Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 42AMMciaied Prt^ (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10«
COURT TO UNRAVEL TANGLE
'No-Name' Booked in Jail
Under Family-Given TogTax Reform Bill Gets
BY' GEORGIA NELSOV Don Robert Lee, the boy who “had no name” was in the juvenile cell of Taylor County jail Thursday night—booked under a name that is no longer legally his.
Jail records showed him to be Robert Lee Fullen. And that is what his name was until it was changed legally to Don Robert Lee in 42nd District Court Tuesday.
District Judge J. R. Black, who signed the court order giving the youth a name, said Thursday that it w’ould take further court action to restore his correct name.
“It can be done in any district court,” Judge Black said, “but it would probably be better for him to have it done here where the other action is on record ” RerruUers .Skeptical Air Force recruiters were slightly skeptical from the beginning when the youth attempted to enlist in the service, but said he had no name, no family and no home.
They told him they would accept him for service—provided, of course, he passed examination.s— if only he had a name. That was the big hurdle.
The Air Force felt the necxl of legal advice and so Maj. Julien LeBlanc consulted with County Judge Reed Ingalsbe. Arrangements were made immediately for the youth to file a tn^tition in dis-1 trict court, seeking a name, so he, said, for the first time in his life. I Judge Ingalsbe agrceti to serve j as attorney for him without fee ; and filed the necessary papers; preliminary to a hearing before Judge Black,
Judge Black, like oihers. wa.s doubtful that a person could livej to be 19. as Fullen—or Lee. his present legal name—said he was. without remembering anything of j his early life Before signing the court order giving the youth a name. Judge Black quizzed him as to how- long he had been in .Abilene and Te.xas and where he had been before coming here.
Tetl* Same .Story Re told the same stor>’ he had told tbo Air Force. He lived wiUij a migrant who had deserted him , when he was 10 years old. Since i that time he had made his own! way by taking such odd jobs as, jard work and roughnecking. He; had worked on oil rigs at Tulsa \ and Oklahoma City, attended j school at South Kanchito, Calif., and lived in Arkansas. Mississippi and Texas.
Strangely, he could not recall the name of the iamily he had lived with nor the names of any of his former employers. He had no social security card and no other identification to tell who he was There were other tell tale clues that Lee’s—or Fullen’.»—story did n I ring true
Major LeBlanc de.'»cnl)ed him 1 as being ‘ f<x) genteel ’ to have lived that sort ot hie Judge Black i also noticed the youth s polite man-1 ners. hus intelligent demean and ! tommented that the boy had had , good rearing, didn’t impre.vs him | a.s bt'ing one who hod knocked about the country with no family, or home. i
Also, he was 6 feet. J inches tall and weighed 225 jwunds. trifle husky for one who may not, have been eating regularly o\er> a period of years ' MortMicer. he had a nice complexion and hair. of a texture that did not indicate j exposure to the elements j
So, although the .Air Force had told him he would l>e considered for .service if he could just manage to get a name, he was detain
ed In Abilene longer than most recruits or volunteers.
Me'inwhile, Major LeBlanc did some private sleuthing. He felt the youth may have lived in Dallas and that his name could have been Fullen.
A long diiUance telephone call supplied the last link. Major Lc Blanc contacted Odell Fullen of 524 South Waverly St., Dallas, the youth's father.
Sure enough, young FuTen— or Lee, as he is now—had had a misunderstanding with his fa ther Saturday and had left home.
Thursday night Fullen w’as en-route to Abilene to lake his son back to Dallas with him.
When informed that authorities knew his true name, the youth at first said he was leaving Abilene
immediately. Major LeBlanc discouraged this and induced him to remain in tha AF recruiting office until Sheriff Ed Powell couid arrive to take charge of him.
“Beat’s anything I’ve ever .seen,” was LeBlanc’s laconic reflection. “I’ve seen them try to get into service on false biith certificates and forged parental consent. But nothing like this.”
“That boy needs to see the business end of a razor strap,” summed up the feelings of County Judge Ingalsbe.
Oh, yes—Fullen, or Lee. is now 1.5 years old. And he passed t*.e AF mental tests handily. But shucks, they wouldn’t have takm him for service anyway. A wart on one foot was a temporary handicap to his passing the physical.
Final Okay of Senate
S.NYDER. July 29 (RNS)— A Snyder man and his wife were killed instantly late Thursday afternoon when their car collided head-on with a loaded 4,000 gallon butane truck south of Post.
