Abilene Reporter News, December 9, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 09, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIX, NO. 173 AstocittedPreufAP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 9, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Condemning of U. S Asked by Russians OVER SEGREGATION Georgian Pastor Blasts at Church SAFE PRIED combination lock was damaged and this filing cabinet Iafe opened by burglars during the night Wednesday night. Papers from inside the safe were left piled on top of it by the thieves. (Police photo by Lt. Grover Chronister.) Used Car Lot Burglarized Second Time; Safe Entered SHELLMAN, Ga. young Baptist minister who last June hailed the Supreme Court ruling against segregation in the schools as a just decision has been ousted as pastor of the Shellman Baptist church. He commented that if the town does not intend to abide by the decision it should "secede from the United States." The Rev. Henry A. Buchanan, 32, .and his wife moved from the Office of B. B. Hendrbc and Cur- tis Hall, used car dealers, 2835 Pine St., was burglarized Wednes- day night for the second time in three weeks. The break in brought to 22 the number that have happened in the period beginning with Thanksgiv- ing Day. Vj_. No. 21 was the burglary late Wednesday of Marian Belch's resi- dence, 1544 South Eighth St. That TwoMerkel Stations Are Burglarized MERKEL, Dec. Burglars entered two service stations here Wednesday night. Deputy.Sheriff Pete Petty, who helped investigate, said the sher- iff's office also received a report of gasoline being stolen north of here during the night. Hopper's Conoco station was en- tered through a side window after the lock was pried loose. A check the cigaret machine revealed it was short of either 15 packages of cigarets or Some cigars and about worth of other items also were missing. Patterson's Texaco station was entered by someone who pried the hasp off the front door. The cig- aret machine was opened, but the loss from it had not been deter- mined. Missing were one flash- light, 25-30 quarts of oil, and a gal- lon and three quarts of antifreeze. Deputy Sheriff L. A. Arnold was to investigate the reported gaso- line theft north of here during the afternoon. Investigating the two service station burglaries were Arnold, Petty and City Marshal A. D. Ful- ton of Merkel. Petty theorized the same party broke into both service stations, because of the similarity of the burglaries. The stations are near each other. tn both stations all doors were opened, apparently for i hasty exit if necessary, he said. Because cigarets were left in both machines in the station. Pet- ty theorized the burglars sought money. THE WEATHER B.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEECE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and cool today and Friday. High today B. tow ton-Shi 30 to 35.. high Friday near 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair through Friday, 'warmer Friday. Lowest tnnich't WEST TEXAS: Fair through Friday, warmer FridAy and in Panhandle, South and upper Pecos Valley eastward tonight. Lowest 30-10 tonight. EAST TEXAS: Fair and cool this after, toon and tonight. Lowest 32-12 interior tonight. Friday partly wanner us CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair nil this afternoon and tonight, lowest Si, north tonlsht. Friday increasin! doudinns. Wed. P. M First Freeze Brings Low Of 2 8 Decrees Sunrise' todw' ''S tow tanpmlwa tor 2y forcing open the front door, Sutton said. He believed a small immy bar was used. Working with Sutton Thursday morning on the investigation of the used car firm's burglary were City Police Detective W. E. Clift, Police Identification Officer Lt. Grover Chronister, Texas Jim Paulk and Deputy Sheriff Ilaude Herring. NOT. T3 Burglary About 245 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, City Policemen J. R. Kinney and G. J. Black caught Frank Hamilton Merrill, 22, of 1215 Santos St., inside the Hendrix used car office. Entry to the building was believed to have been made by breaking the glass of a front door. Merrill was charged with that burglary. He is out on bond now, awaiting disposition of the case. In the Wednesday evening burglary of Manon Bolch's residence a quantity of foodstuff was stolen. This included milk, lamb chops, ground beef, macaroni, spaghetti, tomato juice, diced