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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               le Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT M EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 125 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Spann Home Starts Wall Going Up Being Installed Completed, Joists Started U. S, Allies Complete West German Action o Hagler Fights Torch Death Extradition FORT WORTH IB-In-again, out- again David F. Hagler Jr. was back in jail this morning. He surrendered at a.m. to Sheriff Harlon Wright, after Gov. Shivers approved extradition to Oklahoma to face a murder charge. But Hagler's attorneys asked Judge Dave McGee for a writ o{ habeas Corpus to free Hagler while their extradition appeal is pending before the Court of Crim- inal Appeals. McGee set a hearing on the re- ouest for a.m. tomorrow. Dist. Atty. Jerry Murad said he will fight settjng of bond on the extradition appeal. Defense lawyers expect their appeal to de- lay Hagler's removal to Oklahoma for two to three months. Hagler. looking refreshed after an overnight honeymoon, was wearing the brown slacks and white shirt he wore at his wedding yesterday afternoon to Elisabeth Maria Bergmann, 23. Hagler, 36, and the shapely for- mer German war bride of an American GI, were married yes- terday by a county judge in a 4- miuute ceremony. Wore No Coat The Fort Worth business man wore no coat and his bride wore the same gray jersey dress in which she flew back from Munich, Germany, to aid him in his fight against the murder charge. As his wife, she cannot be made to testify against A charred corpse, believed to he Hagler's at first, was fdurid near Davis, Okla., Oct 10 in a station wagon he had borrowed from his ex-wHe. Three days later, after police established the body was not Hagler's, he surrendered to police here and was charged with the slaying. All attempts to identify the corpse have been futile. Miss Bergmann, informed of the events by trans-Atlantic telephone, Dew from Munich to be by her See BURNING, Page !-A, Col. S AUTO RAMS FREIGHT Visions of Venison Fade in Mishap VIEW, Oct. 21 Visions of venison spelled near disaster for four San Angelo nimrods before dawn Thursday. The four were en route to South Dakota. About a.m. Thursday [hey were cruising north on U. S. Highway 277 deeply engrossed in conversation and thought of the upcoming deer. A Santa Fe freight train put a quick end to their conversation- The four told a highway patrol- man that they had been so intent upon the coming outing that they had failed to notice the west bound freight as it sped across the high- way at View. The 1932 Buick driven by San Angelo roofing contractor Marvin Robert Probst, 53, plowed into about the middle of the long line of freight cars. The vehicle was "for all prac- tical purposes" demolished as it was swept about 250 feet down the right of way, investigating Highway Patrolman John Hegar of Abilene said. The four hunters crawled out unscathed, but visions of venison momentarily torn from their thoughts. Passengers in the car besides the driver were Leroy Sidel, 36, B_ E. Probst, 48, and F. W. Mit- chell, 53; all of San Angelo. The train was undamaged and proceeded on its way after the automobile was cleared away. B. F. Horn to Build One Dorm at ACC An Abilene contractor and a Fort Worth firm were awaWed contracts Thursday to build Abi- lene Christian College's two new dormitories. B. F. Horn Company of Abilene was given the contract to build the men's dormitory on a base bid of Rambo Construction Co. of Fort Worth got the contract for the women's dorm, at r Both prices are for turnkey jobs. Each company will do its own sub contracting. The contracts were let by the college board of trustees. The Housing and Home Finance Agency office in Fort Worth Wed- nesday approved the letHngs. James E. Freeman, fiscal agent of the college, went there to con- fer with officials. Eleven companies had submit- ted bids on both buildings. Horn will begin work next Mon- Chemical in Cigarette Paper Cancer Cause ay and Rambo next Wednesday. Completion is expected by Oct. 1, 955. PU.MI Under Loan Total of the two bids is WO, which is below the loan commitment the ederal agency had approved for ICC. As a result, the loan will x pared down to approximately ae bid figures. The merfs.donn win house sa persons and the women's dorm 10. Both buildings will be air con- ditioned. The men's dona will be located lorth of Mabee Dormitory and will le identical in appearance. It's ,-shape will complete a quadran- gle with the Mabee dorm forming he south and east sides. The women's dorm will conform generally to the architectural ap- warance of the three present women's dorms. It will be located on the southeast side of the camp- us, east of McDonald HalL BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ffl-A com- pound that causes cancer in mice been found in smoke from cigarette paper, a' chemist engaged in cancer re- search reported today. D. V. Lefemine, of the Cancer Institute at Miami. Fla., made the finished, rafters well on way (St.ft riMln DM Hilchww) It'll Be Done Today By JIM EATOV Reporter-News Staff Writer A home for Mrs. Christine Spann and children, Verda Ruth and Jim- my, is becoming a reality today. .Making the dream of owning a home come true has been made possible by big-hearted West Cen- tral Tcxans. The late Jimmy Spann, widow of the Abilene police- man, and her two children, will have a rent-bee house when the toy ends. It has boon made possible by money donated to the Jimmy Spnnn appreciation Fund which the Reporter-News sponsored, and by UM Home Builders Association of Abilene. The association is build- iif the home. On Schedule work wns going ac