Abilene Reporter News, October 14, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 14, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas S FAIR, COOL 2. EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 119 Associated Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. 14, 1954- IT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc THAT-A-WAY Ivan Flynn points the way to Jim Jennings as 21 Abilene trade trip- pers started their first goodwill tour the season Thursday morning. (Staff Photo) Fall Weather Dips Mercury To 61 Degrees Fall weather slipped into Abi- lene at a.m. Thursday. A coo! front covered most of the state, but the weatherman at Municipal Airport doubted if it will freeze anywhere. Temperatures lazily dropped when the front blew in Thursday. Before the cooler winds hit, the thermometer stood at 75 here. Two hours later, the mercury oozed down to 66, and by sunrise was resting on 61 degrees. Wednesday's high here was 97 degrees. At Seymour, the mercury soared to 102. Forecast for Thursday and Fri- day calls for fair and cool weath- BROWNWOOD BOUND Stout WindWhips Trippers Along By ED WJSHCAMPER Repwter-Ncm Muugiax Editor RISING STAR, Oct. A stout north wind whipped the Abilene trade trippers along then- route Thursday morning in the first of six goodwill jaunts of the season. The Abilenians put in at Cross Plains on the first stop, then moved into this thriving Eastland County town at mid-morning. Twenty-one business men were on the tour sponsored by the Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce. The fellows had to hunt up then- host in Cross Plains. Jack Mc- Carty, the genial publisher of the Cross Plains Review and past president of the Cross Plains Medford Evans Leaving McM Dr. Medford Evans, former top- flight executive of the Atomic En- ergy Commission, announced Thursday that he wiU become as- sociated with Facts Forum of Dal- las. He has resigned as academic dean at McMurry College to ac- cept the position. The announcement was made Thursday morning at McMurry College's chapel, less than a day after Dr. Evans was offered the positron. Abilenians know Dr. Evans mostly as an educator and as a college dean. Nationally, he is known as one of the strongest workers in secur- ity of the AEC. For eight years the dean served as an executive of the AEC. In 1931 in Washington he was appoint- ed chief of training and was asked to devote his time to the security education- of the A-bomb. Authored Book Two years ago he resigned to write a book, which was published in the fall of 1953. The book. "The Secret War the A-Bqmb" was highly contro- versial, in that it brought out that the enemy may be lurking within the United Slates. Dr. Evans' book is discussed in a current issue of Top Secret, a magazine which ran the story un- der the headline of "Are the Reds Making A Bombs in the United The article dubbed "Secret War" as "one of the most impor- tant books to appear in our time." "Secret War" presents the ques- tion ot whether Red agents within the country could steal enough A- bornb materials to assemble A bombs right in the United States. Dr. Harold G. Cooke, president of McMurry College, felt that Dr. Evans' "well known American- ism" and his work with the AEC prompted the Facts Forum offer. 'Loss to College' Dr. Cooke accepted Dean Evans resignation with "deep regret." he said. "He is a distinct loss to the col- lege in the fine way in which his administration has cared for the college. j "He definitely has contributed to the influence of (he institution throughout the state." Unlil n successor is named. Dr. Evans' work as dean will be taken over by Dr. Cooke, with the co-op- eration of McMurry vice pres- idents. Evans begins his work immedi- ately with Facts Forum, but will maintain his home at 2242 South 34th St. Mrs. Evans will continue as a tonchcr at North Junior High School. T am very sorry to leave my association with the students and faculty at said Dean Evans. "Dr. Cooke is a great preacher, groat college admin- istrator and a great he added, "I expect lo continue to be fre- quently in therefore I am not making any goodbyes." Dr. Evans has tvro' chiMrwi, Slantnn, a senior lit Yale College In New Haven, and KaU, a tqpho- more at Uw Vnlvmlty ot Tnai. Chamber of Commerce, was in a main street cafe enjoying an early morning cup of coffee. The visitors, milled up and down the business section introducing themselves to the Cross Plains folks. Among 'the welcomers was Mayor Foster Bond. At Cross Plains a woman on the street asked Wesley Smith, man- ager of the Pollock Paper Co., why Abilene sent out a bus load of cripples. All the Abilenians were using walking canes as a trade mark of the trip. Heading the welcoming group at Rising Star was Adrian Jen- kins, manager of the Chamber of Commerce. Among others present were M. S. Sellers, retired aen-s- paper man, and A. T. Shults, in- surance man. From Rising Star the trippers headed to Comanche, then >rere to turn south to Brownwood. There a luncheon stop was scheduled with the Brownwood Kiwanis Club. This afternoon the Abilenians were, to head home by way of Santa Anna. Coleman and Lawn. The second trip will be made next Tuesday. Olhers are sched- uled Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and Nov. 18. Among Abilenians on the tour were: J. H. Whitaker. R. E. Seal, War- ren Chalker, Jim Jennings, John Osborn, Ralph Fry, Leroy White, Clyde Gustafson, Owen Ellis. Hook Davis, Ed Birdson, Ed Wishcamp- er, Ivan Flynn, Mel R. Thurman, Ray Alexander, Everett Haney, Wesley Smith. Julius Hegyi, Clar- ence Brady, J. E. Hays and Sam Hill. Harley Sadler Is Dead; Rites Set Here Friday Armory Site Change OKed By Park Board Substitution of the proposed site at the old municipal airport for one in Fair Park for a National Guard armory apparently meets approval of the city's Park and Public Recreation Board- All the panel's members except Mrs. Dallas Scarborough have signed a statement that they will agree to a change in site, provid- ed the switch doesn't endanger the government allotment of mon- ey for construction. Signing the agreement were Mrs. Guy Caldwell, chairman; Don Waddington, Oscar Rose, Gro- ver Nelson, 0. P. Beebe, Gene GalbAith, Dub Woolen, Elmo Cure and C. L. Young. The City Commission recently offered the National Guard an armory site in the old municipal airport grounds east of town. If accepted, it would replace 'a loca- tion previously leased by the city for the armory in municipal Fair Park. Park Board members staged a long dispute over the placing of an armory in the park several months ago. Finally by a divided deci- sion they agreed to it. Then the commission made the lease. In the meantime, title matters regarding the old ariport land have been straightened put, clear- big the city's ownership of it. Then the city was in position to offer land in the aid airport an armory, and did so. Local Guard officials have so far been non committal about the substitution of sites. They sug- gested the city take the matter up with the State Armory Board- Mayor C. E. Gatlin plans to contact the State Armory Board ia a few days to seek its approval of the substitute site. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES Brazos River Authority to mark 25th birth- day Monday. Page 1-B. VICE CITY lers plecd guilty to escape trial. Paae 3-A, PROFIT PROBE prices being investigated by Senate panef. Page 7-A. Spann Home Work Begins City permit was issued Thursday morning for construction of a home for Mrs. Jimmy Spann, wid- ow of an Abilene policeman, and her children. The frame, one-family residence wiU be located at 341 Westmoreland St., and win cost Excavating for 4he foundation also began Thursday, said A. J, Eder, past president of Abilene Home Builders Association. The Association is contributing all the labor. Construction of the residence is slated for Thursday of next week, Eder said. It is expected to be completed in a single day. Arthel Benson was designated by the Association as general su- perintendent of the job. Benson has assigned the various parts of the construction to various con- tractor members of the Associa- tion. Eder said Mrs. Spann is pur- chasing the materials, and the As- sociation is doing the construction free. The late Policeman Jimmy Spann was fatally shot recently by Willard Gaither, whom he was attempting to arrest. Gaither has since been given a 99-year peni- tentiary sentence for the murder, Colorful Senator Dies at Stamford (S? HARLEY SADLER showmin, oilman, senator COURTHOUSE TO CLOSE Ry KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News State Editor State Senator Harley Sadler, 62, of Abilene, beloved and colorful citizen of all West Texas, died Thursday morn- ing at o'clock in Stamford Sanitarium. He was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday night while doing the thing he loved a show." The show in question was a home town benefit for Boy Scouts of. Avoca, a community where he lived as a boy. j He died in the town where he spent most of his hood, Stamford, the town where he got his first taste show business hanging around the old opera house in the middle of the square. His body was brought Thursday morning to Elliott's Funeral Home in Abilene, his hometown since 1948. Funeral will be at 10 ajn. Friday in Abilene's First Baptist Church. Officiating wil be Dr. Elwin L. Skiles, pastor, assisted by Dr. Sterling