Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 165 Associated Pros (AF)
Ami.FNF. TEXAS:WgÍ5X71^ÑÍ^G, DECEMBER 1, 1954-TWENTY-ElGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTTONS
PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY 10c
jPentagon Will Spend
More to Get Missiles
9 AFB Bids Due; 3d Apron Job to Zachry
NO PRESENT RULE'
Solon Asks Declaration Against Any Censure
OLD TIRES UP IN SMOKE—Smoke billows above the Chicago south side district as thousands of old tires burn in the Louis Fishman & Co. plastics and rubber plant Smoke could be seen for miles. One hundred persons left their homes because of
intense heat. ______________
Freezing Cold Heads South; San Angelo Has Light Rain
Bids on nine more Abilene Air Force Base projects are scheduled to be opened in the next 60 days.
Advertising for estimates on the first of the jobs will begin Wednesday and continue through Dec. 22, Lt. Col. Jack Brown, Eighth! Air F'orce liaison officer here, announced Wednesday.
Bids were opened Tuesday at Fort Worth by the Corps of Engineers on an aircraft parking and maintenance apron and an engine build-up shop for the base.
H. B. Zachry of San Antonio was apparent low bidder at $2,111,* 920.25 on the apron and Milo J. Choate of Tyler submitted the lowest constrmtion estimate of $273,-
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A freezing cold front pushed down through Texas Wednesday, sending temperatures down to 19 degrees in the Panhandle and .sweeping out of its path warm humid air which has blanketed much of the state.
At mid * morning, the front .stretched from central Arkansas through northwest Texas and into New Mexico.
Skies were clear behind the front, but ahead of it, clouds, light fog and scattered drizzle were reported.
The front is expected to pass through Texas by daybreak Thursday. leaving all of m clearing and colder.
Minimum overnight temperatures ranged from 19 degrees at Dalhart to 69 at Victoria.
Austin reported .09 inch of rain
during the night, San Antonio .01, and Fort Worth, Dallas, Lufkin and College Station had a trace. At 7:30 a.m. light rain was falling Fort Worth. Dallas and San
ies. Temperatures in the Rockies, where skies cleared, generally were 5 to 15 degrees above. Readings were in the teens in
WASHINGTON (ifM5en. Dirksen (R-I11> asked the Senate today to declare that “no rule presently exists” under which Sen. McCarthy can be censured for his “alleged language or conduct.” Dirksen said he was proposing it as a “substitute” for the censure resolution.
The parliamentary situation was such, however, that there will be a vote first on the recommendations from a special committee that McCarthy be censured. The recommendations stand a.s amendments to the original censure resolution and amendments will be considered before substitutes.
Dirksen conceded his proposal might get lost in the shuffle. Almost plaintively, he said he had
connection with an inquiry into whether the Wisconsin senator was speculating with funds contributed to him to fight communism.
Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) asked Hayden if the diversion would n(rt be a violation of the income tax laws and whether it wouldn’t be up to the Justice Department to prosecute.
Hayden replied that the Elections subcommittee had examined the tax angle and had sent a copy
U.S.-(anada Radar Ring Funds Hiked
of its report to the Internal Reve nue Service. So far, he said, the Internal Revenue Service has made no report.
Sen. Jenner (R-lnd) said a mail cover ordinarily Is used only to catch “criminals and murderers.” He asked Hayden if it had ever been used before “to catch a senator.”
“Well, maybe the senator ought to have been caught.” Hayden replied.
377.82 on the shop.
The 362,000 square yards of | hoped for a vote on it first, apron on which bids were opened ‘ May Be Lost
1 uesday will complete the 10,000- Dirksen advanced his idea in the
foot-long flight line adjacent to the base runway.
The original portion of the apron
A blanket of snow covered wide areas in the Midwest and West with temperatures below zero in some sections.
Snow measured a foot in western South Dakota and northern Nebraska. Heavy falls also were reported in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin. Michigan. North Dakota and Iowa as the tail end of a storm moved south and east from the Rocky Mountain region Iowa reported tw'o highway fatalities attributed to the storm.
One Below Zero It was one below zero before dawn at Scottsbluff. Neb. Below zero readings also were reported in the northern and central Rock-
the Plains states south to western j^cluded in the runway, taxi-Kansas. Similar temperatures were gpi-Qn contract let to Tex-
reported in northern New England as Bitulithic Co. The second sec-but readings in the 30s prevailed tion of 443,000^ most areas east of the Appa-
City Gains 547
Persons in Month
lachians. They were in the 30s and 40s over most of the Far West. The only warm spots were in Texas, Florida and the lower Mississippi Valley.
