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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 Give The United Way  W(\t Abilene porter ~j0eütë eveóìnb  FI ®NI Jhk L  'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron  VOL. LXXIV, No. 163  Associated Press I AP I  ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, NOV. 29. 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c  Burglary Wave Halts Vacations for Police  Parr, Wife Owe U. S. $1 Million  LAST-MINUTE TRIM JOB—Members of the Abilene High School A Cappella Choir put the finishing touches on the Reporter-News float Monday morning, prior to moving it into place for the big Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Standing are Sharon Hooks, of 3902 Monticello St.. left, and Barbara Hart, 1828 Lincoln Dr., right. Sitting, left to right, are Barbara Haddox, 3209 South 11th St., Sher ron Sparks, 1510 Merchant St. and Xan Milam. 1209 Mulberry St. (Photo bv David Barros)  /  CORPUS CHRISTI (/^-Federal tax liens have been filed against George Parr, Duval County political leader, and his divorced wife, Mrs. Thelma D. Parr, charging that together they owe more than a million dollars in additional income taxes for 1945 and 1947.  The liens, totaling $1,171,568, were filed in Nueces, Jim Wells and Duval counties Saturday and apparently in other counties where the Parrs may have property. The liens were filed with county clerks and were signed by R.L. Phinney of Austin, director of Internal Revenue Service for this district.  Parr also is under federal grand jury indictment for income tax evasion for 1949, 1950 and 1953. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Wednesday before  First Freeze Just Missed; Rain Possible  Rain is due to follow on the heels of the Abilene area’s coldest weather this fall.  The mercury dipped to 33 degrees about 7 a.m. Monday. Later in the morning the Weather Bureau here forecast scattered rain-showers in the area Tuesday.  The south and southeasterly winds blowing in here from the coast will bring in moist air. North and northwesterly winds aloft will probably collide with the moist air, settng off rain showers, the forecaster said.  Previous Low: 34 The mercury made its 33 degree dip shortly before daybreak this morning The high today will probably be 60.  The previous low here this fall was 34 degrees on Nov. 5.  Thousands to See Big Yule Parade  ings Association.  Final preparations for the Abi-1 Section 5 — North Junior High lene Christmas parade, due to be ] School Band; Float 6, Minter Dry the longest and prettiest yet, were 1  Goods Co.; Moat 7. Abilene Sav-being made Monday morning.  Last minute touches were being put on floats, and there was a general flurry of excitement in all j quarters. The parade will start at North First and Cedar Sts. at 6 p.m.  Senator Asks Debate's End Wednesday  WASHINGTON (*-Sen. McCarthy proposed today that the Senate end its censure debate at 3 p.m., EST Wednesday. He said he was prepared for whatever the Senate might do.  "In the interest of the over-all Section 6 -Coleman High School j national welfare, I suggest that no  Band; Float 8. Abilene Drug and D -ug Travelers.  Section 7— Winters Band; Float 9 Ernest Grissom’s.  Section 8 — Hardin - Simmons Between 50.000 and 75.000 per-; University Cowboy Band and  sons are expected to line the 18 blocks of the parade route to see the 18 area bands and 22 floats as they march and roll along the  route.  Though all will be decorated to  White Horses; Float 10, First State Bank; Float 11, Abilene Rotary Club.  Section 9 — Woodson High School Band: Float 12, The Borden Co. Section 10 — McMurry College  good can be achieved by continuing this debate.” McCarthy told his colleagues.  He said he had decided on the speech while he was in the Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Mu., for treatment of an injured elbow.  For 11 days, the Senate’s special session had been in recess while McCarthy was in the hospital.  Judge James V. Allred in U. S. District Court here.  Total of Assessments Lien papers filed here Saturday list additional tax assessments for Parr in 1945 as $454,452 and in 1947 as $131,152. making a total of $585,604. Additional assessments listed for Mrs. Parr were $454,723 in 1945 and $131,240 in 1947, making a total of $585,963.  T. P. Walton, head of the local office of the Internal Revenue Service, said he personally filed the liens in Nueces, Jim Wells and Duval counties.  Not Related to Charge Walton said these liens charge failure to pay $1,171,568 in income taxes for 1945 and 1947 and have no relation to the indictment for income tax evasion for 1949, 1950 and 1953. This indictment, returned by a Houston grand jury, charges failure to pay a total of more than $85,000 in taxes.  Walton said the difference in the amounts owed by Parr and Mrs. Parr is prohably due to difference in personal deductions, since they filed separate returns.  The liens make it impossible for the Parrs to dispose of any property, including bank accounts, in the counties where liens were filed.  Denver to Replace KC in Ball League  HOUSTON UP—The American Assn. today picked Denver to replace Kansas City in the Class AAA  league.  To complete the deal the New  York Yankees, parent dub of the old Kansas City franchise, sold the club to Bob Howsam of Denver, owner of the Denver team in the Class A Western League. The Yankees will retain a working agreement with the club.  WHERE BURGLAR ENTERED—J. C. Stovall, maintenance man for Thornton’s Department Store, surveys damage to Thornton’s roof where a burglar cut his way into the store Sunday. (Police photo by Lt. Grover Chronister)  carry out the holiday theme, only ¡Band;    Float    13. West    Texas    Util-  the last unit in the parade will j ities Co.  ¡carry Santa Claus, resplendent in 1  Section 11 - Rotan Band; Float i his red suit.    ;    14, Foremost Dairies; Hamlin  Floats are to be judged for the Band;    Float    15, Abilene    Kiwanis  , Christmas theme, overall beauty, ;  Club.  Bidson Third Major Apron Contract Set at Air Base  originality of design, and extraordinary features. In the last class will be such things as spotlights,  .    . ,    „, blinking lights, mechanical    music  A warmup is due .Tuesday along :  and car0 ,  sj h   with the possible rain. The low j .,,    .  temperature ten,alii will be near ;  Jff* ?. rc  °*‘" “?  10 35  P«  40: the high Tuesday afternoon |  f  '    ,    f    per    cent    .  about 70 ThP highost Sundav wac  fot  " eneral be auty, 20 per cent lor 18. Thornton s Department Store; al, t.  g     ;     oriKina,it y of design, and 10 per Haskell Band; Float 19, KWKC.  cent for extraordinary features.  5  Section 15 — Roscoe Band; Float  Section 12 — South Junior High School Band; Float 16, Citizens National Bank.  Section 13 — Ranger High School Band: Float 17, Miami Operating Co.  Section 14 — Moran Band; Float  Spectators at the annual Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. today will have 15-20 miles per hour easterly and southeasterly winds and 50 degree temperatures.  Pre-dawn readings dipped to 27 at Amarillo. Junction and Lubbock had 30 degrees, Mineral Wells and Dalharl 32, Childress and Dallas  33, Wichita Falls and Fort Worth  34.  The cold spread into East Texas, where Lufkin had 35 and Texarkana 36.  Brownsville at the south lip had 70 degrees.  The sky was clear except for a warming blanket of overcast above Brownsville.  THE WEATHER  Clear, Cool    Abilene Furniture Dealers;  With clear, cool weather predict- 1 Float 21 ’  Marine Corps Unit ' ed tor parade time, thousands of  Section 16 — Abilene High School Band; Float 22. Western Chevrolet Co., Santa Claus float.  NORTH SIDE TUESDAY  WEATHER KEREAt'  ABILENE ANI) VICINITY Mostly dear today, tonight and Tuesday. High today near 60. Low tonight about 40. Warmer Tuesday with a high near 70.  NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Increasing cloudiness this afternoon and tonight. A little warmer tonight. Tuesday, cloudy with oecnasional rain. Lowest temperature tonight near 40.  WEST TEXAS■ Increasing cloudiness tonight A little warmer tonight Occasional rain in Panhandle tonight. A little warmer in all except El Paso area tonight. Lowest 32-42 in Panhandle and South Plains tonight. Tuesday, mostly cloudy with oc-cagionai rain, mostly in Panhandle and South Plains EAST TEXAS: l au this afternoon. Increasing cloudiness tonight, becoming ; mostly cloudy Tuesday with occasional rain near the coast. No important temperature changes. Lowest 32-42 in Interior tonight.    _    „  SOI TH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly  cloudv th s afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Oce-’skmal rain beginnim, tonight or Tuesday A httin warmer in inlet ir tonight.  people from nearby towns are expected to join Abilenians in viewing the parade. Most downtown stores plan to stay open for at least an hour after the parade for the benefit of Christmas shoppers.  The parade route, and the order of the sections, bands and floats, is as follows;  18 Blocks  Starting at North First and Cedar Sts., the parade will proceed east on North First to Cypress St., then north on Cypress to North Sixth St., east on North Sixth to Pine St., then south on Pine and go through the underpass to Chestnut St. and on to South Fourth St., east on South Fourth to Oak St., and then go south again to South Fifth St.  Section 1 — Merkel High School j apreach you help.”  Band; Float 1. Coca-Cola Bottling . she wrote of a familv Co.  Bids on a third huge aircraft parking apron at the Abilene Air Force Base will be opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fort Worth, Lee Wilson, area engineer for the Corps of Engineers, said Monday* The Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth also will open bids at that hour on a 202-by-170-foot building to be used for the repair and assembly of aircraft engines, Wilson said.  Construction of the apron will be a major job involving the pouring  of 157,930 cubic yards of concrete. Wilson said. Completion time is 270 calendar days.  Also involved in the same job is 146,000 cubic yards of borrow excavation and construction of such items as storm sewers, fueling lines and concrete - encased electrical ducts.  The engine repair building will have a concrete parking apron around it. Permanent • type masonry construction will be used  First 1  Dolls Arrive For Contest Here  Registration began at 9 a.m. Monday at the Woman’s Building in Fair Park for the West Texas Doll Show sponsored by the Abilene Reporter-News in cooperation with the City Park and Recreation Department.  Registration will continue through Wednesday. Entries will be accepted today until 5 p.m. Registration Tuesday and Wednesday will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entrants were urged to register their dolls early.  The show will open to the public at 4 p.m. Friday. Preceding the public showing will be a special preview for crippled children at 1;30 p.m. Friday.  An hour after registration began  since 1934. Entered in the ugliest doll contest, it had a bandaged head and no arms.  A pill bottle was the cradle for a doll about > 2  inch high entered in the smallest doll contest. The doll was sitting down in the bottle and had on a lace dress.  Mrs. Keith Wright is directing members of the Central Volunteer Bureau in handling registration. Assisting her Monday morning were Mrs. W. D. Grosvenor, Mrs. Dail Fields, Mrs. Russell Glasser, and Mrs. W. A. Yates. Workers this afternoon were to be Mrs, Blanche Connally, Mrs. John Kelley, Mrs. Bartell LaRue and Mrs. Allen Baird.  Scott Fikes, city superintendent  Monday, six collections of dolls of parks, is directing decoration had been entered.    for the show.  One of the dolls was one that The building is being decorated  been in the family  Goodfellows Toy Pickup  Open  Drive  The woman wasn't too good at spelling, but somehow it didn't make much difference. What she had written overshadowed how she had written it.  unit here, urged the public to give “usable’’ items.  Firemen to Repair  Following the pick-up operations, items will be taken to the  “1 no of a fa inly .said her Central Fire Station at North 1 scrawled, penciled letter to the Fourth and Cedar Sts. There they i  will be sorted and delivered to' who is in need an would branch stations around town for I  Goodfellows.  : repair by firemen.  , w,„v    v,,    „    of    four.    Pickups    will    be made from 10  . . Christmas was coming soon. She  a . m .  t0  9 p.m. both days. Homes section 2 — Abilene Christian j wanted to make sure smiles bios-; missed by trucks may call 2-5921  for a visit.  All toys collected eventually will be placed in the Goodfellows Toy Store, 377 Walnut St.  TEMPERATI RI -  Sun. P. M.  Mon.  A M.  39  i  36    2=30  35      3:30  S3  ....... 4:30  52      5:30    .  52    ............ 6:30  43      7:30  43 ............ 8 30  41       9:30    .  41    ....    10:30  42       H:»«  40    12:30  Sunrise today 7:21 am  1:34 p.m.    „    „  Barometer readm« at    12:30 p.m. 28.-9.  Relathe humidity at    12:30 p in 3- r.  High and low temperatures tor 24 hours ♦nded at 6:30 a.m.; 56 and 33 degrees.  Sunset tonight  College Band:    Float    2.    South Tex- j somed    the faces of the parents,  as Lumber    Co.; Float    3. Abilene    a little    boy, 2, and a girl, 4, on  Recorter-News.    ¡that day.  Section 3 — Colorado City High    Signature  School Band; Float 4. Farmers and j The woman hadn’t signed the Merchants National Bank.    | letter, but she had gone to the  Section 4    Baird    Band; Float    little bother of writing it. sealing  5. KRBC,    it and    dropping it in the mails.  Operation Goodfellows will take place Tuesday and Wednesday to answer the appeal of this woman for one family — and to aid many other families.  Marine Reservists and Army and  1  Air Force recruiters will cover the States today brushed aside a Rus-.Johnny Stokes, ll-year-old Col- town in two trucks to pick up toys j  s * an  protest filed nearly four lege Heights Elementary School for th Goodfellows’ Christmas months ago and said U.S. planes student, was injured while play- j store. The north side will be visit- \ will continue to check all ships ing football at school Monday i ed Tuesday and the south side, plying the waters around the Na-morning.    Wednesday.    tionalist    Chinese    stronghold    on    For-  His physician said the boy had The sizes ot the families to be ; mosa. a bad bruise or. his back and pos- j helped vary. Another letter told of \ The State Department released  Boy, 11, Injured  RE a ■■*■■■  U. S. Dumps Red Protest  WASHINGTON The United  The contract will allow 240 calen-| W. J. Mathews, 1326 Highland St., dar days for completion.  The size of the aircraft apron work can be seen by comparing the new project tvith two other aprons at the base.  The first apron has been completed under a $5,168,000 contract (which included the 2.2 - mile runway and four taxiways). This apron contains 240,000 cubic yards of concrete.  Construction of the second apron is underway under a $2,731,000 contract. The second apron will contain 200,000 cubic yards of concrete.  The third apron will be slightly smaller than the second apron.  The area engineer said advertising for bids is underway for two jobs scheduled for December.  One job is a base maintenance shop. The 69-by-72-foot structure will be of concrete block. The bid-opening date is Dec. 9.  The other project includes eight organizational maintenance shops.  Each building will be 112 by 48 feet. Each will be a one - story, concrete block structure. The bid-opening date is Dec. 15.  Mrs. in a fairy tale setting in which the dolls will be displayed.  sibly a back strain. Extent of ihe six children, all under the age of  youngsters’ injuries will not be known until observation uf X-rays.  The boy was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stokes, 1410 Mesquite St.  12. The letter came from a girl, 11, who wrote because “my Mother  the text of a brief note delivered to the Soviet Foreign Ministry at Moscow today in response to a  haven’t got money to buy    us some    Russian protest of last    August 3.  toys.”    The Soviet note had    objected    to  Capt. H.    C.    Sehryver, inspector-    j    U.S. aircraft buzzing    fiva Soviet  instructor    of    the Marine    Reserve    j    ships.  }  Chief Orders Officers fo Be More Vigilant  All holiday time of Abilene police was cut out by Chief C. Z. Hallmark Monday in a desperate effort to halt a wave of burglaries, which in the past week has Involved loot of over $2,500.  The chief issued other special nr-ders to his men as a means of tightening their vigilance of the situation.  Thornton’s Department Store, South Fourth and Oak Sts., was burglarized Sunday, by someone w ho cut a hole in the roof to enter. Stolen was about $80 in money from four cosh registers. Merchandise at Thornton’s was being checked for other losses.  That “job” brought to seven the number of burglaries reported »luring the week end, the total loss of the seven running at least ¡ .TOO.  8 0‘hors Also burglarized during the week end were: Dewey Collum’g apartment, 1417 South Third St., where luggage, a camera and a radio, all valued at $266, were stolen; Neely - Barnes Clothiers, 257 Pine St., $20 in cash and a $30 bag; Savage - Fishel (a clothing store), 1080 North Second St., three shirts valued at a total $13.50, $17.35 in money and possibly other merchandise; Landau Courts, 542 South lit St., two billfolds, one containing $15; Panhandle Service Station, 802 Oak St., a National adding machine, one casn register, one G. E. clock radio, three one-gallon cans of Prestone anti - freeze, and three check blanks; Robinson Pharmacy, 3101 South 14th St., nothing missing.  During the Thanksgiving Day holiday period last week four other burglaries happened, and their loot amounted to more than $2,000.  One Always on Duty Chief Hallmark issued the following other instructions in the i burglary wave:  < l) At no time w ill both police-j men be out of their car. When one ! is eating, the other will be checking his beat.  (2) When an officer sees a suspicious car and a person in the ' car, he is to get the make, model and license number. Then if there ) is doubt, he is to bring the suspect to the station.  <3) All officers and cars will stay on their beats until 10 or 15 minutes before time to go off duty.  <4> Car officers and beat men going on duty shall check all doors and windows.  <5> The doors and windws at each place should be checked as soon as the establishment closes for the day. This checking should be done throughout the night and day, including all day Sunday.  More Officers Needed Hallmark said the cancellation of holiday time will remain in ef-  See BURGLARIES, Pg. 9-A, Col. S  MAKE UP FOR MR. SNOWMAN—All the snowman needs is his mouth and he’ll be ready to preside over one section of the West Texas Uoll Show which will open Friday afternoon at the Woman’s Building, Fair Park. Mrs. Charles Naidl, city recreation worker, is powdering his face with a paint brush. He will decorate just one of the settings being arranged for the show. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson)  Truck Runs OverChild  HASKELL, Nov. 29 (RNS) -Raymon Salvador Urlna, 18-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Urina, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a butane truck about 10 a.m. Monday on the farm of Grady Ellis, two miles southeast of O’Brien.  Driver of the truck was Joe Don Varnard of O’Brien, employed by O. S. Covey Butane Co. in O'Brien.  The driver had just finished filling a butane tank. As he started to back the truck to turn around the child apparently ran behind Ihe truck and was unnoticed by the driver.  Wheels of the truck passed over his head and shoulders, killing the child instantly.  Three other small children of the t’rinas were playing in the yard with the baby.  Investigating were Deputy Sheriff L. V. Pittcock and Justice of the Peace Pete Huntsman ®f Rochester. The justice of the peace rendered a verdict of death from an unavoidable accident.  The body is at Mansell * Smith Funeral Home in Rochester.  Deputy Pittcock said the baby’s father was in a Plainview hospital after being in a car wreck there Sunday night. The baby's mother was picking cotton on the Ellis farm a short distance from the house when the accident happened.   

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