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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLEAR, WARM EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 118 Pm, (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCT. 13, 1954-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Dog Remark Brings Wilson New B ting NEWSPAPER REPORTS Dixon-Yates Power Pact Guarantees Earnings o THEY LODGED HERE This motor lodge sign brought this truck and auto to a stop after they skidded 168 feet on South First St. Tuesday. Investigating officers said the truck, driving on the left side of the highway, plowed into the car which was stopped to make a left turn from South First St. onto liCgett Dr. Damage to the sign was estimated at (Staff Photo by Don Hatcheson) Trucker Faces Crash Charge William Clifford Few, 35, Fort Worth truck driver who was in- volved in an accident in the west edge of Abilene Tuesday, has been charged in county court with ag- gravated assault with a motor ve- hicle. The truck Few was driving struck a car which investigating officers said had stopped to make a left turn from South First St. Mrs. Patsy Hammonds Stacy, 18, of 1229 Anson Ave., driver of the car was hospitalized for bruises. She was still in Hendrick Memor- ial Hospital Wednesday morning. City Policeman L. B. McMas- ters said measurement of skid marks iirith a steel tape showed that Few's truck pushed Mrs. Sta- cy's feet and that the truck on the wrong side of'the'road. He said that a motor lodge sign stopped the ve- hicles. McMasters said Mrs. Stacy's car was a total loss and that Few's truck was damaged extensively. The officer stated that witnesses of the accident said Mrs. Stacy's car was stopped when the acci- dent occurred. County Attorney Lee Sutton who filed the charges against Few eaid the man refused to take a blood test to show alcoholic content. Few is employed by Merrill Mo- tor Lines. Other officers investigating the accident were John Bostick and Clarence Biddy. Woman, 70, Dies Of Crash Injuries Mrs. W. P. Marshall, 70, of Van, ied in Hendrick Memorial this morning from injuries received in an accident at Danville Dr. and lartford St. Tuesday morning. Her daughter in law, Mrs. W. H. Marshall, Rt. 3, who was iriving me car in which Mrs. Mar- hall riding, is "doing fairly the hospital reported. She uffered a minor injury of the right arm. f" ._..- According to1 Highway; Pi- trol, the Marshall'car was" going north on Danville Dr., and collid- ed at the intersection of Hartford St. -wiUTR'ear driven by Winfred G. Carpenter, 40, of 1349 Poplar. Elmwood Wesl Area Among 4 Tracts to Be Annexed Friday Ike Foreign Policy Same as Truman's, Says Sam Raybum HOUSTON Sam Ray- burn said here today that the Ei- senhower administration is stick- ing to the Truman-Acheson foreign policy. Here to address the Nations' Association of Retail Druggists the minority leader in the House forecast a Democratic victory at the polls next month. He said the Democrats will gain control of the House by "20 to 40 seats." Regarding the administration's foreign policy, the Bonham eon gressman said he couldn't see tha Secretary of State Dulles has changed any of the fundamentals of the Truman-Acheson foreign policy. The latter car was traveling west on Hartford. James Dawley of the City En- gineering department said that the intersection of Danville Dr. and Hartford St. is outside the city limits. Mrs. Marshall was bora August 31, 1884, at Tom Bean, Tex. Survivors include her husband, of Van; one daughter, Mrs. W. M. Smith, Jr., Jackson, Miss.; and three sons, W. H. Marshall of Abi- lene, Rt. 3; T. P. Marshall of Joia- nerville; and R. W. Marshall of Farmington, N. M. Funeral arrangements are pend- ing at Elliott Funeral Home. ST. LOUIS O> The Post- Dis- patch reports provisions of the ong-secret Dixon-Yates contract give the private power combine 'a virtually, riskfree guarantee of earning 9 per %cent on invested capital of s'A mQlion dollars." The newspaper, in a copyrighted dispatch from Washington by Rich- ard Dudman yesterday, said it had obtained access to a copy of the controversial contract. "Examination of the new draft gives support to charges of its opponents that it provides a vir- ;ually risk-free