Early morning; reports; New! York 40; Chicago 34 and snow. flurri»s; Kansas City 40; Detroit, 31 and snow; Denver 10 and d
contracted to H. B. Zachry earlier.
Tentative dates for bids opening, the projects, bids advertising dates and time to be allowed for completion follow:
Jan. 4—Paint, dope and bottled gas shop, advertising started today, 90 days in which to complete. Jan. 5 — Technical laboratory ing, adverti.se Dec. 3, 120 days lete.
closing stages of a general debate which was punctuated by one momentary sensation.
This came when Sen. Hayden (D-Ariz), pinning down a long-hanging question, said a 1951-.52 Senate Elections subcommittee did in fact have a check made in 1952 on the return addresses of McCarthy’s incoming mail.
Hayden said the purpose of this “mail cover” was to learn the names of McCarthy’s brokers in
Abilene apparently gained 547 in i population within the city limits during November, to reach an estimated 60,700.
That figure emerged from applying the Abilene Chamber of Commerce formula to the number of electric meters.
West Texas Utilities Co. reported a net increase of 161 electric meters within the city limits during November, bringing the total incity meters to 17,853.
Multiplying the meters by 3.4
2 CARS DAMAGED
Children Go Riding While Mama Shops
Two youngsters got a safe-driving lesson at an early age Wednesday.
Neither child was hurl, but two vehicles were damaged.
Mrs. Cleta Purcell. 1025 Elm St., parked her 19.54 Buick Wednesday morning on the south side of South 11th St. near Che.stnut St., headed east. She went into Glen Haddox Grocery Store, 11th and Chestnut, to shop.
Her .5-ycar-o1d daughter. Diane, and 18-monlh-old son. Rickie, were left alone in the car.
One or both youngsters-police can’t find out which—took an unscheduled driving lesson while their mother was in the store.
Police Patrolman John Bostick, IVho investigated, gave the following account of the accident;
Los Angeles 51: Seattle 36; San Francisco 49; Des Moines 31; Miami 70; Minneapolis 25 and snow; Madison, Wis., 30 and snow.
Jan. 6 — Oil and fuel storage tanks, advertise Dec. 3. 90 days to complete.
Jan. 6—Parachute shop, adver-
Temperatures dived as low as ^ 22. 100 days to complete.
21 below zero at Fraser, the vil-1 u_Ammunition storage
lage in the Colorado Rockies fre- advertise Dec. 6, 210 days
quented by President Eisenhower complete.
Other pre-dawn marks included I Ja»' installations ware-
Douglas. Wyo., -3; Rawlins, Wyo., j house and shop, advertise Dec. 7, zero; Eagle. Colo., 1 above; and 210 days to complete.
Sheridan Wyo. 4 above.
The children got the car started in rever.se. ’The vehicle traveled half a block, went across South nth St. and struck the curb on the north side of the street.
Then the car turned itself around and headed back east in reverse and ran into the parked 1947 Dodge of Jack Lovett. The Dodge was parked near Lovett Body Works, 1018 South 11th St.
Impact of the collision stopped the Purcell car. Nobody was injured.
Policeman Bostick said the left front door of the Lovett automobile was caved in. He reported that the Purcell car wmildn’t drive properly after the accident, apparently having been knocked out of line.
Low of 30 Due Tonight
Jan. 13—Five airmen’s dormitories, advertise Dec, 13 , 270 days to complete.
Jan. 29—Aircraft wash rack and solvent tank, advertise Dec. 2, 120 days to complete.
Boll of Fire But Can't Be Found
To Ploy ot Doll Show
Temperatures dropped five six degrees as a cold front moved | through Abilene about 2:57 am. Wednesday.
Passing of the front brought a forecast for freezing weather tonight from the weather bureau at Municipal Airport. The forecaster does not expect the freeze to be too severe, a low' of 30 is due.
The mercury will hover near 60 degrees at its peak today, dropping to the freezing mark near daybreak Thursday. The high Thursday will be 60-65—a little warmer.
The norther was dry and winds will be northerly and light today, shifting to the south Thursday.
