Abilene Reporter News, November 13, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 13, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 13, 1954, Abilene, Texas Give Tlw0im«d We» tEl)c Abilene jiOleporter ~-jBteWii "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron u EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 147 Associated Press (APIABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 13, 1954—EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Soviets Propose Paris Pact Delay HEAP LITTLE INDIAN — Joe Thomas Crowder, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crowder, 1350 Santos, listens to the story of how the bear was caught and skinned as Rose Brady of Hamlin (left) and Barbara Jochetz of Slaton BAND PERFORMS tell it. Little Joe’s sister, Gayle, is a sophomore at Mc-Murry. Miss Brady and Miss* Jochetz are seniors. (Staff photo by Bob Gulley) Grid Game Climaxes McMurry Homecoming McMurry College’s 28th annual homecoming activities were well underway at noon today. Highlight of the morning’s program 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 students was to follow the band concert held in Radford Memorial Student Life Center. Princess To Be Presented Homecoming activities will be climaxed by the football game at 2:30 p.m. between 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 Ratliff, senior from Abilene, was named Chief McMurry, Class favorites include these; Freshman class, Betty Shewbert, Lubbock, and Dick Countiss, Midland; Sophomore, Sylvia South, .Nbilene and James Glasscock, Wellington; Junior, Helen Fry, Sweetwater and Jimmy Forshey, Dallas; and Senior, Anne Anderson. Sweetwater and Jim Jowell, Rocksprings. Wear Ribbons Traditional pinning of the school colors on 41 players was done Friday 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 lighting of the council fires in the village and the pep rally, exes met for a social gathering. Students have erected 16 tepees in the Indian village on the campus. Power Contract Showdown Slated WASHINGTON (JV-With administration forces clearly in, command, the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee headed into a showdown today on short-cut procedure for the controversial Dixon-Yates power contract. Outnumbered 10-8, committee Democrats were openly pessimistic about their chances of blocking a speedup recommended by President Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission. The issue at a closed committee session: Whether to waive a 30-day period in which the next Congress—a Democratic Congress—could study the contract, signed this week by the ABCC and the Dixon-Yates power group. Republican committee members had the votes to put the waiver through and said they were ready to use them, regardless of Democratic 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 hote 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 plav a good game of bridge this afternoon.” He never awakened. Doctors believe the "incessant pumping of heart against machine, and machine against heart,” caused his death, said the father, a Chicago small loan financier who maintains a winter home here. ‘Tt was apparently heart failure,” the father added. "As a result 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 down,” his father reported. "Nonetheless, he played bridge during practically the 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 here. 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 indomitable spirit never gave up and although his body and organs were completely paralyzed, a slight improvement was shown. In June of the following year he was brought home to Chicago. His father’s financial means provided the respirator and all possible comforts and attendants. As he improved, a smaller respirator weighing less than 10 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. e.s be heard. The 500-million-doar contract calls for Dixon-Yates to build a 107-milion-dollar generating plant at West Memphis. Ark., to supply the Tennessee Valley Authority with private power to replace TV A energy now used by AEC. At a late session last night, Acting Comptroller General Frank H. Weitzel testified he didn’t feel it svas in the province of the General Accounting Office to make recommendations for or against a waiver. The GAO keeps a critical eye for Congress on government spending. Weitzel testified that GAO’s major objections had been met by contract changes in the last week and he said. "We definitely feel that many improvements have been made in this contract in the interests of the government.” But, he added: "We were not the negotiators, and I can’t say whether we would not have signed the contract.” He said he couldn’t express an opinion when reporters asked if he considers the contract a good