Abilene Reporter News, October 14, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 14, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas ! - Z FAIR. COOL tEhe llbílme ^Í^eporter-i^toíí rxrr^TiVTn Jj 1 Ijll All U FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH JOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron _  I    T    3Li     1_____ VOL. LXXIV, NO. 119 Associated Press {4P) TirvAS THURSDAY EVENING. OCT. 14, 1954 TWFUITOattHT^GES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Harley Sadler Is Dead Rites Set Here Friday Armory Site Change OKed By Park Board THAT-.\-\VAY — Ivan Flvnn points the way to Jim Jennings as 21 Abilene trade trippers started their first go¿d^vill tour of the season Thursday morning. (Staff Photo) Fall Weather Dips Mercury To 61 Degrees BROWN WOOD BOUND Stout Wind Whips Trippers Along Fall weather slipped into Abilene at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, A cool front covered most of the state, but the weatherman at Municipal Airport doubted if it wtU freeze anj^here.    goodwill    jaunts    of    the    season. Temtieratures lazily dropped j By ED WISIICAMPER Reporter-Neers Managing Editor RISING STAR, Oct. 14-A stout north wind whipped the Abilene . trade trippers along their route I Thursday morning in the first of when the front blew in Thursday. Before the cooler winds hit, the thermometer stood at 75 here Two hours later, tiu mercury oozed down to 66. and by sunrise was rest'ng on 61 detje?’S Wednesday’s high here was 97 degree- At Seymour, the mercury soared to 102. Forecast for Thursday and Friday calls for fair and cool weather. The Abilenians put in at Cross Plains on the first stop, then moved into this thriving Eastland lAninty town at mid-morning. Twenty-one business men were ! on the tour spiinsoriHl by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. The fellows had to hunt up their host m Cross Plains. Jack Me- 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, provided the switch doesn’t endanger the government allotment of money for construction. Signing the agreement were Mrs. Guy Caldwell, chairman; Don Waddington, Oscar Rose, Grover Nelson, 0. P. Beebe, Gene Galbi%ith, Dub Wooten, Elmo Cure and C. L. Y’oung. 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 location previously leased by the city for the armory in municipal Fair Park. Park Board members staged a long dispute over the placing of an armorj' in the park several months ago. Finally by a divided decision they agre^ to it. Then the commission made the lease. In the meantime, title matters regarding the old ariport land Gilorful Senator Dies at Stamford HARLEY SADLER .. showman, oilman, senator By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News State Editor State Senator Harley Sadler, 62, of Abilene, beloved and colorful citizen of all West Texas, died Thursday morning at 6:20 o’clock in Stamford Sanitarium. He was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday night while doing the thing he loved best—“staging a show.” The show in question was a home town benefit for Boy Scouts of Avoca, a community where he lived as a boy. He died in the town where he spent most of his boyhood, Stamford, the town where he got his first taste of 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 a.m. 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 Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in Cameron beside the grave of his only child, Gloria. Pallbearers will be W’ill Watson, s French M. Robertson, Harry Neeb, Roy Parnell. Tom K. Eplen. Roy Payne, Truett Latimer and Robert W. McKissick. COURTHOUSE TO CLOSE Local Guard officials have so folks. Among welcomers was    ^    committal    about Mavor Foster Bond. Governor, Senators To Attend Funeral Vacancy Due To Be Filled In Election Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Victory Men’s Bible Class, members (A the Texas Senates and House of Representatives and friends in the West Texas oil industry. Senator Sadler was “Harley” to AUSTIN (fl—Gov. Allan Shivers said today that the late State Senator Harley Sadler was a “great public servant” whose services will be sorely missed. Shivers said he would call a special election but ail legal as- thousands, from oUfield rough- j pects of it. such as when, had not necks to ^vernors, from the yet been determined. down-and-oatmra oi mhow business to the stars. Three Careers He was a man of three distinct oil .,ar u.nr., ..... -          Gov.    