Abilene Reporter News, October 8, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 08, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARMER "WITHOUT OR Wn H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"-Byron F.VENÍNG FINAL VOL. L.XXIV, NO. 113 Associated Press ( AP} ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8,1954 —TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c BATTERY BEAUTIES—Linda Mahan, above, was chos- en “Miss Front Page” in a contest sponsored by the Battery, Abilene High School newspaper, to promote subscriptions. Runners-up, below from the left, were Barbara Ross, Janet Walter, Laura McCormick and Natalie Morris. Editor of the Battery is John Hobbs, who announced results of the two-week contest in today's edition of the paper. IN HIGH GEAR Hurricane Hazel Wheeling Toward Texas Gulf Coast City's Bank Deposits Rise to All-Time Peak Total Just Under $70 Million Mark By ED WISHCAMPER Reporter-News Managing Editor When Abilene’s banks closed Thursday they had on deposit $69,985,121—the highest in the city’s history. This was reflected Friday as the banks responded to state and national calls for statements of condition at the close of business Oct. 7. The deposit total is $1.222.293 above the previous all-time Abilene record of $68,762,828 reported on Dec. 31, 1953. It is $2,926,370 higher than the $67,058,751 on deposit on June 30 this year. What is more 'significant, the current deposits represent a growth of $9,948,662 over the comparable period of a year ago, Sept. 30, 1953, when there was $60*036,459 on deposit. These consistent gains were made in the face of the fourth year of damaging-- Water Line Will Be Laid To Motel Siie 3 Airmen Go Back to Webb AFB Stockade Ike to Address Nation Tonight In GOP Appeal DENVER iffL-President Eisenhower, pictured in a fighting mood in a tough battle, makes a “straight from the shoulder” nationwide television-radio appeal to American voters tonight to keep Republicans in the congressional drivers’ seat. The party’s high command, privately concerned about the outcome of the November elections, is hoping the President’s speech will —as Vice President Nixon puts it —provide “a tremendous shot in the arm” toward a GOP victory. The Denver White House is billing the address as “the greatest single effort” of the campaign to keep the Democrats from recapturing control of Congress for the next two years. GOP Gets Tab Toward achievement of that goal, the Republican National Committee is footing the bill for putting Eisenhower’s address on 158 TV channels and 334 radio stations from coast to coast. The speech will be carried live over an augmented CBS-TV network and over the NBC and Mutu al radio networks at 9:30 p.m. EST. Other TV and radio networks will play back recorded versions at various times later in the evening. The White House says the TV live coverage is the most extensive for any political speech in history. Eisenhower and Nixon will speak from the stage of Denver’s 6.000-seat Municipal Auditorium at a big political rally arranged by the Colorado GOP organization.    , ,. . .Murray Snyder, assistant White ed they were illegally feld be- House pr^ss secretary, said that in addition to the general public. Three Air Force enlisted men %'ho were refused a writ of habeas corpus in U. S. District Court here Thursday were returned to the stockade at Webb AFB at Big Spring to await court martiai trials on marijuana charges. The three airmen petitioned Judge T. Whitfield Davidson for the writ of habeas corpus and their freedom, contending they had been illegally confined by military authorities. The men are La-Fayette Cooper, William Roy Stephens and Dennis Richard Estrada. They had been in the stockade since charges were first filed against them last May 10. Evidence showed that the charges were ordered “withdrawn” July 21 and new charges were filed against them Sept. 8. George T. Thomas, Big Spring attorney representing them, argu- By THE .4.S.S(K'IATED I’RK.'^S ) Drizzle, fog and heavy cloudiness Hurricane    Hazel wheeled her    again    was    darkening the    Panmight toward    the    Texas Gulf Coast    handle-Piains country    of Texas. Friday hut her    115-miles-an-hour    But in    South    and East    Texas    most- winds were still more than 1.200My clear skies were reported Fri-miles away.    day. The powerful hurricane in the Lubbock was cloudv and report-Southern Caribtx an w a.s moving toward the west northwest, aimed: .    , at the Yucatan -slof at about IV *‘>5“','';: •'inJ Chi dress. Dalhart reixirted a 60.dcsrcc thccmontcter reading It was the aftermath of such a tropical hurricane tha. brought. “"d «'f-    »Z torrenltal downpours to .Southwest ’ day ot mo.sture for the section Texas and Northern Mexico durin.c , "    j^rhapy    hardest    htt by the summer. One of the greatest. 1 drought. Farmers and ranch- most danue,ng floods m «>»: T,    ^    '^0™! Grande Valley hisio.y iesuUed. I There w a.. no unmed.ate a'-Tm; on the Texas coast as the storm i turned its power in a direction, casts for West Texas and the North that might e\entual!y rake the | and South (entral regions of the Texas-luouisiana coa.«tal areas, hut state for Friday and Saturday, in Mexico—almost from one end East Texas was expected to re-to tlie other-naslv weather pre- main dry and only partly cloudy, vailed. Towns were floodcM. roads:    -No important changes in tem- were closed and air flights can-1 peratures were foreseen. They celled Tampico, an important! ranged from the 90 s in South Tex-Mexican oil p«.rt. wa.s paralyzed as Thursday to 65 degrees at Dal-Thursday night by 72 hours of ¡hart and Childress in the Pansteady rain    \    handle. Water w as five feet deep in some .        m»" sections of Tampit’o and an esti-* mated 50.000 acres of farmland were inundated. Cr«ip lu>ses were' reported heavy, but there was no known loss of life. some 2,150,000 party workers and recruits will be tuned in to the address at about 26..500 “Precinct Workers Day” rallies all around the countrv-. * The President's address will be hb hardest hitting of the campaign and straight from the shoul-dei.” said Snyder. He said it will be patterned after Eisenhower’s Sept 23 Hollywood Bowl speech in Los Angeles, which has drawn enthusiastic praise from Republican leaders. In that talk the President slugged hard for the first time in the campaign, saying a Democratic victory in November would lead to “stagnation” in government and a political “field day” in Washington. After a conference w ith Fisen- ^ hower here yesterday, Nixon an-, nounced the President has agreed | to step up his personal campaign ; to the extent of making at least one more major address than he had planned.    ; That address will be some time | l>etween Oct. 22 and election day. j Nov. 2. at a place—probably in | the Washington area—yet to be chosen The only other Eisenhower j tween these dates. The government took the position that a “withdrawal” is not the same thing as dismissing a charge and that the men were under charges at all time. Thomas gave notice of appeal! from Judge Davidson’s ruling in' Stephens’ case because miiitary authorities continued to hold him in confinement after his period of enlistment expired on June 8. In refusing the writ. Judge Davidson pointed out that anxAher man who was court martialed on a similar charge received a one-year sentence. He added that if Stephens, Cooper and Estrada were foiond guilty of the marijuana charges in a civilian court the minimum term they could receive would be two years. drought. This could only have resulted from important commercial growth of the city, bankers feel. Deposits at all three banks gained over both June 30 and a year ago. Here’s the story: Oct. t. 1»54 lane ». im Sept. ». IMS Citizens $33.656.346 $32.092.036 n'i.m.m F. ft M,    27,726.052 25397.737 First «ate 7,733,004    7.240.663    5,993.334 Totals 69.M5.121 67,058,751 60.036,459 Loans and discounts: Get. 7, 1954 Jaae », 1954 Sept. 39. 1954 Chizens $10.720A«) $11.797.790 $8.944,344 F. ft M. 1342.434    9 345.415    8327,507 First State 3,030.753    3,015,664    2.703337 TcKals 22.593347 24.658359 19.975.M8 French Face Arms Vote "»'uu-xG fruR THE SPIRIT—Aunt Texanna, who was 113 years old on Sept. 15, sits quiet and happy rocking chair, waiting for the spirit to claim her. The aged Trinity. Tex., Negro woman says the spirit came to her recently and told her “the next time 1 come I’m going to take you unto myself.^_______ NEXT WEEK Police to Enforce Right-on* Red Bon The decline In loans and discounts from June to October was attributed in part to government cotton loans in the mid-year totals. There were rosy forecasts for the continued growth of Abilene and its economic base. Major factors cited by bank presidents for the somewhat surprising record set in depc»its include brisk construction activity, industries, growth the colleges and expansion of wholesale distribution. CoDstructioB Cited “Vigorous building activity at PARIS .