Price, pastor of University Baptist Church, and the Rev. Tom Johnson, retired Methodist pastor. Burial will be Fridajr afternoon at 4 o'clock in Cameron beside the grave of his only child, Gloria. Pallbearers will be Witt Watson, French M. Robertson, Harry Seeb, Roy Parnell, Tom K. Eplen, Roy Payne, llruett Latimer and Rob- ert W. McKssick. Honorary pallbearers win Governor, Senators To Attend Futterof Gov. Allan Shivers will bead a group of Texas officials who will come to Abilene Friday from Aus- tin to attend funeral for Sen. Har- ley. Sadler, the governor's office advised Mrs. Sadler. Personal condolences from the governor were among the first of many which began pouring into Abilene Thursday from political figures, show folk and friends over the Southwest. U. Gov. Ben Ramsey this morn- ing named an honor guard of five senators.to represent the Texas Senate at funeral services for Sen. Harley Sadler. Named were Sens. Crawford Martin of HUlsboro, A. M. Aikin ot Paris, Horsey Hardeman of San Angelo, Jarrard Secrest of Waco and Carlos Ashley of Llano. In a telephone message to The Reporter-News Lt. Gov. Ramsey gave expression of his personal grief. "In the death of Senator Sadler the Senatorial District and the state have lost a fine man and an able senator. I was pri- vileged to have him as s colleague and to know him as a friend." In memory of Senator Harley Sadler, the Taylor County Court- house will be closed Friday morn- ing. The courthouse win resume its business at 1 p.m. Friday. Death cancelled two engage- ments busy Senator Harley Sad- ler had for Thursday night. He was to have gone to Snyder to introduce U. S. Senator Price Daniel at a barbecue honoring the oil industry. He was also to have taken part later in the evening in casting of a "Toby" play he was to have di- rected for the Abilene Commun- ity Theater. The ACT canceHed the casting for the 'Toby" play, bat wfll cast another instead. Here, Pays Tribute to Sadler U. S. Sen. Price Daniel arrived by plane at Abilene Municipal Air- port about 11 a.m. Thuniay to spend a few hours here. His first public statement after arrival was one of high tribute for the late State Sen. Harley Sadler of Abilene, Daniel said: "Texas has lost one of its most colorful and valuable citizens, and I have lost a true friend in the passing of Sen. Sadler. TOUR AIR BASE Sen. Price Daniel, center, was accompanied on Inspection tour of Abilene Air Force Base Thursday morning by Howard McMahon left, publisher of the Reporter-News, and French Robertson, Abilene oilman. In the background we the chapel and water itorap towtr now uauer coiutruction. (Staff Photo) 'I am visiting Abilene and Sny- der today at the invitation of Har- ley Sadler, and I am deeply griev- ed by his untimely death." Served Witt Sadler Daniel recalled that he served in the Texas House of Represen- tatives with Sadler for four years. He praised Sadler's work as both a representative and a senator. The U. S. senator was brought to Abilene in the private plane of Snyder oilman C. T, McLaughlin, after visiting in San Angelo earlier in the day. Daniel WAS to be a guest of Abilene Lions Club at its weekly luncheon in the Windsor Hotel at noon. He planned to make a brief talk there. Beginning at p.m. a public reception for the senator was to be held at the Windsor, The senator planned to depart in McLaughlin's plane from the Municipal Airport about 3 p.m. for Snyder. In the latter city be will be a guest at 4 p.m. for a reception at McLaughlin's Diamond M Ranch, and at p.m. will speak at an Oil Progress Week barbecue at the rodeo grounds. French Robertson, Abilene oil- man and civic leader, will intro- duce Sen. at the Snyder barbecue. The late State Sen. Hsr- ley Sadler of Abilene had original- !y been scheduled to make the in- troduction, but he died early Thursday, Robertson wilt accompany Daniel in the McLaughlin plane lo Snvder. Sen. Daniel was in Midland and Odessa Wednesday. Ht is making a taw thrpjjh members of the Victory Men's Bible Class, members of the Tex- as Senates and House of Represen- tatives and friends in the West Texas oil industry. Senator Sadler was "Harley" to from oilfield rough- necks to governors, from the to the stars. Tine Carters He was a man of three distinct the show business, oil and politics. Home to him during most his life was Jones County, Sweetwa- ter, then Abilene. But he was a "citizen" of hundreds of other towns. His teat shows were in- stitutions throughout the South- west for decades. And he became a part of every town he played. He was constantly in demand for public appearances. Even aft- er his health began slipping about two years ago, be couldn't turn down-invitations and stayed on the go, from