Abilene Reporter News, November 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas Give TJi* OnJi«d Way ß ííh »ne    ^SBtetóá FINAL “WITHOUT OR WIIH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES“-Byror. VOL. LXXIV, NO. 135 Associated Press ( APÌ ■SbILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVKMBER 1.1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 1C« Grape Sireet Retail Zoning Again Asked Long - disputed retail zoning for an area on Grape St. will come before the City Planning and Zoning Commission again at tonight’s 7:30 p.m. meeting in City Commission room. In addition to that public hearing, there will be one on proposed re - zoning for a North First St. area which could result in erection of an office building on the old Guitar family home place. Agenda items were announced Monday morning by City Planning Engineer Doyle Singleton. Magnolia Petroleum Co. and Dr. J. P. Gibson, physician, have asked that all four corners of the intersection of North Eighth and Grape Sts. be re - zoned. The change would be from Zone B (two - family residences) to Zone F (local retail). The hearing tonight will concern their application. Owners of all property within 200 feet of the area involved have been notified of the hearing. Plan Service Station Singleton said Magnolia plans to erect a service station on the southwest corner of the iatersec- tion.    . He reported that Dr. Gibson has tentative plans for building a commercial structure of some kind on the northwest corner. Dr. Gibson’s home occupies the northeast corner. There is already a service station on the southeast corner, Singleton said. Area proposed ‘‘or the Grape St. re - zoning consists of the equivalent of nine 30 - foot - front lots, about equally distributed I among the four corners. Various areas along Grape St. have been proposed for retail re-, zoning on several occasions. Al-1 ways there arose controversies in which some property owners opposed changing the residential .la-ture of the street. Singleton has been conferring recently with opponents and proponents of retail zoning on Grape St. He said Monday he believes there won’t be any strong opposition to the proposal now offered. The hearing on North First St, proposed re - zoning concerns the south one - half of three blocks of North First St., lying between Orange and Grape Sts, Owners who asked for the change are Elbert E. Hall, J. D. Perry Jr., Guitar Trust Estate and J&L Cleaners. The change asked for North First St. is from Zone G (commercial) to Zone H (central business). Singleton said he had been told someone tentatively plans to erect an office building on the Guitar home property, which lies between Beech and Mulberry Sts. Under Zone G zoning it is necessary to provide a 15 - foot setback from the front for any building, and 20 per cent of the lot for a backyard. With the proposed Zone H, no setback or back yards would be required. A third public hearing tonight is on M-System Grocery Store’s request that three lots, on Portland Ave. and Rass Ave. be rezoned from Zone B (two - family residences) to Zone F (local retail). One lot faces Portland, and two Ro.ss, all three being in the 600 blocks. M-System has a store at South Seventh St. and Portland Ave. and wishes to use the three Ms for additional parking area, Singleton said. GOP Funds SHII Showing Block WASHINGTON 1^ — Official reports on campaign finances show that the Republican National Committee went into the final lap of the congressional campaign with a surplus of funds while its Democratic counterpart operated in the red. Man Slays Girl, Self After Halloween Fete HIS MASTER IS DEAD Loyal Cocker Spaniel Can End Lonely Wait ATHENS, Ohio (f)-Happy, a little dog with liquid brown eyes, no longer keeps vigil outside the Sheltering Arms Hospital here. All last week Happy, a cocker spaniel mostly, had been sitting outside while his master, 7-year-old Davie Brown, lay in an oxygen tent high up in a hospital room. Davie was struggling against a pancreas disorder which had afflicted him since birth. Doctors called it pancreatic fibrosis — meaning Davie’s pancreas did not properly absorb and digest proteins. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gill Brown, took Davie to Phoenix, Ariz., three years ago. but the boy’s condition grew worse and he was ret imed to the hospital here a week ago Sunday. Happy waited outside every day .and was taken home at night—and all the while Davie gave ground. Saturday night the vigil ended when Davie died. RspB Suspect Faces Charge MAN-SIZED CHECK — There just barely was enough space on this cashier’s check to get in all the eight figures showing the amount of money it represents. It is believed to be the largest deposit ever made in an Abilene bank. Robert J. Bradley of Bradley Oil Company in Dallas (right in upper photo) presented the check Monday morning to Malcolm Meek, president of Citizens National Bank, which is executor for the estate of the late Ellis A. Hall in Texas. The check was given in payment for a portion of the stock of Condor Petroleum Company. Population, Trade Indexes Take Rise Abilene’s October was a "humdinger” of a business month, leaders said Monday. The inside - city population had a net gain of 534 people, when figured on the formula which Auilene THE WEATHER I! 8 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE heather BCREAC ABILENK AND VICNITV - Partly cl(»uciy tlTis afternoon, tonight and Tue^ day. Tlifih this afternoon near M. lam tonight about 38. High High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 66 and 46 degras. north CE.NTRAI. TEXAS — Partly cloudy this aflermwn, tonight and TUes day, no important temperature changes. Lowest S5-4.5 tonight.    . WK.ST TEXAS — Increasing cloudine.ss this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with some light rain likely by Tuesday I.owest 28-38 Panhandle and South Plains *^°EAST TEXAS — Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesdp. portant temperature changes, ^west 36^ in interior tonight. Moderate variable ‘centSl tex.,s - Moyi, cloudy this aftenoon. tonight and Tuesday no important temperature changes. Moderate. mostly east winds on the coast. TEMPERATCRES SI N. P. M. 65 ....... 66 ....... 66 ....... ....... 63 ....... 61 ....... 55 ....... 55 54 1:30 2.30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 53 ............ 10:30    ....... 52      D;30    ....... 53 ............ 12:30    ....... Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 28.31. Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 42% MON. A. M. 52 . 52 . 50 . 50 . 60 . 48 . 48 . 51 . 54 .    58 59 . 61 Chamber of Commerce uses. That es*'mate brings the present population inside the city limits up to 60,326. Formula employed for figuring the number of Abiienians is to take the total of electric meters within the city limits and multiply that by 3.4. The figure doesn’t include people living in the Abilene metropolitan area (Greater Abilene) but outside the city limits. Indexes Gain Impressive gains were made in October by electric, gas and water meters and in the number of telephones. Building permits soared in October to $2,373,115 for that month alone, bringing the year 1934 total to date to $12,523,390. This October’s volume was seven times as much as the same month in 1953 The total for the first 10 months of 1954 was $5,363,096 more than the figure for the same period of last year. Employment remained at 29,900 in October, sustaining the figure reached in September. That com $64.774 IN TILL Chest Drive Total Reduced by $6,825 An accounting mix - up in the Community Chest program resulted in a total $6,825 too high being shown for contributions through Saturday, according to E. W. Berry, co-chairman of the drive. The corrected total of contributions through Saturday, was $64.-774, Berry said. A misunderstanding as to how contributions under $200 received by workers in the major gifts section of the drive would be carried caused the trouble. Berry continued. These checks were turned over to the general solicitation group, but were totaled for both * Me^mbers of the major gifts divi-•ion may still get credit for the coUecUoRS. though they wiU not be totaled in that division. Of the total collected to date, the general solicitation division is ere dited with $22,649, and the major gifts division with $42,125. Each di vision has a goal of $55,000, just half of the total chest goal of $110, 000 for the year. Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon housewives all over town will take part in passing around 2,000 campaign kits in one simultaneous drive. A campaign chairman in each block of Abilene will start the block envelope around exactly at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the idea of the drive being to keep the envelope moving, Mrs. Ross W. Wissler and Mrs. A. C. McDavitt, division CO • chairmen, saud. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER GOAL $110,000 $100,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 Amendments, 4 Slate Jobs BeforeVoters pared with the 28,700 of October a year ago, Abilene office of Texas Employment Commission reported. The number of jobless persons dropped 150 in October, from the 1,350 of September to 1,200, West Texas Utilities Co. reported a net increase of 178 electric meters, including a net hike of 163 within the city limits. That brought the total in service to 19,293, which included 17,743 within the city limits. 24,984 Telephones Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. came within an "inch” during October of achieving a long-dreamed-of goal ot 25,000 Abilene telephones. The phones showed a net gain of 73, to reach a new total of 24,984. "We expect the 25,000th telephone customer to come' in today or tomorrow,” Manager George W. Brown, II, said Monday. "When that happens, we will have special recognition to that customer and to our attainment.” Lone Star Gas Co. reported net increase of 332 gas meters in October. That brought its total in service to 17,416. City Water Department had a net gain of 98 in water meters served, making the new total 16,-517. Taylor County voters will have an opportunity of voting Tuesday in four contested state offices and on 11 proposed amendments to the Stale Constitution of Texas. Polls for the general election will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Only contested offices listed on the ballot are those of U. S. senator, congressman at large, governor and state commissioner ol agriculture. However, the question of a successor to the late State Senator Harley Sadler could be decided In the general election. If any person receives a plurality through write-in votes he would be elected to the office. Voting places in Abilene are: Box Number Voting Place Courthouse Fire Sta., 5th & Butternut Fire Sta., 11th & Meander Fair Park Boy Scout Hqds. Elmwood West Fire Sta. Gold Star Dorm. Bowie School YMCA, North Second St. Woodson School ACC Fire Sta. Orange St. Fire Sta. Fannin School North Park School McGlothlin Car Barn American Legiwi SWEETWATER, Nov. 1 — A charge of rape was filed Monday morning in Justice of the Peace Leonard Teston's court against Albert Phillmore. 45. Negro farm worker. Fearing possible violence, officers moved the suspect early Sunday morning to an undisclosed jail for safe keeping. He is charged with raping a 61-year-old white woman, wife of a prominent Nolan County farmer. The assault occurred at the woman's home near Roscoe at 10 a m. Saturday. The woman told officers that the man forced his way into her kitchen after coming to the back door of her home on the pretext of wanting to borrow some matches. She said that as she turned away from the door to get some matches for him the man entered the kitchen and forced her into a bedroom, threatening to kill her by stabbing her. Husband Away She was alone at hei farm home, her husband being away on business. She related to officers that after the attack the man again threatened to kill her if she reported the incident to officers. She did not tell anyone what had happened until her husband returned home late Saturday afternoon. Her husband brought her to Sweetwater to be examined by a physician and reported the attack to Sheriff Ted Lambert. Lambert and Texas Ranger Jim Paulk of Abilene said the man had been living and working on a farm near Roscoe the last two years. About two weeks ago he and his family — a wife «nd two small children -- moved temporarily to Childress to work in cotton fields. The man had returned to Roscoe without his family. The officers said the man told them he has served pqpitentiary time for theft but this has not been confirmed. Lambert said he and Deputy Sheriff Marvin Teague arrested the man on a Roscoe street at 7 p.m. Saturday. He did not resist arrest. A 32nd District Court grand jury had previously been called for Wednesday and the case is expected to be presented to the grand jury either Wednesday or Thursday. Officers who conducted the Investigation were Lambert, Paulk, Colorado City, Deputies Sheriff Teague, Jim Bratcher and G. E. Davis, and Highway Patrolman Dan F. Nowlin of Colorado City. Fourth Trade