Abilene Reporter News, March 11, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY, WARM Abilene _ EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 268 Associated Press (AP) TEXAS. 11. 1954 -TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 'PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY Rain Forecast But Heat Sets Five Records Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS helped by the light snow and rain y last week, the department said. A late winter heat wave contm- The had wrv ued over most of Texas Thursday comment On but a mild cool front entering the I ,just storms. It said average pre- Panhandle was expected to mod- cjpjt erate temperatures slightly. only 18 per cent 01 normal ovei The coo! front, blowing off a j the state. It ranged from zero m Colorado snowfall, was also ex-1 the Corpus Christi area pei ProbersWanl Chavez' Seat Listed Vacant WASHINGTON Republi- can majority of a Senate investi- gating committee recommended to- day that the seat held by Sen. Chavez ID-Nil) be declared va- cant because of "irregularities" in the 1952 election. The report said the election, 'in which Chavez was opposed by Re- i Pelican candidate Patrick Hurley, 7S- and Pot pected to bring 'showers to the drought-parched state. The State Water Board indicated Wednesday Texas could use any moisture available. The board said drought condi- i tions appeared more severe now j than a year ago after February I rainfall averaged less than one-fifth of normal. j Coot Front Coming The cooling front and its wel-' come showers were expected to enter Central Texas early Friday. No severe temperatures were foreseen and the weather bureau indicated the area's record-break- ing heat would continue another 24 hours at least. The weather bureau said blasts of hot, dry air off the Mexican desert caused the unseasonable and kicked up local dust from Brownsville to El Paso and Abilene. least five heat records for the date fell before the summery winds Wednesday. They were at Laredo. ,99 degrees; Del Rio 98. San Antonio 95, Dallas 93, and Wichita Falls 88. Other unusual, late winter readings for the day included Junction 96, Cotulla 98, Alice 95, Fort Worth 93, Waco 94, and Abilene 91. Dallas Holds Heat Dallas held much ot its heat into Thursday and was the hottest spot in the state just before dawn with a 68-degrce reading. Others at 4-30 a.m. included 67 at Hous- ton Fort Worth. Laredo and Brownsville; Abilene 66; Midland, Longview and College Station 63; Lufkin 65; Beaumont 64 and Junc- tion, the coolest, 52. The U.S. Agriculture Dept., in a farm-and-ranch survey, said ligh rains and snow which fell las week were "wholly inadequate' for any lasting good. The department said adequate toil moisture .was evident only, in the southeastern and northeastern corners of the state. Weeks of dry In February, USDA added tightened the grip of the drought Powder dry wheatlands were no cent north and east ol Dallas. ter (R-Mich) signed the report. The third member of the com- mittee. Sen. Hennings was preparing a minority, dissenting McCarthy Gets Jump On Reply to Stevenson Tonight's Talk 'Partial' Comeback The already-short supply of report. range and pasture feeds, the Agri- j The Barrett-Potter recommenda culture Department said, have been cut even further. Dusi, Hea! To Continue Possibility of more 90-degree eat for Abilene Thursday after- oon, along with more dust, was oiced by the weatherman at the U. S. Weather Bureau at Munici- ial Airport Thursday morning. A 91-degree temperature about ution declaring there was no CAN'T THINK OF A THING ALBUQUERQUE Wl A coed at the University of New Mexico was assigned a 300-word editorial by her journalism professor. Subject: "What's Wrong With American News- She said she couldn't think of a thing. have tions culminate a one-year invest! gation of fraud charges made by Hurley. The three-man group is a sub committee cf the Senate rules anc Administration Committee, headed by Sen. Jenner Barret and Potter gave their report t Jenner. Jenner told reporters the rule committee plans to act on it Tues day. He said Sen. Hennings had vised he would oppose the rec ommendations. of Republican mem bers in a minority report. Jenner and Barrett said a reso- :30 p.m. Wednesday enabled the veatherman to record the hottest veather here in exactly five months last Oct. 10. It was the hottest March 10 temperature in ;3 years March, 1911. Dust Wednesday afternoon drop- ped visibility to three miles. The westerly winds got a little earlier start Thursday than on Wednesday, so perhaps it will be a little more dusty here Thursday afternoon, the weatherman specu- ated. He forecast temperatures of 85 .0 90 degrees for Thursday after- noon, with a slight "cooling-off' to the' 70s expected Friday. The temperature stayed 90 de- grees or above for about three lours Wednesday afternoon, the weatherman said. Fire Kills Seven In Family oil 2 PLYMOUTH, Ind. i r e roared through a two-story frame home at nearby Hibbard early to- day and killed seven of the 12 members of a South Bend factorj worker's family. Mrs. Bessie Carmen Kovacs, 48, who was sleeping on the firsl floor, ran outside when the flames awakened her and then ran back inside to help those trapped on the enatorial election in New Mexic 1952 will be offereii to the Senat S. the Rules and