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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 19, 1957, Abilene, Texas Possible showers Abilene ii reporter Suidt a without or with offence to friends or foes we sketch your world exactly As it goes Quot Byron vol. Xxvi no. 232 associated press a Abilene Texas sunday morning May 19, 1957�?one-Hundred and eight pages in seven sections Price daily 5c, sunday 10�, no Kin a Frank King right tries to dig up some kinship Between Gen. N. Dwight Allison Center and Jimmy Allison jr., left but with no Luck. King of Dallas is general executive of the associated press for the Southwest. Gen. Allison is managing editor of the san Antonio Light and Jimmy Allison is vice president of the Midland reporter Telegram. They were among guests at a reception and Buffet supper Given the associated press managing editors Assn. At the Windsor hotel saturday night. Staff photo by Jerre Bardin thousands evacuate in Oklahoma floods where it rained floods lose Texas roads Austin. May 18 in the stale Highway department said today Texas editors conferring Here managing editors of the states that 12 roads in the state were newspapers will gather closed and would probably remain around conference tables sunday closed through tomorrow. They morning at the Windsor hotel to Are Friday saturday totals Abilene municipal Airport. Total for year. Normal for year. 409 Woodlawn. Acc farm. 909 Hickory st. 2225 Edgemont. Cuthbert Eastland Hamlin. Haskell. Herm Leiggi Knox City Lawn. Merkel. Moran. I w Novice 1.92 18.47 7.38 2.10 2.25 2.20 2.00 1.25 1.82 2.10 1.50 2.20 oklahoman by the thousands from the metropolitan City of 2.35 Tulsa in the Northeast to Farmers 2j50 i Long the Washita River in the Onos were washed away. South evacuated their Homes to-230 night As major flooding was re crack train derailed by Roc slide Oroville calif., May 18 4-two engines and two cars of the crack Western Pacific eastbound California Zephyr were derailed by a Roc slide in the Feather Riv. Or Canyon today. Two train crewmen were report cd injured. Liay Huffmon chief dispatcher for the Railroad at Sacramento said no passengers were reported Hurt. Huffmon said a fireman was reported severely Hurt. The sheriffs office said a party of doctors had gone to the train 22 Miles Northeast of Oroville. ,.au in. A spokesman for the Railroad phantom Hill Lake 1 701 Stamford. I 33 Keystone 30 minis West of Tulsa. Said All the cars which went off Kirby Lake. 2.50 Stephenville. 1 8fli Bixby a Lowland Community the track were pulled Back on and Albany. 1.4o Sweetwater. 2.00 Tulsa rescuers Eva Quai the train was being detoured Over Lanson. 1.75 7 Miles n. A. 3.00 about 5k put or cent of the town Southern Pacific lines by Way of Laird Tulsa expects record Crest Oklahoma City May 18 pm a there Wasny to a major Highway in the state that could be travelled without washouts. Three major Bridges and dozens of smaller 1450 Clinton. 2,00 Ovalo. Virtually All sections. 2802 Simmons. 2,00 Potosi. 2,401 Tulsa. Oklahoma a second larg 1829 so. 8th. 2.35 Ranger. 1.10fst City was warned it can expect 5.58 e. N. 20th2.00 one mile east2.00 j he flood in history As the 882 Palm. 3.55 rising Star. 2.5 Tain swollen Arkansas rolled 682 e. N. 15th2.70 Roby. 2,10 1917 Swenson. 2.25rochester1.71 3117 Hunt. 2.5.5 Rotan. 1.40 2233 Walnut. 2.19 1918 Chestnut. 2.90 1971 Lowden. 2.55 West of Lake Abilene downstream. Tulsa has a Pix Pula Tion of 240.000 already brimful and rising steadily the River is expected to in the Southeast. Train service was disrupted by washed out rails. also were slowed Down or halted. As much As nine inches of rain fell in the South Cen trial Section a of the state overnight. The Washita River was out of its Banks in the South it moral sections. From Lindsay where the nine inches fell to Lake exonia at Tulsa tomorrow after re Roscoe. 1.75 Rule. 1.60 3 Miles East.2 2o ceiling a heavy Load of water 255 Seymour. 