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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene EVENING WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 147 Associated Prat (API ABILENE. TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING. NOV. 13, 1954-EIGHT PAGES FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc HEAP LITTLE INDIAN Joe Thomas Crowder, 5, tell it. Little Joe's sister, Gayle, is a sophomore at Me- son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crowder, 1350 Santos, listens Murry. Miss Brady and Miss Jochetz are seniors. (Staff to the story of how the bear was caught and skinned as -photo by Bob Gulley) Rose Brady of Hamlin (left) and Barbara Jochetz of Slaton BAND PERFORMS Grid Game Climaxes Homecoming McMurry College's 28th annual homecoming activities were well underway at noon today. Highlight of the morning's pro- gram' was the concert presented at 10 a.m. by the McMurry Band. The college's board of trustees met in a special session during the morning. A luncheon for the exes and stu- dents was to follow the band con- cert held in Radford Memorial Stu- dent Life Center. Princess To Be Presented Homecoming activities will be climaxed by the football game at p.m. bet-.veen the Indians and the Golden Gusties of Gustavus Adolphus College, St: Peter, Minn. The Reservation Princess, Chief McMurry and the class favorites are to be presented at half-time activities. Crowned as princess Friday night was Patsy Ruth Green, Loraine senior. Otis Rat- liff, senior from Abilene, was named Chief McMurry. Class favorites include these: Freshman class, Betty Shewbert, Lubbock, and Dick Countiss. Mid- land; Sophomore, Sylvia South, Abilene and James Glasscock, Wellington; Junior, Helen Fry, Sweetwater and Jimmy Forshey, Dallas; and Senior, Anne Ander- son, Sweetwater and Jim. Jowell, Rocksprings. Wear Ribbons Traditional pinning of the school colors on 41 players'was done Fri- day night by their wives and girl friends. They were to wear the maroon and white ribbons until game time. Another tradition carried out Friday night was the beating of the tom-tom. First to beat the tom-tom was Mrs. J. B. Jordan, Abilene, alumni president College representatives followed her. The beating continued throughout the night. The beat was not to stop until game time. College students presented mu- sical numbers on the Friday night program, while local Boy Scouts danced Indian dances. After light- ing of the council fires in the vil- lage and the pep rally, exes met for a social gathering. Students have erected 16 tepees in the Indian village on the camp- Power Contract Showdown Slated WASHINGTON W-With admin-! istration forces clearly in, com- mand, the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee headed into a showdown today on short-cut pro- cedure for the controversial Dixon- Yates power contract. Outnumbered' 10-8, committee Democrats were openly pessimistic about their chances of blocking a speedup recommended by Presi- dent Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission. The issue at a closed committee session: Whether to waive a 30-day period in which the next Democratic study the contract, signed this week by the AEC and the Dixon-Yates pow- er group. Republican committee members had the votes to put the waiver through and said they were ready to use them, regardless of Demo- cratic demands that more witness- Iron Lung Exacts Toll of 'Boiler Kid' MIAMI BEACH, Fla. W-Fred B. Snite Jr., 44, the famed "Boiler Kid" whom infantile paralvsis doomed to an iron lung more than 18 years ago, is dead. The plucky young man whose fighting heart made him known throughout the world died in a West Palm Beach hole yesterday. He had gone to that city from his Miami Beach home the day before to compete in the Florida State Bridge Championships. He went to sleep after breakfast because, he told attendants, "we want to be able to play a good game of bridge this afternoon." He never awakened. Doctors believe the "incessant pumping of heart against machine, and machine against caused his death, said the father, a Chicago small loan financier who maintains a winter home here. "It was apparently heart fail- the father added. "As a re- sult of his long stay in the iron lung, his veins were no bigger than the eye of a needle." The Snite family had come from Chicago only last Sunday to spend the winter. "Fred had an ulcer which both- ered him all the way his father reported. "Nonetheless, he played bridge during practically he whole trip. In fact, he won all our money." The body was sealed in the iron lung, loaded aboard the special bus and brought to a funeral home lere. Services and burial will be in Chicago. Snite was stricken in China while on a world cruise with his family in 1936. For several months he was near death but his indom- itable spirit never gave up although his body and organs were completely paralyzed, a slight im- provement was shown. In June of the following year he was brought home to Chicago His father's financial means pro- vided the respirator and all poss ible comforts and attendants. As he improved, a smaller res pirator weighing less than II pounds was substituted for the 