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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene 1 EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 132 Aaocisted Press (AT) ARTT.BNB. TKXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 29, 1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Adlai Blasts GOP Campaign Commie Talk WEEPS AFTER BLAST KILLS SIX Temporarily blinded by fumes from a huge tank which exploded, kill- in" six firemen and injuring at least 24 others; Fire Lt. Anthony Gregory of Philadelphia weeps as he relates de- tails of "the blast to Deputy Fire Commissioner George Hink. The tank exploded at a chemical plant while fire- men fought a minor blaze. ,__________ Ike Pledges Aid For Unemployed EX ROUTE WITH EISEN-, Rep. George Bender in his contest HOWEH if President for a U. S. Senate seat against the hower. opening an llth hour aerial Democratic incumbent. Sen. Tho- campaign on behalf of Republican j mas A Burkei was appointed got wart -ceed A. solve the unemployment problem. Taft. a Republican. Addressing a police-estimated j Also at stake in Ohio are 23 crowd of 2.500 persons at Cleve- j nouse seats. land Hopkins municipal airport, j The prcsaent called on sup- the President said prosperity un- porters iasi night to ring doorbells TRENTON, N.J. Ste- venson chided President Eisen- hower last night for the use of the Communists-in-government is- sue by Vice President Nixon and other Republicans in the current campaign. The 1952 Democratic presidential candidate remarked that "a sin gular thing happened" at Eisen- hower's press conference Wednes- day in Washington, when the Pres- ident said he did not know about Republicans' use ol the "eommu nism" issue. "Surely this must be the first time in history that the-Presi dent, the leader of his political party, doesn't even know, let alone influence, his party's Stevenson said. "Surely this must be the first time in history that the President and the vice presi dent of the United States aren't on speaking terms." Speaking before a crowd at the Trenton War Memorial Building, Stevenson said Eisenhower pre- dicted last year that the campaign issue would be the record of the administration rather than Com- munists in government. "But what Steven- son asked. "In New York, Messrs. (Thomas E.I Dewey and (Irving SI.) Ives charged Averell Harriman with larceny and corruption; in Illinois the Republicans are charging a great senator. Paul Douglas, who almost died fighting for his coun- try at Okinawa, with Communist affiliations; in Wyoming and Colo- rado the Republicans publish ads suggesting that the Democratic candidates are Reds and are ser- ving foreign governments." Stevenson said-the pattern was the same throughout the country And he said the "President's fa- vorite campaigner, the heir ap- parent, the chief of vice McMurry Plans Drive To Erect 2 Buildings der the Democrats was based on i aU ovgr the Rati0n in an llth j president of the United States, Mr. war. i nuur drive to get voters to the _ the leader of it all." He promised that his adminis- next Tuesday and elect an- Stevenson's speech here, telecast tration will do everything possible i oiher Hepublican-ied Congress to in the metropolitan area, followed to find jobs for those out of work. ..j.eep our government from po- Sought For Structures _ Plans for construction of two new buildings toy-- about to meet a present urgency for and classroom space at McMurry College were Thursday by the building committee of the of trustees. y The plan was approved Thursday afternoon r board's executive committee. Action on the building gram will begin immediately. i The plan as adopted by the executive committee t for swift launching of a drive to secure funds for const tion of a girls' dormitory and a classroom building. Dr. 0. P. Clark of Abilene was appointed chairman but said the solution under his i micai fiddling while the world leadership never will be based on: burns- a war economy. j Eisenhower spoke to- a coast-to- "Let me assure you this." the coast television and radio audience President said, "as long as "a sin- j anrj Hn approval-shouting 500 dj- gle American is out of work ners at a Citizens for Eisenhower this government will seek a better j Congressional Committee rally in solution" to unemployment, i Washington. "We won't go to war to get it." "Let's all of and The President flew to Cleveland! let's roll up our sleeves and go from Washington on the first leg i harder to a stronger oi a four-state tour to get out the j America, good government and a vote for next Tuesday's election. world at peace. Let's have another He came into Ohio to help COP Republican led Congress." SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS i There's hope and prizes for old dolls. The Women's Department of the Sunday Reporter- News will tell all about what old