Abilene Reporter News, October 19, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas 1 EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 123 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'i-Byron ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 19.1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO aclTOB PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IT HAPPENED point out to investigating officers the tween the tree and power pole, a run-away car struck Jimmy Davis, schoolboy pafrolman, at North Eighth and Orange Sts. The car, driven by Roy Frankhn Sherwood, can be seen headed toward the opposite curb where it rammed a parked car, knock- ing it onto the sidewalk. Jimmy suffered a fractured skull. (Photo by Charles False Hospitalization State May Reveal Doctor's Love Life CLEVELAND that tes- timony would lay bare extra-mari- tal affairs of the defendant en- livened today the second day of the first degree murder trial of Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. Also injected into the trial, as selection of a jury progressed, were fully mysterious crank letters received SKULL FRACTURED Wild Auto Strikes School Patrolboy A 12-year-old school patrolboy was struck by a wild auto and seriously injured Tuesday morning while directing traffic at North Eighth and Orange Sts. The victim is Jimmy Davis, ton of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Davis of 850 EN llth St He suffered a fractured skull, cuts and bruises. Jimmy was "standing on the in- tersection parkway, between a tree and power pole. Investigating officers said a car traveling east on North Eighth St. went over to the left side of the street about 100 west of the intersection, jumped the curb and ran into Jimmy as it passed between the tree and pole. The car, a 1947 Plymouth, continued east across Orange St. north of the intersection, hit a parked car and knocked it onto the side- walk. Roy Franklin Sherwood. 19. of 850 Orange St., was driving the car. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Sherwood. The accident occurred at a.m. when pupils were on their way to Lamar School, immediately south- east of the intersection. SgL F. M. Pruitt, Patrolman L. B. McMaster and LL Grover Chronister of the Abilene Police Department investigated the acci- dent the cost to Sherwood's car was considered a total loss. Dam- age to the parked car was esti- mated at S75. 800 Employes Of Bell Meet Here Tonight Approximately 800 employes of Southwestern Bell Telephone Com- pany are expected to attend a dis- trict meeting in Abilene Tuesday night. They will be all off-duty em- ployes in the Abilene district, which includes nine cities besides Abilene. Special guests will be a dozen general and division execu- tives of the company from Dallas and Fort Worth. George Brown, Abilene local DOZEN FIRMS PARTICIPATING Materials, Labor Provided For Erecting Spann Home Final arrangements were com- pleted today for materials and la- bor on the Spann home, which will be built Thursday. More than a dozen firms, aside from various contractors, are join- ing in the home building project Ralph Hooks, of Lydick Hooks Roofing Co., said his firm will put the roof on free, and will sell the roofing materials at cost. It will be a composition shingle roof. Texas Oil Given Boost AUSTIN W-The Railroad Com- mission today ordered an increase of barrels per day in Texas' November crude oil allowable, boosting total permissive flow to barrels daily. The increase was accomplished by retaining the state in general and the big East Texas pool on 15 producing days during the aniay month of November. The state had been on 15 days this month but the allowable's distribution over October's 31 days produced a lower daily figure. The Kelly-Snyder Field in West Texas was formally returned t( the statewide pattern, although i had been allowed to produce a' the statewide figure for the pas month. Pickton was kept at nine producing days. Abilene Plumbing and Roofing X Charles Walker, owner, will do all the plumbing installations and furnish the equipment, includ- ng the forced air central heating, at which is well below con- ract price. These deals are typical of the assistance Abilene firms and home milders are giving to help pro- vide a home for Mrs. Jimmy Spann and her two babies, Verda and Jimmy. The husband and father. Policeman Jimmy Spann, was slain June 17 in a gun battle at Alerkel. Foundation