Abilene Reporter News, September 15, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 15, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas 2- PARTLY CLOUDY EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXX1V, NO. 91 Associated Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPT. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc WHERE YOU BEEN ALL lonesome Lassie planted a big kiss on the face of her boy second grader John Francis Neagle of Long Beach, Calif., when the youngster returned home after his first day of school. Cleburne Minister to Speak At ACC's Opening Tomorrow Reuel Lemmons, minister of the Central Church of Christ at Cle- bume, will give the formal open- ing address at the opening pro- gram of the 49th annual session at Abilene Christian College. The program will be held at V a.m. Thursday in SeweU Auditor- ium. Dr. Leonard Burford, head of music department, will lead audience in singing "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name." a hymn- that has been sung at every formal opening of the college. James F. Cox, former dean and president, and now professor eme- ritus of Bible, will read Paul's speech on Mars' Hill, Acts 17: 22-31. This is a traditional reading he inaugurated when he became pres- ident in 1932 and which he has personally read at every opening since 1940. E. R. Harper, minister of the Highland Church of Christ, will lead the prayer, which will be fol- lowed by a "hymn to be selected. Greetings from Churches of THE WEATHER F DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER AND VICINITY Partly cloudy with not much change in tempera- tare. Maximum temperature today and tomorrow 95 degrees; low tonight 75 de- NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS Clear to parUy cloudy this afternoon, to- night and Thursday with only a few iso- lated afternoon and evening thnndershow- ers. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy with widely scatter- ed thundershowers. TEMPERATURES Tues. P.M. Wed. A.M. S3 S3 77 S3 76 93 TS 93 76 01 75 J7 77 SO SI 83 80 85 75 78 91 Barometer reading at p.m. 28-17. Relative humidity at p.m. High, and tow temperature for 24 houri ended K S3 and 74 decrees. Christ in Abilene will be extended v George Bailey, minister of the College Church of Christ. Dick (Fuzzy) Lunsford.. student body president, will give the welcome from the Students' Association. The school song, "O Dear Chris- tian will be suuf. Greetings from Abilene will be given by George L. Minter, Jr., president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. President Don H. Morris will introduce visitors and guests. Announcements will follow Dr.- Walter H. Adams, dean. by The assembly will be concluded with singing of "The Star Span- gled Banner." The school expects to have near- ly persons attending the opening program. No Leads Yet On Bank Robbery ALBUQUERQUE tfV-New Mexi- co peace officers and the FBI searched for leads today in the Albuquerque bank robbery by i pudgy bandit. "Polite and calm throughout the 15-minute midafternoon affair yes- terday, the bandit told employes of the Five Points Branch of the Bank of New Mexico as he forced them to lie on the floor: "I'm sorry I had to do this. Something led me to it. Thank you for the money." The 5-foot-S in Army with bully sack of bills ranging from one to a hundred dollars each. He was armed with a .45 calibre pistol. Law enforcement officials said they had little to go on in their search. DEMOCRATS UNITE Cleorcut Mandate Given to Shivers MINERAL WELLS Democrats have given Gov. Allan Shivers a clearcut mandate to carry out his cam- paign promises on segregation in the schools, stricter la- bor laws, national political strategy and a dozen other issues vital to the state. Shivers won overwhelming approval from the con- vention's, dominantly conservative three-to-pne majority. The liberal minority, sometimes angrily shouting its frustration, went down to defeat but it too answered Shivers' plea for unity by not taking a walk into a rump session. The liberals, whipped at the and in the convention, thus ,vorkcd themselves into s position where they could say to Shivers: We were outvoted, we disagreed all the way, but we stuck to the Democratic Party." One of their principal points of attack on Shivers has been that he did not stay with the party when he supported Dwight D. Ei- senhower in 1932. Shivers has re- plied that he had to dff it as a matter of. principle over mere partly loyalty. Shivers Approval Shouted Most of the delegates shouted approval and assent when the gov- ernor