Abilene Reporter News, October 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS gfottme Reporter- "WITHOUT OR-WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKET.CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV. NO. "llO Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5. 1954-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 'PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Light showers Hit Yugoslavia Sign Section: More Due _. _ _ Settlement of Trieste The Abilene area presented a a half-inch reported at Clyde. Bain motely weather picture Tuesday i was still falling there at 9 a.m. An- morning, ranging from bright sun- shine to scattered showers meas- uring up to half an inch. Slow intermittent rain in Abi- son had .20 and Merkel-had .10. Rain was still falling at those towns at mid-morning. A slow drizzle was coming down at Stamford, but there still had indicating rain that' stretched on a line from just north of Abilene; to 75 to 90 miles soiith. Homer Hutto, Sr., who farms just east of Cedar Gap. said aj hard shower fell thcra Tuesday less than a I lene, beginning about _. _ totaled .30 of an inch at p.m.! not been enough moisture to re- 'quarter of an inch. The U. S. Weather Bureau A shower was reported at the predicted more showers would fall i Bright sunshine was reported at i farm of Mrs. Rupert Harkrider, through Wednesday, and cotton j Winters. !Sr- miles south of Abilene, farmers were not too happy over; Narrow Rain Area Pullers Needed the prospects. j The radar unit at the weather j morning's moisture was Biggest rainfall in this area was, station picked up a narrow .area; causing some concern among area cotton producers who have been unable to secure pullers. Continued rainfall could cause a lowering of the grade and further increase difficulty in securing hands. Several farmers have al- II ready applied defoliants to their [crop so that they can harvest it with strippers. i Since much of the colton in the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mild cold front brewed new thun-1 area is of the storm proof vane- Rains from a dying tropical j dershowers In the Panhandle. j ties the worst damage would be a squall moved north and west from i The result was more than- two j reduction in grade, the Texas coast Tuesday while a i inches of rain at points as far j farm and ranch programs j apart 33 Houston. on the coast, scheduled Tuesday, a field tour at i and Sunray. In the Panhandle. i Tus_coia and an "open house" at Valley Rain Mores To Northern Texas Abilene Man's Housing Fraud Trial to Jury LUBBOCK. Oct. 5. The case of-Weldon L. Russell. Jr.. of Abi- The downpours that flooded three cities in the Rio Grande Valley Monday had slacked off, but left-over rain from the tropical storm hit points from Corpus Christi to Wichita Falls. As much as two inches of rain soaked the drought-stricken Hill Country around Llano in South Central Texas. The showers were the best there since last Hay. Rainfall measurements from the Gulf storm included: Houston 2.20. lene. charged in a 10 count in- L2. San Antonio .32. Corpus diptment alleging fraud in connec- Christi .60. Del Rio .39. Laredo .94, lion with VA housing loans, _went j palacios .49 and Tyler .12. The Panhandle cool front pro- ,duced thundershowers that includ- Russell's trial opened Monday i these amounts: Borger 1.5, morning before Judge Joseph B.! Sunray 2.90. Stinnett .80, Stratford Dooley. .50, Perryton .37, and Spearman He is represented in the case by 14 Wifiiam H. Evans and Charles B. 1 Weather Bureau said the Jones. Lubbock attorneys. As- i front was stalling north ot Lubbock to the jury in U. S. District Court there at noon Tuesdav. sistant U. S. Attorney F. L. Hart- man of Fort Worth is prosecuting. Wife Takes Stand Seventeen witnesses for the gov- and wouldn't drop temperatures much below the 50 degrees re- corded at Amarillo Tuesday morn- ing. ernment were sworn in Monday morning but not all of them were called to testify. Russell did not the stand.'and his wife was i strength. Before- moving out the only defense witness. Of the Rio Grande Valley, the Russell was the last of seven j flooded parts of Browns- The tropical storm swept into Texas Monday with all the in- gredients of a hurricane except Abilenians to stand trial here on VA loan fraud charges. He was not ville. Edinburg and McAIlen. .No deaths or injuries were re- the new show and feeding barns at Winters, were