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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               SWlew Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 164 Asiociated Prest (AP) ABIL3NE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 30, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe is a prirtralt of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill painted by Graham Sutherland for presentation to the statesman on his 80th birthday Nov. 30 by past and present members of the House of "Parlia- ment. Sutherland says he suspects the Prime Minister, a noted amateur painter himself, of adding a daub or two of paint on the canvas between sittings. NOT RETIRING Churchill Expects Future Service LONDON Sir Winston Chur- chill celebrated his 80th today with the fervent hope he still has "some service to render." The Prime Minister, always a man of many sides, was both jo- vial and somber as the nation paid tribute to him and millions of ad- mirers, at home and overseas, marked the anniversary as a per- lonal affair. Looking especially fit for his age, Churchill heard eulogies from all factions in the House of Com- mons at a new session of Parlia- ment opened by Queen Elizabeth II with a speech from the throne declaring in his words that world survival depends on a con- tinued intimate association of Bri- tain and the United States. He accepted the eulogies "with pride and humility." And to those looking for a hint of his future plans, the old warrior described himself as "a party pol- itician who has not retired and may at any time become involved in controversy." He made only one reference to his age in the House: "Ladies and gentlemen, I am now nearing the end of my jour- ney. I hope I still have some ser- vices to render. However that may be and whatever may befall, I am sure I shall never forget the emo- tion of this wonderful honor done me." While former Prime Minister Clement Attlee, leader of the op- position Labor party, lauded him, Churchill shifted restlessly in a chair almost like an embarrassed schoolboy. Lady Churchill beamed proudly and patted Sir Winston's hand. Visibly moved by the birthday reception tended him by Conserva- tive friends and Laborite foes, Churchill called it the "most mem- orable public occasion of my life." 1911 Carnegie Hero, S. J. Plowman, Dies Samuel J. (Jack) Plowman. 71, winner of a Carnegie Hero Award in 1911 for saving the life of a welldigger, died Tuesday at 4 at his home here, 2102 Swen- son Ave. Mr. Plowman, a retired farmer, had lived in Abilene since 1S30. He had been in ill health for the past four years and in serious con- dition for five months. Born April g' 1883, at Jackson, Miss., he married the former Frances Schuler in Rusk County in 1906. He moved to Taylor County's Colony Hill community in 1920 and five years later moved to Jones County. j He was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1911 for saving the life of G. N. Eames, 50-year-old well- digger, at Overton on Sept. 28, 1911. Mr. Plowman, then 28, had himself lowered to the bottom of a 37 foot well and tied a rope around Eames, who was uncon- scious from fumes. On the way up, the ropes be- came snajged and broke the wind- lass lifting the two men. Mr. Plow- man managed to brace himself against the walls of the well until it was repaired and then bring the rope tied to Eames to the sur- face. Eames was drawn safely to the ground again and revived. Sir. Plowman was given a Carnegie plaqut and for the exploit. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Eliiott's Chapel of Memories. Dr. C. A. Powell, pas- tor of the First Baptist Church at Crowell and former pastor of University Baptist Church, where Mr. Plowman held his member- ship for many' years, will officiate, assisted, by E. R. Harper, minis- ter of Highland Church of Christ. Burial will be in Elmwood Mem- orial Park. Survivors include three tons, Travis L. Plowman, 1117 Elm St., Clifton D. Plowman, 2041 Swenson St., and Leonard J. Plowman tf Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Delmon Mashburn, 918 Green St., and Mrs. Nick Duchscher of Ruf by, N. D.; four brothers, Bazie Plowman of View, Henry Plowman of Cotanan, Mtrrit Plowman of Weetherford, and Clement Plow. it Tuba; thrtt riitan, Mrs. Richard Pool of Tyler. Mrs. Gilstrap of Marshall, and Mrs. Luther Baker of Arp: 14 grandchildren and great- grandchild. S. J. PLOWMAN retired farmer diet McAlisler Low Bidder On Armory AUSTIN A. McAlister of Abilene was the apparent low bidder today on a National Guard armory for the city. The state Board of Control an- nounced that it had received seven bids, with McAlister's base bid listed at S167.240. Board officials said it would be at least several weeks before a contract could be awarded. The State Armory Board had set aside for construction of the Abilene armory, but bids fre- quently have been considerably be- low the quthorized figures, officials said. The does not include pav- iig or landscaping costs. At a later date bids will be taken on a service center to be built near the armory on land leas- ed tc the Guard at the extreme south end of Fair Park. McAlister reported in Abilene that the specifications call for work to be completed in 210 cal- endar days (seven months) after the contract is awarded. The building includes a 120-by- 60 foot drill hall, classrooms, store- rooms, locker rooms, shower rooms and offices. Opening of bids came about 14 months after the first announce- ment by the state that money would be authorized Abilene for construction of an armory, pro- viding the City of Abilene provide, without cost, a suitable site. AbilenianGels Clothes, Flees Hospital Arrest A former Taylor County jail in- mate, facing felony and misde- meanor check swindling charges here, has set off a manhunt in Trinidad, Cold.' The Associated Press Tuesday reported that Graves L. Bibb, 37, of Seymour and Abilene, walked away Friday from a Trinidad, Colo., hospital where he was being treated for a leg infection. He had been arrested on confidence game charges. Sheriff's officers of Taylor Coun- ty said Bibb was arrested at Roch- ester Oct. 28 to answer a misde- meanor check swindling charge fiere. This charge, filed Oct. 25 in Tay- lor County Court, alleged Tom El- lison of the Ellison Service Sta- tion, 3009' South 14th St.. was hand- ed a check by Bibb last Sept. 15. Ellison gave gasoline and cash for the check. Rifle Obtained After Bibb wes jailed, sheriff's officers of Trinidad, Colo., inform- ed local officers that they had a felony arrest warrant for the sus- pect. The Colorado charge alleged Bihb obtained a valuable rifle from a Trinidad store with a worthless Bibb was extradited to Trinidad Nov. After Bibb left, Ellison notified local officers of receiving a check last Sept. 18 from Bibb. As a result, a charge of felony check swindling was filed Nov. 9 in the court of Justice of the Peace H. F. Long. The Associated Press Tuesday said Bibb's leg infection developed after he injured a knee in jail. He was transferred to the hospital at Trinidad. Officers took his clothes but left him unguarded. Of- ficers believed an accomplice pro- vided Bibb with clothing. Powell said Bibb was not injur- ed while in Abilene. Tom Todd, 104th District attor- ney, said Bibb was a carpenter and had worked at a sub contractor here. 15 of 40 Men Die As Wind Sinks Ship 'JOLLY OLD ELF.. Claus, surrounded by young choristers, brought squeals of delight from little folks all up and down the line of Monday night's parade when he appeared at the end of the long line of floats. The float was decorated by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Western Chevrolet Co. (Staff photo by Bob Gulley) (For story and other pictures, see Pages 1-B 2-A, and 3-B.) AS POLICE CRACK DOWN Burglars Take Holiday During Christmas Parade Rescue Ship Crippled by Hurricane LONDON Ml The British freighter Tresillian sank in the rish Sea today under the ham- mering of winds of hurricane orce and at least 15 of her 40-man :rew were drowned. Other ships plucked 19 survivors and 3 dead men from the water perilous rescue operations and reported sighting 12 more bodies loating face down. Hope fo the half dozen others aboard was light. One of tha bodies recovered was that of the master of the on vessel, identified as a Capt Vinter. The known death toll of seamen n the five-day storm that sank our other ships in waters sround the British Isles mounted to 37. The TresiUlan xx 4Ui graf 9s The Tresillian, bringing a cargo if grain to England from Canada, leeled over and went down 44 miles ff Cork, Ireland. The crew of 40 went over the side into mountain- >us waves. The ship's owners, the 'eninsular Oriental Steamship ;o., said there were no passengers aboard. Rescue Ship Crippled The 1.044-ton Scottish ship Ard- ;len radioed thaC she picked up three bodies and six survivors be- "ore her own engines broke down, leaving her at the mercy of the sea. Another rescue vessel, the too London tanker Liparus, picked up 13 survivors, seven of them in- jured, and made for Cork, Coast Guard reported. While winds with gusts of up to 100 miles an hour whistled from There has been a lull in the past 24 hours in Abilene's burglary wave, while police and the publi1: cooperated in efforts to combat 'A c Despite the fact that thousands of Abilenians left their homes to witness the Monday evening Dry Cold Front To Follow Dust Bust driven by blustery winds should precede a cold front due in here about dark tonight. The dry, cold front may bring the Abilene area its first fall freeze. A Weather Bureau fore- cast revised from Monday night indicated the mercury would dip to the low 30s tonight. Insufficient moisture virtu- ally ruled out any rain. 4I-MPH Gusts South, southeasterly winds gust- ing up to 41 miles per hour buf- :eted the area Tuesday morning. The winds were due to shift to the west ahead of the front and slowly die out as the cold en- veloped the area. Highest temperature Wednesday will be in the middle 40s, becom- ing warmer Thursday and colder again Friday, the weatherman said. The Abilene area missed its chance for precipitation today be- cause the moist Gulf air and cold air aloft won't collide here. The warm front apparently swerved to the north of Abilene, lessening any chance for rain. The low is expected about day- jreak Wednesday morning in this rea. The Panhandle and South Plains area is due a freeze from the rant. State weather forecasters said the rainfall would probably be united to the Panhandle-Plains rt- gion. Brownsville's .12 of an inch of rain late Monday night was the 'irst measurable rain in the state since Nov. 17 when .04 of an inch fell at Dalhart. Jenner, Flanders Tangle Oxer Soviet 'Brothers7 WASHINGTON Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) angrily took Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) to task in the Senate today for a broadcast hi which Jenner said Flanders referred to the So- viet peoples as "brothers." Fland- ers snapped that Jenner "has tak- en leave of his intelligence." The hot clash 'came as the Sen- ate was moving into the final stages of its long debate over pro- posals'to censure Sen. McCarthy. Under a unanimous consent agree- ment, votmg is to begin tomorrow afternoon. Leaders forecast that amendments would disposed of and a final vote reached by some time Thursday. Flanders and Jenner have been leading figures in the controversy over conduct. Flind- ers introduced the original resolu- tion tt wncurt. JMUMT bat- tied against censure. When today's session opened, Flanders put into the Congression- al Record the transcript of a Thanksgiving Day broadcast he made over the government's Voice of America radio network. About half an hour late., while Sen. Brown (R-Nev) had the floor for a speech opposing censure of McCarthy, Jenner arose and asked permission of Brown to make a statement. Jenner, speaking with Flanders sitting only three seats away, said Flanders had referred to the Soviet peoples as "brothers" at a time when Russia was shooting down American planes and Red China wat imprisoning U. S. military men on "trumped-up charges." Flanders, replying immediately. MM "tht gentleman if bwidt him- self. He has taken leave of his intelligence." As he attempted to continue his reply, Jenner repeatedly interrupt- ed him, demanding that Flanders answer the question as to why he used the terms "brothers" and "friends" in speaking of the Soviet pennies. Sen. Cotton (R-NH) who was presiding, pounded his gavel in an effort to halt Jenner, but tht In- dianan paid no attention. Flanders told Jenner that essen- tially what he was trying to do in the broadcast was to make an appeal to the Russian peoples for friendship over the heads of the Russian government. Flanders said the broadcast was based on a two-year old script embodying a message he had beer. trying for a long time to git to tht Ruuian people. i J.M. Hardie, Pioneer, Dies J. Morgan Hardie, 72, pioneer Abilenian, died at a.m. Tues- day. He died at the home of a brother, Robert C. Hardie, 637 Merchant St. Mr. Hardie had made hie home here at 1118 Highland St. He was born July 33, 1882 Crystal Springs, Miss, and moved to Abilene with his family in 1893. For about 15 years he was with the claims department of the old Orient Railroad of Wichita, Kans. In 1925 he returned to Abilene to work for the Abilene Savings and Loan Association in the ab- stract department. He was em- ployed in 1949 by the West Texas Abstract and Title Co. until his re- tirement due to health in 1353. Funeral will be conducted at M a.m. in Laughter-North Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Leland Mur- phy, pastor of the First Presby- terian Church. Burial will be in Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers win be T. 0. Mas- s'ey St., T. 0. Massey Jr., Horace Roberts, Vic Payne, A. C. Pratt, and Will Murray. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Walker of 1118 Highland St., and Mrs. Hennis Sleeper of Waco; two brothers, Dr. Jama F. Har- die, Presbyterian minister of San Saba, and Robert C. Hardie of 637 Merchant St; oot licet and Christmas parade downtown, no residence burglaries were reported. Kenneth Paynter's grocery store, 941 Walnut St., had an unsuccessful attempted burglary Monday night. A lock was cut, but no entry made. Scared Off Paynter felt that the would-be theft was scared off. At least 11 burglaries, have occurred during the past week, the oot exceeding Police Chief C, Z. Hallmark Monday canceled all holiday time of policemen, until the burglary wave is halted. He issued special orders for greater vigilance. Detectives Tuesday continued :heir investigation of the recent weak-ins, but Detective Lt. jeorge Sutton said no arrests had yet been made. Another failure at burglary to headquarters of the conditions they found around various buildings during the night. Officers W. T. Davis arid C. M. Farris, in a patrol car, reported at p.m. Monday they found a ladder against the side of the "Connally Stephens" build'-South