asked them to unite in a battle during the next two years to give Texas a greater say in National Democratic Party affairs. On the touchy school segregation question, the convention asked the legislature to "study and follow; -he recommendations" of Gov- Shivers. During his campaign for reelection, the governor spoke put emphatically against mixed Negro and white schools and pledged himself to fight efforts to rub out color lines following the U.S. Su- preme Court decision. "We urge that every legal means be used to continue our public schools as -they are today on the separate-but-equal basis set out in the Texas the plat- form declared. "Negro schools must be brought up to the same standards as white schools so that true educational opportunity will prevail." platform "viewed with any attempt to substitute The alarm" federal for local and state control of the schools. New Labor Laws The labor legislation resolution urged the legislature to consider a bill prohibiting a strike unless the majority of employes of a firm should approve it in a poll taken by the State Labor Commissioner, and unless picket lines are con- stituted and recruited only from workers of the affected employer. The platform commended the governor and Atty. Gen. John Ben Shcpperd for. "prompt and effec- tive" measures taken against com- munist-dominated- unions attempt- ing to gain a foothold in Texas. It listed water and soil conser- vation as the most urgent problem facing Texans and recommended a long-range program be given priority in the next two years. In naming the new state execu- tive committee to help Shivers carry oat his program, the-con- vention followed his wishes in giv- ing him a 100 per cent friendly group. The convention's big test of strength came on efforts of the liberals to provide for representa- tion on the committee. 'Conciliator' Honored John C. Calhoun of Corsicana was permanent chairman of the convention, and George W. Sandlin of Austin was re-named chairman of the executive'committee. Mrs. Hall C. Peck of Midland was re- elected vice chairman, and E. Wheat of Woodrille, secretary. The convention also nominated district judges for courts created after the Democratic Primary was held in July. 3 States Ask Part in Talks About Schools WASHINGTON W-Three South- ern states told the Supreme Court oday they want to take an active lart in arguments on how to carrj >u its decision barring segrega- ion in public schools. The states, each of which has eparate schools for whites and Negroes, are Florida, North Car- olina aiid Oklahoma, Three Tennes- ee and court clerk Harold B. Willey they wish o file briefs as "friends of the Willey said ie had yet to earn whether their attorneys gen- ral plan to participate in the learing. The high court declared last May 7 that segregation has no place in public schools. But it withheld a mandate putting the decree into 'ffect pending arguments on meth- ods and timetables for carrying t integration. The court set today as the dead- ine for interested parties to report if they desire to appear in the new arguments. More could reg- ister before the day is over. Schools already have opened in most areas, and segregation has continued in many parts of the South. The six notices received so far are routine forms, giving no indi- cation of the stands the states w" ake when their briefs are filed. Attorneys'for Viifinia, -Kansas, Delaware, South Carolina and the District of places directly involved hi the May 17 entitled to argue the >rocedures without giving notice ;oday. Attorneys for other states may file briefs as "friends of the court" during the fall, even though they do not declare before the deadline hat they wish to participate in he oral arguments. The court is expected to an- nounce early next month when it wiU hold the new. hearing. Sen. Upton Ousted in GOP Voting; Others Fare Better By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican Sen. Robert W. Up- ton of New Hampshire was the most notable casualty yesterday as primary warmups in nine stales produced party candidates for Uie November elections. Otherwise, congressional incum- bents weathered this preliminary the biggest batch of primaries this year. Voters in New Hampshire. New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Colorado. Utah, Min- nesota and Washington picked nominees for five Senate and 92 House scats, for six governorships a host of other state and local offices. The vote was reported light in several states. The selection of candidates lor tho Nov. 2 balloting will be com- pleted later this month with n