not affected by the rainfall. The field tour at Tuscola. spon- sored by the First State Bank, was to be held as planned. Tuesday aft- ernoon, according to J. B. Har- lan. Abilene's SCS work unit con- servationist, whose organization is cooperating with the bank. Sun Beams At Winters B. J. Scale, Winters VA teach- er, reported at 9 a.m. Tuesday that sun was beaming down from a cloudless sky and that the "open house" at Winters would go ahead as scheduled at p.m. Several of the farming sections in the area reported weekend rains ranging from .90 of an inch at Al- bany to .20 of an inch at McCanl- ley. Fisher County. N. E. Sherrard, who farms six miles southeast of Albany, report- ed .90 of an inch over the weekend: J. Spurgeon Reeves of the Truby Community, Jones County, report- ed for the weekend and Ernest Webb. McCaulley reported .20.' Reeves' total rainfall for the year at Truby is 11.59 inches. Webb's total for the year is S.65 inches. Most of the feed crop was be- lieved too far gone for moisture to tried at the same time as the other i ported, but at six last May and .Tune because he had suffered a broken leg. He has been walking on crutches during the trial this week. Russell was named in all 10 counts of one indictment. The counts allege that false statements were made in loan applications and credit reports for five vet- erans, Monroe Freeman of Austin, Lewis Dexter Huey. Edgar Ray Myers, John E. Salmon and Oran Wf Huff of 274 Sunset Dr.. Abilene. The five veterans were subpoe- naed as witnesses for the govern- ment. Taylor W. Long. Jr.. who testi- fied for the government, had been named in five of the counts with Russell. Long pleaded guilty to the charges against him in June and paid a S250 fine. Others who were subpoenaed by the government as witnesses in 1 Russell's trial were Raymond Thomason. Sr.. Robert A. Demp- sey. B. B. Hendrix. Leta Edwards. George Douglas Graves. Bedford Forrest Carroll. David Fry. all of Abilene, and Mrs. Wanda Presnall of Midland. a total of 8.35 inches of tropical downpour inundated all low places 300 persons were forced from their homes as water stacked up 2 to 4 feet deep over some 35 blocks. Brownsville schools, closed by the water Monday, were expected to be open Tuesday and by mid- night Monday most of the evacuees had returned to their water-logged homes. do much good. Some farmers have "dusted in" some small grain, but up to now rainfall has been insuf- ficient to do much more than sprout the seed. WHERE IT RAINED TALKING IT of the Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese held an annual meeting here Monday and Tues- day. Chatting about the Catholic convention are, left to" right: the Rev. John Duesman of Sherman; Bishop Abilene Registers Second Traffic Fatality for '54 Fatal injury.of 16-monm-old Joy James D. Trukett, 14, of 3309 Sue Robinson. 2757 Pine St., last Sunday was the second traffic death in Abilene during 1954. That report was given Tuesday morning by Police Cap1.. C. A. Veteto. Prior to that fatality, Abilene had had 266 consecutive deathless days from traffic. The Reporter-News stated erroneously Monday morn- ing that the child's death occur- red after 295 consecutive death- less days. The latest fatal accident in Abi- lene prior to the Robinson child's death occurred Jan. 9, 1954. J. H. Riney, 70. a pedestrian, of Merkel was 'struck by a motorcycle at South Seventh and Sycamore Sts. The motorcycle was driven by Shelton St. South Seventh St. Riney died Feb. 13 in Hendrick Memorial Hospital from the acci- dent injuries. Prior to the Merkel man's fatal accident, the latest-traffic death here had been that of. Joe Garcia, 65, of. 342 Bois d'Arc St Garcia, a pedestrian, was killed when struck by an automobile at North Fourth St. and Treadaway Blvd. Driver of the car was John Newton Jones, 15, of 825 Peach St. The accident was Dec. 6, 1953. The accident last Sunday which claimed the Robinson child's life occurred in front of the family home. 2757 Pine St. The infant was struck by a truck driven by Garland Wayne Cox, 20, of 1441 WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES PAVEMENT PLATO Panhand- lers now asking for half-dollar. Page 3-A. WORLD inspec- tors pose public relations problem. Page 16-A. FOUR in series of articles on 11 proposed changes to state constitution. CHANGE ASKED Approval sought for substituting site for National Guard Armory. Page 1-6. City Water Supply Cut to Two Years ABILENE Municipal Airport...........30 j Total for year..............12.211 Normal for year.......... 18.10] 1450 Clinton .