Abilene Reporter News, December 17, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND COLD EVENING r "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. m ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY 17. 1954 -TWENTY-FODR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IQc Red China Okays UN Parley Bid UNITED NATIONS. N.Y., Secretary Gen- eral Dag Hammarskjold received an invitation from Red China's Chou En-lai today io come to Peiping for talks on ......------r world peace and international tension. I preaching the all-time record Dow The invitation was in reply to a message sent to the November, 1952. That figure Di-amint- locf TiVtrlaV OcL'1110 fflf 3 TtlPPt- NEAR RECORD January's Allowable Increased AUSTIN W-The Railroad Com- mission today boosted Texas' Jan- uary crude oil allowable produc- tion 257.307 barrels daily. The total January allowable will be barrels a for any month since April and ap- McMi W mm European Tour 1J1C IHVUcUIOU 111 leyty tu a menage SCIIL lu mi- Chinese Communist Premier last Friday, asking for a meet- ing on the 11 American fliers jailed by Red China as spies. Chou's reply did not say specifically that the question of the prisoners would be discussed. Hammarksjold received the invitation shortly before 7 a.m. There was no immedi ate comment from him. It was expected, however, that he would go ahead with previous plans to fly to Sweden tonight for the weekend and, after returning here briefly next week, would fly on to Peiping. Hammarskjold had planned his trip to Sweden originally for cere- monies installing him in his late father's seat in the Swedish Acad- emy of Letters. Yesterday it be- came known he planned also to see the Red Chinese ambassador in Stockholm about his proposed trip to Peiping, and it was expect- ed he now would discuss arrange- ments for the trip with the envoy. Move Called 'Absurd' The Peiping broadcast included a second message to Hammarsk- jold describing as "absurd" the U.N. General Assembly resolution last Friday condemning the Chi- nese Reds for their imprisonment of the American airmen. It was that Assembly resolution which au- thorized the secretary general to take all possible steps to effect the release of the fliers as well as of all other U.N. military person- nel held by the Reds after the Korean War. The Assembly backed the U.S. contention that the 11 airmen and all other U.N. personnel held by the Reds were entitled to release under terms of the Korean armi- gtic-e. Chou also repeated Red China's frequent charges the-United States is threatening his government and is stirring up trouble in the Orient. was The increase was ordered despite divergent opinion among major producers. Only two purchasers asked the commission for so big an increase. Goodfellow Costs Soar to Goodfellows. open your and pocketbooks wide! We will need more money his Christmas than was at first expected: This means a total ex- penditure of instead of the S6.675 set up in the budget in Oc- ober. The reason is that food must be provided for about 150 more fam- lies this Christmas than last j-ear. The expected expenditure his Christmas compares with actually spent last Christ- mas. 482 Families Goodfellow Chairman Paul Hodge gave this picture this morn- ing: Already 482 families have been certified by the Goodfellows as needing food. A few requests are still being processed, with the prospect that the final total vriil je 500 families. This compares with 350 families who were given food costing Finn Cabinet Falls HELSINKI, Finland Urho Kekkonen announced today the resignation of his Cabinet.'He acted after Parliament refused to approve a bill granting the gov- ernment special economic powers. CAPT. F. M. PRUTTT traffic officer hearts Dus! Leaves; ColdfoSfay Dust which plagued West Texas housewives Thursday had cleared by Friday morning, after leaving its calling card on polished furni- ture, but the chill northwest winds which brought the dust continued blowing. Though a freeze predicted for Thursday night failed to materia- lize, another is forecast for Fri- day night by the Weather Bureau, which said that a high of 50 was in prospect for today and a low tonight of about 30. The low Thursday night was 34, after a high of 69 during the day. Houston's weather Saturday should charm football fans who have already left, or are leaving, for the game between Abilene High School and Austin High Houston. A high of about 60 degrees is predicted for Saturday afternoon in Houston. Rain was reported at San An- tonio and Lufkin Friday morning the first rain in Texas in severa days. Pre dawn temperatures ranged from 15 at Dalhart to 60 Brownsville. All parts of the state were, supposed to be some what colder Friday, with a warmup Saturday. Pruitt Elevated To Police Captain Promotion of a veteran Abilene police sergeant to the rank of captain and transfer of a long- time traffic captain to other duties were announced Friday morning by Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark. Sgt. F. M. Pruitt was elevated io