Allan    Shivers will head a I the 2«h ^natorial District Md ------ihe    substitution    of    sites They sug-1 «roup of Texas officials who will; the state have lost a line    „uo«,    business .At Cross Plains a woman on the    matter    i    to    Abilene    Friday    from Aus- and an able senator. I was P*-»'.    business, street ask^    <    uP    the    State    Armory Board-: tin to attend funeral for Sen. Har- vileged to have him as    j..-;.,,»    —. ager of the Pollock I aiX'r Co^. ^y^yor C. E. Gatlin plans to' {gy Sadler, the governor’s office and to know him as a friend.    Home why Abilene sent out a bus load    ^^le    Skate Armory Board in advised Mrs.    Sadler.    — of CripplOS, ^ll tnO AMllOniOniS _    «in.*,«,    /vi    ! -»-k- -.-„-I were using walking canes as a trade mark of the trip. Heading the welcoming group Home to him during most his life was Jones County, Sweetwa a few days to seek its approval of the substitute site. 'Harley Sadler was not aoSy a great public servant. He was also a man whose fine Christian influence contributed greatly to the progress of his state,” the governor said. “His character and his devotion marked him as a warm personal friend of thousands who . will miss him sorely.” d a master showman at Rising Star was Adrian Jen- Carty. the genial publisher of the - kins, manager of the Chamber of Cross Plains Review and past | Commerce. Among others present president of the Cross Plains , were M S. Sellers, retired newspaper man. and A. T. Shults, In- Medford Evans Spann Home Work Begins Leaving McM Dr Medford Fvans. former top i Dr E\ans’ book is discussed in fi ght executive ot the Atomic En- a current issue oi Top Secret, a ergv Commission. announced magazine which ran the .story un-Tluirsdav that he will become as- dor the headline of "Are the Reds sociated'wilh Facts Forum of Dal- Making A - Bombs in the United surance man. From Rising Star the trippers headed to Comanche, then were i city permit was issued Thursday lo turn so:ith to Brownwood, There j morning for construction of a from the In    memory ¡ilenator ^rley: t.    ^    Sr^    "Sie? ^    ^ was governor were among the first of Sadler, the Taylor County    „if tenf    in-    talked    at    using    those talents many which began pouring into | house wiU be closed Friday morn-    »jyoughout    the    South-    government. .Ybilenc Thursday from political. ing.    .    . /    decades \nd    he became figures, show folk and friends over ; The courthouse wnll resume its for decades. Ana ne necam the Southwest. 1 business at I p.m. Friday. a part of every town he played. He was constantly in demand Known to tent-show fans over the state as an actor who could wring a tear from a turnip, Sadler served several terms in the hoqse quietly Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey this morn-' Death cancelled two engage-    and    efficiently before being pro- in* namnd an honor guard of five; menia busy Senator Harley Sad- "    tSt    Srn senators to represent the Texas ■ ler had for Thursday night.    the    !    He    was especiaUy interested in LL* LV*t II    *\r    iJ-»    V*    •      I    MVrVAv»»    w*    %• a luncheon stop was scheduled i borne for .Mrs Jimmy Spann, wid- ,    »    „nichnm    4    M    4ikin    i    nil    industrv    wuu with the BrownwiHid Kiwanis Club. | ow of an Abilene policeman, and , *    Ra'rdeman of He was also to have taken part! This afternoon the .Ybilenians, her children.    i    ^    n#    in    th*    «vi.nlna    in    ea.<stins?    of    His    pace    began    to    leii s' ler had for Thursday night.    7    T”    ;    '    !    He    was    especially inieresiea » Senate at funeral services for Sen. 1 He was to have gone to Snyder    ibTpT^rndle    to the »nd gas legislation, kept a close Harlev Sadler.    to introduce U. S. Senator Price    LI!    1    watch    on    water conservation and larley Sadler.    :    to introduce u. s. senator rnce (^»^""eeeing benefits speak-iconservation and Named were Sens. Crawford Daniel at a barbecue honoring the ' !Sr!unchwns aid civic! measures of special interest This afternoon the , ,,    ■    (01    Fans,    uorsey    narueman 01 ne was <u»u lu ua»®?    f«*«;    uic    hpcan    to    tell    in    1952    He    .      “    Z.V;------ ibf™. frame, »"e-family! ‘sidence will be located at 341'A'50 and Carlos Ashley of Llano i    i    lafl.    Scurrv.    Shackelford.    Stone- to his West Texas constituency. Sadler’s senatorial district took werq to head home by way of | Santa Anna. Coleman and Lawn. \ residence The .second trip will be made, Westmoreland St.. and will cost laco and Carlos Asniey 01 i,iano. a looj piay was mi    j In a telephone message to The reeled for the Abilene Commun- next Tuesday Others are scheduled Oct. 26. Nov. 2. and Nov, 18, lauv He bus resigned as academic Stato' The ^ .wwv    Reporter-News Lt.    