Abilene Reporter News, November 14, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 14, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas McM Adolphus 31 ACC Midwest. 33 33 W.Texas 21 Arkansas 35 TCI) 26 21 AmarlHo 21 Odessa 41 Borger 55 Tuba St. 28 Purdue f WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron SODA v i VOL. LXX1V, NO. 148 Associated Prest ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOV. 14, PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 6c, SUNDAY lOe. Sen. Johnson in 56 Proposed by Shivers 15 Trapped As Explosion Blasts Mine TOTAL two-hour fire Saturday night destroyed the Taylor Grocery Market at Tuscola. One of the biggest crowds in the towns history gathered as firemen fought to keep the blaze from spreading to other Main Street buildings. A front "view of the store is shown as flames ravaged the building. (Staff Photo by Bob Temperatures To Take Dip A 5 to 10 degree drop-in tem- peratures is expected to follow a weak cool front due to pass through at mid-morning Sunday. Saturday nigbt the front, which slipped into Texas from the west, extended along a line just fast of Amarlllo, Lubbods and Wink. A forecaster at the U.S. Weather Bureau said .weather at Abilene Sunday and Monday would be part- ly cloudy, with high daytime tem- peratures of 65 to_70 degrees. There was a chance of-light rain here early Sunday morn- ing. As the cool front moved across West Texas, a low pressure cen- ter hung motionless in the Gulf of Mexico. Moisture-laden winds curving around it dropped .09 inch of rain at Brownsville and .01 at Beaumont. More scattered showers were ex- pected along the coast because of the low pressure area. Texas Saturday afternoon tem- peratures ranged from 64 at Dai- hart to 82 at Alice. Texans Suffocated NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13 HV- Two Texas seamen were suffocated by carbon monoxide in the pump room of the tanker San Jacinto last night, Coroner J. T. Reeves said. The victims were Cecil Foun- tain, Center, and Arthur Howard, Dawson. Tuscola Grocery Gutted by TUSCOLA, Nov.. 13 Fire des- troyed the Taylor Grocery fc.Mar- ket Satjtrday night at arf mated cost of The blaze started between Srand p.m. from an'unknown cause in the rear part of the building. Bill Taylor, owner of the main AF Men Set Jump Hark WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (Ji-The Air Force said today (hat two of its oificers have established a high altitude parachute record, bailing out in lest of new equipment from a height of feet. The record jumps, an announce- ment disclosed, were made in the Gulf of Mexico area last summer from a B47 jet bomber by Capt. Edward G. Sperry of Tacoma, Wash, and Lt. Henry P. Neilsen of Stalen Island, N.Y. The previous record was 42.000 feet, set in 1950 by Maj. Vincent Mazza of the Wright Air Develop- ment Center in Ohio. The temperature was 34 degrees below zero, Fahreinheit, when Sperry and Neilsen made their jumps at points more than eight miles up. The two men were test- ing a downward ejection device to let crews get out of dis- abled jet bombers. reetf said'the building were'a tptal loss. ...j 6r: stock which were partially" covfcwl by insur- ance.- Two fire engines from Abilene and one from Winters were called. Bremen extinguished the blaie bout 10 p.m. Damage, was con. ned to the grocery btiildirig. The store was gutted, with only art of the front wall side left standing. Bill Hayes of Abilene, who was t the scene, said shot gun shells, 22 cartridges and cans exploded as merchandise burned. A barber shop adjoining the :ore on the east was not damaged nd firejnen wet down another usiness building nearby on the to prevent it catching fire. Taylor said he had closed the :ore about 30 minutes before the ames were discovered. He had peraled the business about five ears. FOR 2 BUILDINGS McM Board OKs Funds Campaign The McMurry College board of trustees, meeting Saturday morn- Ing at the college, put its unani- mous stamp of approval on a fund- raising drive to construct two buildings on the campus in the immediate future. The board's executive committee approved the plans two weeks ago, preceding Ihe full- board approval Saturday. Dr. Harold