the' position of traffic captain, effective yesterday. He is to be in charge of all traffic operations of the department and to head the .day shift of the police force. Capt. C. A. Veteto, .who hereto- fore has been in charge of traffic, was designated Thursday as train- ing captain. He will conduct a continuous, year around training program for new police recruits. Veteto will teach new policemen public relations, city ordinances, state laws, duties of police and firearms use and care. A firing range is being built seven miles northeast of town on city land for the Police Depart- ment's training program, said Hall- mark. An additional detective will be named soon, the chief said. A civil service examination is to be held among the members of the police force after Christmas for promo- tion to the rank of detective, he announced. Another civil service test will given for elevation of some- one to sergeant to fill the ser- vacated by Pruitt. Hallmark said he will soon desig nate a woman to serve as radio operator on one shift a day as an experiment. This will release male'officers for enforcement du ties. If plan works well, other women .may handle the radio on other shifts. Pruitt, 41, has been on the Abi lene police force since 1941. He was promoted from patrolman ti sergeant Jan. 16, 1952. Veteto, 49, has been an Abilen policeman since Nov. 9, 1935. H Decame a captain Jan. 21, 1944. CAPT. C. A. VETETO Irniniaf riflcer OS SENT OUT 1Y GOODFELLOWS An SOS from the Goodfel- lows: Right now they need a big assortment of gifts for teen- age girls, such as cosmetics, costume jewelry, gloves, purses etc. Please bring them by the Goodfellow Store at 377 Wal- nut St., Chairman Paul Hodge asked. st Christmas. The Goodfellow board had set p for grcceries in the budg- estimate. Now it appears the >tal cost will run near Hodge and his helpers don't now why there are so many more amilies this year than last. They nly know they are all ave been thoroughly checked he Goodfellow tradition as being ortliy. And the same amount of money, per family is allotted thi ear as in 1953. So 'the job is cut out, and we now the Goodfellows will, come irough to meet the challenge 'hey always have. Only Collected If you haven't sent in your con ribution, please write your check igbt now and bear in mind he extra need. This morning the Goodfellows ad That leaves to o, based on the new estimate of eed. Meanwhile. Wally Akin gives his annual Goodfellow movie Saturday lorning at at the Paramount heatre. "Cavalry with lod Cameron, will be the feature Tiree cartoons also will be iown. Admission to the movie will be y gifts of canned foods, nuts ruits or clothing which will be urned over to the Goodfellows. Newest contributors include: Vednesday memory of the late E. T. Brooks 5.00 Ir. and Mrs. A. R. Wishert 5.0C C. C. Hubbard 3.W Irs. A. Dziewas 7.0 Morgan Jones 15.0 Lnonymous 10-0 nonymous Anonyminis...................3.0 Anonymous...................1-0 Anonymous 3.001 Anonymous 2-00 Anonymous 2.50 Anonymous...................5-w Anonymous first Presbyterian Circle C 10.00 Club tlike and Steve Baird 19.00 Mr and Mrs. P. W. Campbell 5.00 lack Goulding Jr........... 10-00 'eterans of Foreigns Wars 25.00 u. R. Cobb.................. 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Dortch 10.00 ifr. and Mrs. W. C. Touchstone ilrs. L. M. Touchstone...... 5.00 5. W. Berry Sr...............5.00 3reen Frog Cafe 10-00 Mrs. William E. Perkins 5.00 Roy Boatright 5-W Minor Alexander 50.00 Mrs. L. Q. Campbell......... 5.00 H. King 5.00 M. Varner 5.00 N. Cannon 10-00 Mr and Mrs. W. D. Bobbins 5.00 JackTidwell 10-00 TS. F. W. Nussbaumer 10.05 Mrs. Glen Williams..........5.00 Previously acknowledged TUNING UP FOR Bynum, seated, left, McMurry College Band director gives Abilene Ro- tary Club" leaders some instructions on music as they discuss plans for the McMurry-Rotary trip to Europe March 19. Left to right, besides Bynum, are Dub Wof- ford, Rotary President H. W. McDade, Roscoe Blanken- ship Walter Jarrett and Ed Stewart Sr. (Photo by Charles Cockerell) _______ 1st Ban Ruled Invalid Dist. Judge Floyd Jones of Breckenridge has ruled in favor of South First St. property owners and businessmen in their suit to stop the City of Abilene from en- forcing a no-parking rule on-that street. Jones notified Dallas Scar- borough, attorney for the plaintiffs, to that effect in a letter which Scarborough received Friday. The judge's statement was: Ordinance Invalid "I beg to advise that I have de- cided to enter judgment for the plaintiffs by holding that the ordi- nance in question is invalid." Judge Jones substituted here for Dist. Judge J. R. Black of Abi- lene, when the injunction suit was heard in 42nd District Court Oct. 1, 1954. He took the case under advisement at that time, and the letter received Friday was the first notice of his decision. The ordinance against'which the South First St. plaintiffs filed their suit was passed on final read- ing by the City Commission April 2, 1954. It outlawed all parking on South