Abilene Reporter News, September 19, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas LJL H-SU 21 Tulsa 41 East Texas 19 WestTex. H Florida S3 Houston 27 Cal, Tech, 28 Tulane 41 20 ISU Payne 38 M'Neese 27 Kansas 6 WARM Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 95 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPT. 19, PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC Home to Be Built for Spanns Sirs. Christina Spann and chil- Jimmy Verda Huth, are going (o have a new home! of Abilene yesterday closed a a 'and in Mrs. Spann's behalf we' want to express our deepest ap- preciation. All the citizens of the community who were so deeply touched by Mrs. Spann's tragedy will be appreciative too." McMahon, Wishcamper and Hallmark have assisted Mrs. Spann in administering the Jim- my Spann Appreciation Fund, and with her business EVERYBODY'S HAPPY BUT JIMMY Mommy and the builders are trying to look over housing plans, but not young Jimmy Spann, age 13 months. He's sitting on the plans and sounding off at the same time. The picture was made as Mrs. Spann learned of plans of the Home Builders Association of Abilene to build her a home. At left is J. B. Fooshee, president, while Gerald Lawler, secretary-treasurer, is at right. Sitting with Mrs. Spann is Verda Ruth, 4. (Staff photo by Dave Brumbeau.) European Arms Parley Called by U.S., Britain LO.N'UO.V, Sept. 18 at The United Stales and Britain today called a nine-power parley on West European'defense for on or about 23. .They showed determina- tion to bring West Germany into the Atlantic alliance quickly despite French fears. The conference will take up a new British-American proposal to put West German divisions on the defense line against Communist ag- gression wilhin Hie framework of the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ization. Primrose Dairy Sold To Foremost Foremost Dairies added anotl er "heifer" to Ihcir herd of dairies Saturday. Abilenc's Primrose Dairy was sold tor an undisclosed sum. after tlircc years of operation, to Fore- most. Foremost last year bought oul the Banner Dairies system throughout West Texas. Announcement of the sale was made by W. Willis Cox Jr. of 33W Soulh 4lh St., operator o[ Primrose, and by 0. C. Williams, assistant manager of Fore.most's Abilene district. Founded In ISol Primrose was founded in June of 1951 by W. Willis Cox Sr. as an out- let for milk produced by his own purebred Jersey cows and other dairymen with Jersey herds. The Cox held was broken up in August of 1952, following the death ol Mr. Cox. His son has been operating the plant since that time. The com- pany employs 11 men and eight trucks. Most of these will be ab- sorbed in the Foremost system, Williams said. Cox said the com- pany building and land at 633 ES Si. was not included in the deal, and probably would be leas- ed to some other business. Cox said Primrose was processing around 1.000 gallons of milk a day. Williams Foremost would be able to take the milk sup- plied In Privriiusc. Began Routes Friday Foremost started taking over the Primrose routes Friday. Transfer was completed Saturday. All of Primrose's trucks, cases, bollks. an.l milk processing equipment verc lakcn over by Foremost. Williami "We arc taking on as many o! their employes ns care to come with us. and we arc in po- .Mllon to lake almost all of ttjcm." Cox said sonic of the employes were staying with him lo help al the olanl Since Foremost bought out Ban- ner Dailies. Williams said the vo- lume ot milk processed has been increased from 1.000 to M.OOO j-.il- Ions of milk per day, approximate- ly. The jiK of the Foremost plant In Abilcnt has tripled, Williams mid, from a "holrtlns" or stor.iRc capacity gallons lo about gallons now. The Foreign Office said the showdown meeling on Ihe German rearmament crisis was arranged Friday night during U. S. Secre- tary o! State Dulles' flying visit to the British capital. It will take place in London at the foreign min- isters' level. The Chutchill government is sending out formal invitations to the United Slates, Canada and the six members ol the French-scullled European Defense Community which originally was designed to rearm the Germans. The EDC na- tions are: France, Italy. Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and West Germany. British officials said the minis- ters of the Uniled States, Britain and France will meet at the same lime with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to consider ways o! ending the Western Big Three occupation and granting sover- eignty to the German Federal Re- public. 