Abilene Reporter News, December 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas Paducal to Cain Finals, 26-21 "WITHOUT'OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL; LXXIV, NO. 182 (Aff ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18. PACKS IN TWO SECTIONS PBICB DAILY 9e, SUNDAY 10c Schoolgirl By Train Near Albany JOURNEY'S END Twelve-year-old Gregory Zymslo and his dog catch up on some heeded sleep at a Buffalo, N. Y., police station after a 24-hour expedition out into the world. Gregory told police he left home after his mother questioned him about some school savings deposits. The boy said he put the money into a church poor box. 31 FEET LONG. 3 FEET WIDE Biggest Christmas Gift in Town Laid Down in H-SU Dean's Yard By PHVLJUS NIBLING Reporter-News Staff Writer Dean W. A. Stephenson holds in- disputable claim to having the big- gest Christmas present in town. It Is 31 feet, 4 inches long, 3 feet wide, and weighs an estimat- ed two tons. And it was manufactured by what Is probably the highest-paid crew of "hodcarriers" IB Abilene. His gifti which he found wart-. ing tor Un When he returned borne from work-at Hardfo-Simroons Un- ,tversfty brand-new sidewalk laid from, his den door to his favorite parking IS 'Workers' i> Crew Crew oo the job were about 15 members of the Businessmen's Sun- day School Class at University Baptist Church, which he has taught for 15 years. The a term which member Clifford Leddy, local leath- er man, gave them, included hall dozen or more general contrac- tors, a grocer, a real eslalc agent, an oilman, and a painting contrac- tor. They descended the Stephen- ion home at 17W Sandefer St just as soon as Mrs. Stephenson had driven the dean off to school Friday morning. "You would have thought it wu contractors' Class President Hal Berger said. "There were wheelbarrows, pick-Op trucks, trowels, and pick-axes all over the place. It looked like business was a litlle short, in fact." Olft 'Pnsemled' Using ready-mixed concrete and, elbow grease, the volunteer con- crete workers had the walk laid in about two hours. Actually, the sidewalk was "pre- sented" to Dean Stepheason Thurs- day evening at the class's Christ- inas banquet in the Windsor Ho- tel. Only Dean Stephenson didn't real- ize it. Leddy. who had the original idea, gave him with due ceremony a carefully wrapped package which he made Dean Stephenton promise not to open until Christmas. Every- body present was In on the joke. The package contained a small block of concrele and a copper plaque which read "To our be- loved teacher...from the Business- men's Class of 1954-55..." When they were firing the sidet- walk, the class members saved Dean Stephenson the trouble of opening it by removing the wrap- ping and imbedding the plaque in- to the concrete. The gift tag was left attached. v-While the class members did the of setting the forms, they had: '.experienced finisher to rees and using the den entrance. They had been walking over the smooth off the sidewalk profes- sionally, 0. C. McDermelt actea" as supervisor on the job. "We've never dpot; anything like (his H. C. McDermelt, general Sunday school superinten- dent and a member -in-service o[ the class, said. He is also a con- tractor. Wished For Sidewalk Leddy got the idea when he he arc Mrs. Slephenson say one day thai they just never had gotten around to building the sidewalk, but she wished they had one. The Stephensons are in the habil of parking their car on the side street underneath some pecan grass. "They could have done it a thou- sand times they just never got around to Leddy said. When class members were dis- cussing what to give the dean about two weeks ago, Leddy came up with the idea of building the sidewalk. The group, which has 28 active members and many more "in liked it immediately UN Secretary Okays Direct Airmen Talks UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 17 W-XJ.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold agreed today to di- rect talks in Peiping with Red China's Chou En-Iai on "pertinent questions." He will urge Chou to release 11 American aviators held by Communist China as spies. Hammarskjold suggested the face-to-face conference last Friday after the U.N. Assembly voted 47-5 or him to use "unremitting ef- orts" to effect the release of the aviators and the repatriation of lundreds of U.N. personnel, still held in China. Position In his reply this morning, the Chinese Communist Premier said Lhe Peiping position on the avia- tors had been set forth in a cable to Hammarskjold which indicated Chou regards the case as closed. Then Chou added: "In the interest of peace and relaxation international tension. I am prepared to receive you in our capital, Peiping, to discuss with you pertinent Questions, We wel- ELECTION CALLED TO SELECT REP. RATLIFF'S SUCCESSOR AUSTIN, Dec. 17 (AP) Gov. Shivers called today a special election for Jan. 8 in four West Texas coun- ties to choose a successor to State Rep. David Ratliff of Stamford, elected to the State Senate in special election this month. Counties in which the house vacancy art Jones, Stonewall, King and Dickens: Asst Secretary of State Roger Tyler said-the dead- line for candidates to file is midnight Dec. 22. Christmas Lights Homed Sister Escapes Injury on Trestle