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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas ï- HOT; SHOWERSAbilene 3^eporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron ttOé SUNDAY VOL. LXXIV, NO. 30 ÀMKxüueJ Pnm (ÀP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1954—SIXTY PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Abilene, Merkel Approve Bonds in Run-Awoy Vote C(K)L CAT—To Tammy, a Siamese cat, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cream cone. Bobby Biggs, 8, who’s sharing his with her, says he doesn’t mind so long as she stays on her side, Bobby and Tammy live in Pomona. Calif. Peace Outlook Dims Sharply GENEV.A. July 17 .^-The prospects for an Indothma peace dimmed sharply tonight Another East WV.-it meeting was inconclusive and a Western informant said it tipped the scales ■gainst a settlement, at least temporarily French Premier Pierre Mendt^i-France, who ha* made Tuesday night hif deadline for an “honor-aWe” cease fire or hi* resignation, warned his ciHintrymen in a recorded broadcast they mu.st be prepared for a pos.sible continuation of bloody wartare. The premier said it may be nec-•Marjr to draft Frenchmen for the Indochina front Fstraordinarv Meet Tonight, at the demand of Eastern delegations, the full nine country eenference was summoned for ae extraordinary »e.ssion at 4 pm tomormw Thia will be the first conference •esaion in two week* and the first held on Sunday We.stern sources said it will he a “restricted” meeting, with each delegation limiteii to two reprasentatives This indicated the Sunday meeting !■ intended as a hra.ss-tacks bargaining session ju.st two days ahead of the Mendes France time limit. Ne Progrès* Shown A high Western informant said no progre«* was made in tonight’s two-hour meeting of the French premier, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Fden and Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov Mendf* France and h.den went into the met'ting with their hands strengthened by the return of V S I ndersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith to the h’adership of th# American délégation in Gen t'-a One source smnulated the Sun day meeting was called to get Smith into a face to face bargaining session with Hed China's Pre mier-F’oreign Minister Chou Kn-lai. The I’nited State* has not rec ognired Red China and there have been no personal dealings between the top American and Red Chinese delegates here. The Communist bloc was reported by a Red Chinese informant today to be demanding that the United States join in an agreement to guarantee the partition and to neutralize the whole country. The informant, who reRects the views of Red China’.s Premier, Chou En-lai, said the Communists are hopeful of a cease fire agreement by next Tuesday’s deadline if the Western powers agree to “bar ail foreign military he.ses from Indochina and keep the three member .state* out of any military bloc “ The informant said the Communists are pressing for the stamp of American approval of the armistice agreement—already okayed in principle by Britain and France— which would divide Viet Nam between Communist leader Ho Chi .Mmh’s Vietminh and Bao Dai’s pri>-Western regime “We believe that the United Stales as a member of the conference should and is obligated to subscribe to and guarantee any settlement,“ the informant said, “morally, there is no reason for the United States to avoid this obligation ’’ But the informant did not rule out the chance of an Indochina cease-fire even if the United States refu.se» to okay the armistice agreement. Merkel Rolls Up Record Ballot Total By HY WHITE Reporter-New* Correspondent MERKEL, July 17 (RNS)—Merkel voters turned out in record force Saturday and overwhelmingly passed a bond issue of $275,000 to finance a water line to tie in with the Abilene system. Total votes cast was 4-48. The bond issue was divided into two types bonds, $175,000 revenue and $100,000 tax. Saturday’s vote was the largest turnout of voters for a bond election in the history of Merkel. In the 1949 sewer improvement bond issue election for $100,000 only 107 votes were cast. One-hundred votes were cast the first hour Saturday and by 1;30 p m.. 300 had voted. Vote on the $175,000 revenue bonds was 439 for and 9 against. The $100,000 ta.x bonds passed by a margin of 433 for and 9 against. Voting was held at the Social Welfare Office. 