2.35 from the overflowing Cimarron 1.38 Snyder. 159 Hiver where the two converge at see Story and pictures pm. 3-a and editorial pm. 6-b delegates registered last night a managing editor of the Elpaso 11 7 a. F f f Itimus secret any and John Ellis . 287, 7 Miks West of Claren Tom in Texas. Don. Two score of them arrived Here treasurer . 287, 12 Miles West of Chil late saturday for the first apr if Russ. A meeting Ever held in Abilene. It is ,. . 83. 5 Miles North of wheel the Spring meeting of the Texas no a a a. J or. Associated press managing Edi a i state 70, Southeast of Spur. Tors Taylor. Richard . 70. 12 Miles West of Paic of. Clayton Hickerson of the Dalj Ducal. A its purpose is to Analyse the Apia Dave Cheavens state 70. 3 Miles West of Dickens i a Veteran head of the a s Capitol Marysville. He had no word How soon the Rock slide caused by a cloudburst could be cleared Froni spa Shaw the tracks. Ballinger big Spring state 108, 6 Miles Southeast of Spur. News report for the first Quarter of the year. Such sessions Are held staff at Austin. Or. And mrs. Collyns and Daugh Corine and oath fall and. A Juu Vul. , Anu ii . 62. Between Ralls and Floy a a iter Lorraine. Or. And mrs. Hoster Dada. State 163, South of Ozona. State 29, Between Eldorado and i Menard. . 277, South of Sonora. . 377, Southeast of Junction. Then the Complete years work gets. Scrutiny at the annual convention i Mcknigh Latham a old Hunter managing editor of the the weather san Angelo Standard times and r. S. Depart kit of bilk in 5\�5vimtv fair and p Bureau at , Heads the offs d Here. Tried Hundt showers. High sunday 8o to the Mccuing will by held frill 8.s night 60 to 65. High a a i non a i u monday 80 to 8,5 9 . To 12 30 . A lunch at oath Central and West Texas Sun a Poncino ii Minn a Cloudy isolated afternoon Hun 1 . Is 106 closing Tunctson. Do showers sunday. Monday Cloudy with ,.,. A a a Al sea tiered showers and a few local Thun the Cullors and Waves it re Der Sioris. No important temperature saturday night of the Abi Bill Collyns editor of the mid Hunter n. Dwight Allison land reporter Telegram. Is presi i pm or of the san Antonio Dent of the association. David hos Light j. Q. Mahaffey editor of ter managing editor of the Vic a the Texarkana Gazette news and Toria advocate is chairman of . P. Bedell assistant Man continuing study committee and will conduct sundays session. See App. 3-a, col. 3 Bill Barnard chief of the Texas College Alma mater honors mrs. Nixon car and bus collide 2 in car killed colonial Heights va., May 18 pm a greyhound bus and an automobile collided on a Bridge spanning Swift Creek just North of Here tonight sending the bus careening into the Creek. Two persons in the automobile were killed but there apparently were no Seri Ous injuries among the buses 16 passengers. Police said the passengers made i. Out Apin res their Way to safety through�?~�?~5 a a Quot a rth West Abilene were on the move again saturday night some of them moving Back into. 1.90 Trent. 2.001.00 Tuscola. 2.502 501 Wingate. 3,40 3.65 2,00�winters2,70 Breckenridge. 1.321 one mile West. 3.30 Brownwood. 1 72�state Rains Buffalo Gap. 2.60�lubbock1.37, Cisco. 2.001 Midland. Of 2,4 m by 10 . The water momentary notice the Highway patrol said it was warning property owners and residents along the Washita to be on the Alert for momentary evacuation. Dozens of persons already had abandoned their Homes. Some lowlands in the Tulsa area were flooded. The River experts was rising slowly from the a Kansas River and stood about a a Quot i Quot la a Quot the Arkansas they can expect a severe flood when the Crest Hita two feet deep in the lower portions of the Community. The worst was expected tomorrow when the River crests. Oklahoma in three Days of tor has counted eight pm l won tire a Quot a a Quot Quot Quot Quot storms and a. Saw Cir a a. North of town. 3 001 Texarkana. 