Abilene Reporter News, December 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOL J MORNING -WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS it ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING. DEC. PACKS IN TWO SECTIONS 7 Candidates Battling Today for Senate Seat A free-for-all batik for the post of 24th District state senator will be waged from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday in is West Texas coun- ties. After the polls close, the vote count will tell the winner. High man wins, with no rvm-off election in prospect. Seven candidates in the race represent five of the counties tat the district. They are former State Senator Pat Bullock of Colorado City, State Reps. Truett Latimer of Abi- lene (insurance man) and David Bailiff of Stamford (radio station Dr. R. F. Wasson of Sny- der; Din Sorrellc. AbUtne attor- ney; Mayor Cecil Lotief, Rotan merchant; and Juston M. Morrow of Rotan, businessman and fann- er who is immediate past itate VFW commander. Vole Early County Judge Reed Ingalsbe urg. ed voters to go to the polls early to avoid a last minute rush.! He also issued an urgent call to elec- tion judges to get all returns to bis office before noon Monday so the Commissioners Court can canvass the returns withia two days after the election, ai required by law. Taylor County precincts, their MURDER DENIED Officers Cursed, Sheppard Claims CLEVELAND, Dec. 10 Samuel Sheppard thrice denied his wife's July 4 murder today, and said Ihe slain Marilyn Sheppard "is absolutely in my He Is on. trial for his life in the slay- ing. He also testified police cursed him after his arrest July 30 and practically guaranteed him a light- er manslaughter sentence, rather than a first-degree murder charge, if he would confess. He never has confessed. Refuses to Confess "I told them I couldn't confess to something i didn't tbe Jo- year-old osteopath replied. He was still under defense ques- tioning when the trial recessed for tlie weekend. The defense said it has about half a day of additional direct examination before U turns him over is the state for his ordeal of cross-examination. That will be the acid test of story. Earlier Dr. .Sheppard told how he bore up under the strain of ac- cusation because "Marilyn was in my corner and rttbt beside me." "Do you feeVsbe.is la your cor- ner he was aaked. I "She's absolutely in my the defendant replied. Sheppard said police interroga- tors cursed him during a all-hour grilling after his arrest. He said they told him would point at'his little years to come, and say "his fa- ther killed his mother." Continuing his description of po- lice interrogation methods, Dr. Sheppard testified that pictures of his wife's Woody body were thrust before his face, where he was orced lo look at them momentarily "Then I closed my he added. He said the policemen de- manded of him: "Sam, why did you do it? Why did you kill your "Then he put his hands over his head like this and went like this and said, 'Down, down, down, down.' Dr. Sheppard put his hands above and gestured as though bringing a club or some instrument down upon his wife's head. SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS BRACES DOWN Huffy Wind Topples Block Wall at AFB A strong gust of wind FrldayConstructlon Co. of Wichita Fans morning caught a crew of Abilene Air Force Base carpenters with their braces down and toppled a bachelor officers quarters' cement block wall. Two mei) were slightly injured. Neither was believed to have been hospitalized. The 10 feet high by 120-feet over between 11 a.m. and noon. The Weather Bureau at municipal airport said the wind at that time was blowing in gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Area Engineer Lee Wilson said the carpenters for Shiflett Bros. Gill Named Polled Hereford Officer DENVER, Dec. 10 Or-Jim Gill of Coleman, Tex. Friday was elect- ed vice president of the Western Polled Hereford Assn. C. A. Norgren, Englewaed. Colo., was named president. THE WEATHER I. I, nETAHTMKNT Of COMMCBTS had removed the braces from tbe wall to begin installation of second floor decking. He siii sudden wind surge toppled the wall between the time the braces were removtd and starting addition of the decking wall win have te bt i built. Wilson said that this had hap- pened "two or three times before. locations and judges in- clude: Jen Blantoe. J-Butternut St Fire Station, 0. J. Hamilton. J-South 11th St. Fire Station, Dan Gallagher. I Fair Park Women's Bldg., Harvey Hays. llth St. Scout Hq Paul McCarty. West' Fire Station, Malcolm Schuh. Gold Star Dorm, McMurry, Bob Wylie, School, 'Neil Daniel. iv-YMCA, Percy Mayfield.. 10-WoodMB school, R. W. Staf- ford. Fire K. Free- man. U-Orange St: Fire Station W T. Walton. Matt Casey. Park School, R. W. Stuard. IS-McGlothlin Barn, Eldon Far- bus. School, Jack Cannon. Legion Clubhouse, W. M. Antilley. School, Will Nesmith. School, L. W. Mans- field. store W. A. Harber. 