Abilene Reporter News, November 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas gftrilene Reporter -Bttotf EVENING 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 136 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. NOV. 2, 1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PMCE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC Heavy Vote Indicated For National Election AN EARLY START Dub Wofford, left, and Jasper AUbright looked as though the cup of coffee they received at Tuscola was needed before they left Abilene Tuesday morning on the fourth of the businessmen's tours. Nearly 40 persons are on this trip, which reached its climax at San Angelo. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson) WTUTops 10 Biggest TaxPayers Names of the 10 biggest city property f tax payers for 1954 were revealed Tuesday morning by City Tax Department....... Assessor collector A. W. Cur- ls released the following list: TAXPAYER Valuation ISHTax ll> West TEC. Din. S3.M6.5W <2 S SOI Tele. 1388.770 S7J30.48 (3 Radford interest. II W CottonoU Co. 1.577.220 (5 Woolen property 32J74.80 (6 lone Star Gas Co. 24.687.60 n Thornton's 8) Citizens Nat. Bank 698.530 16.764.72 (9) Text Pac. Ry 672.250 (10) Fi-M Bank 15578.72 The "assessed valuation" shown above was determined by the City Tax Department as 55 per cent of the full current market value. "Radford interests" in the list are the holdings of the estates of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rad- and of their descendants. "Woolen property" refers to the property of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Woolen. Valuation listed as "Thorn- Curlee said, pertains to the various Thornton stores, which are vned by E. L. Thornton and .members of his family. Segregation State Voting WASHINGTON WV-A wide range 'of special school seg- regation to social security face voters today in 37 states. A proposed constitutional amend- ment in Georgia would authorize the state to advance public funds to private individuals for educa tional purposes. If approved as ex ,-scled. this would clear the way for eventual elimination of the Georgia public- school system am Is replacement by state-supported private schools. SAN ANGELO-BOUND Abilene Trippers Reach Ballinger By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-News Staff Writer Nearly 40 businessmen rolled out of Abilene early Tuesday-morning on a 'special bus bound for San Angelo and a luncheon engage- ment with the San Angelo Kiwanis Club. Other stops are scheduled both en route and back. Arriving at Tuscola at a.m., :he trippers, loaded down with souvenirs, were welcomed by Mayor Boles Fry, and bankers Bobby Sayles and Doyle Tayor. Coffee for the busload of business- men and Hardin Simmons Uni- versity entertainers was bought By the First State Bank. Others who welcomed the trip- pers included Lee Groves, appli- ance man, and Dan O'Connell, 82, who has been a Taylor County res- ident for nearly 77 years. Leaving Tuscola at a.m., the bus arrived in Winters at 9 a.m., where Chief of Police Bill Whitley, Mayor Lee Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles West, Tommie Rou- gas, president of the Winters C-C, and two C-C directors, Wesley M. Hays and Raymond Loyd, were on hand to greet them. In Ballinger by a.m.. the bus was met at the outskirts of town by Police Chief J. L. More- land, and the trippers spread out into.every part of town, visiting with local businessmen. The bus is due into San Angelo at a.m., where the trippers are scheduled to receive a West Texas version of the red carpet treatment. Following visits with San Angelo merchants, the group was to eat lunch with the San Angelo Kiwanis Club, and the H-SU students were to furnish entertainment. Included in the group of enler- tainers are an H-SU quartet, con- sisting of Paul Royal, Randy, Ad ams, Melvin Jasek "and Wayne Ad- ams; whip artist Sammy Beam, and Cowboy Band vocalist Darlene itewart of Shreyerjort, who Apathy Could InjureTexas At Convention By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the state's big-name politi- cal personalities taking little part in Tuesday's General Election, many Texas voters showed general apathy as the polls opened. Only Rep. Sam Rayburn and U.S. Sen. Lyndon Johnson of the state's leading politicos took a great part in the General Election campaign. They battled on a na- tionwide basis for Democratic congressional control, however, and stayed out of Texas races. Most voters skipped the fact that Texas' delegate strength to the 1956 national Democratic and Re- publican conventions would be de- cided largely by the strength of Tuesday's vote. The apathy could leave them with a smaller voice in the 1956 choice for presidential candidates. And Texas Democrats have been looking for a big part in the party's choice. Less than one-third of the state's approximately was expected to .cast a ballot. If Re- publicans cast less than votes for their gubernatorial nom- inee, they will not be required to hold a primary in 1956. Republican speakers during the desultory campaign have told vot- ers that the state's two-party sys- tem depends on a big Republican Ballots Control Next Congress WASHINGTON millions chose today between Republicans and Democrats to control the new Congress. And first reports from the polling places indicat- ed neither party had reason for concern over voter something both had said they feared. How much the last minute get-out-the-vote prodding by President Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson and other leaders on both sides had to do with it was uncertain, but fragmen- tary early surveys suggested heavy ballot boxes. Both parties had insisted I RESTRAINED Bryant W. Bowles, president of the Na- tional Association of White People, is restrained by a Washington, D; C., detective from attacking a news pho- tographer while enroute to police headquarters. Bowles was taken into custody on a warrant sworn out by a Negro postman charging Bowles assaulted .him in a disagree- ment over handling of his mail. __________. has appeared- ori ride." "Louisiana Hay- Eh route honie, the bus will stop in Robert Lee and Bronte for short visits, and is scheduled to arrive back in Abilene at p.m. Those on the trip include Jim Jennings, Lloyd B. McCarty, Owen Ellis, Ed Stewart, H. A. Travis, Wes E. John Higgins, Jas- per AUbright, C. W. Loma, Henry Whitaker, Harry Metcalf, D. L. Brown, E. G. (Pete) Bennett, Sam- my Beam, Darlene Stewart, Ivan Flynn, Joe Honeycutt, Hamilton Wright, R. J. Hawk, E. L. Turner, Dick Van Hook, J. L. Huff, Mel R. Thurman, Paul Miller, Weathers, Gene Landrum, Foy Bill Griffith, Bill Bynum, Sid McKin- ney, Dub Moffitt, Paul Royal, A. B. (Stormy) Shelton, Wally Gro- gan, Melvin Jasek. Randy Adams and Wayne Adams. This is the fourth of the busi- nessmen's tours this year. Two others are scheduled, one Nov. 10 and the last one Nov. 18. DOG CATCHER'S WOlRST ENEMY? A dog lover took matters into his own hands during the week end to help'his canine friends. An estimated 12 to 15 dogs .were released from the city pound, when an unknown liber- ator forced, the door open. A'padlock was sawed off, and a chain holding the _door was sawed in two. The dog catcher said this, happened between 1 p.m. Sun- day and 8 a.m. Monday. vole Tuesday. They have appealed for independent voters lo "go He- But both parties, Democrats and Republicans alike, had little luck in stirring up state interest in state voting. Texas voters apalhy came large- ly from Ihe fact that Democrats, with few exceptions, were heavily favored to win what few contested elections there were in the state. It was on a nationwide Demo- cratic victory that cause every member of Congress from Texas is a to gain the most. If the Democrats should win, the party would take over re-organiia- tion of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, now organized by Repub- licans, none from Texas. Such a victory would elevate Rep. Rayburn to his former post of Speaker of the House and would make Senator Johnson the Senate Majority Leader. Both positions are among the most powerful in the federal government. Two other Texans, Rep. Olin Teague of College Station and Rep. Omar Burleson of Anson, would be elevated to committee chair- manships, both all-powerful posts in the scheme of things in Wash- ington. Although Teague and Burleson are comparatively new members of Ihe House, when compared to a 21-term veteran such as Ray- burn, they would occupy posi- :ions it has taken others decades :o attain. Teague would become chairman, of the important House Committee on Veterans Affairs while Burleson would lake over chairmanship of the very impor- See TEXAS, Page 3-A, Col. 1 Freeze Predicted For City Tonight Abilene and area is due to have freezing weather .tonight and light rain The area is due to shiver tonight in cold that may drop to 30-33 de- grees.' A high of Ittb was expected Tuesday afternoon. The high Wed- nesday will be 50. A norther that njpped the Pan- handle with more freezing temper- atures whipped through Abilene at a.m. Tuesday. Moist, Gulf air sliding tip over the wedge of cold air was expect- ed to set off showers along the coast Tuesday, spreading north to the Abilene area Wednesday after- noon. Showers are due farther north Wednesday night. Winds this afternoon will be northeasterly at about 15-20 miles per hour, shifting to the east to- night at 10 mph. The winds will remain easterly Wednesday at 15 mph. Behind the front that moved through here this morning, Dalhart had 24-degree morning cold. Ama tUlb had S7; Lubbock Wich ita Falls, 33. Albany Asks To Release Water By JIM EATON Reporer-News Staff Wriler ALBANY, Nov. 2. Represenla- tives of Albany have requested lhat the city of Abilene help Shack- elford County meet thai described as a "presenl water crisis." Albany rs asking lhal Abilene release water from Phanlom Hill Lake Members of Ihe Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce mel with the Albany group at the Chamber of- fice here Tuesday morning. Albany representatives told the Abilenians that their pumps on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River have deprived Albany of water for ranching and commercial use. When the river rises, the water is pumped into Phantom Hill Lake By Abilene's doing so, the Albany group said that their town "had been greatly hurt." Abilene Mayor C. E. Gatlm told the poup of 38 that if water was released, it would take two billion iBjn order for the water to downstream from the Abilene ake for use for Shackeiford Coun- y. This would be about one.eighth if the present water supply in the Eke, Jiaaff Catlin said. Study Promised The Abilene group, promised that study and consideration Would )e given to the "matter immedi- ately. The problem will be pre- sented lo the Abilene Cily Com- mission for consideralion. Howard McMahon, publisher of the Abilene Reporter-News, and co- chairman of the chamber's Water development committee, said that the City Commission will make the final decision. "It is the commission's problem to study and determine what this would do to the city water lupply if the water is (aid McMahon. Eugene Thomas, president of the Albany C-C, had the Abilene dele- gation introduced. In addition to Gatlin and McMahon, others pres ent were Herman Bettis, water Committee Co George THANK YOU... Thank you for paying your carrier promptly at the first of toch month for your Reporter- News. His earnings depend on his collecting from every' subscriber, paying his bill, the- remainder being his profit. Minter, Jr., president of the Abi- ene C-C; Joe Cooley, manager ol he C-C; Thomas E. Roberts, man- iger of the Hendrick Home for children in Abilene and represent- ng the Hendrick Ranch in Shacfc- elford County; and Guy Caldwdl. Cooley suggested thai the Albany representatives air their problems jefore the Abilene group attend- ng the meeting. Jim Nail, local rancher, told the group "the river has dried up and we need water badly, "The pumps have damaged us by keeping water from filling np our water he said. Nail asked that water be re- leased at the Abilene owned lake. 'It is an immediate Nail said. "Our ranches are down to about a two or three weeks wa- ter supply." Nail requested that Abilene sup- ply 14 inches of water from its lake. G. P. CrutchfieM of Albany, with Set WATER, Fife t-A, 4 Added ToCheslTill Community Chest contributions up to Tuesday morning were 517.79, according to E. W. Berry, co chairman of the current cam- paign. Group and division chairmen were credited with turning in 943.75 Monday. Of this amount was credited to the. ral solicitations division for a total of and to the major gifts division for a total of Goal for each division is half of the total goal of The money will be used to support eight separate chest agencies, Ber- ry pointed out. Thursday morning housewives throughout Abilene will participate in passing some campaign kits "around the It is hop- ed that this part of the campaign be completed by Thursday noon. "Contributions taken at the homes should be in addition to any contributions which may have been made at places of according to Mrs. Ross W, Wisste and Mre. A. C. McDavitt, dm sion co chairmen. They are ask ing that housewives help keep the envelopes moving Thursday mom ing, not allowing them to lie Ml in some one's front door handl because a person is not at home Only two points reported meas- urabte rain, Houston .25 inch and Beaumont. M. Ahead of the front Tuesday morning, Brownsville had a balmy 70. The high temperature Monday was 62. Minimum Monday night was 39 degrees.' The first big freeze of fall is expected lo chill Texas' upper half before dawn Wednesday. The Weather Bureau said Tues- day overnight freezing tempera- lures are possible from East Texas the Soulh Plains. Icy air crept into the stale in e wake of a new norther. Forecasters gave Ihis tempera- re outlook for Wednesday morn- g: Panhandle and South Plains, 25- degrees; North Central Texas, j-35; north and central portions East Texas, 25-32; extreme outh portion of East Texas, 32-42; md north portion of South Central exas, 32-42 degrees. in advance that such reports would be good news for them. No Certainly Actually there was no certainty lhat even the heat of the closing drives by Ihe Iwo parties had much to do with it. All along there had been some observers who clung to the view the voters had already made up their minds and were ndifferent only to Ihe politicans' leas." Whatever the reason, sample checks in New York and in the environs of Washington suggested reason to revise upward Ihe ad- vance estimates of 45 million voles. In New York, despite rain and cold, approximately 15 per cent of Ihe registered voters m Manhattan and the Bronx were reported lo have cast ballots by 9 a.m. That was the same percenlage as had voted at that hour in idea weather in the mayoralty election a year ago. In a few scattered districts, the percenlage of those voting by 9 o'clock was as high as 20. Brooklyn Light" From Brooklyn, however, th Political DetaD, Page 3-B Voting Gets Slow Start n Abilene Day Forecast Calling for Rain DALLAS W-The U.S. Weather ureau today issued the following j-day forecast: EAST AND CENTRAL TEXAS: emperalures 2-8 degrees below ormal. Normal minimum 45-62 egrees; normal maximum 67411. ool most of period. Precipitation moderate to heavy with rain oc- curring Wednesday through Fri- ay. NEW POSTMASTER Aubrey Dunwody hai been appointed postmaster of Alison. Co-owner of the Dunwody Motor Co., Dun- wody was with the Anson State Bank for 30 years. He has served on the Aason City Council. Dan- vtody replaces 0. Bar- rpil m paymaster. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHY CHHMUUTr Why not tht truth if your foe wins? 6-A. rARR-tUSTIMe New leaol ottock opetw on Parr empire, in South Texas, fogt 10-A. DOWN Speeding rt the No. 1 of oecloVntf here. Pogt 1-B. POLITICS UHUMITSO Na- tional and .tat. political JtOTie, _ of tiwm. Pop 3-B. voting was reported "very, very light." The voling was slow and electio officials suggested that meant spli tickets. Leading figures in both parties took the view that disagreeable weather throughout New York state would not affect the voting materially. "Extremely heavy" was the re- port on early voting in the Mary- land and Virginia suburbs of Wash- ington. The capital itself is vote- less. In the 10th Virginia congressional district just across the Polomac from Ihe capital, the early ballot- ing was reported much heavier than normal for an off year with no presidenlial race. There was a bitter contest for the district's House seat betwen Republican Joel T. Broyhill and Democrat John C. Webb. Some election judges were pre- dicting a voting record there. From the biggest precinct in Prince Georges County, Md., just outside the District of Columbia, came a report of "terrifically heavy" balloting wilh over 200 votes in the first hour out of a regislralion of aboul A judge at one of the boxes in populous Silver Spring, Md., said the first hour count was the highest tie had ever seen. At another box over 20 per cent of the had voted in the first hour. In the Baltimore metropolitan districl, election officials described the vote as "unexpectedly heavy." In Chicago, the firsl hour's voling brought predictions of a very heavy CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER GOAL Through noon Tuesday Abilene voters had shown little interest in the outcome of four state races and fate of 11 amendments to the state constitution. A spot check at noon revealed hat voting was extremely light at the six boxes polled. The small vote was pinpointed in an earlier check. At Fair Park Tuesday 40 per cent of the 25 votes cast hi the first two hour; the polls were open were cast by election workers. By noon, Iwo'hours later, only 12 more votes were cast at Fair Park in Precinct, t? where there are approximately 890 qualified voters on the roll CourtheBK lewh Fifty persons had balloted by noon at the courthouse, 35 at Me- Murry College's Gold .Star dorm, 38 at the Abilene Christian College fire station, 31 at North Park school, and 28 at Fannin school. At the noon check, election workers said the voting pace had began to pick up slightly. Hea- viest voting was expected by; judges during the noon hour and after 5 p.m. One election judge observed that votes cast' thus far had been "pretty high priced votes." Taylor County has a total vot- ing strength of including poll taxes and. exemptions. In the July primary election guber- natorial votes were cast. This was topped in the heated August runoff by a votes in the governor's race. Absentee balloting also- has been light. The Taylor County clerk's office said Tuesday 'morning 46 ballots had been cast over the counter there and another 17 had been mailed out. The mailed out ballots will he counted if they ar- rive at the absentee box before 1 p.m. today. Taylor Countians are voting on four contested races and 11 amendments to the constitution oE Texas. Accident Fatal DALLAS William C. Lee, 34, was killed yesterday when he was thrown from his car in an accident turnout Early Husk Similarly, Ohio cities had an early rush to Ihe polls. New Jersey officials called Ihe voting there normal but increasing in intensity. The forenoon brought a few scat- tering returns from small precincts which had polled their entire reg- istered vote. First in with a count was Hart's Location, N. H., always an early runner. The little mountain community gave Democratic candidates in major races 6 voles to 4 for Repub- licans. Two years ago, the village voted Republican, 5-4. Since then, two voters have moved away and three newcomers have settled in Hart's Location. Republicans, as they have in the pasl, mopped up the 14 votes of -Point Aux Barques, Mich. Among the early voters was former President Truman. Putting in his ballot at Independence, Mo., Truman said, "It will be the right answer again." Predict. Sweep Another well-known Democrat, former Postmaster General James A. Farley got in an early vote in New York predicted "Demo- cratic rotep." President Eisenhower, also a New York tetsr, cast an absentee ballot long ago. I In addition to choosing the new on Jefferson Boulevard near U.S. Highway 80. THE WEATHER C.S. DEPAETMETT OF COMMEBCZ WEATHEI ABILENE AND and COM thli afternoon, tonlgfct and Wednes- day. Posalole freeze tonignt and light rain Wednesday afternoon. High temperature today 45-50. Loir tonight 30-35. High Wed- nesday anoot U. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly done; this afterroon. tonight and Wednes- day. Colder this afternoon and tontght. Lotnet B-3S tonight. WEST TEXAS: Parity cloudy after- noon and tonight. Colder UUt afternoon. Some light rain Wednesday. 2341 in Panhandle and South Plains tonight. EAST TEXAS: Freeze north and cen- tral portion tonight. Partly ekody and ranch colder this afternoon and tonight. Continued cold Wednesday. Lowest E-35 fa north and central and 32-12 in extreme portion tckight. Fresh to MOM northerly wtadi on the coast. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Meettr cloudy, colder this afternoon and tonlgU. Continued cold Wednesday. Occasional rain in extreme aoota portion. Lowtft U-U In north portion tonight. JresJi to strong northeasterly wfaox on the coast. High and Hr for 24 boon ended at ajn.: a and H octrees. Mon. P. M. SI Toes. A. M. 42 Congress, yoters are picking JOT-I a.m.-sunset tor, m__ .'...I <1 reading al p.m. ai.X. Set ELECTION, z-A, CoL U kwnkuv at is-w ;