Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXIII, NO. 361
Assitciated Press (AP)
ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1954 —EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc
COME IN 89—OVER AND 01 T—ROGER .. Radioman Herschel Peake, E. .\. Miichell, Dorothy Imholz and James A. Mills
MOCK VICTIM ... Dr. C. E. Adams examines Buddy True
ANOTHER CASUALTY ROLLING IN ... Victim Alton Staggs comes to the area hospital.
New School Okayed, Teachers Pay Upped
$402 Raise Is Approved
CAN THIS BE RE U *»—A house which Is being tom down at South Third and V'ine Sts. and an old automobile lying on its side adds a touch of realism to the mock
operation. (.All Staff Photos by Charles Cockerell and Bob GuUey)
Defense Setup Is Tested As Disaster Hits Abilene
Some Thought Tornado Had Struck Here
Liquor Control Clyde Man, 20,
Killed in Crash
AUSTIN. Tex., June 14 i^^Coke i Stevenson Jr. denied today his ad-| ministration of the State Liquor k'ontrol Board is corrupt and dom-inaied by politics.
CLYDE, June 14—The Clyde , Clyde. . . Baptist pastor's son was killed and
The charge was made by Weldon three other Clyde youths critically Burney of San Antomo, who re- j injured m a car-gasolme truck col-signed as a liquor board agent on ii,ion ^bout 7:30 p.m. Monday two May 27 after 12 years of service, j niiies south of here on Farm Road He made the charge Saturday: $04. in a letter to Board Chairman Sum- j Walter Chester Dcver Jr.. mers .A. Norman of Jacksonville, j the Clyde pastor's son. was dead Burney said that as board adminis- ¡ on arrival at Hendrick Memorial Stevenson was more in-; Hospital in .Abilene. He was driv-
Teachers who have been in the
i local public schools three years
! or more will receive a $402-pei -
' year salary raise this September.
^ I Those who have been here less
. . J ,, •, J • w ■ than three years get a S302 in-
The injured are aU m Hendrick i ^ ^
Memorial Hospital. Their injuries ™
consist mostly of broken limbs. The Steen girl may have a spinal injury.
Driver of tlie gasoline truck, John \t. Lov en of the Denton Yai-ley community, escaped injury.
Collision of the car and truck
This decision by the school board Monday night keeps the .Abilene scale $300 per year above the new slate-set minimum in the case ot teachers with three years or more local tenure. It maintains the seal for those with under three
By .STI ART ( III! TON’
.Ahiiene was the victim .Monday night and the results were frightening. should the real thing ever hapfwn here Beginning promptly at 7 p m. warning horns sent Civil Defense
traior Stevenson was more in-; Hospital in .Abilene. He was tinv- caused a leak in the truck but the years tenure at $200 above the
terested in politics than in law ; jng the 1953 car that collided with j gasoline did not explode. Highway new minimum,
enforcement. the loaded gasoline truck. | Patrolman Otho Lusk of Baird
whu-h h-‘<l all of .ts crews on the | intomallon ot casualties to haad- A^cnes^r^u« disasW ale« | ^ In JackwnvdK Norm IS. oti “uven »as travelmg west co a 'i;.;i“'Abiienc Christ.an
job and the Salvauon Army The ' quarters fu l J as'l know it" Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Spinks,! dirt road from the Premier Refin-1 trying to finish it
latter set up two field kitchens m , "This is .a problem in every , think a tornado had prostr.ited the as l Know n. , ' kLe 2 Clvde Ury at Baird where he had been *
the dis.ister area within SIX min- disaster and u can he worked out'V city with a vicious downtown, He added: ‘We will have a >ouie 2. tivae_ ^ ..a Th.
utes after they were alerted. Dob-' .All in all .Abilenians seemed
In the same meeunK, trustees 1 Voted to build a new' elemen-
The disaster chairman pointed and Disaster Kmergency Uelief out that one of the main hotUe-workers into action. Hadios blartni necks in the alert was getting
forth that a di.saster had struck gui-V AC INAATADC
Abilene For the next 6i) minutes rLtiN I I Vr L/V/V. I v/1% J some Abilenians hoard and saw just | what a disaster is like and what effect It could have on a city of b«''.lOU iKrson.s.