^Premier Pierre Men- political speech now planned is scheduled for election eve, Nov. I. the air base, commercial construction and residential building, plus’ increased enrollment and enlargement of (Hir local colleges and university have combined with oil apron    at Abilene    Municipal    to-j developmenta    to    stimulate    growth; (Their bid.    *10,376.61,    was; and progress    of    our lo^aJ    econo-    locjh^^ j    ,eet west of the intersection    of    U. S. High- Sun Dries Up Fog; Warm Weekend Due Bright sun.ihine di.sficrsed .M>i-Kne's fog Friday morning and the I’. S Weather Bureau .said partly cloudy and warmer weather was t due during the day and Saturday. * The murky weather Thursday night dropp«Kt vi.sibility to three- j iivtcenths of a mile at 10 pm i A Ira« e of moisture was recortied j al Municipal during tin- 24-hour i period ending at 9:30 Friday morn- j ing.    ; High temperatures Friday and i Saturday were expected to rise to the mid-aos. The high Thursday was 72 degrees A light drizzle was reported Thursday at Merkel and ,11 was recorded at Snyder. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Sunday’s Reporter-News will be BIG—filled with RIG new*s about a BIG subject that has done BIG things for West Central Texas.    ____ It will be the OIL PROGRESS EDITION, packed with information on the petroleum industry of interest to oilmen and laymen alike. There'll be stories, pictures, maps showing how and why this area has become one of the nations major oil producing regions. There’ll be summaries of oil progress during 1954 in every West Central Texas count).    .    ,    . And there'll be features on ifiany of the area s leading oilmen, plus stories about what’s happening everywhere in the oil industry. The Reporter-News can mail copies to your friends and business associates to any address in the I’nited States for 15 cents. Dial 4-7271, or write the Circulation Department to order copies mailed. Or reserve them for 10 cents in Abilene and West Texas. Enforcement of the city’s “no j the    base    was    made    July 31,    1955, right turn on red signals” rule will!rather than July 1, 1955.1 liegin about the middle of next |    2> .Awarded to Norris - Hanley - ^eek.    i    Norris a contract to pave a hangar I-I.IY1C7 .1—.       ,    The    City    Commission    Friday des-France faced a cross fire of morning formally adopted an    th^    three    submitted.)    I    my," said Briggs Todd, First State questions today in the French Na-    establishing    the    regulation.    !    ,3»    gs    visitors    Mary Ann! President, tional .Assembly on London    ^    ^    ,    He added: agreement to rearm West Ger- ,    .    rharles    Craie    and    Kenneth    .\bilene s wholesale trade and the debate    is    immediately    after    it    has    been    studies    pupils    0    c    Brad Lvernment supporters strupht    P",    AUy    ;    ford.    North    Jon,or    H,gh    School. agreement on a resolution satisfying as many deputies as possible. It was considered virtually certain Agreement was reached Friday morning for construction of a water line to serve the future Thun-derbird Motor Hotel on East Highway ?X), City Commission agreed that the city will lay the line from Washington St. south to and across the motel property. It was agreed that the owners will pay the cost of a six - inch main. The city may lay a larger line because of probable future development. If so, it will pay the difference above the six - inch size. Cecil Warren and 0. D. Harrison, owners of Thunderbird Motor Hotel, felt that a six - inch line would be sufficient for their purpose. Their property is outside the city. 1,500 feet from the east city I limit. Warren said. He told a reporier that construction of the motor hotel probably ' will be started this month. B. F. Horn is the general contractor. The project will contain 90 rooms a coffee shop, a swimming pool and possibly quarters for a pri- way 80 with Farm Road 1234. Originally the owners planned to -.«iieMs wnoKsa., iruux ...U    on distribution of national products Y,.    barren    explain- is being felt continually. . .    ,    nuaiiy. 