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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               i-a.-3.fi gftfene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 143 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe ABILENIANS CONVENE Mrs. J. F. Boren, left, Mrs. L. E. Dudley, center, and Mrs. unu itiij, o. A. ULLS. Lt. JU. UCilLCI. ailU. Hart Shoemaker converse during a break in the Monday evening program at the Tex- as Federation of Women's Clubs 57th annual convention in Mineral Wells. Mrs Boren is editor of the Texas Clubwoman. Mrs. Dudley is TFWC president. She is seated in the chair to be placecLin the TFWC headquarters in Austin in her honor. Mrs. Shoe- maker is president of Sixth District. (See background story, Page (Staff photo by Margaret Bourland) Butternut St. Widening At Top of Bond Agendo First project to be built Tuesday morning by City the recently authorized 51 million in city street improvement bonds will be a bridge over Catclaw Creek at South Fifth St. But the initial major construction under the bonds will be the widen- ing" -repaying. Butternut St.. all the way from 'South First St." to Treadaway Blvd. Those announcements Were Manager Austin P. Hancock. Plans arc already being started for the South Fifth St. bridge. They will harmonize with a private pav ing project which property owners are to finance on South Fifth St near the creek. "Abutting property be asked by the city to donate nee essary right-of-way for the widen Armory Bids Rejected AUSTIN Bt-The State Board of Control today rejected all bids on the National Guard armory for Abilene after discovering conflicts in specifications on which bids were called. James C. Jones, chief of the board's design and construction division, said the date for receiV' Burglar Gets At Tuscoia School Between and in small change was stolen from South Taylor High School at Tuscoia Monday night, Deputy Sheriff Claude Herring of Taylor County said Tuesday. Entry was gained by removing a glass pane from a back door and breaking the lock off the door, he said. The burglar obtained the money from the coin box of a soft drink machine. The box contained nick- els, dimes, quarters and pennies. The box apparently was emptied on the floor since some pennies were found there. Herring said. The burglar entered the super- intendent's office by cutting a hole in a door panel, then reaching in to unlock the door. Totai property damage was es- timated by the officer at The burglar also broke into a candy machine. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy and continued mild temperatures. Maximum temperature today and Wednes- day 75. Low WniRht 55. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. A few light showers in northeast this afternoon. WEST TEXAS: Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperatures. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Wed- nesday. Moderate easterly winds on tile High and low temperatures for 24 houri ended at a.m. 74 and 54 degrees. TEMPERATURES 74 7! 71 .3 toiw ..T tMdIM It U.3J P.m. Relative humidity ing bids will be reset as soon "as specifications are clarifed. He indicated the bid opening will be held within the next two weeks. Bids of six companies were return- ed, unopened today. Ihe armory and service center are scheduled to be con- structed at the extreme south end of Abilene's Fair Park, on prop- erty not now in use. Abilene architects have said it will require about eight months to construct the armory. Bids have been asked so far only on the ar- mory itself and not on the service center. The armory will house the five units of the 131st Field Artillery Battalion under command of Lt. Col. Vaiden P. Hiner and two Units of the. Third Battalion, 142d Infan- try Regiment all part of the 36th Division. ing of "Butternut Hancock said. He explained that street im provement bond money will h- used to pay the city's portion on the Butternut St. project, and tha .the abutting: property owners wil pay the remainder.' Tf-Ts- Com mission that Butternut St., now narrow thoroughfare, will be made into a 60-foot-wide, four street. Mayor C. E. Gatlin has pre- sented to the commission recently a list of recommendations for ad- ditional street bond issue proj- ects. A principal suggestion he made was that bond money be used to pay the city's part in wid- ening Sayles Blvd. from South Ninth St. to South 20th St. and to 3ave South 20th St. from Meander St. to Buffalo Gap Rd. The commission will receive bids Dec. 7 for the sale of worth of the million street wnds. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES CIGARETS AND CANCER Science and medicine are divid- ed over effects of smoking. Page 7-A. PUNCH, PUNCH, McCarthy fights like Henry Arm- strong, never step back, punch, punch, and forget the fancy foot- work. Page 9-A. A-BOMB PEARL tired Marine Corps colonel pre- dicts war with Russia. Page 5-B. NEW CANCER Tex- ans reveal development of a new test for cancer. Page 8-8. Women's Jury Duty Can Begin on Nov. 19 Final Polio Tests Here Wednesday Final phase of Salk vaccine (fo polio) trial will be held Wednes day at 9 a.m. at Crockett Ele mentary School, South 13th an Villis Sts. This has been announced b Abilene Taylor County Healt Unit. Blood will be withdrawn from lie same children as those wh onated two samples last spring 'hese children are in the second bird and fourth grades. Laboratory tests will be con ucted on the blood in California o determine: (1) If children who got the vac ine show more resistance to polio han those who did not. (2) What percentage of the roup will show a different re- ction from last spring. According to Time and reek, the National Foundation fo nfantile Paralysis has purchasec nough vaccine to offer a free ser es of shots to these children who ave participated. Taking part in the project here re Dr. A. G. Arrant, in charge f the program; Dean Walte Warns of Abilene Christian Col ege, representing the Nationa foundation for Infantile Paralysis and Scott Hays, principal o Crockett school.. Volunteers from Crockett P-Ti will offer clerical assistance; lowers Fall iasf of Abilene Widely scattered thunder- howers were believed Tuesday norning to be falling about 65 Ues east north east, east anc ast south east of Abilene. Ranger received 1.25 inch of rain uesday from a.m. to m. The rain was accompanied v light hail. Xfie weather bureau here said p.m. the rainfall exper- nced at Ranger extended north- ard into Oklahoma. Abilene is expected to have artly cloudy skies and mild tern- erature today, tonight and Wed- esday, but is due no rain, the eather bureau said. The weather bureau is "watch- g" a front on the West Coast at could possibly bring precipi- tion to this area Friday through unday. The Dallas Weather Bureau in s five day forecast said rain as possible in this area during at three day period. The five day forecast also pre- cted above normal temperatures icsday through Saturday for this ea. The high here was 74 and the inimum 54 degrees. Epileptics With Mental Illness May Leave Abilene Dr. V. T. Watley, superintend- ent of Abilene State Hospital, raid Tuesday he opposes taking epilep- tics out of the hospital and making it a West Texas reception center for mentally retarded patients. His view opposes a plan adopted in principle Monday by the Board for State Hospital and Special Schools. Under the board's proposed plan, epileptics with mental iil- nesses would be placed in mental hospitals. Abilene would become a school for the mentally-retarded, including 'epileptics in that cate- gory. "I'm certain this change will only result in epileptics getting lost in the general Dr. Watley said. Need Better Budget "If we could get a better budget from the Legislature, we would make improvements, regardless of what changes are made in the ad- ministrative he said, During the past summer, Dr. Watley visited hospitals in three states during a trip to the East. Upon completing the trip, he wrote a lengthy report on his views to Dr. James A. Eethea, executive director of the Texas board. Dr. Watley had recejyed no of- ficial notice of the boan'i action Tuesday morning, hut felt that the state board may be aware of his views due to his report to Dr. Bethea. The Associated Press reported that the board had not given final approval to the proposals, but showed great interest in them. The committee recommended that the legislature be requested: 1. To enact a modern code of laws clearly defining the state's responsibility for mentally retard- ed persons, with emphasis on co- ordinating the programs of the board and the Texas Education Agency. 2. To provide funds for construc- tion to accommodate addi- tional beds for mentally retarded to relieve extreme over-crowding, such construction to include a new institution in the Gulf Coast Indus- trial area. 3. To repeal all laws governing operation of Abilene State Hospital and to change the purpose of the institution from an epileptic colony to a school and West Texas re- ception center for mentally retard- ed. 4. To provide funds lo build and operate a 300-crib nursery unit for mentally-retarded children under 6, admission to be determined by certification of a pediatrician, a psychiatrist, and a psychologist that they believe the child could not benefit from home environ- ment. 5. To create a commission of lawmakers, lay and professional groups to further study the prob- lem of mental retardation and make recommendations for a long- range statewide program. Training Program 6. To provide funds for construc- tion of eight cottages to house K students each for a continuous training program for 200 selected students who might return to the community as useful citizens. Other proposals called for desig- nation of the Austin state school as a reception and diagnostic cen- ter, children to be classified