11-Mile Long Line Plans call for the bonds to finance a water line to Abilene, the line is expected to tie 12 inches in diameter and 11 miles long. This bne will tie in with the Abilene water system and treated water is expected to be purchased directly out of the .Abilene distribution system. Ne formal contracts have been drawn between the two cities, but Merkel Mayor Henry West said he exiHîcts the treated water to cast about 23 cents a thousand. The present Merkel water supply is derived from 15 wells which are scattered about town These wells have to go to a depth of 100 feet and they supply only from five gallons up to 30 gallons a minute. Mayor West says that water use now peaks at about 100.000 gallons a day but he estimates that peak would be 250,000 gallons if there was that much water available. The proposed water line to Abilene would tie m with an Abilene line at the western edge of Abilene on South First St. The line would generally follow the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Eo-geneering for Merkel is being done by Parkhill, Smith and Cooper of I.ubbock Engineers estimate the project See .Merkal, Pg. 4 A. Col. S HERE'S BOND VOTE BY BOXES Proposals w# e C« o w ^ n < e« u u .is 0R o u. >- 3 S O 3 1. Water Refund Bonds 2. Water Improvement.. 3. Sanitary Sewers , 4. Streets, Drainage 5. Fire Stations____ For 536 539 542 497 513 579 No 56 59 52 98 86 Til For 395 402 408' 375 389 342 No 55 56 51 75 For 906' 916 92f 876 67 I 856 No 57 53 ' 45 91 104 For 583 I No 77 596 '599 76 71' 6. Parks & Playgrounds______ ___ Gl ON FURLOUGH WOUNDED 562 I 109 '570 I 100' 111 1 797 1 170 I 527 1 144 jg ’s» o H For I No 245 '244 Sewer Bonds Carry 11 to 1 2,420 '2,453' 2,470 I 219 2,310 I 373 2,328 I 357 2,245 1 536 Hamlin War Vet Captured After Wild Shooting Spree ROBY. July 17. (RNS>—A beserk vehicle with- him. and attempted partment at Borger. He notified : Hamlin war veteran turned a I peaceful rural farm community I northeast of Roby into pandemon-. ium w ith a wild shooting spree about noon Saturday. The veteran, Billy Ray Smith, 26, Hamlin day laborer, was captured three hours later without offering resistance, according to Sheriff R. L. Wilkins. Charges of assault with intent to murder were filed in justice court at Rotan at 4 p m. Saturday against Smith. County Attorney H. F. Grindstaff. who filed the charges, said examining trial willj be held in Rotan Monday. Smith IS in jail in Roby. Victim ea Furioufli Kenneth Edwards, home on furlough from the Army, received a flesh wound in an arm from a .22 caliber bullet allegedly fired in the shooting spree to take him rfack to their farm home. But according to the father, the son jumped out of the pickup, taking the father’s loaded .22 caliber rifle with him. Apparently Smith traveled a Abilene voters overwhelmingly approved all fix bond issues Saturday. The greatest vote approval was registered in the $1.75 million sanitary sewer issue which caried by a ratio of more than 1 to 1. The $400,000 park and playground issue carried by the least ratio, it being 4 to 1. Voting as a whole was relatively light as 2,854 persons went to the the four polling places located in the city. Heaviest voting at the four ballot boxes was registered at Fair Park where 982 votes were cast. The smallest vote was at the YMCA with a total of 459. At stake in the election were bond issues totaling $6.65 million. Included was a $3.25 million water works improvement which called for additional pumps at the Clear Fork pumping station and the!-— channeling of Deadman Creek into Lake Fort Phantom Hill. The $1.75 million sanitary sewer bond issue calls for the disposal farm to be moved away from the watershed of Lake Fort Phantom Hill. Both the sewer and water 1 bonds are revenue issues and will Girl, 8, Drops Dead at Play route along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River until he came out: rendered without back of the Edwards farm home, j Kenneth also helped take part; .After the shooting, he ran away.; in the search. He was in the second Kenneth 's brother. Jay, was ■ group with his father and Sheriff honxe. He is with the sheriffs de-1 Wilkins. officers at Roby and two searching groups were organized. In the group that found Smith was Smith’s father, and Deputy Sheriff Heck Robertson and Jay Edwards, ,,    ..    ............ Smith was found in a group of ^    °    . sewer and water    g    p    Saturday    whUe    play- trees    on    the    river    bank.    