1.40 Way the rear emergency door of the giant double Decker bus which was in route from Richmond to Norfolk a. The bus plunged Down a Steep 12 to 15-foot embankment smashing through a Metal los Angeles May 18 a a strip Barrier at the Edge of the 1n-again, out again Abi lonians out again ceding rapidly saturday night. J water going Over their spillways there was no evacuation As such saturday night although water was and it was Imit Syible to arrive fining at Lake Abilene. At a Correct idea of How Many their Homes after rising creeks families left flier Homes or How a a East and Soith Heo Orter news for a Recto. Richard m. Nixon wife of a Bridge and came to rest with Buffet supper. Jimmy the vice president today was Only its Forward end submerged South portion temp Kati kept. Sat. . .58 58 Edt 2 to. 67 .583 i the .594.3069 59 5 306� .596. U70 .597�?T3069 to. 8 .3066 a it. 9�?T3063 62 10 30a 64 11 30a a512 30 a High and Low temperature for 24 hours to 9 30 . 70 and 57 degrees. Barros a member of the report named the University of Southern a several persons sat. pm. News editorial department californians outstanding Alumna of aboard the bus were injured the year. A a mrs. Nixon a member of the played Organ music. Reporter news executives and wives headed by publisher and mrs Howard Mcmahon were hosts. In addition to Collyns officers is awarded each year to the Grad taken to a Hospital in nearby be forced their ouster again about noon. The new trouble stemmed from heavy Rains Friday night which Many had returned. Not so far the flooded area is in the North a West Section of the City roughly sent Elm Creek up rapidly. This a Between Elm Creek and Hickory same area was flooded three a st. The water had backed up on grape st. For about four blocks times previously in a month. The High water saturday did not reach As High As in the pre class of 1937. Is Only the second seriously. Woman to receive the trophy. Ito Quot a off Dent on . 1 were a Man and a Kersburg but none was believed much area As previously. Water Over the spillway at Lake fort phantom Hill was going Over about a foot deep City water supt. A. Bill Haneman or. Said saturday night. He added that Flie Lake is about at a a Static position a and Wight to Start getting a Little lower sunday. Lake Kirby a spillway was nine inches deep in water and Haneman said it was just cresting in of the air me Are Felix Mcknight managing editor of the Dallas a ilk Arul Low a tempera tvrs Date news first Vicc president de n. Last year and or it Dei rues. To Hucke st. And for a while gushed almost up to Highway 277. The water this time did not Back at about 8 30 . Sat up As far on the Northern Edge of the water level in the Lew Holle Abilene civil defense the area As it did in the previous a director said that creeks and a flood. Woman both occupants of the a told file. Police said to o children ter in the flooded area were re All three of Abilene a lakes had w weeks above the Lake be said see flood. Pm. 3-a, col. 1 uate w to brings a the greatest Honor to the University a opera a a Singer Nadine Conner won the Canh Calli last night 7 32 Sunrise today 5 38 Sunset toni Riihl 7 3,3. Ram Metor Reading at j.30 . 28.07. Relative humidity at 9 30 . 88 per cent. Wishcamper managing editor of a award in 1952. Injured. The Abilene reporter news second vice president Bill Latham mrs. Nixon was not present for the ceremony. South Texas Wichita Falls deluged by drenching Rains crippled students honoured at thu fort Worth. May 18 tipi a a Texas Christian University senior j so crippled by polio that he must hold a Pencil with his Teeth to Benny to stay in Hospital has touch of pneumonia by Francis Stilley Manorville n. Y., May 18 write has been named the out Hooper the a boy in the to 21 fwd by sunday. The River during the afternoon measured by the associated press it arc do. Lub Bikk Luik in mid a new series of thunderstorms a land and Waco pour ii drenching rain on South