ALBANY, Dec. 17 Margie Dell Macon, 10, of the Cootfield community near here, was killed by a train about pirn. Friday on a trestle over Hubbard Creek about eight miles southeast of Albany. Margie Dell aud her sister Barbara, 12, were caught on the trestle by a west-bound Missouri, Kansas and Tezaf freight train. Shackelford County Deputy Sheriff J. F. Rodriguez said Margie Dell and her sister first hugged the side of the trestle as the but that Margie Dell be- came frightened aril tried to get off the trestle by out- running the train. She was killed instantly when hit by the train, Barbara escaped injury by remaining where she had taken refuge off the tracks on the Margie Dell was the daughter of "We'd always given him elec- tric razors the like .before; the hofriiar riin of 'Tali ly Mrs. Stephenson was let in on the secret and made sure that Dean Slephensoa got off lo work early Friday morning. He lunch- ed at 'the Rotary Club, so tliere was no danger he would get home too early. The whole group was enthusias- tic about their job, both for the novelty and for the pleasure they felt it would give Dean Stephen- son. "We all have a deep devotion towards our Gerber said. "He's a very remarkable man." come you to Please decide for yourself tbeoate of your and inform mW yinr aedsjon." official received later, Hammarskjold lost no time in acknowledging it. MORE NEEDED Food Pleas Raise Goodfellow Costs Residence of the W. W. Davis family, 3901 Monticello St., was judged first place winner Friday night in the residence division of the annual Christmas lighting con- test. First prize for the best decor- ated living outdoor tree went to Mrs. Ernest Grissom, 1301 Legett Dr., Mrs. U R. Posey, 1741 North 15th St., had the best decorated doorway and prize for the best de- corated window went to Robert Hill. 1346 Buccaneer Dr. Fairmont Methodist Church, 1101 Palm St. woo first money as the only church entered.in its division, and me same was the case for Houston School. North Siith and Cottoawaod Sts., the only school catered" of and Fairmont Methodist Church The first prize in the doorway division won by Mrs. Posey is Mrs. E. H. Andrews, Ml Jeffer- son St., won second place and tf.SO and Mrs. T. H. Willis, 2S34 Sooth llth St., won third and Mrs. Hill won for the best decorated window. The second prize went to Mrs. James M. Shelton, Legett Dr., and the third prize to Bob Traylor, 1241 LfliusSt. There wen 59 entries in all, sak L. P. Johnson, chairman o the C-C lighting com- mittee who announced the win- Mrs- Judges were members Hd a effieui. SOtettevedSafe As Airliner Falls BRAMPTON, Ont., Dec. 17 tft- A big four-engine Trans-Canada airliner en route from Tampa. Fla., to T or o n t o crashed and burned In a field near here tonight. Provincial police said they be- lieved all SO persons aboard es- caped unharmed. officials saJd.the crash was about seven miles from Toronto's Walton Airport. The Ontario provincial police re- ported live Super CnnMellation was burning fiercely that no one could approach the wreckage. TCA said tltey believed only about It passengers were aboard the plane but added that "thii U mbject to correction." ThU conflicted with the police re- that were believed to be flight tuperviior at Malton Airport 'said Constellation had been unreported for thort time before the crash. It WM raining Ufhtly over the area. v TCA to Toronto wild, tofcrouUea at the By Friday afternoon, Mr. Good- fellow had In his Christ- mas fund. But he figures it'll take to pay for his work this year. Doesn't lake much of a mathema- tician to know that money is short. The goal (or 1954 was set at That was back in October. The Good fellows didn't count on 150 move families writing tor help this, season. Paul Hodge, chairman of the Goodfeilows, said Friday that 4SJ families have been certified as needing food. Some requests are still being investigated, and the to- tal possibly will reach 500 families. In'lisa there were only SSO fam- ilies: who were given food that cost Last October the Goodfel- low board earmarked ,509 for groceries in the budget. Now it seems that the total cost will run near Food certificates wili be filled out Sunday and mailed then or later by the Abilene Klwanis Club Each family has been Uiorough ly checked as being worlhy, Hodge said. No one knows why so many more families need help this year The same nmounl of money per family is allotted. Hodfic also Issued a pica tor gifts for teenage girls Friday Gifts such as cosmetics, costume jewelry, gloves, purjes, and ao on fruits and will be added to the Toy Store shelves after the Goodfellow movie. The film begins at a.m. Sat- urday, in the Paramount Theatre. "Cavalry with Rod Cam- ron, will be the fealure. Three artoons are to be shown. Admission to the movie will be He asked thai the. items be taken to the Goodfellow Toy Store, 377 Walnut St. Salurday, canned goods mi TCA NEWS INDEX OWtverto W. ou SSCTION A UCTWHI gifts ruits or of canned foods, nuts, clothing which will be Defunct Insurance Firm's Claimants Paid 100 Per Cent AUSTIN, Dec. 17 av-Policyhold- ers and other claimants against the defunct Commercial Security Insurance Co. of Houston have been paid off 100 cents on th- dol- lar. The per cent settlement was reported today by State Insurance Commission Chairman