He    .ur-if"™“*    »ddmonal    taxi resistance. i    street    improvement    bonds. Sandra Kay Ayer, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Ayer of Farmington, N. M., died 3 Senators Attack GOP^s Atomic Bill W.ASHINGTO.V, July 17 Weary but still-talking senators chalked up another round of extra-Sheriff WU- i session argument today over what Eastland National Bank Sold; (iscoan Takes Over as Head kins said that Edwards, son of Mr and Mrs. Cecil Edwards, was silting in the shade of a tree in the yard of his parent’s farm home, four miles northeast of Roby, when the gunman came up the banks of the Clear Fork of the Brazoa River near the home and started shooting. Edwards didn't know his assailant. A nephew was playing at Edward’s feet and two of his small toys had bullet holes in them, following the shooting. The nephew was not hit. “He must have fired three or four times,” Wilkins said There were still several bullets in the gun after he was captured. Smith's father. Lee Smith, live* seven miles southeast of Roby. Young Smith reportedly was In Roby in his car Saturday morning. He left there just before noon. is in—and not in—the administra' tion’s plan to revamp the atomic energx’ law . A string of speakers, including Senators Morse Undependent-Ore . Lehman ^D-Lib-.NY and Murray various sections of the legislation, he also took a swipe at the Eisenhower-ordered contract when he named Jones, now living in .Atlanta, Ga. The Oregon senator named Jones as a stockholder in the Southern Co., one of two private utility holding companies which would take part in the proposed contract. The (D-Mont‘ cried “giveaway” and pjan jg to have the Southern Co. “monoDoly" against one of the and Middle South Utilities, Inc., supply power over TV .A lines to monopoly" against atomic revision bill’s major provisions: to allow private industr>' to take part in developing peacetime atomic power. Administration backers disputed this, but waited their turn to offer a fuller defense in debate which has run beyond bounds sought by Senate leaders in their drive for adjournment by the end of the month. Into Side Fights Meeting again in unusual Saturday session, which lasted until 6:47 p m. and began two hour* ahead of the normal noontime convening. the legislators also swung serve the Memphis. Tenn. area. T\’.A power thus displaced W’ould be fed to th« atomic plant at Paducah. Ky. To Jenner, however. TV.A i* a “socialistic” project which Eis«i-hower is trying to keep from expanding to th« damage of free enterprise. F.\sri.AM). July 17 KNS>—Sal« of the Eastland .National Bank, second largest financial institution in Eastland County, was announced Saturday by Guy Parker, «xecu-tive vice presiident of the bank. A group of young busines* men SCHOOL FUNDS INVOLVED Parr Is Indicted For Conspiracy RAV niKliO Tex . Jul> 17 Political boss George Parr and two other former officers of ttie Tex.i^ State Bark of Alo'e, former depos itory for Duval County funds, havt been indicted on charges of con ■piracy. The indictments, returned ye.ster day but not made public until to day, accu.sed Parr, his brottier. Given* I’arr of Alice, and H F (Tom IVm.dd of Alice of ••oiij.pi racy to ronverl funds of the Rena videa IndejM'ndent School District ko their own u.*c Th# indictment.s were for felonv Iheft of over $.>0 Parr himself was president of the bank, since reorganuMHl Gucns Parr was vice prasideiil and Don •Id was cashier. Indicted on the .vaiue ih.ugcs was RW Milligan. suiHnintendenl of th# ichool district, whose con tract for that luist ha.s not been renewed Altogether there were six indict Rienla nmning 14 people, all on chargea of consplrai v to convert «rhool fundi Mo*t of tho*« indicted were former tniateea MtlHfan haa bean ka th§ Rena «Idaa echool ayatem It y«ar« and I ha.s Ihhmi siuwnntendent 16 year.s Others indicted ! Santiago (R»tl Saiohe* Copila, Tex . rancher, whose wite is a trus ! ti e of tha Cofnta common school I district I* C i'hdpa. former tax a-ssea.sor »Hector of the Bena\ide.s schemi i district, already under indictment ■ on other counts O i'arnlio ,Sr . ton of D C Chapa, i«>nner deputy asses sor col loitor at Benavides i .lesiis Olivera, former Duval * I’ounty sheriff, former tin» tor of tfic l'ex as Slate Hank, and the “Old i’aitv” carduiate f<»r tax collector n the July 24 primarie.« C G R.irrniez, former Benavides .school tru.sU’c JesiLS Garza. S.uitiago tiarcia. and 0 Sai'iiz, all ol wliom resigned Kch I.» from the Renav ides School I'l.strict Board of TruMces Sanei had been hoard president He>es Ramos, Benavules hard ware store owner Parr already is under indictment on a charge of as.sault to murvler in conection with an allegeil phya-tcal attack on a member of the Fra«doin PartF. ku poliUcal ap poaRlea and women purchastxi controlbng stock in the bank by buying stock of Waiter Murry of Mineral Wells and Guy Parker. Inex Harrell and others of Eastland. Tom Wilson, vice president and director of the First .National Bank in Ci.sco. was elected president of the F.asiland bank and he took over his duties in that capacity Saturday morning. The Wilsons will move to East land in the near future. James IT McCracken, president of the First .National Bank in Cisco, was named chairman of the board of directors He will continue a.s pre.