ac- cording to the best knowledge available and transferred to the institution best suited to the stu- dent's needs; approval of a student training program by the Austin State School in affiliation with the University of Texas; use of the Austin school to develop a pilot training program designed to place trained students In communities; and transfer of the senile women now at Mexia State School to an- other institution to leave Mexia as a school for mentally retarded tn- LAW WEST OF TRINITY '6 Good, Lawful Women1 Christen New State Ruling By MARTHA COLE Associated Tress Writer Justice of the Peace W. E. Rich- burg of Dallas Tuesday said all he wanted was "six good and law- ful women" to serve on a jury "and we're gonna go to work in the morning." "I got 'em said Judge Richburg, thus announcing the first all-woman jury in Texas. "If the defense doesn't complain, if the district attorney doesn't complain and if the voters ap- proved you said the JP, known often as "The Law West of the Trinity." Effective Nov. 19 State Atty. Gen. John Ben Shep- lerd announced in Austin Tuesday that the constitutional amendment approved by the voters Nov. 2 to put women on juries in Texas would be effective Nov. 19. "I'm not jumping the Rich- burg said. "I won't get them out of the central jury wheel." i The case involves a woman de- fendant charged with vagrancy. She's hired two men to defend her. Richburg said he thought she'd "get a fair trial" from her petti- coat peers. It'll be only a and it won't have to be locked up overnight. For most Texas counties the problem of accommodating Women jurors won't come up until next August when the list of names for new jury wheels is made up. Some counties in Texas already are prepared. Out in West Texas Howard Coun- ty built a new courthouse not long ago at Big Spring that some women were agitating get on juries, and knowing women a women's dormitory and lounge in connection with venire quarters. Ready In 1931 Up in the Panhandle at Amarillo, Potter County already has facil ties to accommodate women ji rors. The building was completec in 1931 but county commissioner of Potter County then looked fo ward to the day when wome would be serving on juries an designed the room for that pur pose. The space in Amarillo Intendec for a women's jury dormitory nov is used by the State Welfare Board But even with facilities for Worn en, there's the question of the that states that in criminal case the jurors cannot be separatee during the trial. Jurors seldom ar required to stay overnight, how ever, and only during felony an capital cases. The law also states that a juro must be the head of a householc There's many a wag who'll ca we've been breaking law a along on that men were the boss at home. Filibuster Unfavorable To McCarthy WASHINGTON Wl-Sen.-McCar thy said today he woul n't favor any filibuster to prevei a Senate vote on the question c censuring him, and would be tur prised if one developed. McCarthy's statement was mad when reporters told him ther were persistent reports some o bis friends might try to proloni ebate until midnight, Dec. J4 phen the extraordinary Senate ession which convened yesterday fill die automatically. Sen. George (D-Ga) also told re- jorters he thought the Senate could each a vote before Thanksgiving George said he won't make up his und how to vote until he hears le debate. Republican leaders planned to uddle during the afternoon on the wssibiiity of some kind of a com remise which would avoid an of cial censure of McCarthy but re ain a measure of rebuke for his lleged "contemptuous" treatmen f a Senate subcommittee and his reatment of Brig. Gen. Ralph W wicker, a witness before the Sen te Investigations subcommittee hich McCarthy heads. Formal debate on the proposed ensure is expected to get under- ay tomorrow. McCarthy said he expects to peak a number of times on vari- us phasas of a report made by special committee headed by Watkins which rec- mmended censure for the Wiscon- n senator. The Senate spent today eulogiz- g senators who have died in re- ent months. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER Lumber Company Tapped for Southwestern Lumber and Sup ply 3110 North First St., own ed by B. F. Horn, was burglar! ed -Monday night of i cash, in checks and Decker quarter inc drill kit. -'Detective Lt. George Sut ton, who with Police Detective Warren Dodson was investigating said the burglar used a key t een stolen. jfylo Authorize Huge Bond Sale A special meeting of the City Commission was called for 2 p.m oday. Purpose was to vote on first eading an ordinance authorizing ie Dec. 7 sale of million ef the recently voted million in ity bonds. Commissioners last Friday ret Oec. 7 for the first sale of the ew issues. McCall, Parkhnrst 4 Crowe, Dal- as attorneys, prepared the ordi- ance on the sale and have sent to city officials here. one Powell Weds Car Dealer OJAI, Calif. actress ane Powell is now Mrs. Patrick T. Nemey. She and the Beverly Hills, Calif., utomobile executive were mar- ed yesterday in the Ojai Cormrra- ty Presbyterian Church. They an to fly to New York tomorrow and sail for a two-month honey- oon in Europe. Amendment Self-enacting Official Says AUSTIN W-Atty. Gen. John Bea Shepperd said today the recently adopted constitutional amendment to require women to serve on juries is self-enacting and becomes effective Nov. 19. Shepperd said it has been the presumption for 30 years that all provisions of a constitution are self- executing; otherwise the legisla- ture would have power to ignore them and thereby nullify them. "The amendment therefore is self enacting. After the effective date, Nov. 19, it will be lawful For women to serve on juries in he said. Shepperd said, however, that tra- il counties have had "a reasonable ime" to provide for the necessary facilities to take care of women urors, it appears that a failure to include women on the jury panels would not be a valid ground for challenge. The omission of women from the ury panel in such instances, he said, would be based on "justifi- able reason" and not constitute "intentional discrimination simply because they were women." On the matter of separating mixed jury in a felony case, Shep- perd said it would be possible for the court to work out a lawful arrangement. "The not require that sleeping quarters be provided In the court bouse or jail or at any particular he said; "If tha attorneys agree to the separation, the judge could permit the separa- tion but it would be provide a woman officer -ttfK In charge of the women.. Sleeping quarters could be any ilace, so long as an officer was i attendance." Shepperd noted that certain leg- slation would be required before romen "as a matter of right" ould be excused from jury service or reasons peculiar to women, uch as caring for Present exemptions, he said, 'ere originally outlined with only men in mind. However, he noted hat the judge has a certain amount of discretion U excusing persons from jury service. Shepperd's remarks were made in a speech to the Texas Assn. f Sheep and Goat Raisers in con- ention here. The Nov. 19 re- erred to as the effective date for tha amendments is the date he State' Canvassing Board meets 0 verify the vote. The attorney general said that 1 jury wheel counties, the names women will not be added prior D the time for making up the list names for the jury wheel which Aug. 1 to Aug. 15 of next year. In jury commission counties, he aid, lists of jurors selected before le effective date of the lent will not have to be changed. Commenting on the new constt- :tional amendment to increase the eiling on old age pensions uid oth- welfare grants, Shepperd noted elfare appropriations must be ade by the Legislature each two ears. The increase would not be rovided until the next appropria- on is made. He said the state bunding fund amendment would also require an ipropriation act by the Legisla- ure to make the funds available r sites and construction of the new state office buildings. Considered, Says Friend of Mrs. Sheppard CLEVELAND (fl Pretty Mari yn Sheppard heard just a few onttis before the was murdered at her osteopath husband was thinking of a a witness the Sheppard murder trial testi- ed today. An attractive friend of the Sbep- wrds, Mrs. Nancy also wore on the witness stand that rs. Sheppard told her she under- ood that her husband qualified le statement by saying "they (the leppards) were right for each ither and would try their mar- lage again." Mm. Ahem, a trim brunette in ler middle SO's, testified at the trial of Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. it charged bludgeoning his wife Marilyn to death in their bedroom July 4. ;0ver defense objections, Mrs. Ahern said she got this story sec- ond hand, thai, Mrs. Sheppard had heard about it from Dr. Randall Chapman, a Los Angeles osteopath and friend of the Sheppards, dur- ing a visit to California last March. .Mrs. Ahern said Mrs. Sheppard 'seemed very much in love" with her husband, but "I was never quite sure of Dr. Sheppard." Mrs. Ahern also reported that another phase of a conversation with Mrs. Sheppard last April dealt with a watch which "Dr. Sheppard bought for a young lady from California." The prosecution has claimed that this W Hayes, a pretty laboratory techni- cian with whom it said Dr. Shep- pard had an affair. HtwDUSheKitwT Mrs. Sbeppard mentioned the watch, and I asked how the knew of continued Mrs. Ahern. The witness ouoted Mrs. Shep- pard as saying she either saw Dr. Sheppard write out a check for the watch or found an expecst check for the watch. "I asked her if she was not up- set about the watch, and ibe uid she she stated. The relating of these details fol- lowed closely the twUaony rf Mrs. Ahern at UK import Ust summer. Detenu Conutel WUBam J. Corrigae vigorously   

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