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Publication: Abilene Reporter News November 3, 1954

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas s GjgeTIwPtitMdWaS Wi)t libilme I^eporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVEKING riM Al I ■I'seitkiVOL. LXXIV, NO.IST    Associated Pre>, (AP)    ABILENE. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. 3. 1954 -TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c AT DALLAS THURSDAY City to Offer New Armory Site to Guard Commander City of Abilene will make its formal offer Thursday to the state National Guard of a substitute armory site located on the old Municipal Airport. It will also make plans for the first sale of the new city bonds. Mayor C. E. Gatlin has an appointment in Dallas for 11:30 a.m. Thursday with Maj. Gen. Carl P. Phinney, commanding general of the 36th Division, Texas National Guard. The conference will take place at Gen. Phinney’s Dallas office. Gatlin will seek to get Gen. Phinney's approval of the new armory site, and eventually that of the whole State Armory Board. The city has offered a free lease on the old airport land in lieu of the location formerly leased in the municipal Fair Park. No action has been taken by local Guard officials to accept or reject the offer, but the local representatives referred the city to state guard officials. Three Abilene city officials will hold a conference in Dallas Thursday regarding the first sale of the recently authorized $6.65 million in bonds. Confer With Attorneys City Manager Austin P. Hancock, City Commissioner Jack Minter and Mayor Gatlin will hold the bond huddle with McCall, Parkhurst & Crowe, Dallas attorneys who are handling legal aspects of the sale. In the meeting also will be First Southwest Co., bond firm, representatives. First Southwest Co. is handling for the city the exchange of the outstanding revenue bonds for new refunding bonds. That exchange must be made before any of the new water and sewer revenue bonds can legally be sold. Date for the first sale, amount to be offered, schedule of maturities and other details will be worked out at the meeting, Mayor Gatlin said. Voters this summer authorized the issuance of $5 million in water and sewer revenue bonds and $1.65 million in tax bonds. The revenue issues will finance water and sewer projects. The tax bonds are to pay for fire stations, street improvements, and park development. Democrats Hold Lead To Win Warm Gulf Air Kayos Freeze, Triggers Rain .A warm blanket of moist Gult air delivered a knock out punch to the freezing weather that had been predicted tor Abilene and area Tuesday night. The Gulf air, riding in over the cold front, set off scattered light rain about 7:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. .51 had fal!e#at Ranger, 68 miles to the east of Abilene. At that time it was still sprinkling and skies were heavily overcast. The moist air blanket kept the low temperature here Tuesday night and early Wednesday morn-hig at 41. The high Tuesday was 46 By noon Wednesday rainfall here had amounted to .06 at Municipal Airport. Stamford had gotten .12 by about 9 a.m. and show-cr.s were continuing. A trace was reported at Rotan. Heaviest rainfall was at Rising Star and Merkel. The downfall began at Rising Star about 8 a.m. and by 10 a.m. had been mea.sur-ed at .30. Rain was still falling gently at 10 a.m. and looked as if it would continue. At 10:15 a.m., Merkel had received .30 inch and it was still “raining hard.” The forecaster said at noon Wednesday skies to the west of Abilene were clearing. Rain this afternoon, if any, would be very light, he said. Thursday’s weather bureau prediction Was for decreasing cloudiness and warmer temperatures. NOBODY'S TALKING, .WORKING AT AIR BASE; JUST RAINING A dispute was reported to have broken out at Abilene Air Force Base Tuesday between carpenters and •iron workers over whose job it is to install aluminum windows in airmen’s dormitories. But Wednesday morning nobody concerned was saying a word for publication. The business representative of the carpenters’ union local said, “I have nothing to say.” W. M. Edwards, superintendent at the base for R. E. McKee General Contractor Inc., El Paso, declined to comment. Asked who was working Wednesday morning. he said, “Nobody; it’s raining out here.” The newspaper was unable to locate any spokesman for the iron workers. HIS 'HOMETOWN' El Paso Man Wins Special Election for State Senator Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Frank Owen III of El Paso won election to the state Senate from far West Texas’ 29th District in latest results received Wednesday. Owen was a state representative from El Paso, The final unofficial tabulation showed Owen with 8,161, Fred Wemple of Midland 6,473, and Woodrow Bean of El Paso 6,030. The total vote was 20,664, with less than 50 still uncounted. Avoca Dedicates Scout Hall to Harley Sadler AVOCA, Nov. 3. — Avocans are dedicating their new Boy Scout hall to the late Sen. Harley Sadler. Sen. Sadler was stricken with a fatal heart attack Oct. 12 while acting as master of ceremonies for a scout benefit show at Avoca, his “hometown.” He died at Stamford two day.s later. The decision to name the edifice the “Harley Sadler Memorial Scout Hall” was made after it was THE WEATHER U.S. DKPABTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BIREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Mostly cloudy and cool. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. High temperature today 60. Low tonight 40-45, High Thursday in the 60s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Occasional rain this afternoon and tonight. Thursday, clearing and a little warmer. WEST TEXAS; Cloudy to partly this afternoon and tonight with some light rain mostly in the South Plains and east of Pecos    Valley.    Warmer    this    afternoon. Thursday, partly cloudy and turning a little cooler. EAST TEXAS: Occasional rain late this afternoon and tonight. Thursday, partly cloudy    with    scattered    thundershowers. Warmer tonight and Thursday. Fresh to locally strong easterly wind* on the coast. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Occasional rain this afternoon and tonight. Thursday, partly    cloudy    and warmer.    .Scattered showers near the coast.    Most    fresh east erly winds on the coast. High and low temperatures for 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m.: 46 and 41 degrees. suggested by many Avocans and residents of other towns, according to Mrs. R. J. Taylor, the late Senator’s niece. She is also publicity chairman of the Scout sponsors, the Avoca P-TA. Mrs. Taylor said the building has been purchased and three lots donated. The building is to be moved from Stamford to Avoca. The Scouts, their dads, with the help of others will convert the building into “something that future generations may be proud of,” Mrs. Taylor said. It is to be finished in sawed stone. Beautification of the grounds will be a project for the Scouts during the coming year. A Girl Scout troop is being organized at Avoca and will use the building, as will an active Cub pack led by Mrs. Charlene Baker and Mrs. B. H. Fillmon. James Baker is cubmaster. Mrs. Taylor expressed appreciation from Avocans for the late Sen. Sadler and workers and entertainers at the benefit show at which the Senator was stricken. Burglar Hacks Out loot With Meat Cleaver Loot believed to total around $100 was taken from Rainbow Cafe, 2700 Ruttemut St., Tuesday night by a burglar who wielded one of the restaurant’s meat cleavers to break open a cigaret machine and a nickelodeon. Taken from the cigaret machine was an estimated $36.20 in cash and cigarets (mostly money), said City Police Detective Lt. George Sutton. An undetermined amount of **ash was taken from the money box of the nickelodeon. This is expected to total from $30 to $50, Suttcm said. Elsewhere in the cafe $15 in dimes and $1.50 in pennies were stolen. Door Removed To get into the building the burglar removed the pins from the hinges of a rear door and took t. whole door down. Sutton said the cigaret machine apparently is ruined as the result of the blows the burglar struck it with the cleaver. The burglar also used the cleaver to open the nickelodetMi. Once inside the nickelodeon, the burglar found the key to the mon^ box nd used the key to op«Ri the box. The meat cleaver was left by the burglar near the cash register. No fingerprints were found, lead ing Sutton to believe that the burglar wore gloves. Police think the burglary happened between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. TEMPERATURES W|d. A^M. Tue*. P.M. 43      1:30 45      2:30      45 45      3:30      45 45      4.30      45 45      5:30      45 45      6:30      45 46      7:.30      «4 45      8:30      44 45      9:30      41 45      10:30      43 45      11:30      45 45      12:30      46 Sunrise today 6:58 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:47 p.m. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 28.22. Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 75%. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES CORPORATE WIFE—An ambi-tous girl today doesn't marry merely a man. Page 8-A. missing stockholders—Are you one of the 12 persons listed today who may be eligible for up to $5,000 from old securities? Page 1-B. DEMO NEW YORK—Horrimon election breoks Dewey reign. Page 2-B. Demos Knock Republicans Out of 7 Governorships Bv RITSSEIX BRINES WASHINGTON m — Democrats grabbed the fat political prize of New York’s governorship and turned the Republicans out of at least six other statehouses across the nation yesterday. With three races still not settled, the Democrats had clinched 18 governorships, with the Republicans winning 13 out of 34. Eight Democrats and six Republican governors were holdovers. The GOP won in Massachusetts in a close race not decided until midmorning. Republicans led in Nevada and Wyoming. Democ-ats appeared sure of winning in Minnesota. Averell Harriman, multimillionaire financier and former Democratic ambassador, broke the 12-year GOP rule of New York with a paper-thin