Abilene Reporter News, November 29, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 29, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT iNB FINAL VOL. LXXIV, No. 163 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOV. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc LAST-MINUTE TRIM of the Abilene High School A Cappella Choir put the finishing touches oa 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 llth St.. Sher ron Sparks, 1510 Merchant St. and Xan Milam. 1209 Mulberry St. (Photo by David Barros) First Freeze Just Missed; Rain Possible Rain is due to follow on the heels of the Abilene area's coldest this fall. The mercury dipped to 33 de- grees about 7 a.m. Monday. Later in the morning the Weather Bu- reau 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 fore-1 caster said. Previous Low; 34 The mercury made its 33 de- gree 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. A warmup is due .Tuesday along with the possible rain. The low temperature tonight will be 40: the high Tuesday afternoon! about 70. The highest Sunday was 58 degrees. i Spectators at the annual Christ- j mas Parade at 6 p.m. today will have 15-20 miles per hour easterly Thousands to See Big Yule Parade Final preparations for the Abi- lene Christmas parade, due to be the longest and prettiest yet, were beTnf Monday morning. Last minute touches were being put on floats, and there was a gen- eral flurry of excitement in all quarters. The parade will start at North First and Cedar Sts. at 6 p.m. Between 50.000 and per- 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 carry out the holiday theme, only the last unit in the parade will carry Santa Claus, resplendent in his red suit. Floats are to be judged for the Christmas theme, overall beauty, originality of design, and extra- ordinary features. In the last class Si be such things as spotlights, and southeasterly winds and 50 de- gree temperatures. Pre-dawn readings dipped to 27 at Amarillo. Junction and Lubbock had 30 degrees, Mineral Wells and Dalhart 32, C.hildress and Dallas 33, Wichita Falls and Fort Worth 34. The cold spread into East Texas, where Lufkin had 35 and Texar- kana 36. blinking lights, mechanical music and carol singing. Judges are to give up to 35 per theme. 35 per cent ior general beauty. 20 per cent for originality of design, and 10 per cent for extraordinary features. Clear, Cool With clear, cool weather predict- ed for parade time, thousands of people from nearby towns are ex- pected to join Abilenians in view- ing 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 Ce- Burglary Wave Halts Vacations for Police Parr, Wife Owe U. S. Million CORPUS CHRISTI av-Federal tax liens have been filed against George Parr, Duval County poli- Total of Assessratnls tical leader, and his divorced wife, ,.Lien fiied here Saturday Mrs Thelma D. Parr, charging llst additional tax assessments for that together they owe more than m 1945 and in a million dollars in additional in- 1947 as making a total Judge James V. Allred in U. S. District Court here. come taxes -for 1945 and 1947. The liens, totaling 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 Senator Asks Debate's End Wednesday WASHINGTON UPt-Sen. McCar- thy proposed today that the Senate end its censure debate at 3 p.m., Additional assessments :isted for Mrs. Parr were in 1945 and in 1947, making a total of T. P. Walton, head of the local office of Ihs Internal Revenue Ser- vice, said he personally filed the iens in Xueces, Jim Wells and Duval counties. Not Related to Charge Walton said these liens charge 'ailure to pay in income taxes for 1945 and 1947 and have no relation to the indictment for jicome tax evasion for 1949, 1950 and 1953. This indictment, returned )y a Houston grand jury, charges failure to pay a total of more than in taxes. Walton said the difference in the amounts owed by Parr and Mrs. Parr is probably due to difference n personal deductions, since they Tied 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. Brownsville at the south tip dar sts__ fte parade wffl had 70 degrees. The sky was clear except for a warming blanket of overcast above Brownsville. THE WEATHER HEATHER BCREAU ABILENE AND clea today, tonight and Tuesday. High today j near" 60. Low tonifiht ahout 40. Warmer J Tuesday with a hieh near 70. "NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Int-rossinc cloudiness this afternoon and tonight. A llflle warmer tonight. Tuesday, c.'oudy with occasional rain. Lowest temperature to- night near 40. 'WnST TEXAS: Increasing cloudiness lo- niglll A little warmer tonight. Occasional rain in Panhandle tonight. A little warm- er in all except Ei 1'aso area toniqht. Low- est 32-42 in Panhandle and South .Plains to- night Tuesday, mostly cloudy with oc- casional rain, mostly in Panhandle and South Plains. EAST Fair this afternoon. In- creasing cloudiness tonight, becoming mostly cloudy Tuesday with occasional rain near the coast, no important tem- perature changes. Lowest .12-42 in interior CENTRAL TEXAS: P.-.rlly cloudy th's afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. OCCISional rain beginning tonight 0' Tres- (tay. A little warmer ill inter :ir tonight. TEMPERATURES 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 Chest- nut 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 Band: Float 1. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Section allege B 2 Abilene Christian Float 2. South Tex as Lumber Co.; Float 3. Abilene Recorter-News. Section 3 Colorado City High School Band: Float 4. Farmers and Merchants National Bank. Section 4 Baird Band: Float li 5. KRBC. Boy, 11, Injured Playing Football I Johnny Stokes. 11-year-old Col- jlegc Heights Elementary School student, was injured while play- JiS football morning. at school Monday 41 SunriM today a.m. Sunset tonight readins al p.m. 23.23. F.elttlve humidity P.m. High and tew- temperatures for 24 hours tnded at a.m.: 56 and 33 His physician said the boy had a bad bruise on his back and pos- sibly a back strain. Extent of the youngsters' injuries will not be known until observation of X-rays. The boy was admitted to Hend- rick Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Mr. and Airs. Jimmy Stokes, 1410 Mesquite.Bt. Section 5 North Junior Wednesday, He said he was School Band; Float 6, Minter for whatever the Senate Goods Co.; Float 7, Abilene do. ings Association. the interest of the over-all Section 6 Colemah High School Band; Float 8. Abilene Drug welfare, I suggest that no good can be achieved by contii] Drug this McCarthy tolt colleagues Section Winters Band; said he had decided on the 9, Ernest Grissom's. Section 8 Hardin w-hile he was in the Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Md., for University Cowboy Band of an injured elbow. White Horses; Float 10, First 11 days, the Senate's special Bank: Float 11, Abilene had been in recess while was in the hospital. Section 9 Woodson High Band; Float 12, The Borden Section 10 McMurry Band; Float 13, West Texas iniiflM ities IIIIIMI 1 Section 11 Hotan Band: 14, Foremost Dairies; j Band; Float 15, Abilene jcldu lilVI vwl Ml 1 Section 12 South Junior on a third huge aircraft School Band; Float 16, National apron at the Abilene Air Section 13 Ranger High Base 'will be opened at 2 Band; Float 17, Miami Tuesday in Fort Worth, Lee area engineer for the Section 14 Moran Band; of Engineers, said Monday? 18. Thornton's Department Corps of Engineers in Fort Haskell Band: Float 19, also will open bids at that Section 15 Roscoe Band; on a 202-by-170-foot building 20, Abilene Furniture be used for the repair and as- Float 21, Marine Corps of aircraft engines, Wilson Section 16 Abilene High Band: Float 22, Western of the apron will be Co., Santa Claus major job involving the pouring NORTH SIDE Goodfellows Toy Pickup The woman wasn't too good here, urged the public to give spelling, but somehow it items. make much difference. What to Repair had written overshadowed how the pick-up opera- had written it. tions, items will be taken to "1 no of a famly..." said her Central Fire Station at scrawled, penciled letter to the Fourth and Cedar Sts. There Goodfellows. will be sorted and delivered "...who is in need an stations around town for apreach you by firemen. She wrote of a family of will be made from 10 Christmas was coming soon. to 9 p.m. both days. Homes wanted to make sure smiles by trucks may call 2-5921 somed the faces of the a visit. a little boy, 2, and a girl, 4, toys collected eventually will that placed in the Goodfellows Toy No 377 Walnut St. The woman hadn't signed letter, but she had gone to the [iltle bother of writing it, sealing it and dropping it in the mails. Operation Goodfellows will Dumps place Tuesday and Wednesday to answer the appeal of this woman for one family and to aid Protest other Marine Reservists and Army United Air Force recruiters will cover today brushed aside a Rus- town in two trucks to pick up protest filed nearly four for Goodfellows' ago and said U.S. planes store. The north side will be continue to check all ships ed Tuesday and the south the waters around the Na- Chinese stronghold on For- The sizes of the families to helped vary. Another letter told Stale Department released six children, all under the age text of a brief note delivered 12. The letter came from a the Soviet Foreign Ministry at 11, who wrote because "my today in response to a haven't got money to buy us protest of last August J. Soviet note had objected to Capt. H. C. Schryver, inspector-instructor of the Marine aircraft bulling fivt Soviet ships, Denver to Replaca KC in Bail League HOUSTON American Assn: today Denver to re place Kansas City in the Class AAA league. To complete the deal the Nevr York Yankees, parent club 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 Yan- kees will retain a working agree- ment with the club. of cubic yards of concrete, Wilson said. Completion time is 270 calendar days. Also involved in the same job is cubic yards of borrow excavation and construction of such items as storm sewers, fuel- ing lines and concrete encased electrical ducts. The engine repair building will have a concrete parking apron around it. Permanent type ma- sonry construction will be used. The contract will allow 240 calen- dar days for completion. The size of the aircraft apron work can be seen by comparing the new project with two other aprons at the base. The first apron has been com- pleted under a contract (which included the 2.2 mile run- way and four This apron contains cubic yards of concrete. Construction of the second apron is underway under a con- tract. The second apron will con- tain cubic yards of con- crete. The third apron will be slightly smaller than the second apron. The area engineer said advertis- ing 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. Dolls Arrive For Contest Here Registration began at 9 a.m. Monday at the Woman's Building n Fair Park for the West Texas Doll Show sponsored by the Abi- ene Reporter-News in cooperation with the City Park and Recreation Department. Registration will continue ihrough Wednesday. Entries will accepted today until 5 p.m. Registration Tuesday and Wednes- day will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. intrants were urged to register their dolls early. The show will open to the pub-- ic at 4 p.m. Friday. Preceding the public showing will be a spe- cial preview, for crippled children at p.m. Friday. An hour after registration began Uonday, six collections of dolls had been entered. One of the dolls was one that lad been in the family of Mrs. V. J. Mathews. 1326 Highland St., Chief Orders Officers to Be More Vigilant All holiday time of Abilene po- lice 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 In- volved loot of over The chief issued other special Br- ders to his men as a means of tightening their vigilance of the situation. Thornton's Department Store, South Fourth and Oak Sts., tvas burglarized Sunday, by someone who cut a hole in the roof to enter. Stolen was about in money from four cash registers. Mer- chandise at Thornton's was being checked for other losses. That "job" brought to seven the number of burglaries reported tiur- ing the week end, the total loss of the seven running at least K500. 3 O'hers Also burglarized during the week end were: Dewey Collum's apartment, 1417 South Third St., where luggage, a camera and a radio, all valued at were stolen: Neely Barnes Clothiers, 257 Pine St., in cash and a bag; Savage Fishel (a cloth-, ing 1030 North Second St., three shirts valued at a total in money and possi- )ly other merchandise; Landau Courts, 542 South lit St., two bill- folds, one containing Panhan- dle Service Station, 802 Oak.St., a National adding machine, one cash register, one G. E. clock radio, three one-gallon cans of Prestone anti freeze, and three check blanks; Kobuison Pharmacy. 3101 South 14th St., nothing .missing. During the Thanksgiving Day holiday period last week four oth- er burglaries happened, and their oot amounted to more than One Always on Duty since 1934. Entered in the ugliest Chief Hallmark issued the fol- doll contest, it had a bandaged lowing other instructions in the WHERE BURGLAR C. StovaU, mainten- ance man for Thornton's Department Store, surveys dam- age to Thornton's roof where a burglar cut his way into the store Sunday. (Police photo by Lt. Grover Chronister) head and no arms. A pill bottle was the cradle for a doll about >-i inch high entered in the smallest doll contest. The doll was sitting down in the bot- tle 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. D. Grosvenor. Mrs. Dail Fields, Mrs. Russell Glasser, and Mrs. W. A. Yates. Workers this afternoon were to be Mrs. Blanche Connally, Mrs. John Kel- ley, Mrs. Bartell LaRue and Mrs. Allen Baird. Scott Fikes, city superintendent of parks, is directing decoration for the show. The building is being decorated in a fairy tale setting in which the dolls will be displayed. MAKE UP FOR MR. the snowman needs is his mouth and he'll be ready to preside over one sec- tion of the West Texas Doll Show which will open Fri- day 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) r burglary Wave: (1) At no time will both police- men be out of their car. When one is eating, the other will be check- ing his heat. (2) When an officer sees a sus- picious 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. (51 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 See BURGLARIES, Pg. 9-A, Col. I Truck Runs OverChild HASKELL, Nov. 29 (RNS) Raymon Salvador Urlna, 18-month old son of Mr. arxi Mrs. Jose Urina, was crushed to death be- neath the wheels of a butane track about 10 a.m. Monday on the farm of Grady Ellis, two miles southeast of O'Brien. Driverof the truck was Joe Don Varnard of O'Brien, employed by 0. S. Covey Butane Co. in O'Brien. The driver had just finished fill- ing a butane tank. As he started to back the truck to turn around the child apparently ran behind the 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 Urinas were playing in the yard with the baby. Investigating were Deputy Sheriff L. V. Pittcock and Justice of the Peace Pete Huntsman of 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 baoy't father was in a Plainview hospi- tal after being in wreck there Sunday night. The baby's mother was picking cotton on the Ellis firm a short distinct from the house when the accident hap- ;