'No Substitute' Siting up chances of success at the parley, Dulles said upon his arrival today in the United States from Bonn aud London: "It is apparent there is nc adequate substitute for the Eu- ropean Defense Community. Never- theless we must do the best we an." Dalles warned that no solution has been "fully developed" for re- arming Western Germany. But he added the German Chancel- lor "feels that it is no longer possible lo withhold sovereignly from Germany until European unity is achieved: also that there can no longer be deferred the pre- liminary steps which will permit Germany to exercise the inherent right of individual and collective defense. 1 informed the Chancel- lor that his views in these respects were fully shared by not only- President Eisenhower, but by Con- gress, and. I believe by the Amer- ican people generally." French Warned An authorilative source in Lon- don said Dulles on his lightning trip to Bonn and London deliber- ately bypassed Paris not merely RS a snub to as a warning. for Ihe labor and house plan, and none for supervision and over- head. The builders are joining in a big cooperative non-profit ef- forl to help Mrs. Spann get the house. Only cost will be for the lot and materials, which The Repor- ter-News will arrange for, and it is believed many savings can be achieved on those items. Whatever the cost is will be paid by Mrs. Spann and the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund which The Heporter-News sponsored. Policeman Jimmy Spann, hus- band and father of the family, was fatally shot the night of June 16 at liard F. Gaither. Ironically, the plan to build the Spann home was agreed on just two days before Gaither goes on trial, fiis trial is scheduled at An- son Monday in District Court. Conference at Reporter-News Agreement to build the house was reached Saturday afternoon in a meeting at The Reporter-News. Present were Mrs. Spann and two children, J. B. Fooshee, presi- dent, and Gerald Lawler, secre- tary-treasurer of the Home Build- ers Association; Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark; and Ed Wishcamper, managing editor, and Marvin Veal, classified manager of The Reporter-News. Mrs. Spann was delighted with the home builders' proposal. "I just can't thank them she said, Howard McMahon, publisher of The Reporter-News, also praised tne home builders. "It is a most generous offer they have McMahon said. advising her affairs. Decision to build the house was made by the Home Builders As- sociation in a meeling Thursday at Richard's Restaurant. Lawler, Arthel Ilenson and Bob Bransford worked oul details with Reporter- News officials before the meeting with Mrs. Spann Saturday. The home builders' plan is not only a generous one, but a dra- matic one. Key men from various contractors' building crews will be picked to build the house in a single day. The'foundation will already be down before Building Day arrives. The walls will go up, roof on, floor down, windows and doors in and plumbing and cabinets rough- ed in that will be ready to lock up that night. Then in (he next few days, final touches will be put on, like finish- ing the plumbing and cabinets, sanding and waxing floors, and Henson will be general super- intendent of construction. Under .him will be several foremen for various builders. The work plans will be mapped on a strict time schedule so that maximum effi- ciency will be gained. The public will be invited to see the house go up, but police will pat.-ol the lot t) be sure no one gets in the way of workmen. Two members of the Home Builders Association made good See SPANN, Pg. 4-A, Cot. t Bond Issue Voted. 3-1 Taylor County voters gave bet- ter than 3 to 1 approval Satur- day to all (hree proposals in a S-SiJ.OOO bojiu issue. The livestock show bonds car- ried to 685; the jail bonds to 683 and the courthouse issue lo 666. The total vole cast in the county was only This gives the green light- to third and fourth ing a unanimously against Construction Due Quickly On 3 Projects, Ingalsbe Says Miss Norway Weds LOS ANGELES UV-Miss Norway of the recent Miss Universe con- test was honeymooning Saturday. M o n a Starncs, 19, and Sandy Young, 29, producer and star of a television western variety show in Hollywood, were married Monday night in Las Vegas. GLIDES OVER FENCE 18-Foot Python Slithers At Large in Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Sept. 18 W 30 a.m. by Harry Jackson, op- THE WEATHER r. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER BCKEAU ABILENE AXD VICINITY Clear In partly cloudy DO important ctnaft la temperature asd MoridAy. Hifh NORTH CEXTRAL AXD WEST TEX- AS Partly ctedy ihrocg wi'.a isolated act tesperature cringes. TEMFEIumiES Sal.-A. .M. 1 To 7S 74 Sat..p. M. H a !C SI 7r30 U M W .....r...... Pete, Forest Park Zoo's 18-foot py- thon, escaped today. A search party of 100 employes and police was organized immed- iately and the park grounds in the zoo area were cleared of all spec- tators. Pete was brought here four years ago from Bangkok, Thailand, He is a foot in diameter and weighs several hundred pounds. The python had been confined in a box perched on stilts inside the snake pit near the 100 office. The box was six feet long and three feel hi.sh. It was three feet n'.[ the ground. Pete apparently p.thcd aside a tin plate used lo close one ol the box. Then he went over the stockade fence about eight feet high. His absence was discovered al NEWS INDEX SECTION A Paiking ban 2 UT head nairti 5 Nation'] butineit 5 Oil 10-11 StCTION I base teur 1 Citr H.II 1 Buiincii OutlotV 2 Hilt or r o' Abicnl 2 Cutidid cemminx 1 CKvirtli, TV 4 Houtinj J Bookl AirummenU SECTION C Women wKo M ID, 11 10 Girdin ttpici StCTION D JfCrtl HUb v.a low tenpcralcrrs lor 24 p.ci.: 72. RUh and kir (fRipfraturts Sime dad Ust >eir: 92 Kid W. S-j.Tjfl Usl niiil p m. SrarUt to- a.m. S3r.set tcmlslit p.m. ftl p.m. 3.C3- KtUlivt h.amkttly U p.m. p County Judge Reed fngalsbe saia Saturday night that preparations for sale of the bonds will begin immediately 'and that construction wort on the three bond issue pro- jects will begin as soon as pos- sible thereafter. "It will take some time lor com- missioners to canvass returns, for Ihe bonds ta be prepared and ap- proved by the allorney general, and :o advertise for bids and set a sale date, but we'll begin as ra- pidly as possible. "I'm very happy and lhankful the people of the city and county saw fit to endorse thir forward- looking step. 1 know as well as anybody the people are tired of bond elections, but progress must be paid for." Sam Hill, chairman of the At' lene Chamber of Commerce agri- culture and livestock committee, was equally pleased at the out- come of the election. "The annual spring livestock show definitely was postponed un- less we got facilities. Now thai we have them, plans will go through. We feel like now that we can have the biggest and best spring live- stock show we have ever had. had been promised t the bond issue for the Agriculture and Livestock Center passed, there would be enough facilities ready and available at that time. "With this thought in mind, our cornmillee and sub-committees have been making some prclimi nary plans for the show and non that the bond issue has passed we will go ftsll speed ahead. arid district show. urtnouse at a ompleting results, by precinct, Pg. 5- snow, 2 10 11 agambi ins ail bonds and 3 to 10 against the floors o[ the .000, and center >rt for The vote was none for, four against on all three questions. Six boxes went against all bonds. Bulman favored the stock show 4 to 10 and defeaten the jail bonds 5 to 17 and courthouse bonds y south of They were Hamby, to 16. tion of Trent, Blair, Jim Ned and Decision st all the voted against the Bradshaw and the show 10 to 14 but favored box voted against the other two 15 to 10. center but favored the Stock Show Tye-Merkel box No. 22 and But-man favored the stock show WHY, IT'S DON MORRIS voted against the other aone some olher than Don Morris the show vote in the five boxes the student to en- lake but a Lisman which rejected at Abilene Christian Col- shape. We Saturday morning. e.FFA and 2 for, 4 against the ACC president, how- the area to but freshman from ey have not 83 for, against W. Va, -wao wears a good show; 88 for, 139- same name. bonds; 85 for, 142 against D. Morris, the fresh- e committee, bonds. plans to major in Bible e to express ap-jf the 11 for, 17 against stock show, 13 for, 14 against jail minor in agriculture. He is Korean veteran. the bond issues .The telephone onderful for, 16 against courthouse bonds. Blair, S for, 19 against all ot the student's name, President Don H. Morris remarked in chapel little disappoint