one. After Weitzel concluded, Committee Chairman W. Sterling Cole (R-NY) announced: "That completes the program as set by this committee. We will meet tomorrow to determine the future course of action.” Rep, Holified (D-Calif), an opponent of the contract, hurriedly inquired: "Do I understand that other wit-nes.ses who have requested to appear, and who were assured they could appear if the contract was revised, will not be heard?” "Not necessarily so,” Cole replied. "We’ll decide that tomorrow morning.” Joseph Volpe Jr., spkesrr.an for the state of Tennessee and the Ten- V^Uev Public Power Assn., rushed up to Holified, protesting that "this is high-handed business '’’c committee doesn’t hear us Volpe had testified against the contract earlier in the week and he said he had been assured he could appear again if the contract was changed. Lad Who Lost Dog Doing OK GALESBURG. 111., WV-WaUer Smith Jr., the boy who lost one dog and found many friends, says he’s "doing all right” now. Only a month ago the 14-year-old lad was a homeless wanderer. Today he has a new home, a new dog, a new bike and new pals. He’s sort of glad that his friends around here don’t know much about the troubles he had last month. On Oct. 12, Walter walked into his mother’s home in Mansfield, Ohio. There, on the floor, he found her body and that of Joseph Henry Schwartz, 44. Police said Schwartz shot and killed the boy’s mother, Mrs. Dolora Cawthorn, 37, then shot himself. After the funeral Walter and his dog Punky ran away. They got as far as Findlay, Ohio, but became separated there. To anybody else Punky was just a rust and white colored dog, part collie and part chow. But to Walter he was “the only friend I’ve got.” When sympathetic folks heard about it they joined in the hunt for Punky. Some offered dogs. Some gave money. The lad was brought to Galesburg a week ago to live with his father and stepmother. "He’s happy,” the elder Smith, a mechanic, told a newsman yesterday. Walter Jr. said he and his dad agreed to give their new living arrangement a chance. It got off to a good start. Young Walter was entered in school Monday. He’s renewing acquaintances he made on a visit to Galesburg three years ago. His new dog is named Inky. It’s part beagle and part cocker. The boy spent some of the $167 he received in Ohio on a new bicycle, He plans to spend the balance for Christmas gifts for his dad and steprPother and for folks at an Ohio receiving home, which sheltered him for a while. Miss America Mrs. EPHRATA, Pa. (fV—Miss Evelyn Ay, who was Miss America of 1954, weds Carl G. Sempier, of Montclair, N. J., today. The two met at the University of Pennsyl Vania, where both were students. Compromise For (ensure Due Monday WASHINGTON m - Republican leaders reportedly set a Monday target date for efforts to soften a censure resolution against Sen, McCarthy (R-Wis). Monday was the day specified by an influential GOP senator who, asking to remain anonymous, said in an interview that unless McCarthy and his friends can agree by then on a compromise resolution "it won’t be much use to try any further.” So far, this senator added, McCarthy himself has not agreed to I accept even the criticism involved in a proposed watered-down alternative to the direct censure recommendation now before the Senate. Senate In Recess The Senate itself was in recess over the weekend after a session yesterday which saw McCarthy assailed as a spreader of "slush and slime” and defended as “the strongest voice now .speaking out in America against communism.” During the debate Sen. Know-land of California, the Republican floor leader, seemed to be laying the groundwork for a possible Senate verdict differing from the censure resolution unanimously proposed by the soecial committee headed by Sen. Watkins (R-Utah). Knowland said that while he had implicit faith in the six-man bipartisan committee, that did not mean the committee’s recommendation had to be accepted without change. One Would Praise The GOP senator interviewed tc day said that one suggested compromise, so far spurned by McCarthy. might declare that while McCarthy’s actions had been "intemperate and indiscreet” on some occasions, he had helped in showing "penetration of key government agencies” by Communists. This version of the proposed compromise would strike out all reference to censure or condemnation of McCarthy himself, a move its backers are not sure could command the necessary majority vote. However, Sen. Atken (RVt), said in an interview he believes "some senators might be willing to censure or condemn acts who are unwilling to vote against Sen, McCarthy personally.” The Watkins committee has recommended that McCarthy be ‘condemned” for his alleged "contemptuous" treatment of an elections subcommittee which investigated his finances in 1951-52. The group asked that he be censured also for "repeated abuse” of Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, a witness before McCarthy’s Investigations subcommittee earlier this year. Sen. Dirksen (R-Ill), a backstage leader of compromise moves, declined comment. But it was learned he had urged McCarthy’s friends to temper their language in discussing the censure issue in the hope that changes for a compromise would not go up in the smoke of debate. THE WEATHER ABILENE AND VICINITY — Clear to partly cloudy and warm today and tonijht Possibly cooler Sunday. High Saturday 75 to 80. Ix»w Saturday night 55. High Sunday In the 60's. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon and tonight Cooler Sunday with scattered showera in extreme east portion. WEST TEXAS — Clear to partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Sun day. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy, scattered showers Sunday and near the coast Saturday. Fri P. M. 68 ..... 70 ..... 70 ..... 68 ..... 66 ..... 60 ..... 56 ..... 54 ..... 51 ..... 50 ..... 51 ..... 55 ..... TEMPERATURES 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 «:30 10:30 11:30 U:30 Sat. A. M ......52  52  51  .51  51  51  54  56  61 JACQUES FATH . . leukemia or not? Famed Dress Designer Dies PARIS (jfl—Jacques Fath, 42, one of France’s leading fashion designers, died today. He had been ill for several weeks. During his illness, reliable reports—denied by his family and office-said he was suffering from leukemia, a blood di.sease. Although admitting he received daily blood transfusions, his wife In-si.sted he was sufferijg only from "extreme fatigue and anemia.” Fath died in his Paris apartment, where he had been confined after several days treatment in the American Hospital here early last month. He is Kurvived by his wife Genevieve, an 11-year-old son, his parents and one Bister, all residents of Paris. The last models designed by Fath were shown here only last week. They were a collection especially 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 generally considered one of the Big Three in the highly competitive Paris fashion world. His chief rivals were Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. Fath employed 6(K) people. He featured styles with sex appeal that paid off so well his annual champagne bill grew to more than $3,000. Fath was born Sept. 6, 1912 His mother was part English and his father Alsatian-Flemish. He worked as a bookkeeper two years, saving $900 to launch his career in fashion designing. He boldly set out as France’s youngest couturier in 1936, doing everything from sewing the dresses to sweeping the floor of his salon. New Conference Urged by Russia MOSCOW (AP)—The Soviet government today proposed holding a coniference on European security either in Moscow or Paris on Nov. 29. A Soviet note was sent to the French government today making this proposal. Copies were sent to other interested governemnts, including the United States. Communist China were asked to send observers. The new Soviet note was obviously aimed at delaying or preventing ratification of the Paris pact granting sovereignty to West Germany and granting that country    f    ||||^|# On New Paris Pad Monday TOLEDO, Ohio (ffl—President Eisenhower will tell the Senate Monday that ratification of the West-Europe anti-Communist alli- the right to rearm.    | It follows the month-old Soviet | idea of a security system embracing all European countries as well as the United States, This organization would replace the systems of defense alliances which the West has laboriously built up and would specifically ban the inte-1 gratlon of a rearmed West Germany in the system. The United Kindom was among the countries invited. Copies of the note were handed to correspondents at a news conference in the Soviet Foreign Ministry conducted by press chief Leonid F. Ilyichev. The note will be broadcast tomorrow and published in tomorrow’s Moscow Newspapers. It was released while representatives of the Western Big Three were meeting in London to draft an answer to an earlier Soviet proposal for a Big Four meeting on Germany. The note said its purpose was "to prevent the complication of the situation in Europe which increases the danger of war.” Therefore, the note declared; "All measures must be undertaken which might assist in establishing a system of collective security in Europe and in that way relax tension in international relations. "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 responsibility for supporting international peace and security which rests on the countries represented as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the Soviet government considers it desirable that the Chinese People’s Republic send its observers to this conference. "It goes without saying that ern ance to free and rearm West Germany would be "a very great step” toward world security. The chief executive’s press secretary, James C. Hagerty, told new.smen here today that will be the substance of a special 2,000-word presidential message. ELsenhower is in Ohio as the guest of Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey hunting duck off Maumee Bay, 14 miles east of Toledo. He fired at ducks yesterday for 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. Tomorrow is Mrs. Eisenhower’s 56th birthday. The nine-power treaty Eisenhower 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 restoring sovereignty to Allied-oceu-nied Western Germany, and for German contribution of 500,000 troops to defense of Western Europe against any Russian aggression. Hagerty said Eisenhower will ask that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee study the treaty and be prepared to act sp^dily on it when the new 84th Congress convenes in January. The President, who arrived here late Thursday, was out in the marshes by 8:30 a.m. yesterday and M minutes later had bagged two mallard, one pintail and one above mentioned congress must have the possibility of submitting proposals which it considers necessary in connection with the question.” Haskell (lasses Spanning 68 Years Attend Homecoming Htfh And low temperature! for 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 70 and 49. High and low temperatures same date last year: 70 and 43. Suoset last night 5:40 p.m. Sunrise today 7:07 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:40 p.m. Barometer reading at 9.30 a.m. 28.25. Relative humtoity at t;30 a.m. S2A. Red 'Embassy Spies' Flayed WASHINGTON W - Sen. Jenner (R-lnd,) said today the Soviet Embassy here directed establishment of Communist spy rings in "every part of the government” and within the United Nations. Jenner said “the free nations must not be fooled again by the Kremlin’s slogan of peaceful coexistence.” The Indiana senator is chairman of the Senate Internal Security subcommittee and sponsor of a resolution calling for a break in diplomatic relations with Russia. He made the statement in announcing publication by the subcommittee of another volume of testimony taken in public hearings on Communist strategy and tactics. Referring to reported Soviet talk of "peaceful coexistence,” Jenner said "we let them fool us in 1933 with that phony slogan and reestablish their embassy spy center here.” He said the late Premier Stalin promised, in return for diplomatic recognition by this country, to refrain from "interfering with our govermnftaL” 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 classes as far back as 1886 turned Up for the two-day get-together. Oldest graduate was Fred Sanders, retired Haskell ginner, who got his diploma in 1891. Early-day teachers here for the reunion included Mrs. May Fields of Haskell, an 1893 graduate who had tauglit at least 150 of the exes present, Mrs, Ada Rike, and Mrs. Ethel Irby. All taught here in 1904. Lt. Col. James Isbell of Washington, D. C., travelled the longest distance to attend, and Mrs. Christine Griffith Clark of Loop, class of 1929, was the ex with the largest family present—her husband 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, sU of Haskell, Mrs. Brady Roberts of Wichita Falls, ’20, and Mrs. Elmer McPherson of Plainview, ’23. Oldest exes attending included Tom Pearsey of Haskell, ’98; George B, Fields of Haskell, ’90; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Meadors of Amarillo, ’87 and ’94 respectively; Mrs, Etta James Ellis of Haskell, ’86; and Mrs. Ola Beev-ers of Frazier, ’87. Rex Felker, class of 1931, mana- eyery country participating in the | 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 sMo(^-ing action in 30 minutes in a long time.” Navy Soys Missile Proved Successful NORFOLK, Va. (iPl-The Navy ger of the Haskell Chamber of Commerce, was master of ceremonies for the meeting. Almost every class between 1900 and 1954 i Friday announced successful air de-was represented. Individual classes held reunions Saturday morning. Friday night, the exes attended a barbecue before the Haskell-Munday High ^ School football game, which Has- j battleshTp” Mississippi, kell won, 41-7.    J_ , : ............1..... fense tests with its new supersonic guided missile “Terrier.” The Terrier, a slim needle-nosed weapon, was successfully tested at sea Thursday from the converted COMES LONGEST DISTANCE— Lt. Colonel James Isbell of Washington, D. C. was the ex-student driving the longest distance to attend the Haskell homecoming Friday. On the right is his mother-in-law Mrs. A. C. Pierson of Haskell, a 1917 graduate of HHS. 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