Abilene Reporter News, October 21, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 21, 1954

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Issue date: Thursday, October 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas Ci«» TlMVni^ die Abilene ^^eporter-iBtttos! evmng ^      A    AC    IT    i^r\CC>r    Dwrsr* "WITHOUT OR WIT H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 125 Asgociated Press (<éP) ABILENE TP^YAS. THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. 21,1954 —TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Spann Home Starts jar    "’Ai V Allies Complete West German Action Hogler Fights Torch Death Extradition AUTO RAMS FREIGHT Visions of Venison 7:05—First Wall Going Up FORT WORTH {^In-again, out-agaln David F. Hagler Jr. was back in jail this morning. He surrendered at 9:45 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 of habeas Corpus to free Hagler while their extradition appeal is pending before the Court of Criminal Appeals. McGee set a hearing on the request for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Asst. DLst. Atty. Jerry Murad said he will fight setting of bond on the extradition appeal. Defense lawyers expect their appeal to delay Hagler’s removal to Oklahoma for two to three months. 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 4:44 a.m. Thursday they 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 patrolman 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-wav at View. The 1952 Buick driven by San Angelo roofing contractor Marvin Final Treaties Due Signing on Saturday 7:15—Siding Being Installed Robert Probst. 53, plowed into about the middle of the long line of freight cars. The vehicle was “for all practical 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, R. E. Probst, 48. and F. W. Mitchell. 53. all of San Angelo. The train was undamaged and proceeded on its way after the automobile was cleared away. 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, 25. Hagler. 36. and the shapely former German war bride of an .American GI, were marri^ yesterday by a county judge in a 4-minute ceremony. Wore No Coat The Fort Worth busings 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 w’ife, she cannot be made to testify against him. A charred corpse, believed to be Hagler’s at first, was found near Davis. Okla.. Oct 10 in a station wagon he had borrowed from his ex-wtfe. 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, flew from Munich to be by her B. F. Horn to Build One Dorm at ACC 9:30 Completed, Joists Started See BI RSING, Page 2-A. Col. S An Abilene contractor and a Fort Worth firm were aw'arded contracts Thursday to build Abilene 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 $754.000. Rambo Construction Co. of Fort Worth got the contract for the women’s dorm at $540,000. Both prices are for turnkey jobs. Each company will do iU own sub contracting. The contracts were let by the college board of trustees. The Housing and Home Finance Agency office in Fort Worth Wednesday approved the lettings. James E. Freeman, fiscal agent of the college, went there to confer with officials. Eleven companies had submitted bids on both buildings. Horn will begin work next Mon day and Rambo next Wednesday. Completion is expected by Oct. 1, 1955. *281,0W Under I^oan Total of the two bids is $1,294,-000. which is $281.000 below the $1.575.000 loan commitment the federal agency had approved for ACC. As a result, the loan will be pared down to approximately the bid figures. The men's dorm will house 312 persons and the women’s dorm 210. Both buildings will be air conditioned. The men’s dorm will be located north of Mabee Dormitory and will be identical in appearance. It's L-shape will complete a quadrangle with the Mabee dorm forming the south and east sidef. The women’s dorm will conform generally to the architectural appearance of the three present women's dorms. It will be located PARIS tiB-The three W’estem powers and the Bonn Republic today reached complete agreement on steps to end the Allied occupation of West Germany and restore virtually all sovereignty to the West Germans. The foreign ministers of the United States. Britain and France took the action this afternoon in a brief session with West German Chancellor-Foreign Minister Konrad Adenauer. The four statesmen put the finishing touches on a series of lengthy, detailed documents which are to replace the 2-year-old treaty of Bonn, never completely ratified. These documents set forth the conditions under which tiie West Germans will recover sovereignty after almost a decade of occupation. The documents, along with a series 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 for West Germany’s incorporation into a seven-power West European Union and membership in the North AUantic Treaty Organization. Treaties embodying these steps are to be signed Saturday also, pending successful conclusion of additional talks to be held here. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer took an equal place at the conference table in the Palais de Chailiot Annex shortly after 11 a.m. as the foreign ministers reopened the recent London negc^la-tions. which selected the Brus- peace treaty for a reunited Germany. Can Go Back They also kept the right to resume the occupation in case of emergency and power to cope with the special situation in Berlin. Following this brief session West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer 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 Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy and Canada to study the projected “Western European Union.” City to Award 2 Water Bond Jobs Friday Chemical in Cigarette Paper Cancer Cause on the southeast side of the campus, east of McDonald Halt BIRMINGH.AM. Ala. lA-A compound that causes cancer in mice —benzpyrene—has been found in smoke from cigarette paper, a chemist engaged in cancer research reported today. V. l^femine, of the Cancer D Institute at Miami. Fla., made the SanlaFePays County $8,238 First two contracts under the recently voted $5 million water and sewer revenue bond issue wiU be let Friday by the City Commission. During its regular weekly 9 a.m. Friday meeting, the commission expects to award these jobs: (1> Construction of a Deadraan Creek diversion dam and channel, to B. G. Brown and J. Andy Pni-itt, Abilene and San Angelo, m their bid of $68.925. (2) Purchase and erection of a 1.5 - mttlion - gallon - capacity. tions. wnicn seieciea ine ™ oi u»- sels Treaty as the basis for Ger-j Pdtsburgh-Des Moines Sted On. "m'Si^i^esented included!    ^ the five original members of the awards were the lowest at last Brussels Pact-Britain. ^an^e. j wi^k s bid-^mg se^wm. Belgium, Holland and Luxem-i Brown and Pr«*« bourg, two new prospective mem- complete the Deadman Creek pro> bers-West Germany and Italy-! ect in 90 calendar day^^^ and two guarantor nations—the ^ That dam and    Jnri United States and Canada.    i    flowing    ^ Later todav, Adenauer was the city s Lake Fort Phanton. HiU. scheduled to meet again with U S 1 to increase Abdenes swi>% Secretary of Stale Dulles. French j Completion ^ t^ V Premier Pierre Mendes - France! not more than da^ f^ and British Foreign Secretary Sir j dateIhe successful bidder receives Anthony Eden to complete agree- the contract. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES 10:00—Joists finished, rafters well on way It’ll Be Done Today By JIM VMOS Rt*portcr-N«'v»s Staff Writer A home for Mr^ ChrL-.nno Sp.mn and children, \erila Rulh -uui .Mm my, is be oimng a reality today Making the dream oi ovuimg a Iwme conn true !■    ''e    n madi possible b\ bij'-bearted \\e>i t I'li-tral Texans The vviduvs ot the kte Jimmy Spann. AlnU-ne pohee-man, and her two children will have a rent frci^ 4‘rioom house when the d«y ends H has been made po-sible tiy monev donated to the .Innnvy Spann apprecialum I’ untl whieh the Reporter News sponsored, and by the Home Builders .A.ssw iution of Abilene The a.'^soei.itiun is biaUi iag the home On .Sdiniiile Construction work was going la’ cording to schedule at noon. Get-aid l.awler, Hs.sciation secretary * treasurer reported.    . The following work had been completed at noon The walls ami (dding were up. 'I'he    • mised by no*)ii and part n roof deck was on    f to «nd the fliKtf- It»' CiiA work was compleU. i an oi the eabiiiels were btiiU. While some were installinK heating duets, others were putting up sheet rock. Workers were to begin installing shingles on the roof at I p.m. \C the same time, painters were lo bi ein pahu.ng the house which | will be tan trimmed in dark brow n. Sound of the first hammer striking a nail echoed through the 7iW bliM'k of We.slmorelaiui Stre.'l aU a.m. S»H»n workers covered; the area and all the activity re-1 senibled a bee hi\e. Majority of the carpenters; .started arriving Iwtwecn 6;:i0 and 7 0 m Work was not intended to start until 7 am. but the eager worker.s jumptnl the .gun. Probably most of them as they begun work thought of Jimmy Spann, Abilene {Hiliceman who ditnl in ft gun battle m Merkel June 16. rmnlly Watches Mrs. Spann got her two children up early so all the family could sec the o|*eration - that of building of house in one day. They were at the silt at 7 a.m. , Jimmy. 14-months-old.    seemed more interested in digging in the dut than he did in walchiiiig the buiUters work. • That’s the farmer in him." 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. Lelaiui I'river of Abilene. Mrs. Spann’s father brought aUuig a horseshoe from his iarm 15 miles southwest of Roby. Mrs. Spann was to hang it inside the frame tor gomi luck. Foundatitw for the house was laid Monday, and the sub-flooring and rough plumbing comph'ted Tuesday. Boards were ^ Weil-nesday. Typical of the cooperation expressed by workers Thursday came from carpenter C. Casey. "I am happy to l>e working out here." he said. ”U sure does give me a gwid feeling." The cart>en-ler related how he and Jimmy’s The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad paid its Taylor County taxes of $8.238.82 Thursday. The check was made on the Hutchings 'and Sealy National Bank of Gal-I veston. Texas general offices head-1 quarters of the raUroad. The pavmenl w aa on an assessed valuation of $557.320. which included proportionate intangible assets, oil and gas royalties on a reservoir site. The company is one ot the largest tax payers in the county. Meantime the Texas k Pacific Railroad will pay as taxes for 1954 tlie sum of $9.945,60 on its properties in Taylor County, Raymond Petree, tax collector. sauF Tas valuations have been upped somewhat for 19S4. Petree said. 1HE WUIHER report at a regional meeting of the American Chemical Society. Lefemine said benzpyrene has proved in animal experiments to be one of the most powerful known cancer-producing agents. It also has been identified as a comiwnent in some studies on polluted city air. The chemist