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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 CLOUDY  Abilene Reporter-JBtettiíí SUNDAY  VOL. LXXIII, No. 229  Auodumd Pres$ (AP)  "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEhJDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron  $33,000 TURNED IN  Blockade Nets Record $6,070  ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, 1954—FIFTY-TWO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c  » Contributions from the March of Dimes blockade Saturday and receipts from the Coffee Day sales on Friday boosted the total amount of money given to the Taylor County polio drive to about $33,000, Fred Lybrand. campaign treasurer. announced Saturday night. ^Saturday’s blockade netted $6.-070.39 while Coffee Day contributions brought in $700.15. Lybrand said.  VV. T. Walton, campaign chairman. praised the 200 men from Abilene service clubs and the 1.50 co-eds from Abilene High School. North Junior High School, McMur-ry College, and Hardin-Simmons Cniversity for their work Saturday during the cold, rainy weather  JOHN ELLIOTT . resident since 1877  John Elliott, Pioneer Moran Rancher, Dies  MORAN. Jan. 30. RNS. — John Hinton Klliott 91. prominent Moran rancher aikI a re.sident of Aloran since 1877. died at 5:4.5 p.m. Saturday at Shackelford Coui’ty Memorial Hospital in .\lbany. He had been confined to the hospital since Jan. 1.  Mr. FUiott was i>ofn June 23, 1862. in Tarrant County He has a twin, brother, K. S. -Bob) El-! liott. who also lives in Moran. !  in manning the 11 blockades throughout the city. Chairman of the blockade was Vic Baldridge.  Walton also thanked the men at the Citizens National Bank “who worked on their o*vn time in helping us count the money,”  “Last year’s blockade netted a total of $5,923.80 and that was in pretty weather.” Walton said.  In the Coffee Day drive, Jess i Warren, chairman, said the $700.-I 15 total was a little short of the amount collected in this event last year. He estimated the total last year from the Coffee Day to be around $800,  ”1 want especially to thank the Texas State Guard Reserve Corps for its diligent work In putting out the collection containers and in* gathering them up.” Warren said.  Warren estimated about 60 cafes, restaurants, and drug stores contributed their coffee sales to the drive.  Lybrand pointed out Saturday night that the $33,000 total was incomplete, as a number of drive projects hav'e not yet been cqpnt-  ed.  The small containers which were placed in various stores throughout the city will be collected Monday by the Jaycees, Lybrand said.  Dimes Cleanup Drive Slated  A meeting of .Abilene businessmen here Monday morning and a pancake supper Monday night at the South Taylor High School will be the final cleanup in the Taylor I County 1954 March of Dimes cam-! paign.  Rex Reddell, chairman of the Tuscola-Ovalo campaign, announc-j ed that a pancake supper will be held at 6 p.m. Monday by the Tuscola Lions Club at the South Taylor High School cafeteria with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes drive.  At 9 a.m. Monday 25 businessmen from five service club.s in Abilene will meet at Mack Eplen’s Drive-In Restaurant, 302 Hickoîy St., to plan the final cleanup of the March of Dimes drive in the city,  W. T. Walton, campaign chairman. announced Saturday night.  They will contact each merchant and present him with a scroll  Collins was for 10  not contributed »ill b* «,ked to do year, d>an of sludents prior to | t'^ipghVVf rsVrUem'onr so. Walton sold.    |    his    prfsent    ap^intmont.    He    en-, sj, „ ,i,e Big Four conference  listed as a first lieutenant in the j  Service clubs taking part in this final phase are the IJons, Evening Lions, .Abilene Kiwanis, Key City Klwanis, and Rotary.  from the March of Dimes If he has Their father was a Civil War vet- i contributed. Businesses which have I Air Corps, Dr eran. Mr. Elliott moved as a child with his parents to a point near Simpson Hole, on Deep Creek, north of .Moran in 1877. He was a mernlKT of the First Christian Church here.  