beets and cake mix. A package of washing powder was taken also. Vandals At House Vandalism at a new house was reported Thursday morning. Alden Cathey said that some vandals entered a house he is building, emptied a can of paint on the brick wall and painted a word. G. W. Harris of Ideal Construction Co. said Thursday that a set of dies formerly in. a pickup stolen from him was missing when the truck was recovered. Mrs. Casey, 2469 South Second St., said Wednesday that someone stole four small cedars from her husband's grave in Cedar Hill Cemetery. J. M. Muncey, 701 E. N. 15th St., said Wednesday that the windshield and right front door glass of his car had been broken by someone. A U. S. Treasury check which had been reported stolen in the recent burglary of Guadalupe Reyes' residence has been found. It wasn't stolen; but merely misplaced by the owner, police "bomber's moon" guided Jack Frost over Abilene last night as the first freeze of the winter hit, dropping temperatures to 28 degrees. It was more than three weeks behind the Nov. '15 average date for the first freeze, and the latest first freeze since 1949, when the first freeze hit suddenly on Dec. 15, with the temperature dropping to 22 degrees. Abilene seemed to be at the southern edge of the freeze area, which extended north through the entire Texas Panhandle. At a.m. Thursday Dalhart had 15 degrees, while Amarillo and Lub-bock reported 20 degrees at the same hour. The lower edge of the freeze belt ran through Abilene, Wichita Falls and Childress. But warmer weather is oa the way, forecasts indicated. The Weather Bureau's predictions called for cool weather Thursday, with a high of 65 in Abilene, but warmer temperatures should come back Friday, when a high of 70 is forecast. Opposed McCarthy Speech Attacking Ike WASHINGTON Sen. Mundt one of Sen. McCarthy's close friends, disclosed today that he tried in vain to dissuade the Wisconsin Republican from making his statement blasting President Eisenhower. Mundt said he told McCarthy: "Everybody knows Ike is not for the Communists." But, he said, McCarthy replied: "They're shooting at me down there and I've got to say something." By "down he apparently was referring to tie White House. Mundt said he thought Eisenhower's praise last Saturday of Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) angered" McCarthy's blast. Placed Your Want Ad For The Weekend? Just a reminder that the time for placing your week end Want Ad is drawing near and we know you won't want to forget it. You know your Want Ad is a big thing to forget, even though it is small in cost and size. And it's a giont in size when it comes to getting results! It should be! With daily reoders of The Abilene Reporter-News, it's bound to obtain quick, profitable for everyone! So, if you've forgotten, dial 278-4 J now and pJoca your ad. Closing time for weekday ads is 4 P.M. and noon Saturday for Sunday. Space ods will be accepted until noon Daughters Burned to Death CHICAGO UB-A father and his two small daughters died last night in a flash fire at their North Side home. The victims were identified as Earl Jorgensen, 30, and his children, Elizabeth, 5, and Margaret, 2. The wife and two other children escaped uninjured. Firemen said the victims apparently suffocated before help reached them. Cause the fire was Goodfcllo Short of "We haven't run into a big prob-em...yet." Paul H. Hodge, chairman of the Goodfellows, made that statement after looking at the fund total for Thursday morning. The total was He emphasized the "yet." Fourteen shopping days -remained before Christmas. The Goodfellows have a lot of shopping to do. They're shopping :or contributions for help so they can help the needy. Need This year the Goodfellows budget has been estimated at That amount can be raised between now and Christmas, if all who haven't yet helped will do so in time to let the Goodfellows do their work, Hodge said. "The increased scope of mr service will require additional funds this year to meet the obvious Hodge said. The Goodfellows budget has been broken doira thii year M MtaM- Clothint ttJM: Over K food, contingent und, packing, decorations, salary, The Goodfellows is a community charity sponsored by The Abilene Jeporter-News. There is no fixed overhead, except for one salary for one month for a full-time helper. Last year the total bill was Without the Goodfellows, many of the needy and unfortunate would have no Christmas cheer. The Goodfellows help those who can't help themselves. More Letters Come There are many in Abilene who are unfortunate. Requests testify to this each day. Among letters received Thursday was this one: "I am writing this in hopes you will remember my 6 children on Christmas Day' with a few toys It fruits t nuts The children age are 1 girls one 14 one 10 4 boys age 5 6 1 13 will reely be thankful for any thing TOU eta di (or them. MJ leeds has 2 part time job. I have been out of the hospital about 2 month we still owe Dr. bill hospital bill. Our little boy 6 years old has got to go to the hospital as soon as we can get this bill paid for. Contributions may be sent in cash or check to the Reporter-News. Checks should be made payable to the Goodfellows. The latest contributors are: Previously acknowledged Mr. and Mrs. Floyd ItfcCarty 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Homer Scott 10.00 J S Hiatt 1000 B' Meador 10 00 K Kennedy 10 00 Mrs. Troy A. Stricklin 10 00 Dan Jones Castles 5.01 Mrs. Rufus Strokes 5.00 J Elbert Smith 2.00 Mrs. T. R. Webb 15.00 Mr. Mrs. Sheldon Ward 10.00 Mr. Mn. S. L. Bacon 10.00 TOTAL ...MM? Baptist pastorium into an apart- ment after the preacher told his congregation Sunday he intends "to shake the dust of Shellman from my feet." Normally mild-mannered, Buch- anan flailed his congregation with charges of prejudice at a called church conference at which the loard of deacons asked his resig- laiion. The board had met two weeks larlier and recommended that the ihurch get a new pastor, but stipu- ated that Burhanan be given an pportunity to resign. Buchanan went to the church scratched out the names of iimself and his wife, writing in he margin beside them, "cast iut." He said be was not sorry for te stand he has taken on segrega- ion. "You should withdraw from the southern Baptist convention, call a community club in- stead of a church, and elect a pres- dent instead of a he told the congregation. Most of the congregation left the church while the young minister was speaking. Shellman is a town of in southwest Georgia. State Senate Voting Lighi Absentee voting generally was light in Saturday's special state Senate election, reports to the He- porter-News indicated Thursday. Reports from seven of the 13 counties in the 24th district showed maximum of only 191. absentee votes cast. Taylor County led with 123 ac- .ually cast and two more ballots possibly still in the mails. Mitchell. County had 23 ballots issued and 20 of them returned so far. Scurry County reported. 18 bal- ots issued, of which 13 had been Nolan County showed only seven >allots cast far below the two summer primary elections. Fisher County reported eight ballots cast. Howard County reported 10 bal- ots turned in. No absentee votes were cast in Ibackelford County. Seven candidates are in the race for the post left vacait by he death of Sen. Harley Sadler. They are TVuett Latimer and Dan Sorrells of Abilene, Pat Bullock of Colorado City, Dr. R. F. Wasson of Snyder, David Ratliff of Stam- ford, and Juston Morrow and Cecil Lotief of Rotan. Deadline for absentee voting was Tuesday, but ballots which were in the mail before midnight fuesday may still be counted. Election will be held from 8 a.m. o 7 p.m. Saturday. No runoff is due, with the man getting the lighest number of votes to serve the four-year term. coming. ON HIGHWAYS State Competing For Safety Title It's no secret Dec. 15 will be S-D (safe driving) day in the Unit- ed States of America! President Eisenhower has set that day aside for an all out at- tack on the traffic accident prob- lem. Every citizen is expected to do his part. Mayor C. E. Gatlin added his endorsement. The S-D day idea is to prove to ourselves that we can, by a na- tion wide cooperative effort, stop traffic accidents. Between now and Dec. 15, all driver's should be preparing for S-D. day: Today is "S-D minus 6" means we have just six days in which to make our S-D day preparations. Cooperating with the Texas Safe- ty Association, Inc., the Reporter News will print daily safety re- minders, between now and Dec. 1 so that when S-D day arrives Texas may lead all other states in the excellence of its traffic safi ty record. Watch for these remicderi, an< be prepared to drive with utrnos care on S-D day. (And at all othe times, of course.) Lake Thomas Wafer