-................40 j 2225 Edgemont .............70 i AMARILLO ...................56; ANSON ...-....................20 j Need for the City of Abilene to In figuring the present stored AUSTIN 1.00: carry through promptly its at a two-year supply, Har- BROWNSViLLE............. 8.35 ned water supply increase projects lin said he was estimating annual invocation at 10 a.m Thomas K. Gorman of Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Allen of Wichita Falls, Diocese president; Mrs. Roy Maddox of Winters, president of the Abilene deanery; and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. J. Bender of Dallas. (Staff Photo) CONVENTION ENDS Catholic Women Rename Officers Catholic women wound up'a two: day convention here Tuesday when they re-elected their officers for another year. Mrs. Joseph W. Allen of Wichita Falls, president, officiated at the seventh 'annual convention of the Dallas-Fort Worth Diocesan Coun- cil of the >fational Council of Cath- olic Women. Other officers re named besides Mrs. Allen were Mrs. W. R. Barnes of Marshall, secretary; Mrs. D. T. Costcllo of-Fort Worth, treasurer: and Mrs. W. T. Scully of Denison, parliamentarian. Tuesday's session began with a mass at 8 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. J. Bender of Dallas was celebrant. Business Meet Held The group then moved to the Windsor Hotel for a business meet- ing. A luncheon was sel for p.m.. when officers were to be in- stalled by Father Bender. The Rev. Baldwin Verhelst. 0. M. L. of Breckenridge. led the CLYDE........................50 CORPUS CHRISTI DEL RIO....... HOUSTON LAREDO LLANO McALLEN MERKEL....... PALACIOS SAX ANTONIO SANTA ANNA underscored by the present j consumption at 3.5 billion gallons j Reports were made on the corn- amount in storage. i and the amount of loss through' That was the opinion given Tues- j evaporation at an equal amount. drizzle VVESLACO 4.10 'Episcopal Bishop To Enter Hospital HOUSTON Sev. Clinton 2.20 duy morning by City Water and! The estimate doesn't take into ac- .94 Sewer Supt. Curtis C. Harlin Jr.! count any additional rainfall. He reported that the three city Harlin said that May was the lakes now have in storage an esti- j last time the city lakes caught mated two-year supply, compared j any appreciable amount of water, with a three and one-half-year sup- i Daily usage has dropped with ply on hand at the er.d of May. i the cooler autumn weather to be- Down 5.22 Billions i tween 5 and 8 million gallons. Amount stored has been reduced i compared with the peak day this by 5.22 billion gallons during the i summer of 22 million-plus, Harlin past four months. It dropped from i said. 19.93 billion gallons at the end 2.00 5.00 .10 .49 .32 .30 mittee for co-operation with pas- tors, by Mrs. Charles Faust: the committee for cooperatin with di- ocesan youth council, by Mrs. George McNally. and committee of May to 14.71 billion at present, i Popuplatton Rises The city's population is growingj Consumption of water here will i rapidly, but the rate of average j probably be 3.5 billion gallons for j daily water use is growing faster this calendar year, Harlin said. If! than the population, he said. S Ouin Bishop of the Episcopal i so. it will set an all-time record j Since the end of May Abilenians _. .i_ r__ _ rtnvp nspn 19 mlhnn pallnns -of have used 1.9 billion gallons -of Diocesse of Texas, will go into the; histi for a single year. new St Lukes Episcopal hospital i Usage during 1953 was 2.63 bil- j water. The lakes have lost a 1952 jt Kas 3.14 bit-1 total 5.22 billion during that period. tomorrow for an operation on his j lion. Durinj neck. I lion gallons. Union Row Strikes NY Docks Again NEW YORK UP) A strike by for.cooperation with coafratemitj of Christian Doctrine, by Mrs, A. J. Kprioth. Mrs. MctiaBy and Mrs. Korioth were absent from the" meeting, bu their reports were read by subst: rules. The women voted to establish a vocational scholarship in memory of the late Bishop Joseph P. Lyncl of Dallas, for many years bishop of the Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese. Members of the diocese adopted a seven-point resolution which in eluded- pledging allegiance to Pope Pius XII and offering prayers to "those suffering under the yoke o communism." The women voted to "take an active interest in the community so that the American way of lifi may to wovk towan abolishing obscene literature: ant to encourage decency and modest} in dress. Sister Mary Amatora. 