A total of 24 simulateii casual- i t.es resulted from ihe mock dis-j aster. j
The disaster wa.N Wv>unded by!
.«iouth nth bt . South 20th St . But-j lernul St and Sa.vles Blvd Block wardens (hrouyUout the cUv met! with jveople in their blo k IlardoNi hit section wa.s an area Imunded by booth 12th and 16th Ms. and Peach ami Meander Sts.,
Harrv Ikibbyn. chairman of the ci*.aniiation. said Injuries in the affocl-.*ti area ranged from radiation bin us to soralches and brui.scs boiue were found under hedges with broken
do their part and at the end of the; hour te.si each worker could sit back and oraise one another for a job well done.
Some folk.s thought Abilene was
^ ^ .. - - -
to take on a load of gasoline. The Dever car was travelmg north on
Hospital Operotion Runs Off Smoothly
By JOHN D.AMLbON
*1 have radiation burns "
*i have a broken arm "
• Will 1 gel to rule in an ambu lance'
friends and relatives in what was believed to be hard-hit .Abilene. Sgt. R W. biisebee. highway ried into the school to a large p.,trolmen who directed seven road room wliere atiendanu: obtained blocks at the outskirts of .Abilene the name, address, complaint of; ,,¡1 major highway entrances,
the pain and name ot each | a cHinMderable num
patient’s faniJy physician. The ' yj motorists »“iquired of patrol-
name of the parents also was ob- ^^as ps'ssible to drive
liquor board meeting this weekend | bte^. lo. daughter of Mr.
iFndavt and naturally the matter, and .Mrs Harry bteen, Clyde.
w:M'ojr.'VhaTVSdiirhrd .o'? ».n cj™. ^.0« ,ho boa«. .ho! g®«- ‘l
pled and that wide-spread death presence of Mr. Stevenson. of Mr. and Mrs. A. ¡'jroman,
and destruction was everywhere. Burney, a former state repre-People m Sweotw ater had that! sentative from Evant, told the impression for a full 45 minutes, i hoard chairman he had been order-J. T. Geron, desk sergeant at the; ed to stay out of a group of San
Sweetwater Police Department. | .Antonio taverns after repeatedly | ■ ■ ■ #
said. I making cases against the op-; M I ll^l #t 4*1 I VM
Highway patrolmen said Cisco's | trators. He also charged that the | ^ ^ || 111 III U m wi III
police telephone also burzed with j hquor control hoard is "in the role | queries from residents there abi>ut of protector of chronic and flagrant l6-miUion-doUar shipment ot -.000
<2 Purchased a sue from the
.V y thi. -Miller Estate. .Athens. Tex., tor
the farm road at the time ot tnei
violoators of the liquor laws”
He called for a state wide investigation into liquor law enforcement. Burney said he could cite cases, time, places and people in-vohed to back his charges.
CM Burneys work with the board. Stevenson said..
"1 reduced him from deputv
Related Story Page 7-B
tons of anns from the Soviet Com-1
the new schooi.
13» Decided to build a 12 classroom addition to Bonham Elementary School m Elmwood West, tCompletion goal is mid-term in the next school session).
(4> Went over preliminary plans with Paul Lindberg. architect, for I remodeling the old North Park ; Elementary School.
