Abilene Reporter News, November 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene 35 Lubbock 7 Breck 42 Snyder 13 S'water 26 Leveiland 15 C-City 21 Anson 0 Comanche 13 1 Winters 7 Throck iT Merkel 7 Baird 31 Gorman 0 Clyde 21 1 Rising Star 13 Cross Plains 26 Eastland 13 Albany 76 Roscoe 6 Haskell 41 Munday ^ Qive TImO^çA We»Wf)t Abilene ^Reporter-Betoi moi^'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"'—-Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 147 Associated Press ^A?)    ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOV. 13, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 10c HAIL THE QUEEN!-—Ann Hills, Abilene High School junior, was crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime ceremonies Friday night in the game between Abilene High School and Lubbock High School. She is escorted by Don Burks, president of the AHS Senior Class. Ann is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Austin, 3601 Edgewood Dr. Abilene won the game, 35-7. (Staff Photo). TOM-TOM THROBS Indian Princess, Chief Presented By JIM EATON Reporter-News Staff Writer The sound of Indian yells and dances, plus the beat of a tomtom, echoed through southwest Abilene Friday night. The excitement took place at McMurry campus, as the college’s 31st annual homecoming activities got well underway. Highlight of the night’s program w'&s the presentation of the Princess and Chief McMurry. This year’s honors went to Patsy Ruth Green. Loraine senior; and to Otis Ratliff, senior from Abilene. Dr. Harold G. Cooke, college president, placed the headdress on Miss Green, and the warrior’s bonnet on Ratliff. Both the princess and chief were presented to Dr Cooke by Bert Affleck, senior from McCamey and president of the student council. Favorites Presented Also presented to the audience in Radford Memorial gtudent Life Center were the class favorites. They were introduced as a prelude to crowning of the royalty. Favorites from the Freshman class were Betty Shewbert of Lubbock, and Dick Countiss of Midland. From the Sophomore cla.ss. honors went to Sylvia South of .Abilene, and James Glasscock of Wellington. Junior favorites were Helen Fry. Sweetwater, and Jimmy Torshey. Dallas. Anne Anderson, Sweetwater, and Jim Jowell. Rock-springs, were senior favorites. Also on the night’s program were musical numbers presented by students. A singing trio included Ann Brock. Kenneth Rogers and Clifford Hall. Tommy Fry, Bob Newman and Bill Fiveash composed a cornet trio. Ruth Ann Rhodes sang a solo, while Audrey Carver was soloist on the marimba. Gridders Get Ribbons McMurry’s football players, 41 strong, had ribbons of the college’s colors, maroon and w? pinned on them. The.se were pinned by their wives or girl friends. They will wear the colors imtil 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon when the Indians meet the Golden Gusties 0^ Gustavus Adolphus College of St. Peter, Minn. Tradition of pinning the colors was started in 1936. Another tradition carried out Friday night was the beating of the tom-tom. The beating will antinue until kick-off lime of the game tomorrow. Mrs. J. B. Jordan, Abilene, alumni president, was the first to beat the tom-tom. Those who followed included Bert Affleck, president of the student council; Bill Fiveash. president of the McMurry band; W’ah Wahtaysee President See McMURRY, Pg. 5-A. Col. 6 Kr;U. S. Watchdog Won't InSenateRace Dr. Robert F. Wasson of Snyder and Cecil Lotief, mayor of Rotan, were among seven candidates who paid their filing fees to the secretary of state Friday to put themselves officially in the race for senator of the 24th District, Neither Dr. Wasson nor Lotief had previously disclosed their plans to seek the office vacated by the death of Senator Harley Sadler Oct. 14. Sadler was re-elected Nov. 2 after his death to a four-year term in the office he had held two years. Gov. Alan Shivers has called a special election Dec. 11 in the 13-county 24th District to name a successor to Sadler. Midnight Deadline    | Deadline for filing for a place on the ballot wa.s Friday. However.' fees received later with postmarks prior to the midnight deadline are allowed by law. Five other candidates who had announced they would run and who also paid their filing fees Friday are former state Sen. Pat Bullock of Colorado City; state Reps. Truett Latimer of Abilene and David Ratliff of Stamford; Juston Morrow of Rotan: and Dan Sorrells, Abilene attorney. Ratliff has been re-elected for a third term in the lower house of the Texas Legislature and Latimer to a second term. Bullock served two terms as the 24th district senator and did not run for re-election in 1952. Ratliff is a Rotan farmer and businessman and former member 0« the Rotan city commission, Sorrells has had no previous political experience. Lotief, who is 66. is a department store owner and has been mayor of Rotan since April of 1963. Now a resident of Rotan 16 years, he is a former member of 1 the Texas House, representing i Eastland and Callahan Counties from 1933 to 1937.    