Administratio Committee adopts the subcommi ee report. They said they believed Senat Approval of such a resolution by najority vote would have the im mediate, effect of unseating Chave and the New Mexico governo vould appoint a senator to serv until the next regular election. Gov. Edwin L. Mechem of Ne Mexico is a Republican and pr lumably would appoint a Repub? ;an to the seat. Such an event would make th Senate line-up 48 Republicans to 47 Democrats. Democrats now have a 4S-47 edge. Sen. Morse; Ind-Ore) is the 96th senator. Sen. Knowiand California, the Senate Republican leader, told the reporters that the rules com- mittee does send the Chavez-Hur- ey contest to the Senate floor, he will call it up for debate next week "without delay." He said he thought it would "take two days at the most" to debate the issue and bring It to a vote if it does reach the floor, but died' the second Door. She flames with them. The others who were killed were her three sons. Donald, 23; Carl 19; Frank, 38; Donald's wife, Eliz abeth, 20, and her two children by a former marriage, Michae Quackenbush, 2, and Jeanette Quackenbush, 5. Fire Chief Dave Burns said he was unable to determine the caus of the fire. WII SON MCCARTHY GET TOGETHER Secretary Charles E. Wilson, left, and SerL Joseph McGithy (R-Wis) engage in a bit of jesting while posing for pictures follow- ing their luncheon meeting at the Pentagon Wednesday.____________.______________ he declined come. to predict the out- Michigan Officers Get Fugifive Here An accused parole violator ar- rested here recently by city police was slated Thursday for a return trip to Michigan. Two officers from the Michigan State Penitentiary, Jackson, Mich., were in Abilene to return Ralph Shotwell to their state. Shotwell has signed a waiver of extradition. Officers here arrested Shotwell for Michigan. Salaries, Schools, Reds on Agenda BY KATHARYN DUFF The senator was pleased by the The Legislature will have to set-1 governor's statement In his call e down quickly to work when the that other questions ana subjects pecial eession opens Monday if it may be 'submitted -from time to er questions" can include some measure to help drought-stricken West Texas schools which are losing professional units because of drops in enrollment. Sadler had a bill to provide relief for the schools last session, but amend- ments tacked onto it caused the Virus Expert Says New Kind Of Vaccine May Last Lifetime DETROIT Albert B. Sabin, Cincinnati virus expert, to- day reported big steps toward a new kind of polio vaccine which might give lifelong protection. He announced finding "tame living polio viruses which have been used successfully in vaccine tests on monkeys. Although still alive, these vir- uses are harmless "cousins" of regular polio virus, and don't cause sickness. Because they are alive, they presumably would be- far more powerful in creating protec- tive antibodies than killed viruses, such as used in the Salk vaccine. The antibodies created by living 2 Medical Groups Hold Off Approval Of Salk Vaccine By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dallas and Harris County medi cal societies held off from approv- al of the Salk vaccine for polio treatment Thursday despite reas Durances from the medical direc tor of the National Foundation fo Infantile Paralysis. Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, the foun dation's top physician, said thr vaccine has been proved safe ii tests and all information is in th tands of state health officers. Dallas and Harris County medi cal societies said Wednesday the Jacked enough scientific informa tion to decide whether the vaccine to be administered in many cite this year is safe. Dr. Van Riper said every stai health officer has received infor malion on "minimum speeifica tions, plus all safety tests" an other scientific Information nece: sary to judge whether the yaccin In Austin, state health directo George Cox said he believed th vaccine was safe and several othe county medical societies pledge lull co-operation in the tests sche ttod upring. rus could last for years, even jrhaps a lifetime. Much more work needs to be one on this type of vaccine. Dr. abin of the University of Cincin-. ati Medical College, told the Mich- an Foundation for Medical and ealth Education. He expressed opinion there are jll some unanswered technical uestions about the vaccine de- eloped by Dr. Jonas E. SalK of ittsburgh. A main question is how effective illed viruses are in creating anti- odies, and how long such anti- odies last, he said. is how many thousands r millions of killed viruses are ceded for one vaccination. If the umber is too high, it may be mpossible to supply enough virus o vaccinate millions of children nd young adults. Dr. Sabin said. The virus for vaccines now is rown only in monkey kidney tis- ue. he explained, and there is a imit to its availability. Dr. Salk is expected to report qew findings on just such ques- ions at a meeting tonight in New Means. Dr. Sabin's prepared paper did not imply that the Salk vac- cine is not safe. He said the final answer wheth- er any vaccine actually gives pro- tection can come only from care- fully controlled experiments on lundreds of thousands of children. Such tests of the Salk vaccine are scheduled soon, with support of National Foundation for Infan- tile Paralysis. The foundation sup- ports the studies of both Salk and Sabin. The "tame" viruses appeared when huge numbers of dangerous viruses were being grown on kidney tissue. By special methods, Dr. Sabin and co-workers found that some had changed or genetically they lost their polio punch, and these strains were separated and continued. The studies must continue to learn whether there is any chance these viruses could change back again to become dangerous. Also, a search is being made to learn if nature already has created, in humans, any better strains of tame virus. fle Special handles the Govi :Allari 1 period it is called to meet. That was the reaction of two Abilene lawmakers when they re- ceived telegrams this morning from Secretary of State Howard Carney calling them to the ses- sion which will open at noon Mon- day. But, both Sen. Harley Sadler and Hep. Truett Latimer express- ed general approval of the work program Shivers outlined. Five Points The five-point program includes: 1. To ilnance and make such appropriations as the legislature may deem necessary to provide a new minimum salary schedule for school teachers. 2. To finance such appropria- tions as the legislature may deem I necessary to make to adjust state employees salaries. 3. To finance appropriations for a Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, the University of Texas Denial school at Houston, the school for the deaf at Austin, the Eastharn prison farm unit. 4. To outlaw the Communist party in Texas and make provi- sions for the enforcement of any such act. 5. To consider and act on other subjects and questions as the gov- ernor may submit from time to The senator was pleased by the attorney general to give an ad- call I verse ruling and brought on a veto A delegation visited Sadler this WASHINGTON McCar- thy nailing down the chance to make tonight the first broadcast reply to Adlai E. Stev- enson, 20t the jump on an admin- istration drive to lure the spot- light away from nir.i. The senator, still insisting he is entitled to free television and radio time over the networks which carriel Stevenson's party speech last Saturday, announced he will make a reply tonight (7 p.m. EST) on the Mutual radio network. That will be two days before the official GOP reply by Vice President Nixon. McCarthy will appear on the 15- minute show of commentator Ful- ton Lewis Jr. .McCarthy said it would be a "question and answer answer" affair. He said it would touch on criticism of him by both Stevenson, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1952, and by Sen. Flanders "NBC and CBS, which carried Stevenson's speech from Miami. Fla., have granted free time to the Republican National Committee for reply. The committee, which beat McCarthy to'the draw in requesting it. chose Nixon as the GOP speaker. Regarded as Fair President Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday he re- iarded the networks' decision aj a fair arrangement. He said he icartilv concurred in selection of Nixon." High GOP sources earlier had said the President hand picked Nixon. Eisenhower also said, in corn- will not be continued on the floor." Asked to comment on Eisen- hower's handling of the McCar- thy furor, Knowiand said: is no power in the presidency under which a President can purge a senator. The President under- stands that. In past administra- tions that was tried without not- able success." Ferguson said he regards the communism-in-government issue, which McCarthy has stressed, as "largely a problem of the and he added: "Unlike the Democrats who had a vested interest in retaining sus- pected employes because it would be embarrassing to fire them after so long a time, the men in government now have no political reason not to clean them out and they are doing that." time. At Least 30 Days "It'll be a good, hard month's said i.atimer. "But, we can do it in a month, if everybody will settle down to work.'! Sadler predicted that the whole thing will hinge on "how soon we can find the money." He estimated that the Legislature will have to raise million tax money to provide for the raises for teachers and state employes and finance the construction at Southwestern Medical, the dental school, the School for the Deaf and the prison farm. Woman's Alert ness Brings Man's Arres! Alertness and quick action of an Abilene woman Wednesday aft- ernoon led to the conviction Thurs- day morning in City Court of a Negro youth for theft of a change purse from her automobile. The 17-year-old Abilenian was fined Mrs. M. TV. Harper, 2858 South Fifth St., notified police at p. m. Wednesday that a young Ne- gro man had just got off a bus near Fair Park and prowled her car, taking her change purse. She was able to give police an accurate description of the youth, olotnitig he wore and the direction he departed. A few minutes later Policemen Spann and Davis found the sus- pect and arrested him. The purse was returned to Mrs. Harper. Police said the purse contained cents in money, a key and a tube of medicine for chapped lips. McGee was fined on a charge of theft under Abilene Doctors Okay Polio Vaccine THE WEATHER The use of Salk vaccine tests for polio in Taylor County is fav- ored by the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society. Dr. C. E. Adams, Abilene, has announced. Dr. Adams, who is in charge of public relations for the society, gave the society's viewpoint after the Dallas County Medical Society on Tuesday refused to give ap- proval to similar tests in Dallas County. Dallas and Taylor Counties have bean named as two of the 10 test- ing areas for the vaccine in Tex- as by George W. Cox, state health officer. The tests in Taylor County are to start April 5, Cox announced in Austin, the Associated Press re- ported March 6. Dr. F. E. Sadler, director of the City-County Health Unit here, said Wednesday he has not re- ceived a communication from state health officers concerning the proposed testing here. Dr. Adams, who learned of the proposed tests here through the press, said he understood the Dal- las society had balked at approv- ing the tests because the society did not have sufficient information to decision. U S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND and varm Thursday with strong westerly winds and some dust Thursday afternoon: partly cloudy and cooler Thursday night and Fri- day: high Thursday 85-90: low Thursday nlKht 45-50; hiKh Friday'in 70s. NORTH TEXAS: Partly cloudy. and windy, hot this afternoon. Cooler tonight and Friday. EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, hot this afternoon. Scattered thundershowcrs late tonight or early Friday. Cooler !l> interior Friday. Fresh to strong southerly winds on the coast, shifting to northwesterly Friday. WEST TEXAS: Considerable cloudiness and windy, warm this afternoon. Widely scattered showers in Panhandle tonight. Cooler tonight and Friday. Much cooler In Panhandle Friday. Lowest 33-42 in Panhandle tonight. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: parti? cloudy, hot this afternoon, widely scatter- ed thunderstorms near the coast to- night or early Friday. Turning cooler In interior Friday. Fresh to strong southerly winds on the coast, shining to northwest- Ex-Abi'ene Student Named Radio Queen Mrs. Mary Hartley, former stu dent in Abilene, won numerous gifts Thursday morning when she ap- peared on a national tape-recordei radio program, "Queen for a broadcast in Abilene by KTVKC. The gifts included a wardrobe washing machine and many othe items of use to a housewife. In eluded was a vacation to an inn i Phoenix. Ariz., with travel by air During the program, Mrs. Bar ley attracted the attention of Ab lene listeners by mentioning tha she had attended school here. He present home is in California, sh said. erly Friday. TEMPERATURES Thurs. A.M. TO 69 67 M G5 M 67 7S II -TS Bunrlle to- n. 57.67. Sunset last night P.m day a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 17.6 Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum temperature for the 24 "sHnimum'tempera'ture lor tha M boon ttdMI U. CM a.m.: READERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WANT AD! daily readers of Reporter-News give you quick, profitable results on your Wont Ad! These results ore yours for as little as 41c per day on our weekly rate. YO'J don'f have to guess about Want Ad results! Approximately 20.000 persons aro using Want Ads to advan- tage each month. Don't keep your want a secret. Dial 2-7841 and place your Wont Ad now! Weekday word od closing time is 4 P. M. Sunday word ods must received by Soturday. Sunday space ads must be received by noon Fri- day. orning from Dickens County ask ng -his help in providing som inergency legislation to aid rura nd small-town schools in. th rought area. Sadler said h consult with the governor i n effort to get him to include thi i the Legislature's wor rogram. The Legislature, in a special ses- on, can consider only matters hich it is officially called to stu- A special session lasts only 30 ays, but a second special session be called if the Governor be- eves it necessary. The call did not go into specific etails as to what the governor ould recommend the legislature o about raising money, or how evere it should make penalties nder any tightened Communist ontrol law it might pass. The governor has promised to utline his fiscal recommendations news conference tomorrow fternoon. He has been holding a eries of meetings with business .en, teachers, and legislators this veek. The major task facing the law- makers is finding sources of rev- nue for increased appropriations. Beer and natural gas taxes have .Iready been proposed and several egislators are ready to introduce revenue measures earlj' in the ses- ;ion. menting on Flanders' Senate criti- cism ot McCarthy, that there is danger in., "rnagnilying certain ItemsTot procedure' and right personal aggrandizement to the point where we are endanger ing the program of action tha all the leadership is agreed up on The White House granted per- mission to quote the President directly. News conference remarks normally may not be so quoted. Sen. Ferguson of Michigan, chairman of the Senate GOP Pol- icy Committee, said in an inter- view today he interpreted the words as indicating concern that his legislative pro- gram might be lost sight of'in wrangling over McCarthy and his controversial investigations. Ferguson said that without dis- paraging McCarthy's activities, he and other leaders feel the Eisen- hower program will be the "big issue" of this year's campaign for control of Congress. "The leadership is trying to keep the big issues before the people, the issues that affect