Funeral will be held here at 3 p m. Monday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. J. B. Fowler. pastor, officiating. Assisting wUl be the Rev. .Arthur Murrell.  Moran Baptist minister. Burial v U1 be in Moran ('emetery under the direction of Wylie Funeral Home of Moran  Collins to Quit As H-SU Dean, Slays as Proi  Retirement of Dr, Robert A. Collins as dean of the university, effective June 1, was announced Saturday by Dr. Evan A. Reiff, Ilardin - Simmons University president.  Dr. Collins will continue on the H-SU staff as profes.sor and chairman of the Department of Education.  “A request that he be relieved  of the dean’s duties was made by Dr. Collins last summer, but upon my request he agreed to remain in the position until June 1.” President Reiff said, “I sincerely believe Dean Collins has made a wise choice since he prefers to place his emphasis in the teaching field, and his ability as an administrator will definitely further the growth and development of our Education Department. Concentrate on Teaching “He will be relieved of a multitude of duties which he has handled so capably in connection with the office of the dean and wdll devote his energies and abilities to the important field of teacher and school administrator training.” Dr. Reiff said. “His contrlbution.s to the life of the university have been many, and 1 wish to express deep appreciation for his loyalty and untiring service."    i  "It is my own personal choice j that I put aside the administrative duties of the office of dean of the university to devote full time to teaching and serving as chairman of the Education Department,” Dr. Collins said. "I hope to spend considerable time visiting schools in the West Texas area, looking toward a closer relationship with teachers and administrators so that our service to* them shall continue to improve and grow.  "I pledge my continued loyalty to the administrative officials of the university and will offer my most hearty support and co-operation to my successor.”  Hopes to Announce President Reiff said he hoped , 3 be able to announce the appoint- !  of a successor to Dean Col- ! lins within a short lime.  ‘ With the relinquishment of the I deanship by Dr. Collins, administrative duties of the oftices will be , somewhat realigned and made I more specialized, ” Dr. Reiff said. . "Announcement of the.se changes j will be made concurrently with the appointment of a new dean.’’  Dr. Collins has served as dean of the university since 1945. succeeding the late L. Q, Campbell In that position. With the exception of 30 months .spent in the V. S.  Express Train Plows  Into Crowd,  28  Cheers Greeting Egyptian Leader Turn to Screams  The cheers of a crowd greeting  of  CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 30 (/P)  President Gen. Mohamed Naguib drowned out the^roar an approaching express train today and at least 28 persons were killed and five seriously injured.  An official communique giving the total casualties after first reports from the scene said 42 had been killed and scores injured.  \agulb Weeps in Grief The accident occurred at the railway station of Kafr El Zayat, between Cairo and Alexandria.  Naguib wept m grief as the express plowed through the crowd, and afterward direct-i-----------------—----  RECOUPING A BUM STEER—It’s probably not the wav they handle this sort of thing in Texas but stock handlers aided by police take a steer in tow after it escaped as it was being led to the slaughterhouse on the lower west side of Manhattan in New York City. It took 15 stock handlers and more than a dozen policemen an hour to overcome the balky 1,100-pound Hereford.  ‘Molotov Plan’ Dashes Hopes of Berlin Success  BERLIN, Jan. 30 —An apparent preview of the “Molotov Plan” for clinching Communist rule in a neutralized and isolated Germany seemingly dashed Western hopes  U.S. Delays Answer To Talk Peace Again  Air Corps in 1943 and wa.