proposition for the Dixon-Yates the Post-Dis- patch said. The newspaper said examination of an Oct 1 draft of the proposed contract, described as the ninth draft hi thre months of negotia- tions, disclosed these main pro- visions: 1. The Dixon-Yates group may figure federal income taxes into its "basic capacity charge" ts the Hot, Dry Weather Blanketing Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Calm but hot, dry weather pre- vailed over Texas Wednesday as the spring-like October continued. Temperatures rose quickly from a range that found Dalhart with 50 degrees and Galveston with an BO-degree reading shortly before dawn.' No rain was reported Wednesday-and odj of an inch at Beaumont and .12 Waco was reported Tuesday. Atomic Energy Commission, in- cluding any future increase hi in- come taxes. 2. Without consent of the AEC, the Dixon-Yates group may pledge or transfer the contract at any time to pay debts connected with construction of a steam-electric power generating plant at West Memphis, Ark. 3. The private utilities group is freed of responsibility if it ever fails to deliver electrcity because of "cause beyond control of the company" the AEC must keep up its payments Jo the pri- vate group as if service had been continuous. The Senate-House Committee on Atomic Energy was told last week by the AEC that the AEC has ap- proved the form of a proposed con- tract under which the Dixon-Yates private combine would turn elec- tric power into the public power lines of the Tennessee Valley Au- thority. The joint committee has post- poned until after the Nov. 2 gen- eral election, its hearings on the politically hot issue of the con- tract.. The newspaper said copies of the revised contract were mailed to members of the joint committee Monday. Rep. W. Sterling Cote, the com-; mittee chairman, said at his home in Bath, N.Y., last night that he had not seen the revised contract. He said he would not prejudge it, adding that "any advance criti- cism of the contract must neces- sarily be politically inspired. I am confident, however, that it will be a good contract In the best inter- ests of the public welfare." The Post-Dispatch also said it learned the contract has been approved by the Federal Power Commission, the General Account- ing Office and, except for minor details, by the TVA. The Mississippi Valley Gener- ating Co. was formed by the Dix- on-Yates group to build and oper- ate the West Memphis generating plant to supply kilowatts of power to TVA in exchange for the same amount TVA now sup- plies to the AEC for use at Pa- ducah, Ky. ON WATER PANEL-State Rep. David Bailiff, above, of Stam- ford, was named today to the Texas Water Resources commit- tee, a panel of legislators and lay- men which is studying the state's water problems, seeking to draft legislation- which will aid the situation. Ratliff was appointed by retiring House Speaker Reuben Senterfitt to fill a vacancy on the committee. Sen. Horsey Hardeman of San Angelo is chairman of the committee. Fuial action on annexation of four tracts to the city will be taken Friday morning by the City Com- mission. Public hearing and the last vote will be held on the merger ordi- nance. One of the areas is southwest of the present city limits and is part of Elmwood West. Residents there- in recently discovered they weren't in the city and couldn't send their children free to Abilene schools. They asked to be annexed. Another territory being merged contains the site at North Sixth St. and Mockingbird Lane where Westwood Development Co. has been trying unsuccessfully to erect a service station. The city has re- ceived an injunction from 42nd District Court to stop the construc- tion. 35 it wishes to retain the area as residential. The injunction is against West wood Development Co. and its president, Arthe! Henson. Opu Bids on Dam At Friday's regular 9 a.m. week- ly meeting the commission will also open bids for construction o! the diversion dam and channel to flow Deadman Creek water into Lake Fort Phantom Hill. The school problem area in eluded in the annexation ordinance extends from the north line of Don Juan St. to the alley north of Po- tomac Ave.. and from the wes' of Pioneer Dr. to the alley est of Bowie Dr. Tract up for annexation and con- ining the Westwood Development j. service station site is from ate St. to North Sixth Stl and om North Mockingbird Lane est to the alley west of Westview Two other areas in the merger dinance are: (1) From the alley east of Fan- in St. to North Mockingbird Lane md from Ambler Ave. to North th St. (2) From Hartford St. to U. S. ighway 277 and from Pioneer Dr. the alley west of Pioneer Dr. The commission voted the annex- lion ordinance on its first reading :pL 10. FIRST SWING Businessmen Roll On Tour Thursday Approximately 25 Abilene nessmen will board a chartered Greyhound bus at a.m. Thurs- day for the first of this fall's Abilene Busincssmcns' Tours. During the day they will make slops at Cross Plains. Rising Star, Comanche, Browmvood. Santa Anna, Colcman nnd Lawn. The visits to neighboring-cities planned to p-vmole Abilene as a wholesale and jobbing center of West Texas. The tours sponsored by Abilene Chamber of Commerce wholesale and jobbing committee, hendod by Ivan Flynn. Jim Jen- nings to chairman of the wb-commlUfe. AbuWJ delegation of men will Browrorood for noon luncheon with the Brown- vood Kiwanis Club. Ptay Julius Hcgj-i, director of the Ab cne Symphony Ordhestra, will en .ertain at the luncheon with vio in selections. He will be accom panied by Clarence Brady. Murry student. Mrs. Hegyi, who usually plaj the, accompaniment for her band, will be away from Abitone Bright-colored yardstick! metal rulers bearing the greettag "Howdy-We want to know and your city win be die- trlbttted by the Sou- venir canei will also be liven on Five more towi are planned fall, porUon the eltiei ki the to am. Texas Workers Negotiate Again GALVESTON nego- ation session was scheduled here oday between AFL Boilermakers nd the South Centra! Employers ssn. A session was held yesterday but .here were no reports of progress Federal Mediator J. W. Hubbard who called the session, said the rincipal issue was a union demani or a 7ti cents contribution by em lovers to the union welfare fund About members of the un on have been on strike in fiv Southwest states since Sept. 25. Merkel Calf Ihampion at Texas Fair DALLAS of Short- rn and Santa Gertrudis cattle ithered at the State Fair of Texas xiay for judging of the best en- les in their breeds. Also to be judged today were lambouillet sheep and Poland hina and Chester White Swine. The champion banner of the ereford show went yesterday to bull owned by Roy Turner of ulphur, Okla., former governor Oklahoma. His entry was a enior yearling, TR Royal Zato 27. Champion Hereford female was S Duchess Mixer 54, a senior eifer calf shown by' Roy R. Lar- ent and Sons of Merkel, Tex.N The reserve champion bull was hown by Barret Hereford Ranch Comanche and the reserve lampion female was exhibited by K. Dobbs, Fort Worth. Inka Carnation Maudlene, a 6- ear-old cow owned by Joe C. Car- THE WEATHER C S DEMimiEXT OP COMMKME WEATHEK milREAO ABILENE AND VICINITY -Onrm rm WrfntsdW TtaraJiT- TEXAS-. Ctor wm this lUflnonn. Thuijiiw. vfulualte tonltM und.ta PMitandh TMiradw. Widely utrtiiw nwtt portion. SOUTH CE.VTRAL TKXVS: F.rt T.I u a M H a M M M First Air Base Worker Killed ington of Austin, won _ hampion honors in the Holstein how. The Neale Farms of Waco show- ed the grand champion Holstein ull. Texas Superb Montvic Presi- ent. In the Hampshire sheep show 11 first places went to Mrs. Am- mie E. Wilson of Piano, Tex. Caller Says He s Man Believed n Burned Auto FORT WORTH W-A man say- ng he was David Fred Hagler Jr., Fort Worth man believed slain in an automobile in Oklahoma, tele- phoned police here today from Waco. He called Police Chief Cato Hightower. Hightower said, "Hagler livsd across the street from me for three years. That was his voice. He is alive." The body of a man found in a burned station wagon near Davis, Okla. last Sunday had been identi- fied tentatively Hagler's, S6- ycar-old asphalt company execu- tive Hightower hoped Hagler could answer the oil question: Whose body WM In the station wajocT Agent Steele Wcstbrook o! tlw Oklahoma State Crime Bureau said that both Hauler's mother and Ms dentist told them, after tookinf at a of teeth from Iwdy. that thty wtreat thon of REP. TRUETT LATIMER picked by Latimer Named To Education Commission State Representative Truett Lat- imer received word Wednesday morning of his appointment to the Texas Commission on Higher Ed- ucation. He was notified by telephone from the office of Texas House Speaker Reuben Senterfitt who made the appointment The commission was created at the last session of the Legislature and will continue until July Its purpose is to study the state's present arrangement and future needs for higher education with a view to recommending to the legis- lature essential steps for achiev- ing a coordinated system of high- er education. It is composed of five members of the House, five members of the Senate, the chairmen of the gov erning boards of state institutions for higher education, 10 outstand ing citizens appointed by the gov- ernor, the commission of educa Uon and one member of the state board of education appointed b The first fatal accident during construction of the Abilene Air Force Base occurred Wednesday i morning. _ ErvinTMmond (Buddy) Steele, 35, of 717 Locust St., died about 10 aJn. in Hendrick Memorial Hos- pital from injuries received a short time earlier in the moraing while working at the base. A water trailer ran over him about 9 ajn. The fatally injured man was an employe of Texas Bitulithic Co., contractor for the paving work in the air base construction. The trailer was attached to a paving machine, and was being pulled over the job. As it moved forward, one of Steele's feet was caught under a wheel of the trail- er, and the wheel ran over him, a company spokesman said. The attending physician said the trailer wheel passed over Mr. body the long way, crush- ing him. Internal hemorrhages re- sulted, causing death, the doctor said. Funeral arrangements-, which ere incomplete at noon Wednes- ay, will be announced by Kiker- Warren Funeral Home, Mr. Steele was born at Ardmore, kla.. May 28, 1919. He moved o Abilene" in 1925. His marriage n 1946 was to Beulah Mae Wrighl f Abilene, just after he returnee rom overseas duty during World 'ar n. Sored Under He served under Gen. Patton in armored division in Europe Sen. Sadler Stricken With Heart Attack the governor. Latimer was appointed to ceed Rep: H. A. (Salty) Hull o Fort Worth who died early thi; year. WHATS NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES KIW machines crowding men from pretiels. Pose FIOIRAL school aid sanctioned to meet air in- flux. 1-B. IXNKS IUW.INC Deposits climb In 47 of 50 West bonks. Poat 3-B, McUMOtfS UMINT Joe Marilyn biut-vip pointi out thot ton club market It >haky. Page 4-A. During his three years overseas e received the Purple Heart He was a member of the local post f Veterans of Foreign Wars. Asked Not To Speak al GOP Dinner Belated Starr, ff. Cot BULLETIN DETROIT HI Secretary rf Defeue Chutes E. Wfeoi oat today that "is far as I km" are u for kirn to a Survivors include his-wife; two sans, David Ednwod, I, and John- ny Vtjae, H-r daughters, Dorothy, Aon. twin BasM B4- mond; Patricia 4, and Janice, 1; his mother, Jbl. Adi Steele of Abilene; one brother, John Arthur Steele of Abilene; and four sisters, Mrs: Batheh Barnes of Fort Worth and Mrs; Ethel Lackey, Mrs. Emma Edwards and Mrs. Velma Mershon. all of Abi- ene. Mr. Steele's wife is expecting the birth .of another child, momen- ariiy, a member of the family said. By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Secretary of Defense Wilson's remark, about "kennel dogs" prompted a .suggestion from Re- publican GOT. William G. Station of niihois today that the Cabinet member stay away from a fund raising dinner of his own party, Stratton said Wilson's in a discussion of unemployment, shows Wilson's views on' the ject are so far from those of Pres- ident Eisenhower's that he doesnt qualify to speak for the adminis- tration. Both the governor and the secretary were listed to address the 100-a-plate affair in Chicago tonight Wilson, in Detroit, toW newsmen he was surprised at Stratton'i statement He said he was sup- posed to leave for Illinois this af- ternoon and would follow that plan unless there were other develop- ments. The latest intraparty develop- bust Absentee Balloting Opens for Not. 2; 3 Votes Are Cast Absentee voting in the Nov. 2 general election opened Wednes- day. Three