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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, COOL Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS !T VOL. LXXIV, NO. 120 AuoctoedPnufAP) "ABILENE. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, OCT. 1954-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS EVENING FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Registration Underway at BSU Parley GOVERNOR ARRIVES FOR FUNERAlWGov. Allan Shivers, right, arrived by plane Friday morning to attend the funeral for State Senator Harley Sadler. Among Abi- lenians who met the governor at Municipal Airport were Buck Johnson, Jr., left, R. M. Wagstaff. center foreground, and Norman Bond, between Wagstaff and Shivers. -John White, Commissioner of agriculture w ho was a member of the governor's party, is shown second from left. (Staff Hundreds Pay Lost To Senator Harley Sadler By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Staff Writer Hundreds of Texas men and women, of all walks of lite. Fri- day morning paid final tribute to Sen. Harley Sadler. Funeral for the well-known West Texas showman, oilman and state legislator, began at a.m. in the First Baptist Church. The beloved "citizen" of many West Texas towns died at a.m. Thursday in Stamford Sani- tarium, several hours after suffer- ing a heart attack at Avoca. He was stricken while serving as master of ceremonies .of a.tien-: home-talent show in Avoca, a community in which he lived ss a youth. Services were delayed briefly Friday morning awaiting the ar- rival of Gov. Allah Shivers and a group of other state officials who flew here from Austin. Body To Cameron Sen. Sadler's body was taken to Cameron, near Waco, for bur- ial beside the grave of his only child, a daughter. Gloria, who died while the Sadlers were resi- dents of Sweetwater. Burial was to be at 4 p.m. Friday under di- rection of Elliott's Funeral Home, Abilene. Friday morning's rites began with .lie First Baptist Church men's quarter singing "The Old Rugged one of his favor- ite hymns. Many in the audience, which was predominantly men. probably recalled having heard this and an- ther favorite of his, "In the Garden." sung in the Harley Sad- ler tent shows. The First Baptist quartet sang both at his final rites. Both were sung frequently by quartets in his own show, as it visited nearly every town and hamlet in West Texas. Scriptures Read The Rev. Tom Johnston. Abi- lene, executive director of Pension Foundation. Northwest Texas Methodist Conference and a close friend of Sen. Sadler, read scrip- tures from both the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Sterling Price, pastor of University Baptist Church, gave the invocation. The Rev. Elwin Skiles. pastor of the First Baptist Church to which Sadler belonged, enumer- ated the many virtues represented in his life. Skiles, like so many other West Texans, knew Sadler THE WEATHER from his boyhood, having attended Church, gave the benedictory his tent shows in Cisco. prayer. Sadler's virtues listed by the The audience filled by the bier minister were: Versatility, a man for a last look. Many were seeing of many talents: a hard worker him as the man in grease paint who applied himself to many and his favorite role, the worthy causes; a good family country bumpkin, whose dean por- man and friend, who gave gener- trayals of the simpleton had ously to family, friends, his com- brought pleasant moments to munitv, his state, and nation, them. The" Rev. W. Harlie 'Woolard, Others were seeing him as a pastor of the First Christian See SADLER, Page 7-A, Cols. 4-5 SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORtCR-NEWS Music's in the air. With the opening of the 1954-55 season of the Abilene Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Music Association just around the corner, Sunday's Report- er-News will tell about the coming concerts and pro- grams. And still on the finer things in life, Sunday's Re- porter-News will tell about the new quarters of The Abilene Fine Arts Museum. Music and art are only two of the "extras" that will be offered in this Sunday's edition. As usual there will be Frank Grimes' own particular brand of edi- torials along with regular news, sports and feature stories selected for West Central Texas. You can reserve extra copies of The Reporter-News with your agent or nearest news stand, for 10 cents. ALL DIVISIONS GIVE in Chest Campaign Coffers; Day's Pay Asked DEPARTMENT OK COMMERCE LW Friday 1.I.CM tool Friday a Srnir Saturday. temperature Frt; da< a< ntar 50 HiKh Saturday 75 (o 80. NOkTII CKSTIU1. TEXAS: Fair, thto art a IitUjjra Saturday Uxrrat Friday nljM S cool 'armer UWMT Friday'nllM -ST TEXAS: Fair, cool IMS atltrwon and lonlishf a little warmer Satuny.-. l5wt.it tonWit 3S-U Panhandle and South ''FAST TEXAS: Fair this afternoon. I nithl and Saturday, continued cool. Lowe lontuht north central ponton 10 (hc roast diminishing Saturday. OTUTIICKNTHAI. All division chairmen working on the Community Chest drive, which is seeking to raise by Oct. 27, have reported contributions, Chest headquarters said Friday. Top division so far is still the arts and crafts group, whose cam- paign workers are headed by Jim Jennings. So far, this division has urned in to the campaign leadquarters. Workers in that division are ob- aining contributions from archi- ects. contractors, and engineers: "rom those handling building ma- erials and electrical equipment; and from hardware stores, barber shops and transportation compa- nies. Other division chairmen and the amounts they have turned in are: E. M. Perkins. John Wim- herley. Bill Tippen, Ivan Flynn, Ed Stewart, and J. G. Lindley. Jerry Morgan and Don Scrivner. co chairmen of general soliciti- ions, are'urging persons contact- ed to Rive at least one day's pay :o the Community Chest, since the money collected must be used for eight different agencies. sa M 51 itv.ao .....UlW t p.m. S Ma'lmm i 45 -tt U W S5 fiO 63 (Ma; ku M UN "One of the best ways to decide how much to give to the Commu nity Chest is to think how much each of the organizations will gel from your contribution when it is divided into eight Scrivner said. "A one dollar contribution would mean just a little over one cent a month for each one of the agencies for the coming year." Through Thursday, Community Chest contributions had reaclwx Team captains have almost completed distributing cards to their workers, and these, in turn are expected to make their con tacts as soon as possible. Hazel Slams Carolina Coast With Full Force Related story M Page J-A. Registration of an expected :o Baptist Student Union members from college campuses all over Texas began at 1 p.m. Today, and will continue until 7 p.m., when- their convention opens. At 10 a.m. Friday the BSU state choir sang in the Education- al Building of the First Baptist Church. About 200 BSU members had already arrived in town by :he time the choir gave its per- formance. A worship service led by Dr. Forrest C. Feezor, general secre- :ary of the Texas Baptist General Convention, will -open the conven- tion Friday night. Among the talks to be given dur- ing the opening session will be one concerning the convention theme, "A Look at First Century Dis- followed by a defini- tion of BSU by W. F. Howard, state BSU director. Dr. Elwin L. Skiles, pastor of the First Baptist Church, is sched- uled to give a word of welcome to the students, after which Lonnie Kliever, state president and stu- dent at Hardin Simmons Univer- sity, will make a few remarks concerning the convention and its purposes. Final talk of the opening ses- sion will be by Dr.-f.-P: Allen, pastor of fhe First Baptist Church, will be Is The First Century Speaking." Saturday morning a symposium and panel discussion will be fea- tured, with students only on the symposium, and laymen and min- isters on the panel. The "convention will close Sun- day morning.. CASE CLOSED Boy, 6, Sister, 5, Found Red-Handed With Stolen Pipes Thirty pipes and seven cigaret holders, stolen from McCarty fc Harrison. 1055 South Third St., were recovered Friday morning by- city police. Acting on a tip, Detective Lt George Sutton and Detective War- ren Dod.son found a 6-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister playing in the back yard of their home with the merchandise. Up to that time, police hadn't re- ceived a report of the then. The boy took officers to the store where the pipes and cigaret hol- ders were taken. The merchandise had been sitting on the sidewalk in front of the place, Sutton said. Sutton and Dodson took the boy to police headquarters for a few minutes to talk with him. The boj steadfastly denied stealing the things. The detectives, returned him home, and said they wouldn't take further action regarding him 100 mph Winds Rip Beach Homes WILMINGTON, N. C. (ffp-Hurricane Hazel, with winds of more than 100 miles an hour, smashed into the Carolinas, coast today and moved inland. The big storm and the crashing waves it generated tore up coastal installations and beach homes from Myrtle Beach, S. C., to the Morehead City, N. C., area. There were no immediate reports of casualties among the well-warned residents, most of whom sought cover in places of safety. PURITY PAYS FOR ANN Ann Blyth stands before an applauding audience at the Sahara; in Las Vegas, Nev., where she's ending a 3 week engage- ment thafs been an eye-opener to the gamblers and deal- ers in that hardboiled town. While the sexboats have got- ten tfost of the attention, Ann has packed them in with beguiling Irish dear soprano songs to prove that purity pays. Ann Blyth Proves Her Club Act