< separated in 1945 as a captain. He Is currently a member of the Officers Reserve Corps,  Dean Coliins has also served continuously since 1935. with the exception of the period spent in the .Air Corps, as professor and  chairman o Education.  ,7’i  the Department of  c i K    1    .u    WASHINGTON.    Jan. 30 iiT-The  .Survivors besides his twin bjoth-1 Waited States today delayed reply-  er include his wife; one son. R. B. Elliott of Albany; three other brothers. Jot* Elliott of IJngleville. Aaron FUiott of Rowden, and Frank Elliott of New Mexico: seven sisters, Mrs. W. Meijiury, Mrs. Mary Anderson, and Mrs. Bessie Hammond, all of .Moran. .Mrs. Lil-  iiig to a Communist bid for quick renewal of preliminary Korean peace talks. apparenUy in a deliberate demonstration that it would not be rushed.  A Stale Department spokesman said a formal .American answer  li, GrlnM¿i.d o:    Mrs.    I    Mond^^^  MatUe Godwin of Browniield; and Mrs. Nora McMath and Miss Rennie Elliott, both of New Mexico; and one grandson  THE WEATHER  I’, s. nrr.sRTMiNT or ron.Mrarc w i;.\iiit R ai RI %r  ABIIJLNI;' AND VICINITY Cloudy and oot much ctian«» in tcmiioralura Sunday. coot:nucd nio»t!y cUnidy and lUUr warmer M ’nday, h^gh Sunday In Ma low Sunrlav nitht ♦«> high Mondar near <» N’ORTM crNlHAl TKXAK SuniUy p'oaUy cL'Udy ai-■ cooler In »outh porMnn. MonC.ay. mootly cloudy wuh a few »how-•r» and rather r* ■  wrST TrXA^ Sunday moaily cloud% e,-->ter exrepi in PanhanUla and S«iuth PUlna Monday parUy cU udy and warm-ar In afterno-.':  ITASr TYXAS CloudV ard CiHiler tun day Monday, n'oslly cloudy with a tea ahnwer* and rather fivtl moilerata to fieah uorthei *t e lr.da on 'he coaat be-rotnuig moderate to freah northeaal wtridi an the coaNt tjemMun» moilerat# n Tth aa'terlr Mondai  SOU ni CENTRAI. TEXAS Moallj cloud» and ct>4ilei S tnday Monday, moat-le ' lotidr a dh a few ahowera. warmer near loaer coa«l In aftermon moderate to freih rnoatly northeaat wlndt on the r-iaat berommg moderate nurthe aalrrly Mondar  It MCI R.AU RI S  •a’ AM  S3 SO  the verj’ day the Chinese and North Korean Red* demanded he Pan-munjom discussions on peace conference arrangements be rt'sumed.  The spokesman contended the weekend delay in dispatching the .American letter was not necessarily deliberate but rather due to a need for further last-minute review of the text by top officials.  The net effect, however, la to iguore last Monday’s Communist proposal that special Ambassador .Arthur Dean, who is now In New Ycrk, return Monday to continue , negotiations    i  Earlier, in an effort to give Russia assurances of a peaceful Germany, Secretary of State Dulles had pledged the United States to “associate Itself durably with a future six-nation European defense army that would include German troops.  The East German Communist i government put the apparent essentials of the Soviet foreign min-I ister’s impending proposal into a memorandum to the conference.  It demanded:  1. Immeiliate scrapping of the European army pact and the Western powers' peace contract with the Bonn republic.  2. Immediate ban on “militaristic and Fascist organizations” and expulsion of "Hitler officials” from the West German government.  3. Establishment of an all-German provisional government of “representatives from both parts of the nation.”  4. Afterward, complete German control of a unifying election with Big Four supervision forbidden.  5. Withdrawal of all occupation troops within a year after conclusion of a German peace treaty to be drafted at a conference in 1954 of all former Allied powers with the all-German provisional gox’vm-ment.  6. Immediate ban on the development. manufacture or stationing of atomic and bacteriological weapons in Germany. This would apply at once to U. S. atomic artillery along the Rhine.  Molotov dodged committing himself against "free elections."  