absentee votes had been cast at noon Wednesday in the office of Mrs. Chester Hutcheson, county clerk. BuUno requests-had been received fro ballots to be mailed to voters.! Voters who.will-be away from the .city on elecpon day or. who cannot go to the polls because of illness or other physical, disability may cast-.their votes in the county clerk's office or by mail: Absentee ballots will be mailed to :tnose re- questing them. The request should be accompanied by the voter's poll tax receipt OcL 29 siD. be the last day for absentee voting. ibrase makers Tiave" begun to call be dof days ol political cam- laign Labor leaders and Demo- crate taken at the Wilson comments said some Republican candidates had .disas- sociated themselves from his words. Stratton's statement, from Springfield, DL, shared political in- erest with early returns from yes- erday's general election voting in Alaska, indicating renewed Demo- cratic strength. TbeJ'dogs" affair started Mon- day when Wilson told a sews con- ference in Detroit he has "a lot of sympathy" for the unemployed, rat always had "liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs." He added: "Yon know, one who'll get out and hunt for food rather" than sit on his fanny and TMckes OR Critics This touched off a flurry of criti- cism from Democrats, CIO presi- dent Walter Renther .and AFL chief George Meany and from a few GOP candidates, who took the view that Wilson's remark was an unwarranted slap at the unem- ployed. Wilson yesterday got out a state- ment that he meant "no invidious comparisons, nor insinuations liken- ing people to dogs in any sense." He said his remark was intended to underscore' his admiration fur "spirit and initiative" in jobhunt- ing, and that "people of the ad- verse political party" to make capital "on a misinterpreta- tion of the full meaning of what I actuary said." State Senator Barley Sadler of Abilene was in critical condition Wednesday morning at Stamford Hospital following a heart attack. He was stricken Tuesday night while serving as master of cere- monies at a home talent show being held at Avoca for benefit of Boy Scouts. Mrs. Sadler said at the Stamford hospital Wednesday morning that a doctor told her it appeared that Sadler also was becoming the victim of pneumonia. The doctor termed Nr. Sadler "dreadfully sick mm" Hos- pital attendants said his condition was "grave." Mr. Sadler was stricken about p.m. half way through the Avoca Home Talent Show and was unable to continue as master of ceremonies. He was taken to the Stamford Hospital by a nephew, R. T. Tay- lor of Mrs. Sadler, who is employed at Grain Druf in Ehnwood West, was called to her husband't bedside at p.m. She said Mr. Sadler "hasn't bem feeling too well" tor the past two months. She said despite his men ceHhr the part two weeks he had continued to make scheduled appearances. He bad attended an oQ meeting at San Antonio, a water conserva- tion meeting at Austin and last Thursday a P-TA meeting at Spur More 'Hot' Tuna Discarded in Japan YOKOHAMA, Japan per cent of a 30-ton catch of taffia brought in today from an area SCO miles southwest of Midway Is- Uad will be thrown away as ra- dioactive, authorities announced. They said it was the first time fish from taat part of the Pacific had tested "hot" ONE DAY OLD Chest Drive Gets Shove-off Community chest workers had turned in S3.5M from the arts and crafts division by 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to Don Scrivner, general JoBcttstMB cbairman. Only one day old, the drive to raise for the many acti- vities covered by the' Community Chest fund fot ill jreatejt boeet from leven erata, where teenn working inder K. di- vision chairmen, had railed ITU. BuikBnf materials crate M turned fat with the money hw- bee. troBfbt ta DW- lion Chairmam Jim Ik all, ei the M of the drive had turned ia.dona- Mi by 11 a.m., Scrivner laid. In addition to the money receiv- ed through the there were several guaceUtMeuf cash donations givm uonynody by people who stopped at the Com- munity Chest shack, North Third tod Piot. Though ner ttid, Mr fUU fren ISe taut." Scrrrear waouMcd to free aarkiac bwe NOT- UN tikat MrtM' ''Chest (KMhlUBtOT.
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