victory over Sen. Irving M. Ives. Harriman won a bareknuckle campaign by about an 11,000-vote plurality in a total vote of more than five million. Ives had been picked to succeed Gov. Thomas E. Dewey as the GOP standard bearer when Dewey divided to retire after completing his third con- secutive term. In New York’s closest campaign of modern times. Ives conceded defeat when Harriman held a 200,-000-vote lead, and after that the margin dwindled sharply. As one result, a hot fight appears inevitable in 1956 for New York’s 45 presidential electoral votes — the nation’s largest single bloc. Harriman sought the Democratic nomination in 1952, but said he’ll back Adlai E. Stevenson two years hence. Republican Gov. Goodwin K. Knight won an easy victory in California which has the second largest bloc of electoral votes—32. Knight, whose Democratic rival Richard P. Graves, was making his first bid at the polls for the governor’s chair, vacated last year by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Democrat George M. Leader up set Republican control in powerful Pennsylvania by a 000-vote advantage over Republican Lloyd H Wood. It was the first Democratic win there in 20 years. The Democrats also ttwk over Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, A GOOD TURN-OUT—Former Vice President Alben W. Barkley, candidate for U. S. Senator from Kentucky, peeps through the door at a rural polling place at Paducah, Ky., his home town, to see how many voters were ahead of him. 'Veep' Back in Capital As Kentucky Senator House Senate Control Still in Balance New Mexico and Maine. The Maine elections were held Sept. 13. Former Rep. Abraham A. Ribi-coff turned out GOP Gov. John D. Lodge by fewer than 3,000 votes in Connecticut. Ernest W, McFarland, former Democratic senate leader, defeated GOP Gov. Howard Pyle in Arizona. Democratic Gov. Frank J. Lausche, Ohio’s master vote getter, won an unprecedented fifth term. In Michigan. Democratic Gov, G. Mennen Williams was given the first fourth term in the state’s history. In both states, the terms are two years. The Republicans went into the campaign with a 29-19 advantage in governorships. Now, the minimum total of 26 governorships gives the Democrats the state-house edge for the first time since 1950. The Democrats also won Alabama, Arkansas. Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina. Tennessee and Texas. The GOP won in Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire. North Dakota. Oregon, South Dakota, Veraiont, Wisconsin. WASHINGTON UPi — Following is a list of Senators either elected to Congress or leading in their respective states as of 11 a.m. today. (X indicates incumbent; 1 indicates leading and not yet elected). Alabama: John J. Sparkman (D-x). Arkansas: John L. McClellan (D-x). California; Thomas W. Kuchel (R-x). Colorado: Cordon Allott (R) Delaware: J. Allen Frear (D-x). Georgia: Richard B. Russell (D-x). Illinois: Paul H. Douglas (D-x). Idaho: Henry C. Dvorshak (R-x). Iowa: Thomas E. Martin (R) Kansas: Andrew F. Schoeppel (R-x). Kentucky; Alben W, Barkley (D) Louisiana: Allen J. Ellender (D-x), Maine: Margaret Chase Smith (R-x) (elected Sept. 13). Massachusetts: Leverett Salton-stall (R-x). Michigan: Patrick V. McNamara (D). Minnesota:    Hubert    Humphrey (D-x). Mississippi: James 0. Eastland (D-x). Montana: James E. Murray (D-1). Nebraska: Carl T. Curtis (R). Nebraska: Roman L. Hruska (R) Nevada: Alan Bible (D) New Hampshire: Styles Bridges (R-x) New Hampshire: Norris Cotton (R) New Jersey; Clifford P. Chase (R-1) New Mexico: Clinton P. Anderson (D-x) North Carolina: W’. Kerr Scott (D-x) North Carolina; Sam J. Ervin Jr. (D-x) Ohio: George Bender (R-x) Oklahoma: Robert S, Kerr (D-x) Oregon: Guy Gordon (R-1) Rhode Island: Theodore F. Green (D-x) South Carolina; Strom Thurmond (D) South Dakota: Karl E. Mundt (R-x) Tennessee: Estes Kefauver (D- X) Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson (D-x) Virginia: A. Willis Robertson (D-x) West Virginia; Matthew M. Neely (D-x) Wyoming: Jt^eph C. O’Mahoney LOUISVILLE, Ky, (^Kentuckians have picked 76-year-old Alben W Barkley, the former vice president, to represent them for .six more years in the U. S. Senate. The Democratic senator-elect already has served 47 years as their public servant, 22 of them in the Senate. He left the Senate in 1949 to become the “Veep.” Voters of this traditionally Dem-ocratie commonwealth chose Barkley over Republican Sen. John Sherman Cooper, 53. They also elected five Democrats and one Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives. In two other contests, to fill out the state’s new delegation of eight con gressmen, a Democrat was leading in one and a Republican in the other. That lineup is identical to the lineup in the present delegation: six Democrats and two Republi-can.s. Barkley continued to stretch his lead. With 78 per cent of returns tabulated, he held an unofficial margin of 74,944. Tabulation of returns from 3,219 of 4,133 precincts gave Barkley 364,493 and Cooper 289,.549, Cooper, the first Republican elected to the Senate from Kentucky since 1924, refused to concede. But he was given no chance to overtake the fast-stepping Barkley. Dallas Republican Is Representative By CI.AYTON HICKERSON DALLAS (i!^—Bruce Alger, upset winner in a precedent-breaking Republican victory in Dallas County, buried his face in his arms a few minutes early today and finally admitted he had won election to Congress. Alger, holding a lead since the second returns came in from the unofficial Texas Election Bureau, was hard to convince. Newsmen and supporters, most of the night, had been telling him he was the winner over Wallace Savage, former Dallas mayor and former chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee. “Let’s not count ’em before better national representation. “You know my sincerity and I here repeat my dedication to representing the people of my native county to the very best of my ability. “My good wishes go out to my opponent and those who supported him whose political beliefs I respect. “I want and intend to be a representative for the people regardless of party, station in life, or calling,” Looking every bit the suave Princeton man in a two-button, wide-lapeled coat with flap pockets, Alger was nevertheless obvi- they’re in,” the six-foot, two-inch! ously weary as he posed for pho- (J) former B29 pilot said. "Let’s not be presumptuous.” It was 1 a.m. before he finally issued a statement on his apparent victory. And it was worded cautiously. “The latest returns show 27,408 votes for me as against 24,251 for my opponent,” he said, “and only 10 boxes are out in these figures.” “Those 10 boxes have a total of about 3,500 votes, I am told, so it does not seem presumptuous at this time to accept the victory as sure” He continued; “To the many friends and supporters in this, Dallas County’s most v i g 0 r ous campaign, my heartfelt appreciatiwi. “The team work and sincere belief in the goal to establish a two-party system in our beloved county has indeed succeeded. No longer can Texas be taken for granted by any party. • “We are now fortunately a doubtful state. "And this will help the growth of our coui^ and state through tographers and forced a wan smile He worked for RCA-Victor in television and record sales *.york in the Southeastern states for a while after his graduation \n 1940, was a bomber pilot in the Pacific The ater in World War II, and flew 23 combat missions. His campaign fo»- Congress really got started about 10 days ago and was a whirlwind affair that left the favored Savage a beaten, bewildered candidate last night. Savage went to bed shortly after midnight today, not certain he had lost he said, but wishing ‘Alger well if the latter won. “I hope he can give the county a successful represenatation if he’s the winner,” Savage said. “And I wish him well.” Savage, who with Governor Al Ian Shivers and former Democratic National Committeeman Wright Morrow of Houston led Texas into the GOP fold in 1952, was a heavy favorite to win. Alger is married and tiie father of three children, two ^ys and a gki By JACK BELL AP Polllcal Reporter Republicans battled desperately today to hold the Senate as e surging tide of votes from yesterday’s midterm election gave Democrats control of the House and toppled seven GOP governors. Republican ’ es of retaining the Senate’s half a loaf in the battle over Congress focused on tabulations in New Jersey, Montana and Oregon as Democrats won four GOP seats and the Republicans took three from their opponents. Three Races Clouded « With three races undecided, the Senate count stood: Republicans 46, including 13 just elected and 33 holdovers; Democrats 46, including 22 elected yesterday and 24 holdovers; 1 independent. Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon. Republican Rep. George Bender of Ohio crashed through to defeat Democratic Sen. Thomas A. Burke in unofficial tabulations and bring the Republicans abreast of the Democrat.^ after Democratic former Sen. Joseph C. O’Mahoney had taken a GOP seat in Wyoming. NEW JERSEY—With all of the state’s 3,9% precincts counted, Republican Clifford P. Case had 1)56, 8^ votes and Democratic Rep. Charles R. Howell 856,162, but some clerks were revising their figures and some absentee ballots remained uncounted. MONTANA-In 886 of 1,094 pre cincts, Democratic Sen. James E. Murray had 95.556 votes and Republican Rep. Wesley A. D’Ewart had 92,904. Cordon Leading OREGON—Republican Sen. Guy Cordon had 185,308 votes to 175,570 for Democrat Richard L. Neu-berger, but about half of Multnomah County’s vote, where Neu-berger had been running strongly, remained untabulated. Although the Republicans lost the House by what may be a margin of 25 or more members, President Eisenhower told a White House news conference be does not see in this result any repudiation or disapproval of his administration’s policies. Democrats Pleased Democrats were pleased with the outcome, but it obviously did not reach the proportiMis some of them had expected — a circumstance that some Republicans said could be attributed to Eisenhower’s own last minute campaigning and the vigorous drive made by Nixon. In a give-and-take. Democrats took away Republican seats in Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada and Wyoming, while the Republicans retaliated by grabbing Democratic seats in Ohio, Colorado and Iowa. Meek Defeated Eisenhower’s blessing for Republican Joseph T. Meek did not prevent Meek’s defeat by Demo cralic Sen. Paul H. Douglas in Illinois. Neither did a presidential endorsemer' keep Republican Rep. Herbert B. Warburton from being beaten by Democratic Sen. Allen Frear Jr. in Delaware, And Democratic Gov. G. Mennen Williams, who criticized the Eisenhower administration for not acting to meet what he said was widespread unemployment, won an unprecedented fourth term in Michigan, But Republican Clifford P. Case, most-often endorsed candidate among the President’s favorites, was making it an unexpected horse race against Democratic Rep. Charles R. Howell in the New Jersey Senate contest. Some Republicans had attacked Case for being too “liberal.” Republican Lt. Gov. Gordon AI-loti, who bore Eisenhower’s blessing. upset the pollsters by defeating Democratic Former Rep. John A. Carroll in the Colorado Senate race. And Republican Rep. Thomas E. Martin, an all-out supporter of the President’s flexible farm price support program, ousted veteran Democratic Sen. Guy M. Gillette in agricultural Iowa. Alan Bible made it No. 2 in Senate gains for the Democrats, defeating Republican Sen. Ernest S. Brown, who had been appointed after the death of Democratic Sen. Pat McCarran. In Connecticut, Democratic Rep. Abraham A. Ribicoff took the measure of Republican Gov. John D. Lodge by about 7,000 votes, Pennsylvania completed the swing down the Atlantic coast started by th* D&mciMU' electm ol ikimimd S. Muskie as Maine’s governor hi September. Win For Democrats In Pennsylvania, Democrat George M, Leader triumphed over Republican Lloyd H. Wood. In Maryland, however, Republican Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin broke the Democratic trend by winning re-election over Harry C. Byrd. It was the first time the free state has given a Republican two terms. Democratic Sen. Edwin C. Johnson made the successful transition back to the governorship in Colorado, Eisenhower’s vacation state, and Democrat John F. Simms Jr. won in New Mexico. An old Senate Democratic colleague, Ernest W. McFarland, made a successful comeback in Arizona, ousting Republican Gov. Howard Pyle. Gets Fifth Term Democratic Gov. Frank J. Lausche of Ohio won a fifth term. The gubernatorial results, as some Senate and Hou.se races, seemed to indicate that Elsenhower’s “peace and prosperity” theme of the closing days of the campaign failed to offset entirely the reaction to the “pocketbook nerve” touched by unemployment in industrial centers. Approval Lead Growing for Amendmenis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All of the 11 proposed amendments to the state constitution—including jury service for women— had sizeable leads in counting of Tuesday’s general election in Texas. Jury service for women and four-year terms for elective ’district and county offices had narrower margins than the others. The amendments and their respective vote at the last report from the Texas Election Bureau stacked up like this: 1. Boost the ceiling on state spending for public welfare from the present 35 million dollars to 42 million, approval 247,599; against 95,238. 2. Allow transfer of priolr service credits in the state employes’ and teachers’ retirement funds, approval 220,858; against 11,(^. 3. Allow certain city employees to qualify for Social Security benefits, approval 215,621; against 100,-934. 4. Allow use of the surplus money in the Confederate Pen.sion Fiina for constructing a new state office building in Austin, approval 259,-098; against 73,952. 5. Raise the pay of legislators to $25 per day for 120 days from $10 a day now, approval 205,134; against 120,176. 6. Prohibit pledging the state’s credit to support toll roads, approval 199,162; against 120,176. 7. Require women to serve on juries, approval ^.875; against 146,454. 8. Allow four-year terms for precinct, county and district elective offices who now have two-year terms, approval 189,110; against 148,334. 9. Allow joint city-county hospital operations in Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Tarrant, Galveston, El Paso, or Jefferson Counties, approval 2»2,077; against 120,770. 10. Allow military personnel from Texas to vote if they had established residence in Texas a year before entering service, approval 254.415; against 70,808. 11. Allow counties of 10,000 population or less to vote on whether they want a tax assessor-coUector, approval 236,397; against 74,003. DOES WATER AND OIL MIX? Is the city dog man also a cat man? Police received a telephone caU Tuesday from a woman who said she had some cats in a box and wanted the dc^ catcher to put them in the city pound. The matter was refmed to the dog catcher. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: November 3, 1954

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