Laid The house will be built at 741 Westmoreland St., in a single day, Thursday. This is exclusive of the foundation work, which was done yesterday; and finishing work, such as painting and floor polish- ing, which will be done afterward. The Abilene Home Builders As- builder who was in charge; Ken neth Musgrave. builder: Burl Nash, builder: John Frazier, fore- man; W. G. Braddock, foreman, and laborers Jack Wilson, H. P. Wadell. W. T. Carpenter, Floyd Spencer, Buck Frazier, E. H. Riewl, Lon Copeland, Augustine Viscanio and Emanuel s'ociation is giving supervision and labor free.vOnly cost will be the materials, and practically all of that is being obtained at cost or below. The crew that laid the founda- tion Monday includes A. J. Eder, Priones. Lumber for the forms was fur- nished by South Texas Lumber Co.. which is making all materials available at cost; about 20 yards of concrete were brought in by Childs Ready Mix- Concrete Co.: George Steakley, builder, supplied foundation forms. Steel for the foundation was from Texas Steel Products Co. Power poles were set up by King Brothers Construc- tion Co. "Plowman Electric Co. in- stalled the meter boxes, and also will wire the home. Power used in construction is being furnished by West Texas Utilities Co. A. R. Oglesby, county surveyor, surveyed the lot free. Bill Acklen of West Texas Abstract k Title Co gave the title insurance free. Costs paid up to date are for the lot, to Kenneth Musgrave. and MS for FHA Musgrave had already paid before administrators of the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund dealt with him on the lot. Musgrave sold the lot out of his project at his actual cost manager, said this is the first meeting of this kind for the Abi- lene district since 1339. The executives from Dallas and Fort Worth will meet the district employes at a reception set for 7 pjn. at McMurry CoUege'i Bad. ford Student Center, A .program depicting 75 years of telephone his tory in Texas will open in Hid ford auditorium at >This will be presented will slides accompanied by sound aoc pantomimes performed by district employes. Gus Green of Fort Worth, com- munications engineer, will give a lecture and demonstration show ing telephone service of the fu ture. Walter Frehn of Dallas, genera manager of Southwestern Bell, will be the principal speaker. His sub- ject will be "How Are We A social hour with refreshments will follow the program. A staf of six headed by a registerei nurse will conduct a nursery for children of the employes. Company executives who will at tend are General Manager PrShn Ben Smith, assistant general man- ager; W. L. Lindholm, genera commercial manager; Clarence Oliver, general traffic euperinten dent; K. A. Ganssle, general en- gineer; T. B. Kelly, general plan superintendent: Dave Forbis, are staff manager, and Elmer Cast general auditor, all of Dallas: an J. H. Hubbard, division traffic su pervisor; Joe H. Chbwning, div sion commercial superintendent W. H. (Dutch) Melbern, divisioi plant superintendent and formerl. of Abilene: and E. J. Ernest, d vision manager, all of Fort Wort! Cities from which district em ployes will come are Colorac City. Anson, Hamlin, Roby, Rotan Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater and by some members of the jury panel Dr. Sheppard, handsome 30-year- old osteopath, is on trial charged with beating to death last July 4 his 31-year-old wife, Marilyn, moth- er of one child and expecting an- other. One juror was seated yesterday after Sheppard's chief counsel, William J. Corrigan, had failed in two moves to delay the trial. Judge Edward Blythin of Common Pleas Court first denied a motion for a ontinuance, and then held in abey ance a second motion to move the tearing out of Cleveland, and Cuya- oga County because of Corrigan's aim that public opinion was in- amed against the defendant Corrigan lost another round in he change of venue motion at the jening of today's court session, e contended the airing last night y Cleveland Radio Station WHK f a debate between two Cleveland ewspapermen on the handling of IB case in the newspapers had ontributed to building up further an unfavorable public attitude to- ward Dr. Sheppard. Defense Attorney Fred Garmone asked Howard Barrish, le first juror selected, whether IB young osteopath's alleged affair with a pretty hospital technician would have any bearing on his udgment in the case. Today, while examining