Problems To Be Studied by Abilenians Several Abilenians plan to go to Big Spring Wednesday, Dee. 15, to confer with officials of Colorado itiver Municipal Water District. This district owns and controls J. J. Thomas Lake, from which Big Spring, Snyder and Odessa may buy water. This is part of the preparations or possibly building a reservoir on Hubbard Creek. Later, an Abilene group will fly over the proposed Hubbard Creek site in Stephens County. No date las been set for that trip. A plane owned by West Texas Utilities Co. has been offered for transporta- on. In the group going to Big Spring will be Herman Bettis and How- ard McMahon, co-chairmen of the Chamber of Commerce Water De- velopment Committee; Mayor C. E. Gatlin, and C. L. Young of the water committee.. Joe Cooley, Abilene C-C man- ager, will be in Big Spring the same day on some highway mat- ers. He will participate also in the water parley. Four area cities Abilene, An- son, Albany and are studying the possibility of constructing a huge water reser- voir on Hubbard Creek in Stephens County. The lake would provide water supply for the member cities. A bill is to be presented to tie Texas Legislature in January, cre- ating the West Central Texas Mu- nicipal Water Authority, composed of the four interested cities. Au- thority members would have the right to purchase water from the reservoir and tc control the supply and sale. First draft of the proposed bill was shown here Tuesday to Abi lene C-C Water Development Com- mittee, State Rep. Truett Latimer and some city officials. Certain changes were requested by the lo- cal group, especially in the pro- portionate membership on the Au- thority's board of directors. Millard Parkhurst, Dallas attor- ney, who is preparing the bill for the member cities, presented the draft here. He agreed to take up with the other towns the proposed changes. A meeting of an the four cities it planned before the Legislature convenes, in order to formulate the final wording of the bill. Aggression On Chinese Is Charged UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Russia accused the United States oday of aggression against Red China and called upon the U.N. or a vote of condemnation. The new Soviet charge came as le U.N. debated a demand by the Jotted States and her Korean War allies for the release of 11 Ameri- ao airmen held as spies by the "'eiping regime. Although the two issues were Ming discussed separately, there ppeared little doubt the Russians oped to counter the bitter attacks rtiich were being leveled at their Chinese allies. The Soviet move was made in le Assembly's Special Political ommittee by Arkady A. Soboley. The case of the fliers was before .he Assembly itself and was slated or discussion this afternoon and vening. Without any reference to the fliers, Sobolev charged the United States had turned Formosa into an American military base and was aiding the Chinese Nationalists in raids against Communist territory. U.S. Delegate C. D. Jackson de- nounced the Communist charges as "nothing but propaganda." Ht said it was the same type of ac- cusation as Communist assertions that the United States was guilty of aggression In -Korea. Meanwhile, the United States and its Korean allies pressed for speedy action -on their bid to throw the moral weight of the U.N. behind their efforts to release the fliers. Day and night sessions were scheduled today on Id-nation resolution denouncing Hie jailinf and demanding the airmen's re- lease. Launching the debate last night, Chief U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. said an overwhelming vote in favor of the resolution would make it clear to Peiping hat world opinion considers the detention of the 11 fliers a viola- lion of the Korean armistice. The U.S. delegate also called on he Communists to send home a otal of U.N. personnel he aid had not yet bees repatriated under Korean armistice terms. He charged the Reds still have not accounted for 470 Americans. Lodge said earlier the have admitted holding four U.S. et pilots in addition to the 11 Fei- iing say; hive been jailed M pies. (MTMASSftlS CITIZENS NATIONAL SELF-EXPLANATORY __ The sip on this truck-load steel girders says "First Steel for the Citizens National Bank." It arrived Thuasday mowing, and worknun wtrt due to start setting up the steel structure for the MW tatic building in tht afternoon. (Staff photo) ;