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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas ACC 33 Lamar T. 14 H-SU 47 Amarillo 55 ENMli 13 Colo. 13 Texas 34 Vander. 14 12 TCU 13 Wis. 27 Cal. 6 Che TJM Abilene porter -Betotf "WITHOUT OR WIT H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 134 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, PAGES IN FIVE SECTOINS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOc Indianapolis Speedway Chief Feared Dead in Plane Crash DECATUH, Ind., Oct. 30 tight plane crashed southwest o! Dccalur, laic today, killing all three Occupants, and stale police sairt a credit card issued to Wilbur Shaw, president of Ihe Indianapolis Spced- wny. was found in Ihc wreckage. The light plane exploded :-nd crashed in a field as a farmer watched nearby. State police and Sheriff Robert" W. Sbraluka said Ihc bodies were ground lo biLs in the wreckage. Shaw was identified by a credit card anrt a private pilot's license. Tiie pilul of the plane was identi- fied as Itay Grimes. 40, Greenfield, Ind. The Ihird occupant of the plane was noi identified immediately. Slate police said (he plane ex- ploded striking the ground on a farm near Peterioa five mites soulhivosl of DeraHr. Homer Ginter, ouncr of the farm, who was working on his trac- tor, said he heard a roar, looked up and saw the plane in 20 to 30 feel from Hie ground. The plane, a Cessna, was owned by the Muncie Aviation Corp. Gor- don Lackey, manager of Sky Har- Fort Wayne, in Adams County. Shaw won the big race at Indi- anapolis in 1937, 1939 and 1940. World War II ended his career as a driver, but when Anton Hulnian Jr. of Terre Haute, Ind., bought the big Iwa-and-one-half-mile track at the west edge of Indianapolis in 1945 he gave Shaw the job of running it. Abilene Man Killed When Car Nils Tree speedway bor Airport at Indianapolis, said [he plane with three men left Indi- anapolis at a.m. for Detroit. It presumably was returning to In- dianapolis at the lime of the crash. Peterson is 20 miles south of NLRB Orders Union Election in 30 Days POflT AHTIlUIi. Oct. 30 A New Orleans labor relations attor- ney said today Die National Labor Relations Board has ruled that un- ion elections must be held within 30 days in the bitter Port Arthur retail strike. He called it a victory tor the stores. Samuel Lang, who represented the stores in the year-long dispute, said the NLRB turned a re- quest by the Sabir.e Area Indus- trial Union, Local 18H to withdraw its pelilion for an elec- tion. PeUllaied FiM Lanj said the'union filed the pe- tition seeking recognition as bar- gaining agent for three national chain stores and four Texas coiv cerns. The companies refused to allow Ihe election and. the union wenl on strike with employes of several stores joining in the strike. Lang said that Ihe labor board also held (hat, since the union has continued its picketing despite the request for withdrawal of the elec- tion pelitiei. it has "not abandoned its claim to represent the em- ployes." Elections Ordered Lang said the board ordered Ihc elections be held by 29 and employes who will vole will bi those currently on the stores' pay rolls. la Washington. Frank Klielcr executive secretary of Ihe NLRB confirmed that a decision had been readied. He said that, following lh policy of the N'LRB. r.o information be released until the parlies nvolved are notified. He satd il ould be .Monday or later when the nude its announcement. Lang said the decision affecled See M.RB, Pg. 6-A. Cot. C NEWS INDEX SECTION A Politics..............4-5 Dixcn-Yfltcs............6 Drivs........... 10 Oil 1Z-13 SECTION 8 General Election City Hall Beat Guilncsi Outlook New Arrivals 1 2 2 2 History or Abilene....... 3 Candid Comments Book News Church Radio, TV Ecitoriolj Amusements 3 ___ 6 10.11 ...10 ...12 14-15 SECTION C Volunteer Workers...... 1 Doll Show 2 Garden Topics..........2 Local Artist Contest.....4 TWFC 5 Abilene CTub Program Campiji Charter Jury Wheel Abilene Club Calendar Fashionably Speaking SECTION D Spcrts farm, market! 