Abilene Reporter News, October 28, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 28, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 131 Aaociated (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICED. City Council To Talk With Bond Dealers Preparations to hold the first of recently authorized city bonds will be discussed in a special city Commission meeting Monday at p.m.' Commissioners will confer at City Hall with representatives -of First Southwest Co., a bond firm. Subject of their parley will be the progress which First Southwest Co. is making toward getting the outstanding city wafer and sewer revenue bonds exchanged for new refunding bonds. There are worth of the outstanding revenue bonds. The law states that all must be called in and canceled before the city can sell any new revenue bonds. In this summer's bond election, voters authorized the city to make the exchange of new refunding bonds for the outstanding revenue issues. First Southwest Co. is working 'for the city in the negotiations with owners for surrender of outstand- ing revenue bonds in exchange for refunding bonds. The City Commission hopes to hold its first sale of the newly vot- ed 56.65 million in city bonds around Dec. 1, City Manager Aus- tin P. Hancock said Thursday. Amount to be offered at that time hasn't been decided. Of the 56.65 million voted. million are water and sewer reve- nue bonds and million are tax bonds. Contracts Awarded Two bond issue projects have al- ready been contracted by the com- mission. These are the construction of a Deadman Creek diversion dam and channel, and the purchase and erection of a 1.5-million gallon capacity elevated water storage tank. Bond funds are needed for those jobs. Both were among the proj- ects announced ahead of the bond election. Hancock said the bond market is "good" at this time. If it seems advantageous to sell one-half of the million issues around Dec. 1, Hancock will recommend such sale to the commission: Any bond proceeds not required immediately on construction Jobs will be invested in interest pay- ing ti. S. Government securities, the city manager said. Market Reporting Service Planned SAN ANGELO lit Livestock auction sales in 11 West Texas cities are to be covered by the federal-state market reporting service beginning about Nov. 15. The Texas Department of Agri- culture, Austin, has announced this new service is to get under- way as soon as facilities are set up. The auction sales report will cover activities of 16 livestock sales each week in San Angelo Abilene, Brownwood, Lamesa, Lub- bock. Colorado City. Big Spring Eastland. Goldthwaite, Wichita Falls and Vernon. Shivers to Speak PHOENIX Allan Shiv- ers of Texas is scheduled to speak here tonight at the annual banquet of the Arizona National Livestock Show. WHERE ENTRY MADE Police Detective W. E. Clift and Policeman G. A. Maxwell, left to right, inspect the hole which a burglar made in the roof of Piggiy Wiggly Store, 1042 Pine St., Wednesday night. Tliis is where en- trance was accomplished. (Photo by Police Lt. Grover Chronister) LADDER LEFT AT STORE Yegg Bores Hole in Roof, Gets 150 Cartons of Fags One hundred fifty cartons of cigarets were taken in a Wednes- day night burglary at Piggiy Wig- gly Store, 1042 Pine St. The h.urglar climbed to the roof on a ladder, bored a hole in the roof and descended into the build- ing, Police Detective Capt. W. B. West Winds Bring Warmup The rain and norther have gone their way and a warmup is in store for the Abilene area today and Friday. Temperatures during the rain and norther Wednesday from 45 to 51 degrees. The mer- cury will reach 70-75 today and also be in the 70s, Friday. Low tonight will be near 45. Westerly winds of 10-15 miles per hour have begun to dry out the air. Humidity dropped from S4 to 57 per cent between and a.m., the Weather Bureau reported. Rainfall here Wednesday total- led .81 inch, bringing the year's total to 13.77 inches. Normal for thir time of year is 19.98 inches. The .81 was measured at Muni- cipal Airport. Downtown Abilene guages showed as little as 1.05 inches in the extreme south por- tion of the city and as much as 1.75 inches at 426 Poplar St. Other area reports show that Albany had .71, Bronte .50, Cisco from 1.75 to 2.50, Clyde .90, East- land 1.3Q, Merkel at 1.10 total. Olden i.30. and Winters .50 inch. No rain was forecast for today or Friday by the U. S. Depart- ment of Commerce Weather Bu- reau at Municipal Airport. McDonald reported. The ladder was left at the scene. An attempt was made to open the safe, but this failed. The knob was removed. Departure of the burglar was through a side door, McDonald said. Clyde Alexander, manager, dis- covered the. break in when the store opened for the day Thurs- day. Investigating were McDonald, Detective Lt. Grover Chronister, W. E. Qift, SgL F. M. Pruitt and Patrolman G. A. Maxwell. Drama Critic to Wed NEW YORK HI George Jean Nathan, 72-" year-old drama critic and a bachelor, plans to marry 44-year-old actress Julie Haydon THE WEATHER F.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUftEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Mostly fair and a little warmer this aRemtxm and Friday. High temperature today 70-75. Low tonight Hlflft Fridar in ifce TBs, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy to partly dourly Thursday afternoon with scattered light rain east portion. Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday, wanner Fri- day. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, slightly warmer Thursday afiemoon and Thursday night, turning cooler Panhandle Friday. EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, sliSn warmer Thursday afternoon and fa south Thursday night aad Friday, SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly dandy Thursday afternoon, Thursday night ,tnd Friday, with scattered lisht rain. TEMPERATURES Wed. P. M. isThurs. A. M. 43 50 47 50 50............ 50 50 48 50 4S 49 50 46 50 50 55 50 58 50 67 Sunrise today a.m. SunsK tonight p.m. Barometer reading at pjn. 2Ufc Relative humidity at tun. High aad low temperatures for H boon ended at a.m.: 51 aad 45 Ex-Senator Bullock Enters Race for Sadler Successor Pat Bullock of Colorado City, 59- year-old former state senator, an- nounced Thursday he will be a candidate in the special election to be called to fill the 24th District senate vacancy. The post became vacant by the death of the late Sen. Harley Sad- ler of Abilene. Bullock is the second candidate to announce for the place. State Rep. David Ratliff of Stamford had announced earlier. The Colorado City man served the unexpircd two years of John I.ee Smith's State Senate term. He entered the senate in November, 1942. when Smith was elected lieu- tenant governor. Bullock then served two full terms, retiring without making the race in 1952. Veteran He was president pro tern of the during the last term, scrv- ini; as governor when others were out of the state. Bullock has seen service on ev- ery major committee of the sen- ntc. These included Oil and Gas, Slate AfWrs, Education, Finance, Highways and Motor Traffic. For two terms he was chairman of the Education Commillee, vice chairman of several commit- tee! He kai been chairman of the Hlgh'wayi Motor Traffic Com- mittee. Batchelor Life Term Reduced to 20 Years BEFORE HE KILLS HIMSELF' Ernest Hemingway Wins Nobel Literature Prize STOCKHOLM, Sweden Uti American novelist Ernest Heming- way today won the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. The 56-year-old writer, whose hard-boiled style and violence- packed tales set a pattern for 20th century prose tie world around, will receive a gold medal and a check for Swedish crowns (about The literary prize and the an- nual awards in medicine, chemis- try and physics will be presented by Sweden's King'Gustaf Adolf VI at a traditional ceremony here. Dec. 10. Winner of the physics and chemistry prizes still are to bej named. Announcement already has been made that the Nobel Peace Prize wffl be withheld this Hemingway is the sixth Ameri- can-born author to win the liter- ary prize. The awards were set up by ff.s will of Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of dyaamite, who died in 1896. Author Like Heroes Hemingway, whose adventurous life matches the exploits of many of his heroes, was picked for the honor by the Swedish Royal Aca- demy of Literature. He almost won the prize year but was nosed out by perhaps the greatest phrasemaker of his Winston Churchill, -who writes, orates, paints and runs the British government. A source close to the academy said 'its members decided that since Hemingway was slated to receive the award eventually "we might as well give it to him now, before he kills himself' in some exploit. Earlier this year, when it was feared that Hemingway had been killed in a plane crash in Africa, many newspapers criticized the academy for not giving him the prize. The author of such classics as "A Farewell to "For Whom the Bell "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Old Man and the Sea" was chosen over a strong slate of candidates. Among the other contenders were Iceland's Haldor Laxness, Greece's Niko Kazantzakis and France's Albert Camus. Hemingway was the fourth American to win one of the Nobel Lone Star Gas Co. Dividend increases NEW YORK (ft-Lone Star Gas Co. today reported net income of for nine months ending Sept. 30 with for the same period last year. This amounts to a share com- pared to a share for the same period last year. ERNEST HEMINGWAY award before death awards this year. The 1954 prize for medicine and physiology was given OcL 21 to three U.S. scien- tists for discovering new weapons in the Dght against poio. They are Dr. John F. Enders, of the Harvard Medical School; Dr. Thomas H. Weller, of the Harvard School of Public Health: and then- former associate. Dr. Frederick J. Bobbins, now at Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland. One For Lewis Previous American literary prize winners included Sinclair Lewis in 1930, Eugene O'Neill in 1936, Pearl Buck in 1938 and William Fault ner in' 1949. StLouis-born poet T. S. Eliot, now a British citizen, was given the award in 1948. Hemingway, tall and husky, Is an expert big game hunter andj deep sea fisherman. A veteran of World War I, he covered the Span- ish Civil War and World War H, as a correspondent.. He is a native of Oak Park, J5L, but has lived in Spain, France and other European countries. He spends most of his time now on his estate near Havana. While BJ a hunting trip in the wilds of cef tral Africa last January, he and his fourth wife narrowly escaped death in two plane crackups. Their chartered plane was damaged when they landed alongside the Upper Nile. Papers around the world reported them missing. Later a rescue plane smashed up as it tried to take off with the couple. Tearful Juror Dropped in Trial CLEVELAND a surprise move dismissed from the jury box today a woman who had wept and begged to be ex- cused from trying Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard for the murder of his wife. Reversing an announcement yes- terday it was "satisfied" with the Sheppard jury list, the prosecu- Have You Placed Your Want Ad For The Weekend? If you've forgotten to coll in that Want Ad for the coming week- end, do it now! Your Want Ad though it is little in size is a big thing to forget. You won't want to miss announc- ing your product, service or want to the doily readers of The Abilene Reporter-News. It can mean loss of profits, loss of rent, not finding that lost article, etc. A Wont Ad is o big thing to te- memben So, dial 2-7841 now and let one of our friendly od takers help you form your ad. Word ads ore received daily until 4 P. M. except Saturday when noon is ihe dead- line. Space ads will be received until noon Friday for Sun- day publication. Coll now! The number is 2-7841. PAT BULLOCK Rulllff He was on the interim water committee, which studied the wa- ter code. For several years, since 1947, he has engaged in the lease and roy- alty and real estate business. When Sen. Sadler died, he and Bul- lock were working on the same lease busiues together. Bob May, brother of Tale May, lUmlln bunker, ii part- Mr. Tin firm it May fc Bullock. Before going into business, Bul- lock was manager of the Colorado City Chamber of Commerce. He formerly resided for severs years in Snyder. He was school superintendent at Scurry. Ke was director of rural education for the State Department of Education, and was appointed as state direc- tor of emergency education under the WPA along with Lyndon John- son, who headed the National Youth Administration. Bullock and Johnson worked together. CudMM7 "I have given it careful consid- eration." Bullock said Thursday in discussing his candidacy. "A lot of people came to se me. wrote me and contacted me from over the district. They say they feel my ex- perience will be of much value in solving problems facing the state. 1 do have a desire to :crre my district and state. If the people wish to return to the job." State Rep. Truett Latimer of Abilene hat said he about" beini a candidate tor Sad- ler's senate pott.- Date for the ipedal acute lion hasn't been set by Gov. Allan Shivers. U can't be called until after next general elec- tion. Deadline date for filing'can- dldaciM itn't fixed yet. C-C Seeks More Businessmen To Hake Last 3 Trade Trips Ways of getting additional busi- nessmen from Abilene to take part in the three remaining business- men's tours discussed at a meeting in the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning. Meeting with Jim Jennings, chairman of the Hours' subcom- mittee, men who have been on the three previous trips agreed to call other wholesale company ex- ecutives in an attempt to get them to participate in at least one of the three trips still to take place. Next scheduled trip is to take place.Tuesday, when the tour will lake the men to San Angelo where they will have lunch with the Kiwanis Club, and five the pro- gram. A quartet from Hardin Sim- rmxa University, Darkne Stewart, H-SU guitar player and singer, and Sammie Walker, another H-SU girt who .specializes in comedy will fumith tbe noon pro- gram, OB the latt two tours, which will be held Netr. M and it respective- ly. entertainers from Abilene Christian Collftf e and Abilene High School will accompany tbe trip- pen. Warm receptions given to Abi- lene representatives on the flrst three trips stirred the trippers into action, Jennings said, and they are hoping that a full bus load will make the trip to San Angelo, where a reception is planned to honor the visitors. "The Kiwanis Club even cancelled its program when they heard we were com- ing." Jennings added. Those who met Thursday rnorn ing plan to tell other company representatives bow much the trips have been worth to them, and what they should be worth to others. "These trips help take.a man's name off the account sheet and show him as flesh and Jennings commented. Meeting with Jennings were Book Davis and John Wright of the First State Bank, Owen Ellis of the Citizens National Bank, Hen- ry Whitaker of McKesson and Bobbins, Nib Shaw of Texas Coca Cols Co., Ernest (Moon) Mullikin of West Utilities Co., R. J. Hawk of Cummings Supply, Bill Rose of the Borden Co., Ivan Flynn ot Morrison Supply Co. who i> chairman of the wholesale and jobbinc commHtM of the C-C, and A. B. (Stormy) Shelton of the Abi- tae tioD pointed a challenging finger at Mrs. Genevieve A. Pelsey, a cookie packer. That left a jury of six men and fire woman. A real estate salesman, James Roger Manning, was seated today to replace juror Thomas J. Solli who became ill. The handsome osteopath is charged with bludgeoning his pret- ty, pregnant wife, Marilyn, in her bed July 4. Testimony from a medical doc- tor now living in Phoenix, Aril, may play a big role in Sbeppard's defense. This was reported yesterday by William J. Corrigan, chief defense attorney for the young Bay Village osteopath after the eighth day of the trial had passed with one jury seal still unfilled. Was He Hurt? Corrigan, tatting te reporters af- ter the session, said he planned to call on Dr. Charles W. ElKns, formerly .chief neurosurgeon at Lutheran. Hospital here to "prove the extent the injuries Sam Sheppard suffered at the hands of the man who killed his wife." The defense lawyer said Elkins examined tin 30-yearold Shep- pard "a couple of days" after the osteopath's wife was found dead in fctr bed last Juiy 4. Sheppard has insisted his wife was killed by a bushy-haired man who invaded their home aod knocked him unconscious when he tried to ;o to her aid. CHEST CAMPAIGN Gin BAROMETER General Says Army Hopes to Retrain Gl SAN ANTONIO life sentence given Cpl. Claude Batchelor, convicted of collaborating with the enemy in Korea, today was reduced to 20 years. The announcement was made by Lt. Gen. I. D. White, commanding general of the 4th Army. A review of Batchelor's. courtmartial has been made. The verdict that he was guilty of collaborating with the enemy while he was a prisoner of war in Korea was up- held. The dishonorable dis- charge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances also were upheld. The statement by General White said: "The reduction in the sentence Total to Utft Torch Victim Believed to Be European FORT WORTH for David Hagler, charged with mur- der in an Oklahoma torch slaying, said today-the Fort Worth busi- nessman would spend his 37th birthday in jail tomorrow unless the bond is lowered. 'The bond at its present amount can't be said attorney Byron Matthews. He explained that Hagler's family had been unable to make necessary financial arrangements for the bail Judge Dave MCGee, who set the bond, said the bond could be low- ered if it were shown the defendant was unable to make it. However, he said no one had approached him in the matter. An angle officers were checking today was the possibility the un- identified victim was an European. Police have conjectured that the man may have been a suitor that Hagler's girl friend, now his bride, the former Elisabeth Maria Berg- sought to avoid. A Dallas shoe expert told agent Ivan Gates of the Oklahoma Crime Bureau yesterday that hooks en the victim's shoes were, quite heavy compared with American types and they may have been used on ski boots. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES TINTIO TIGER, WHALt Why can't a -wife dye her hoir to match your tie? Page 6-A. NATIOMAL POLITICS Farm folks will vote out of their pock- etbooks. BASE spa-jng Mr for Abilene Air Fores Sase access road. Page 1-B. of the court has been done in the hope that Corporal Batchelor may profit by the rehabilitation pro- gram in the Army institutions. "In America we pride ourselves on our quality of mercy. A young roan who has lost his belief in- American ideals may the sooner regain those ideals through the example of mercy. "In the hope that Corporal Batchelor today, in retrospect, appreciates that tie American way of life is worth many sacrifice and privation, I have reduced this senr tence." Batchelor was convicted at Fort Sam Houston Sept. 30 after a month-long trial He is 22 .and from Kermit, Tex. He spent 33-months as a prisoner of war in Korea. Batchelor and Cpl. Edward Dick- enson of Big Stone Gap, Va. were among 23 Americans who original- ly'chose to stay with their Com- munist captors. Both changed their minds and returned. Dickenson was convicted last May on charges similar to those against Batchelor and was given 10 years at hard labor. His case is on appeal. Batchelor's case now wfli be re- viewed by a board appointed by the Army advocate general. In the review White said: "The vast majority of our sol- diers never, wavered in the face of Communist torture. In fact, many were decorated for outstand- ing conduct as POWs. "The inculcation of these quali- ties is a responsibility ot the par- the Array. "The Army will do all it can; but in the short time we have available for- character building, it is pretty difficult to accomplish what the young man's entire iy upbringing and environment have failed to do. "If this training is not accom- See LIFE TERM, Page S-A, CM. 4 Bodies Found In C-City Hotel COLORADO CITY, Oct. 28. Four men lost their lives in tbe fire which late Tuesday night gut- ted the Colorado Hotel here. They have been identified as: James Lonnie Mtze, 34, windmill repairman. Albert Clary Cates, 32, cafe op- erator. Albert Rufus Trice, 76, retired farmer. Hiram Ladd, 76, second- band store operator. They were among the 18 hotel residents. The other 14 occupants escaped. They were Mrs. M. L. Bebout, owner of the hotel, and 13 other guests. Mrs. Bebout estimated the hotel loss at although she fig- ured it would take to re- build it Loss was partially cov- ered by insurance she said. A bolt of lightning is believed to have sorted the fire. Additional property, damage was reported Wednesday. Herring Furniture Store, south of the hotel, suffered heavy dam- age when tbe south wall of the hotel fell through the furniture store's roof. One wall collapsed during the blaze, and two more were pulled down for fear they would collapse on searchers. The Farm and Ranch Feed Store, wrth of the hotel, reported water and fire damage. Abo destroyed in the blare was S. B. Westfall's second-hand store, located on tbe ground floor of the hotel, occupying a little less than half the lobby. raaenfcM Funerab for two of the v....mi, and Ladd, wen announce! by Kiker Son Funeral Home hers. Arrangements for Cates and Miie were still incomplete Thurs- day morning. Rites for Trice win be at 2 p.m. Friday in Kiker St Son chapel with the Rev. Bill Austin, pastor of Oat Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Colorado City Cemetery. Trice's survivors include a son, E. C. Trice of Midland; three daughters, Mrs. Porter Hammans of Midland, Mrs. M. C. Norris of Lamesa and Mrs. R. E. Geiger of Colorado City; two brothers, W. W. Trice of Old Glory and C. D. Trice of Bangs; and two sisters, Hattie and Lucy Trice, both of Co- manche. Survivors of Mize include his fa- ther, J. R. Mize, Sr., of San An- gelo; three brothers. Jack of Am- arillo, Lloyd L. of Odessa and J. R. Mize. a Marine stationed in Ko- rea; and two sisters, Mrs. Vada Marie Morton of Odessa and Mrs. Jim Beard of East St. Louis, 111. Funeral for Ladd was held at graveside at 11 a.m. Thursday in Colorado City Cemetery. Floyd i. Spivey, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Ladd had lived here for 24 yean. Ladd's survivors are his wife, Bogats; one sister, Mrs. Collier of Colorado. City; tbt daughters, Mrs. Gene Burns, Mn. Garvin Anderson, Mrs. Juara Jordan and Mrs. Hester Roberto, all of Bogata. Mrs. Carl WUUww of Boyd, and Mn. Robert tw> drum of Hooks. Cates has a sister and a ter in North Carolina. wfaw aeral home officials, wen tojfcff to contact Wcdneadar- ;