'These , ^    moved    the site positive factors have more than off-    because    the    count- set the losses on agriculture which    need the intersection pro- have been evident this fall. VMth.^^    rifzht-nf.wav for Hiahwav See BANK. Page H-A. Cols. S-7 the Plats Approved the final text would endorse the ,\lex Bickley said    ,    ...    *    *    # Conviction for violating the rule' <4) Approved plats or replats of wH! be a fine not to exceed $50. six subdivions.    ! The ordinance stales that it shall j To finance cost of constructing he illegal for a driver to make a' the sewer line to the air base, the i per as right-of-way i36. pre"s‘The    with    his    vehicle    while    facing    IgoveVnment    will    pay    the    city a continuous red signal light. j 139. This will be a fee for connect-Only exception provided is where ; ing the base to the city sewer sys-the signals bear signs stating that; tern.    .    ; right turns mav be made on red • Several weeks ago the vommi^ after complete ’sto|is.    !    sion ordered right turns on red lights eliminated. Since that lime police have en- for inclusion Of    government    whereby    the city! aged in an educational program.; the Brus>els mutual    sewer    service    infonning drivers of the ruk. |    ,, v    h to Abilene Air Force Base «Only ‘ Strict enforcement is planned be-j    RCksWELL. N    M.    -P    — b^rch change from the ctmtract the gov- ^ ginning the middle of next week,    crews    in boats    and    on    horseback ernment had offered was that the, as soon as the ordinance has been    today    sloughed    through    the mud sew er line to I published three days. State Cotton Estimate At 3,375,000 Boles ; WASHINGTON sP™T!u* A.gricul- j ture Department today e.^liinated' Texa* cotton prwluction at bales-the -amc as a month ago. The Texas figure was part of a nalKinal cslimale of l2.5U,mH) bales of 500 i>ounds gross weiglit. City Hires Water, Sewer Engineers in his ability to negotiate the necessary formal treaties The vole may come late tonight Mendes-France asked for a blunkcl errforseroent of the prin-|    Friday also: ciplos of the I,ond,.n asretj^ls ; j^,,pr„ved the contract «¡th which provide for inclusion of est * tt    - Germany in defen.se alliance, admission of the Bonn government to the North .Atlantic Treaty Organization, and West German rearmament under    ,    .    a«»«    a the control of the Brussels group conipletion date fo^ and N.ATO. The Premier also demanded authority to negotiate the treaties carrying out these agreements at ministerial conferences to be held later this month. After the pacts are drawn up and signed, the .Assembly must vote on them. .MliLTawf    W    VSHINGTON    -fi-Presidcni    Ei-1 ovfrtthclmingly yesterday to the seiihower s plan to send    wh^discteed    pirns London plan by West Germany's power from a private p .>nt    '« .^Tem). «^ *^ of Parliament, the Tennessee Valley Authority public to step up their investigation oi *>ew 7 Believed Dead In Roswell Flood Ike's Plan for TVA Private Plant Heads ior Senate Probe lower house Bundestag. Ifalion Chief Gets Vote of Confidence ROME .fv-Pnmc Minister Mario Sfolba easily won a Seiuite vote of confidence tonight on the llalian-Yugoslav setUemeiit of the Trieste Free Territory problem Tlie vole \va.s 122 to 89 Files Divorce Suit SANTA MONICA. CalU .T* - A new divorce suit is on tile by sing er EUa Tgvgan against her hu.sband, Hollywood producer Fred Finkcl-toíL Engineering and supervision contract for the bulk of the $.5 million bond i.«sue water and sewer projects was given Friday morning to Freese & Nichols. Their fee will be 5 per cent of actual construction cost.s. It was stipulated that part or all of the water distribution system improvements might be given to someone else. A nundM»r of projects weren’t listed at all In the contract. Consequently they will be up for engineering contract letting later. Specifically given to Freese & Nichols, Fort Worth and Abilene eonsultinr, engineers, were <1) Deadman Creek diversion into Lake Fort Phantom Hill. (2) Gates on the Clear Fork dam tat South Side elevated water storage tank. «4» Improvements .it Grimes Filtration Plant (These include filler plant extension, filtered water storage. replacement of 620 feet ot Kirby line and high service pump.) '5' Venturi meters at Lake Fort Phantom Hill station. '6- Outfall .sewer main, lift station and force main. ¡71 Sewage treatment plant Intercepting and collecting sewers planned under the Iwnd issue land estUnateri to cost $327.