i Born in Lebanon, he came to | Texas as a small boy, was reared See SENATE. Pg. 5-A. Col. 3 Soy If Contract Good Power Measure Judged Improved WASHINGTON, Sov. 12 (7p) — Congress* financial watchdog said tonight the controversial Dixon-Yates power contract has been greatly improved but that he couldn’t say whether it is a good one. That was the way acting Comptroller General Frank H, Weitzel sized up the 500-million-dolIar contract at hearings on it by the    Atomic    Energy committee. Weapons Unimpaired Also at the hearings: 1. Chairman Lew is L. Strau,ss of the Atomic Energy Commission repeatedly and at times warmly contended that liie uproar over the deal hasn’t impaired the atomic weapons Auto Crash Injuries Fatal to Rotan Man ROTAN. Nov. 12. (RNS) - 0. H, Brown. 45. Rotan electrician, died at 1:10 p.m. Friday in Baylor Hospital at Seymour. He was injured in an automobile accident at noon Tuesday two and one-half miles east of Seymour. He never regained consciousness after the accident. Brown was born Oct. 28, 1909. His survivors include his wife and a daughter, Azalea, of Rotan. He had lived in Rotan about 18 years, coming here as a theater projectionist and later opening an electrical shop. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Friday night and were to be announced by Weathersbee Funeral Home. SISTERS AT HOMECOMING—These five sisters were among some 500 persons attending the Haskell homecoming Friday. From left to right they are Mrs Thomas Bal-lard of HaskeU, class of ’15, A. C. Pierson of Hafkell, class of 17; Mrs -J P. Payne of Haskell, class of ’19; Mrs. Brady Roberts of Wichita Falls, class of 20; and Mrs. Elmer McPherson of Plainview, class of '23. 500 COME BACK HHS Exes Organize, Name Druggist as First Prexy NEWS INDEX SECTION A Women's news ......... 4 Obituaries ............. J Sports ...........  •    •    7-9 SECTION B Editorials.............7 Comics................3 Form, markets.......... ' Oil, rodie, TV......... .    B ROYALTY ON THE RESERVATION—Dr. Harold G. Cooke, center, McMurry Collegf president crowns Otis Ratlifi as Chief McMurry during homecoming ceremonies Ln-day night At left is Reservation Princess Patsy Ruth Green. By DDANE HOWELL Reporter-New« Staff Writer HASKELL. Nov. 12 - A permanent Haskell High School Ex-Students Association was formed and Hill Oats, Haskell druggist, elected pre.sident Friday at the city’s first school homecoming. Named to serve with Oats were Royce Adkins, vice president; Mrs. C. V. Payne, secretary - treasurer; and Mrs. Ethel Irby, historian. All live near or in Haskell. The officers were elected by acclamation after the slate of nominees was read by W. P. McCollum, high school principle. Exes voted to made the himiecoming an annual affair. Nostalgia and memories led about 500 persons into Haskell to blow back the sands of time, and recapture a brief glimpse of the happiness of yesteryear, and renew old friendships. At least nine persons who attended school here prior to 1900 and several out-of-state exes were present. Exes Honored largest family; and five sisters, all of whom attended HHS in around 1900. Rex Felker. manager of the Ha.skell Chamber of Commerce, (class of 1931) was the master of ceremonies. The earliest graduate present was Fred Sanders, retired Haskell ginner who finished HHS in 1891. Another early graduate was Mrs. Christine Griffith Clark of Loop, class of ’29, was recognized for being the ex-student with the largest family present—her husband and six children. program in the slightest. 2. Sens. Gore (DTenn) pnd Anderson fD-NM) took thf p«)sition that the contract carries Gore called “a very glaring sibility of a tax windfall to Yates.” S. Sen. Fullbright (p-Ark> .stepped up to bat for the contract, which would bring about construction of a lOT-miliion-dollaf ating plant in his state. said it “compares very favorably'* the performance of the Tennessee Valley Authority power program on an actual cost basis. Risk Alleged Fulbright also challengi^ I he termed allegations that Dixon-Yates would make a "guaranteed profit” of 9 per cent on it* deal with the government. l{|» «aid the Dixon-Yates company ha, taken “a very substantial risk" and will earn about S.8 per cent on Ra total investment, compared with 6 P«r cent for regulated private »itilihcs-The Dixon-Yates contract with the AEC. It provides % construction of a generating pi^^j at West Memphis. Ark., to feed    into the TVA system for 25 to 45 y^^rs to replace energy TVA »ypP**^ atomic plants. Misleading Impre(„fo0 The contract has become a ter of political controveny. AEC Chairman Straui, told the committee he was afuid Its bearings had produced “a impression” to the effect othat the weapons program has been impaired.” “In my opinioV’ he ,jiid, »t has not.*' AEC Commlssione,* thoroa^ $6 MILLION (heck to Pay OH E. A. Hall Esiate’s Tax coming the longest distaice. He is in the Air Force. The five sisters receiving recog- Ano,n.r    ............nilion yre Mrs. Thorny Ballard. Mrs. May Fields of Haskell, who i ojos* of 15, Mrs. A. C. Person, graduated in 1893. then returned <•' ass of 17. Mrs. J. B. Pav"'. here to teach in 1904. Ahout 150 of class of -R all of Haskell; Mrs. her lormer students were present. Brady R^rls of W.chtU Falls, , ■ .    «s- Mo antsritr Hav    <>f '20; Eod Mrs. Elmer Me- JomtngMrs. Ftelds asearlydayi    Plainview.    class    of teachers were Mrs. Ada Rike and Mrs. Irby, both of whom taught, here in 1904. Lt. Colonel James Isbell of Wash- Murray had said in previous ington, D. C., was the ex-student i mony that the Dixon-V^tes ...    .    .    J- .    I 1    Ann....,    at- Iron Lung Patient For 18 Years Dies W'EsST PALM BEACH. Fla., Nov. 12 UP—Fred B. Snite Jr., infantile paralysis victim who lived 18 years oF « and 7 months in ?n iron lung, died Honored Friday afternoon at a    participate    in special homecwning program in the Texas Theatre were the school’s earliest students that were present; the earliest teachers present; the earliest teachers present the ex coming the longest distance; the ex with the THE WEATHER C, S. OEPVRTMKN'T OF COMMKRCE Bl RI.VI ABILENE AND VICINITY _^lear to partly cloudy Saturday temperaturf Saturday 70 Low Saturday nUjht 45 to 50 HUfh Sun- ^*NORTH* CENTRAL TEXAS — partly cloudy and mUd W EST TEXAS — Cl«r to partly ek>u<>y through Sunday. Cooler In the Panhandle and South Plain* Sunday EAST AND SOITH CENTRAL TEX.AS —Partly cloudy and ntlld through Sunday, with a lew ahowera new the ooaat. lEMPEKATlKES rrl.    A.M.    'J*- 45    .......... 1»      “ 45........     32 44    ........  3.3«     7« r    S ::::::::::::: ?iS    S «2    ...... lOtM    ........ M    ...    11:30 67    12:30 High and low temporatureii for 14 Hours endod at «:» pm.t 70 and ». High and low tamperatUTM sama data last years 70 and 37. Sunset last night 5:4« pm Sunriat today 7:07 am Sunaet tonight 5:4« pm. Bammetar reading at t-30 p m. » M. Beiattva humidity at «tSO ».«. <3 per ceal. the Florida state bridge tourna ment. Snite. accompanied by his wife and two medical aides, came here yesterday from his Miami Beach home for the first round of bridge. He failed to show up for ti^ay’s round, and was found dead in his room at the George Washington Hotel. A resounding ovation followed the introduction of Irion Pearsey, See HASKELL, Pg. 5-A, Col. 4 A check for considerably more than $6 million will be taken to Albuquerque, N.M., Monday to pay the federal inheritance taxes on the estate of the late Ellis A. Hall. The check will be given by the trust department of Citizens National Bank, as administrator (or Hall’s estate in Texas. Jim Hand, attorney representing the bank, will take the check to Albuquerque for delivery to the collector of internal revenue. ,v r-,or    .    Malcolm    Meek,    president    of    Citi- generating at »yest ^ens National, said he will sign A-I. 4-, .    