^ulent of the Cisco bank Rus.>ell Hill was elected vice-prcNident and ea.shier T’arker has been in the hanking I busiiuin Ka.Htland for the past 30 years Murry timk I'oiUrolling stox'k in the Ka.stland hank in 1934 He was a loimer puhh.shor of ncwspajmrs in Er.illand, Ranger and Ci.sco Eastland National Hank retmrls reMHirces m exccNS of thrtH* and one-half million dollar'» w ith $,'»0 tioo i m surplus and $;h’ fXki in reserv e traveling the Ansxm highway. Two! into such side disputes during their miles out of Roby he turned north ' fourth day of debate as; on a country road. A mile down this road, he wrecked his car. Alter wrecking hi* car. Smith got out and went to a nearby farm L A charge by Morse that Prea-idenl Eisenhower, because of his friendship with famed golfer Robert T. «Bobby - Jones Jr.. appaient- home. clirnlved on a tractor, drove i ly is trying to substitute a “golf across a field, through a fence, and stick for a yardstick in the power ust the tractor to ram his wrecked car. Then he left the tractor in a field and started walking down the road. His father drove up in a and persuaded him to get in th« 2,000 Attend Haskell Rally NEWS INDEX SICTION A Editor »«l| Oil ntwi SECTION I Fctrolfwiti fuildinf . iuitnott Outlook Cfty Hall 8«ot SECTION C Mid *umi»»or bridot Wkot*» «ookm FotHionobly SpookiNt Nowcomcr« CKurxH, r«dio-TV Amwiomonti look pet* tICTION D Pofo 12 14.15 1 4 5  1 . a .    7 t 11 I2-1S IS 1$ i§ HAvSKELL. July 17 «HNS ~ About 2.‘vMX) people gathered on the courthou.se lawn here Saturday tvighi as two Abileni.sn.s spoke for two gubernatcnal candidates Bob Wag staff hsleii accomplish merits of Gov Allan Shivers Bryan Bradbury talked on behalf of Shiver*’ optHinent, Ralph Yarborough Judge Ben C Chapman of the 39th Judicial I'lstnct was men tioned by both si>eakeri during the rallv Wag.staff recalUsl that Varbo-riHigh 'N a former distru't ludge He fell sure that Chapman is a better judge than Yarborough was, he said Hra«il»ury said Chapman would make 10 tunes a better governor than Shivers Wagstaff said Texas now has one of the hei^t evlu> .c ona; > terns in the nation, alolhough the ivsteni WHS among the worst in the union when Shiver« took of fice as governor Shivers’ stand on the tideland* wa.s rei'allexl hv VAagstaff Im orovement.s in the ivenal system .»Iso were »iescriNni W.sgstaff also mentioned passage of the Gilmer Aiken Bill and develotmieoi ef the •tala’a htiWaf spwtmm. stick for industry." 2 An assertion by Sen. Jennw R-Ind> that foreign visitors are taken to see the Tennes.see Valley pickup ’ Authority in an effort to show the I’ S. government supi^orts the doc-trin of Nicolai I/enin. Soviet founder. that the government must con-tr^ the nation's economy. Order Draw* Fire The argiunent over elet'tric power is an offshoot of Eisenhower’s order to the Atomic Energy Commission to contract for private pow er in the TV A area Most criticism in the four day* of debate so far has been directed against the contract proposal, not itself a part of omnibus bill awaiting Senate action Other features of the measure include provision for a limited sharing of atomic secrets with America s allies While Morse dwell at length on Bathing Review Winners Named Ai Gorman Fete Relatisd phoiet oa Pf. S A which amount to $1 million, provide for paving of numerous streets in the city, the building of several bridges and storm sewers. Under the fire stations bond issue a total of $250,000 is planned for the construction of two new fire stations, one for a new central station and anothw new station on the south side of the city. The $400,000 parks and playgrounds bonds call for additional i lighted playing areas and recre-1 ational equipment. 12-Cent Tax Booet The street, fire station and parks issues will require an additional tax levy of 12 cents on each $100 assessed valuation for repavTtient, the City Commission estimates. ing with other children in th« backyard of the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ayer, 3102 Orange St. The child and her sister, Belinda. 4, and brother, Samuel J., 7, had recently come to Abilene and were visiting their grandparents. Officer W. A. Ritchie, 1838 Vogel St., attempted to give the child artificial respiration. The child was dead on arrival at Headrick ManoriaJ Hospital. Ritchie who had recently imder-gone surgery' tore some stitches loose and had to return to the hospital, police reported. Cause of the child’s death waa not known Saturday night. Sandra was born Jan. 8. 1946 at Eastland. Funeral arrangements will be Mayor C. E. Gatlin issued this announced by Elliott's Funeral statement follow ing the results of ^ jjonie. The parents were en route the election: “I want to congratulate ail the people who contributed to the publicity campaign of the bond issue. “I also want to express my appreciation to the Reporter-N>ws for its informative articles on the bond issues. “I also would like to express my appreciation to both radio stations and the television station for their splendid cooperation. Big Margins Hailed “I am happy that it carried by the bonds easier to sell. The approval by the citizens i* indicative of their faith and confidence in the future of the city. “Mr. Hancock and his assistants have done an oulstandmg job in preparing data and information on the various needs of the city in relation to this bond election " Figures released Saturday by City Manager Austin Hancock show that the bonded indebtedness of the city will total $19,780.000 including the $6 65 million in bonds approved Saturday. Broken down into separate divisions are the general tax bonds include streets, fir# stater of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bigby j üons and park and play grounds of Colorado City: second group, | This    $4.^7.000.    The    total    of 6 to 12, Linda Harrison, 12. i fh* water and sewer revenue of Mr. and Mrs. Ed j bonds is $5.281,000 The water and sewer tax bonus J    are $3.772,0« while the school Third gr^p ages IS to l^Fayet^    „ $6.460.(k?0. Redwine of Cisco, and Frances ^ Election judges were L R Lap-Kellogg, Gorman, who won second j    Elgie    Robbins. jVMCA* \V C. Ribble. North 16th spun-1 and Orange Sts fire station, and Study IO. J. Hamilton, South Junior High School. to Abilene Saturday night. Survivors besides the parents Include tlie one sister, the one brother; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ayer; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Besa Moon of Cbco. Oil Output Jumps CALG ARY, July 17 i#u.AIberta*a daily average crude oil production .amounted to 271,313 barreb during big majorities in that it makes' week ending July 12, bettering the previous week’* output by 78,-439 barrels per day. THE WEATHER GORM.AN, July 17 (R.VSi—Loving cups were presented winners in a bathing review here Saturday night during the final day of the Indian Trail Festival. Winners were; First group, ages 2 to 6. Bryna Jane Bigby. 3, (faugh- [ which ages daughter Harrison of Gorman. V. a. DKPAKTME.VT OF rOSCMKRCS WESTHEB Bi aext' ABILIC.NE AND VICINITY — PartlV rk>uU7 tcmi coaiAnu«« «tUi lokloty •A-At* teriKd afterouon sliovner» Sunday and lloo-day. High Umporatux* ticUi day* mat 10© Low Sunday Bixtit aw TS. NORTH CKNTRAL TEXAS -- ParUy ckHidy aad IhX Sunday «nd Vfoaday WEST TEXAS — Partly cte«Mty a»d warm Sjioday aad XIoiKlayi widaly acaitar- ad thundenho«art    _ E-AST AND SOI TH CENTR-AL TEXAS— ParUy ckH«ly and warm Sunday and Moo-day; a law Inolatad thundaraSawora. TEMPEBATIBES Sat A. *1 T* TT 7« n *i M. UA P 9$ .... IM   l*t .... KM .... MM bathing by the review was Progressive 1:» .. ... .    1:M    ...... . 3 M ------ . 4 3# ...... . *30 ...... . 7    30    ............ •• _ ......... •    30    . .......... »4 M .  ....... *    39    ...■ ....... « «0   10    »    ... . .. . - »   11»    — m    1*30    — Hiz* and k>w tamparatur«« tot *4 houio andad al à 30 pm 101 and 74 Hw* *"«1 1““ lamparalaraa aama iato laat yrar «S a»d 4* Sunaat Uat «l*M 7:4« p.m. Sunna# M-day 5 44 4 1» Suiiaa«    T.4* pm Baromatar raading al 4 » p m, li 13 Rrlattvf Oumldity al » 30 p m. 40 por eotu Showers May Give Some Heat Relief I Abdciuan* may g»H some relief from the wt^ek long blistering Teat I Sunday and Monday ui the fi>rm of widely scatteretl shower*, ac I cording to a itn’ecasl by th# Wea-;ther Bureau But Abilene suHered through an other hot day Saturday as the mercury hit a high of 101 de ! gree.s I The weatherman said that radar 1 had pu k«(»d up light ahower* south I east and northeast of San Angelo late Saturxlay aftemoun Continued hoi weather Is aliU in store f»«* Abilene and surrounding area Sunday and Mwiday with temperatures expected te peak ae«^ Mm MAdeigree mmk. DEBRIS UTTERS BL.\ST .ARE.\—Stgj{ing. bltsted buildings ind splintered lumber mark the area where a aeries of explosions killed 11 pertons In a fireworki and munl^ Uont factory at Chestertoww. Md. I^me SO buBdlnga were deetroyed. ;