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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR, MILD EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 117 Associated "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS '.T ------ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER PAGES IN TWO SECTION! PRICE DAJI Convicts Free Guard, Reveal Peace Terms ALL CLEAR NOW ARTILLERY ON QUEMOY Chinese Nationalist Army personnel manning a heavy artillery piece prepare to fire from vantage point on Quemoy Island to the Red China mainland where installations shelling the island are located. _____________ Woman, 69, Badly Injured in Wreck Mrs. W. H. Marshall. 26, of I Route 3. Abilene, and her mother- in-law, Mrs. W. P. Marshall, 69. of Van, Tex., were injured in a two-car collision at a.m. Tues- day. The accident happened at Dan- ville Dr. and Hartford St. The younger woman suffered a monor injury of the right arm. Condition of the older woman was described as critical. She has a chest injury and was in shock Tuesday morning. Both were taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital in an Elliott ambulance. Texas Highway Patrolman Don- ald Joy stated that the younger Mrs. Marshall was driving north on Danville Dr. The other aiito was driven by Winfred G. Carpenter 40, of 1349 Poplar St., traveling west on Hart- ford. The vehicles met at the in- tersection. There was extensive damage to both cars. Joy said. Jack Shields, .mother highway patrolman, worked on the inves- tigation with Patrolman Joy. City Policeman E. L. O'Dell also as- sisted. In the car with the two women were four children of the younger Mrs. Marshall: Judy Ann. 5; Bob 3: Mike, 2, and Patricia Sue, 11 months. Thurston H.-Carter, 1410 Park Ave.. was in the car with Car penter. Neither of the occupants of that vehicle was hurt. French Approve German Rearming PARIS French National Assembly- today gave Premier Pierre Mendes-France a resound- ing vote of confidence, endorsing the London accords for West Ger- man rearmament. Unofficial reports gave the Pre- mier 365 voles. An absolute ma- jority is 314. Members of the Premier's own Radical-Socialist (moderate) parts- various center and right of center Croups, followers of Gen. Charles cic Gaulle and most of the French Socialists made up the majority backing Mcndes-France. The Socialjst party's National ex- ecutive Council made approval al- most a certainty late last night when members voted to authorize liament to support Mendes-France There was no opposition and onl, four abstentions. The Socialist votes, added t those of the Premier's own Radica Socialist (moderate) party and of! er center factions, are expected t push Mendes-France's total we above the 314 required for a rria jority in the 627-seat Assembly. Virtually all Socialist depuft are expected to obey theif coui cil's order, although nearly half i them disregarded a similar dicta by opposing the defunct European Defense Community Treaty. Ti executive's resolution said Mende France had promised to seek S cialist-desired safeguards agains a rebirth of German militarism. Winds, Hail Pelt Hawley, Gorman :ines Being Paid County More than in fines am ourt costs had been paid three avs after disclosure by the Re- porter-News that many County :ourt fines and jail terms were either not being served or not be- ing completed. Two other defendants who had ot paid fines for bootleggin were in jail. Ten persons paid fines and court i osts totaling Friday, Sat- rday and Monday following pub- ication of a list of 31 peisons who fficially still owed the county more than in fines and over 1 months of jail time. A number of the defendants had jeen ordered released by County Judge Reed Ingalsbe for various reasons of compassion, hardship, cooperation with iaw-enforcement officials, or for the "good of the county." Most of these are not now being sought to complete jail sentences or to serve fines, al- though officially they still owe them.'They cannot legally be ex- cused by the judge after his term of court ends. Only the Board of Pardons and Paroles can change the sentence at that time, and it has not been asked to act m any of the cases involved. Fair weather Tuesday morning followed pelting rains and hail- storms in the Abilene area which centered on Hawley to the north and Gorman to the southeast. Clear skies and mild tempera- lures through Wednesday were forecast by the U. S. Weather Bu- reau. Thunderclouds boiled over the area Monday afternoon and night. The rain squalls had moved into northeast of the state Tuesday. A hard .22 inch rain fell in Abilene in about a half-hour's time late Monday afternoon. Winds reached 56 miles an hour during the storm. Hubbard Dam Report to Be Given Friday WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES BONDS combins successful bidder on county bonds. Page 2-A. CRIEK DAM opening set for Deodmon Creek diversion dam and channel. Page 1-B. FLOOD CLEANUP speeds clean-up after worst rain- storm. Page 3-A, MECHANICAL PARASITE Whatever Hal Boyle is missing, it isn't the scenery. Page 7-B. Related story on Page 1-B Progress on surveys for a pos- sible multi-city water reservoir on Hubbard Creek will be reported here Friday. S. W. Freese, consulting engi- neer, will make his report to the Abilene Chamber oi Commerce Water "Development Hurricane Lashes at Haiti, Heads for U. S. Cuba Base MUMI Fla. tf-Hurricanella-l zel carried its 115-mile winds into waters just south of Passage today and spun northward toward the populous eastern end of Cuba, site of the U. S. Naxal Base at Guantanamo Bay. But the tropical storm was vir- tually blocked by a high pressure ,vstem to the north and Us move- ment was very slow. Its forward pace did not exceed eight. an hour. Hurricane warnings new over eastern Cuba and Haiti, and the personnel to evacuate the Guant- anamo Base, which sets on the inderside of the eastern tip of Juba. This is the largest U. S. Navy Base in the Caribbean. Port Au Prince, capital of Haiti, escaped with 25 m. p. h. winds as the hurricane "eye" crossed the western end of the peninsula jut- ting out toward Cuba and Jamaica. That point is about 125 miles from the capital. of 115 m. p. h. covere- only a small area near the center the hurricane but gales reached outward 125 miles in all directions from the eye. Hazel now is 675 miles southeast of Miami. The Weather Bureau said there is only a slim chance it will curve toward the mainland but the possibility has not been ruled out. Cuba tn Path After Cuba, the next land areas in the path of the hurricane, if it continues its present course, will be the southeastern Bahama Is- lands. The meeting is set for Friday at the C-C offices. Abilene and five other West Tex- as cities have received from the State Board of Water Engineers a permit to study feasibility of the" Hubbard Creek project Permit Extended They recently got from the state panel an 18-month extension of the permiC the new period to expire April 27, 1956. Other cities involved are BrecK enridge, Albany, Anson, Merkel and Trent. If it materializes, the giant re- servoir will provide water suppl> for all the member cities. It wil be located in west central Ste- phens County. Preliminary surveys have at ready been made by Freese Nich ols, "who are continuins the stu dies. Dr. J. C. Duff, mayor of Anson expressed a lukewarm attitud toward the Hubbard Creek pro ject Monday. Testifying in Austin before th State B'oard of Water Engineer against Abilene's request for Deal man Creek water, he also too some digs at the Hubbard reser- voir. Nugent Dam Favored Duff declared the Hubbard Hailstones one inch in diameter fell at Municipal Airport. Rains ranging from a half to three inches feil in and near Throckmorton. Hawley caught 1.20 soaker. The roof was blown from a ma chine shed on the Elmer Hollanc Ranch two and a half miles wes Hawley. Damage of 5500 reported to a tractor and too sheds on the ranch. Hail caused considerable dam age to cotton in the Hawley area About .35 of an inch of rain fel at Gorman and hailstones two anc a half inches across and weighing three ounces were reported. Many houses were from "hail and high winds. and doors were torn off Golden Oak Feed Store, a frame structur on the town's main street. Fence levelled Three hundred feet of fence wa orn down at a farm near the edge j f town. At least two trees were proofed. Limbs were torn off lany others. Power lines were down in the Gorman vicinity, but all had been epaired by Tussday morning. Job and Son Pecan Orchard near Gorman reported a sizeable loss rom well loaded limbs torn off rees. However, a great deal of he crop can salvaged because he pecans were near maturity. A report that a church steeple was split m half by a lightning bolCiras unfounded.; Elsewhere in the state, a freak- sh mixture of wind currents caused snow in 87-degree tempera- ure Monday at Wichita Falls. Th2 snow, of course, melted as quickly as it touched the warm ground. Despite numerous storm warn- ings, there was no major damage. A tornado warning had been issued tfonday night for a 100-miIe-wide area stretching from Fort Worth ;o the Oklahoma and Arkansas jorders. l WHERE IT RAINED CHECK FROM THE Airlines hostess Gwen Harvey presents Dr. Sterling L. Price-with a check for the Abilene Community Chest. Pioneer donates to each of the 21 cities on its flight, and this year doubled its contribution to Abilene. Dr. MceUmversity Baptist Church pastor, is chairman of the drive. (Staff Photo by DoffTfutcheson) WITHOUT FANFARE Chest Office Moves, Drive in Full Swing CiiMVl 11 southeastern Bahamas were under a hurricane alert. Florida Clear "As of now we believe Florida is out of Us future path, but we can't be certain." said Leonard