nf«    check    as    president and trust officer of the bank and that Oliver Howard will sign it a.s vice president and assistant trust officer. Meek said the exact amount of the federal inheritance taxes on the e.state will not be known here until late Saturday but that it has been estimated as high as $6.607,000. Part of the estate, he added, is in the 77 per cent brack-et of federal inheritance tax payments. According to Meek, this is the largest amount of taxes ever paid by Citizens National as administrator for an estate. The tax will be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of part o( Hall’s stock in Condor Petroleum Co. for which the estate received $12,119,250. Meek said the purpose of the sale was to realize cash with which to pay the tax. Hall and three members of his family died in a plane crash In Alaska in August, 1953. He had lived in Abilene and his largest oil holdings were in Texas but taxes on the estate are being paid in New Mexico because Hall’s legal residence was in Albuquerque at the time of his death. had diverted the comrnis#!««’^ tention from its primary producing fissionable ,natenals and atonnic weapons. With Strauss and other dais on the witness stand to<lay, the Committee was comblr^« the contract paragraph by graph. Acting Comptroller General Frank H. Weitzel also w»s witness list. He heads the General Accounting Office, which ke«P* for Congress on government spending. Smith Says Scribe Gove False Impression of Texas Insuronce AUSTIN, Nov. 12 (4>L-Garland Smith, chairman of the Texas Insurance Commission, accused a writer for Argosy magazine today of creating a false impression about the financial soundness of Texas life insurance companies. Smith said the testimony of Mike Stern before a congressional committee in Cincinnati Tuesday “implied that ten Texas life insurance SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS Taylor County’s government has moved from a strong financial position to a strained budget and 60 per cent higher tax rate in a three-year period. What is the reason'^ The Reporter-News has made a six-weeks survey of coiinty records and will give its findings in this Sunday’s edition.    ,    j    /• j- * Pictures of the new officers and the board of directors of the Abilene Club will be featured on the cover page of the Woman’s Section.    u    • The struggles of Abilene’s Zion Lutheran Church m its 60-year history will be told Sunday. Highlights of McMurry College’^s Homecoming, a story about a man w'ho’s invented a better kite, and sports, oil and farm news will fill Sunday’s Reporter-News. You can reserve extra copies with your dealer or nearest newsstand for 10 cents. companies went broke in the past 16 months.” None Since H45 “The truth is that we pave bad no failures of Texas lif, ntsurance companies since 1945, gpd 1939 no policy holder in « lega* serve Texas life insurance company hai. ever lost a dime." no- worst insurance laws in the tion," Smith said he did not know of any complaints to his department about the Texas companies selling hfe insurance to GI’s in Europe. “Our standards for licensing of life agents are comparable to standards in nnost other states, but when they get over in Europe, we said. Failures of Texas insurance com-    Pg.    5-A.    Col.    J panics have been in the f»*’« casualty field in recent year*- ' teen companies writing policies in such lines as fire, car liabilHy damage, health and accident. workmen’s compensation n»'’® ed since Jan. 1. I953. Stern. European correaP®'’ 1 for Argosy, told the House Armed Services subcommittee that the European Assn. of Life Undefwrit®”* made up predominantly of Texas companies, had a itranEiehntd an the sale of policies to Gl'* their families overseas. *Worst L«wi* He said Texas has the « worst insurance laws in the nation-’* Smith said such 1 descr*pt‘^” “a pretty broad statement "    . "We have some laws jujt »* ^ as other states.” said Smith- ■‘^"®* we have some loopholes need to pass some ciHrectiV* nieas* ures at this next Leg¿^^^fe. hut I certainly doa’t think isave th# Court Shuts Down Insurance Company AUSTIN. Nov. 12 !.fu_A temporary injunction was issued by Dlst. Judge Charles Betts today against the operation of Pioneer W’estern Mutual Insurance Co. of San Antonio. Operation of the casualty and fire company had been halted by a prior temporary restraining order by the court Nov. 8. The company did not oppose the stale's motion. The suit, brought hy the attorney general at the re-quest of the Slate Board of Insurance Commissioners, alleged the company was fraudulently organized and operated. The company was the •but down m twe yeart. ;

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