e, it was Jim Ned, 4 for, 6 against he looked forward to meeting Don D. Morris so they Jght it was Tye-Merkel voled 8 lo 6 for trace their ancestry. belter than I ing to be at noon." HUSBAND ELECTROCUTED Funds Sought for Family Hit by Misfortune, Death What can a woman do when she is ill, the mother of three o! whom is just re- covering from polio and then loses her husband in a split second accident? Those were the thoughts of mem- bers of the Assembly of God con- cerning Mrs. Jack Snow. Because she had been ill and their little 7-year-old daughter, Jacqueline Maye, was hospitaliz- rator of the reptile exhibit. He as last seen at 2 p.m. yesterday. A live chicken was placed in the it for Pe'e at noon Friday. The hicken was still alive this morn- g- Zoo curator Lawrence Curtis imaled 4.000 persons were in the oo grounds. All were cleared out. They left leisurely without ap- larcnl alarm. Twenty five employes of the ico vcre pressed into the hunt. All iiotorcycle police officers were .ummoned to the scene. Six cars vitl. uniformed police and three quad, cars o! officers usually dc- ijiled lo juvenile activities were -ailed P The fire department asked for' volunlecrs from nil off duty otfi- ccrs and civilian defense author i- lies planned lo alert all auxiliary policemen. Police suuatl truck lo the ark and it 'lared. "There's a danger' snako loose." Jackson said the reptile is not particularly dangerous unless stepped on. Jackson said Pete would travel either on the ground or through trees and could swim a river. Dead Texas Soldier Given Honor Medal ed tor poiio, her husband had been unable to leave her and the two little boys in order to work. Then last Monday Snow went to work for the first time in some weeks. But not tor long, because death paid a sudden visit His second day on his new job, Snow was killed almost instantly when he attempted to lift a power line off the roof of a bouse that was being moved. m WASHINGTON', Sept. IS Medal of Honor has been aw a Texas toldicr who lost his life after killing 37 Communists and breaking up nn enemy ass.iull dor- ing the closiivs days of (hi1 wat in Kwa. ton, Fort WorUi, and son ol Mis. VioU R. rendition, Aril. COOT) XFWS, AT LAST With her three small children, Mrs. Jack Snow hears from the Rev. U. R. McMillan that the Park Avenue Assembly of God plans to raise money to help them. Mrs. Snow's husband was electrocuted in an accident while at work last Monday. She had been ill and their daughter, Jacqueline Maye, was a recent polio victim. TrS boys ar7 Arthur Wayne 3 tlelt) and Luther Eugene, 2. Jacqueline Maye is behind Luther Eugene and between the boys is a picture of their late father. (SUtf Photo by Don That left a widow with three small Jacqueline JIaye and her two brothers, Arthur Wayne, S, and Luther Eugene, 2. The family had been living in a rented trailer house at Am- bler Ave. Left without their bread- winner and with the mother and daughter still not completely re- covered from illness, they moved their few belongings to the home of Snow's brother, T. L. Snow, at 1942 North 15th St. His family consists of his wife and their four children and his youngest brother, H. H. Snow. Knowing the family's plight, members of the Park Avenue As- sembly of God, although they are now involved in building a church, decided they could still lend a helping hand to Mrs. Snow and her three children. BefiB Drive Today At 11 a.m. worship hour to- day, a drive is to be launched to raise money to ease the family's financial straits. The Rev. If. R. McMillan, As- sembly of God minister, said aim of the drive will be primarily money, but that any gifts of cloth- ing or food would be welcomed. Anybody wishing to help ease the family's plight may do so by conlaclfcg McMillan at his home, 1217 Plum St. Contributions to the fund may be mailed to that ad- dress. The Snow family had been living in California before they returned to Abilene last April. They lived in trailer house after selling their car in order to buy groceries shortly before Snow's sudden death. McMillan said he talked with Snow in the last minutes before the accident that claimed his life. The minister said he was rejoic- ing that his family was recovering from illness and he was able to return to work. However, Snow was still having to help his wife with the housework. McMillan said the effort to rabe but that others ouisidt the church had approached him ottered .help. ;