Secretary of State Dulles told the  Big Four conference here that the creation of a European Defense Community — in which West Germany first and then a united Germany w ould join — is the only sure way to transform Europe "from a cockpit of w ar to a home of abiding peace."  A Soviet spokesman announced tonight that Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, Mi^otov's principal aide, had been taken ill here, "but most probably the sickness will pass quite quickly.” No details were given.  ed that 50 pounds ($143) be paid to the families of each victim.  The driver of the .«treamlined ex-P’*ess held by police for questioning, said he had no advance warning of the crowd on the tracks and he was unable to see it because of a curve.  The President and his aides joined rescue workers in caring for the scores of injured left in the path of the express, a streamlined Cairo-Alexandria passenger tram not scheduled to stop at Kafr El Zaxat.  Hundreds had gathered at the station of that industrial town of 21,000 midway between Cairo and Alexandria, where the President’s special train was sidetracked to clear the main line.  Unawara of Danger  Unaware the express was due. the crowd thronged across the tracks cheering and shouting greetings to the man who deposed King Farouk I in 1952 and pro-  liickup Nets Youths $250 At Big Spring  BIG SPRING, Jan. 30. (RNS)— Two young men robbed Jack's Drive-In Grocery here at gunpoint and made off with $250 cash at 9:10 p.m. Saturday.’  A clerk, Elvira Nunez, who waa in the «tore when the men enter-I ed. quoted one of them as telling her, "If you move, ITl shoot. This is a stlck-up.”  When the first came in. one of them asked to btjy some cigars, whffe We other walked to the back of the store, she sakl.  claimed Egypt a republic. The tu-|    ^  mult drowned out the sound of the    came    back  approaching train until it struck the crowd.  D e 1 i g h t e d cries and shouts changed to screams.  The express’ engineer had been unable to brake it in time. Neither  up front, told the other man no one else was in the store, and pulled a pistol on her, she said.  She took the money from a cash register in response fo their order, she said. They told her to stav in  the presidential train nor the ex-    and    not    w^tch where    they  press was damaged.    a/»’    4®®  Figure Put at 30    i    *^e  Egyptian reporters at the scene ‘    heard    a    car motor.  ■    •    -    '    Both    were    white    men. dirty-look-  ing and 22 to 25 years old. the clerk said.  said at least 42 persons were killed. Under secretary of the Interior Mahmoud El Bagoury said Alexandria police reports confirmed 30 dead.  Naguib had journeyed to Kafr Ei Zayat on his way to the xillage of Kalib Ibiar, part of which was destroyed yesterday by fire.  DEADLINE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT  Taylor Polls Run Behind Other Wéstex G>unties  DR. ROBERT A. COLLINS ... to stay till June I  1 10 to  3 to  4 lit  Sat I’ M 41  4.1  4.1 41 44 44 44 44 44  SI . . .  »3    .      S    to  M    .....  «    .10  4«    ........    T ja  »0     ....... B    .«  •>4    .    »    ;h>  ,.i    ia    10  so    11    ;io  4Î    I?    to  High anti low    atur»i    fio J4-hour«  atiding at 4 JO p ni S1 aiiit 41 Huh n-.. k>w trnu'Ftalur^» .’•aii'i- ilaii* Uit }p„r W and a Haroinrttr reading at • id p ni 1.1 Rriattv* humtditjr at • 30 p in 44'  H-SU Expeds Spring Gains;  ACC, NcMurry Report Hikes  .Abilene ('UriMian College and | started last .Mondrf.v. \ aivnov said. | .McMurry College had increases in The rogistr.»tion, which will lie.'“-student (mpulation for theft- apring i completed Feb. 5, was startcil by ' seniesteis and Hardin - Simmons i enrolling juniors and seniors ac-I’niversity expects an mcrease as j cording to the alphabetical order regi.stration gets underway this of their last nanie.s. week, offictal.s ot the three Institu-^ As of S.ituniay only students tlons said .Saturday.    ‘    transferring from other in.stilutiona  Cloud Layer Keeps Rqeii Hopes Alive  A thickening cloud layer o\er the Abilene area brought the possibility that light rain may fall here late Sunday or early Monday morning, the V. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport said Saturday night.  The clouds, which have remained in Abilene area .skies several days, squeezed out a trace of moisture Saturday at the airport, the weatherman said.  .A mild front moved southward into Texas Saturday. Frontal acti-  2.500.  The tax collector’s office usually close« at noon on Saturday but remained open all day yesterday. When Petree closed the door at 5 p.m. only four poll tax customers were in the office and none tried  , J vit.v caused small amounts of rain    before    the    midnight    deadline.  , ■ at a number of West ( entral Texas ,,    i,«    4  the weatherman said. • Howard tounti Hu srnng had  Tayior County’s poll tax payments climbed to 9.284 Satur-da.v.  But unless a huge upsurge of mail applications flood the tax as- [ sessor-collector’s office here Sun- -day night. Taylor County will run behind most of the other major.  West Texas population centers injt^ admittance after the doors voting strength for this year’s gen-'were clo.sed. eral elections.    Midnight Deadline  Midland County, with less than For those who did not make it half of Taylor's population, had al-, to the t.ix collector s office and ready recorded 9.500 poll taxes, stdl would like to vole this year, w ith 10,500 expected.    | midnight tonight (Sunday. Jan. 31)  Tom Green Coumy <San Angelo* Ms the deadline for application by had totaled 9,100 poll taxes with i    niail    for    poll    tax    receipts,  about 5ÍX) .still unprotessed. The    Prospwctive    voter«    tan    sUU qual  tax collector's office will remain if.v hy fiJiiig out the form on Page open at San Angelo Sunday for j 6-A of this issue of The Reporter-late poll tax payers, with a total of about n.OOO exp4'Cted to be  mo:;d Petree said. Exemption cer-j News and mailing iL with $1.75, to tificates Issued so far total about | the county tax collector. They w ill  Worker Slips Atop 5th Fioor Scaffoh At Windsor Annex  Francisco Juarez. 48. of 737 North 13th St.. was treated and released from Hendrick Memori«! H<«ipital Saturday after receiving Injuries in an accident on a scaffold on the fifth floor of the Windsor Annex Building.  An attending physician reported Juarez’s injuries consisted of bruises about the chest.  Buck Chambers, job superintendent of the B. F. Horn Construction Co., said that Juarez was helping pour concrete for the ceiling of the fifih floor of the new building when he stepped through an opening on a scaffold. Juarez’s body slipped through the hole, but his arms caught on the board, thus  Cham-  be accepted if postmarked before midnight tonight.  Petree advised those who have sent mail applu'ations but have not yet received their receipts or exemption certificates that they have no cause for concern.  •‘K may b. th«.. or four d.ys4.r S^'rsaid  Cven If mall applications doj Juarez was carried to Hendrick bring the county’s voting strength I Memorial Hospital by Laughter-up another 1,000 this wtU fall far ¡North ambulance.  short of the possible number    ^     —  voters in Tajlor CouiP.^’ Two yeai-s Cool    S50    Sfoleil  ago the presidential election | nALI    A*i    Jan    30    OP—Rnrolar«  todiiy    cool    IW    hldd.n  1 rocorf ot 18.0S0 iMid poUs , „triKcr.lor tt Bud's B irbfr with exemptions pushing the total,stinii  qualified voters to about 23,000.    if’___  NEWS INDEX  A NFW, CONVENIINT SfPVICE ♦ or the Ahilen# Rep<’rtei N«>v»i subicriber». Beginning thu Sunday ond each Sun, lay thereotter, o convenient SHOP BY MAIL nrJer form will opi>ear In fh* columni of the Abilene Reporter* Newi.  Um tbli time ond effort «a\ing moll order form fo tlx.p the many iterm odvertiie I hv Abilene mer-cbonti eoch Suntfoy. You'll find thli Sunday'» SHOP - BY - MAIL form on Poge 6  .ACC clo.sed its rt*gistration at luxm Saturday with a total of 1.3.S0 students. Kenneth R.isco. n'gb;-trnr, said. At a similar time last year, the total wa.x Ll.'k'-  l.zile regUtration H ex|M*cted to swell the \CC .spring total to l.