Mrs. Elizabeth A. Borke for possible ury duty, Garmone said: in. this trial may divulge that Sam Sbtppmrd may wiffi some worrien SHEPPARD GOES ON Samuel H." Sheppard, right, is shown as he entered the courtroom on trial on a first degree murder charge. He is charged with beating his wife Marilyn to death last July 4. _______: other than his wife." He asked Mrs. Borke whether that would influence her in cany-- ng out her duties as a juror. The prosecution objected, and Judge Edward Blythin sustained the objection. Garmone argued that whether or not the potential jurors had a 'bias" on certain matters should be taken up before the jury was worn. Mrs. Borke, a brunette Cleveland housewife, was accepted as the iecond juror. THE WEATHER C.S. DETAamCST OF COSCXEKCS BUAEAG ABH.ESK AND VICINITY aid mild today, tonight and Hiih Mrattrt UoUi taw to- m0a and Wedaefday. _ _ EAST AND SOOTH CENTRAL TEXAS: tsKtOs fair and mild tiit to- oilM and Wetoeidar. Gaitlt to nodtnU easterly winds on CM5X. 77 u nat p.m. SmriK today Sasutt tonttSt PJn. Barometer readial pjn.: 3J.3J. Ketatlv. numMity at VaxiaHun for M noon n.i IS. .i I. temperature tot IMon 3 Abilenicms Study Base Housing Fer with them ourney. Abflene Chamber of Commerce was njpving quickly this week to [tdiytlwriBUs plans of providing iffiinefcbn Abilene Air Force Base or military men. Three C-C leaders left here Mon- day afternoon in an Eighth Air force plane to visit three other >ases. Thev are French Robert- son, W. P. Wright and C. E. Bent- ey Jr. Air Force personnel was to con- throughout their rtUJJC.y. The three AbDenians were to visit the Air Force bases at Lincoln, Rapid City, S. D., and El Paso. They were to study housing at each place. At El Paso Wednesday morn- ing they were to be met by Elbert Hall, immediate past president of the Abilene C-C. Wterry Project Rejected Directors voted Monday that the C-C won't sponsor the construc- tion'of the proposed 500 Wherry houses on the local base. They did this upon recommendation from the C-C's Wherry housing commit- tee, of which Robertson was chair- man. The' board did offer the C-C's full assistance to the Air Force, however, toward expediting a con- tract for construction. Originally the C-C planned to form an organization which would build the nouses. Subsequent amendments in the Wherry hous- ing act and in the GI bill led to the decision against doing the building. Robertson toW the board Mon- day that the Wnerry amendmmts now make it impossible or anyone to make a.profit from building the base houses. He said the GI bfll has been changed in order to permit men still in military service to get gov- ernment aid in financing home ownership. Local communities where air bases are located have various dans for helping provide military jersonnel with houses, Monday's discussion brought out. FoA Creaiei The plan which the Abilenians win study at Lincoln, Neb., was designed "to prevent servicemen from losing their investment in homes when transferred away. The Lincoln C-C created a fund, to purchase homes from-the military men who are being trans- ferred from that base if they can't otherwise dispose of them. It was the consensus at Mon- dav-'s board meeting that Abilene C-C would help in every way posr sible to get a suitable contract let for constructing fte houses. -The Air Force wants 500 Wherry houses built on the base. No action was taken for or against such plans as Lincoln, Neb., has. However, the board in- structed the Wherry housing com- mittee to study those programs. Robertson, Wright, Bentley and Hall are members of the com- mittee. FTC Names 4 Leaders In Insurance WASHINGTON Federal Trade Commission today accused 17 companies in the health, hospi- tal and accident insurance busi- ness of "false and misleading ad- vertising." Together, the 17 ing the four largest in the represent annual premium pay- ments of more than 300 million dollars, or about 1-3 of the total health and accident policies written on individuals in the country. Among those named in the FTC grew out of a 10-month nationwide investigation the Bankers Life and Casu- alty Co. of Chicago (The White Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Assn. of Omaha (Mutual of Reserve life Insurance Co. of Dallas, and United Insur- ance Co. of Chicago. Each firm was charged with from three to five allegedly decep- ive practices. Each was allowed 20 days to file replies. Individual learings are to be held in