0- S. F. Ph. D., delivered the keynote ad dress. "Mary, Queen of the Cath olic Monday morning. She returned that aftsrnoon t Fort Wayne, Ind., where she is re- search, professor of psychology a St. Francis College. .Monday night, ths. Most Rev Thomas K. Gorman, D. D., bisho of the Dallas Fort Worth Dio cese, spoke on "Tales of the Mar an Year." General chairman of the conven tion was Mrs. Roy C. Ab lene deanery president. Mrs. E Balfariz was co chairman. Th Rev. William J. McCoye of th Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was host pastor. Deaneries represented were Foi Worth. Dallas. Wichita Falls, T; ler and Sherman.. The Rev.'John B. Duesman t Sherman, former pastor of Sacr.ec i Heart in Abilene, accompanied tht Pact Opens New Paths For Defense HOME IB Italy and Yugo- .avia formally settled then- bitter ine-year dispute over the Trieste xee territory today and agreed on s division between them. The division virtually coincides ith the occupation boundaries es- ablished in ,1945, with Italy to get- ing the key Adriatic port of rieste and Yugoslavia retaining tie zone she has occupied since 'orld War n. The settlement, signed in Lon- on at noon today and announced imultaneously in Rome and Bel- rade, is expected to make possi- le the closing of the last gap in ie Western defense line across outheastern Europe. Although wth Italy and Yugoslavia are trorigly anti-Russian, they had re- used to cooperate militarily in the ast because of then: rivalry over rieste. The next step may be inclusion f Italy in the Balkan antiaggres- ion alliance Yugoslavia, Greece nd Turkey signed in August. The agreement was a triumph or U.S.-British diplomacy, which mdded the two Adriatic Sea neighbors through long negotia- ions in London, Washington, New York, Rome and Belgrade. The two nations' ambassadors to Britain, Manlio Brosio of Italy and Vladimir Velebit, signed the accord.in the British .capital. It was there that the agreement was drafted into its final form. "A great day ior said Premier Mario Scelba as he told- his Cabinet formally of the agree- ment this morning. "I am he added. "FfnaflylijSrare going back into after the Cabinet approved the agreement and instructed Brosio :o sign it. At midmorning, Italy was tak- mg the news of the agreement calmly, despite Fascist and Com- munist opposition to the settle- Lent.'Extraordinary police forces were on duty in Rome, Trieste and all major cities. The Fascists oppose the compro- mise because Italy doesn't get all the territory. The Reds are against it because Moscow is. Under the agreement: 1. The port of Trieste and the rest of Zone A, except for a small strip on the southern border near Lazzaretto, go to Italy. Ths zone has been under British-American miiitarv occupation since World War II. Conflict of Careers An Understatement longshoremen in a wage dispute I from'sherman. today tied up the world's largest and busiest port for the second Plan Trade Pact showing that the through evaporation was 50 per! Tugboats still were operating j cent higher thar that lost big liners were able to use, Harlin pointed out. Present condition of -each lake follcws: amount lost j time in six months. COLOMBO. Ceylon W Prim but there was nobody "to 'unload Minister Sir John Kotelawela at the cargoes. jnounced today that Ceylon There was no immediate pros- Communist China will sign a new pect of a settlement between the Price pact mPeiping tomorrow T STORM international Loagshoremens Assn.. I under their rubber for nee agree- -LAST Dl Maggie's friends say thisjas the last straw between the former baseball star and Marilyn. _ (te usuafmcnlai cruelty." Those reports were denied by Marilyn's attorney. Pnpto Thc inwycr saiu woul was made in New York Sept. 13 when a wind machine and no comm the skint around her neck 15 times in filming "Thc property ta the settlement. He said HOLLYWOOD the day that Marilyn Monroe asks waivers on Joe DiMaggio, the former Yankee slugger. The busty blonde, the movies' hottest property since the Warner studio fires, is slated to file suit for divorce. Her attorney, Jeny Gicslcr, said yesterday that a conflict of careers caused the rift in the nine-month marriage. Actually Gieslcr made the under- statement of the year. This was a rbmance that Hollywood never