No rain or snow is expected here in the next 24 hours.
An assortment of amateur mu-.sicians, including a doctor, a den-ti.st, a mortician, a Sweetwater attorney and a utilities company em-
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Fairgrounds Sale Delayed
Pope Still Ailing
Wright, began receiving more dolls at 9 a.m. today. Thousands of 1 doUs have already been checked in for the show.
'ass nra'^n music fof Working this morning registering
pioyc. will the .lolls were Mmes. W, J Me-
spectators at the We,sl Texas uo , Wofford. Paul
Show beginning S firahaip. Ray Hartt, Russell Wilh-
Ten members the or- row. and Hart Shoemaker. .Ir,
farw^tr^r lSng%ruP auhe 2- ““MrrL”;.
rParParnrCaldr'kLstil^^ Adams and Mrs. .......
VATICAN CITY ¡4^—Pope Pius XII. suffering from a recurrence of gastritis and hiccup.s. was reported little changed today. He is 78.
Charles a group of five Hi-Y
The musicians will be Max Lan-ford. West Texas Utilities ing agent and incoming pre.sident oMhe organ Club; Charles Nunn Sweetwater attorney and outgoing president; Mrs. N^^n; Mrs. E. u Lowe of Abilene; Dr. M. T. Ram ,sev. .-\bilene dentist; Dr- ^ gGv Pattillo of Abilene; Mrs_ Rjta Barber of Abilene:
Abilene funeral home director, and Mrs, Ebub Gray of Abilene. Deadline Tonight The show, sponsored by The Ab^ lene Reporter-News in
with the City Parks and Recre
Friday at 4 p.m. A special pre
U.S. nEPARTMKNT OF COMMERCE WEATHER Bl BEAl' _ ^ .
ABILENE AND VICINITY I ioudy to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight ana Thursday. Continued oxiJ. High tem^ra-ture today. 55-60 degree.s. Low tonight 30-35. High Thursday 60-6.'). ^
NORTH CENTR.M, TEXAS: partly cloudy through Thursday. Co der this afternoon and tonight. Lowest tonight
girls from Ta Te Club, Betty Ross Sally Ellinger, Sylvia Hamilton,
Judy Eplen and Marilyn Williams.
The Hi-Y girls worked Tuesday afternoon also.
Two large collections were delivered this morning, that of
Mrs, Dallas Scarborough, a very _
valuable group of dolla for «¿¡b« 1,
only, and a group of from 50 to . and Thursday. Ixswest tonight 32-42
60 South American dolls entered by Brenda Kay Frazier, 1134 San Jose Dr.
City Commission’s sale to the county of old Municipal Airport land for a livestock - agricultural center and highway right - of • way will t>e postponed from the Dec.
^10 date originally set.
This was announced Wednesday morning at City Hall Reason for the delay was to allow time for proper field notes to be prepared.
Advertising for bids will begin as soon as the necassary field notes are finisned, City Atty. Alex Bickley said.
The commission plans to sell to the county about 130 acres out of the old Municipal Airport east of town.
Roughly 101 acres of that tract will be the site for the livestock-agricultural center.
At)out 29 acres will constitute right-of-way for the new’ route of State Highway 36.
In its advertising the city will reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
Some time ago the City Com-mLssion told the County Commissioners’ Court it will be willing to .sell the 130 - acre tract to the county for “appro;Jmately $65,-000.”
Taylor Counlians in the meantime authorized in an election the ; bonds necessary to finance the
By JOHN DANII^ON Reporter-News Staff Writer
PUTNAM, Dec. 1 — A mysterious ball of fire illuminated the darkness as it fell to the earth and burst near here early Wednesday.
This report sped over the radios of law enforcement officers, the Texas & Pacific Railway Co. and the Civil Aeronautics Administration immediately after eye witnesses reported seeing the object at 1:35 a.m.
Exactly what a truck driver and a T&P conductor saw may never be known. They thought it was a plane falling in flames.
Patrol Searches Highway Patrolmen George Clark of Baird and Ray Hatten of Eastland looked in an area near here, but found nothing. They hunted in the darkness, using the searchlight of their patrol car.
Max Emery, chief of combined facility for the CAA office in Abilene. said at mid-morning no further search was planned. He discounted the theory that a plane had crashed.
An inquiry by Emery’s office turned up no reports of missing plane.s, either military or commer cial.