nrimary in Rhode Island and con- Irentions in New York State. Upton, 70, wus defeated by vet' U.S. Rep. Norrls Cotton, H in athrcc-wny race for the GOP nomination to serve the last twr of the Into Sen. Charles W term. Running attorney who four years ago came close to unseating Tobey in the primary. In. recent years, tepublican nomination has meant election in New Hampshire. Upton, who has been serving un- ler appointment since Tobey's death last year, was tho second J.S. senator to suffer defeat in a primary test this year. The other vas Sen. Alton Lennon (D-NC) Six House incumbents also have won beaten in bids for renomina- ion. In another contest Uiat drew na- tional attention, former Democrat- ic Rep. John A. Carroll, 53, won lis party's nomination for the Sen- ate from Colorado. He downed Mayor Quigg Newton of Denver. Carroll formerly was an adviser to President Truman, He will face U Gov. Gordon AHott, who was unopposed for the GOP Senate nomination. Sen. C. Johnson now holds the seat for which Carroll and Al- lott will vie. Johnson chose to run instead for governor of Colorado and he was unopposed in UM Dem ocratk Johwoa't rent Nov. will be State Sen. G. Brotzman, the only can- didate in the GOP gubernatorial irimary. Other highlights of yesterday's primaries: Wisconsin Fred H. Zimmsr- nan, 74-year-old foe of Sen. Mc- 'arthy, built up a commanding ead in his try for Republican re- nomination as secretary of state. With only a few of the state's precincts still out, Zimmerman iad votes to for Miss Joyce M. Larkin, a former weekly newspaper publisher who ran with :hc endorsement of the state GOP organization. Zimmerman has had 10 terms as secretary of stale. veteran mcm- be- of the Bay State Legislature Robert F. Murphy, won the Demo- cratic nomination for governor in his lint try at stetewide office Supported by State Democratic Convention, Murphy decisively de- featwl Francis E. Kelly, a Boston lawyer who has served lii'uten ant "governor and attorney general Murphy will fiwe Republican Gov Christian A. Herter, who WM un opposed for noomluUoo. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES EASIER LIVING Reciol ten- sions ore easing in Detroit, of race riots. Page 3-A. SHORT SCHOOLING Some 600 elementary students in Abilene ore on o half-day schedule. Page 1-B. PLAY TONIGHT Abilene and the Pampa Oilers are back at the play-offs, Page 4-B. "GREEN YEARS" The "Green "green" that is begin at 65. Page 1-B. Will Visit Europe on EDC PRAISED BY IKE Segregation Barriers Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Racial integration in public schools moved ahead peacefully in a city in "confederate" Arkansas Tuesday but segregation barriers went up again in a county in borderline West Virginia where striking students and protesting >arents quickly overawed a school ward. Fayetteviile, Ark., became the 5rst sizable city in the old South ;o send whites and Negroes into he same classes and there were no incidents reported as six Ne- girls and a boy movsd into he sophomore and junior classes in high school. Fayetteviile was following the example set by little Charleston, Ark., which integrated 11 Negroes into its school system Aug. and did it so quietly that outside newspapers didn't learn of it Until Monday, "Things sewn to be work- ing out fine." H. M. Orsburn, president of the Charleston School Board, observed Tuesday. But in West Virginia's Gjecn- brier Counly the barriers were up in after a fiveKiay trial of in- tegration undertaken by the local school board on advice of the state school superintendent, W. W, Trent. At White Sulphur Springs, where white pupils struck and picketed yesterday, thret of J5 Negroes took their books and belongings awa) from the school after tht boart yielded to students and pro- testing parents and mtindtd tot integration DADDY GOES TO N. T ucker, freshman student at Hardin-Sim- mons University, looks a bit bewildered after registering for classes and drawing books at H-SU Wednesday. But he seems to have plenty of help from Mary, 114, left, and Evah Jean, 3, two of his four children. Tuck er'is a ministerial student from Cloyis, N.M. Besides carrying 12 hours of college work, he also holds down the job of nightwatchman at babysits while his wife works. Scientist Resigns Atomic Commission D, Smyth resigned from the Atomic Snergy Commission today and de- clared the United States stockpile of hydrogen and atomic bombs as- sures free world retaliation of "overwhelming power" against any enemy attack. President Eisenhower "very re- uctantly" accepted the resignation of Smyth, who