Abilene Reporter News, December 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, WARMER Mew Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J VOL. LXXIV, NO. 177 Associated Prea (AP> ABILENE. TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13. 1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Top Official Charged In Vice City Slaying SNOW, RAIN FALL PATROL -BOY RETURNS This happy reunion took place Monday morning at La- mar Elementary School. Jimmy Davis, center, schoolboy patrolman, returned to school for the first time since suffering serious inj uries in a traffic accident Oct. 19. Welcom- him back are Larry'Cunningham, left, and David Welch, right. Jimmy, son of Mr and Mrs C E Davis, 850 E. N. llth St., was struck by an auto Oct. 19 as he directed traffic near his school. His injuries will prevent his serving as a patrolman or partici- pating in other extracurricular activities the rest of this school year. (Photo by Charles paling County to Invest Nearly By JOHN DAN1LSON Taylor County commissioners Monday took a long look_at the county's funds, then took several steps to improve the county's fi- nancial situation. This came after several articles criticizing and explaining the hand- ling of county finances were pub- lished in The Abilene Reporter- News. The Commissioners Court de- cided to invest close to in long-term and short-term bonds. This will provide income interest from money which previously hadn't been bringing in any. County Auditor Herbert Middle- ton recommended the investment. Long Term Bonds Long-term investments in gov- ernment bonds were approved using money from the following funds: Highway 600M Sinking Fund, Highway 275M Sinking Fund, and Highway 1 t 30 Sinking Fund; The totals of these funds will not be invested, because Bonds come in round numbers. Middlctoa said the actual invested totals likely will be and or Middleton said this money can be "safely invested" on a long- term basis. This means it prob- Goodfellows Asked To Help Children "I don't care for myself, but children don't realize the facts, and it would hurt them so." The anxious mother's brow was wrinkled with worry as she scrib- bled the note to her children's teacher. I am not able to get their Christmas presents. So if you will turn their names into Club or any club-that will help them to have some Christmas. "I thank you all for the things you all have done for the children, for letting them have their lunches so cheap for I am not able to give them the right food. So many thanks." The teacher turned the mother's frantic letter over to the Goodfel- lows. The letter came Monday- two days before Wednesdays deadline for receiving requests from the needy and unfortunate, Other letters came, too. The let- ters come everyday, because the needy in Abilene are numerous. "Would love very much to have good dinner for Christmas for my crippled boy that is in a wheel chair, has been for 4 years, an- other letter said. .'He doesn't have no income or I don't either. I have been sick myself for 2 years and can't work to without'a little help, I am afraid Christmas will be very slim for us. Would like some warm clothes for the boy." The circumstances vary. A third letter said: "I am the father of Six children and out of a job at the nresent. We have been picking cotton the past few days, but it has taken ,11 we made to live on. And it doesn't look like we are going to he able to buy the children any Christmas. We know you have so many to help this year. Our mat- tress burnt last weekend we for Contributions may be sent to the Abilene Reporter-News. Checks should be mada payable to the Goodfellows. The latest contributors are: Previously acknowledged Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous...................5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grba 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stowe 5.00 iVomen's Auxiliary-Mizpah 5.00 Home Builders Class, Aldersgate Church 25.00 Phyllis A. Nibling............ 5.00 Wes-Tex Fire Equip. Service 5.00 P. G. Hatchatt 10.00 Kiwanis Club of Abilene 100.00 Mrs. T. F. Grisham..........10.00 A. K. Doss 7.50 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ward 25.00 Jack Fulwiler 5.00 G. L. Corrie 5.00 Neely-Barnes 10.00 Mrs. E. E. Callaway..........5.00 Victory Men's Bible Class Employes of Reporter-News 27.85 88.80 2132.42 ibly won't be needed immediately hs said. Some For Short Terms The commissioners also 'expres sed approval at Middleton's recom mendation to invest to 000 of the in Road Dis rict No. 1 Sinking Fund on a short :erm basis. The District No. 1 funds can be 'safely invested" on only a shorl .erm basis, because the moue might be needed in the future an unpredictable time, Middleto said. The commissioners deferred ;ion on authorizing the investmen of the to until ilace can be found to make th investment. Middleton said that not all the District No. 1 fund can b 'safely invested" because th fund is active. The fund I is bein used to pay principal and interes on two bond issues, he said. To Transfer Money The commissioners voted I transfer money from three funds nto other funds. This also was o Middleton's recommendation. Pu. pose of the transfer is to get th money into active funds where can be used. The funds from whic the money was transferred wer inactive. The transfers are: 1. from the Courthous Sinking Fund to the Permanen Improvement Fund. The Perm nent Improvement Fund containec as of Nov. 30. 2. from the Jail Sinkin Fund to the Permanent Improv ment Fund. 3. Forty seven cents, fro: Hoad District No. 7 to the Gener Fund. (District No. 7 does not ha' a sinking Middleton asked the commissio ers what they wanted to do abo outstanding accounts in the cou ty, also mentioned in the Reporte See COUNTY, Page 3-A, Col. 4 Coldest Weather Of Year Kills 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The coldest weather this fall ripped most of Texas Monday [ter a weekend norther unloaded low and chill ram. Freezing temperatures knifed ;ep into Central and South Texas. At least two deaths -sere blamed n the weather. One victim died in a car wreck on rain-slick high- ay. The other drowned when his oat capsized in high wind. Before sunrise Monday the mer- ury sank to 14 in Dalhart at the ip of the Panhandle. That was the .ate's lowest. Elsewhere in West Texas Ama- !lo had 21, Lubbo'ck 22, Childress 28. El Paso 27, Wink 23, Abilene 25, alt Flat 23 and Midland 24. Dallas had 28, lowest this" fall, ollege Station had 33, Lufkin 28, lineral Wells 29, Austin 36, San intonio 38, Junction 22 and Laredo 9. Along the coast, readings were mostly- in the 40s. Houston had 41, Srownsville 47. The outlook was for continued cold with another big freeze Mon- day night.. Clear skies were fore cast. Skies had cleared before dawn Monday except for a band of over cast in East Texas from Lufkin ti Galveston. No rain was reported Showers formed as the iron blew through over the weekend Dixon-YafesPact May Be Altered, Says New Mexican ALBUQUERQUE Clin :on P. Anderson said today tha the new Congress may direct the Atomic Energy Commission to can eel the controversial Dixon-Yate power contract unless the agree- ment is again very substantially modified." Sen. Anderson, scheduled to be come chairman of the Joint Com mittee on Atomic Energy, mad the prediction in a letter to Ralpl H. Demmler, chairman of the Se curities and Exchange Commis sion. In the letter Anderson asked tha Demmler urge the commission tc withhold its approval of the pro- posed Dixon-Yates financing plan until the joint committee has a chance to take another look at th over-all contract. Houston received an inch. Wind up o 60 m.p.h. flattened trees, snap- led power lines and tore up Christ- mas decorations. Dallas got a half inch, its first ain in nearly a month. At Hender- j on, a four-hour storm dropped 4.39 inches of rain, filling creeks bank- ul. At Gainesville 1.07 inches of ain fell through Sunday morning. Vichita Falls had 1.44. Saturday night and early Sunday now fell in much of the Panhandle and South Plains. Dean Blank, 34, Perryton farmer, died Saturday night when his car overturned on wet highway near 'ampa. James Sites, 26. drowned .vhen wind and waves overturned a skiff in Corpus Christ! Bay Sun day. Heavy frost formed in Dallas around midnight. It looked like mow. A forecaster said that roughly, freezing temperatures covered the state's upper half and near-freezing most of the rest of the state. He said although the Panhandle had sub-freezing readings earlier this fall, it's the coldest this season in most of the rest of Texas. Mercury Hits Low of 2 4 Abilene's coldest hour of the 1934 winter came about S ajn. Monda when the mercury dropped to 2 degrees, after a high of only Sunday. However, the temperature is ex pected to stay above tha freezin mark tonight after a high of 55 t 60 today, and rise Tuesday to 6 or 70 degrees. The week end cold front de livered the first snow of the sea sonjiere, a trace, before da1 Sunday morning, but dumped good three inches of wet whitenes on Lueders, where it fell befor 2 a.m. Sunday. Key City residents didn't hav a chance to look at their snow which melted as it hit, but ther was still a little snow on th ground at Lueders Sunday night. Lueders reported .65 inch c moisture Saturday night, bringin; total week end precipitation ther to 1.58 inches. Anson and Seymour got two-inch rains Saturday, whil other area towns had lighter rains Passenger Faces raffic Danger Too STATE FINAL'SPECIAL' Train, Plane May Make Houston Trip Planning to take in the game be- tween Abilene High School and Austin High School of Houston Sat- urday in Houston? If so, you will probably be able to take one of two special forms of transportation to the game, if the plans can be worked out. Pioneer Airlines has a special night planned to Houston and back Saturday, and the Booster Club is working with school officials on plans for a possible special train, either with the Santa Fe or the Texas Pacific. Jerry Warren, Abilene manager for Pioneer, said the special flight will carry. 36 passengers. If there is full load, the fare will be S56.87 for a round-trip ticket. This is the standard fare for the trip. Pope Weaker or Better? Vatican Reports Say Both "The first 36 persons to make reservations and get their tickets will get the Warren said Elmo Cure of the Abilene Boost er Club said that checks were be- ing made with railroad officials tc ;et costs and running time of possible special train, which woul .eave here very early Saturda morning, possibly about Z a.m., for the trip to Houston. 'Jf the school administratio and the children want the specia train, the club will go all out tC's highway development com mittee. The pair asked the commis sioners about employing the thre persons who already have obtain ed the Tight of way east o own for a State Highway 36 pro iect, to work on getting right-of way for the west by-pass. Judge Ingalsbe said three >raisers already have besn hire< and are working on getting the west by pass route. The C-C officials also asked he county would get in touch with he State Highway Departmen about pushing the work. Judg Ingalsbe said the county would d. that. Cooley told a reporter later the '-C is interested in having th right-of-way obtained as soon wssible in order that the C-C ma hen start work on trying to ge an appropriation for construction Alabaman Arrested In Texas Hospital GAI.VESTON, Tex. Alaba- ma's attorney general, Silas Gar- HI, today was served with a ugitive warrant charging he slew ,lbert L. Patterson, the man who would have succeeded him in of- ce. His attorney said Garrett would eturn to Alabama voluntarily his treatment is completed. "His doctors say It will take six j eight weeks to put him in said Richard Thornton. When that time is up. he will go back voluntarily. But he Js a sick man and we will fight any attempt to extradite him be- ore his course of treatment is completed." Garrett wai placed under tech- nical arrest on a first degree mur- der warrant. He is one of three men charged in the shooting last fune of Albert L. Patterson, cru- sading candidate nominated to suc- ceed Garrett. It was Patterson's death that ouched off the cleanup of Phenix City, Ala., notorioai honky-tonk on Alabama'! Uver. Thornton said Garrett made DO comment when served at the hos pita! with the warrant. Garrett reportedly was in Bir- mingham. Ala., time Pat- terson was slain. The indictment against him however, allegei he Patter son. Sheriff OJE. Benson served th warrant. Jules Damiani, first assistan Galveston.county said th warrant charged Garrett "unlaw fully and -with malice aforethought killed Albert Patterson by OSo lag him with fun." Serving of the indictment on Gar- rett had been expected since Sat urday. It had to wait pending th arrival from Alabama of a fugitiv warrant. Doctors said Garrett is too sick to be moved. Garrett is a central figure the notorious Phenix City, Ala. cleanup. Patterson, who crusaded against ce, fa his election campaign, was killed last June IS. Yule Lighting Entries Rise Four persons entered the Christ mar Lighting Contest Monday making a total of 17 contestants Five division! are included ii the contest window, doorway residence exterior, school exterior and live outdoor tree. Wednesday is the final day for entering the contest. Anyone who wishes to may enter their decora- tions through the Chamber Commerce. Latest to join in the competition are Mrs. Jack Evans, 1409 Dr., residence exterior; Mrt. E. H Andrews, 801 Jefferson Dr., SOOT way; J. W. Love, 402 Burger St- and Mrs. C. W. McCall, 801 WiUil St., windows. Houston Elementary is the only school entered in the school exter ior .division. PostOffice :lood Begins; Help Added Christmas mail began flooding the post office at. full speed londay. It was this season's first really ysy day, said Postmaster Clyde Irant. Four additional delivery trucks lave joined the post office's fleet if six trucks. The four were fur- lished by the National Guard. Before Christmas, the Army Re- cruiters and the Soil Conservation department will loan pick-upf to lelp mail deliveries. A few extra workers pitched in Monday to help regular postal clerks. Forty temporary employei are lined up to work later Irant said. For the first 10 days in Decem- ter, the post office had a total of cancellations (pieces of packaged mail.) From Dec. 1-10 in 1953, there was a total of cancellations. Parcel post sacks so far thit month numbered 2.351. with 193 parcels that were too large to fit in the sacks. Last year at this time then were parcel post tacks, with 228 outside packages. The post busiest day last year was the Monday Christmas. Postmaster Grant pects thii week to be heaviest oa out-going mail, with the delivery peak to be reached next week. He echoed his pleas for. Athen- ians to get their Christmas mail- ing done early. He reminded peo- ple to tie up Christmas cards into two bundles, one for out-of-town and one for local delivery. Parcel post packages going to a point within 150 miles of the post office cannot weigh over 40 pounds. Anything over 150 miles ii limited to 20 pounds, Grant said. THE WEATHER DJ. nsriamaxn OF COXMEXO WEATHEK BCBEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Till and rather cold today and hmlslit. fair aotf a IltUe WIIBHT TVeMir. Hilt toOar M to K. tow fcmirtt iur W. HUH needa) U to 70. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS-t Fair Ulroojh Tnndiy. Warmer TtuMl in an except extreme tonliftt Lowett MUM Him tow temperature! tor M how ended at a.m.: and 24. TJEXFEHATliEES 27 15 :30 55 37 31 51 Sf today a.m. SuOMt tooUhl rwdha at p.m. Xdatlra humldltj at pjn. Abilene Milkshed Placed On National Honor Roll Abilene has been placed on the national Standard Milk Honor Roll by the U. S. Public Health Serv- ice, the first time it has ever re- ceived that recognition. Announcement was made Mon- day by Dr. Hugh J. Stennis, dir- ector of Abilene Taylor County Health Unit, and W. W. Clarkson, senior sanitarian of the unit. The health unit has the respon- sibility of protecting the safety qf Abilene's milk supply. Met All Requirement! The award of honor roll stand- ing means that milk production and processing operations throughout the approximate 20- county Abilene milkshed meet all requirements for public health. H. Price and W. W. Greer, inspectors from the Food and Drug Division, Texas State De- partment of Health, spent two weeks here last June to check the Abilene milkshed and plants. The information that they compiled was sent to the U S. Public Health Service in Washington, D. C., where the honor roll rating was given. Certificate of Uw award ttaiw that Abilene has attained a rating of 90.3 per cent on retail raw milk ar' 92.6 per cent on pasteurized milk under the U. S. Public Health Service rating system. Five times as large a volume of milk is processed here as was processed two yean ago, Stennis said. The area covered by Abilene muksbed if nearly the four times as great as two years ago, he added. tt.OM Gallons Dally About gallons of milk are processed in Abilene daily. Some of it is sold as far as 450 miles away Paso. The milkshed now extend! about 15d mite east, 60 miles south, 100 rnilei north and 60 miles west from Abilene. Premises and operations of er- ery dairy and other milk producer throughout the 20-county milkshed are checked regularly by Abilene- Taylor County Health Unit All milk processing plants in Abi- lene are visited weekly for Inspec- tion. from .all producing farms and dairies and from every processing plant are analyzed and ncBltrtjr M tto ttttttl. %Bfc laboratory. These tests concern bacteriological safety and nu- tritional qualities. Health Card. Points checked on inspections of premises include: prop- er equipment, clean equipment, health cards of employes, healthy cows, safe water supply. At the processing plants, inspec- tors check on equipment (whether proper and clean) and health cards. Tests are run at the laboratory on raw milk as delivered to the processing plants for tempera- ture, bacteria, miiic fat, and wa- ter. Other teats are run OB retail raw and pasteurized milk after being bottled or pasteurized. Bacteria, fat and protein, phosphite and wa- ter are checked. Health unit personnel most re- sponsible for the milk protection program are W. W. Clarkwo, wa- fer sanitarian; Otto Howard, H. B. Hildebrand, Earl Bullock and Charles Coggin, milk sanitarians; Tommy laboratory di- rector: and Clara Corning and CUtl BtH, laboratory ;