said smoke and tars from burning enough paper to manufacture 80.000 cigarettes were collected in the tests. This quantity of paper, be 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-producing chemical in any form of smoking material. He pointed out that in tests elsewhere the tar from burning whole cigarettes has been shown to produce a cancer when applied to the skin of mice.    j It may now be possible. by| chemical treatment of the paper,; to prevent tormalion of the agent, said l/cfemine. The question I whether cigarette tobacco contains I the same chemical can be an-j swered only by much further research on the tobacco, he added, but preliminary stdies indicate that there may well be a protective chemical compound in the tobacco which inhibits the development of benzpyrene as the tobacco burns. WHITE AFTER SUNDOWN — Throve out that white shirt, it s no longer o txidge of honor. Poge 7-A. WORLD TODAY — So mony places to go. where do we decide? Poge 14-A. BOTTOM OF THE WORLD — Two trips to the South Pole copped Abilene methonic’s Armv career. Poge 1-B GENTLEMEN IN POLITICS — Connecticut roce foes gentlemen oil the way. Poge 12-B. Sadler Leaves Estate to Wife mcnti" endkig the Allldd occupa- The tank is to tion of West Germany and restor-- McMurry College on a block gi ing most of their sovereignty to city-owned land. the Germans. The three Western powers re-tairwi a few strings m West German sovereignty to enable them to negotiate with the Soviet Union on German reunification and on a Permission has been granted the city by the State Board of Water Engineers to use water out of Deadman Creek. A 24-inch, uncontrolled conduit pipe must be constructed into the diversion dam. Chest Honor Roll Coming I..S. URFAftTMKNT OF HF%THFR lU RF.Vl „ „ MUl FNF l^l’ 'H'lNIIV F»it ,U> *nil Kr»d«> A »tiW- i <>ner«lb E*lr Ihroush    iwH    Ki«r*» ^ T." “¡MrÄSTKNTKM, cloua>    miM    thivtt«h    . genlU' to miHlri»!« s*>uVhc*»»rrU> wiml* '^uwr:îni. k."    .1    . Cooler Wealher Due Laie Today W>tl, p. «t Sec SPANN, Page Î-A, Col. t «3 » «l .7 ft n n 70 lO 6» I *0 i 3 50 4 30 Î.-30 « <0 7 30 « 10 4 10 m .0 II lO IS <0 Thur*. A M. 1^ «3 «3 S3 'lì 1b 1$ s'«-.-!«'* U»i rtvihl t. 01 P m Sunn*« é 4’i «m    tiHinin    *    P    . l^ F ’«- f R«laUv«^tlumi4tL)r al U-îd    — Slightly cotder wealher is pre-dieltHi lor .Abilene and area this afterncHW and Friday if a weak ciHil front moves in as weathermen expect. The Weather Bureau said Thursday morning that a cool front that has been lingering in the Panhandle should hit Abilene sometime Thursday afternoon It us not likely to bring any prei'ipilation. Temperatures will drop about five degrees fmn the front. Winds will shift from the souih to north. The will of the late Stale Senator Harley Sadler who died Oct. 14 was filed for probate in Taylor County Probate Court Wednesday. The will bequeathes his person-1 al belonging to two friends and the remainder of his real and personal estate in fee simple to his wife. Mrs. Billie Sadler, I A diamond-studded gold wrist watch given him by citizens of Lubbock he bequeathed to the Museum 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 ft committee meet with his wife after his death to assist her in the formation of a plan for her future to the end that her financial security may be taken care of The committee cxmsists of Bob Huff. Lamesa. James H. Beall. Sweetwater. and Tom Gordon, Abilene. He constituted and appointed his wife extH'utrux of his testament and directed that no bond or other security be required of her. The will was signed by Senator Sadler on March 20. 1953. and witnessed by Annette Gay and Annie Gregg It was filed for probate Oct 20. Sadler, noted showman, oil operator and state senator, died of ft heart ailment at Stamford Sanitarium a day after directing a play at Avoct. Contributions to the Community Chest will be published in The Re-poner-News beginning next week. This was announced today by-Jack Wheeler, president of the C^munity Chest, after a meeting of its boaôi. Gifts to be published are those by firms and their employes. (HEn UMPU6H WBAROMEIER GOAL $110,000 $100.000 $f0.000 $80.000 $70.000 $80.000 $50.000 $40.000 $30.000 $20.000 By Wednesday night, tim Chest had collected $10.605.80 toward a goal of $110.000. This was slightly above donations at this time last year, said general solicitation chmrman Don Scrivner. Oil and gas workers hid giv«i $1,470 to the fund. Edgar Davis is captain of that division. The oil and gas diviskxi turned in $785 of the $1,559 80 cdlected through general solicitations Wed- .    .    .. J    t Emplove ^licitatKm    trailed    ou and gas with $630.80. Of that anuxint. $86.80 was turned in Wednesday.    ,    . VictcHTv in    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 up their portion of the drive." Dr. Price said, “A chain is only as sUong as its weakest link.” “Any divisional captain or craft that is delinquent or who procrastinates will not only delay, but also will hinder any successful effort.” the pastor of the University Baptist Church said. Dr. Price added. “We are greatly encouraged in the drive and see successful culminatioii ol the campaign.” He also expressed appreciation to "the newspaper, radio aiMl tete-vkion stations for their help.” $10.000 'Worsl' Scandal DALLAS. Pa. «ft-Postmaster General SummerfieW says the housing situation that developed from excess FHA loans was “the most monumental and vicious scan-I dal tWi country haa ever katwii* ;