G. Cooke, McMurry president, said the fund-raising drive will be put ir.io aclion im- mediately. The campaign, to be directed by Dr. 0. P. Clark of Abilene, retired minister and former scl- ing-presidcnl of McMurry. will seek to raise about These funds are to be used for conslruclion of a new classroom building and a new girls' dormitory. Federal I-osn Talked Tossiblilily of securing a loan from the federal government for conslniclion of the girls' dormitOiy was discussed in the board meet- ing. Al present, the chatter of Mc- Murry College prohibits the trus- tees from borrowing money anc creating a lien or debt against the institution. The charter would have be by the North Texas ind New Mexico Con HOMECOMING STORY PG. 5-A ercnces of the Methodist Church, thich own and operate McMurry, before such a loan could be effect- ed. The board passed a motion to request Ihe bishops of the two con- ercnces to call special sessions to consider amending the charter ,o make the loan possible. Bishnn Marlta Attends Bishop William C. Martin of Dal- as. who heads the Northwest Tex- as was present at the meeting. The New Mexico Con 'erencc is under the authority o1 Bishop Angie Smith. McMurry's proposed classroom building, to cost about is not affected by the charter, 'he federal loans are made only for the construction of dormitories am student union buildings. Funds for the classroom build ing will be raised in a laymen's campaign to start immediately, Dr Clark said, and all of the money is to raised before construction begins. Tha proposed academic building to be erected directly east of Me Murry's administration building will have 24 classrooms, offices lounge, projection room and other tpeciaj FARMINGTON, W. Va., Nov. 13 A terrific explosion killed one man and trapped 15 others, apparently beyond hope of res- cue. in the No. 9 mine of the Farminglon area. Spokesmen far United Mine Workers Onion said there was lilUe hope for the apped men. Efforts to communicate with em still were fruitless four hours ter the blast, which was heard to five miles away and sent ack smoke belching into the y. About 200 men would have been the mine ordinarily, but because was Saturday only 15 mainte- ance men were below ground get- ng ready for next week's work. The one known victim was oward Jenkins of Farmington, and the father of four chil- ren. He was a lamp maintainer, orking in the portal building. The xplosion wrecked the building and umped a coal bin on him, a ftl ow employe safd. State police kept a crowd b! several children and relatives back from thi wrecked mine buildings. Farrnington is Sight miles wesl f Fairmont in the north centra oal .fields of West Virginia, just elow tie southwest tip of Penn ylvania and about 65 airline miles P. -R. Pnesler, manager of the mine's supply company, said il ould no' be determined immedi lely what caused the explosion where it originated. NEWS INDEX SECTION A McMurrY Homecoming S Obituoriei I OH News.........10, 11 SECTION B Cciintr FiiMnctt........ 1 City Hall Beet.......... 1 Who'i New............3 Business Otitiook........4 CondW CurtMk..........4 Hiitorr of Book Amusements.......10, 11 SECTION C Abilene Club OMicen------1 N.h'onol Mask Club......2 Garden Topics..........2 Abifenc Newcomen......5 Doll Show t Fashionably Speaking 9 Campus Chatter........IT Hollywood Beauty 12 SECTION 0 Soom New........ 1-5 CrsisifiH 6-10 Farm News............11 Church Pnge..........12 Radio, TV............ 12 Houston Phone Rale Cut Recommended HOUSTON', Nov. 13 3-year old dispute between the city o Touston and Southwestern Be' Telephone Co., erupted again to day as Master in Chancery Jac Sinion recommended across th board rate reductions. David T. Searles, company alter promptly termed Binion's rec ommcndations as "totally inade- (juate." Death Claims Dad Of Texas Murderess TULSA, Nov. 13 (.fl-Mary Jea Parsons' father died last night. Mrs. Parsons, young Tulsa socia ite, is serving a 10-year term i Texas for shooting Army U. Rid ard Parsons, her bridegroom, death in their El Paso apartme: in 1552. Her father was Burlner Fleege 67, president of Oklahoma Stee Castings Co. He had worked yes terday, but relatives had been co cerned about his health more TAX TAKE UP; WHY IS COUNTY IN RED? Why is Taylor County in financial quick-sand despite a greatly increased tax levy? Why has the county suddenly sunk to an unsound foot- ing after years of recognition as having one of the state's most conservative and least-costly county governments? Read today the reasons behind this paradoxical situa- tion in the fir'st of a series of articles on Page 1, Section B, of the big Sunday edition of the Reporter-News. News Editor Dick Tarpley gives Reporter-News read- ers his first report on county finances, which follows a six-week survey of county records by the paper. Subsequent reports will follow on the financial status of various offices, departments, and operating funds of the county. County Treasurer J. R. Clark Dies .ursing Student :alls in Surgery, Fractures Skull Alta Bee Parker, senior nursing li'dent at Haruin-Sirnmons Uoi ersily, was in "good condition' aturday night at Hendrick Me- norial Hospital, where she was eing treated for a skull fracture and concussion. She suffered the injuries in all, while working in surgery a ie hospital Friday. She was ad mitted as a patient at the hospi al that day. She is the daughter of Mr. and Irs. A. B. Parker of Rolan. Mrs Barker is a cot respondent for the Reporter-News. J. R. Clark, 2201 North Seventh St., who would have completed 12 years as Taylor County treasurer in! January, died about p.m. Saturday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He was 78. 'A resident of Abilene since-.1997, Mrv.Clarir first ran fice in Scheduled for a run- oH-.election .'for. i Democratic nomination, Clark won it'when his opponent died just before the elec- tion. He never again had any op- position. His health had been failing it- cently'j and he did not run for of- fice, this, year. Saving decided to retire. Mr. Clark became ill about Saturday, and was taken to the hospital about p.m. Courthouse to Close Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday night at Elliolt Funeral Home. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe said that the courthouse will be closed the en! ire day of the funeral. Mr. Clark and Miss Bessie Wil- liams were married in Mullin, Te.v., about 1907. She died in 1918. In January, 1940, Mr. Clark and Miss Cassie Williams, a sister of his first wife, were married. She survives him. Three occupations had made up Clark's life's work. He taught school in Blanket, in Brown Coun- ty, about 55 years ago. then was ID the retail drug business in Mullin until moving to Abilene. Here he was in the drug business with the late G. Vf. Thompson at the corner of South Second and Chestnut Sts. Mr. Clark was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was president of the Men's Bible Class of the First Baptist Church. He had been Overturning Car Kills 2 J. R. CIARK active in various phases of church work. Survivors, otter than .his wife are four daughters, Mrs! Mildrec Pearce of 2201 North Seventh St. Mrs. Cleo Blinn Todd and Mrs Doyle Taylor, both of Tuscola, and Mrs. J. 0. Hankins of Rock springs; two sons, Robert Clark o Jonesboro, Ark., and 0. R. Clark of Rotan; two sisters, Mrs. Bas- com Templing of Brownwood and Mrs. Lorenzo Bullock of Lawn; 1 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Two Degrees were killed and a bird injured when a car overturn- ed Saturday near Albany. Dead are Earnest Collier, 52, and Martha Young, both ol Rule. Archie Harris, 58, ol Brecken- ridge. was admitted to Stamford Sanitarium at Stamford. A spokesman at the hospital said Saturday night the extent of his injuries had not been determin- ed but that he may be paralyzed from the waist down. Henry Lee Young. 3, a grandson of Airs. Young, ras taken to the hospital but not admitted. Collier was driving the car in which the four were riding when the automobile failed to make a curve and overturned three or four times. They were enroute from Breckenridge to Rule. The accident occurred about P.m. 8.4 miles west of Albany city limits on Highway Investigating the wreck were Highway Patrolmen D. R. Wom- acfc and C. A. Cockrell and Sheriff Jack Moberly of Albany. Collier died at the scene of the wreck and Mrs. Young was pro- loanced dead on arrival at the lospital. Invade Poland VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 1J W! Southern Poland U being subjectec to an unprecedented invasion wolvet from Russia. Polish newi pipcn reacbinf laid today Angelo, WichHa Sludenis Honored In Poetry Contest DALLAS, Nov. 13 W-Mitri Sass man of Dallas waj named top win ner in the annual poetry society o Texas Contests tonight. She won SIOO in the Old South Prize. Other prizes and winners include The Campbell Couplet prize. Ruby Harper Box of Longview; Citizens Traffic Commission award, Byr Friend of San Arjge-o; High Schoo prize, Mariiyn Myers of Marshal and Panhandle prize, Roberta Tale of Wichita Falls. Asks Candidacy In President Race AUSTIN, Nov. 13 Sam Wood said today iov. Shivers has proposed Sen. Lyndon Johnson as a com- romise Democratic presidential candidate in 1956. Wood, managing editor of Waco News-Tribune and Times-Herald, said the Texas overnor had made the sug- estion to Gov. James F. lyrnes of South Carolina uring the Southern Govern- rs Conference at Boca Ra- on, Fla. In a slory to his newspaper and i the Austin American-Statesman, nother publication of Newspapers, nc., Wood wrote: "Byrnes (old Shivers he had nown Johnson since "the boy' his Washington career, yrnes said he then considered ohnson "as a young upstart In iongress." "Gov. Byrnes asked Shivers if 'ohnson had helped him in the bit- er gubernatorial campaign last ummer and Shivers answered, He didn't hurt me and coule iave.r "Shivers, who led Texas Into ihe Republican cqlurjii as champion.. Eisenhower, it the recognized jeat er of'Southern goyenjoris. "In Boca' Katoni' he has reite ated his desire to see a 'moderate or 'middle-of-the-road' Derhocra as Sen.-Earle Clements Kjr) ai.successor to Steva Mitchell as national Democratic chairman ?To realize his expressed amb ttqn of a Democratic party i 'njoderate' or he must come up with a can didate who can qualify as a com prpmise to the vast majority o Democrats to which both he an Byrnes applied tire classification i 'increasingly independent thinl erj.'" Wood's story said Johnson caul nil the bill if the "cards are deal by Shivers in a middle-of-the-roa truce party." ted Security alk Branded As'Insincere' WASHINGTON, Nov. U M -i ,S. officials today branded as ncere Russia's proposal for i teat European security confer; nee to be held in Moscow or aris Nov. 29. They said it had ie earmarks of a propaganda an- to European people, especial- y the French, to block German earmament.- Secretary ol Stale Dulles laid down ajo that there can. ft no 'successful negotiations with' the Soviets on great. {European (siqq rati! West Germany's partnership' to the At- lantic Alliance1 is finally and' of- ficially determined. The official WasUBstai''attjtad a.m. SawK taUM a.m Barometfr readiac at pjo. U17 XtlatNe hnaUily at pjo. 71'per Oftw. _ _ Meanwhile Secretary Dullef win discuss it with. French, Premier Mendes-France who is due here next Wednesday for top level con- ferences. Consultations win also be held with Britain, West Germany. and other Allied European coun- tries. and probably with tountries Jiie Sweden and Yugoslavia, Spain and Portugal which are not allies but. are free of Soyjet links, The Soviet InyltaHois envisioned a conference of about 30 countries. Including Comrnunisj; China as an observer. U.S. officials expect united lumdown'by the .Western Allies, >ut they are not sure what the'. Soviets will do then. Poisibly they may call a conferera. of. Russia and satellite at Moscow: which could produce kind oT a treaty that Moscow claim a be a start on European security birt which in (set be kind of Eastern rival Atlantic Alliance. Britons Cool To Red Plans LONDON, NOT. II proposal, to hold an conference on European, security Sov. 29 met a cool response in britain tonight. Diplomatic circles here privately pointed out what the; said was tie virtual of ine a conference of such dimtn- sions withte IS time. These observers said the note proposing, the meeting must be regarded a of a propaganda nature. f TWO DIE IN ROLLING late model car over- turned or four times, killing two persons and injur ing a third near Albany Saturday. 'A 3-year-old child es- caped unhurt (Staff Photo by Bob ;