-6(W weren’t included in the Freese & Nichols contract. Neither were warehouse and shop improvements (estimated at $123.700». Of the $5 million bonds voted for water and sewer projects, another $300.000 will be used to purchase "pay-back” contracts from developers. THE WEATHER •ABU.KNK VNH Vli IMTY Parily t-kntdy jtnd waimei KiuU.'    nmht    ««d S«tunl«,v. Hmh tompemture Knd«y «S dt-fm-K Urn    nUW    65 Uifh Sniurdio ***01^11 IKNTKVl. TKXAS Pailb t'k>ud> this •OinMH'i«. lomyht «i>d Saturday. Warmrr ui nurthurst thi» aftvruiHin. W TKX VS Cloudy thu* aOrrntHMi. to. nishi and Saiurtlay »uh »idoly waitvred Ihundotshowpi» VVarnu*r In r.uthaudlr aad fiouOt rialn* this aftoi TR.MrkKVTl RbS f ri A M 64 64 miwer lines headed today into dual; the project as members oi i Senate inquiries which may run si-: Senate Antimon<H>oly subcommit-multaneously.    ,1«^-    ^ The Atomic Energv Commission; Langer ai^ Ketauv er said they confirmed yesterday it has; w Ul resume their now-recessed m-approveti the form of the Dixon*.quiry Oct »*• Yates contract to put the politi- tematively- sch^uled start of An-controversial plan into op- other review of the proposal next cally eration. Thui* r 69 TO M 71 72 70 6» 67 66 65 6;» «4 «3 I SO • ' VO 3,30 4 .s W 6 30 t W 8 «> II to 10 jO 11 M 12 Mi 64 63 64 6« TO 75 79 00 Sun*(4 loirt nUlw f i" P m. >unn»r 04*«.« 6 s: urn. .Sui»*p<    PO' Maximum    h»r    Î4 «w»ur end- in« at 6:30 a m 73 Minimum 4empernture h-r *4 imura e«d-tn« at *:» am 63.    ^ a*nHneter read«« al (1^ R "»* KelatWa humldity at II:» am. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES DILINQUINT Cntv tm#*s un- pad 'Oil    unst'ved Page \ d FOOTBALL tog'e^ open 1-AAAA ptov »'»h P>QV with Borger hi?ii tonight Poge 10 A, your AMINOMINTS So1o»i#s of $25 0 day osked for Texas legiyiotoii Pope 6-A. ATOM AGI New Germon ormy be nq designed for A-wor. Poge 2-A. Wednesday by the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. Langer and Kefauver said the AEC had not shown “proper respect” for their inquiry’ Sen Hickenlooper R-lowa*, who will preside at the atomic committee's hearings, is due back today from a trip to South America. He may confirm or change the tentative hearing date. Eisenhower’s proposal has been buffeted in public vs. private pow-! er debates in and out of Congress for months. He directed AEC to negotiate a contract with two privately owned power companies headed by Edgar H. Dixon and E. A. Yates. and debris of the most devastating flood in years in the rich irrigated Pecos Valley, seeking traces of nine missing persons The savage waters, pouring off the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains, also left four known dead. It hit. to some degree, half a dOTen communities and an unldd number of farms and ranches. One of the missing is Frank Tiiomas. geiwrai manager <rf the Mexico Transportali^i Co, the which operates in New Mexico and g|£XfCO West Texas. One of the dead is James McCutcheon. nephew of the owner of the firm. They were swept away yesterday as they attempted to aid overdue busses. The other known dead are Willie Salo, 68, and Manuei Hernandex, 85. and Ben Tolliver, t-year-old bov from Salina, Texas. 0 200 B StATUtl «ASI* F1.00D AREA—Map locates the New Mexico cities of Roswell, Artesia and Hagerman. where flash floods occurred. Still missing are Mrs. Minnie; Hons. Juarez and her three children, ll-j Prolonged heavy rains sent the year-old Eva. 5-year-old Tony and, watei-s tumbling into the Pecos *3 year-old Helen, all in the same Valley, bringing swollen rivers, house with Salo and Hernandez; | creeks and arroyos bubbling into and three Mexican national farm parts of Rosw ell, Carlsbad. Dexter, workers. Except for McCutcheon' Hagerman, Artesia and Lake Ar-and Thomas all the dei^ and miss-; thur. ing were in the Hagerman area south of here. More than 150 men have Joined the Hagerman search, launched as waters continued to fecede over the SO-mile stretch of the vaUey and th# flood appeared over. The damage cannot yet be estimated, but it will run in the mil- By nightfall last night, the flood threat had ea.sed considerably and the streams of muddy water began to subside. But fresh rains in the mountainous area to the west of here were reported late last night and officials continued a close watch. ;