5» .AdtHiled a calendar for 19.V4-
I 55 term from which classes will be
munist bloc about a month ago. | ^
This talk flotxied ,Alta\ista hie- iutw«r w» «n«. men iii u wa> »«.'»an*«: iw - j r<xiuceci mm iroin ufpui>
meniary School Momiay night after tauuHi if the patient was a minor.. tj,,ough the disaster-struck town, j smvrvisor to inspector in .Amarillo a "disaster" leveleil n south-; Tlie dot'tors made disposition.* • —• *- ............i.i . . ^ u—
iidc district The .school became • — a broken arm. a bad cut. a
"The pe<H>le apivarently g<A their j and moved hun to
VKU" m>nn.i »iiv .->mwi ..v»»,,,»» , — “ - — — — jnfvirmation from 1 nioved him to San
a mixture of pathos and humor.: ¡^'veie head concussion, multiple, stations," Sosel>et' said 'Antonio about a year ago. and • —..... ' - •— .. nOi.,« nr ,,M..rnni iniuruvs Highway patrolmeii didn't blame s i,een dissatisfied cver smce.”
ot hurrying dcxtors and waiting tracturcs or internal injuru^s patients ,
The disaster horns lumkiHl the alert at 7 pm sharp. TIk* first
legs, arms and back.*, while olhef.s ‘ patienls" arriveil at the
were found dazini sitting on curbs, (ipij hospital 14 minutes later, waiting for rescue teams to come ihey were walking woundtnl They to their aid wore big lags on which was the
A residence at the corner of laln'l "victim**
South Third and \ me Sl.s gave a A white ambulance waileil si-realistic touch to the mock ojX'ra- ^ lontly in the front of the sclund tion The house is being lorn Autas arn\od with wounded in a down. Shingles had be-m ripjHHl steady pr.K'ession Sonummes the from the roiif as ii an actual dis- autos brought Ultci rase.*, aster had struck Adding even ‘ Each patient walked or was car-more realism, an automobile lay ~
on Its idc in the It out yard. |
.M.im - ore of the otH'i alions wa' ^ at the Naval Armory. 1911 South 'riuid St From tiieie all inessage^
were relayed by radio and siH'Cial
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ineNseilger to IXT-nOIIIU'I ioIUUVUhJ ,nd «»»nilmuHl «»rm
with the oiH'ration »na we«inf^u> iu«h i»o» «i*>» » w
, 83. k>v* lurwln.v B»ghl i!
Police, tiicmcn and Vriiuxl ; mihih ciNrRvi. n xAS e*rti> ror. o. l»-rso„nol »ore 1
at key intersections iiaUing tralric., thm«arr»it>rn>*
Fixe persons were injurtHi so .severely they were tran.sterrwi immediately from the field ho.spital to Hendrick Memorial Hospital where nmre adequate facilities were locatt'd.
Dr C K .Ailams was m charge ot the field hospital His a.*si.«tant was Dr. 0 E Harj»ei
About a dozen other xleKtors' practice only, officers said were on hand. They were assi.st-j • pve giH two tt'lephoncs here.*'
eel by several wonu'n who toevk | the Sweetwater iHxhce offieer said
down information .xnd jH'rtormed I "The calls started about 7 15 pm. other duties ! I must have answered at least a
The "casualties ” came to the hundred callers who asked if Abi-field hospital direct from tfie dis hne had Ixeen hit by a tornado” a.ster area. Kir.st aid was given j The alert ended at 8 p m., hut
immediateiy. hull an hcHir later Swt'etwater c\»n- ^
— I The doctors agrctnl they cxxuld tiiuied to recvive queries from its;
KRBC or KWKC. l>oth of which airtxi the alert and rcjxirtcd ^ *tr DAT^TCDM'
Its progress. Both .stations made I ■ dVIM
it clear at intervals tluxt the alert ^---------------
was merely a practive. not the real thing, parlolmen said .Apparently some listeners heard alMxut the aUwl. but didn t li.steu j carefully enough to learn it w a.s
WASHINGTON. June 14 .fv-A The condition which .Arbenz I^d; g, Accepted resignations of 10 report reached official quarters down for his resignation accord-; ^ employed 10 others,
here tonight that fhe army in Guat-, ing to the report received here, is; ’ '
emala has given President Jacobo, that the army should not molest The ntw .Abikne pa .Vrbtmz an Ultimatum to resign by'persons other than non-nationals means that a teacher -uh a bach-sometime tomorrow. when it came to power. This ap-, * ^egnv ^ «o ^^„15 oer
The report, which excited ktvn | parenUy meant that he was trying „
interest among top officials, said, to assure the safely of those who The pay rate gots _
that Arbenz hao conditionally' have been assiKiaied with him inually until a bachelors^ tg
agreed to get out. He heads a left-' the government and to whom army ' teacher with i- years expci-
ist government, which received a j leaders might be strongly opposed ‘^^ce will maite $J,753.