^. Di'an \V¡liter II. .Adam.s sakl, 'ine ACC spring .seniesti'r wiU open •Mimd.iy.  McMurry Ciillegc, whuh is in the midst of ,'pring sente.st»-r regis-trntiun, h.id a total of «ImhiI 535 .stiulcnts t'nixtUed .Satuiiiay, Jt** rome D. Vannoy, registrar, .said. The total lor the 19.53 spring sc-niostor wax $;t4. The total fsir the 1954 spring semester, which start  remained to In* rogisteiYvJ at McMurry, \ .iimoy said.  'rhe McMurry spring scmcstor increase rame after an increase was ohsorxcJ last fall over the prt'vious {.ill senier.ttr. iu* said.  \ annoy dcscrilied an auticlpati d .5 per cent decroase iii enrollment iu the spring semC':Ater from the fall semester as "routine”  ACC held -e\eii days ol pre ivg i tiation. from Jan 11 18 .ACC eii-rolU'd 1,118 students m the period, Ka-co said H bl readied its stud« n ceatei Krid.iy and .8aturday to handle en roUmeiit tiaiiio decrease wa-seen l«>r the spiuig -emester, coin  ed last Tue.sdav, is exjiectesi to i pared with the fall scniosiei reach .5.sn, as U)e students regi.s He- tdi'id enrullincnt in ihe fall ter. Vannoy sakl.    | semester was 1 434. eompaiv«t with  Hardin • Simmons I'nliersitv ex-1 the expected l.S5t» for spring, la*e  IHfcts to i-«glster about L3-5t) resident students Atondav and Tuesday for ths spring semester, which atari« We«tnesday. A. B, I-e#. registrar. said, ITie rsaldeiit enroU-nieist last spring was 1.178 Rtgistgttkm at McMurry was  sanl. Countidii extension coursi*» and other off - campus courses, li ,sl1* counted more than l,6tH) stiulents last fall.  The first t haiml servit-e at H-SU wUl bt held at 8:45 a m. W«dnes*{  a«y.    I  SICTION A Pol! to« blonk    ... 4  Solos clifiic    ....    8  Bey, C04ipl* miumf ,    9  SICTION •  Ahil«n« Air Force    Bom    Pof*    1  CofdoH end    mow    Scurry  hoi|Mtol    1,    2  Oisottor tcrooboek    ...    J  Book MCWi    4  Wott Tosot Pionotr ... S City Hall Boot    S  Iditorioii    ...    4  Bukm*«» Outlook    7  Amwtomontt    8,    9  SICTION C GoldoR Gio»«o tout noy    1  Club co.ondor    S  Nowcomort    ...    S  PoatiMMohly SpookiA« ,    . . 4  P-TA colondor    .....    4  Compu» clioHor    .....    t  (Mri^n Topic«    ...    11  Hollywood Boouty    12  SICTION D Sport«    1, 2. I, 4  Form B Moriots . ,    9  Churcli MOWS ....... 10  Rodio. TV logs.......... 10  recortled, 675. Wichita County 13.-321 with 23,S()4) expecteii.    IV.Ucr  tounty =.\m*rilio‘ It.894.    I'ravis  Austuil 18.157. Tarrant    For-  Worth 38.380, McLeuiian    iWaco»  29.tXH), Dallas e.xptmtcd 130.0(H) and Houston 252,000. Tyler predicted  Btg Yoar for GOP  Although theiv is mi presidenti.*i* race this year, it is ccnsidered an extromcly inifiortant e «‘ct;on yc.ir Besides goicrmu s. t'or.grcssion.il aiul I S S4*naie ra««*s .ind cuy aiul sch«x»l contesis, this i, .xn in. p«*riaii, yc.ir for Hepublic.iiu. win uiU l»o rt'quired to h4iUt a staU-wide pnmni'v llic bepubltcanN have hel I thix'C pi'imanes in I'cxa-in    wh.ii ihcy pulled 15.289  \ofes in their goieinor s race, m prill when f!o\ pulli'd 9 7(7 \c.:es in their govemn s race and in 1934 when only 1.554 roft's wete • cast  The Republicans have said they will run a lo? of candidates In the primaries this year from precinct on up.  j Tayhu- Cwuity tax deputies is sued 1364 jioU taxe.4 Saturday and I had almut I'W unprocessed mall I appiUcatkins, Tax CoJiectoi- Kay-  IV was a comparatively quiet day In the county  tax collector’s office, considering it was the last day for paying poll taxes. When thi* plc-  .VO RUSH FOR POLL T.%XKS—Saturda  ihe last day for paying poll taxes. When thi* p ture was taken at 4:30 p.m. oiiFy four person^» .-were paying for poll tax receipt*. Ta* Collector Raymond Petree s*id short line* of poll tax payer* formed only once durlni the day. (Staff Photo)   

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