6 7 8 11 12 1-S li In State at 500.000 Logan Cordle Jr., 32, employee f Caldwell Music Co., was killed his car crashed into a tree t 1709 Walnut St., about 5 p. m. aturday. Investigating officers said that 'ordle. who lives at 2341 Walnui I., was driving south on Walnut t., when his 1948 coupe jumped curb and hit a tree. Officers ad not determined the cause Df he accident Saturday night. Cordle was taken to the lien- rick Memorial Hospital where a thysician pronounced him dead in arrival. He was the only occu- of the car. Officers investigating the acci- dent were Patrolmen J. D. Self nd J. 0. Gill of the Abilene police leparlment. Cordle was born April 12. 1922, n Kentucky and served with the 12th Army Division stationed at amp Barkeley at Abilene during World War II. Later he was ship? ped to Germany 'where he was wounded in action. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Blainc, Ky., and came to Abilene again Jn Slay, 1954. On .May 22 this year lie married Vera Blair ia Ahilene. Survivors include his wife, two stcp-childten. Dale Yvonne and 'ary Lynn: his mother, Mrs. Eva Evans, Blaine, Ky.: three sisters, Mrs. Ike Stevens. Mrs. Clarence -Murry. both of Elaine. Ky., and Mrs. Carl Williams, Ohio; and a brother. Earl Kvans. Elaine. Ky.; and his father- mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J F. Blair, 1010 Walnut St. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Funeral Home. DORM CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LAUNCHED Amaryllis Roach of Brownfield, a girl unable to enroll in Abilene Christian College this fall because of lack of dorm facilities, turns the first spade of dirt Saturday to initiate construction on the new. women's dormitory at ACC, .Left .to right Horn, .Abilene contractor- will build the hew men's dormitory; W.'H. Sindi, regional director of the Housin; agency, through which and Home Finance DOLLS TO ON PARADE Dolls! They're going to be on pa- rade here Dec. 3, 4 and 5 in The Doll Show which will be sponsored by The Abilene porler-Ne'ivs in cooperation with The City Recreation De- partment and the Abilene Jun- ior Service League. You'll find the details in the page advertisement on Page 13B and in stories on Page 2-C. ACC secured the GRID VICTORY CAPS City Civic Leader Seriously III Ben H. Gray, owner of Right Way Laundry and Abilene civic leader, is seriously ill at Hendrick Memorial Hospital where he had surgery. His home is at 2043 Mar- shall St. Attempt to Poison ixon Reported SEATTLE, Oct. 30 Ml Vice resident Nixon's press secretary id toaighl the Secret Service had ceived an anonymous telephone all that the vice president's food, 'rved to him in his hotel room, id been poisoned. William Kloepfer Jr., the fecre- iry. said the vice president was dvised of the repon and "dis issed the idea as the act of a rank." Kloepfer said the vice presided d not eat any of the food as 1 removed for an analysis ant ther food substituted. 1 Vote Absentee Ballots at Haskell HASKELL, Oct. 30 lHW> -Ele- en persons voted absentee ballots T the Nov. 3 general election, ac- -ording to Horace O'Neal, county lerk. V; OiTIn SPOOKP.rSTKRS-I.iltlc spooks Joe Lunday. 3, left, and his big brother, Ron, 6, de- cided in a hurry Saturday night they'd rather have treats than try to trick the Law, Abilene Policeman Lloyd J. Maddox. They are the sons of Dr. and Mrs. Albert LUH day 1933 Lowden St. Dr. Lunday is a Hardiu-Simmons University professor, dormitory building loan; President Don H. Roach; Congressman Omar Burleson, ACC E.- Freeman, ACC fiscal agent; Z. I. EambOi Fort .Worth contractor who will women's dormitory; and Edward, of 'As- sociates, Fort-Worth. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in conjunction with ACC's homecoming. (Lloyd Jones HOMECOMING Crown 'Hill' as ACC Celebrates, Plans for Future (Mora Pictures cm Pg. 10-A) When the dust had sellled on Ihe 'Hill" Saturday night after the two-day homecoming celebration, Abilene Christian College had: (1) Launched construction of two new dormitories with groundbreak- ing ceremonies. Inducted a new late of ni officers. (3) Fed persons in a ting- size barbecue luncheon. (4) Urged ex-students to gel be- hind the college's development pro- gram to insure continued growth. (5) Advanced plans (or Us 50th Anniversary Celebration during Uie 1953-56 school year. (6) Whipped Lamar Tech, 33-14, in the homecoming gridiron class- Crowned Mary Ann Pruiit, junior co-ed from Gadsden, Ala., as 1954 Homecoming Queen. (8> Sponsored a variety show to cap off festivities Saturday night. An estimated 3.000 exes visited their alma mater Saturday. These along wilh the 2.000 ACC students faculty and staff members swellec the Hill crowd to more than 5.000 Amaryllis Roach of Brownfield, a future ACC student, turned the first spade of dirt for construction of Ihe new women's dormitory ceremonies east o! McDonald Hall Miss Roach was one of Ihe mam girls unable to attend ACC this fal because of limited dormilory faci lilies for women. Brief remarks were made a groandbrMking exercises by Pros ident Don H. Morris, Prof. W. Earl Brown of the faculty and Congress- man Omar Burleson. member of the ACC board of trustees. Prof. Brown briefly traced a his- ory of dormitories at ACC since ts founding in 1905. Rep. Burle- expressed confidence that the. new buildings would be dedicated o the high purposes of the college. New Library President Morris said the new lomis mil only parlially satisfy the needs of the college. "Besides classroom spare, we need a new ibrary, auditorium, cafeteria and 'ield he said in urging exes present to back the present und-raising campaign to erect a Bible building on the cam- pus next year. In his chapel address in Sewell Auditorium, the president asked the exes to da three things: Pray that Abilene Christian College may ever be wise and strong. Use your influence that its ideals and'purposes may ever be high. To bring to the Hill and campus your property and your money so that in years to come j'our children and your children's children can benefit from our pro- gram of Christian education." The A Cappella Chorus gave a concert in the auditorium, singing :he Star-Spangled Banner arid a Ballad for Americans with Bob Donalson the solist. A men's quar- tet performed. New Officers Cart Bush, out-going president of the alumni an- nounced the new officers. Elected were Charles (Abe) Lin- coln, president, Fort Worth: Leon Reese, rice president. Abilene: Mrs. Lloyd Swindle and Scott Hays, new Abilene directors; and Loyd Bbder of'Sireetwater and Forrest Orr (if Vemoa, out-of-town directors. The sleering committee of the college's 50th Anniversary Cele- bration and subcommittees con- ferred in a special session Satur- day morning with j. C. Rigney, chairman, in charge. A broad outline of the year-long program was presented and ex- plained. The next general session was set for Dec. 15. One Third OfEligibles DueTuesday By MARTHA COLE Associated Press Staff Just about Texans less than one-third of the state's eligi- ble voters are expected to vota in Tuesday's general election. The Republicans are working to get out a big vote, especially to Houston and Dallas, and hoping that apathy among the Democrats will help elect some GOP candi- dates. Many Candidates The slate as a whole will Vote on all state officers, from governor on down; on a congressman-at- large; on one U. S. Senator and 11 proposed amendments to the stats constitution, including one to re- quire women to serve on juries. In addition, 21 U. S. representa- tives are up for election in the Congressional districts and so are all members of the slate house of representatives and one Ihird of the state senate in their districts. The Republicans have candidates for governor, state agriculture commissioner, the U. S. senate, congressman at-large, and for three congressional posts in Dal- las, Houston and the Panhandle. The' Constitution party has can- didates 'for agriculture commis- sioner and the U.S. Senate. 'Excellent Chance' "I believe we chance In the Houston, 'Dinis and Panhandle congressional said H. J. (Jack) Porler, Houston, Republican national committeemaa for Texas. "Reports we Save received at state headquarters lead us definite- ly lo believe that each of the three candidates has better than an even Drealc if present trends continue through election day. "A heavy Republican stale vote can be expected because of the intense interest generated in the two largest voting areas, Houston and Dallas." Last Thursday President Eisen- hower sent a message to Porter in which he urged Tesans to get out and vote. Votes The Republicans garnered only about votes in their July pri- mary. In last non-presi- (ienfial election candi- date for governor drew almost 000 votes. In the 1952- general elec- tion, when Republican Eisenhower carried the state, the GOP cross- file vote was According to past history. Demo- cratic nomination in the primaries has meant election in November. Democrals traditionally stop Oieir active campaigning after their nomination in their party's primary. This year has been no exception. The contested races include: For governor: Allan Shivers, ELECTIONS, Pg. 6-A, Col. 1 IF DEMOCRATS WIN Attempt Fails to Dynamite Aulo of Ohio Congressman CLEVELAND. Oct. 30 W An I Nobody hoard the dctonaor itlrmpl to blow up the automo- which Barnard said could maSe a >ile of George H. Bender iR- mv.se about as loud as a .22 short Johnson, Royburn Stand In Line for Highest Posts Ohio) miscarried today sticks ef wet dyaamile failed to explode. The car. a 1J4S Cadillac, was unoccupied and was parked ir. the drive of Render's H-acre estate at ne.irhy Chagrin Falls. H suffered minor upholslery burns caused by a burning (vise, riymmlte Wet Prficc >aid the fact that the dy- namilc wet apparently the reason it failed to explode. Bits of paraffinc paper wrapped around the dynamite were blown about the car when a detonator cap went off. Patrolman Frank Barnard of Chagrin Falls reported. "U deli- nilely was r.ot an attempt on Rep. Bender's life. H was more a threat or rifle disch.irse. Nol Scared Bender also said. "Somebody is trying to scare me" and added: Bui they're away with it." not going to gel Elmdalc Voters Turn Down Annexation Kl.MDAt.K. CM. 30. Voifrs in the Klmdale Consolidat- ed School PUIrict lurneJ thumbs down on a proposal lo annex the district lo Abilene with a decisive 71 to 7 vote Saturday. The proposal to bring F.lmdale sludenls inlo the Abilene Indepcn dent School nislriet has been un- dtr diKusiiofl (or linn. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Tcxsns are in line to take Ihe top posts in Ihe Senate and the House should (he Democrats coTilro! of Congress in Tues- day's general election. They are Sen. Lyndon Johnson, i. tall and dark; and Kep. Sam riavburn, 72. whose gleaming bald nead and stocky figure are familiar 19 millions by way cf television. Fo'.h Johnson and Rayb'nm now are minority leaders of thoir party in the. Senate and the House. Both Campaign Both have been out over the na- tion n-orkiny for Democratic con- gressional candidates and have predicled the Democrats will win control of the House by 50 to W seals and ot the Senate by at leas: five seats. Should their predictions come true. Johnson is in line Jo become majorily leader of the posl now held by Sen. KnowlanJ of California. Rayburn is it line lo become speaker ot the House post he under the Roose- velt and Truman administrations nnd already has held longer than My other mu in hittorjr. Rep Joseph Martin of Massachusetts now is speaker. THE WEATHER C. S. DErAKlMEXT OF WEST TEXAS GflKtllS '1J to- im Itmpfratort rtiiscts Moo- w CKXTR.atKXXS c no th Mcrvdw: Mrt IXVIVM! TEMTEIUIVfcES .1 (N vm: U h 41. last yeir: tl Sutxrt hit f :S3 a m PB.Kri BarmKir StUUv. dltt p m. Suantt tAlay 5-50 p.m. a! p ra tils l u, U ft' Johnson, finishing his first 6-year erm, has a Republican opponent for election ia Tuesday's vot- ing. Me is Carols Browns- ville. 3 longtime leader in the state GOP parly. The Republicans hare made no predictions of victory in the sena- torial race. Rayburn docs not have a Repub- lican opponent. The National Democratic com- mittee sent Rayburn and Johnson over the country to speak for party candidates. The Democratic committee said Johnson had made spwhes for former Sen. Joseph O'Mahoncy, Wyoming: Sen. James E. Murray, Montana: Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Minnesota, Sen. Clinton Anderson, Xew Mexico: Alan Bible of Reno Nov.. running for the Senate: and for the Utah State Democratic ticket which includes Rep. Beck BosMie and former Rep. Wal- ter K. Granger. Rayburn became familiar to nation's television watchers whet! he presided at the Der.iocratic TOP TWO, ?J. t-A, (M. 1
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