Squall Line Rakes Area With Heavy Rains, Wind
take care of "any disaster within. y^xious residents. 'warned
reason with this many i»eiiple out Mis Earl lavson ol 123.? Mean”
Tnunderheads churned in a crazy quill pattern acttis.-; \t est Texas Monday, spawning storms and packing a threat of tornad<HS.
Tlie Dallas Weather Bureau
vxmld come in an area froiii 50 miles southwA*st of Midland northeastw aixi bevvind Childress
Dnly authoiiiAHl ¡hmsuh.s were iM*r-imtted to pats AmbuUiiucs and. lire trucks were on duty i
,\s casualties Ihhuiii to mount, woid was rclayiHl to headquurleis, ami icw'ue teams wcit' immciliale 1 h dispatcluHl to pick up the vie tuns I'hey were either carncit to tlie field iioipital Uh aleil at Alta Vista Elemeiitary School or to:
Hendrick .Meini»iial Ho-pital At the coiieltiMOu ol the t»'st | Ibibby n had praise for the many j woikers who to<»k part in the | gi.inl undeitaking saying, "It was » definite sucie-.s and it showeil us ovn few weak sih>U go that they may l»e correcttHl " lit aUo praised the Hod Cross
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here” der St said she w as calknl by a
Ur llariH‘1’ olvserxcii. ‘ANe had ; Mrs, John .Angel of Snyder,
more help than we had jolvs The _ s Angel said she had heaixi on ^ iw,vond Hi>bart Okla
turnout of both professional and ; "^„»rtw«ve’* that Abilene had l>et‘n = **•'« 1 . ’ .
non profes.sional iHH»ple was very : -uiped out." i>erhaps by a tor- : ui the Abiieiie «
K<xh1’’ îiuuio Mrs Ltx'son is caring tor, 8 30 p m. the Uxal I b Weather
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llaS «««I t*'3» 1*I«IHH ilUf»» KMt W hour« at « .W p ni M anti 73. lllfh ami low Itmearaturrii aam* data laai )f«r IM and T»
Sunkcl laat nbthi 1 At p m Sunt la« tu da> ' am Sua*«l lonttlu v.4? pm. Haifmaltr i«adui| at * M l> m tl St. Rtlatlva Rumtdlty ai • 38 pro 4S i««i CVBi.
rho plan calleil for 24 p.itients | yj,Angel s small saughter. to enter the fieltl iuxspital from M;\ry Angel, the dusaster area They were Boy ■ Aii .Vbilene policeman on duty Scout.s at his desk during tlie practice
One rescue worker ol»sei\ed, j.vs.sion said. "We didul get a "We were .sup^kimhI to bring in ^ sjngS^ vail iluring tlie entire alert ’ 24 Itoy.s. but I ve coiinttxl at lea.st .:8 here It UhiK.s like we had some volunteers ’
An U yeai old Ixoy almost re fusi'd to come in iinlevs he got u ride in an ambulaiK'e He held hr* arm which was "hroken” Five minute» txefoie the aleii ended he sat in a corner continuing to a.sk atHiul Hm* ambulance rule ,
W hen tin* all clear souiwieii at |
8 pm , Dr Hiirjier said. You’re cured. You can all go tuime,’' (
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Bureau reported a "pretty good line" of thumierstorms was being pickexi up on the radar screen. The weatherman said the thunderstorms were loc ated about miles northwest oi Sweetwater to the vicinity ot \crno4i He estimated that the thunderstorms* line was about ao miles wide and 130 mile« long
The Weather Bure.iu also said they had h.»d no rerHirls of severe weather in this area
lunounted to 15*) and fell in 20 minutes Rol>y reconkni only a trace Farmers reported in this area that the ram was lieneficial to the cotton.