the Panhandle to the Valley, emceeing benefits, speak- ing at dub luncheons and civic without pay. His pace began to ten in 1933. He was stricken with a light heart attack. "The ham in me put me in the was his explanation. Harley was a smaUish, quiet- spoken man who always seemed to-jte in the center of the stage, Power At Austim In Austin, as a member of the House of Representatives and the Senate, be spoke rarely, but was a powerful member. He served four terms in the House, three as representative of Nolan, Mitchell and Coun- ties, one as representative of Tay- lor County. Then he served the 24th District as Senator for one short (two-year) term and was re- elected without "opposition this summer to a four-year term. Senator Sadler is survived by his wife; one brother, F. W. Sad- ler of Dexter, N. M.; and one sister, Mrs. W. A. Holt otHaskell. He and Mrs. Sadler, the former BiUie Massengale, were married 37 years ago in Cameron. They met on a Thursday' when he was visiting the town as manager Roy E, Fox Popular Players. They were married the next Saturday wedding which prompted dire predictions that such a hasty marriage wouldn't last! They had one child, Gloria, who was a student at Hardin-Simmons and soloist with the Cowboy Band when she married Richard Allen, a young West Point graduate. In August. 1N2. Gloria died in child- birth in October, IMS. The baby died too. Native Of Altaian Harley was born in Pleasant Plains. Arkansas, Sept. 1. 1892. He cairit with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sadler to Texas when he was a year old. After brief stays in East Texas, the family settled in Jones Coun- ty in 1906. They lived in Stamford and later Avoca. His father was a fanner and grocer. The show bug hit Harley early. Re ran errands around the old opera house and got into the busi- ness in August, im when be jolMd a carnival as a musician. He was with various snows, trav- eling through the Midwest and Northwest, then got acd SM MOW. Kt, Mfc J, 1 Vacancy Due To Be Filled In Election AUSTIN Allan Shivers said today that the late State Sen- ator Harley Sadler was public whose services Will be sorely missed. Shivers said he would can a special election but all legal as- pects.of it, such as when, had not yet been determined. great public servant He was also a man whose fine Christian in- fluence contributed greatly to the progress of his the gover- nor said. "His character and his devotion marked him as a warm personal friend of thousands who will miss him sorely." Sadler was a master showman who balked at using those talents in the area of serious government Known to tent-show fans over the state as an actor who could wring a tear from a Sadler served several .terms in the house quietly and efficiently before being pro- moted to the senate. He was especially interested in oil and gas legislation, kept a close watch on. water conservation and other measures of special interest :o his West Texas constituency. Sadler's senatorial district took in Borden, Dickens, Fisher, Garza, Howard, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, No- Ian, Scurry, Snackelford, an and Taylor counties. He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Internal Improve-''. tnents and a member of aeronau-' tics; agriculture; manufacturing and commerce; finance; insur- ance; governor's nominations; oil, gas and conservation; public bufld- ings; stock and stock raising. Snow Falls Over Rockies DENVER first general snowfall of the autumn season is.; the Rocky Mountains blanketed wide areas of Colorado and Wyo- ming yesterday, and created haz- ardous driving conditions over mountain passes. The snowfall was confined most- ly to higher elevations in Colorado, but swept across the plains of east-" era Wyoming. Scattered flurries were expected again today. THE WEATHER rA DEPAETMEXT OF COMKEItCE WEATHER BCBEAC ABILENE AXD and cool .bandar. ThurriiJ nljht and Friday. Bifh teraperatmre today near TO. tow to- aliht 43 to SO. bilh FrHW about 75 to NORTH CENTUM. TEXAS: Generally fair throeta tomorrow, cooler this aoon and toaicbt. cootlnocd cool tomorrow. tonllht to 55. WEST TEXAS: Generally lair thrown toajDTrow. cooler this altemoon and coW-' toomt wife lowest a to 32 Upper and X! to 43 Lower Panhandle aM Upper South Plains. EAST TEXAS: Partlr cloudy Ihnxirt to- loorrow. Wfdetr scattered thuodershowers south portion this aftenuoa. Cool- er aad tomorrow. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cMlr loDMnw. nUely scattered Uiunderdiowen extrestc sowt portion this aftemcea. Csol- toaasM and tomorrow. Wad! PJt TlMn. AM. HI M 0 M (t m a H S n iMaMt last isiM f.m. H- 4ar a.i-t Saost Matttt f.n Maxlinaai fcar M laNat It IT. L Itat ft. ,i ;