900- pound iron lung. With this he could stay outside the "boiler" for as long.as two hours. He was married in 1939 to Teres sa Larkin, of Dayton, Ohio. They had three children, Teressa Marie now 14; Catherine Bernadette, 12 and Mary, 9. s be heard. The soo-million-doar contracl alls for Dixon-Yates to build 07-milion-dollar generating plant t West Memphis, Ark., to supply he Tennessee Valley Authorits 'ith private power to replace TVA nergy now used by AEC. At a late session last night, Act- ng Comptroller General Frank H. ffeitzel testified he didn't feel il vas in the province of the Genera Accounting Office to make recom mendations for or against waiver. The GAO keeps a critical eye or Congress on government spend ng. Weitzel testified that GAO's ma or objections had been met by :ontract changes in the last week and he said. "We definitely fee hat many improvements havi ;een made in this contract in thi nterests of the government." But le added: were not the negotiators and I can't say whether we woul  announced: "That completes the program a set by this committee. We wi meet tomorrow to determine th future course of action." Rep. Holified an op ponent of the contract, hurriedly in quired: "Do I understand that other wi nesses who have requested to pear, and who were assured the could appear if the contract wa revised, will not be "Not necessarily Cole plied. "We'll decide that tomorro morning." -Joseph Volpe Jr., spokesman f looo transfusions, his "wife In- sisted he was sufferijg only from "extreme fatigue and anemia." Fath died in his Paris apart- ment, where he had been con- fined after several days treatment in the American Hospital here early last month. He is survived by his wife Genevieve, an 11-year- old son, his.parents and one sister, all residents of Paris. The last models designed by Fath were shown here only last week. They were a collection es- pecially made for manufacture and sale in'the United States. The next day, his house held its regular mid-season show but the gowns in that display admittedly were by his assistants. Fath, who started a one-room salon when he was 25, was gen- erally considered one of the Big Three in the highly competitive Paris fashion world. His chief ri- vals were Christian Dior and 'ierre Balmain. Fath employed 600 people. He eatured styles with sex appeal hat paid off so well his annual hampagne bill grew to more lhan Fsth was born Sept. 6, 1912. His mother was part English and his ather Alsatian-Flemish. He worked as a bookkeeper two years, saving to launch his career in fashion designing. He joldly set out as France's young- est couturier in 1936. doing every- hing from sewing the dresses to sweeping the floor of his salon THE WEATHER ABILENE AND VICINITY Clear to artly cloudy and warm today and tonight. Possibly cooler Sunday. High Saturday 75 to 60. Saturday night 55. Hujh Sunday In the 60's. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon and tonight Cooler Sunday with scattered showers in extreme east portion. WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy and mild this'afteraoon, tonight and Sun- day. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy, scattered showers Sunday and near the coast Saturday. TEiirEKATCltES t. M. A. M. 68 5Z 70 52 70 51.. M 51 SI 51 56 54 54 51 61 50 51 55 Hujh and low temperature! for M hours ended at a.m.: and 49. Hllh and low temperatorei same date last year: 70 and 43. Sonet last nlcnt p.m. Sanrlsc today a.m. tonlfM S-M pun. Barometer at a.m. I Kdtltn MottUti a.m. JOVHmBBlt Red'Embassy Spies' Flayed WASHINGTON M Sen. Jenner said today.the Soviet Em- bassy here directed establishment of Communist spy rings in "every part of the government" and with- in the United Nations. Jenner said "the free nations must not be fooled again by the Kremlin's slogan of peaceful co- existence." The Indiana senator is chair- man of the Senate Internal Secur- ity subcommittee and sponsor ol a resolution calling for a break in diplomatic relations with Russia. He made the statement in an- nouncing publication by the sub- committee of another volume ol testimony taken in public hearings on Communist strategy and tac- tics. Referring to reported Soviet talk of "peaceful Jenner said "we let them fool us in 1933 with that phony slogan and re establish their embassy spy cen ter here." He said the late Premier Stalin promised, in return for recognition by this country, to re train from "interfering with our and granting that country the right to rearm. It follows the month-old Soviet idea of a security system embrac- ing all European countries as well as the United States. This organization would replace the sys- tems of defense alliances which the West has laboriously built up and would specifically ban the inte- gration of a rearmed West Ger- many in the system. The United Kindom was among the countries invited. Copies of the note were handed to correspondents at a news con- ference in the Soviet Foreign Min- istry conducted by press chief Leonid F. Ilyichev. The note will >e broadcast tomorrow and pub- ished in tomorrow's Moscow News- papers. It was released while repre- sentatives of the Western Big Three were meeting in London to draft an answer