21 Tye School Theo Newton. home (Tye-Mer- W. McCartney. home (Caps-Mer H. Drummond. office, Merkel, H H. Teaff. Hardware, Trent, Leonard Quattlebaum. borne, Blair, X. V. Moore. Butman, DeweQ McLean. a Brick store, View, H. U. Drummood. Duncan home, Iberia, G. F. Doncan. Barn, Buffalo Gap, A. B. Talley. tl-Tint State Bank. n-OM bank, Ovalo, H. L. Rid- dk. ban, Guioo, E. J. Moody. tt-Sbcp school, B. H. Pritchard 4S-OM bank, Bradshaw, Bill Mc- CasUnd. hafl, Lawn, M. A. Pat- terson. school, Jim Ned, Cy- ril Jones. borne, Usman, J. D. Coffmaa. Ingaisbe Designated To Receive Returns Texas Secretary of State How- ard A. Carney has designated Tay- lor County Judge Reed Ingalsbe to receive the returns of the spe- cial senatorial election Saturday and forward them to the secre- tary of state ia Austin. Carney has directed the county Judges of the other li counties in tbt Mtb Senatorial District to certify ejection returns from then- respective counties to Judge Ingalsbe ia Abilene. PUCE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY Ite UN to Seek Release Of Jailed U.S. Airmen RUNNELS WOMEN PLAY SANTA TO STATE HOSPITAL INMATES Home demonstration clubs from throughout Runnels County sent gifts of toys and clothes to Abilene State Hospital patients Friday. Nine of the clubs made stuffed animals two others purchased gifts, according to Mrs. Obed Fuller, county chairman of Runnels County Home Demonstration Clubs. Those stuffing toys were Oplin, Rowena, South Bal- linger, East Ballinger, Bethel, Wilmeth, Ballinger, Norton and Drasco. Purchasing gifts were Winters and Crews. -In addition the women contributed six large boxes of clothing, Mrs. Fuller said. Home demonstration agent for the county is Ollie Cbenoweth. HEAD-ON-CRASH 6 Injured Near Tye Six persons were reported in- jured in a two-car head-on collis- ion at p.m. Friday about three-quarters of a mile east of Tye on U.S. Highway W. Three persons taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene were identified as Charles EUard and Keep Raincoat Handy Today! Whether yon remain at or attend the football game at Fort Worth Saturday the Weather Bureau here thinks it would be advisable to have a raincoat han- dy. Coupled with tbe forecast of pos- sible rain is a prediction for a norther to hit here sometime Sat- urday afternoon. Rain will likely precede and fol- low tbe norther. Tbe area's southerly winds of the past day or two will swerve and blow out of tbe north as tbe front passes. Tbe highest temperature Satur- day will be about 65 degrees. Tbe low about dawn Sunday will be J5. High forecast for Sunday in tbe area is M degrees. The forecaster here said rain is due to precede and may fall during the game at Fort Worth between Abilene High School and Fort Worth Polytechnic. The frost expected here Satur- day afternoon was in North Dakota and down through central Colorado and eastern Arizona about p.m. Friday. Gene both of Albany, and Mrs. Ross Pratt of Merkel. A fourth person at Hendrick had not been identified. Two others were taken to Sadler Clinic Hospital at Merkel where a spokesman tentatively identified them am Mrs. C. W. Seago and Mrs. H. H. Windham, both of Mer- kel. A lisa model car which the'Rhjh- way Patrol said was registered to BVO Water AJMor etOkM a WO model rnwttrwS te RMS Pratt of The IsGJ model car was reported- ly carrying fin Merkel women, three of whom were reported fct- Jured. The vehicles collided head-on at tbe point when V. S. is detour- ed around construction work on tbe west side of tbe overpass over the highway. Tbe investigation was made by Highway Patrolman Donald Joy of Abilene. HB1LT.NK AMD VICINITY Cooler Saturday M4 SManUr cloudy 'W rutty clMto u SUW- rluhl IS. HUh NffllTR CKNTRAL TEXAS cooler Sjl.nlW (KMi root. WK.VT TKKAI! SnlUrdW Iwnxilkill imttr Mr KAST TKXA.S M. Rearmament Pads Pass First Tests BONN, Germany, .Dec. M The treaties to rearm Wast Ger- many cleared their first on the road to ratification ia Bonn and Paris today. But the attitudes of legislators in both countries showed many more obstacles remain before West Germans get the right a SOO.OOO-man force for NATO. In .Paris, tbe Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly recommended ratifica- tion of treaties to restore Ger man sovereignty, giving bar the right to rearm sad settle tbe troublesome Saar ititputfr FOX CHRISTMAS.. Givt o to at holiday rotd. To jus< dial 4-7271, or IM your carrier. NEWS INDEX BUCW A WKHtTT A pat of wbai Friday toppled 10- by-iao-foot wall of aa Abilene Air Baae bachelor Tbe wail flow (Btatt to Iqr lee CMley} MCTIONA M StCTIOMB Condemns Red China UNITED NATIONS, NY., Dea, M U.N. Aanmbry by the smashing vote today coa- demned Red China for jaitinf 11 American airmen spies. ft appealed to Secretary General Dtf HammarskjoW to do bis ut- most to obtain