cast the only dis- senting vote last June when the commission refused to 'lilt Dr. J. Sobert Oppenheimer's suspension :rom access to secret atomic data. The summer White House an- nounced Eisenhower is naming Willard Frank Libby, '45-year-old University of Chicago atomic sci- entist, to succeed Smyth on the AEC-effective Sept. 30. In resigning, Smyth wrote Eisen- hower: Hope They're Deterrent "J hope atomic weapons will con- inue to act as deterrents to war. Jut if attack should come, the stockpile we have prepared would assure this country and the free world the capacity to answer with overwhelming power." Smyth, 56, the only current mem- ber of the five-man AEC with a scientific background, has served since President Truman appointed lim May 31, 1949, to a term ex- piring June SO, 1956. He plans to return to Princeton University, where he was chair- man of Hie physics department and on the faculty from 1924 to 1949. Smyth's, letter to the President made no mention of his dissent in he case of Oppenheimer, who was ruled a security risk by the other [our AEC members- Nor did Smyth say anything about differences with Lewis L. Strauss, commission chairman. Backed OpiKBhetaer In a minority report on the Op- jenheimer case, Smyth said he lad no doubt about Oppenheimer's oyalty, a point on which tho other members agreed with him. In July before the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, Smyth testified he felt there was an air of tension on the commission under Chairman Strauss. He joined other Truman appointed commissioners in opposing a move to give Strauss Police Recapture 2 Escaped Killers CARTHAGE, Miss., Sept. 15 Ut desperate escaped killers were recaptured today by grim- faced police acting on orders to take them dead or alive. Gerald Gallego, ring leader of a jail break from the Hinds County jail in Jnckson last Friday, was captured at p.m. after he had told his companion, slayer Minor Sorbcr, that intended to cap- ture and hold family hostage M the hunt doted to. legal position as the AEC's "prin- cipal officer." The move lost and the members retain equal author- ity. -on-: policymatters. In" accepting Smyth's resigna- tion, Eisenhower wrote him ex- pressing "my warm regard and best wishes" and said: "I am sincerely grateful for all that you have dona in the ser- vice of your government. "In that service you have every reason for pride and personal sat- isfaction. You have advanced the security of the nation: you have contributed to development of a new source of power ot epochal significance to the future of man- Smyth was one of the principal scientists connected with early atomic bomb research. He wrote a 1945 report detailing develop- ment of the A-bomb. He has called for worldwide control of atomic weapons and for freer release of atomic information not connected with the bomb. Libby, picked by Eisenhower to succeed Smyth, is a professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago and is associated with its Institute for Nuclear Studies. His home is in Chicago. He is a na- tive of Grand Valley, Colo. H-SU Opens Registration; at ACC A total of registration book leu had been issued, to students at noon Wednesday during the first day of enrollment at Hardin- Simmons University. Meanwhile, at Abilene Christian College where registration began Tuesday, the total reached with, the bulk of freshmen still to enroll Wednesday afternoon. At H-SU 273 students enrolled in the first two hours and A. B Lee, registrar, said indications were that enrollment would al least equal that of last year.which was approximately. Freshmen took their entrance exams and placements tests Mon day and Tuesday. Regular enroll ment for all students was to con tinue through Wednesday am Ken Rasco, registrar at ACC said an enrollment close to was expected.at the college.. The total enrollment at ACC las year was which is almost 200 over the enrollment in 1952. i The all time high for enrollmen was in the fall of 1948. Regular registration at ACC was to conclude Wednesday, but late registrants were expected to en roll strong through. Use rest of the week. Secretary Won't Talk Tfi Fronrh IV I I WASHINGTON (S-Secretary ot State Dulles wfll fly to Europe tonight for talks on the German rearmament problem created by Drench rejection of the European )efense Community. He wfll visit Bonn and London but bypass 'aris. The hurry-up trip will alter the Secretary's plans for a personal report to the nation -tonight at p.m. CSX on the recently concluded eight-nation treaty to defend Southeast Asia against' Communist aggression. The