Rains continued saturday night 13.86 feet and rising. Texas saturday while Hail and j at Beaumont. Galveston and luf Kiseo deep water showers dotted other sections of Kin. Water which Rose knee deep in the state. A a heavy hailstorm which an the thunderstorms brought air plane Pilot reported made the forecasts of More Rains for North Central Texas through Early sunday and a Tornado Alert for the northeastern Corner of the state who tie land soaked and Rivers streams and lakes full from 31 Days of almost uninterrupted streets were closed Rains there w Cre new flooding. The rising standing student of the past year in the school of business. He is Richards Haggard who was presented the Wall Street journal student achievement award at Well a begged to go Home from the a Spital today but his doctor said a a Little spot of pneumonia would keep him there a while. The pneumonia report came aft had told the doctor he heard complain. He does what we Tell something snap As he pulled the him to. At the Hospital the boy told his father How he fell into the Well. Boy out. The shoulder May have been Hurt then. The doctor earlier said the boy was a hungry and that a always a of Wendi and we we running. I Gofel sign in a Joy a a a he a a Good boy. He does t see Benny pm. 3-.a, col. 6 tomorrow. seemed Likely to escape double crests on the Rivers. The Cimarron a was due today at Mannford 19 Miles upstream from its Mouth and apparently Well ahead of the top flow on the Arkansas above Keystone. Tie upper Arkansas Crest was above Ralstom 55 Miles from Keystone where a stage of three be above the flood Mark is expected. Earlier than expected River forecasters Althou they acknowledged the i Kamas Crest would reach Tulsa later than they thought earlier stuck by predictions the River would Rise to 25 or 26 feet Well above 19-foot flood stage and the june 1923 record of 22.8. The floods tardiness Ena Bleil the City to bolster its defense again the expected surge. Hundreds of persons moved out household goods and evacuated their Homes in the populous Brook Side area on the River a East Bank and from Garden City a smaller Community on the City a Industrial West Side. Sandbagging was under Way in Many places including a Large Oil refinery and the Public service co. Power Pixi dung Plai both on the River a Bank. Utility company officials said the Plant was Well protected. Upstream Many of the Arkansas tribute a streams were beginning to Ai Side. But River experts said Points downstream frown Tulsa would get flooding two or three feet above the 19 record. I guard alerted j Oklahoma a National guard was ordered to be on the Alert to assist toe Tulsa area. At other Points guardsmen we helping evacuate and feed storm refugees. Dover which was flooded thursday and its 3 citizens forced to higher ground was suffering from a shortage of drinking water today. It had to be trucked in. A few families were returning to their Homes in that a i was playing with Michael a Ixer Thweat Oklahoma town but eve see sooner pm. 3-a, col. 5 the annual banquet of the truer Blond Blue eyed Benny 7, had chamber of Commerce this week been pronounced in Good Condo Tion despite 24 gruelling end. Ground fell in he Panhandle Northwest of Dalhart. Wichita Falls after a 4.07-Indi gun Bloss kills girl rain receded and permitted families to return to their dwellings. The red Cross reopened its Evascu san Antonio sent Cret is on the Lon Center Rise and raised the possibility of. Texas got 2,71 hoods in Low lying sections. Hours a Fres Lily trapped 24 feet Down dug Well. At Bay View general a Spital in Zar was shot and killed by a blast from a .410 gauge Shotgun today. Investigating officers said the gun Nier Ruiea sire us were a Iube. A 40 inches As compared accidentally discharged by a threats of meanwhile authorities Rev Isikli f 60 in at to in jul year old youth As he was clean the death toll in wednesday nights Luxl and Wichita at