to an earlier So- viet proposal for a Big Four meet- ing on Germany. The note said its purpose was 'to prevent the complication of the situation in Europe which in- creases the danger of war." Therefore, the note declared: "All measures must be under- taken which might assist in estab- lishing a system of collective se- curity in Europe and in that way relax tension in international re- lations. "Starting from this point, the Soviet government considers that the necessity arises to convene without further delay a meeting of all European countries which would like to take part, as well as the United States of American, in the question of creating a system of collective security in Europe. "Recognizing the special re- sponsibility for supporting interna- tional peace and security which rests on the countries represented as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the Soviet government considers il desirable that ttie Chinese People's Republic send its observers to this conference. "It goes without saying thai every country participating in the above mentioned congress must have the possibility of submitting proposals which it considers neces sary in connection with the ques tion." Haskell Classes Spanning 68 Years Attend Homecoming IketoSpeak On New Paris Pact Monday TOLEDO, Ohio W-President Ei- ;enhower will tell the Senate Mon- lay that ratification of the West- :rn Europe anti-Communist alli- ance to free and rearm West Ger- many would be "a very great step" oward world security. The chief executive's press sec- "James C. Hagerty, told newsmen here today that will be he substance of a special word presidential message. Eisenhower is in Ohio as the guest of Secretary of the Treasury Jeorge Humphrey hunting duck off ttaumee Bay, 14 miles east of To- ledo. He fired at ducks yesterday. Tor the first time in 20 years and brought down the daily legal limit- of four in half an hour. Then he bagged five pheasants, on which there is no limit. The President planned to return to Washington late today. Tomor- row is Mrs. Elsenhower's 58th birthday. The nine-power treaty Eisenhow- er will send to the Senate Monday was signed in Paris last month. It opens the way, upon ratification by all of the signatory nations, for re- storing sovereignty to Allied-oeeu- iled Western Germany, and for German contribution of troops to defense of Western Eu- rope against any Russian aggres- sion. Hagerty said Eisenhower will ask that the Senate Foreign Rela- tions Committee study the treaty and he prepared to act speedily oh it when the new 84th Congress con- venes in January. The President, who arrived here late Thursday, was out In the marshes by a.m. yesterday and 30 minutes later had bagged two mallard, one pintail and one black duck. He and Humphrey then toured the marshes in flat bottom ounts with outboard motors, ate a box lunch back at Cedar Point Club, where they are staying, and then turned to pheasant hunting during the afternoon. The President said of his bag of ducks: "I haven't had so much slipot- ing action in 30 minutes in a long time." HASKELL, Nov. 13 Haskell High School classes spanning 68 years met Friday afternoon for a reunion at the Texas Theater here. About 500 ex-students from class- es as far back as 1886 turned np for the two-day get-together. Old- est graduate was Fred Sanders, retired Haskell ginner, who got us diploma in 1891. Early-day teachers here for the reunion included Mrs. May Fields of Haskell, an 1893 graduate who had taught at least 150 of the exes present, Mrs. Ada Rike, and Mrs. Ethel Irby. All taught here in 1904. Lt Col. James Isbell of Wash- ington, D. C., travelled the long- est distance to attend, and Mrs. Christine Griffith Clark of Loop, class of 1929, was the ex with the largest family hus- band and six children. Five sisters, who graduated from HHS between 1915 and 1923. were present. They were Mrs. Thomas Ballard, '15, Mrs. A. C. Pierson, '17, Mrs. J. B. Payne, '19, ell of Haskell, Mrs. Brady Roberts of Wichita Falls, '20, and Mrs. Elm er McPherson of Plainview, '23. Oldest exes attending included Tom Pearsey of Haskell, George B. Fields of HasXell, '90; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Meadors of Amarillo, fn and respective- ly; Mrs. Etta James Ellis of Haskell, '86; and Mrs. Ola Beev- ers of Frailer, '17. Rex FeUcer, dasi of 1131, mana- of the Haskell Chamber o Commerce, was master of cere monies for the meeting. Almos every class between 1900 and 1954 was represented. Navy Says Missile Proved Successful NORFOLK, Va. (AV-The Navy Friday announced successful air de- fense tests with its new supersonic Individual classes held reunions missile "Terrier." Saturday morning. Friday night, The Terrier> a siun needle-noseS the exes attended a barbecue be- weapolli was successfully tested at fore the Haskell-Munday High Ma Thursday from the converted School football game, which COMES LONGEST Colonel James Is- bell of Washington, D. C. was the ex-student driving the longest distance to attend the Haskell homecoming Fri- day. On the right is his mother-in-law Mrs. A. C. Pier- son of Haskell, a 1917 graduate of HHS. (Stiff Pbttt)   

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