ad- dress wfll go on scheduled but It will go over the air from a recording. The State Department said Dulles and several aides win ar- rive at Bonn, capital of West Ger- many, tomorrow for faflra with Chancellor Adenauer. They wfll then fly to London, ar- riving Friday, for talks with Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden. Eden.is presently on a tour of West European capi- tals on the German defense prob- lem. Dulles wiH return to Washington Saturday morning in time for final preparations for attendance at the opening of the United Nations .Gen- eral Assembly Tuesday. Dulles will bypass Paris, the itinerary disclosed. The only offi- cial explanation was that be wiH not have time to talk to Premier Mendes-France. However, he been reported very displeased with Mendes-France's handling of the EDC issue when it was defeated by the French Assembly two weeks ago. Furthermore it is understood that Mendes-France has not pro- duced any suggestion-for approach to the German Dulles, who returned day from Manila where the Asian pact was concluded, planned a 15- minute report on the conference. Goodfellows Budget to It's still warm weather, but; GoodfeUow planning was started Wednesday morning. The board of directors in a meeting at the YMCA set a tenta- tive budget of for Good- fellow needs this Christmas. This compares with spent last Christmas. The'tentative bud- get is only an estimate of what] this year's needs might be, Paul Hudge, chairman, said. It is above Isst year's spending. The proposed budget is broken down as follows: Food clothing toys packing and wrapping decorations and equipment salary and telephone and a contingency fund to take care of unexpected costs Last year's expenses, by com- parison, were: Food SUM, toys cloth- ing packing and wrap- ping equipment and dtc- orations and telephone and salary It was decided to issue certifi- cates fat food, as was done'last year forHhe first time.' Recipients take Uit, certificates, which are good for a stated amount of mon- ey, grawiw of their own choice to Mtect tMr own iood. Christens, CMfollm ;ave food certificates to XI fam ilies which included 1456 individu- als: toys to 334 families with children, and new clothing to 190 with 523 members. Goodfettows provide Christmas cheer for needy Abilene families who otherwise would have none A score or more organizations am agencies cooperate in the com munity-wide effort. There is no financial solicita- tion. The Reporter-News accepts free will donations from the pub- lic and acknowledges them in the news columns. Attending the Wednesday morn- ing board meeting were Hodge Mrs. T. C. Campbell, It., Ma} and Mrs. Fred of the vation Army, Howard Hill, D. C Musick, Sgt. T. V. Langley, 0. R. TulUs, Lou Wayte, Maitie Bell Newberry. Eliiabeth Palmer, Mrs Berneice Landers, Mrs. L. C Sharp, Mrs. Bil! Justin and Ea .Wishcamper. Fight Postponed DIM ro Weather .NEW. .YORK UfWTne Marciano- Charles heavyweight title fight was postponed H weatixr todij because Auto 'Peeled' 1 Open; Driver Recovering Condition of Morris Lee Smith, 33. of 52513 .Sunset Dr., who was injured in a car-truck wreck near here Tuesday afternoon, was de- scribed as "satisfactory" by a doc- tor Wednesday mcrning. Smith was beingv treated at Hendrick Memorial Hospital for concussion, kidney contusion and multiple lacerations. The car he was driving side- swipped a tractor-trailer loaded with asphalt about 5 pjn. Tues- day near the Tye underpass on U. S. Highway 89. The car was "peeled" open from the front door past the back bumper when it struck the tractor- trailer near the rear track wheels. All metal and the rear wheels of the car were sheared off and left a crumpled mass at the rear of the car. Smith was alone in the car. Thomas B. Rousseau, 31, of Haskell, driver of the truck, was not injured. The trailer-tractor is owned by C. Hunter Strain of San Angelo. It was damaged near the rear tandem wheels. Highway Patrolman Jack Shields, who was investigating the wreck, said the Smith car was. traveling west and the truck east 23 Vote Absentee hi Bond Election Absentee votes cast in the lor County bond election totaled 23 .when the deadline fell Tuesday afternoon. One absentee ballot was mailed to a voter who requested it and 22 voted at the box in the county clerk's office..... Tax-paying' property owners will vote Saturday on whether county shoii'd issue in bonds to build a livestock center and finance improvements to courthouse and jail. Observance Starts NEW YORK of the anniversary of Jewtali settlement in the United gan Sunday in counUy mt ;