Purity Pays In response to a radioed appeal rom Mayor Ernest Williams of ayrtle Beach, a resort halfway up he South Carolina coast, Gov. Fames F. Byrnes ordered the Coa- way Tank Battalion to duty to pre- vent looting. Wares Damage The tropical storm, which wrought heavy damage and loss of Sfe in Haiti Tuesday, struck the U.S. mainland a severe blow, but towering waves caused more dam- age along the coast than Wind. The Miami Weather Bureau, hur- ricane forecasting headquarters, reported in a 10 a.ni. advisory that the storm center crossed the coast- line a short distance east of Myrtle Beach at ajn. "Gale to hurricane force winds and extremely heavy -rains will continue especially to the north and east of the center as the hur- ricane progresses northward across North Carolina and Into Virginia during the the ad- visory eaid. ''All precautions should Be con- tinued against dangerous winds and abnormally high BoVes on the North Carolina coast and north- ward until the hurricane passes Thousands of beach homes were torn up and many homes and i By BOB THOMAS LAS VEGAS, Nev. gam- blers and dealers in this hard- boiled town never saw anything like it Everyone in the night club was standing and cheering a de- mure, beauty whose act was pure enough for a Sunday school picnic. This was closing night for Ann Blyth at the Sahara. With tears streaming down her cheeks, she sang "Auld Lang Syne" and bowed off with a thundering ovation. Most of those in the Conga Room were AHS ROOTERS GET SURPRISE Abilene High School students planned a surprise Friday morning and got "one instead. The pupils decided early Fri- day to stage a "walk-out" at ajn to have a pep "Walk-out" time was set for a-m., just before school's adjournment for lunch. Many students thought the whole thing was a surprise to the faculty. But when the AHS rooters met in the auditorium, they found none other than Principal Escoe Webb himself leading a roof-raising yen. 2 Shrimp Fishermen Safe as Boat Sinks TAMPICO, Mex. Amer- icans aboard a Texas shrimp boat were said to have .-scaped injury yesterday when the craft caught fire, exploded and sank near Isla dc Lobos. The Snnta Lucia, out of Browns- ville was reported to have sunk after a fire caused its gasoline tanks to explode. Edward Jones, the captain, Ray Dickardi, crtwnuui, were both reported site by a to the of Uw Port of pico. Both were North Anwlcvii. misty-eyed too. The event was an eye-opener to veterans on the gaudy Las Vegas Strip of hotel casinos. The gals who usually draw attention in this :own are the sexboats. Marlene Dietrich appears to be offering an annual strip-tease. Mae West of- fered seminnde musde boys and aer own brand of racy humor. Terry Moore gave her al- most, But along came little Hiss Aim Blyth to prove that purity pays. She sang in her clear soprano and beguiled the audiences with her Irish talk. While a comedienne on the bill had told bedroom stories, Ann talked about her 4-month-old son Timothy and bow he would celebrate his first Christmas this year. And she packed 'em in. Business was booming during Mr three- week engagement Sweet Annie could be starting a trend. I couldn't think of a nicer one to start. Nor could Hollywood offer a better saleswoman for its pleasanter and less publicized side. I saw her in her hotel room just before she was flying home to her husband. Dr. James McNulty, and their Timothy Patrick. "I didn't sleep a bit last said Ann. "The excitement of go- ing home was too much for me. Do you realize that it has been almost six weeks since I've been home? I played in San Diego anc then the state fair at Sacramento and had a week of rehearsals be- fore I started here. But it has been a wonderful ex- perience here, and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. It is the first time I have played nighl dubs or any singing dates, and il has opened a whole new world for me. The audiences have been won- derful and I've met so many in- teresting people." WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ELECTION SET U.S. cotton formers to vote Dec. 14 on mark- eting quotas. Page 2-A. WOMEN IN WHITE others 'best thing' in profession, nurses find. Page 6-A. PREDICTION Daniel believes Congress will prohibit FPC fixing natural gas price. Page I-B. set sights en Odessa gridders. Page 10-A. Dr H.