dolls, pretty dolls, ugly about any kind of win in the newest of Abilene contests, the Doll Contests. Do you stand a chance? Read about it Sunday. Ev- erybody will have a chance at least to see some dolls. Sunday's Reporter-News also will have a hit-or-miss survey of what people in Haskell and Knox Counties think of their cotton-picking braceros. There will be plenty of additional state and local news with the latest oil the Nov. 2 election. You can reserve extra copies of Sunday's Reporter- News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. day of campaigning in behalf of the Democratic nominee for U.S. senator from New Jersey, Rep. Charles R. Howell. Stevenson called for the election of a Democratic Congress next Tuesday as a means of checkim "the tendency of the last two years to separate the United States from our allies in world of re- storing "the dignity of congres- sional investigation." and of strengthening "the atmosphere of individual freedom." As for the Eisenhower program. Stevenson said that where it has i been "responsible and construct- ive, it has not only received un- stinting Democratic support, but that support has in many crucial i cases provided the President his j margin of victory." "This would strongly suggest." he declared, "that a Democratic majority in the Congress could be trusted to support the president on basic questions ot security and welfare." HOT TIME COMING This towering mass of scrap wood will be ignited at p.m. Friday: as a part of Abilene Christian College's homecoming celebration. (Staff Photo) FOR 'B1GGESr Socialite Enlerc Prison HUNTSVILLE, Tex. Ifl Jean Parsons, Tulsa socialite, wa fingerprinted, photographed am given educational and medica tests in the state prison for women today. She entered quarantine at Goree Prison Farm last night after tw unidentified men brought her here One man said he was the youns blonde's attorney. Mrs. Parsons was convicted las year of murder in the fatal shoo ing of her bridegroom. Array L Richard 0. Parsons, formerly o Pleasantville. N.V.. in the couple' ACC Exes Pour Into City Today UNACCEPTABLE TO BOARD Hospital Protesting Water, Sewer Bills All water and sewer bills Abi-j Bet lies'explained that the rales I lene State Hospital has paid the submitted on Sept. 15, 1950. and city since September. 1950. have! under which the Abilene hospital been -paid under protest." is being billed "are not accept- Tlie Board for State Hospitals! able to this board." and Special Schools so asserted this week. A letter to that effect, dated Oct. 23. 1954, was read to the City Com- mission at its Friday morning meeting. It was signed by Dr. James A. Bethea. executive direc- tor. Absentee BaPoting Lags on Final Day No absentee ballots were cast Friday morning, last day for ab senile voting in the Nov. 2 general election. At noon Friday the number of ballots cast in the voting bos in the county clerk's office still stood at 3t> same as when Mrs. Chester Hutchesn closed her of- fice Thursday evening. The num- ber of abscr.iee ballots that were mailed out to voters also remained at 16, making n tolal potential ab sentcc vole of 52 in the general election. This Is only one-fifteenth of the absenlee ballots cast in Tayloi County In the hotly contested Dem ocratlc run-off Aug. M. Commissioners instructed City Manager Austin P. Hancock to mail Bethea a copy of the latest eport from Frecse S: Nichols, on- Sineers. on the city's cost of pro- water and sewer service.] Hancock said apparently the hos-1 pitals board "can't understand vhy it costs so much out here to provide the services." Abilene State Hospital, although outside the city limits, pays the regular water rale and the regti- ar industrial sewer rate as charged to others inside the city. (Outside rates normally arc double those inside.' The hospital's water rate is: First 2.000 gallons. next 000 gallons. 35 cents per next 38.000 gallons, 30 .cents per J.OOO; all over gallons, 23 ccnls Prior to September 1950, the hospital enjoyed a special contract rate, which gave it water at ap- proximately a flat 10 cents per t.000 gallons. When the contracl expired, the city put the liospita! on the regular inside-city rales Hancock toid the commission that a rote engineer for the state hospitals and special schools bad approved tin rates at the time, Freeze May Hit Tonight The Abilene area may get its first freeze of the season tonight. A low of 30-35 degrees was fore- cast at noon by the Weather Bu- reau here. The freeze, if it .develops, will come on the heels of a cold front that passed through Abilene at a.m. Friday. The front dropped temperatures about Tive degrees when it hit. The low reading tonight will be aided by light variable winds and dry air. High this afternoon will be near 60. Temperatures should warmup slightly Saturday. A freeze tonight would be some- what early, but not unusual, the forecaster said. Nov. 13 is the av- erage date of the first freeze. THE WEATHER ABILENE VXD and this afternoon and tonlfht. A Half varmer Saturday- High temperature todaj nwr 60. tonifht 30-35. HUh Saturtny XORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Gcniralb hir Krldv Saturday, wider K lonisht. WEST TEXAS; Generally fair Friday and ktunliy. owler with lowest Pan Upper South plains and 3W tbmtitrt. Keep! Rto-Kaslc Pas. Friday WEST TEXAS: Generally fair flUny an Saturday, colder Friday nUllt. Lowest 354 north and eeatral rorttons Friday nUN Fresh to MronR northerly winds on coast SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: (icnrarll {air FrMay and Saturday. coMfr Frida. night Lowest in 4d'a interior north pHttoti Friday nUht. Moderate variable wir-ds o coast becomlnl fresh to stronft northerly Friday afternoon and The first of several thousand Abilene Christian College exes were to begin pouring into Abi- lene early Friday afternoon Zor the school's two-day homecoming celebration. Jon E. Jones, executive secre- tary- of the alumni association, has described this year's homecoming program as the "biggest and_ most elaborate" in the school's history- Highlights of Friday's activities will include dinners of campus or- ganizations, a big pageant in Sew- ell Auditorium, pep rally, giant bonfire and class reunions. Dorm Ground-Breaking Scheduled for Saturday are club j breakfasts, chapel homecoming rogram, induction of new alumni ficers, a few speeches, ground- reaking ceremonies tor ACC's vo new dormitories; a barbecue ncheon. football game at Fair ark Stadium and a variety- show n the auditorium Saturday night i end festivities. A seated tea for former mem- ers of the Club is Friday's rst event. It will be held at 4 .m. in the parlor of McKUuie Hall, [ostesses will be members of the Jub. Former members of the "A" :lub, campus men's honor organ- zation, will be honored at a sup- at p.m. Friday in Mack Eplen's Restaurant. Exes who were members of the A Cappella Chorus while in col- ege will meet for rehearsal at p.m. Friday in the auditorium. After practicing again at 8 a.m. Saturday, they will appear on the program at a.m. along' vitli present members of the chorus. Bonfire Tonight j The pajeant is scheduled to be- gin at 7 p.m. Friday. The six ten- ors on the football team will jg- 5 !S 71) 70 S 55 Sunriii r'rl. A. M 50 51 50 VI SI. 51 M 10. UM lv. kumMHy at p.m. .5.1 tn lemnrrtHf.. bf mled >t 71 nt a fetrait. nite the bonfire at p.m. Classes of 1924. 1929. 1934. 1944 and 1949 will hold reunions at S p.m. and other exes will' gather in Bennett Gymnasium for refresh- ments and visiting. Following social dub breakfasts at ajn. Saturday, the mem- bers of the "C" Club, athletic let- termen's group will former members at a breakfast at the YMCA at a.m. Rounding out Saturday's activi- ties will at a.m.. ground-breaking emonies at 11 a.m., a.m.. ACC vs Lamar Tech at p.m. (including crowning of the Homecoming Queen) and the variety show at 7 p.m. 1 be homecoming chapel IE1 p.g0 apartment. a.m.. ground-breaking cer- j w tried a( wichitg she was convicted and sentencet to 10 years in prison. The Coui ol Criminal Appeals issued a mai date in the case Wednesday. Prev ously the L'.S. Sureme Court ha I refused a review and a state a] j peals court had refused to revers the trial court decision. Mrs. Parsons, who apparent drove here from her Tulsa bom carried one suitcase and sever packages. uc general campaign com- ittee. Walter E. Jarrett is x-ofiicio chairman. Members of the committee are M. Jay, Walter Johnson, Joe enson, and E. L. Thornton all of biiene; the Rev. J. H. Crawford Lamesa, and the Rev. L. B. Yone of Pecos. The campaign will be carried ut through 13 district committees, r. Clark said. Methodist district uperintendents throughout North- est Texas and New Mexico will erve as chairmen of the district ommittees. Need 'Acute' "Need for these two buildings is already Dr. Harold G. president of McMurry, told he trustees. "We were forced to urn down many applications of warding students this past fall be- ause of lack of space in the girls' ormitories." "Our need for additional class- oom space is just as the IcMurry president said. "Many of ar classes are meeting in tempo- rary frame buildings, and others now being held in the administra- ion building are overcrowded." The proposed girls' neir dmrni- ory will house 136 girls. Estimat- ed cost of the two-story structure, ncluding architect's fees, is 000. The proposed classroom build- ing, to" be built at an estimated cost of will contain 24 classrooms and offices for McJIur. ry professors. W C Kruger and associates of Santa'Fe, N. M., are the architects :or the buildings. '.'Action ot the board on this ex- pansion project was unanimous and Dr. Cooke said "We will begin immediately to carry out the program." Dr. J. 0. Haymes. chairman