Abilene Reporter News, October 22, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas EVENING FINAL ".WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 126 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, OCT. 22, 1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DJ Contract Let OR Deadman Creek Jobs B. G. Brown and J. Andy Pruitt. Abilene and San Angelo. were awarded .the contract Fridayj morning to build the Deadman j Creek diversion dam and channel.! City Commission let the contract on Brown's and Pruitt's bid of That offer was the lowest sub- mitted last week at the bid-open- ing session. Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. was given the contract for' pur-i chase and erection of a 1.5-million-1 gallon capacity, elevated water storage tank. Its bid, the lowest; received last week, was Awarding of both contracts was upon recommendation from Freese' Jc Nichols. Fort Worth consulting' engineers. That firm, which is plan-1 ning and supervising the city's wa- ter and sewer expansions, had examined and compared bids. Flood water from Deadman Creek will be flowed by gravity j into the city's Lake Fort Phantom Hill by means of the diversion dam and channel. It is the commission's hope that the Deadman project will be com- pleted during this calendar year or soon thereafter. The successful bidders pledged themselves to fin- ish the job in 90 calendar days. 240 Days on Tank Completion of the water storage tank installation will require at least until the middle of 1955. Con- tract calls for the time not to ex-j ceed 240 days from the date the j company receives the contract. 1 The water tank will be located' on a city-owned block of land, which lies between South 19th and South 20th Sts. and between High- land Ave. and Santos St. Contracts let Friday are the first to be awarded under the S5 million water and sewer revenue bond is-; new appeals for enactment of his CAMPAIGN FACE Eisenhower, fingers in cheeks to form a grimace, acts out.a point dur- ing his plea to New York state Republican leaders for a Republican congress to help him finish his job in Wash- ington. Ike urged the GOP leaders to acquaint the people with the facts and not go around with long faces. Eisenhower Sounds Appeal For 2d Republican Congress NEW YORK Ei- senhower, winding up a two-day visit to New York, has sounded sue which voters approved summer. this! health reinsurance program and WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES NATIONAL POLITICS School integration fuss .clouds Dela- ware 6-A. CHRISTMAS AT SEA GIs on the high seas get Yule gifts thanks to service clubs and Red Cross. Poge 1-B. TWO-PARTY TEXAS Texas GOP candidate opens race for governor. Page 9-6. for election of another Republican Congress. i In the final address of his York visit, the chief executive de- clared Ia5t.jujht his program for expansion of the nation's voluntary health insurance plans, pigeonholed by the Republican-controlled Con- gress last July 13. is "the logical alternative to socialized medicine." Speaking to persons, who paid each to charity at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memo- rial Foundation Dinner at the Wal- dorf-Astoria Hotel. Eisenhower said the program will be resub- SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Al'ilcne's "swishy" society will come to the front in this Sunday's Reporter-News with a Woman's De- partment story of the Junior Dance Club set. Ana m this instance "swish" is just another word for elegant. But swishing to another section of the Farm and Ranch Department with Foreman Bob Cooke in the saddle has rounded up a story about the breaking up of the Roy R. Largent's Hereford herd. What's happening in oil. sports, religious, local and world news also will fill the pages of the Sunday Re- porter-News. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter- News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. milted', to the new Congress con- vening in January; "We know that" the American people, will not long be denied ac- cess to adequate medical facili- he said. "The program for voluntary health insurance is one further step'in-achieving this ob- jective in the American way." Under the program the govern- ment to 73 per cent-oj the losses suffered by private and nonprofit insurance firms as a'result of voluntary ex- pansion of their health and med- ical programs. President will pick up the political trail again tonorrmv at an outdoor luncheon at his Gettys- burg. Pa., farm to promote the candidacies of Pennsylvania Re- publicans seeking congressional seats and state office. V e s t e r day Eisenhower spenl much of the .day plugging In be- half of a GOP victory at the I polls. Moving to help out in a hard- fought Jersey contest, he au- thorized .1 statement that he "has not changed one iota" in his ear- lier endorsements of former Rep. Clifford P. Case, Republican can- didate for the TJ.S. Senate. This amounted to a rebuff to Sen. Jo- seph R. McCarthy who has lined up against Case. Case, also the target of intra- party opposition in New Jersey, has announced that if elected he would favor ousting McCarthy as chairman of the Government Op- erations Committee and its Investi- gations subcommittee. Germany Approved As NATO Member AN UNEASY LULL U.N. Talk Gets Crucial UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. ai Russia and the big Western powers reached agreement early today on the language of a resolution to tet up new disarmament talks, U.N. sources reported. In more than a week of dickering with the Russians, Canada as the principal agent sought accord on these principles: 1. The Disarmament Commission will authorize Britain, France, the United States; and the So- viet Union to -hold closed-door meetings similar to the ones they held in London last summer. Election Planned To Fill Sadler Post AUSTIN special election is" planned by Gov. Allan Shivers early in December to Ell the 24th State Senatorial District vacancy created by. the death of Barley Sadler of Abilene. He said yesterday he would set the exact date later. He said that under the election code he could not call a special election prior to the general election. The vacancy will actually not exist until after the general elec- tion. Shivers must give 30 days no- tice of the special election date. Such elections, aresudden affairs with no run-off. The top man wins. Includes Bor- flen, Dickens, Fisher, Garza, How- 'ard, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford Stonewall and Tavlor counties. 2. The commission will consider all disarmament plans which have been placed before it, including! the British-French compromise, the Soviet agreement to delay atomic bans until a half-way mark has been reached, the U.S. plan' for'a control agency, and Indian proposals covering a number of angles of Informants here said the re- ported new agreement did not spell any advance in the disarmament program. Its chief importance was to get the new talks started in a spirit of harmony, rather than with sharp divisions on procedure, since big-power agreement is going to be necessary to make any final disarmament plan work. The committee had 10 speakers on its list before the general debate wound up, among them India, Rus- sia's Andrei Vishinsky and Ameri- ca's James J. Wadsworth. The General Assembly kffled off Red China's final chances for U.N. membership this year by voting 45-10 yesterday to accept creden- tials of Nationalist Chinese dele- gates. There were three absten- Soar Issue Still Darkens Picture The vote came so quickly it blocked an attempt by India's V. K. Krishna.Menoa to.fight accept- Boat Feared Lost B. McCall, 48, described as a trusted bank employe for 26 years, has been accused of fraud in connection with a quarter-million dollar em- bezzlement from the Girard Trust and Corn Exchange Bank in Philadelphia. Bank officials said he spent of the money on "wine, women and song." They said he faked loans which he "himself approved over a period ot 18 months. PARIS the threat of complete failure of French-Ger- man talks on the Saar overshadow- ing their decision, the 14 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization today invited West Ger- many to join their alliance. French Premier Pierre Mendes- Frer.ee joined in the invitation. Earlier he told reporters he will not sign any agreements reached here this week unless he gets a satisfactory sttlement of the Saar dispute. As the NATO council voted, French and West German negotia- tions were reported still dead- locked. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, an invited guest at th_e council session, sat in beaming si- lence as one after another of the foreign ministers welcomed him and "approved West Germany's ad- mission as the Alliance's 15th full City's Credit Rating High Very high credit rating for the city water and sewer, revenue bonds which voters authorized this summer was .forecast Friday morning. C. E. City C6m- TOKYO Japanese fishing j missioner Jack Minter and City boat with 25 crewmen aboard is Manager Austin P. Hancock gave feared lost after discovery of an oil slick on: the water about 150 that optimistic.report-during the weekly commission meeting. miles south of here, the coast guard j They were telling about confer- said today. lences they held this week in New 'ITS BEAUTIFUL' Keys to House That Grew In Day Given Mrs. Spann York City with the nation's three top-ranking credit-rating firms. The group predicted that the. revenue bonds .would be given a rating of at least BAA or proba bly better. BAA is the rating which the city's tax Wfids now "have. "Better Ratiag Sen There is a strong possibility that the .firms will also raise the BAA rating on Abilene's tax bonds to some higher bracket, the officials stated. As of now. there is no rating set on Abilene revenue bonds, because it has been many years since this city issued any bonds of. that type. Rating firms with which the Abi- lene party had parleys were Moody's .Investors Service, Dun Bradstreet and Standard i Poor. George L. Minter Jr., president of Abilene Chamber of Commerce, was in New York this week on business for Minter Dry Goods Co., member. As all NATO council ac- tions must be, the decision was unanimous. British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden commended U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles for his American policy of getting the Germans into NATO. Dulles commented that this step would "help achieve a solution of European problems." Mendes-France made his state- ment concerning the Saar with the full backing of his Cabinet, which a few moments before had unani- mously endorsed his policy and actions in the conferences here this week. His statement, in. effect, set a 24-hour deadline for France and West Germany to come to terms over the future status of the tiny frontier area, which is wealthy in coal and steel. Plans have been made for the signing tomorrow afternoon of ac- cords to restore West German, sovereignty and enlist the Ger mans as a full partner in the West- ern defense system. The French Premier, already has made it plain he will not submit these accords for the new Western European Union to French Parliament unless there is a Saar settlement. As. Mendes France emerged from the Cabinet meeting. West Germany's government and. oppo- sition leaders agreed on .a .joint position on. the. Saar, reaffirming i German demands .which the thus far have .rejected. The French Cabinet scheduled another session tomorrow." to-hear reports from Mendes-France on the continued Saar negotiations he is to have with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. The Premier told reporters the West Germans had confronted France with "a new set of cdhdi- See ARMS, Page 2-A, Col. 1 In 10 hours Thursday a house grew in Abilene. It grew from the warm hearts of Abilenians and other West Tex- ans and their sympathy for the children of a policeman slain in line of duly. a.m. workmen started erecting framework for the house at 741 Westmoreland St. At 5 p.m. keys to the house were presented to Mrs. Jimmy Spann. "Thank you all so very Mrs. Spann told the workmen as George Steakley 'handed her the Chest Honor Roll Started Community Chest staffers be- kevs "The house is beautiful. It dramatic one-day operation. Ten Jin which he is a partner. He ac- gan work Thursday afternoon on just can't believe it is mine." minutes after the first hammer companied the city officials in compiling an "honor roll" of con- just The Spann home was made pos- sible by free labor and supervision given by the Home Builders Asso- ciation of Abilene. Materials were financed out of the S10.2S3.63 do- nated by West Central Texans to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund, sponsored by The Reporter- News. SO Men Oil Job Mrs. Spann and her two chil- dren were up early and at the home site to see work start on the THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOMli-And there aren't many homes likt this one.' Mrs. Jimmy Spann, widow of a slain Abilene policeman, and her two children saw their new home grow from foundation to rooftop in 10 hours Thursday. H was made possible by the efforts and cooperation of nearly JOO workmen, members jot the Home Builucrs Association of Abilene and the hundreds of West Texans who contribu- ted to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. The fund paid for materials, many of which were supplied at cost or below cost. Mrs. Spann and her children" expect to be settled in their new home wllhin the next 10 days. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson) blow one wall was up. At the peak of activity in the afternoon SO men were working on the house. For good luck a horseshoe brought from the farm of Mrs. Spann's father, A. Driver of Fish- their conference with Moody's. Purpose of the trip was to get as good a credit rat- ing for the city as possible prior to sales of the newly authorized S6.65 million in city bonds. The er County was hung in the frame better rating a city has, the lower ot the house. rate of interest it has to pay on While work progressed on the house Mrs. Spann related that two weeks before her husband was killed by a gunman last June 17 she had taken a job in order to help the family buy a home. She and her children expect to occupy their new home within the next 10 days. Furniture is still to be bought with the remainder of the fund contributed after her hus- band's death. Painting To Be Done Carpenters had their part of the work complete by p.m. About two hours later the kitchen cab- inet was finished. Other work to its bonds. (Of the new bonds. So million will be water and sewer revenue bonds, and S1.65 million in tax bonds. They are to be sold over the next few years.) Million Tops Mayor Gatlin said Abilene has twice the coverage on its proposed revenue bonds as the state attor- ney general requires. He said it would have been possible for Abi- lene to have issued million in that type revenue bonds. He was speaking of the ratio be; tween the present annual net wa- ter and sewer revenue and the an- nual requirements which the new be done within the next few days j revenue bonds will involve, is the application-Qf inside paint, f credit-rating firms compli- finishing the floors and installing I mented Abilene's officials for vis- light and plumbing fixtures. jiting them in person. Mayor Gat- Foundation for the house was j "reported: tributors to the drive. The list will include arts and crafts and the employe groups. Don A. Scrivner said Friday morning that "division chairmen and Chest solicitors believe the. honor roll will stimulate solicita- tion of funds." The roll is to be published in The Reporter News, starting next week. Scrivner, who is general solid- tion chairman, added that "The division chairmen are eager that their respective groups make a good showing." The Chest edged up to Thursday, after the Red Feather pocketed during the day. Florists and nurseries turned in- S340 Thursday, which was the iargest amount turned in for any group. Second highest was from the employes which donated laid Monday. Sub-flooring and rough plumbing were completed Tuesday and boards were cut Wed- nesday. "I've enjoyed seeing them build the house and. it will be wonderful have the Spsans as neighbors." said Mrs. Paul Rogers of 843 West- moreland. She ,v as one of four women who served coffee to the workmen. Others Mrs. N. C. Danidl. next-door neighbor to the new Spann home, Miss Sue Bry- son of Rt. 5, and -Mrs. John Bostiefc of tSf Sheiton St., wife of an Abilene policeman. Werknwi Happy .Typical, expressions of how the workmen themselves felt were these: "I'm happy to be working out here. It gives me a good .was the comment of C. Casey, ,one of the carpenters. He was. a boyhood friend of the slain police- man. "1 am kinds tired, (Kit feel mighty happy over all that has been said Clyde Storey, carpenter, UK end of day. "I'm doing everything I can to was the remark of Angus- tin (Ponchol Viscalnoi busily car- rying boards for the carpenters. said they much preferred to talk face-to-face with .the city officials concerned than with some third party." he said. Gatlin quoted Dr. Bird at Dun i Bradstreet as saying the Abi- Sec CITY. Page 7-A. Col. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT or COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU AB'.LEXE AND Partis' chxriy thk< altrnuea. art Saturday. Huttt temperature this afternoon 75. Low tonight Hish Saturday 50. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy to [xar- Uy ckwdy and coofcr with scattered tfeun- (JcnJwwers. mostfe- in efert portfca. Tridai' and Saturday, mrtly ctondy. WEST TEXAS: Generally (air Uife Friday and Saturday. Not ranch change in teinpvra- USOtTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy With widely scattered thundershowers. nwvst- ly near the coast ami In the northeast por- tkw- Friday and early Saturday. Cooler in north Mtttk- east.wiads on coast. Thurj. t, M. M. A. tl M (7 A M ll'.M M B Barometer teadlnj at Wild f.m. RcUIlvt HonhMjr lit CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER ;