Abilene Reporter News, November 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas Ghre TIM vnit«4 Wo« ®l)e Abilene 3^eporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 136 Associated Press ( AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 2, I954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Heavy Vote Indicated For National Election AN EARLY START — Dub Wofford, left, and Jasper Allbright looked as though pe 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 Tax Payers Names of the 10 biggest city property - tax payers for 19.S4 were revealed Tuesday morning by City Tax Department. Assessor - collector A. W. Curie released the following list: SAN ANGELO-BOUND Abilene Trippers Reach Ballinger Valuation S954Ta* $;i,M6..540 173.116.% 2.388,770    57,330.48 TVXPAYKR (1) West Tex. Ctil, (2) S. Bell Tele. (3» Radford interest« 1.8tt9,670    43,432 08 Ml W. Cottonoil Co. 1,577.220    37.853 28 <51 Wooten property 1,348.950    32.374.80 (6) l.one Star Gas Co, 1,028,650    24,687.6« (7) Thornton’«    793,100    19.034.40 (8) Citizens Nat. Bank 698.530 (9) Tex. ¿ Pac. Ry 672,250    16,134.00 !lb» Kt.M Bank    665.780    13.978.72 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. Wooten Valuation listed as “Thornton’s,” Curlee said, pertains to the various Thornton stores, which are ( ned by E. L. Thornton and ..lembers of his family. Segregation /ace Stote Voting WASHINGTON (/Pt—A wide range of special issues—from school .seg-i-cgation to social security — face ,’olers today in 37 stat&s. A proposed constitutional amendment in Georgia would authorize ihc state to advance public funds to private individuals for educa-I onal purposes. If approved as ex-, ected, this would clear the way for eventual elimination of the Georgia public school system and :s replacement by state-supported private schools. 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 engagement with the San Angelo Klwanis Club. Other stops are scheduled both en route and back. Arriving at Tuscola at 8:20 a.m.. the trippers, loaded down with souvenirs, were welcomed by .Mayor Boles Fry, and bankers Bobbv Sayles and Doyle Tayor. Coffee for the busload of businessmen and Hardin • Simmons University entertainers was bought by the First State Bank. Others who welcomed the trippers included Lee Groves, appliance man, and Dan O’Connell, 82, who has h^en a Taylor County resident for nearly 77 years. Leaving Tuscola at 8:35    a.m., the bus arrived in Winters at 9 a.m., w'here 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, W'esley M. Hays and Raymond Loyd, were on hand to greet them. In Ballinger by 9:50 a.m., the bus was met at the outskirts of town by Police Chief J. L. Moreland. and the trippers spread out into every part of town, visiting with local businessmen. The bus is due into San Angelo at 10:45 a.m., where the trippers are scheduled to receive a West Texas version of the red carpet treatment. Following visits w’ith 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 entertainers are an H-SU quartet, consisting of Paul Royal, Randy Ad ams, Melvin Jasek and Wayne Ad ams; whip artist Sammy Beam, and Cowboy Band vocalist Darlene Stewart of Shreveport, La., who has appeared on “L,ouisiana Hay-ride.” En route home, the bus will stop In Robert Lee and Bronte for short visits, and is scheduled to arrive back in Abilene at 4:45 p.m. Those on the trip include Jim Jennings, Lloyd B. McCarty, Owen Ellis, Ed Stewart, H. A, Travis, Wes E. Smith, John Higgins, Jasper Allbright, C. W^ Loma, Henry Whitaker. Harry Metcalf, D. L. Brown, E. G. (Pete) Bennett, Sammy 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. Foy Weathers, (3ene Landrum. Bill Griffith. Bill Bynum, Sid McKinney, Dub Moffitt, Paul Royal, A. B. (Stormy) Shelton, Wally Grogan, 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 WORST 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 liberator 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 I p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. ApathY Could Injure Texas At Convention By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the state’s big-name political 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 nationwide 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 Republican conventions would be decided 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 1,863,619 voters was expected to cast a ballot. If Republicans cast less than 200,000 votes for their gubernatorial nominee, they will nat be required to hold a primary in 1956. Republican speakers during the desultory campaign have told voters that the state’s two-party system depends on a big Republican vote Tuesday. They have appealed for independent voters to “go Republican.” But both parties, Democrats and Republicans alike, had little luck in stirring up state interest in state voting. Texas voters apathy came largely from the 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 Democratic victory that Texans—because every member of Congress from Texas is a Democi'at—stood to gain the most. If the Democrats should win, the party would take over re-organixa-tion of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, now organized by Republicans, 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 he elevated to committee chairmanships, both all-powerful posts in the scheme of things in Washington, Although Teague and Burleson are comparatively new members of the House when compared to 21-term veteran such as Rayburn, they would occupy positions it has taken others decades to attain, Teague would become chairman of the important House Committee on Veterans Affairs while Burleson would take over chairmanship of the very impor- Ballots Control Next Congress WASHINGTON (AP>-America’s millions chose today between Republicans and Democrats to control the new Congress. And first reports from the polling places indicated neither party had reason for concern over voter apathy— 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-ary early surveys suggested heavy ballot boxes. Both parties had insisted RESTRAINED — Bryant W. Bowles, president of the National Association of White People, is restrained by a Washington, D. C., detective from attacking a news photographer 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 disagreement over handling of his mail. Freeze Predicted For City Tonight Abilene and area is due to have freezing weather tonight and light rain Wedne.sday ahemoon. The area is due to shiver tonight in cold that may drop to 30-35 degrees. A high of 45-50 was expected Tuesday afternoon. The high Wednesday will be 50. A norther that nipped the Panhandle with more freezing temperatures whipped through Abilene at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. Moist, Gulf air sliding up over the wedge of cold air was expected to set off showers along the coast Tuesday, spreading north to the Abilene area Wednesday afternoon. Showers are due farther north Wednesday night. Winds this afternoon will be northeasterly at about 15-20 miles per hour, shifting to the east tonight at 10 mph. The winds will remain easterly Wednesday at 15 mph. Behind the front that moved Albany Asks City To Release Water By JIM EATON Reporer-News Staff Writer ALBANY, Nov. 2. — Representatives of Albany have requested that the city of Abilene help Shackelford County meet that described as a “present water crisis.” Albany is asking that Abilene release water from Phantom Hill Members of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce met with the Albany group at the Chamber office here Tuesday morning. Albany representatives told the Abilenians that their pumps on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River have deprived Albany of water tor 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 Mavor C. E. Gatlm told the group of 38 that if water was released, it would take two billion gallons, in order for the water to run downstream from the Abilene lake for use for Shackelford Coun-ty. This would be about one eighth of the present water supply in the lake, Mayiei Catlin said. Study Promised The Abilene group, promised that study and consideration would be given to the matter immediately. The problem will be presented to the Abilene City Commission for consideration. 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 supply if the water is released,” said McMah(Hi. Eugene Thomas, president of the Albany C-C, had the Abilene dele gallon introduced. In addition to Gatlin and McMahon, others present were Herman Bettis, water Committee Co - Chairm Vi George See TEXAS, Page 3-A, Col. 1 THANK YOU ... Thank you for poying your corner promptly at the first of each month for your Ref^rter-News. His eornings depend upon his collecting from every subscriber, praying his bill, the remainder being his profit. Minter, Jr., president of the Abi iene C-C; Joe Cooley, manager of the C-C; Thomas E. Roberts, manager of the Hendrick Home for children in Abilene and representing the Hendrick Ranch in Shackelford County; and Guy Caldwell. Cooley suggested that the Albany representatives air their problems before the Abilene group attending 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 up our water holes,” he said. Nail asked that water be released at the Abilene - owned lake. “It is an immediate problem,” 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. Crutchfield of Albany, with See WATER, Page ^A, Col. 4 $1,943 Added ToChestlill Community Chest contributions up to Tuesday morning were $66,-517.79, according to E. W. Berry, CO - chairman of the current campaign. Group and division chairmen were credited with turning in $1,-943.75 Monday. Of this amount $1,393.75 was credited to the general solicitations division for a total of $24,042, and $550 to the major gifts division for a total of $46,675. Goal for each division is $55,000, half of the total goal of $110,000. The money will be used to support eight separate chest agencies, Berry pointed out. Thursday morning housewives throughout Abilene will participate in passing some 2,000 cannpaign kits “around the block”. It is hoped that this part of the campaign will 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 business,” according to Mrs. Ross W. Wissler and Mrs. A. C. McDavitt. divi Sion CO - chairmen. They are ask ing that housewives help keep the envelopes moving Thursday morning, not allowing them to lie idle in some one’s front door handle because a pereon is not at h(»ne. through here this morning, Dalhart had 24-degree morning cold. Ama rillo had 27, Lubbock 30, and Wich ita Falls, 33. Only two points reported measurable rain, Houston .25 inch and Beaumont. 06. 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 to chill Texas’ upper half before dawn Wednesday. The Weather Bureau said Tuesday overnight freezing temperatures are possible from East Texas to the South Plains. Icy air crept into the state in the wake of a new norther. Forecasters gave this temperature outlook f(Mr Wednesday morning: Panhandle and South Plains, 25-35 degrees; North Central Texas, 25-35; north and central portions of East Texas, 25-32; extreme south portion of East Texas. 32-42; and north portion of South Central Texas, 32-42 degrees. NEW POSTMASTER — Aubrey Dunwody has beeo appointed postmaster of Anson. Co-owner of the Dunwody Motor Co., Dun wody was with the Anson State Bank for 30 years. He has served on the Anson City Council. Dun wody replaces George 0. Har rail as postmaster. 5-Day Forecast Calling for Rain DALLAS Ofl-The U.S. Weather Bureau today issued the following 5-day forecast: EAST AND CENTRAL TEXAS; Temperatures 2-6 degrees below normal. Normal minimum 45-62 degrees; normal maximum 67-81. Cool most of period. Precipitation moderate to heavy with rain occurring Wednesday thrwgh Friday. CHEST CAMPAIGN Gin BAROMETER WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHY LOSE CHEERFULLY? — Why not tell the truth if your foe wins? Page 6-A. PARR-BUSTING — New legal ottock opens on Porr empire in South Texos. Pog# 10-A. SLOW DOWN — Speeding is the No. 1 couse of accidents here. Page 1-B. POLITICS UNLIMITED — National and state pollticol stories — «X of tltem. Poge 3-B. GOAL $110,000 $100,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 m in advance that such reports would be good news for lem. No Certainty Actually there was no certainty that even the heat of the closing drives by the two parlies 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 indifferent only to the politicans’ pleas. Whatever the reason, sample checks in New York and in the environs of Washington suggested reason to revise upward the advance estimates of 45 million votes. In New York, despite rain and cold, approximately 15 per cent of the registered voters in Manhattan and the Bronx were reported to have cast ballots by 9 a.m. That was the same percentage as had voted at that hour in ideal weather in the mayoralty election a year ago. In a few scattered districts, the percentage of those voting by 9 o’clock was as high as 20. Brooklyn Light I From Brooklyn, however, the voting was reported “very, very light.” The voting was slow and election officials suggested that meant split 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 report on early voting in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington. The capital itself is vote-less. In the 10th Virginia congressional district just across the Potomac from the capital, the early balloting was reported much heavier than normal for an off year with no presidential race. There was a bitter contest for the district’s House seat betwen Republican ,Joel T. Broyhill and Democrat John C. Wfbb. Some election judges were predicting 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 with over 200 votes in the first hour out of a registration of about 3,000. A judge at one of the boxes in populous Silver Spring, Md., said the first hour count was the highest he had ever seen. At another box over 20 per cent of the eligibles had voted in the first hour. In the Baltimore metropolitan district, election officials described the vote as “unexpectedly heavy.” In Chicago, the first hour’s voting brought predictions of a very heavy turnout. Early Rush Similarly, Ohio cities had an early rush to the polls. New Jersey officials called the voting there normal but increasing in intensity. The forenoon brought a few scat tering returns from small precincts which had polled their entire registered 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 votes to 4 for Republicans. 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 !n the past, 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.” Predicte Sweep Another well-known Democrat former P<atmaster General James A. Farley g<^ in an early vote in New York and predicted a “Democratic sweep.” «President Eisenhower, also New York voter, cast an absentee ballot long ago. In addition to dioosing the new Congress, voters are picking gov Se« ELECTION, Page E-A. Col. PolHleal Detail. Page 3-B Voting Gels Slow Start In Abilene Through noon Tuesday Abilene voters had shown little interest in the outcome of four state races and fate of 11 amendments to the state con.stitution. A spot check at noon revealed that voting was extremely light at the six boxes polled. The small vote wa.s pinpointed in an earlier check. At Fair Park Tue.sday 40 per cent of the 25 votes cast in the first two hours the polls were open were cast by election workers. By noon, two hours later, only 12 more vot(^ were cast at Fair Park in Precinct 4, where there are approximately 850 qualified voters on the roll. Courthouse Leads Fifty persons had balloted by noon at the courthouse, 35 at Me-Murry College’s dold 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. Heaviest 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 voting strength of 14,441, including poll taxes and exemptions. In the July primary eleciion 9,230 gubernatorial votes were cast. This was topped in the heated August runoff by a 10,525 votes in tlie governor’s rach. 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 arrive at the absentee box before 1 .m. today. Taylor Countians are voting on four contested races and 11 amendments to the constitution of Texas. Accident Fatal DALLAS (AP»—William C. Lee, 34, was killed yesterday when he was thrown from his car in an accident on Jefferson Boulevard near U.S. Highway 80. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPABTMEXT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY-Ckwdy *»d cold thl» afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Pottible freeze tonight and light rain Wednesday afternoon. High temperature today 45-50. Lov* tonifhi 30-35. High Wednesday about 50. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Partly cloudy this iftenMwn, tonight and Wednesday. Colder this afternoon and tonight. Lowest Z5-35 tonight, WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight. Coider this afternoon. Some light rain Wednesday. Lowest 35-35 in Panhandle and South Plains tonight. EAST TEXAS; Freeze north and central portion tonight. Partly cloudy and much coider ihig afternoon and tonight. Continued cold Wednesday. Lowest 25-33 in north and central and 32-42 in extreme south portion tonight. Fresh to idnmx northerly winds on the coast. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Mostly cloudy, colder this afternoon and tonight. Continued cold Wednesday. Occasional ram in extreme south portioa. Lowest 33-42 in iKtrth portion toni^t. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds os the coa-xt. High and low temperatures for 34 hours ended at i;30 a.m.: €3 and 39 degrees. Mon. P. M. 61 TE.MPER.ATt RES Tues. A M. 42 1:30    ........ 62      2:30      « 61    ............ 3 30       40 60      4:3«      40 ^      5:30      40 57    ............ 6 30      30 52      7:30      3‘> SO ......... 8.3«      4s: 48      9:30      ! 46    1030 45    .    11    30 44    .    .    > Sunrise today 6;57 a.m. Sun-et i-.n> 5:48 p.m. Barometer reading at 12 :K'- p.m. ReUUve bumidtiy at 12 30 p.m. 4|«w ;