Third and Butternut Sts. Wheat Tire Co. is now located at that address. The officers said the building checked out all right and doors were all secure. They took down the ladder and left it on the north side of the building. Better Lighting Two stores had conferences with police regarding Keller lighting and other measures the establishments could dtake to make burglaries less likely. One addidtional applicant asked Monday for a job as a policeman. That made a total of two applications pending. City Personnel Director Bernard Huett has issued a call for more applicants, since the Police De- partment is six men short of its. authorized 72-m8r, strength. Among the orders he issued Monday were for greater attention to the checking of doors and windows at all downtown stores at night and throughout holidays and to the Netherlands, two other ships were missing and feared to be in serious trouble. WEATHER S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly loudy, mild and windy this afternoon and tonight, turning colder late tonight or Wednesday. Dusty thfs afternoon and to-IghL Partly cloudy and colder Wednes-ay. nigh this afternoon 70-73. Low la taw yx. High Wednesday NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Occasional and warmer this afterac-on. Scattered inndershowers tonight and la southeast Wednesday. Coider Wednesday and n portion itonlght, WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy add windy thli afternoon and tonlgiu. Much colder la all except extreme south portion tonight. Lowest ta Panhandle and upper South Plains tonight. Scattered thundetthowers In east portion of Sooth Plains and cut of Pecoi Valley tonight. Wednesday, partly cloudy and colder. TEMPKRATUBVES MON. T. M. TOES A. M. 54 54 54 ice Station, 1600 block of Pine St., said somebody broke a lock on the washroom Sunday night but didn't't get in. Public Reports Suspicions Evidence of public cooperation in the burglary outbreak was reflected in reports to police Monday and Tuesday morning. Three informants called attention to "suspicious persons." Three "suspicious automobile's" were listed. No clues resulted. Policemen turned in 6-30 54 S3 St 5J S3 60 69 M 72 Sunrise today a.m. San-jet tonight p.m. Barometer reading at pJB.: 28.19. Relative humidity at p-m.: 60 ft, High and low for 24 ended at a.m.; tt and 53 grees. For Chri "Will you bring ug lome Christmas..." "I am a widow. "I have two brothers and three sisters and we need your Letters are pouring in as Christmas approaches. The messages are to the Goodfeilows. Each is from a family which might not have a merry Christmas, except for one thing: The Goodfeilows are hurrying to the rescue. Each letter is individually checked by Welfare workers but the Goodfeilows need a lot of help. Only pit Far On Tuesday, the contributions totaled That's far from the the Goodfeilows hope tc spend on food this year. The Good-allows need another (or Nothing and for toys. Nobody solicits for the Goodfeilows. Nobody knocks on anybody'! door asking for cash. Those who give do so voluntarily. Checks can be made out to the Goodfeilows and sent to The Reporter-News. The funds will be converted into Christmas happiness for needy families. "I am writing you for help at Itttor said. '1 m Food stmos mother of children. an at home, ages 4 to 12. My husband isn't making enough to pay all our bills, feed clothe us. I have one girl at home and 5 boys. I don't want to ask for many toys, but please for food clothing. I don't children to go hungry on Xmas. Everything that can be done will be deeply appreciated." Another letter said: CMldrea "I am just writing this few lines to ask you if you be good to mt and send me some food, clothing and toys on Christmas Day. I have 7 children from 9 years to 10 months. My husband works but doesn't erncd enough for 7 children. We been paying to much doctor bills, hospital bills and we stffl have a little boy to have an opera-' lion, and another that doesn't bear and dofsnt talk. So I hope yot remember me." Latest contributors to tbe Good-fellows are: Second McMorries Trial Postponed SWEETWATER, Nov. 30 Trial of former Martin County Judge James McMorries on the second of 14 indictment alleging fraud of county funds has been continued indefinitely. The case was originally set to be heard Monday. It was continued due to the absence of a witness, District Attorney Eldon Mahon said Tuesday. McMorries was found guilty last week by a 32d District Court hi trial on the first indictment theft of J175.40 of Martin County school funds was sentenced to five years in Wichita Possible Pampa Replacement HOUSTON W-Pampa won't operate in the West Texas-New Mexico League next season and prospects are good that Wichita Falls will replace the Oilers. Hal Sayles, president of the league, is calling a meeting late today to discuis the situation. Saylet also said Juarei, Mexico, might bt into Utt V. 5.01 Booth. Si. 1S.M Xn. 3m M. MOlMB 3.H Phmbtrx fcfptr UJI   

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