Abilene Reporter News, November 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 139 Associated Pros (API ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Shivers Says Election Didn't Repudiate Ike DAVID RATUFF PAT BULLOCK JUSTON MORROW Vote Called Dec. 11 To Select Senator Special election to select the state senator from the 24th Dis- trict Friday was set by Gov. Allen Shivers for Saturday, Dec. 11. The announcement was made Friday morning. It was called to fill the vacancy created by the death of Senator Harley Sadler on Oct. M. Sadler, running for his second term as senator, was unopposed on the general election ballot. The 24th District includes Dick- ens, Garza, Kent, Stonewall, Bor- Vole Delayed On Off-Street Parking Rule Opponents of the proposed off- street parking ordinance Friday morning received from the City Commission a share of the respon- sibility of solving the parking prob- lem'. Commissioners postponed the fi- vote on the ordinance, which would require off street parking and loading spaces to be provided t for all new or substantially altered buildings. They asked that a committee be formed by Abilene Chamber of Commerce, the Abilene Ministerial Alliance, downtown property own- owners and anybody else those groups wished to include and that the panel recommend to the com- mission a revised version of the ordinance. Substitute Invited The C-C and a group of downtown property owners had stated they objected to the proposed regula- tion and asked for the commission to give it longer study. Abilene pastors had voiced opposition to the portions affecting churches. After listening briefly to state- ments from the opposition, Mayor Gatlin asked opponents present if they would be agreeable to form- ing their own committee to pro- pose a substitute. Several ans- wered they would. Nobody in the audience objected. Commissioner W. D. Rich then made a motion for postponement of the final vote on the present proposed ordinance pending re- ceipt of a recommendation from ..ie citizens' panel. Commissioner Jack Minter seconded, and the vote was unanimously favorable. Dr. Elwin Skiles, pastor of the First Baptist Church, was spokes- man, for the Ministerial Alliance He said pastors consider the posed ordinance a handicap to the churches' plans for expansion, Minter Speaks George L. Minter Jr., president of Abilene C-C, spoke for his or ganization, requesting that the commission delay action for fur ther study. T. C. Campbell Jr., one or the protesting downtown property owners, expressed a fear that a later commission might come along and pass the present ordi- nance on final reading. City Atty. Alex Bickley replied t'lat it can be picked up and pass- ed on a final reading any time. See PARKING, 7-A, Col. 8 den. Scurry. Fisher, Jones, senate term when Smith was elford, Howard, Mitchell, lieutenant governor in 1942. and Taylor then served two full A special election couldn't retiring in 1952 without called until after Tuesday's the race. eral a senator, he was on ev- Three men have announced major senate committee. candidacy as senator. They a native of Rotan and State Rep. David Ratliff of former member of the City ford, former senator Pat announced his candidacy of Colorado City, and Juston Oct. 29. He is a prominent cot- row of farmer and businessman. The senatorial seat will be for is immediate nast com- ull four-year term beginning of the state VFW, January. It will take a vote to win a majority vote isn't necessary since no runoff is Pointed Ratliff First Rep. Ratliff was the first of Red China three to throw his hat into state senator's race. He Typhoon Pamela, on Oct. winds up to 150 miles an Ratliff, a senior member in lurched into the China Sea House, was re-elected representa-ive for his third term in Tues-lay's election. He was unopposed. The representative is a radio and took dead aim at the Communist Chinese coast. The Philippine Weather Bureau said the storm was moving west-northwest at 14 miles an hour and ion owner in Stamford. Ex-senator Bullock .made his decision to run on Oct. 28. slam into the Red mainland south of Hong Kong within M ently he is in the lease and y and real estate business in Colorado City. whipping .up wild Winds on a between Bullock served the Formosa and the northern two years of John Lee earlier today. City to Sell Bonds on Dec City Commission plans to water and. sewer revenue million of the recently in fire station .horized million in bonds, million in street jonds on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at (tax) bonds, and special in park (tax) bonds. It set that date during revenue bonds, will be paid morning's regular session as exclusively with revenue from Jme to receive and open Water and Sewer Department. The timing of the sale tax bonds are to be paid off will bs the first under the tax money. approved issues resulted in Dallas a conference at Dallas C. E. Gatlin, City Com- with bond attorneys and bond Jack Minter, City Man- Austin P. Hancock and Chief To be offered in the- Dec. 7 Accountant Marshall Bromley are million of water and in-Dallas Thursday with er revenue bonds and Parkhurst 4 Crowe, the the tax bonds. The tax bonds handling legal phases of be sold that date include bond sale; and First Southwest fire station, S200.000, parks, a bond firm, which is negoti- street on behalf of the city the sub- of new refunding bonds to Commissioners will hold a for outstanding City of Abi- cial meeting next Tuesday at revenue bonds. p.m. for the purpose of of the outstanding an ordinance authorizing the city revenue 1 is a legal requirement be- Abilenians .last summer new revenue bonds can be is- authority to the city to issue The substituion will be ac- million in new bonds. The total issues approved include: successfully, City Manager Hancock said this week. 7 was decided.as the date WHAT'S first sale of new bonus because First Southwest Co. and the ON INSIDE firm advised that as a favor- time. 'GET A Are two concerns checked on ths scheduling of other large bond is Ridge bees the property of sales over tfce country, ant United States givernment? Page 1 the opinion that Dec. 7 (or Abilene (-C To Ask 1956 TCPT Parley A bid from Abilene for the 1956 state convention of the Texas Con- gress of Parents and Teachers is to be submitted by the City of Abilene. Four representatives of these groups will fly to Corpus Christi Nov. 15 to make the bid before the state board of the TCPT oa Nov. 16. Those who will make the trip are Mayor C. E. Gatlin, Mrs. Jack Sparks, president of the Abi- lene City Council of the Parent- Teachers Association, Bob Point- er, who will represent Ruins Wal- lingford, chairman of the C-C conventions committee, and Paul Platt, committee member. New School Available "The TCPT convention normal- ly attracts about Wallingford said. "We the assurance of Abilene school Su- perintendent A. E. Wells that we may use the new high school au- ditorium, which seats at full capacity, for the meetings." These facts, as well as other ma- terial about Abilene, will be pre- sented to Mrs. Leon S. Price of state president of the TCPT. Wallingford said that the con- vention committee has been try- ing to build Abilene's reputation as the convention city of Wesl Texas. Services offered to anyone bid ding for a convention include let ters, telegrams and personal bids where feasible, and a banner anc other materials to take in bidding for a convention. "When, a convention is set for Abilene, the committee will coun- sel with interested persons in pro- gram and recreation planning and publicity, will .assist in register- ing delegates, and will furnish a secretary and typewriter, as well as helping in other Wal- lingford added. THE LAW'S GETTING AWFUL SEVERE IN DALLAS NOWADAYS DALLAS held a 27-year-old Mount Pleasant man today who: 1. Robbed a downtown liquor store of 2. Forced his victim to call a taxi for his getaway. 3. Robbed the cab driver of and then kidnaped the driver. 4. So frightened the driver with a death threat that he jumped -from the cab, which then smashed into a concrete wall. "I guess I'll have to go to jail for the Mount Pleasant man opined as police arrested him a block from the wrecked cab. Patrolmen Frank Learner and B. J. Martin decided that was the understatement of the year. CHARITY BOWL A.BA.NDOKIO Lions will not hold thto annual street-corner funds drive this Christmastime. Pose 1-B. BUTTERFLY weoi long hair, loud clothes give Soviets a juvenile problem. Page 7-B.' Korean Dumps Red Agent From Plane SEOUL Wl Pak Choon a South Korean Army pilot, picked up a hitchhiker Tuesday. The man, dressed in a ROK Army uniform and carrying com- plete identification papers, wanted to ride with Pak from a Seoul.air- strip to Pak's base near the old front lines. About 30 miles out nf Seoul the hitchhiker, sitting in tiie back Mat of Pak't: L19 liaison plane, at- tacked the pilot and threatened to kill him if he refused to fly to a North Korean field. Pak refused. The hitchhiker be- gan hitting him over the head with a club and tried to strangle him with a necktie. Pak threw his plane into a quick steep turn. His passenger, thrown off balance, fell out of the plane and plummeted feet to his death. The ROK Defense Ministry, dis- closing the story today, said the hitchhiker had been identified a 30-year-old Communist agent. any time around the first of De- cember) would be favorable for Abilene's offer. Brochures Prepared Brochures for prospective bond myers, and ordinances calling and lolding the sale are being pre- pared, Mayor Gatlin announced. The city still hasn't heard from three New York City rating firms ihom Gatlin, Minter and Hancock recently asked for a higher credit rating on Abilene's bonds. Moody's Investors Service, Dun Brad- street, and Standard Poor were the firms with whom the local of- ficials held personal interviews in New York. The city already hss BAA rat- ing on tax bonds, which is de- scribed by bond buyers as a strong credit rating. Abilene's revenue bonds have no official rating as yet, because it has been so many years since the city issued such 'Undesirable1 U.S. Secretary's Wife Leaves Moscow MOSCOW IB-Mrs. Karl E. Som- merlatte, declared an "undesirable person" by the Soviet governmen! after a workers club scuffle, let Moscow today for the Unitet States. Accompanied by her husband, the second secretary of the Amer- ican Embassy, Mrs. Sommerlatte boarded a Russian plane enroute to New York. U.S. Ambassador Charles E Bohlen and other top embassy of ficials saw them off, as did rep- resentatives of many other West ern and Asian embassies. Mrs Sommerlatte showed no visible re- gret at her departure. The Russians had accused hei of charging she struck a workman in an argumen Oct. 25' over where to take pictures of some Russian children. Mrs Houston Stiff, wife of the assistan U.S. naval attache, said she actu ally hit the workman in an effort to free Mrs. Sommerlatte. The Soviet Foreign Ministry asked that Mrs. Sommerlatte leav the country and was adamant t strong representations by Bohlen The State Department said the So viet secret police had illegally de- tained the two embassy wives an subjected them to personal indig nities." Sommerlatte has been given new assignment in Washington. Armory Stays At Fair Park Abilene's National Guard armory will be built on 'air Park, as originally planned, layor C. E. Gatlin said Friday. Maj. Gen. Carl P. Phinney, ommanding general of the 36th Division, Texas National Guard, 'refused to entertain the idea of a'proposed change in the layor 'reported. The refusal took place during a onference which Gatlin held in Dallas Thursday with Gen. Phin- ney. Purpose of the meeting Was or Gatlin to offer from the City of Abilene a substitute armory ocation in the old Municipal Air- port land east of town. Jeopardize' Armory 'Geri. Phinney said changing he site would jeopardize our get- ting an armory at Gatlin stated. "He thought it would take 18 months to carry the proposed change through all necessary channels." Gatlin said he doesn't plan to make any further efforts toward getting the Guard to accept the substitute site. The City Commission several months ago gave the state a free 'Neither GOPs Nor Demos Won' 99 year lease on about seven acres of municipal Fair Park as the armory site. The lease is still in effect After getting its own title to the old airport land cleared in court action recently, the city de- cided through its City Commission to offer eight acres of that pro- perty to the Guard instead of the park land. Open Bids Tuesday Bids for construction of the Abi- lene armory have been called for by the State Board of Control. They will be opened next Tuesday. Architects' plans on which the bids are based were made for the Fair Park site. In a normal situation it will take eight months to build the armory, Dan Bopne, chief designer for Da- vid; Co., the architects, said recently. Guard officials declined several weeks ago to express an opinion for or against the city's proffered substitute site at the old airport. They referred city offi- cials to the State Armory Board, of which Gen. Phinney is a mem- ber. AUSTIN W-Gov. Allan Shivers said today he considers the na- tional election a victory neither for the Republicans nor the Demo- crats. I don't think it spelled out any- thing he told a news conference. "Most of the races were decided on either local or per- sonal issues rather than national issues." Two Party System Shivers, who won an unprece- dented third term as Texas' gover- nor on the Democratic ticket in the election, said the election of a Republican congressman in Dal- las indicated "a growing realiza- tion of a two-party system in Tex- as." He said he could not figure out Democratic candidate Wallace Sav- age's defeat in the election but added that "a lot can probably be attributed to Savage's friends failing to take the opposition seri- ously." RepadlatlM The governor, whose support of President Eisenhower in 1952 was a major issue in this year's Texas Democratic primaries, said he saw no repudiation of Eisenhower in any of the elections either in Tex- as or nationally. "Where the issue was Eisenhow- he said, "The candidates most favorable to him won. I think." Shivers said the national elec- tions did indicate "a moderate approach" by voters. On the matter of the 1956 presi- dential race prospects, he "There are a lot of good candi- dates on the horiion whose views are He mentioned Frank Lausche of Ohio at a possi bility for "some spot" on the ticket. JrimswT CMnment When asked about presidential prospects of Texas' senior senator and Democratic party leader Lyn- don B. Johnson, Shivers changed the subject. Also oh the 1956 race, Shivers said much would depend on celecr tion of a successor to National FREEZE MISSES Jack Frost Makes First Visit of Year CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER The freeze predicted for Abilene and area early Friday morning railed to materialize but Jack Frost made his first visit of the year. Both the weather bureau and As- sistant County Agent Warren Woods said the frost was heavy enough to kill growing plants in low places. The low temperature recorded early Friday morning at the Reds Agree to Free Nazi War Criminal BONN, Germany Wl The West accepted today Russia's change of heart proposal to free Konstantin von Neurath, Hitler's foreign min- ister, from Spandau War Crimes Prison. Neurath, 81, is suffering from a heart condition and acute rheuma- tism. He is nearly blind. The West- ern powers have long been in favor of his release but until this week the Russians had refused. He has seven years left to serve of a 15-year sentence by the Inter- national War Crimes Tribunal at Nuernberg. He would be the first of the major Nazi war criminals to be released. weather bureau was a 34 at a.m'. This area normally receives its irst frost about Nov. 13. 'The earliest frost on record was Sept. 27, 1942. Easterly wind pushed the freei- ng cold out of the Abilene area. Temperatures dropped to 23 at Junction, the state low, and to 28 degrees at San Angelo. The high minimum was 51 Other overnight minimums in- cluded: Dallas, Fort Worth and Lufkin 33, Mineral Wells 32, Dai- hart and Waco 34, Houston 41, El Paso 42, Victoria 43, Del Rio 35, Salt Flat 29, and Lubbock 28. The frost extended from Junc- tion, southeast of San Angelo through the Panhandle. Forecast by the weather bureau [or this afternoon, tonight and Saturday was for warmer temper- atures. The mercury is due to hit Go this afternoon and push up to 88 on Saturday. The low tonight will be 40. The weather forecaster said tem- peratures in low places in Abilene proper may have fallen below the freezing mark early Friday morn- ing. This could have been caused by buildings obstructing wind and concentration of cold air. McCall, Parkhunt it Crowe and First Southwest Co. told the Abi- lene officials in Dallas Thursday they believe both the tax bonds and the revenue bonds will be giv- j en a stiB higher rating Uun BAA, I SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN RE PORTER-NEWS Sunday's Reporter-News will recall memories of Nov. 11, 1918, when the war to make the world "safe for Democracy" came to its grinding halt There wfll be pictures and stories of how the folks at home celebrated in anticipation for the time when "Johnny Will Come Marching Home." American Education Week also will color this Sun- day's Reporter-News. There will be pictures of facul- ty, wives at the three institutions of higher learning as well as stories and pictures about what public schools will do during the event. You can reserve extra copies of Sunday's Reporter- News with your agent cr nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. THE WEATHER S. BErAKTMEKT OF COMMEBCC WEATHEK BDBEAC ABILENE AND VICINITY Cteir ffi littte winner tally. (onKht U4 SUIT- dxy. RUh temperature expected todir 15. Low toalcht 40. High Saturday H. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXXS F.k- FIHlI SHOUT ntterMt tempentaret. _ EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL CoenOr tot rief meeting of powerful legisla- :ors. Rayburn met Johnson at the jtocal airport in his family auto- mobile and drove him back to the Rayburn country home near here. They talked briefly in the living room, then met reporters on the front porch. Rayburn drove John- son back to the airport for a return flight to Dallas. The program which Johnson and Rayburn were to discuss in their meeting today, outlined several times during the campaign for congressional control, includes: 1. Support of a true bi-partisan foreign policy. 2. All-out support of the nation's defenses against Communist ag- gression. 3. "Reasonable" farm legisla- tion. Democrats have been ex- tremely critical of the present sliding scale on farm supports. 4. Revision of the Atomic Energy Act to s trengthen safeguards against monopoly. 5. "Improvement" in the labor 6. A coordinated reclamation plan for the West and for develop- ment of all the nation's resources. 7. Encouragement for a prosper- ous economy. Fire Destroys Athens School Tex. The main building of Athens High School was destroyed by fire last night. Firemen said the blaie started about p.m., apparently in the boiler room. WOMEN RAISE Chest Drive Spurts Past Mark Him and bw tempentm tor M kom M