Decem- ber. If, after these hearings, the FTC finds there is basis for the charges t may issue orders forbidding hese practices in the future. FTC Chairman Edward F. How- rey said the action is aimed at false or deceptive advertising claims concerning the extent, .of. insurance protection and benefits payable. Howrey said In a statement this ON 8-CITY SWING PRIZES OFFERED Chest Solicitation Drive Hits Donations reported in the Com- munlly Chest drive totaled Tuesday morning. All that amount was from the gcner.1 solicitation divlston, d which Don Scrivner U carman. No have been made Una f.r (rorn the major division. ot which Ray Oriaham to chair- "contributions to IcIUtion phuse Included earn captains and individual sol citors in the campaign. They were donated by local business houses A first and a ncond a hut and an pocket sec- retary- will be awarded the team captains making the per- four prliei are te be aim CHEST CAMPAIGN GIH BAROMETER centages of their First and second prttw as electric clock and alBjatorbeR -will be given the two Individual workers turning In the highest per- centages on their quotas. Dr. Sterling Price Is general chairman of this year'i His I cfrchalraaa to I. W. Bum I Cisco, Eostlqnd Greet Trippers By DON HUTCHESON Repwter-Newi SUK nwUgrapber EASTLAND, Oct. II. City of- ficials and business men of eight neighboring cities were rolling out the welcome carpet Tuesday for a bus-load of Abilene good-will trip- pers. At Eastland, second stop on the journey, the Abilenians were .met by H. J. Tanner, manager of East- land Chamber of Commerce. They were escorted through town by Police Chief Ray Laney to the courthouse, where another group waited to greet them. In the latter crowd were Grady Pipkin, Fred HaU, W. Q. Verner the ROT. Otto Frank Gene i Rhodes, Deputy Sheriff Lee Horn and Henry Pentecost. Hale is t former AbUenUa now living ii Eastland. In Cisco, the day's first stop the welcoming group Included iFaul Itatbaar, state tire nominee and manager of Cisco Chamber of Commerce; J. Proctor, Police Chief M. L. 'erdue and J. B. Pratt Other cities to be visited dur- ng the day, in the order named are Ranger, Breckenridge, Wood- son. Throckmorton, Albany and. Baird. The Abilene delegation was to attend the Rotary dub luncheon in Breckenridge. Tuesday's trip is the second in a series of six sponsored by Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce. Wholesalers, Jobbers, manu- facturers and special service firms are represented among the trippers. Making trip aw Paul Milter, Buck McCarty, Ftynn, J. T. LaRoqot, "Moon" Mulli- Mn Woodnrn PMH RatcUff, Owen Ellis, Frank Mom, Jim Jennings, V. K. Mel R. TBWIMB, BM Fry, A. first broad inquiry of its kind grew out of "a flood of letters" sent by, policy holders wfto he com- plained the insurance coverage Sey received was not-the same as advertised. The FTC complaints attacked the following alleged misrepresenta- 'i tions: L Policy termination. A tjipical advertising claim, it was charged, talks about "no automatic termina- tion age You and your family are covered from ;1 to 75." Actually, FTC said, most policies are renewable only at option of the company and can be canceled, at the end of -any term for any reason. 2. Extent of coverage. FTC said that, whereas benefits are adver- tised "for each sickness or acci- many policies pay. nothing for losses due to nervous disorders, venereal disease, childbirth, dental operations and so on. 3. Maximum dollar limits. Ad-, vertising claims of "up tp: J5JS AT. each surgical are de? ceptive in many cases, said FTC, because the fun amount is payable- for only one or'two relatively rare operations. 4. Starting time of coverage. Al- though some companies represenS, insurance as being effective when issued, FTC said; coverage for many sicknesses is .delayed until the.policy has been in effect for a as six months for tu- berculosis or heart disease; 5.' Health status of the .insured. FTC charged many' companies state they do not require medical- examination, but fail to say the; policy does not" ewer any loss! traceable to a condition which ex- isted when the policy was issued. 6. Sale of a plan. Some com- panies imply, FTC said, that many benefits are obtainable from pur-i chase of a siBgle policy for a few' cents a actually several policies are required to get all the advertised benefits. 7. Some advertisements oiler; regularly monthly income for FTC charged, but only in: