Abilene Reporter News, September 14, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 14, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 90 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPT. 14, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY LIBERAL CHALLENGE VETOED Conservatives Bock More To Pack Executive Panel MINERAL WELLS State Democratic Convention today ap- parently shouted down the liberals' first challenge of Gov. Allan Shiv- ers' power. Then Chairman J. M. Patterson Jr. granted an uproari- ous demand for a roll call. The liberals forced the -conven- tion's first test of strength Shivers' plan to hand pick a 100 per cent conservative State Demo1 ciaiJc Executive Cuiyimiiiee. They offered the state conven- tion a rule directing the Nominat- ing Committee to submit no Exec- utive Committee members' names to the convention except those named by district caucuses. Shiv- ers had said he wanted the con- vention to elect the district caucus nominees except when such nom- inees were unfriendly to him. The roll call vote came on a motion to table the liberal amend- ment to the convention rules. This motion was offered by Tom Sealy, Midland, a close friends of Shivers, who said the liberals' request was unprecedented in Texas Democrat- ic party denied. history and should be J. Edwin Smith, Itader of the big liberal Harris County delega- tion, had offered the motion chang- ing rules suggested by the Shivers- dominated State Executive Com- mittee. He said following thi dis- trict caucus nomination was. the only democratic way to pick a State Executive Committee. The first discordant note came soon'.- after the convention howled as keynoter Galloway Calhoun of Tyler roared out against Commu- nists, evil influences in organized labor, the CIO. labor bosses and "impractical liberals." Calhoun called on Texas Demo- crats to unite behind Shivers to smash national party control by "eastern labor bosses." Calhoun said Texas Democrats should get together and forget their petty differences. The con- vention came cheering to its feet as Calhoun finished but the big liberal Harris County and some other liberal delegations kept their seats. The Democrats went into session at a.m. to give Shivers a new endorsement of his campaign to restore the power of southern ACC Asks Dorm Bids Abilene Christian College plans to open bids in October for con- struction of two new dormitories for women and one for men. The structures were made pos- sible by a federal loan, approved Monday. ACC plans to have the two new dormitories ready for use by the opening of the 1955 fall semester. The new dormitories and the proposed Bible Building all will have refrigerated air conditioning, Morris .said. President Don H. Morris hailed approval of the loan as a "highly in the rapid growth of the college. He said the new buildings' will alleviate the housing space prob- lem. However, they will make it "necessary to speed up construc- tion of classroom units, a library, auditorium and a fieM he said. Also, Morris said, the school nill have to build up its endow- ment program to keep in step with the physical progress. The federal loan will be used to build a dormitory for 312 men at a cost of and one for 210 women at ACC received' official notice Monday that the loan had been ap- proved. The word came in a let- ter from W. H. Sindt, regional representative of Uie Housing and Home Finance Agency in Fort Worth. Approval had been made in Washington, D. ;C., by Sindt's agency. -7 Location for the proposed men's dormitory is just north of Mabee Dormitory, The new dormitory for women will be Just east of McDonald Ball. Both sites are subject to final approval by the Board of Trus- tees. President Morris said the cpn- tract between the federal agency and ACC is expected to be signec next ,-Monday at a trustees' meet- ing. Also attending will be govern- ment men and representatives of Wilson i Patterson Associates, Fort Worth architects and engi- neers. The firm will present final See ACC, Ff. 7-A, conservatives in the national par- ty. Calhoun said if Texas and the South are to have their rightful place in the party, "we must re- move from control eastern labor bosses, bureaucrats and impracti- cal liberals." The conventipn howled when Calhoun said that some of Shivers' opposition in his race with Ralph Yarborpugh came from those who vanted to "punish" the Texas gov- ernor for fighting Adlai Stevenson in 1952- Communists from "without the state" wanted to beat Shivers for his efforts to pass tougher Red control bills, Calhoun said. Calhoun had to shout sometimes through a roar of cheers and some 'aint boos, but the cheers almost drowned the boos. Calhoun hit hard at what he called "evil influences" in organ- zed labor, mentioning specifically the CIO. He said Shivers was a riend of labor and sought only o protect it from "evil outside influences." Shivers was riding high, wide and handsome with control all but assured as delegates packed like sardines into the city auditorium. The opposition liberal bloc, hope- essly outnumbered, had no plans 'or.a walk-out or a rump conven- tion. They were expected to make a fight over the seating of one of their delegations that was de- nied the floor by pre-coavention committee action. Shivers' leaders, whooping it up 'or. harmony, had promised iberat faction some concessions in return for a pledge of no hothead- ed bolting. British Plan for New EDC Gets Italian OK TRUCKER PRAISED Pompa Bus Driver Cleared of Charge The only traffic ticket police is- sued in