Silverton in it st Tex Rivers and Holliday Crew k were As downward to 19. The new Rains were a continue. Action of the violent weather that expected to drive As Many As 50 a Squall line dumped up to 5 raked the stole with on it persons from their Homes for the inches of rain in an hour on Victor news Index second time thus Spring. Down Lia. Light Hail and winds of to Stream 150 Miles on the red i Miles an Iii in accompanied the River Texoma Al-1deluge. Traffic stalled and i killing at least 65 Llie Silverton death list com Pik d by the Amarillo Globe were expected to reach 710 feet four feet from the spillway level. The Lake stood at 707.28 feet above Fea level saturday night and was rising a foot every 12 hours. 5 inches of rain Wichita Falls had 4.04 inches of rain. More than 5 inches fell mile winds knocked out Power facilities and halted traffic on . 181 in Karnes county 60 Miles South of san Antonio. A 1. Inch rain fell in 45 minutes and continued into the afternoon. The storm swept in from the South we Illiam Proctor 1 and airs. Same Idi oriols Thompson 75. A mrs we Illiam Proctor Mother of the dead baby continued in critical condition at an Amarillo hos i Pital where she is with her husband seriously Hurt. Also added to the death list was and switch to the North i a by at its height. Their three o tier children were at Victoria. Other rainfall totals for the 24-hour in Rod ending sat i afternoon thunderstorms also urday night include gtd Abilene 1.92 lashed Torredo Cotulla and Cor of Phe last of the dead were buried inches Austin 1.58, Mineral Wells pus Christi. Rainfall at san an under sunny skies that soon 1.63, san Angelo 1.14, san Antonio Tonio totalled 1.33 since 6 . 1.46. And Del Rio 1.22 with lesser amounts at Brownsville College station. Corpus Christi Dallas Foit w Tail ii Galveston Houston Moix rain was expected to add to the misery at Wichita Falls where the we Eathor Bureau said the Wichita River will reach 20 began clouding Over. The South Concho River was rising at san Angelo but the dam see Texas pm. 3 a. Col. 4 Section a obituaries 2 legislative news. A a a a. 4 Oil news. ,. 8,9 i Section 6 1 mop of Abilene creeks.1 Story on creeks a a a ----2 a the 4 Cross Rood report. A a a a ____4 editorials ,. Business Outlook 7 Dyess fab fix Page. 8 Church news 9 amusements 10, 11, 13 Section c golfing gats. 1, 2 newcomers. A a a a 3 town Tolk ,. A a a e. 5 Campus columns. 6, 7 age pilgrimage. ,. 7 successful widow. A.8 fashionably specking. 9 Hollywood Beauty. A. 10 dote body. 10 Section d sports. A land or. Joseph h. Kris told j newsmen that a rays had shown i a touch of pneumonia on the boys right lung. Ito Sumonia had been feared Ever since the lad was pulled from the Sand night stiff and cold but still alive. A or. Kris said the boy was being kept in an oxygen Lent tonight and needed quiet a in the next three or four Days he should Lxi All Over it the pneumonia la the doctor said later tonight. Or. Kris said he planned to have an int real specialist Check Benny Over probably tomorrow and predicted the boy will be in the Hospital a week or 10 Days. Earlier the boy had been Lively and ate his first solid food a bowl of cereals and reminded his i father truck Driver Benjamin sr., that he wanted a toy automobile for his birthday in july. No broken Bones i he was suffering from a in one shoulder but or Kris Vigil during the Rescue efforts at the pit. Sam Woodson 39, negro construction worker who reached the boy first through a r Mue Tunnel father and his Lucky son a Benjamin Hooper looks at his son Benjamin jr., 7, who rests in an oxygen tent at Bayview Hospital at Mastic n. Y., after his Rescue from a Well at h is Home in nearby Manorville. The boy was trapped for almost 24 hours in a Well Hole his father was digging in his Yard. Big pipe at right feeds oxygen into the plastic tent which covers the boy. A

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