-  pji..iis to win tht ke> ratiluaiions  from ibt r deputie-.    !  in a su-pr se nio\c dv’ Vrnuh leader > a.,ed a Nation.il \'sciu ^ blv St    Tiuir.sday    a.ter*v,Mn to uuiin  Tlie body of .toy Robinson. Abi- ed to the Post Office Department tone's first traffic fatality in 295 for mail hauling purposes.  days, will be shipped to Flora,; Cox was en route to Stamford 111 at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday for at the time of the accident. Inburial there Thursday.    vestigating officers were City Pat-  Joy was the 16-month-old daugh- rolmen Bill Ross, 0. R. Spross, ter of Mr. and Mrs*. J. E. Robin- J. D. Self and C. M. Farris, son. 2757 Pine St. She was run    father is an unemployed  over by a truck and killed about oilfield roughneck, police said.  7:31 p.m. Sunday after she darted jjpr survivors are her parents;  ■ out inio the street in front of her g 3-month-old brother. Jay Dee buurg—the agreements are expect- f^onie.    Robinson; the paternal grandpar-  ed 1 • have smooth sailing.    ,    ^ast    person to die or Abilene gnts, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Robin-  Similar approval is anticipated . g^j-eets was Jose Garci«. 64. of son of Flora. 111., and the mater-from the other six N.\TO mem-j Bois d‘.\rc St.. who was struck ggf grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. hers: Nor.%ay. Denmark, Turkey, ^    i^med    on    Dec.    6.    \v. H. Burrell of Henderson. Ky.  Greece. Iceland and Portugal.    J953 g^ %'orth Fourth St. and    Elliott’s Funeral Home is hand-  The Communists, as amicipauni. Treadavtav Blvd.    jling local arrangemenU.  blasted the parley’s outcome. The prher of the truck that hit Joy j —--   -    .....................—~-  governmem-comrolled East Ger-    Garland    Wayne    Cox. 20.    «L    CTC    Dl?  ‘kuir isfths sure'* the Chamber oilman radio accused I. S. Seere-j    Shelton Si. Cox    swerved    ■    ■■    *    fcii^  Dt'pi’tic'; would apimove the sweep-j    lary of State Dulles of using the    jg    go attempt    to avoid    thel  HU plan to rearm We.st Ger-j strongest pos.sible pressure and    j-ear    wheels    of    the    |  .H. ' > Dae high French source said I blackmail on his alhe.<.    vehicle ran over her. police said, i  •;u' i’rcinicr v\uukl stake his gov-    Adenauer’s chief opposition at    j    j-^|p    gjj.j ^.gg    ¿^g^j gg    g^.  ’'U'tu's life on the oulcitmc by home, the Socialists, stuck to their j    Hendrick    Memorial    Hos-  raking t.ie Ab.'cmhlv vote an issue ' theme that Germain should be  .• vHiiiuktuc. somethin:; he rciu.>ed , umiied betöre any alliance with    ^    C.,  10 do for EDC.    |    the West Socialist Chairnuin pich    Stamford.  \tk'’iauer .scluniuled a report 10 ^ Ollenhauer said the London aecia-;    reported    the    truck    is    leas-  Cabinet toiiav and to Parlia-■ rations contain nothing calculated  -------------  ineni toinono« None of tht par- j to unify ihe divided nation. iuuiK'niN can aki. however, until But the general West European oxpe-t> iiKorporale the London reaction was summed up by the agreements into treaties for sign-; independent Times of London, It  ¡IU piohahlv late tin- month    Al’STlN .f - Appointment of   ........ Guilford L. Jones of Big Spring  as district attorney of the 118th  i G7"íA-b    '7" ' c'l  I/'    JI at ?  hear lus report on the London meetirg. The deputte.s had been on vacation since iheir rejection itf t!ie Eurupciin Dctense Community Pact Aug 30 set off the chain of cri<:s events which culminated in yesterdayN a.git^ement ‘FiHir-fltlhs Sure*  Mendc.’i-Fiance na.s refiorted  TTbE  to the top of the 40-story Republic National Bank building in Dallas to become part of the 150-foot tower on top which Will make it the tallest structure m the southwest with an overall height of 598 feet. This will top the San Jacinto Monument near Houston, present record-holder. by 28 feet. The tower will support a half-billion candlepower beacon which will be visible 120 miles away.  Schools Oiri, As Rainfall Totals 6.66  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Pouring rains of a tropical storm flooded 35 square blocks of Brownsville with two to four feet of water Monday, closing schools and streets and driving many families from their homes.  Brownsville police sergeant Gus Cantu said the city’s national guard companies, firemen and police were called out on emergency duty to remove families frwn water-soaked dwellings.  No deaths or injuries were reported.  Cantu said about 25 square blocks in West Brownsville and about 10 in East Brownsville were flooded by two to four feet of water.  Runways at the Brownsville Airport were flooded and air travel halted.  The squall—not of hurricane strength—blew in from the Gulf ' of Mexico shortly after midnight,  ! and 6 6 inches of rain fell. Rain ' was still falling.  As the storm moved up the Rio Grande Valley, 1.4 inch of rain fell Port Isabel, 3.1 at Weslaco. 1.5 McAllen and .81 at Edinburg.  In t!ie legi>laturcs of the other j pracUcal and promising scheme natiims-Biiiain. the * that yet has been devised for build-  Guilford Jones DA For 118th District  Chest Shack Clay Pipe Bought !|}ei„g Built  For Sewer Line  No casualties were reported.  The small storm—not a hurricane—moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico shortly after midnight. It carried rain from Brownsville, at the southernmost tip of Texas, up the Rio Grande Valley.  IVeslaco. about 30 miles upstream from Brownsville, had received half an inch of rain and more was falling.  However, the storm caused only minor winds. The Weather Bureau said the worst of the rain was over, but traffic throughout most of Brownsville was paralyzed because of the flooded streets.  The squall was expected to blow itself out as it pushed deeper in-  Ci>ntcronuo I nitud States. Canada. Italy. Bel-ihe Netherlands and Luxem-  ing a free  seourity.”  Enrope in peace and  MURDER TRIAL OPENS  Judicial District, effective immediately. was announced by Gov. Shivers tixlay,  Jones succeeds Ellon Gilliland, who resigned.  Purchase of clay pipe with which 1 to lay a sewer line to .Abilene Air Force Base was voted Monday morning by the City Commission, Members set a deadline of Aug 1. 1855. for finishing construction of the line. This is a month later than the deadline the Air Force has been asking.  Citv Manager Austin P. Han  Witness Tabs Armstrong As Man Firing at Woman  THE WEATHER  I X Ui;P4RTMt:\T or tOMMFREf: wi %THrK m arsi  ABIl.K.NK \M> VICIMTY Fair and mnt inu^T warm Monda,' night ami Tue»  cock told the commission Monday i and injection of forced air g that the Air Force is agreeable. The sulphide gases, now to the I ter time.    I    “To do all that might make con  crete pipe much higher than clay,  .An argument took place at some length prior to the vote on the purchase.  Commissioner J Floyd Malcom argued with Mayor C. E. Gatlin  ' Construction of a headquarters i for the Abilene Community Chest i fund drive began at I p.m. Mon-  i    day at North Third and    Pine Sts.; jgnd. But forecasters said its after^  He quoted Dr.    Watts, head    of.    in front of the Federal    Building. 1 effects might spread rain-carr>’ing  the Chemistry Department at Har-1    ^.gg reported    by F. C.! breezes as far as West and North  din-Simmons University as saying ,    oids.    who    is in charge of Texas by Tuesday,  that concrete pipe serves as well project. The structure will be' Rain storms were reported Monas clay pipe, *‘if    a multiplicity    of    completed Tuesday, Olds said. | day as far north as Victoria in the  Abilene has not had    a similar ■  Community Chest shack since 1946,1 according to E. W. Berry, co-chairman of the campaign with the Rev. Sterling L. Price. The campaign will open Oct. 12. j Work has been donated by two    ^  local contractors. Rose Construe- j Tq fmd n3fri8QG  controls is established and main iained.”  Rich said these controls include: Gradual flow' of sewage, smooth inner surface of the pipe, vents  It was Brownsville’s heaviest ram in more than four years— since June. 1950.  Marilyn and Joe  M.md*y niuhi 70.       and    Jatk    Minter    in    favor    of    du.    :    „„u    sulohate    and    sulphide    gases.  amount  ter is increasing and is likely to rk DUh ! ciMitinue doing so. Concrete sewer  U. n,lCn:_. . _____.. .  Cirl Haves. Fort Worth dirctio-rv ¿ompiu/. said he iieard but did no» .see the t.rst shot fnaHi into the h6dv ot Mrs F.vey Lorena Arm-stnnig on Aug 13 at the ’Vexoma Feat Cover Co. plant on Vlalnu! St Hayes, state witness, was testuv-ing in the murder vvitii maheo tia al ot Albert Aron Armstrong. 47  ul t to } m Reto- * ti' finony was Durvvivod B. Bearden. Tuscola, be tun eight w.in> "S were sworn T&P Coal and Oil Co worker  under the rut to ».ay out- K F. Glover. 1282 Oak St . ■e eourtrooe    |    pliimln'r  and  side  ne,  H  Monda V of  Armstrong, a slender man wearing boots and a white shirt, sat near his eounse= He has a hea u.g on llu-    ...b-    ot    h...    h..    ..1  al>ove t!u' ear .M’(r the siiao. a,-, al the establisiiK'' nt he was faund With a wound .u, * reeetved t at-ment at the no .on al He has hcee 11 i:'unty i.e'  I ^*NOR'nr( KNTO AND VV » sT TKXAS:  ■ p..tii.v ck'iKly with scaoer«! thundershow-this aiternmin.    mois» numer-  i ous tonijth! and Tui^sdaj . N« icnperiant  temneratarr changes    __  EAST AND SOITH CENTRAI. TEXAS ' r,otl.v «'U'udv with .»catKTisI Slu'vver* and j thundatshovver» this .oterno.'«, tonigh; and  ii..ii«ms. Troni, dr.iior    uvíib    írr,;',“.v:  12W \ .ctoria,  ing iri-sh 10 nuxleraie .«¡outhoasioriy Tuo»-  d. V  T» MPt KATt Bl s  V Dickson.  F W McCollum. Ahilene. TiP Hv Freight Imuse employe Walter R Proek. 1302 Crockett St photo ftni.sher William B Peterson. Merkel  Min  se  V vt  Wilev Catlcy. 4ini Hi.-'triet Coucl trucker.  .o.orney .is-is' ul n.y l.eland 'ín'’.>.i w 1  Several iuo^p''' '• ■veuM'd for e.u:--i  County .v:i ir-  indicatevi t’le  not be ‘'-’:cl 1 irors weio \ .u'li they said  McGaha. 3857 Whittier.  in 42nd District Court morntng Armstrong is aceusei shoiiting her to death A jury wai-olilaini ii by 11 2.5 a in 3aves said he had called at the e#ijbh,-hment and was .u-ran..''0,-'  iSroui.- |.n|).T- «bio    p.„,,11.  thf manager A shot »‘an.c > and lie saw Mr.'- \rmMrong Gump on htr elbow .d the de-k dia. ona >  .leross from whe "as s.    - niight not ch. ...... .  Tlun. he continueii. ih- man fuid    ^ j,nen.se 10 oi Taylor County tax collecloi  Hvo or ihne other shots.    ,, |ie;empb>iv Ci.dliiiges. About  "I threw up mv haiuF It 'ai-    h.nl    baci    examined  ened. and cnod, ‘Don't do that. ; ^    th. jurv w i- solectovl.  Haves told the jury    j    ,-^g irony of the trial is that the  dui the tu ing.    jgni.seU    had    been    sum  '.piMO'is evidence rhe sia'e cx-  J D  realtor  W L Kinsey. 3018 P.ilm St., re.i!u»r  C R Scott. 2630 South llHh St . sand and gravel worker. Raymond l’t*tree. Route 1 Tye;  s;i  ■o  se  ss  SI  w  ,'í»  I  - -hi ; se 4 >i ai s '0  Man V M  71  -e  71  U  S4  I«  «7  % »  •J    .......  W:»  11 30  ’ ili    I?    SO  SU11M>( l.«»i niK-hi b P m Si.nn«r Uxlsy e 'IS « m Mm»i;'l tiHushi s ’ ■ e 'u  Ms'iminii trmivrmurp hu the .’4 hours ' #>itt<od *t s .10 ».in. s.l I Minimum teinpr .'t'lre foi the .4 hours I endiMl «t Í A' * ni <>r. i n«ioine(ei reodins «t l.’^ p m -».14.  I Rel«live humidity *t 12 » p m «» •  'GREATER ABILENE WEEK*  The man who  Haves said, sBhkI about ten Uvt    jg    app^.g,-at 9 o'ckn'k Mon-  (U'.y mormng for jury service m Ci-unly Court The jury which is trying Arm strong comprises J K Bell. 23;i3 Cook St . mud en.giiu'er  from the woman. Hayes ^ tUd not know him Dn 'he wit in.. stand he idcntiiietl Armsu'ong as *he man who did the sliuo.uig  '.rinstrong «« Moor  h«,r.l uil„tlHT «bol oob «•'"    ___________  ¡fi -'i-'-boy correct.-  in ihr ba.k .aid. •« «••>»  -rs * Haves did not know the man A crowd .gathered and a doctor anived. Hayes said An ambulami ■ look Armstrong to the hospital and ^  Fae body ot Mrs. Armstvoug wus^  removed.  On cru.ss • exa-mnabo.i b.v  Stores Staging'Thank-You'  Party for Area (ustoniers  de- i  f.sose attorney Jack Bryant. showed ;nc relative pe iticn of tin  WÙS about 16 he l.ied," In'  thret p**:sons ’ He  feet .I'liTi her when  testiti X*-At i' 45 am e j'^D rtesíied un  HE WAS 'STIFF  The little boy who calleii police Funday was almo.st. but not quite, correct in his statement  He phoned at I 40 p m. that he'd found a dead man ’ in a Fatr Park building.  Police alerted all sorts oi investigators.  They found the man He was “dead,” all right-dead drunk.  ,\bilem* retail stores are staging a “thank-you” party this week tor ^ customcr.s iu this area  They’re calling the atlair , “Greater .\bilene Week. It was 1 set up to vShiivv Abilene’s appie i ciation to customers in town»  One hundred ami twerdy-lwo retail Stores are participating in the week, which was planned out by the retail merchants activities committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Plans are being made to have such a week each fall and spring.  In observance of “Greater Abilene Week." tirms all over the  city are having .spt'cia! merchan ilisiiig events which vvill Ih' publicized in The Reporter New »  “We want people to know that they can come to Atnlene and find a fine selection oi sux'k—stov'k that would credit a larger town." nearby said George Minter, Chamber of ! Commerce president  Each t'usiness classitication—a» furniture, department stores, jewelry stores, and others—will have | a special merchandising program ^ !ench day this week    !  ' The Chuck Wagon Gang, i hill-billv hand, will play at grocery: stores rivursday and Friday. On Saturday the band will give downtown {»ii'iarmattA;«!»  ing concrete pipe The price of concrete is lower than clay pipe.  Gatlin. Rich and Minter were supported by City Manager Hancock in contending for clay pipe. All four officials said clay pipe was belter and would hold up longer.  Since the .Air Force is to pay for the sewer construction, including pipe, the commissioners favoring clay pipe argued that they fearevi the city might at its own expense have to replace concrete pi^H' in a tew years.  Malcom Goes Along Malcom finallv voteti with the! others for the clay pipe The purchase will l>e made frorr Texas Vitrified Pipe Co.. Mineral Wells, and W. S. Dickey Clay Man-! ufacturing Co., Texarkana.  I It was voted that as much of i the pipe be shipped from Texas plants as possible, in order to hold down shipping costs Total expense of the pipe isn’t known yet. as the city hasn’t figured the exact footage of each size which will be required.  Malcom argued that concrete pi|>e would be satisfactory. He , iHvinted out that the government placed some of U in the air base.  Rich said concrete pipe isn t as gocxi as elay.  niuch sulphate and sulphide gases, he said.  Commissioners made the completion dead line farther ahead to allow plenty of time for pipe deliveries.  Dixon Concrete Pipe Co.. was the only other bidder among the three.  .    ..    tion    Co. and C. B. Oates. Mater-  Hancock said the    by    South    Texas    i    HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 4 ^Mari-  iitv Manager ^    Co..    Carey Lumber Co.,|1vti Monroe and Joe DiMaggio  mount of sulphate in Abilene "a-! Lydick-Hooks Roofing Co. |separated toda>' and she plans to  Information concerning the prog- ’ file for divorce, her studio an-i-ess of the drive will be posted nounced.  on a bulletin board on the shack., The shapely screen star and the I Berry said.    1    former star outfielder of the New  I The shack will be a permanent York Yankees were married in ! structure, which will be kept from San Francisco by a municipal I vear to year, he said. It will also judge Jan. 14, 1954. i bc available for uses other than ; “Incompatibility resulting from the Chest drive, he said. The the conflicting demands of their shack will be built wi skids so il careers is said to be the reason can be moved.    i    for the breakup." the studio said.  Duval Trial Stays in Court; Father of Victim Testifies  W.ACO ufv-Dist. Judge D W Bartlett today overruled two motions to throw out a murder indictment against Nago Alaniz in w hat has been called a bungled political assassination in South Texas.  He ordered attorneys to begin selection of the jury at I p m.  Judge Bartlett began by overruling both motions. Then he decided to allow arguments on one—that unauthorized persons were in the room when the grand jury drew the indictment against Alaniz.  Decision HoWs Following the arguments. Bartlett said his original decision.still  ! held—that both motions were over-“Finee the federal government is .  f(Kiting the bill and the line will belong to tlie city. 1 want to get the best.” Rich ar cried.  WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES  threats MADI—Releosed GU  tell of 10-veor pnsoo threat. Poge 11-A,  DiOICATION Grimes Fdtrottorv Plant dedicated Pope I-B SNAKE HERO—Pete the pyth^ returns to zco Q hero. Poge r o.  Both motivtns were offeit'd by Defense Ally. Percy Foreman of Houston The second, on which argument was not allowed, alleged that 35th Dist. Judge .A. 0. Newman did not have authority to move the trial from Brownwood to Waco.  Judge Bartlett had told attorneys to “get on with picking the jury” but then decided to wait until arguments on Foreman’s first motion were completed la Ask Delay Foriiuaii said bt will ask for  •BIDDY* FLOYD , . , a killer’s victim  delay of the trial if certam witnesses cannot be located. The judge said Foreman vvill be permitted to move for the delay later in the proceedings if he finds that he cannot obtain all his witnesses One of the witnesses. U. Heras. a justice of the peace m  Benavides, was reported ill. Foreman said Heras testimony is important. A doctor was to examine Heras to see if he will be available 10 testify.  Three other witnesses are allegedly in Mexico.  Ninety-seven of a special jury enire of 250 were dismissed shortly after the trial opened.  Foreman called two witnesses to testify on his motion alleging that unauthorized per.sons were present when the Alaniz indictment was drawn.  One was Jacob S. Floyd, South Tex;« political loader and father of the youth who was slain.  Floyd testified that Spurgeon Bell of Houston, now a district judge, had been appointed a spe- , cial prosecutor by Gov. Allan Shivers. Foreman asked Floyd whether the indictment was drawn “in a Houston law office or in the Jim Wells County courthouse.” Floyd said he did not know where it was drawn. He added that he understood il was drawn by Homer Dean, then 79th District attorney.  The other witness was L. B. HiUyer, mh District court report-i er.   

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