.k •' ^'fher area rainfall amounts
IhuiHifrslorm. Murniay SI; S.»moar «
and Aspermont 61 Most of the ram stH'nied to tall hard and fast with some wind ac-conipaning the precipitation.
The Weather Bureau here said the shower activity was causdl by a low pressure area that ex*
tendtxi from West Texas northward to the Dakotas. This low pressure area is stationary. Another tactiM- lending to the unstable weather was a weidi cool front.
Gasoline Blast Burns F. L. Self
trees were uprooted. Old - tune
residents said it was one of tlie
stivnigest winds they ixiuld reinem-lier.
! The wind was accompaiutHl by tan estimated 14 to 24 inches of j ram. Nearby Big Spring had a
I gully w asher after h.dt an inch oi
F 1. belt was hospitahrtHl with' ram fell m 15 minute* burn.* Monday night atter an explw | One twister smashed to earth sion at his rt'sidence. 342 Pe.ach St. j and up again in p4»gosuck fashion
Fire Chief D. C Musick said Monday afternoon 15 miles west of
I A teacher w ilh a master's degree ! and no experience will receive $J,* i 230. The scale graduates up as I years of experience are added, un-i til a master's degree teacher with ; 26 vears’ experience will get $4.-
j Land purchased for the new elementary school lies just south of I ACC campus. It is between EN 16Ui aiKl EN 13th Sts and between State Earm-to-Market Road 1234 I ami an old I'ounty road.
It represents the north half ot abou. a 27-acre tract. Price paid IS $LOOU pt*r acre. Exact acreage in the site hasn t been determined.
.....-....... New teachers employed are
It had txlged Its way from Arizona ; ^ir^. Josephine Stanton Evans, eastward to just we.si of for North Junior High
there northward to just west ot; HmkA. Temple.
Amanllo e.»st ot Dalhart The front | phy sical education. South Junior W.LS not lowering tenux'fatures I Hyvid L. Keimamer.
High vvinds buftrted btanton” Bowie Elementary. Mr'
raK wa.v between Big Sprmg and; Patterson. Abilene. North
^dlai^. several shacks and a; ^
hou.*e trailer were blown over and eleinealary. Mrs
Jacquelyn Hays l.opez, S.ui Diego, Calif.. Houston Elementary. Josephine Helen Stueber, Haskell
County, primary. Mrs. Dorothy
Weather by. Goldihwaite. elemeii taty, -Aura Fraiux‘s Waddell. Put nain, elementary school music Mr* Betty Jeanne Renfro, Abi lene, elementary.
Resignations were* Mrs Bar
j Self was burned wlien gasoline in Crane, in West Texas. No damage
Rainfall ranged from l 25 of an ' which he was washing work cloth- j was reported,
ch at Rotan to 30 of an inch ai>partmtly igniievi by a hot' An atrhne p.lot reported heavy
at .Snyder. heater pilik light ' ram and hail a quarter of an inch
On the Parker-KemuHly Ranch. He was treated at Headruk | ui sue and a bad electrical storm
two nules nor th ot Rotan, rainfall, Memorial HospitaL < around Crant.
bara Evans, Mrs .Nancy Gardner. Mrs. Marjorie Junes. Agness Morton. Mrs, Madie Newman, .Mrs, Winno Perkms, Mrs. Glatlys S|>en-cer, Mrs. Darthu Fay Starr, Mrs Ruby G Williams and Mrs Shu ley Wtggio»