the Monday night colli- sion of a'Pampa baseball club bus and two other vehicles was dis- missed in City court Tuesday morning. I. B. Palmer, driver of the baseball bus, had received a tic- ket for defective brakes. After hearing testimony. Judge A. K. Doss dismissed the charge: He praised Palmer and .the driv- er of a Braswell Motor Freight Lines van for good driving under the circumstances. Four baseball players were injured about 11 p. m. Mon- day, when their bus was in col- lision at South First St. and Sayles Blvd., with a passenger car and the huge truck. Brakes on the baseball bus fail- ed just before the crash. Palmer testified that he applied the bus brakes at South Seventh they They went out suddenly several blocks farther north on Sayles. He blew the bus horn loudly to warn other drivers. Palmer -said be has driv- .en for the team ever since going to Pampa. Palmer praised Dan MasdiKi of Dallas, driver of the Braswell truck, crediting him with prevent- ing a much more serious ac- cident. Palmer said Masdon. hear- ing the horn of the bus blowing, realized the baseball vehicle was in distress. He said Masdon was practically stopped before the bus and the passenger car were in collision. The truck was going west on South First St., the passenger car, driven by A. D. Coats, 2443 South Fifth, was going east on South first, and the baseball bus north I on Sayles when the three-vehicle crash occurred. There being no way.to stop the bus, ft went through a red light at .the inter- section, occupants said. St. and Sayles Blvd., and worked fine at that time. 'SURVEY1 CALLER A FAKER; HANG UP, OR DIAL POLICE The Reporter-News is not conducting a survey of any kind. Within the past week the newspaper has Md com- plaints from several wo.rnen who said that a man tele- phoned, represented himself as conducting a survey for The Reporter-News, and aslced improper ques- tions. The newspaper does not know who is making the offensive telephone calls. The police department asks that anyone receiving such calls contact Detective George Sutton, phone 4-5251. The Reporter-News suggests that anyone receiving a call from a person representing himself as conducting a newspaper survey hang up. Eden Will Move To France Next ROME Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Italian Foreign Minister Attilio Piccioni reached "full agreement" on the European defense situation in a three- hour conference today, a spokesman said. They discussed the new British plan for extending the five-nation Brussels alliance to include West Germany and Italy. This is the substitute Prime Minister Churchill's gov- ernment is proposing for the now dead European Defense Community. It would allow West Germany to rearm within the North Atlantic alliance. v Similar agreement to Eden's proposals had been re- jorted after his earlier visits to the West German capital jf Bonn and the Belgian capital, Brussels. So successful were the talks this morning that the pokesman said there would be no further conversations. Eden will pay a call on Premier Mario Scelba, but this is purely a courtesy call, he said. Eden will leave tomorrow norning. Two days of con- erences in Paris are on his SENATOR SMITH smile Democrat Captures Maine Governorship PORTLAND, Maine Dem- ocrat is. of rock- ribbed Republican the first of his party .to win any major office here in 20 years- Edmund S. Muskie, 39-year-old Democratic national committee- man, defeated Gov. Burton M. Cross, 51, in yesterday's first state election of 1954. In modern times, no other GOP governor has ever.been denied i second term.- llie OOP sent Margaret Chase Smith back to the Senate for a second term and kept its three representatives in their seats. Their margins were far from the "greater than ever" majorities asked by Vice President Nixon to "set a standard for the rest of the country in November." Muskie, an attorney, in his first try for state office, polled almost 55 per cent of more than votes. That's about what the late Gov, Louis J. Brann (D) did in winning a second term in 1934.. Brann was governor from 1933 1937, during which time Repub- ans sat in the U.S. Senate. But ere were two Maine Democrats the House during Brann's first erm and one in his second. Yesterday, in 601 of the statels 626 precincts, the state-wide voting as: For Maskie and Cross For Mrs. and Paul A. Smith Colby College history professor, The congressional results; In 154 of the 1st District's 156 recincts. Rep. Robert Hale queezed by James C. Oliver, 34 to Rep. Charles P. Nelson beat homas E. Delahanty to 09 in 204 of the 2nd District's 209 recincts. And in the 3rd District, Rep. lifford G. Melntire won re-elec- on over Kenneth B. CoTbath :0 to in 241 of 261 precincts Communications in some of the precincts were knockec lit by hurricane Edna last week- nd. men. Below is that of the planned dormitory for women. The draw- Ings are by Wilson, Patteraon architects tnd engineers, Fort Worth. THE WEATHER ABILENE AND aad not muck cbange in temperature and Wednesday. High temperature and Wednesday, Dear degrees 65-TO degrees. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS dear to srtly cloudy through Wednesday, with isolated thnndershowers Wednesday alter toon, WEST TEXAS Clear to partly dood} trough Wednesday with'isolated thunder. snovers. TEOTEIUTCULS Von. P-V. Tuts. A.X. 90 TO 92 69 93 K S3 f! 92 90 ET 72 79 77 75 SI 72 S3 71 88 71 90 Barometer reading at pjn. Sal. Relative hnmidittr at p.m. 34 High and low temperature for 24 hoori ended at ajn. 93 and 65 degrees. schedule. Official sources disclosed last ight the new scheme to rearm West Germany and associate her with the North Atlantic Treaty Or- anization. The 1948 Brussels runner of NATO-binds together iritain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Linembourg With-, _ the Tramework of the broader 4-nation organization. The five iruEsels members are pledged to the military, political, economic and social cooperation for a .SB- ear period. Assuxd Smtffti The infonnants said British For- eign Secretary Anthony Eden- presenting the new plan on his swing through the key West Euro- pean has beef; assured informally of support bj Belgium, the Netherlands, Luiem- and West Germany. He flew last night from the West German capital at Bonn to Rome, where political observers pre- dicted he would receive whole- learted support His next stop Paris. In his" whirlwind tour, Eden hopes to lay the groundwork for conference in London to work out. the new West European de- 'ense arrangement before the end of the year. At the conference, the British hope to have the six signers of the rejected European Defena Community pact Wes Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg along with the United States, Cana da and Britain. Has Better Chuce London officials said the new plan has a better chance of win ning French approval than EDC because: 1. The ties would be looser than under the old unified army plan The Brussels treaty binds each member to go automatically to th aid of its partners in case of ai attack, but each country is allowed its own national army. 1. Additional safeguards pro posed by Britain would keep a lie on German rearmament. NAT would be empowered to set a cei1 ing on the size of national armies and inspect their forces. A Euro- pean or Atlantic arms pool woul be formed, with an internationa board of commissioners limitin production and carrying out in spections. DAUGHTER POLIO PATIENT Rites Pend For Shock Victim Funeral for Jack Snow, 31 who was electrocuted at 1 p.m. Mon- day, is pending and will be an- nounced by Elliot's Funeral Home. Snow, father of three children, was killed while he was guiding a power line over a house which was being along the 2600 block of Old Anson Road. It was his second day on the job for Odis Haiiey, hauling con- tractor of mo Victoria St Mr. Snow's oldest child. Jacque- line Maye, 7, polio victim, had just been dismissed five days ago Keuurick Mchiuiitu Mrs. Snow was released from the hospital about two weeks ago. The family lives in a trailer house at 1934 Ambler Ave- L. C. Winters, city policeman, said that Snow was killed when be lifted a power line off the. roof- top with his gloved hand. Tin poww line carried at least voJU, Winters said. Snow knocked' dowa by the impact and pinned between the roof and He could not be released until city electrician severed the po- wer cable. Winters said. He was taken to Hendrtck an given artificial respiration until p.m. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McWiHiam 2662 Old Anson Road, were stand ing in front of their house watc ing the movers when Snow was killed. McWilliams said they heard loud crackling noise when Snow picked up the power line. fas s native of R He had moved Hare Hare To Plan City Park Program Abilene's city park de- elopment program will be.jdan- ed by Hare t Hare, Kansas City sperts. Approval of that firm's proposal was voted Tuesday morning by the city's Park and Public Re- reation Board. The City Commission approved the terms informally last week. Bonds m the amount of were voted by Abilenians this sum- mer to finance a widespread park mprovement program. It was agreed at that time between the ark board and the commission that before anyrmoney was (pent firm of experts would make the dans, Both city panels have expressed wish for the planning phase to get under way as quickly as pos- ible. Before any bond proceeds are pent, the two official groups -will review Hare k Hare's plans and approve an over all program. The money will go for perma- nent improvements. Under the planning contract, Hare Hare will receive a fee of per year to cover the time of their members. They also are to be paid an allowance of about to per year for expenses. The" conract is for three 'ears' services. The Kansas City firm will study all of Abilene's city park proper- ty. It will make recommendations as to which additional lands should be acquired and which pre- sent plots should be abandoned. Hare i Hare agree to make pre- liminary studies, general plans and working drawings such as grading, dimension ami planting plans for at least Fair Park. Cobb Park, Will Hair Park and the Negro park. Their service will include sketches for park structures, but not architectural working draw- ings. It won't include plans for underground or overhead utilities. The firm of will available, throughout the years of the contract for consul- tation on Abilsne park problem! as they arise. A joint meeting of the park board and the commission is slated at pjn. Thursday. The pur- pose is to discuss the park opera- tions budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The board has asked the commissioners for a budget, compared to the budgeted for the year just ending. to O.IUW nels County. Abilene from California last April. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by two sons, Arthur Wayne. 3, and Luther Eugene, i- his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Snow of Route 1 Abilene; a (as- ter, Mrs. Evelyn Bain of Hastord, Calif.: three brothers. Jama, T. L. Snow, and Habert all