Gar- land Smith after Dist. Judge J. Harris Gardner authorized State Liquidator-Receiver J.D. Wheeler to make the payment. Payments totaled Smith said a 25 per cent dividend totaling also was approved for disbursal to creditors of Lone Star Casualty Co. of Ennis, placed in receivership in April, 1953. Gardner also authorized Wheeler to turn over to Citizens National Bank of Waco for distri- bution lo stockholders of Commer- cial Security. Commercial Security was placed in receivership Aug. 4, some four months after its organization to enter the casualty insurance field. having the belt idence exterior. Second prize' of went to Mrs. Ira Allen ST., 533 Santos St., aiid third prize of to Mrs. R. W. Edwards, UM Cedar Crest Dr. Top prize of goes to Mrs. Grissom for the best decorated tree. Mickey GUbretn, North Ninth St., won the second prize, and Frank Davison, 3Ot Waverly Ave., the third prize. Houston school won top money THEWEATHR Mr. and Mrs. Aries Macon of the tokfield community, about seven miles west of Albany. The father is a pumper for Marshall Young on Co. Rodriguez said the girls had just got off an Albany school bus and were en route to visit their grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Une- Hm.i monds, who live near the Sedwick community near where the girl was killed. Besides the parents and Barbara. Margie Den is survived by a 16-year-old brother, Glenn, who was at Wichita Friday night play with the Albany team ia the A judged per cent aa-artastie aftoet, par cent an ingenuity and originality and M per ceat each on conformity to the Christmas spirit. utHizatico of snr- roundincs.aad scale. jus. -SEfiiS.rBoajtAO ABILENE AND VldNirY aad cool Salarday SM Saturday U. Low Salmrday Bka SVW. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS fair aad a warvMr thnvcb Saaday. WEST TEXAS latr Suadaf, Itulc wanner Saturday. EAST AND SOUTH CEXTBAL (air. nM raid Warmu- Sunday. TEWEmumiBxa Fri. AJt. TM. ..............'.'.u ..51 ..30 n SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS The family wai to wait oaffl the football game was com pleted to notify Glean, the Rev Harold Homphrty of Albany said Other survivors, besides the ma ternal grandparents, are toe .ternal grandmother, Mrs. Macen of Moran .FneralTcday Funeral for Margie Dell win be held at S p.m. Saturday in the Albany First Christian Church with the pastor, the Rev. Humphrey officiating. Burial by CasUeberry Funeral Home will be in Moran Cemetery. Pallbearers, all members of the Albany football team, will Jerry AtweH, Jody Beal, Ji Woodard, David MitchtU. Daniel Mitchell and Harold Boy Hodman ke Asserts Neutrality Causes Doubt WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 W-Pres- ident Eisenhower, making a last- ninute change in a Christmas mes- sage to the world, today challenged the stand taken by nations who stay neutral in the worid struggle with' communism. "The times are critical acd the difference between these work) systems (totalitarianism and free- dom) are so he said, "that grave doubt is cast on the validity of neutraksttc At the same tune, be said, the United States will respect the right of by neutrals. Ciaatij Naamed to neutralism ap- peared beamed at countries like Nehru's and possibly to neu- tralistic sentiment in "Europe, but be! named no country, and the White .House declined to elaborate. Lighting a huge Christmas Tree near the White House, the Presi- dent also sounded again the that ways may be found for the Free World to live peaceably with "Let no man think that we wtat See OX, ItA, CeL 4 urned over to the Good fellows. Newest contributors to the fund re; 'ellowship Bible Class, Immanuel Baptist Church Mrs. A. J. Hanna.......... 3.00 Mr. t Mrs- J. T. Robertson 5.00 Mr. Mrs. J. B. Crulchfield 5.00 HUa aad tomerafam fca al SI aad it. HUH aad Atlantic Alliance Okays Atom Defense of Europe nonymous Anonymous inonymous inonymous .nonymous Anonymous Anonymous 3.00 1.40 2.00 .1.00 2.00 5.00 Pipeline Contract Let for kel Citj- Dec. 17 The Mer- Council Friday night Anonymous 10.00 First Presbyterian Circle C 10.M So-Sum Club 5.00 Mike and Steve Baird 10.00 Mr. and MM. P. W. Campbell lack Goutding ,lr.......... Veterans of Foreign Wars.. 25.W R. Cohh............... Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Dorlch. 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. C. 15.00 5.00 Touchstone Mrs. L. M. Touchstone E. W. Berry Sr............ S.M Green Frog Cafe........ 10.M Mr.. William E. Perkins 5.M Roy Boatrtght 5.N Minor Alexander M.I Mrs. L. Q. Campbell J. H. King.................... S.OO J. M. Varner S.at C. N. Cannoa............... Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Dobbin Jack Tidwell Mrs. F, W. Nuubauraer.....10 Mn. Cka wnUami......... Mt Total awarded Pelphrty-Basham, Inc., al Fort Worth a contract to construct a pipeline and ether facilities to supply Merkel with water from Abilene. Water will also be furnished Tye from the pipeline. Residents of Tye voicd last summer to incor- porate in order to enter into an agreement with the CHy of Mer- kel to purchase the water.' Ttw Fort .Worth firm a to com- plete by April 1. IKS laying approximately 11 e atiaratj, at l ktide Md the the ef geod viB Rayooead thai, the crime Ofl ;

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