Tour to Take Road Tuesday The fourth and biggest Chamber of Commerce goodwill trip — featuring varied entertainment for neighboring towns — will take to the road Tuesday morning. The trippers will leave from the Chamber of Commerce offices al 7:30 a.m. More than 40 businessmen have signed up to make the trip. Tuesday’s trippers will make their first slop at Tuscola at 8 a.m.. hit Winters at 8:35 a.m.. be in Ballinger at 9:20 a.m. and at San Angelo at 10:45 a.m. The bu.s will be met at the San Angelo city limits by a reception committee and a police escort. The trippers will visit in San Angelo and then have lunch with the San Angelo Kiwanis Club and then do more visiting. The tour will leave San Angelo in time to arrive at Robert Lee at 2 p.m. Final .stop will be at Bronte at 3 p.m. The group will arrive back in Abilene at 4:45 p.m. Accompanying the businessmen will be six entertainer.«?, all from Hardin-Simmons University. These include the University Quartet, whip artist Sammy Beam, and Cowboy Band vocalist Darlene Stewart of Shreveport, La., who has appeared on the "Louisiana Hayride.” The entertainers will give programs at each stop with Jim Jennings as master of ceremonies. Jennings is chairman of the business men’s tours sub-committee. Red Planes HitChiong Stronghold District Attorney Eldon Mahon of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 Senate Candidates Oppose Write-ins Negro Admits Rape Slaying BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (4>i-Elijah Thompson, a 23-year-old unemployed laborer, has confessed to the killing of Helen Jean Bryant, 16, a state policeman testified today at a hearing at which Thompson was held for grand jury action. State Police Sgt. John Krzton said Thompson, a Negro, Saturday night admitted slaying the pretty high school girl. Krzton said Beaver County Dist. Atty. Richard P. Steward was present when Thompson admitted the killing. The partially nude body of the girl was found Saturday covered with leaves and dirt on a hillside near her home. Thompson was remanded to the county jail. He did not enter a plea. If there’s any thought of a write * in effort for the 24th State Senate post in Tuesday’s general election, it is without the blessings of two of the three announce! candidates. Former Senator Pat Bullock of Colorado City Monday morning called the Reporter - News and said a few of his friends had queried him about the possibility of write - in votes Tuesday. "I don’t want anyone writing my name in Tuesday. I am going to vote for Harley Sadler as I think he is due that respect,” Bullock said. State Senator Harley Sadler’s death created a vacancy in the office, which Governor Shivers plans to fill special alic^ioa By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEH, Formosa (4^ — Nine Russian-built bombers under jet fighter escort today bombed the Nationalist Tachen Islands 200 miles north of Formosa for the first time, official advices said. The Defense Ministry said one of the raiders was shot down, presumably by ground fire. Official reports from the islands —believed by some to be marked for Communist invasion—said the twin-engine bombers came over at noon, dropping bombs which killed five persons and wounded nine. These reports said the bombers were accompanied by fighters. The ministry also reported Communist Chinese on Toumen Island were bombarding Nationalist-held Yikiang (Orion River Mountain) Island. Death Follows Quarrel in Parked Car By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A boy-girl argument that ended in death for two after a Halloween party and a trailer truck overturning that killed sevm persons headlined the violent death toll in Texas over the weekend. At least 29 persons died as traffic took 22 lives, shoot’ngs 5 and 1 pet .sons was stabbed to death. Leland Hoyt Hen Irix, 23. Tyler glar.ier, and Misj I’obby Ruth Miiniford, 27, we^j :J.ot to death early Sunday in a Cnr parked in front of Hendrix’ house. A verdict of murder and suicide was returned. Girl In Back Seat A girl who was in the back scat of tiie car witnessed the shooting and said Hendrix and Miss Muni-fofd quarreled. Then Hendrix fired five shots at Miss Mumford and one shot into his head. She died instantly and he died about three hours later. I The big truck, carrying 85 ml-giLti* farm workers from Pkun-v^cw to Eagle Pass, overturned shortly before dawn Sunday five miles northwest of Del Rio. Six of the men required medical treatment and three of them were considered seriously injured. The driver of the truck. Rayford Lynn Hewitt, 17, Plainview, wa.s charged with first degree negligent homicida. From Mexico T\;e seven vic'Jm«*, nil from tlie no’ * nern part of fiexico were Migrel Morales Virgen, 50; Refugio Ptavarro Lavios: Tiburcio Bernal Herrera, 37; Francisco Martínez Contreras, 20: Raul Aguirre Sanchez, 29: Manuel Garcia Trevino. 