- Viimcaae warning oBeer at Myrtle Beach, estimated winds there at 180 to UP mites an hour. He said tides were S to 11 feet above normal Periled Far .up the coast at Morehead City, N.C., streets were under water and waves lashed at the sea- wall protecting the hospital The water was not expected to reach toe hospital's ground Door. Lawrence Cook, assistant police chief at Wrightsville Beach said most of the cottages -along the water front there had been washed away. Three families were ma- rooned in that afea and the coast guard was sent to rescue them. Tbe hurricane winds spread across a path as much as 120 miles wide as theV struct An advisory said the forward speed of the rtorm was 25 to 30 miles an hour and It was expected to pick Dp speed as it progressed. Communications and power lines were down in many areas. Small boats piled up on the shore. Coast Guardsmen evacuated St. persons from Ocracoke Island homes on the North Carolina outer banks and were sheltering them In the Ocracoke lifeboat station, which is on higher ground. Associated Press photographer Ruth Fairdoth reported from Myrtle Beach watching a virtually undamaged house with attached See HAZEL, Page Z-A, S City Annexes Four Tracts Tour tracts were annexed to the city Friday morning on final vote of the City Commission. Included was some territory southwest of Abilene in Elmwood West where residents had found recently they were outside the city limits and "couldn't send chil- dren to local schools free. They applied far the merger. Also annexed was aa area in- cluding the site where Westwpod Development president) has been-trying unsuc- cessfully to build a serpee sta- tion. L -'VJ Location of the proposed station is North Sixth St and Mocking- bird Lane. The city has received a court injunction against the pro- ject, as it wishes the area to re- main residential. Tracts-annexed were: U) The school problem from Don Juan St to the alley north of Potomac Ave.. and from Pioneer Dr. to the alley west of Bowie Dr. (2) The Westwood service sta- tion State St to North Sixth St- and from North Mocking- bird Lane to the alley west Westview St (3) From the alley east of Fan- nin St to North Mockingbird Lane and from Ambler Ave. to North ISth St (4) From Hartford St to TJ. S. Highway 277 and from Pioneer Dr. to the alley west of Pioneer. The commission Friday granted a city permit to Earl W. Cole to iterate a shooting gallery at 1049 South" First St Auto Kills Houston Shoe-Shine Boy, 7 HOUSTON 7-year-old shoe- Shine boy was killed yesterday when struck by a car as he walked along a Houston street He was Trinidad Cardoia.. Low Bid On Creek Project CHEST CAMPAIGN STAFFERS-Mrs. Joe Mrs. A. L. Hooker Mis. Broce Proctor (left to right) are in charge of the Abilerw Community Chest contribution headquarters located on the Post Office lawn. Mrs. Proctor is encuUve d BMJ the local Community Cheat organlntion, Hooker ind Mrs. employed during the f und-riiaing comptign at her tomporwy Miistuts. (SUf f Pfcotojk Mercury Sags to 40; Slight Warm-up Due Abilene's lowest temperature of the season was recorded early Fri- day as cold air moved into the area on the heels of a front from the northwest. The mercury dropped to 40 de- grees between 6 and a.m., the U. S. Weather Bureau said. I A slight warm-up is expected Saturday. The temperature drop came as the wind died, skies stayed dear and air dried out. By Friday morning the coW front that started in Canada had moved to south of Brownsville and into GuH. If passed through Abiteat at aja. Thursday. Low bidder Friday morning on construction of a Deadman Creek diversion dam and channel was B. G. Brown and J. Andy Fruitt, Abilene and San Angete. That firm bid and pro- mised to do the work in 90 calen- dar days. City Commission opened the bids in Friday's meeting. It will award the contract at next Friday's regu- lar session. City Manager Austin P. Hancock said. If the State Board of Water Engineers hasn't granted Abilene's application by that time for rights to Deadman Crtek water, the con- tract will be made subject to those rights, Hancock said. Water in excess of the normal flow of-Dcacbnan will be channel- ed into Lake Fort Phantom Hill to add to Abilene's water supply, if the state permit is given. The tow bid for an elevated wa- ter storage-taak, to be erected on the South Side, was submitted by Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co- U was SW4.MO. Completion date is to be not more than Ml days from date company receives tin contract. That con- tract abo wffl be M nxt Friday. OU.tr bidi DwtaaM pro- ject were: H. B. Zachry Co.. Sao Antonio, Dean Skinner, Austin. Cage Brothers, San Antonio. Schwopt Brothers, San Antonio, Cen- tex Paring Co.. San Antonio, 178: and J. W. Moorman 4 Son., Belton. One other bid was received off the elevated tank. Chicago Bridge 4 Iron Co. bid Freese Nichols, consulting en gineer firm, examined all the bids on both jobs and will recommend contracts for the two low bidders. Stockyard Workers NameSWAasAgeiri WORTH Ifr-The Stock- yards Workers of America ASM. is the bargaining agent for Fort Worth stockyards following an election held yesterday by the National Relations Board. Workers voted m for atwty-' formed SWA, M for tot Packinghouse Workers of and none in favor of M
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