ox peeled to get to matrimony's first base, so little did the two have in common. Gieslcr told newsmen as he left the DiMaggios' English farmhouse In Beverly Hilis yesterday: "The charges will be innocuous Seven Year lictC both juirtiti remain friendly. Giesler denied reports that re- cent sidewalk photos of Marilyn's skirt billowing over her head dur- ing movie making in New York had anything to do with the split. Before she married Joe, Marilyn thought a shortstop was something Uiat cross-country bus passengers did. DiMaggio hadn't seen a movie since "Pride of the the Lou Gchrig story- He couldn't care less about Hollywood's dizzy whirl. This breakup, unexpected as it was. is an old. old story. And it again raises the question: Why can't Hollywood marriages last? There are many reasons, but ca- reer trouble is the must prevalent. Monroe is the town's biggest star, if not its best actress. She has to work even harder than some, because it doesn't ct.me easy. Her studio, knowing that each will make more money than the previous, puts her in picture after picture, sometimes starting one before she finishes another. THE WEATHER I- S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER M'KEAC ABILENE AND VICINITY Mostly cloudy with showers Tuesday. Tuesday syjhl and Wednesday. Continued Uti. Wjsh temperatures both days S5 to DEPTH AT 'HMM and mutton tie jjew York Shipping Assn.. rcpre-i senting steamship lines and Steve- i doririg firms. Baltimore and other East Coast ports laid plans to handle cargoes expected to be diverted from New; York as they were during a 29-day' walkout last March and April. i The American Export Liner In-j dependence, first large ship to ar- j rive since the stride started laslj midnight, berthed without diffi-i culty at Pier 84, Hudson River and 44th" Street. Tugs nosed her to the pier where, non-longshore em- ployes of the company handled the lines and the passengers' luggage. The Cunanl Liner Queen Mary docked later in a similar .manner. John F. Gehan, vice president ot the American Export Line, ar- riving on the Independence from a Mediterranean vacation, told newsmen a long strike would mean permanent loss of port business. Police, mounted and on foot, patrolled the waterfront. 2. Zone B, along with the small Lazzaretto strip, becomes Yugo- slav. The zone had been under Yu- goslav control since Marshal Tito's partisans swarmed in on May 1, 1945. 3. The Italians in the Laz- zaretto strip can return to Italian- controlled territory and be com- pensated for their holdings if they desire. Some already, have begun moving. 4. Yugoslavia will have, full ac- cess to the port of Trieste. 5. Minority rights are guaranteed for both Italians in Yugoslav ter- ritory and Yugoslavs in Italian ter- ritory- 6. The 4.000 American and British troops in Zone A will be withdrawn in stages over the next three weeks. 7. The United States and Britain in a supplementary statement an- nounced they consider the settle- ment, as final. Neither Itaiy nor and Yugoslavia officially waived its claim to that portion of the terri- tory assigned the other. However, both actually expect the new boundaries to exist indefinitely. Armstrong Gets 18 Years in Pen with scattered lowers and Ih thb aftcnwon. Iwilght and Wednesday. Wanner In ranhsmlle tonijtit and Wed. ncsday. TEJirKRATl'RKS P.M. Tucs. A.M. SS 88 K 1C T9 7S VS 75 73 Sunstt last p.m. Sunrlw today a.m. Sunset tontcht p.m. Maximum teminTalurc for 24 noun rnd- Inr M a.m. W. Minimum tor 2A hours end- ing At a.m. 73. Barumeter routine at p.m. 28.19. Relative kumldttjr at p.m. 91- 1. Aron Armstrong of Abilene was found guilty of murder Monday night and was sentenced immedi- ately to 18 years in prison. A 42nd District Court jury rfr turned its verdict at p.m. aft- er deliberating three hours. The jury recommended the sentence be not less than two nor more than 18 years. Armstrong, of Abilene, was charged with murder with malice in the fatal shooting of his com- mon-law wife, Mrs. Evey Urena Armstrong, last Aug. 13 at the Tex- Scat Cover Co. plant on Wai- nut St. The accused man, who al- most continuously during testimo- ny, showed no emotion as sentence was passed. During an hour on the stand, he said he remembered go- ing into the plant, then blanked wt. "I didn't go In there to kill he said, weeping. kill I loved her too Arm- strong cried, holding a tamdker- chief over his eyes. Karl directory comptkf Set SENTENCE, I-A, CA S ;