their welfare and Ferguson said. Similarly, Sen. Knowiand of California, the GOP floor leader, said last night he fears that con- tinued controversy over McCarthy within the party "would be dan- Senate Okay Appears Near For Tax Cuts WASHINGTON (ft A bill to slash about 25 federal excise taxes by 912 million dollars has won overwhelming House passage and today appeared likely to get swift Senate approval too. The "House speeded the measure to the Senate yesterday by a 411-3 gerous gram. to our legislative He added, in an pro- NBC radio interview, that "I would cer- tainly hope this running discussion Due Friday At School Parley vote despite opposition from the Eisenhower administration, The cuts, representing the tirst jnalbr downward revision the excises or sales taxes in-20- would add almost a billion dollars to a deficit already forecast by the President -at, for the year stariiug July i. The bill also Includes something the administration wants and bad figured into its budget for fiscal 1955 extensions of some steeper excises voted after the Korean War began. The Treasury would lose another in revenue if these were to expire April 1 as scheduled. Sen. George senior Dem- ocrat on the tax-writing Finance Committee, said in an interview he expects the Senate to pass the House bill with little or no change. Several Republicans on the com- mittee said they would go along with the excise reductions. Chairman MiUlkin (R-Colo) the Finance Committee declined to disclose his position. But he said he would call his group together promptly, perhaps tomorrow, to start work on the bill, against the approaching expiration date. There were indications today that fthe administration, which had hoped at least to scale down the excise reductions in the Senate, might instead wind up trying to head off further George said in the interview that he would, not try to attach to the excise bill his proposal for a dras- tic cut in personal income taxes by raising exemptions of each tax- payer and his dependent. The largest convention in Abi-l lene in six years is scheduled to open here Friday morning. The gathering will consist ot members of Oilbeit District 7 of the Texas State Teachers Assocla- tion attending their 13th annual convention. About persons are expected. Dr. Charles Romine, Abilene, district president, said. A number of the delegates have made reservations at Abilene ho- tels and will begin arriving in town Thursday evening, Romine said They will remain here Friday and Saturday to attend the twoJay series of activities, be said. The first general session of ttie convention is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the auditorium of Abi- lene High School, where an invo- cation by Dr. Elmer D. Landreth, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, will open activities. Not since 1948 has a convention approaching the size of the Oil- belt meeting convened here, Cecil Warren, chairman of the conven- tions committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce-, said. On that occasion, about sports people and persons related to sports met here in a week-Ions convention to attend the annual coaching school of the Texas High School Coaches Association, War- ren said. Some non-convention gathering! since 1948 here have or exceeded the size of the Oilbel meeting. Warren said. A feature of the first-day Oilbel general session will be an addres by Dr. William R. Boss, presiden of the Colorado State College o Education, Greeley, wh will talk on "My Defense of Gen- eral Education." Following the invocation, the ledge of allegiance will be led y Tom F. Webb, Abilene, mem- jer of the American Legion Amer- canisra Committee of Parramore 'ost No. 57 here. Music will be furnished by tile Abilene High School Eagle Band, iirected' by Robert Fielder. A. E. Veils, superintendent of public schools here, will welcome the lelegates. The appearance of Dr. Ross Is being jointly sponsored by the Oilbelt district and the Hogg Foun- dation for Mental Hygiene of the University of Texas, Austin. Earlier Friday a Delta Kappa Gamma breakfast will be held at a.m. Luncheons are sched- uled for noon. Sectional meetings, to be held at 2 p.m., will be fol- owed by an elementary level meeting at 3 p.m., dinner meet- ings at p.m. and a reception, which will be held after the sec- ond general session at p.m. Dr. Charles Romine, president of the Oilbelt district and princi- pal Abilene High School, will preside at the first general ses- sion Friday. Presiding at the p.m. general session Friday will be Mrs. Bedford Furr, Wichita Falls, vice president the Oil- belt district Invocation for the Friday, eve- ning session wUl be given by Grace Morrow, senior at AHS. "A Song for Miss Sally" will be presented by the AHS drama department under the direction of Ernest Sub- lett. Dr. Kenneth Wells, president o! the Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., will speak on "Your Challenge and Mine Atomic It" BLAMES HUB3Y Judith Spreckels. 22. well-kiiflwa South- ern California horsewoman who married sugar heir Adolph Spreckels Jr. six weeks ago. shows newsmen the arm which she says Spreckels broke last Thursday "without provocation." He filed suit for divorce Monday. Spreckels' attorney said Spreck- els denies breaking her Tbe picture was taken Wednesday In Btvtrty Bills, Caiii. ;