First St. for the entire length of that portion within the city limits, setting the effective date as July 1. Later at the request of Scar- borough the commission agreed verbally to wait until Aug. 1 be- fore starting enforcement. Filed Suit Aug .2 Scarborough's firm Scarbor- ough, Yates, Scarborough t Black suit in 42nd District court here Aut. 2, 1954, asking for an injunction to prevent the city from enforcing the ordinance. The suit is styled E. D. Wood lock et a! vs. the City of Abilene Woodlock has a furniture store on South First St. City to Appeal City Atty. Alex Bickley stated Friday that the city will appeal Judge Jones' desicion. The City Commission adopted the no-parking ordinance at the request f the Texas Highway Department nd in accordance with a contract an earlier commission had made vith the highway department sev- ral years ago. A multi- million- dollar highway improvement program has been dopted by the Texas Highway City Sells County irgrounds THE WEATHER Total: Christmas Cheer Throughout The Year... through a gift of a yeor'i sub- scription to The Reporter-News. Reduced rates in effect now; on ortroctive gift cord free. Order through your carrier or deoler or coll Circulation Department 4-7271. r.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER Bt'REAIj ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and cold today and tonight, fair and a littl warmer Saturdav. High today near 50 low tonight 30; high Saturday about 5 NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TT: fair, rather cold this and tonight, warmer Saturday afternoon Lowest tonight 22-32. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL Clearing and colder this afternoon and to night, Saturday lair and cool. Hifch and low temperatures for 21 houl fndcd at ajn.: 69 and 34. TEMPERATURES Thnrs. P. M. Fn- A- M 38 39 58 28 35 n '41 today s.m. SunMl tonigh 'Biro'metor reading at p.m. 2J.W humidity it P.m. Commission to make U. S. High- way 80 into a wide freeway out- side Abilene. As a condition to making the improvements in the Abilene vicinity, the highway -de- partment said Abilene must out- law parking throughout South First St., which is a part of the High- way 80 route. Reason given by the highway department was that the present parking doesn't allow enough room for the volume of traffic antici- pated after the improvements are made on Highway 30 and after Abilene Air Force Base goes in operation. IheersSend iagles Flying fo Houston Abilene High School's victorious agles flew off to the state cham- ionship football match in Hous- on Friday morning with the words f a former champion in their ars. Stanley E. Smith, captain of the 931 state champion Eagle' team, ave a pep talk at an early-morn- ng rally in the AHS auditorium. His team was the last state lampionship winner thct Abilene as had. On the platform with Smith were 3ub Pool, quarterback, Veryl Hughes and Tony Kucholtz, guards n the 1931 team. Smith's wife, president of the 831 pep squad, was introduced. Taylor County purchased from he City of Abilene Friday morn- ng a 98.66 acre tract as a site, or a livestock agriculture cen- er. It alsQ bought from the city a 28.322 acre tract for right of- vay of a new route of State High- way 36. Both properties are parts of the >ld Municipal Airport land east of own. Price paid was per acre. That makes the livestock agri- culture center site cost and th highway right of way The total was roughly the amount for which the city offered the county the two tracts. A fig- ure of "about had been mentioned by the City Commission in conferences with county officials. City Commission in its regular Friday morning meeting awarded the land sale to-the county, the only bidder. The had advertised for bids as a matter of complying with law, but had in mind ail along that the sale would be made to the county if the latter made suitable offer. County Auditor Herbert Middle- ton came to the commission meet- ing Friday, bringing the county's scale bid. He was the only coun- ty official attending. The livestock agriculture cen- ter site is located in the south west corner of the old Municipa Airport and is bordered on the south by old U. S. Highway 80 Right-of-way purchased for the new route of State Highway 36 ex tends across the old airport in a northwesterly direction from point about even with tht inter ection of old U. S. Highway 80 and the present State Highway 36. Purchase of the livestock-agri- culture center site will be financ- ed out of a countywide rand issue voted Sept. 18. The and for the new highway right- of-way will be paid for from bonds voted in October, 1953, by Precinct Architectural plans for the live- stock-agriculture center have been made by Tucker 4 Lindberg, Abi- ene, and approved by the County "lommissioners Co-Jrt. The contracts for construction of the center have been let by the County Commissioners Court, subject to purchase of the site Awarded the various contracts were C. B. Dates, Galbreith Elec- tric Co. and J. C. Carr Plumbing Co., all of Abilene; and Butler Manufacturing Co., a steel firm Kansas City, Mo. Contract was made Friday b; the City Commission with former City Engineer Kenneth Etheridge for engineering seroces on a pro- ject to-convert the Lake Kirby water treatment plant to under ground storage. Etheridge is to be paid 7 per cent of the work's cos' as a fee. Mindszenty Release Still Just a Rumor VIENNA tflr-There was no sub stantiation today for the rumo that Josef Cardinal Mindszenty has been freed from the life imprison ment sentence be received in 1S49 The report was distributed yes terday by the Austrian Catbolt press service Kathprm. Besides the AHS student body and the football team, about 300 oosters were on hand, for the ral- r. Smith pointed out that Friday morning's was the last pep rally hat will be held in the old AHS juilding. By next fall's footbal eason, the high schoolers shoult e in their new building. Mrs. Lloyd Brown, author of the school song, "Dear Old Abilene which was adopted in 1931 was also honored on the program lut she was unable to attend. The 1954 Eagle team left AM- ene at a.m. on board a Pio- neer Airlines plane and arrived n Houston at a.m. The championship game against Ste- phen F. Austin High School of Houston will be played Satiirda; afternoon in the Houston High School Stadium. Car Arrangement On Special Revealed Arrangement of cars on the spe- cial train to Houston, which wil leave View at p.m. Friday were announced Friday morning. Two chair cars immediately be- hind the engine will be used fo members of the Abilene Hig School band. Following that will recreation car, then three cars which are reserved for high school students, and finally five cars for adults. Watchmen will be stationed in each car, according to John Wright of the Booster Club. Those driving out to View to take the train are being asked to park south of the station, as parking will not be allowed between the tracks. Someone will be there to help direct the traffic to proper parking places. Wrifht said. Rotary Club Plans Jaunt For 2 Weeks The McMurry College Band and to 65 other West Texans will ake a tour of six European eoun- ies in March. The trip will be the Abilene otary Club's project to comme- morate the Rotary International's Oth or Golden Anniversary. Transportation for the band will e paid and members will live ith Rotariaas' families in the six apitals during the two weeks' our. Only expense for the bands- nen will be passports each) nd incidental expenses. Apiece Each person than the 40 andsmen (including Director ayraond Bynum) makes he trip will pay for trans- ortation, but will pay for his own meals and incidental expenses af- er he arrives in Europe. The tour tentatively includes :ops in London, Paris. Rome, urich, Amsterdam, and Ostend. Later a junket to Frankfurt, Germany, may be added, Ed Ste- vart. chairman of the Rotary Club's project committee, said. Non-band members may stay behind in Europe for further Mra- if" desired, Stewart said, but bandsmen will return home April 1. The trip begins in Abilene March 19. Play for Royalty? Concerts are being arranged through Rotary-'Clubs In-tjie Eu- ropean cities. The McMurry Band may piay for Queen Elizabeth and Winston" Churchill, although .de- tails have not yet been completed, Stewart said. Concerts will be free, unless the visited .Rotarians desire to mate small charge to pay for use of the music halls. In each of the cities, one day will be spent on toiirs and a sec- ond day for sightseeing or shop- ping (free "This is the greatest opportunity anybody in West Texas ever bad .to make a trip to H. W. McDade, Abilene Rotary Club president said.. "They will have an opportunity o visit in six capitals in Europe vith the finest people in those ities. They never could be re- eived so well on their own, even they made five or six trips." Others 1m Hotels Members of the party other than andsmen will stay in hotels. But hey will have an opportunity to meet the important people of the isited cities along with the band. businessmen plan to write lersons in similar businesses in he visited countries to arrange or representation from those com- lanies when the local entourage arrives. The Abilene Chamber of Commerce is preparing a bro- chure -which will be passed out by he bandsmen in homes visited, :elling about Abilene, its educa- ional, business and farming acti- vities. Stewart said the committee, of which Roscoe Blankenship, Dub Wofford and Walter Jarrett are other members, felt that the club should sponsor a Golden Anniver- sary project which would improve international understanding and good will. Good Retallms He said he believed McMurry Band members would be a good tonic for U. S. friendship with the six nations visited (England, France, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands and and that "these young people will make a good impression on the citizens over there." Rotary considers there are four avenues of service: international service, community service, voca- tional service and club service. See TRIP, Pf. 2-A, CM. 14 ;