Emery discounted the theory the object was a small, private plane, because small planes seldom fly at night.
The skies were clear when the object was reported. Clouds and fog moved into the area about two hours later.
Two reports ot the object were received almo.st simultaneously in Cisco
Train, Truck Reports
A. J. Woolsey, Cisco T&P operator, said he received a report from Clyde Garrett, conductor of a T&P train en route from Baird to Fort Worth.
Garrett radioed Woolsey from a
train stopped on a siding about six mile5 east of Baird, Garrett said he saw a ball of fire fall northeast of Putnam.
The object was high and fell rather slowly, Woolsey quoted Garrett.
While Woolsey was talking to Garrett, a Cisco policeman phoned to inquire about a similar report just received from a truck driver.
Tommy W’ilson, a newly - hired Cisco policeman, was the officer who talked to the truck driver.
Another Cisco policeman. Clyde McKeehan, quoted Wilson as saying the truck driver saw a ball of fire hit the ground and burst when his truck was just west of Putnam.
The object appeared to be one and one - half to two miles north of Putnam, the truck driver was quoted. Cisco police did not learn the identity of the driver.
(the C-C melhfKD gives the esti mated population gains listed above.
Some other business indexes for November reflected gains, some lasses.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. reported an estimated net gain of 88 telephones in Abilene during November. That would make the new total in service 25.149. The exact report on the gain hasn’t been prepared yet.
Water meters showed a net drop of 104, declining from 16,517 at the end of October to 16,413 at the end of November.
Postal receipts this November were above those of this October and also higher than November last year. The figure for .November, 1^, was $69,749.15. October’s total was $65.404.86. The receipts for November, 1953, were $62,835.-
WASHINGTON (JV-The Pentagon plans .soon to increase its spending for continental defense and guided missiles.
Secretary of Defense Wilson included those items among several he said would call for heavier outlays in the 3.5-hillion-dollar expenditure budget lie foresees for the fiscal year beginning next July 1. Total spending at that level would be about half a billion less than docketed for the current year.
Wilson gave no details but ex-t>eiuiilures this year for continental defense — interceptor planes, antiaircraft weapons and radar warning networks in the Ihiited Stales, Alaska and Canada — are expected to be about 600 million dollars.
The Pentagon also will seek authority to build a fifth 60,0iH)-foii supercarner, Wilson said in answering questions at a news conference ye.sterday. Two of the huge carriers are now under construction and Congress already ha.s authorized construction of two more.
In an address today, Gen. Charles L. Bolle. Army vice chief of stafl, said the Army now is acquiring atomic weapons ' in quantity.
Bolte referred only tersely to that point, without specifying what weapons he meant.
However, the Army now has at lea.st four weapons capable of firing atomic projectiles: the ^
m.ni. cannon, two guided missiles, the Corporal and Redstone: and the big bombardment Honest John.
Building permits this NovCTnber covered $895,775 worth of con.struction, which was far below the figures for October, 1954, and November, 1953.
However, the year 1954’s total through November stood more than $3-million above the amount for the same period of 1953,
Volume of building permits for October this year was $2,373,115. and for November last year $2,972,-531.
The total permits for 1954 from January through November inclusive was $13,419,165, compared with the $10,132.825 for the same months of last year.
All - time high in building permits for a complete year was registered in 1950, the 12 - month total being $14.5-million.
Abilene Man Badly Injured
BRONTE. Dec. 1 — Fred Allen Graham, 26. of 1742 North Second St.. was critically injured about 1 a.m. Wednesday when the car he was driving rammed a bridge on U. S. Highway 277 about 11 miles south of Bronte.
Graham, a salesman for Surety Bit Co. of Odessa, was apparently returning to Abilene from San Angelo w'here he had been on business.
A Texas Highway Patrol spokesman in Abilene said Graham’s wife was visiting her mother in Fort Worth and had not been located at noon. Graham’s father had been located at Andrews and was en route to Bronte.
Bronte Deputy Sheriff Frank Keesee said Graham is in Brontt Hospital with a broken neck and severe chest injury.
WOMEN CHECK ON NEEDY
Toys Increase, but Cash Lags in Goodlellow Drive
WEST TEXAS: Generally fair through
ihur^av « j land purchasc and the livestock-
in the Panhandle and 30-40 elsewhere ex- . agricultural Center’s construction, cept 40-50 in Del Rlo-Eagle Pass are;>
showing at 1:30 p ni-
will be for
crippled children only. Deadline on delivery of_lhe^
«I the Fair Park « ’ “
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Several large collections were received late Tuesday, Mrs. Wright said. Mrs. Joe Bowen of Sweetwater delivered her dolls, one collection of 55, another of 59 and several individual entries. The outstanding “Largent doll.” formerly owned by Mrs. Roy Largenl and now the possession of her granddaughter. Ellen Largenl, was another of the many outstanding doUs received Tuesday.
tonight and Thursday.
%OUto'cENTRAL TEXAS: Partl.v cloudy and mild through Thursday.
High and tow temperatures for ¿4 hours ended at 6:30 a m : 77 and 4« degrees.
.3:33 ..... . 5«
4.30 ........ >7
5:30 ....... -to
6:.30 ......... 50
8:30 .......... 47
9:30 ........ 48
10:30 ......... 52
11:30 ...... 52
.Motion to postpone the time of receiving bids will be on the agenda at this Friday’s commission meeting.
Sunrise todav 7 23 a m Sunset tonight
* Bar^omeler readuig at 12 30 p m M 57 Relative humidity at iZ:30 p m, 34%.
WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES
DRAFT EXTENSION—US. low-
rrxiker predict the next Congress vill extend the draft act. Page 2-A.
HALF MILLION SAVED — New
city bond rotings will save the City of Abilene one-holf million dollars. Page 1-B.
Goodfellow dollars are spinning toward the needy for Christmas.
It’s no accident the dollars will roll true.
A letter starts the dollars rolling —if the letter comes from a needy family.
Toys also are moving toward the needy. Marine reservists and Army recruiters collected about 1,-6tk) toys Tuesday from north-side homes in .Abilene. The soiHh side was to be covered Wednesday.
The results pleased Capt. H. C. Schryver, inspector - instructor of the Marine Re.serve unit here. More Than 1953 “In this one day, we have more than what we got all la.st year,” he said.
But the Goodfellows still don’t have enough toys. And they need much more money, too — to buy food and clothing for the needy. The fund total Wednesday was only $428.
The needy in Abilene are numerous. Their wants are great. Their letters come daily to The Reporter-News.
Contributors can be sure only the needy receive aid from the GcMxifeliows.
Mrs. L. C. Sharp, executive secretary of the City - County Welfare Department, and her staff read the letters. Her agency is a clearing house.
times letters come from people who don’t need the Goodfellows.
The names are sorted out.
The -names of many but not all, Abilene persons in need are known to one or more of these agencies: City - County Welfare Department, City - County Child Welfare Unit; Taylor County chapter of the American Red Cto&s, Salvation Army and Taylor County Tuberculosis Association
Mrs. Sharp and her staff check the agencies to see if any letters have come fr<»n their active cases. An active case is one which currently is receiving aid.
The Goodfellow requests are turned over to agencies which know the families in the letters. If the need is there, the agency certifies the family or individual to the Goodfellows.
Sometimes letters come from families unknown to any of the agencies.
The Abilene Junior Service League sends its volunteer workers to the unknown homes to verify the need. The visits usually begin Dec. 1 and continue two weeks.
The deadline for the Gocdfellows to receive letters is Dec. 15. Goodfellows distribute aid from Dec. 16-
year its j<A is expected to be even bigger.
.Mrs. Sharp’s agency at present has 95-100 active welfare cases on its rolls. They consist mœtly of handicapped or ill people under the age of 65 (those who can’t qualify under the state old age a'^-sistance program*.
Experience has shown that Mrs Sharp’s agency this year probably will certify 35-40 of its present 95-100 welfare cases for Goodfellows aid.
Mrs. Sharp emphasized that careful screening takes place to avoid duplication of Goodfellows aid. because sometimes the same cases may be known to several agencies.
But Goodfellows aid always is given to whoever needs it.
Contributions by checks shoulc be made out to the Goodfellow! and may be mailed to The Reporter-News. The latest contributors are;
Previously acknowledged . Servers & Cashiers, Mack Eplen's Cafeteria J. E. Walding Malcom Manufacturing k Supply Co.
Millerman k Milleiman .
25.0« 20 00
The Junior Service League last
They examine the namei. Some- year certified 137 familiei. Thia
Anonymous ............ 25.00
Total .............. 428.00