cording to schedule at noon, dd Uwitr, assertion secretary- ireasurar reported. following work had been at noon: The walls and Ming were up. The root was by noon and part ot tho Soldeck was on. Windows were ta and the floors told. All clwlrl- work WM comploU. ran ot the cabinets were built. While some were installing heating ducts, others were putting up shcetrock. Workers were to begin install- ing shingles on the roof at 1 p.m. At the same time, painters were Lo begin painting the house which will be tan trimmed in dark brown. Sound of the first hammer strik- ing a nail echoed through the 700 block of Westmoreland Street at a.m. Soon workers covered the area and all the activity re- sembled n' bee hive. Majority of the carpenters started arriving between and 7 a.m. Work was not intended to start until 7 a.m. but the eager workers jumped the gun. Probably most of them as they begun work thought of Jimmy Spann, Abilene policeman who din) gun battle in Merkel June In a 16, Mrs. Watches Spann got her two chil- 4rcn up early so all (he family could see the operation lhat el building of house in one day. They were at the site at 7 a.m. Jimmy, H-months-old. seemed more interested in digging in the dirt than he did in watching the builders work. "That's the farmer in said Jimmy's grandfather, A. Driver, Fisher County farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Driver came over to see the house built. Also with Mrs. Spann was her sister, Mrs. R. W. Andes and her two children of Abilene, and a sister-in-law .Mrs. Lcland Driver of Abilene. Mrs. Spann's father brought along a horseshoe from his farm 15 miles southwest of Roby. Airs. Spann was to hang it inside the frame for good luck. Foundation for the house was laid Monday, and the sub-flooring and rough plumbing completed Tuesday. Boards were qft Wed- nesday. Typical ot the cooperation ex- pressed by, workers Thursday came from carpenter C. Casey, "I am happy to be working out he said. "It sure does give mo a good feeling." The carpen- ter related how he and Jimmy's SPANN, f-A, Cat. 1 Santa Fe Pays County The Gulf. Colorado i Santa Fe Bailroad paid its Taylor County taxes of Thursday. The check was made on the Hutchings and Seaiy National Bank of Gal- vestbn, Texas general offices head- quarters of the railroad. The payment was on an assessed valuation of which in- cluded proportionate intangible as- sets, oil and gas royalties on a reservoir site. The company is one of the larg- est tax payers in the county. Meantime the Texas Pacific Railroad will pay as taxes for 1954 the sum of J9.945.60 on its properties in Taylor County, Ray- mond Petree, tax collector, said. valuations have been upped somewhat for 1954. Petree said. THE WEATHER report at a regional meeting of he American Chemical Society. Lefemine said benzpyrene has oroved in animal experiments to one of the most powerful known cancer-producing agents. It also ias been identified as a component n some studies on polluted city air. The chemist said smoke and tars rom burning enough paper to manufacture 80.000 cigarettes were collected in the tests. This quantity of paper, he estimated, would be the equivalent of 11 years' supply of cigarettes for the pack-a-day smoker. The chemist said this was the first scientific report of the rec- ognition of an actual cancer-pro- ducing chemical in any form of smoking material. He pointed out that in tests else- where the tar from burning whole cigarettes has been shown to pro- duce a cancer when applied to the skin of mice. It may now be possible. b> chemical treatment of the paper to prevent formation of the agent said Lefemine. The-question whether cigarette tobacco contains the same chemical can be an- swered only by much further re- search on the tobacco, he added but preliminary stdies indicate that there may well be a protec- tive chemical compound in the tobacco which inhibits the develop- ment of benzpyrene as the tobacco burns. cloudy mlU throunh c iiS-lw P, M. 1 i 71 Tt aci itn- i.m. lonUiw MS- UlN f.n Cooler Weather Due Late Today Slightly cooler weather is pre- dicted for Abilene and area this afternoon and Friday it a weak cool front moves in as weather- men expect. The Weather Bureau said Thurs day morning that a cool front Uia has been lingering in the Pan handle shouH hit Abilene some- time Thursday afternoon. It is not likely to bring any precipitation will drop abou flve degrees from the front. Windt will shift from UM sowih to aorta. PARIS three Western lowers and the Bonn Republic to- ay reached complete agreement m steps to end the Allied occupa- ion of West Germany and restore all sovereignty to the Vest Germans. The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France ook the action this afternoon in a brief session with West German Chajicellor-Foreign Minister Kon- ad Adenauer. The four statesmen put the fin- ishing touches on a series of engthy, detailed documents which are to replace the 2-year-old treaty if Bonn, never completely ratified. These documents set forth the conditions under which the West Germans will recover sovereignty after almost a decade of occupa- tion. The documents, along with a se- ries of annexes covering West Germany's future relations with the West and the status of Allied armed forces in West Germany, are to be signed in a formal session Saturday. Today's action cleared the way or West Germany's incorporation into a seven-power West European Union Vorth tion. Treaties embodying these steps are to be signed Saturday also, lending successful conclusion of additional talks to be held here. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer took an equal place at he conference table in the Palais de ChaUlot Annei. shortly, after, 11 as the foreign ministers re- opened tJfe recent Iflisrkm negoba-' Boas, which selected the 1948 Brus- sels Treaty as the basis for Ger- man rearmament The nations represented included the five original members of the WHATS NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WHITE AFTER SUNBOWN Throw out that white shirt, it's no longer a badfle of honor. Page 7-A. WORLD TODAY So mony places to go, where do ws de- cide? Page 1-4-A. BOTTOM OF THE WORLD Two trips to the South Pole copped Abilene mechanic's Army career. Page 1-B. GENTLEMEK IN POLITICS Connecticut race foes gentle- men all the way. Page 12-B. Sadler Leaves Estate to Wife The will of the late State Sen- ator Harley Sadler who died Get 14 was filed for probate in Taylor County Probate Court Wednesday. The will bequeathes his person- al belonging to two friends and the remainder of his real and per- sonal estate in fee simple to his wife, Mrs. Billie Sadler. A diamond-studded gold wrisl watch given him by citizens o Lubbock he bequeathed to the Mu- seum of the Texas Tech College in Lubbock. Norman Bonds and F. H. Lloyd both of Abilene, are to share alike in the personal belongings. The testator requested that committee meet with his wife after his death to assist her in the for mation of a plan for her future to the end that her financial se- curity may be taken care of. The committee consists of Bob Huff, Lamesa; James H, Beall, Sweet- water, and Tom Gordon, Abilene. He constituted and appointed his wife executrix of his testament and directed that no bond or other security be required of her. The will was signed by Senator Sadler on March and wit- nessed by Annette Gay and Annie Gregg. It was filed for probate Oct. 30. Sadler, noted showman, oil op- erator and state aerator, died of a heart ailment at Stamford Sani- tarium a day alter direcUni play at Final Treaties Due Signing on Saturday O o and membership in the Atlantic Treaty Organiza- Brussels Belgium, Holland and France, Luxem- xmrf, two new prospective mem- Germany and and two guarantor United States and Canada. later today, Adenauer v scheduled to meet again with U.S. Secretary State Dulles, French Premier Pierre Mendes France and British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden to complete agree- ments ending the Allied occupa- tion of West Germany and restor- ing most of their sovereignty to ;he Germans. The three Western powers re- tained a few strings on West Ger- man sovereignty to enable them to negotiate with the Soviet Union on German reunification and on a peace treaty for a reunited Ger- many. Can Go Back They also kept the right to re- sume the occupation in case of emergency and power to cope with the special situation in Berlin. Following this brief session West German Chancellor Konrad Aden- auer and U.S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden and French Premier-Foreign Minister Pierre Mendes-France went into session with ministers representing Bel- gium, the Netherlands, Luxem- bourg, Italy and Canada to study the projected "Western European Union." City to Award 2 Wafer Bond Jobs Friday First two contracts under the recently voted million water and sewer revenue bond issue will be let Friday by the City Com- lission. During its regular weekly 9 ajn. Friday meeting, the commission expects to award these jobs: (1) Construction of a Deadman Creek diversion dam and channel, to B. G. Brown and J. Andy Pru- itt, Abilene and San Angela, on then bid of (2) Purchase and erection at a IS elevated water storage tank, from Pittsburfh-Des Koines Steel for The bidders slated for1 awards were the lowest at last week's bid-opening session.. Brown and Pruitt promise tp complete the Deadman Creek proj- ect in 90 calendar days. That dam and channel are for flowing Deadman Creek water into the city's Lake Fort Phantom Hill, to increase Abflene's supply. Completion date on the tank if not more than 240 days from date the successful bidder receives the contract The tank is to be located near McMurry College on a block of city-owned land. Permission has been granted the city -by the State Board of Water Engineers to use water out of Deadman Creek. A 24-inch, uncon- trolled conduit pipe must be con- structed into the diversion dam. Chest Honor Roll Coming Contributions to the Community Chest win be published in The Re- porter-News beginning next week. This today by Jack Wheeler, president of the Community Chest, after a meeting of its board. Gifts to be published are those jy firms and their employes. CHEST CAMPAIGN GOTSAMMEKR By Wednesday night, the Chest had collected toward a goal of This was slightly above dona- tions at this time last year, said [eoeral solicitation chairman Don Scrivaer. Oil and gas workers had given to the fasd. Edgar Davis is captain of teat division. The ofl and gas- division turned in of the collected through general solicitations Wed- nesday. Employe soEtitation trailed oS and gas with Of that amount, was turned in Wed- Victory ni their divisions is be- ing predicted by both general so- licitation and major gifts leaders, said Dr. Sterling Price, Chest drive chairman. Urging fund workers to "wind op their the Dr. Price said, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." "Any divisional captain or craft that is delinquent or who procras- tinates will not only delay, but also will hinder any successful the pastor of the University Bap- tist Church said. Dr. Price added, "We are jreat- ly encouraged to the drive and see a successful culmination the campaign." He also expressed appreciation "the newspaper, radio and.Ufc. riakm stMtaa hr their help." Wont'Scandal DALLAS. Pa. hwsin( situation that (MB excess FHA tons was most monuments! and daTthii euuatry km t   

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