Dead are Mr. and Mrs. J. .T. Eher, Jr., owners and operators of Dyer Jewelry Store here.
Driver of the truck, Edward
Lloyd Jordan, 19. of Lubbock, was taken to Garza County Memorial Hospital at Post, where the extent of his injuries was not immediately determined.
He was believed to be seriously hurt but not in critical condition.
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Returning From Funeral The accident happened about 6 p m. five miles south of Post on U. S. Highway 84. Mr. and Mrs. Dyer were returning to Snyder from Amarillo after attending the ‘ funeral of W. S. Noland, brother-in-law of Dyer.
SNYDER. July 29 fRNS'-The second annual membership barbecue of the Snvder Chamber of Commerce w as held Thursday night at Towle Memorial Park here with aoout 400 persons attending.
Professor Kmeritu.s Robert E. Jackson of Texas State College for Women at Denton was the principal speake.»*.
-Approximately .50 new members and wives were honored guests.
.Master of ceremonies was Dr. Cecil Yarborough, superintendent of Snyder Schools.
Ralph Geisenhoner, Snyder National Bank extvutive, introduced “Prof” Jacksun.
Webb .Air Force personnel staged a program of entertainment.
Duke Visits Canada For Change of Life
OTTAWA .fL_The Duke of Edinburgh returniHl to Canada toiiay to look rather than be lot'ked at.
(\inadian.s ogltnl him and the then Princess Elizabeth during their 19‘>1 royal visit This time, tour oiiicials said, Philip wants to see Canada and the Canadians. During his three-week “informal sightseeing ” visit only three tull-.scale royal receptiuiis are sclied-uUhI.
The Duke's vi.sit will include a l(K>k at Canada s Uioming industry, military unit.s, Mie British Empire games m A ancouver. the far north-land and the Quebec Labrador iron ore development
Dyer was pinned in the wreckage and it was an hour after the accident before his body could be removed, Charles Didway, editor of the Post Dispatch who was at the scene, said.
A wrecker from Post was needed to pull the vehicles apart.
Mrs. Dyer was apparently thrown out of the car.
Didway said the cab of the truck was jammed high into the air by the impact, and the truck motor thrown out against a fence along the highway.
Butane Fumes Escape “There was a constant danger that a spark would set fire to thick fumes and escaping butane.” Didway said. “I was afraid to even use a flash bulb in taking pictures.”
Didway said the Post Volunteer Fire Department truck was called to stand by.
Jordan managed to climb out i of the smashed truck cab and jump about 10 feet to the ground, lie was taken to the hospital by a passing motorist.
His father, also a truck driver, was following in a truck behind i his son and arrived at the scene about 15 minutes after the acci- ! dent. i
Jordan and his father both drive for Iveverton Liquified Gas Co. of ; Lubbock. j
.Sheriff at Scene |
Sheriff Carl Rains was still at ; the wreck lite Thursday night and j details of his inve.stigation were | not immevliately available j
A Highway Patrol unit from the j
Lubbock district was on its way to ; aid th/^sheriff j
Funeral arrangements for Mr and Mrs Dyer, both about 45 or j 50. will lie announcevi by Bell Funeral Home of Snyder.
For Ike to Sign
WASHINGTON. July 29 (AP) — The Senate tonight passed the Eisenhower administration’s big tax revision bill carrying a wide variety of benefits for many individuals and corporations.
The measure, a compromise version already passed by the House, now goes to President Eisenhower. The President has called it the cornerstone of his 1954 legislative
The measure, the first complete overhaul of the tax laws in 75 vears, goes to the White House with most of the key provisions in exactly the form that Eisenhower recommended in January. ,. , . , x-
It represents the second major item on ms legislative priority list to go to the President on successive days. Yesterday Congress sent him the general housing bill. In this measure, however, the President’s public housing features were cut far below’ w’hat he
The tax bill cuts government revenues an estimated $1,363.000,-000 in the first year. The revenue loss will be greater in future years, j Senate Democrats centered their I attack on a provision giving a tax : cut to stockholders on their divi-' dend income.
This had been considerably wa- • tered down from the original Eisenhower request. But opponents still sought unsuccessfully to get the compromise bill voted down
Hurl in Crash Near Ballinger
BALLINGER. July 29. (RNS)— Three pei'^ons were injured—one
so that it would have to go back seriously-in a two-car wreck near
conference with the
Joe Must Go Club to Start
AID PACT SIGNED
to another House.
Biggest is History
Final enactment of the bill completes a 74-biiIion-dolIar 1954 tax reduction program. This is the biggest one-year cut in history, a fact Republican orators expect to use throughout the nation in the fall elections.
However, Democrats stress that the two biggest cuts—three billion through a 10 per cent personal in
here about 7:30 p m. Thursday.
Seriously injured was Mrs. Victor Martinec, 33, who lives on a farm in the Rowena area. She sustained head injuries and a possible hip injury. She was admitted to Ballinger Cliitic Hospital.
Slightly injured were Mrs. Alex Haifmann of Wall in Tom Green County and her son, Bobby. Mrs. Haifmann suffered a possible broken left wrist and a bruised left arm. Bobby suffered minor bruises. They were also treated at the
Special Session Seen on Drought
PROSPECT POI.N'T IS (lONK—Pruspcot Point lies in tumbled rum after giving way to the relentless pressure of the mighty Niagara Kiver, at Niagara Falls. N \. Engineers e.stimated 185.000 tons of rock collapsed into thf river gorge, the biggest rock slide at the falls since 1931.
W Vv^HlNGTON, July 29 i.e — A new move to unseat Sen. McCarthy (R-\Vis' will be launched after the November election.», Leroy Gore, chairman of the “Joe must Gc” clubs, announced today.
.As outlined, this will be a far more elaborate drive than the one that failed la.st spring. Not only will the "Joe Must Go” people be after signatures from Wisconsin voters, but they also will launch a nationwide campaign to persuade citizens to write their senators. The aim is to make sure that, in case Wisconsin votes to unseat McCarthy, the St'nate will go along with the decision.
Gore predicted he \40ukl encounter no difticuUy m: 'getting
enough signatures to set up a recall election, and i2* defeating McCarthy in that election.
“The people of Wisconsin have changed their mind about Y’cCar-ihy,” Gore said, “and he ought to have to go to bat again ”
Gore, 50-year-old tnlitor of the Sauk, Wis. rraine-Star. was in town toilay to line up backing for his renewed recall campaign and also to do vihal he could in behalf of the move by Sen Flanders tK-Vt' to censure McCarthy.
Gore said he would be talking with a score of political leaders of both parties, but he declined to identify any of them except St'n. WiUy *R-Wis). He added that Wiley was a personal friend of his ttiid that he would not try to pressure AViley into taking a stand on the recall move.
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AUSTIN. July 29 yfv-Gov. Shivers signed a state-federal drought relief contract today but said a \ special legislative sessitm may be' needed to provide enough state money if the drought continues to spread. i
The agreement, signed yesterday by Secretary of .Agriculture Benson and flown to .Austin by i State Agriculture Commissioner John White, paves the way for farmer.» and ranchers in 23 counties to start ordering cheaper hay next week.
The state-federal drought aid program, third for Texas since fall. 1952. carries a federal allocation of half a million dollars. Initial grant to Texas from the fund amounts to $100.(XX).
Size Determines .Amount Shivers said Te.xas’ contribution: at present w ill be only admmis- j trative cost. Eventual size of the program will determine w hether j the state puts up any ca.sh to ‘ match federal funds. |
Shn ers said he didn’t know how much is available in his deficiency appropriation, which the Governor can spend for emergencies, but he would make “aH there is ” available.
“Th« drought could bev'ome so bad. we might have to call a spe-1 cial session to provide funds," he I said at a press conference where; he signed the contract.
Rain nr Politics*
"A good two-inch ram would do more goixl all over the state than all the political hot atr we’ve had the past month and will have next month." iihiiers said with a grin, reforruig to his hot race with Ralph Yai borough L«- the governorship.
come tax cut effective last Jan.l
and two bill’on through expiration ; Ballinger hospital. It was not of the corporation excess profits known Thursday night if they were tax on the same date—were fixed | admitted, ht^pital attendants in a bill enacted in 1951 under
Democratic rule. xhe accident occurred about
Excises Tax Cot eight miles south of Ballinger on
The other reduction was the one ^ the Martin’s Inn Road. Mrs. Mar-
billion cut in assorted excise taxes ' tinec was a passenger in a 1954
effective last April 1. The Treasury i Mercury driven by her husband, fought this, but the President j ¿g the car were their chil-
for a comiwehensive water conser- ‘ signed it on recommendation of Victor Jr., 10, and daughter.
The Governor called attention to a grain program, in addition to the hay plan, which be said USD.A officials think will start next week. It does not involve state participation.
Shivers also wired the State Drought Committee of the U.S. Department of .Agriculture urging all pos.sible be done to make relief available immediately in four more counties—San .Augustine, Shelby. Sabine and Nacogdoches.
his congressional leaders. Offsetting a major part of this
DoUie, 6. A 20-month-old infant, June Waller, was also in the Mar-
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loss is a provision extending for one year the 52 per cent corporation tax rate. This will bring in an e.xtra $1.200,000,000. Without the extension, the levy would have dropped to 47 per cent as of last April 1.
.Many Democrats assailed the tax revision measure as loaded with benefits for the wealthy and for big companies, although there is general agreement the bill elira-
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NEW COUNTY SEAT 'BORN'; KENT RECORDS TO JAYTON
JAVTON, July 29 fRNS) — History was made here Thursday as Jayton officially became the county seat of Kent County,
A mandate was issued by the llth Court of Civil Appeals at Eastland officially naming Jayton the county seat.
* Movement of county records by trucks from the courthouse at Clairemont began about 6 p.m. and work was to be completed around 10 or 11 p.m. No incident was reported while the records were being transferred.
The courthouse is to be housed temporarily in the First National Bank Building and business will begin Friday morning from the new county seat.
Jav'ton is 13 miles northeast of Clairemont
on the road.
Driver of the other auto was Mrs. Haifmann, Mrs. Halfmann’s auto was crossing the road when the accident occurred. Other occupants of Mrs, Haifmann’s car beside* f»r son. Bobby, were her three other children, Phyllis, Bruce, and Pamela.
The Haifmann car was considerably damaged on the right sida while the Martinec auto was moderately damaged m the front end.
Investigating the accident was Highway Patrolman Joe Perry ot Ballinger.
The injured werz taken to th« hospital in a New by-Davis ambulance.
Mexico Wonts U. S* Border Open Nov, 1
MEXICO CITY .fL-Mexican cattle raisers have asked the government to press for a .Nov. 1 opening of the U.S. bwder to Mexican cattle. a Mexican stockman sa>’s.
The stockman, Jose Qulrogai, said cattle lose weight during th« wmter and will bring more money if sold earlier. An outbreak of fo«A and mouth disease last year in Veracrux caused the border to b« closed.
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ShiuTs said he hiH>ed sttvkmen participating in the hay program will purchuM' all the Texas hay ^ available bt'iote any hay is brought in from ouiftide the state. j
He said he w as confident the new program negotiated on his be-| half oy White w ill “work out better j than the one last year " He said he thought that would prove true btHause of ext'erieiu'e gainett in the last program lie did not elab-. orate j
Same Hay .Available White said he already h is re j I'eived reiHHis that suptd’.s of hay are available ia the Tulia Plain-view area, the Rio Grande Valley, ami. to a limited extent, in (he Red River \»lU*y.
Shivers ««id the continuing drought “agai« points up tbs need
Three Rob Oklahoma Bank Of $20,000, Head for Texas
ERICK, ukla . July 19 .fVThree armed men. one carrying a ma-chinegim. robbed the Farmer’s National Bank here today of an esti-mattHi |3t) cy». then raced west toward the nearby Texas Panhandle in a late nu»d«'l car Cashier K W. Ivester s;iid the bandits entered the bank shortly before 3 pm and one yelled.
l.ipe up and fav't the wall \\e mean business "
Ivesfcr sail aUmt nine persivns, were in the bank, indiKlmg five enudoye.», | bank examiner and sevfral customers.
The cashier said one of the men left the bank for the car as the other pair sctHH»ed money from the vault and tellers* cage*. The tvb-ers then ordered evervooe to lie 0« th# floor u tbfjr kft
City Marshal G, V Johnson said he was half a block from the bank at the time but did not know of the robbery until he heard yells afterward Ho was told the robbers parked the car on the east side of the bank. The man who returned to the car drove it to the front en-
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trance on the west side and waited for the others. Johnson .said.
The getaway car. believed a 19SS or 1954 Ford, was traveling west when la.st seen
Roadblocks, were set up by the Texas and Oklahoma highway patrols on either side of the border along I S 66 A State Patrol plan« also was dispatched to the scene.
The car was lielteved stolen at Canadian, Tex., last week.
The Sayre sheriff’s office said the other two men carried pistob.
One robber was described as (Iti feot tati, red-haired and wearing a gray suit. Th« mk^ikI man was described a* 30. I faat • and wearing a tan suit. Tha third was reported about IS, about • fait 1, black curly hair and w«ari|if khimtmL