Pardue. meteorologist in the Mi ami Weather Bureau. "When a, storm is blocked it can go in al- most any direction." It was feared that torrential rain rushing down from the high hills may have caused flood trouble in cities and villages ot the peninsula, but there was no definite word. In addition to the U. S. Navys Base at Guantanamo Bay, eastern Cuba is the site of many villages and the island's second largest city, Santiago de Cuba, with 165, 000 population. Winds were approaching gale force over eastern Cuba at t m. EST the Miami Wcnthcr Bu- reau predicted that in a few hours that region would get a full hurri- cnne blow with gusts up to 115 miles an hour. Cuba's high mountains were peeled to give partial protection to the area which includes sucl important towns ai and Jtantlago Cuba. vKw The Navy ordered all !U civilian Creek water would have to be lift- ed some 500 feet and then be piped 50 or 60 miles to make it available to Abilene or Anson. He state his personal preference for the proposed Nugent Dam on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, which has been suggested by the Authority. The Anson mayor thought water from the Nugent Dam would be more economical Abilene city officials favor the Hubbard Creek reservoir over the Nugent project. They contend that the Hubbard water is much better (not lne water al the Nugent dam would be. Thej also oppose the Nugent dam be- cause it would necessitate aban doning Abilene's Clar Fork pump- ing station. U. S. government agencies are assisting in studies of the Hub bard Creek project. The U. S Geological Survey is to map th area. The Air Force will photo graph the greater part of the area A water district, of which th six cities will be members, i planned. McCall, Parkhurst I Crowe. Dallas, attorneys, arc pre paring a bill to be presented t the Legislature in January, crea ing the district ABILENE Municipal Airport.............22 Total for Year 12.92 Normal for Year 18.691 909 2225 Edgemont -30 1026 Cedar....................10 j 1829 South Eighth -21 1426 North 19th..............W 426 Poplar................... -20 2026 Grape -25 2233 Walnut -25 ANSON to. CISCO..........................30 ASTLAND ....................55 LECTRA ORMAN ......................33 WLEY.....................1-20 TAMFORD to. 1.30 West of Town ..............3.00 South of Town................50 STATE RAINS 1AUMONT ..................0' OMANCHE -25 ALLAS OUT WORTH AREA.....tr.-3.00 ALVESTON to. OUSTON .....................5s OCONA TEPHENVILLE .............50 YLER fr 1CHITA FALLS..............tr The 1954 Community Chest drive began in full swing Tuesday with- out fanfare. Drive chairman picked up ma- terial and kits at the Chest office, beginning the goal of SUO.OOO to support eight agencies. The Chest office has been moved u the corner of IVorth Third and Sts. on the federal lawn. Formerly it was located on the __ HURRICANE ON THE arrow traces path Caribbean Sea to its Monday as indicated by the symbol. The massive hurricane was expected to buffet eastern Cuba The Mi- ami Weather'Bureau said it appeared the center of storm-would move through the Windward Passage, tin body of water botwMn Haiti and Cuba. Gabor, Rubiroso Arrivt in Paris NEW YORK W-Zsa Zsa Gnbo and Porfirlo Rublrosa arrived hen by the air trom Paris early 'The actress, who made a mov in Gwrnany, said she would spen a few days here with her moth leaving for the West Cos. and another film assignment. Rublrosa, a diplomat, saw would fly to his In the D mlntcra BqpubUc two. Related story OB ?sge 1-B Voting )pens Wednesday In Texas Election By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Absentee voting for the general election of Nov. 2 begins Wednes- day, and there is no indication of a big turnout. Only four state offices are con- tested. These have Democrat. Re- publican and Constitution Party candidates. Also on the ballot will be 11 pro- posed amendments to the State Constitution. They include jurv service for women and construc- tion of a proposed new state office building from excess Confederate pension funds. corner of North Third and Sts. A black board has been poste outside the building for the ar and crafts division. Money solid ed from that teachers, mechanics, salesmei reporters, and be pos ed daily on the board. Solicitation envelopes were giv o the 10 division chairmen Mo day night at the Employe Grou meeting. Those envelopes will b lassed on by committee o emploj-es of Abilene firms. The eight agencies supported the fund are the YWCA, YMC Boy Scouts, Girl-Scouts, Mental Health. Free Milk Fund, Salva- ion Army, and USD. Disarming Plan Worth Discussion UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (Jl The United States said today the latest Soviet proposals on disarma- ment appear to open an avenue for further discussion and "we definitely -do not reiect them." The U.S. position was stated by Arab. James J. Wadsworth in the General Assembly's 60-naHon po- litical committee- Prisoners Ask Probe By Mayor SIOUX FALLS. S. D. (31-Three ndred rioting prisoners at the uth Dakota State Penitentiary reed today to return to their lls and release three guards held hostages if Mayor Fay Wheel- n of Sioux Falls would head an impartial investigating committee. Mayor Wheeldon said he would ecept the responsibility "if they ill let me do it." He went into an immediate con- erence with Warden G. Norton ameson, saying he would give the risoners his answer after talking nth the warden. As an evidence of their good aith, the inmates released one of le three guards, Melvin De Young. !'We are turning this guard loose jo you can see he is all right and' re can tell you the others are all said Floyd Lindbergh, a ife term prisoner who acted as lokesman for the prisoners." He said the other two guards, eorge Reid and E. F. T.ambert- on, would be held until Mayor Wheeldon makes his reply.. The prisoners, in conference with the warden and the Hev. ilaurice Wessman, presented a ong list of suggestions, but made nly one an impartial nvestigation of prison conditions. The riot exploded shortly before 6 p.m. last night in the dining room just as the prisoners were inishing their evening meal. Tear gas was used to drive the prisoners from the dining room to the-can block, where sway during the night About a m. the prisoners asked for a conference men. While they waited fcr the meet- ing to get under way, about 25 prisoners appeared 'at the gate of he cell block and brandished a :ear gas gun they said was loaded. "Do you want one shout- ed. "It's loaded. We just want to get out of here." Earlier two prisoners had waved a black jack and a razor out a window. The prisoners surrendered the tear gas gun and two tear gas capsules to a guard. just before- the meeting, rioters brought DeYoung to the gate. "I feel DeYoung said as he was released. The prisoners first asked news- men to name an investigating com: mittee, and readily accepted a sug- gestion Mayor Wheeldon head it. Lindbergh said the men "were eager" to get the riot settled "be- cause they want to get some chow." Ordered to Shoot Shortly before the meeting, guards said it appeared the prison- ers were trying to break through the roof of" the old wing of the prison and the warden issued or- ders to guards outside to shoot if anvone broke out. Prisoners complained about food, inadequate toilet facilities, lack of recreation, and insufficient dental and medical care. Republican of- icials blamed the riot on accusa- ibns about prison conditions during jie current political campaign. Early in the riot, the angered in- mates "sent out word that the three guards would not be harmed. They said the hostages would be held "until we get what we want_____ LOT OBTAINED B-Day to Come October 21 On Sponn Family's Home B-Day is October 21 on the Spann family home. That's the date the Abilene Home Builders Association has set for construction. The contractors are working out their time table to build the home in one day for Mrs. Christine Spann, widow of Po- liceman Jimmy Spann. and thtir children. Verda Ruth and Jimmy, Jr. It will be located at Westmoreland St. Art Eder, of A- J- ReilUy Co., has been assigned the task of laying the foundation. He hopes to get that done late thli weds so It wilt of time to cure before B-Day. Ttw tot WM cbUlMd Kenneth Musgrave. Both Mus- grave and Eder arc members of the home builders associa- tion. Checks have been issued from the Jimmy Spann Ap- preciation Fund, which the public gave, for for the lot; for surveying expense, and to record the deed in the county clerk's office. Neur New- AHS The lot, which Is on a pav-. ed street near the new high school, was made available at the actual cost to Musgrave, with no profit taken. West Texas Abstract and Ti- tle Co., through Bill Ackten, ii giving Uw iaturanci policy to Mrs. Spann. The firm is a member of the builders association. The home builders are giv- ing their services free, and there will be no labor costs. The Reporter-News is dealing with various suppliers for ma- terials, and costs for these will be paid from the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund, and by Mrs. Spann herself. Policeman Spann was slain June 17 in a gun battle at Merkel with WilUrd F. Gaith- er. Gaither receatiyx was con- victed of murder in a trial in 104th District Court at An- son, wat jiveo a tt-ytar tarn. THE WEATHER ABILENE AxrTvicrsrrv Fur M TuMdW afwrnoon. i WBtawdw- Hlsh tan bSh dws Atfrto. Low OTRTS C50-TRAL TOIAS: PMW cloudy this artemoon. wrfrfy scattered tanowen soue fjlr and m IKUe coote tonlsht and wEST TEXAS: GKMraUy and tos HtUt cookr tail aflernoon tatjp- 1Uo.Eit.le S- footer Md ta trfrwne THM. A. M. 71 77 M 75 71 71   

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