Abilene Reporter News, November 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 135 Associated Press IAP) TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Grape Street Retail Zoning Again Asked Long disputed retail zoning for an area on Grape St. will come before the City Planning and Zon- ing Commission again at tonight's p.m. meeting in City Com- mission room. In addition to that public hear- ing, there will be one on pro- posed re zoning for a North First St. area which could result in erec- tion 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 ask- ed 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 The hearing tonight will con- cern 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 intersec- tion. He reported that Dr. Gibson has tentative plans for building a com- mercial structure of some kind on the northwest corner. Dr. Gibson's home occupies the aortheast corner. There is already a service sta- tion on the southeast corner. Sin- gleton said. Area proposed 'or the Grape St. re zoning consists of the equivalent of nine 50 foot front lots, about equally distributed among the four corners. Various areas along Grape St. have been proposed for retail re- zoning on several occasions. Al- ways there arose controversies in which some property owners op- posed- changing the residential Ja- ture of the street. Singleton has been conferring re- cently witii opponent! .and propo- of retail zoning on Grape St He said Monday he believes there won't be any strong opposi- tion 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 El- bert E. Hall, J. D. Perry Jr., Guitar Trust Estate and Cleaners. The change asked for North First St. is from Zone G (com- mercial) to Zone H (central busi- Singleton 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 nec- essary to provide a 15 foot set- back from the front for any build- ing, 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 Port- land Ave. and Ross Ave. be re- zoned from Zone B (two family residences) to Zone F (local re- One Jot faces Portland, and two Ross, all three being in the 600 blocks. M-Systern has a store at South Seventh St. and Portland Ave. and wishes to use the three lots for additional parking area, Singleton said. GOP Funds Still Showing Black WASHINGTON at Official re- ports on campaign finances show that the Republican National Com- mittee went into the final lap of the congressional campaign with a surplus of funds while its Demo- cratic counterpart operated fa the red. Loyal Cocker Spaniel Can End Lonely Wait HIS MASTER IS DEAD tie dog with liquid brown eyes, no longer keeps vigil outside the Sheltering Arms Hospital here. All last week Happy, 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. .and was taken home at Davie was struggling against all the while Davie gave ground pancreas disorder which had af- Saturday night the vigil ended PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e Man Slays Girl, Self After Halloween Fete meaning Davie's pancreas did not absorb and digest pro- His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gill to Phoenix, ago, but the boy's condition grew worse and he was returned to the hospital here Rape Suspect Faces Charge a week ago Sunday. Happy waited outside every day CHECK There just barely was 'Space M'lnis cashier's check to get in all'the 'figured' 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 which is executor for the estate of the late Ellis A. Hall in given in payment for a portion of the stock of Condor Petroleum Company. Population, Trade Indexes Take Rise Abilene's October was a "hum- dinger" of a business month, lead- ers said Monday. The inside city population had a net gain of 554 people, when fig- ured on the formula which Abilene THE WEATHER O S. DETAKTMEXT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILEXE AND V1CNITT Partb- cloudy this afternoon, tonigbt and TUM- ay High this afternoon near 60. Low ight about 38. High Tuesday about 60. High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6-30 a.m.: 66 and degrees. "NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS p.ruy this ailernoon. tonight and TtlK- day, no important temperature changes. Lowest tonight. WEST TEXAS Increasing cloudiness this allernoon. tonight andJTuesday Kith some light rain likely I Lowest 28-38 Panhandle by Tuesday night. and South Plains TEXAS Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. No im- portant temperature changes. Lowest in interior tonight. Moderate variable winds OH the coast. ___ SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mostly cloudy this aftenoon, tonight and Tuesday no important temperature changes. Mode- rate mostly east winds on the coast. TEMFERATCEES SUS. P. M. MOS. A. M. hamber of Commerce uses. That estimate brings the present popula- lon inside the city limits up to Formula employed for figuring '.e number of AbUenians is to take le total of electric meters within he city limits and multiply that y 3.4. The figure doesn't include peo- le living in the Abilene metropol- an area (Greater Abilene) but utside the city limits. Indexes Gain Impressive gains were made in Mober by electric, gas and wa- er meters and to the number of elephones. Building permits soared in Octo- ier to for that month ilone, bringing the year 1954 total o date to This Octo- >er's volume was seven times as much as the same month in 1953. The total for the first 10 months if 1954 was more than he figure for the same period of ast year. Employment remained at n October, sustaining the figure reached in September. That com- 55............ 54 53 52 58 59 61 Barometer reading at p.m. 28.3L Relative humidity at p.m. 42% IN TILL Chest Drive Total Reduced by An accounting mix up in the Community Chest program result- ed in a total too high being shown for contributions through Saturday, according to E. W. Berry, co-chairman of the. drive. The corrected total of contribu- tions through Saturday, was ?S4.- 774, Berry said. A misunderstanding as to how contributions under received by workers in the major gifts sec- tion of the drive would be carried caused the trouble, Berry contin- ued These checks were turned over to the general solicitations group, but wftt-e totaled for both "jteniberf of the divl- iion may credlt for though they will, not b. totaled in that division. Of the tota! collected to date, the general solicitation division is cre- dited with and the major gifts division with Each di- vision has a goal of jusl half of the total chest goal of 000 for the year. Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon housewives all over town will take part in passing around cam paign kits in one simultaneous drive. A campaign chairman in eacl block of Abilene will start the block envelope around exactly a 9 a.m. Thursday, with the idea o the drive being to keep the enve- lope moving, Mrs. Ross W. Wissle and Mrs. A. C. McDavitt, division co chairmen, said. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER ared with the of October a ear ago, Abilene office of Texas Employment Commission re- orted. The number of jobless persons cropped 150 in October, from the ,330 of September to West Texas Utilities Co. -report- ed a net increase of 178 electric meters, including a net hike of 163 within the city limits. That brought he total in service to which ncluded within the city lim- ts. Telephones Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. came within an "inch" during Oc- ober of-achieving a long-dreamed- of goal- of Abilene tele- phones. The phones showed a nel ;ain of 73, to' reach a new tota of 'We expect the tele phone customer to come' to today ir Manager George W Srown, U, saW Monday. "When hat happens, we will have specia 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 City Water Department had a net gain of 98 in water meters served, making the new total 16, 517. GOAL 4 Stale Jobs BeloreVoters Taylor County voters will have an opportunity of voting Tuesday in four contested state offices and on 11 proposed amendments to thi Stale Constitution of Texas. Polls for the general election will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m Only contested offices listed or the ballot are those of TJ. S. sena congressman at large, gover nor and state commissioner of ag riculture. However, the question of a sue cessor to the late State Senato Harley Sadler could be decided t the general election. If any perso receives a plurality through write in votes he would be elected to th office. Voting places in Abilene are: Boi Number Voting Place 1 Courthouse 2 Fire Sta., Sth Butternut 3 Fire Sta., llth Meander 4 Fair Park 5 Boy Scout Hqds. Elmwood West Fire Sta. Gold Star Dorm. Bowie School 9 YMCA, North Second St. 10 Woodson School 11 ACC Fire Sta. 12 Orange St. Fire Sta. 13 Fannin School 14 North Park School 15 McGlothlin Car Barn 17 American Legion Senate Candidates Oppose Write-ins 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 announced can- didates. Former Senator Pat Bullock of Colorado City Monday morning called the Reporter News and said a few of his friends had quer- ied 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-1 think he is due that Bul- lock said. State Senator Harley Sadler's death created office, which flans U iiU '1 a vacancy in the Governor y Vttill Shivers on a date to be announced. State Rep. David Ratliff Stamford, first candidate to nounce for Sadler's vacancy, was contacted by The Reporter-New on the write in possibility. "It's news to me, if there a write in Ratli said. "If anyone writes my nam in, it'would be witiiout my per mission." Justin Morrow of Rotan, tbir candidate to announce for th state Senate, could not be read ed Mcuday morning. He was i Hamlin, his wife said. Sadler's name will appear on the ballot for the Tuesday elec- tion. Under Texas election laws any write in candidate wouk nave to receive more than Sautrtete SWEETWATER, Nov. 1 A harge of rape was filed Monday orning in Justice of the Peace eonard Teston's court against Al- >ert Phillmore, 43. Negro farm orker. Fearing possible violence, of- ccrs moved the suspect early unday morning to an undisclosed ail for safe keeping. He is charged with raping a -year-old white woman, wife of prominent Nolan County farmer. IB assault occurred at the wo- an's home near Roscoe at 10 m. Saturday. The woman told officers that the forced his '.vay into her :chen after coming to the back oor of her home on the pretext wanting to borrow some atches. She said that as she rned away from the door to get me matches for him the man ntered the kitchen and forced er into a bedroom, threatening kill her by stabbing her. Husband Away She was alone at her farm ime, her husband being away on usiness. She related to officers that after he attack the man again threaten- d to kill her if she reported the incident to officers. She did not ell anyone what had happened un- il her husband returned home late atarday afternoon. Her husband brought to Sweetwafer to be examined by a ihysician and reoorted the attack o Sheriff Ted Lambert. Texas Ranger Jim 'aunt' of Abflene said the man ad been living and working on a arm near Roscoe the last two ears. About two weeks ago he and his family a wife and two mall children moved tempo arily to Childress to work in col- on fields. The man had returned o Roscoe without his family. The officers said the man tolc hem he has served penitentiary ime for theft but this has nol >eea confirmed. Lambert said he and Deputy Sheriff Marvin league arrestec tie man on a Roscoe street at i.m. Saturday. He did not resis irrest. A 32nd District Court grand jury md previously been called fo Vednesday and the case is ex pected to be presented to thi ;rand jury either Wednesday o 'hursday. Officers who conducted the !n 'estigation were Lambert, Paulk District Attorney Eldon Malion o Negro Admits Rape Slaying BEAVER FALLS, Pa. W-EIija Thompson, a 23-year-old unemploy ed laborer, has confessed to th killing of Helen Jean Bryant, 16, state policeman testified today a a hearing at which Thompson was held for grand jury action. State Police Sgt. John Krzto said Thompson, a Negro, Saturda night admitted slaying the prett high school girl. Krzton sai Beaver County Dist. Atty. Richar P. Steward was present wher Thompson admitted the killing. The partially nude body of th girl was found Saturday covere with leaves and dirt on a hillsid near her home. Thompson was remanded to th county jail. He did not enter plea. olorado City, Deputies Sheriff eague, Jim Bratcher and G. E. avis, and Highway Patrolman an F. Nowlin of Colorado City. :ourth Trade our to Take load Tuesday The fourth and biggest Chamber Commerce goodwill trip fea- uring varied entertainment for eighboring towns will take to he road Tuesday morning. The trippers will leave from the hamber of Commerce offices at 30 a.m: More than 40 business- len have signed up to make the rip. Tuesday's trippers will make heir first stop at Tuscola at hit Winters' at a.m., be n Ballinger at a.m; and at an'Angelo at a.m. The bus will be met at the San ngelo city limits by a reception committee and a police escort. The rippers will visit in San Angelo and then have lunch with the San Angelo Hiwanis Club and then