o :he board's appointment commit tee, was present with that group to make temporary arrangements for the employment of a new aca demic dean at McSJurry. The deanship wasTeft vacant re- cently when Dr. Medford Evan resigned to accept a position with Facts Forum of Dallas. Both the McMurry board of trus tees and the college administra tion and faculty recently adopted resolutions commending Dr. ans for the contributions he mad to the college's academic program student enrollment and general progress during his tenure dean. 96 Homes and New M Store Planned Plane Wreckage Found in France NICE, francc wreckage ot a plane believed to be that ol a U.S. Air Force C47 missing since Sunday was discovered in the French Alps north of here.today by a searching helicopter. A plane dlsnppearaed on a flight from Rome to Lyon, France, Sun- day afternoon, tt was carrying 15 passengers and a crew ot six. All American Air Force personnel based at Mansion. Enftand. One ot the U.S. helicopters par ticipatlns in the hunt a forced landing on the Italian tl KMuitaiixHU frontier. JUSTIN M. MORROW third in race Morrow Plans Senate Race ROTAN. Oct. 29 i M. Morrow announced Friday that ho will file as a candidate for the 2-lth District senatorial seat. Morrow is the third man to toss his hat into the ring for the post. Former State Senator Pat Bul- lock of Colorado City announced his candidacy Thursday. State Rep. David Ratliff of Stamford was the first to enter the race. Morrow, prominent Rolan cotton farmer and businessman, has been considering running since early this week. A veteran ot World War II, the -candidate is immedi- ate past stale commander of the VFW. Morrow is a former number of UN RoUa O Ninety-six new residences and a large Si-System Grocery Store a Tew blocks northwest of the new high school are expected to re- sult from a re plat approval given Friday morning. City Commission approved the re plat of Section 1. Westwood Addition. This extends from North 12th to North 19th Sts.. and from North ?.lodiingbird Lane westward to the alley west of Bridge Ave. The east west width of the area is one and one half blocks. Before approving the re plat, the commission got W. 0. Hayter Jr., the developer, to agree to make North 18th St. 70 feet wide instead of his originally planned 60. The commission at first in- sisted on SO-foot width. Roy Estes. builder, also attend- ed the meeting. He told a reporter that he will buy the lots from Hayter and build residences for (sale. He said a large M-Systcm Grocery Store is to be construct- ed at North isth St. and North Mockingbird Lane. Estes said he will begin buttd- ing the houses, as soon as he gets the re plat officially filed. He hopes to start next I KetMeam SM "I already have three residences Mid, and the if sli othert DH. O. P. CLABK campaign ihesf Ready fo Announce Major Gifts Major gifts to the Community Ihest were to be ready to an- nounce by Friday afternoon. Chairmen of the major gifts ommittee are Ray Grisham and John Ray. The list is to be pub- lished in The Reporter-News. By a.m. Friday, the Chest otal had reached Dona- jons amounting to had come a during the morning, hiking Thursday afternoon's figure of to above the mark. Among those -who contributed Thursday were: Architects, con- tractors" and engineers, ?165; oil and gas, S488; and music compa- nies, CHEST CAMPAIGN Gin BAROMETER being Estes sai None has been built yet. pendin approval and filing of the re-pla There are 96 residential lots in the area involved. Hayter said the deed restrictions j he is placing on the lots require a minimum of S40 square feet for each home built on North Mockingbird Lane, and a mini- mum of 1.000 square feet for each home on Bridge Ave. The new high school is being built on the east side of North Mockingbird Lane. Its campus extends from North Mockingbird Lane, to Shelton St., and from North Sixth St. io State St. Southern boundary of the West- wood Addition sectioa approved Friday is three blocks northwest of the school. In that Westwood area North Hth and North lath Sts. have'been cut through from North Mocking- bird Lane to the alley west of Bridge and Bridge Ave. has been cut through all the way from North 14th St. to North 19th St. Bridge won't run through the two blocks between North 14th and North 12th Sts., because com- mercial site is where tht-M-Sys- tern Store will be. Pavinc and utilities will be !n- lUlfed won. Total to Date Nixon Predicts GOP Will Win SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (IV- Viee President Richard M. Nbton told a Republican campaign last night: "I'm ready to make prediction. We're going to win tUf election." He said DempcraU in "em increasing numbers" are deciding to vote for a Congress bccauN they reaUM Democratic Congress would ittf the Eisenhower profrara to   

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