their release and that of hundreds of other U. N. personnel captured m tbe Korean War and stfll detained by Poping. tones, HanunarskjeJd immediately ac- cepted the responsibility, saying, Twffl do in my power to serve the interests of the organization." He already had set in motion the machinery of his office bat he eV dined to indicate what steps were being taken. It is known that regards this ease as perhaps greatest challenge ever to face the secretary general the V. M. began work m IMS. Stabbora Soviet btoc resistance te tbe resolution aorf its repeated claims airmen wen "spies" who got what they deserved indi- cated tbe Red Chinese, of tbe "resent, will ignore tbe U. N. sc- ion. An Indian attempt on a ten- tative basis to see what could done baa beta firmly rebuffed by Prfptag. ralButSts. "The window included, from- bottom te top, Paul Hadel, North Junior Hich School grader; Eva Mettingley, Abilene BUgn School junior, and Jamea Cummfngs, NJHS etethth grade dent tStaff Photo) Goodfdlows Still More Than Short of 1954 Goal Mr. GoodfeOow had little money to jingle in his pockets Friday afternoon. Contributions te the GoodMlow fund totaled J7 stffl more than and a long piece away goal of Donations can be rnaOed to The Cheeks should made payable to tbe GoodfeUows. Volunteers were still working Friday OB Christmas decorations at the Store, North Third and Walnut Sis. Open boose ia set for Dec. IS, with distribution of and dothet to Dec. M. Approximately M man's soils will be gives away then. Softs were donated to the OoodfeUows Friday by Mister's Dry Goods Co. That dUiaibuisa day win be a happy treat for many people. People like the woman who wrote tbe GoodfeOows that "It's my first time writing to yon but hctp ma we need some clothes." A M-yaar-old girl wrote, "We have BO father and tbe ooiy help we get Is from the county tbare are five of us." Newest contributors to the Good- Wlow fund are: Anonymous................. U.M let Tuvalu EnNr U.S. FOIXM AUSTIN (aV-SUte draft quarters said Friday entered oa active duty win' the armed form rad S.M left tht asrviee laat smth. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS million MhMrt" of the Abitaw Air Force about ready to f tbe tkrok of life. TUs Reporter-News will tell the dramat- k story of bow the concrete am) acphalt were Another Sunday Reporter-Newi ipeeial wffl be pic- tures of the of the dance cJubi that meet at the Country Storhi tlMNrt a Joaea County pioneer known to four (eneratiOM of cewaym and of the intereetini life of the fibutooi Sam Raybon wffl be hi the Sunday roa may ruerre with yoiar afMt or forlfr Anonymous lot Zeta Alpha Chapter, Beta Sgma PW Mrs Rose Haworth Mrs. C. S.M Charlie Flint................ Charles A. Kosler.......... H. E. Henribea............ M.H ABonvmous Anoaymous Mrs. E. W. Moutray........ Mrs. Annie Dunlap 1MB J. S. Burgess................Mi Mr. fc Mrs. Max Bontley Previously Acfcnowiedfed ....___ TOTAL United and its IS U. ft. part- art ia Ksnati War. Sx eountrMa. Afghanistan. Bar- ma, fsrfte. Moooia, absteiaed. PMrathaf Costa Rka, 81 Saudi Arabia aad Syria ware ateeot bqt Syria had served was oppoMd to tion. The others said nothing. The rate came at 3: SO p.m., aA- hoars W day and night gting brtwwm the East and West. B was second time U. N. Assembly has fondemne.1 rtod Chtaa. wafch soogM a te the U. N. M a Nob.IPriMGiY.ti STOCKHOLM, tate., 14 thar Eraaat Hamtegwajr received hia Nebel proa today along with four other aad two Ger- Mt- The aOTCBat ahw a hint that "bratal, cynical aad to hia earlier werta Mrs. Bradfield, 94, Club Pioneer, Dies Mrs. L. H. BndtWi, H tliaiit dub womast and rhsmpten edat- catioa and colten ht AbBaac, aaad at her home, OraoBt St., at p.m. Friday. She had been in taOhaf haaKh last May bat had art ID aad taftad with aaaat- ben af bar ratafly trUiat a tar before her death. Funeral which an to be announced by Laugbter-Norlh Faoenl Home, JatnmjIiU Friday night Mrs. BradfiaSd BMrnd to AM- kne from Little Rock. Ark., wtth her husband sad their chfl- dm m law, eomta( to a higber, driv cttmate Jsr Mr. BradfiaU's Mr. BradfiaU boagSt OM atona thw IB AWVwt Altar hfe death ia tttt, Mrs, Brad- fiaU teak at aad k ahM aad half bston asttbc it It waa raraagh Mrs. BraMesd'a that nnin trtilrHrtil a pobik Ubrary. As Oral irulrtaat cay FMtarattH vtaM-a Chaha, wrato te AaaVww Car- tea amaO te vaalaty iar aV rary Caraisji 4attea, tejl, ankkM ay Mrs. Brad- aad her terBaat errte da was iMiajag cily tirrtog cu-si from roamiec atTMte-alter one had aha hi ahcrter achn] aot te by a by late Lyoa of Yaki IM- a hoan after hv 1 thai coold aad she wwt- te bear Plwsps him aadcr aach rw- salted IB a frtandrtiip that eaatia- Arter stfing her store BraetteU Micwtod aad IMT an aad (taachter by, Bora Lotto Marshal Jaa. 17, MOt ia Ark., te Attaata, wtth her K wm (Mat ant ;

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