31; and Jose Gonzales Carrizales. Two auto accid'>nls Friday night at San Antonio leL three persons dean. The victiit!« all from San Antonio, were Bajmond Davila, 43, Robert Garcia Jr.. U months; Johnny Williams, 64. John Bertrand Miller, 67, was killed at Tyler Friday night when struck by a car while walking along a street. Shoots His Wife A 71-year-old man and his 49-year-old estranged wife died at Grand Saline Saturday in what officers said was a murder and sui-ci ie. Sheriff Forrest Sides said O. B Brown shot his wife, then turned the .32-caliber pistol on himself. A headon 30*^0 collision near Houston Sunday killed a couple from Willis, Texas. Dead were Mrs. Monica Miller, 32, and Ciai ence Joseph Miller, 36, Two men from Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, were killed Sunday when their car hit a culvert on U. S. 81 north of Kyle, Hays County. They were Harry Culberson Whitesell III, 20, end Robert Eugene Johnson, 23, Clyde Bryson, 37, of Altus, Okla.. was shot to death Sunday at a cafe in Sunset, Montague County. Acting Fire Capt. Delbert H. Sherfy was killed Saturday night in a fire engine-automobile collision in Houston, William E. Bennett, 44, of Dallas, was killed Saturday near Denton when his car collided with a truck. on a date to be announced. State Rep. David Ratliff of Stamford, first candidate to announce for Sadler’s vacancy, was contacted by The Reporter-News on the write - in possibility. "It’s news to me, if there is a write - in campaign,” Ratliff said. "If anyone writes my name in, it would be without my permission.” Justin Morrow of Rotan, third candidate to announce for the state Senate, could not be reached Monday morning. He was in Hamlin, his wife said. Sadler’s name will appear on the ballot for the Tuesday election. Under Texas election laws, any write - in candidate would have to receive more votes than Sadler to bt iiefitiri. Leap From Roof Fatal to Patient Hagler identified As Driver Near Torch Death Scene FORT WORTH (^David Hagler has been identified by photographs as the driver of a station wagon near the scene of the Oklahoma torch slaying the night of the crime, the Star-Telegram said today. A Davis, Okla., filling station employe, John Hignight, picked Hagler’s photo from a group shown him by agent Golden Kennedy of the Oklahoma Crime Bu-reaiL An Abilene State Hospital patient for 22 years died at 6:15 a m. Monday of injuries received when he jumped from a third story roof at the hospital Sunday afternoon. His presence on the porch roof was discovered only about 10 mLi-utes before the plunge. The victim was Joyce Yarbrough, 33, a patient at Abilene State Hospital since he was 8. He was an epileptic, though doctors said that he had not had a seizure recently. A fire engine which had been dispatched to the hospital to help In a rescue attempt was called back to town when it was learned that Yarbrough had already jumped from the roof. He landed on a lawn a few feet from a paved street. Doctors at the hospital said be suffered a compound fracture of the left aim between the elbow and shoulder, fracture of the left iiiji, CQcqpound fracturt ol tot iiH, ankle and cuts and bruises. Climbed Fire Escape C. L. Lewallen. hospital superintendent who had climbed to another roof about 15 feet above Yarbrough before the patient jumped, said Yarbrough apparently climbed a fire escape to the third floor. His presence was discovered about 3 p.m. He refused to leave the roof and told R. W. Reynolds, ward attendant, he intend^ to jump. Kiker - Warren Funeral Home said that the body is being shipped to Connally Funeral Home In Waco, where funeral and burial arrangements will be handled. Survivors include three brothers, Casey of Waco, Cooper of Sherman, and Charles of Duke Park; and four sisters, Mrs, A. D. Tennyson of Waco, Mrs. B. 0. Sullivan of Denison, Mrs. H. D. Holcomb of Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. 0. ;