Gov. Ramsey    , ity Theater. ’ Excavating for the    foundation    |    Save    expression of his personal    :    The ACT cancelled    the citing Among Abilenians on the tourlaUxi began Thursday,    said \ J    Hpath of    Senator Sadler    I anLier instLd^^^’    ^ i Eder, past president    of .Ybilene    ■ In    Hte death of    Senator Sadler    | ancrer instead. J, H Whitaker. R. E. Seal, War-1 Home Builders Association. Hill. ' i)avK Fd Birdson. Ed Wishcamp-dean at M> Murry College to ac-^ ^var" as ‘ one of the most impor-j^^^    Thurman. cept the position,    bmiks    to    apt>ear in our time.” ; Alexander. Everett Haney, The announv»no nt    .. mai 7    -StH-ret War" present.s the ques-'Wesley Smith. Julius Hegyi. Clar- orge's%hI';^r f. -- lb"" a ^    »<    »■"e.l.or    K«f agvnfs wUhin ; emv Brady, J E, Haya and Bam after Dr. E\ans vias offered the the country could :>teal enough A-position.    bomb materials to assemble .A - ,4bilenians know Dr Evans | bombs right in the United States, mostly as an educator and as &•    Harold    G Cooke, president college dean.    ;    of McMurry College, felt that Dr. Nationally he is    known    as    one    ;    b^vans’ “well    - known ,\merican- of the strongest workers    in    secur-1    bis    work with the AEC ity of the AKC'.    i    prompt I'd the    Facts Forum offer. For ei.cht years the dean served ;    •!    oss lo College' an executive of the .AFC In p,. ^ ;^,kF accepted Dean Evans t'ld in Ww-shirigton he was appoint- jesmnatHm with "deep regreu" he r«, Cbalker, Jim Jvnnin*.s, John i The -Watie» is contributin*' O'iborn Ralph Frv. Leroy White. I all labor.    ; Ch-de Gust,-.fson. Owen Ellis. Hook;    »(    ! •    .    MaitHl    for    Thursday    of    next    week,    I Eder said. It is expected to be completed in a single day. Arthel Henson was designated WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ôd chief of trainin.a and was asked to devote his time to the .security ..y^,    ^    distinct    loss    to the col- education of the A bomb.    j    {be    fine    way in which his Authored B<m»K    administration has cared for the Two year.s aco he resigned to write a book, vihicb \*as piiblishea |    definitely    has contributed to in the fall of 19:*3    ,    the intluence of the    institution The biHik. “The Secret Ji’ throughout the state" tbe A Bo;nb” was    |    {-„la , ,nccessor is named. Dr M’rsial. in that    Kvans’ work dean will lie taken the enemy may »>e luikins. v^dtiin anniversary — Brazos River Authoritv to mark ?5th birth-dov Mvindoy Poge I B VICE CITY CLEANUP Gamblers plead guilty to escape trial. Poue 3-A PROFIT PROBE Cottce pnces being mveUicotekt b\ Senate panel Pope ^ A. by the Association as general su perintendent of the job. Henson has assigned the various parts of the construction to various contractor members of the .Association Eder said Mrs. Spann is purchasing the materials, and the Association 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 penitentiary sentence for the murder. Daniel Here, Pays Tribute to Sadler The ham in me put roe in the hospital." was his explanation. Harley was a smallish, quiet-spoken man who always seemed toJ>e in the center of the stage. Power At Austin In .Austin, as a member of the    governor's    nominations:    oil. House of Representatives and the =    conservatiim:    public    buUd- U. S. Sen. Price Daniel arrived by plane at .Abilene Municipal Airport about 11 a.m. Thurday 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. “I am visiting Abilene and Snyder today at the invitation of Harley Sadler, and I am deeply grieved by his untimely death.“ Served With Sadler Daniel recalled that he served in the Texas House of Representatives with Sadler for four years. He praised Sadler’s work as both a representative and a senator. Ian, Scurry. Shackelford, Stonewall and Taylor counties. He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Internal Improvements and a member of aeronautics: agriculture: manufacturing and commerce: finance: insur- Senate, he spoke rarely, but was a powerful member. He serv-ed four terms in the House, three as representative of Nolan, Mitchell and Fisher Counties, Of» as representative of Taylor County. Then he served the 24th District as Senator for one short I two-year) term and was elected without opposition this summer to a four-year term. ings; stock and stock raising. Snow Falls Over Rockies DENVER ifv-The first general his wife: one brother. F. W. Sad-    wide areas of ler of Dexter. N. M.: and one    nimg yesterday,    and    created haz- sister. Mrs. W. A. Holt of Haskell,    i ardous driving    conditions    over He and Mrs. Sadler, the former    j mountain paiv^s. ,    Riiti»    Majéncale were married! The snowfall was cwifined most- a^r&s,nunve and a senator    ”“^^^'cameron They i ly to higher elevations in Colorado. Í! 1    ^    *»""*»■■    «"»    brought    .    when    he    was    i    but swept across the plains ol ea.,t- to .kbUene tn the private plane ot    scattered    Hurrie. the United States MEDFDHI) EV ans . , , joint Foftt Forum ovec by Dr. Ctnike. with the co-operation of McMurry vice • president F.vjuii? !>egins his work immedi-atoly with Facts Forum, but will maintain his home at 2242 South j :i4th St.    I Mrs Evans will continue as a teacher at North Junior High Schiwl *i am very sorry to leave my a.ssoeiation with the students and tacuUy at McMurry." said De,an F.vans "Dr. Cwike is a great preacher, great college admin-i.'trator and a great American." he added “I extwct fc continue to In- frequently in Abilene, and theretore 1 am not making any iwsonal giKidbyes “ Dr F.vans has two children, Stanton, a senior at Yale College in New Haven, and Kate, a sophomore private plane 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 1:30 p.m. a public reception for the senator was to be held at the Windsor, The senator planned lo depart in McLaughlin’s plane from were expected again today. THE WEATHER Roy E. Fox Popular Players. They were married the next Saturday —a wedding which prompted dire predictions that such a hasty. marriage w(Hildn*t last!    j They had one child. Gloria, who, was a* student at Hardin-Simmons j and soloist with the Cowboy Band    - whM She married Richard .Mien, iu.«    ’»    » f S. OlslPARTMEXT Or COVIMI:AC « WI^ATIIKK BI RK.%1 .VBlLfc:NE .VND ViClMTY Fftir *nd «»I Bifht and Eridaf. a young West Point graduate. In ;    (-kntral’    Wxas' VtLiria dtihd in Child* ' U»rou*h tomorrow, coolw thi» «fttr-wt .August,    uwria    Uiea    in    v    tool*hi.    conUnued ckRil tomorrow. the i birth in October, 1943. The baby    Uuil*ht    45    t«5 Municipal Airport about 3 p.m. for Snyder. In the lattei city he will be a guest at 4 p.m. for a reception at McLaughlin's Diamond M Ranch, and at 6 p.m. will speak at an Oil tigress Week barbecue at the rodeo grwinds. French Robertson. Abilene oilman and civic leader, will introduce Sen, Daniel at the Snyder baihtvue. The late State Sen Hr.r-lev Sadler of Abilene had original-b* been sclieduled to make the in-tnxluclton, but he died early Thursday Robertson will accompany died too Native Of Arkansas Harley was born in Pleasant Plains. Arkansas. Sept. I. 11^. He came 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 County in 1906. They lived in Stamford and later Avoca. His father was a farmer and grocer. The show bug hit Harley early He ran errands around the old! ; opera house and got into the busi-t ness in August. 1906 when he joined a carnival as a musician. WK-Sl TKXXs    fair    OiroUfji toiUotTow. cook*r tMii aOgi'rmxin «n«i ««o* «r tonUclit wlih fc'west 3« to 33 I'piwr P»n-hufidk imd 5S to 43 Lower Penhandie *Wl Vpper South Piam* EAST TEX VS Partly chmdy through to-Bwrrv’W Wulely- »vatiered thundershowe« extreme aouth portwn thia aOemooa. Cooler toBllht and loroomiw SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partb cteady tomorrow , wadely *v uttered ihunderahower» extreme aoui» portion thia atterao«i. Cooler hMtixEt and tomorrow TKMPEKATIKES thun. A.M ...    1:39 ......3:3# ......    3» ..... 4 « • :S9 7:39 i;3t .    t.-se 19:30 11 30 tl;» TOUR .\1R BASF — Sen rriee naniot. ciiitpr. was accompanied on an Inspection lour of .m" eVe . “r KoVce bI«- Thur.sda; nmrni.ig by Howard McMahon.    of  I k ,    .Vnnh®.    the Reporter-New.s, and French Robertson, Abilene oilman In the taikground    aie '.I ttTOnTvirii«    of    “««.1    the chapel and water storage tower now under coustxucUon. (bUff Photo) Daniel in Uie McLaughlin plane:    with    various    shows,    trav- to Snyder     through    the    Midwest    and Northwest, then got sick and Wed P.S1. »3 S» . .. 17 ,    , ft 71 «2 M M 7f 77 76 n n i Suiwet taat RiSitt 6 13 «I tt 63 « 64 M ra. Sunrta« to Sen Daniel was in Midland and Odttssa Wednesday He is making 4 a tour thrmigb West Texas. Sm lUDLSBa Page S^â. Ciria. la 1 __;    p-i d*y « 42 s m. Sunset loaUbt 6;M p.m Maxintam Umpersture tor 34 Hutu period eadtn* st êtsu    97.    _ Miiilmum t«mper«iure for SI iMMPi MultR« .'At 6:39 R.tB.: 61. •’ÄRt«    i-»-Ä«. Relittt^ temMiBr at iSiM §m, mm. ;