Abilene Reporter News, December 21, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, MILD VOL. LXXIV, NO. 185 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc U. S. Gets Big Share Of Tideland Oil Profit Albany Rites ror Boy Slain On Birthday ALBANY, Dec. 21 eral for Charles L. Hegwood. 11- ear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bar- ey Hegwood of Albany, will be eld at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church here. The Rev. A. H. Jernigan, pas- or, will officiate, assisted by the SHAPE FOR CHRISTMAS Tiny Michel Hervieu doesn't care who sees her crying during a Christmas party at Camp Voluceau, near Paris, France, for children of SHAPE military personnel. Getting a great kick out of the proceedings are Gen. Al- fred S. Gruenther, Allied Supreme commander, and Santa himself. Michel's daddy is a French guard at SHAPE. ___________________ __________ VFWtoPlan Member Drive Plans to enroll 1.000 members in the Veterans of Foreign Wars be- fore Jan. 1 will be discussed at the VFW meeting Tuesday night at p.m. Also on the agenda will be a discussion of the VFW Christmas party Wednesday night at The party will be for VFW mem- bers' children. Each child is re- quested to bring a gift. Candy and fruit will be served. A report on the Boy Scout Troop 13 open house held Monday night is to be made by Scoutmas- ter Jack Lanier. Troop 13 is the VFW sponsored troop with its headquarters on the VFW lot, 2250 North First St. Ezra H. (Babe) Meeks, former Abilene VFW manager now with the national VFW organization. Will attend the Tuesday night meeting to help with plans to en- roll the members by Jan. 1. Dave Brunibeau, senior vice commander and membership chairman, said Tuesday afternoon that present plans for the Abilene membership call for more than members in 1955, an in- crease of members for the year. Children to Break Ground for Center Three children wielding spades will scrape off the first ground for he foundation of the West Texas .ehabilitation Center for Crippled hildren Wednesday morning. They may have a little trouble uggling spades and crutches and maybe wheelchairs, but they'll get le job done. And that's what counts, and lakes the .center count. Contract for to build the center was signed Sunday by Allan Baird, president of the Tay- or County Society for Crippled Children. Groundbreaking ceremonies will je held at 10 a.m. on the site of tie projected building on Hartford >t., just north of the San Angelo lighway. The program will last about 15 minutes, which will give those ,-esent time to attend the funeral if Barry Pilgrim, 3-year-old cen- iatient, at a.m., Shelley Burglar Takes ice Cream, Milk From School Cafeteria A burglar with a taste for milk products broke into Central School Cafeteria, South Third and Peach Sts. Monday night. The intruder helped himself to some ice cream and a pint of milk, Police Detective W. D. Clift said Another pint of milk had been re- moved from the refrigerator, but had not been opened. Entrance into the building was gained through an east window of the cafeteria. Nothing other than the ice cream and the milk was reported missing, Clift added. A 1923 Model "T" Ford reported missing Sunday by Mrs. E. H Briggs, Southwestern Bell Tele phone Co. employe, was returned to her home sometime Monday night. Three radios stolen from cars parked near the First Methodis Church at p.m. Sunday have not been recovered, Clift said. All of the radios were stolen from 1954 Chevrolet belonging t Betty Pecbacek, 2811, South Thirc St.; Jack Griffen, 1826 McCrackei St.; and Jesse Westmoreland St. McKeeken, 55 THE WEATHER F. S. DEPARTMENT OF COKMEKC WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE -AND VICINITY Continued fair and miW. High temperature today Wednesday, 70-75; low tonight 35 to ALL TEXAS Fair throagh Wednesday. Kot macft change in temperatures. Gentle to moderate variable winfls on 70 72 73 C6 59 Sunii lit ii'kt p.nVSiiriM todw BARRY GUY PILGRIM memorial fund started Boy Patient's Funeral Set Funeral for Barry Guy Pilgrim 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H M. Pilgrim, Jr., who died Monday evening, will be held Wednesday at a.m. in the Laughter North Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Arthur E. Buhler, pas tor of the Second Christian Church, will officiate. Barry died at p.m. Monday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He had been under treatment a the West Texas Rehabilitate Center for Crippled Children. H was a victim of cerebral palsy but this was not related to th cause of death. Bary was a favorite at the cen ter and had. shown remarkabl progress, the physical therapist said. He had "one of the brightest futures of any child in the center, they added. When he was first admitted in December, 1853, Barry could no sit or roll over, But he had learne to walk and was beginning to talk Tuesday the staff at the cente announced that it is starting Barry Pilgrim Memorial Fum which probably will be used to e ther build or equip a room at the new center on which ground wil be broken Wednesday. Barry was born in Abilene o Dec. 6, 1951. His parents live 1965 Woodard St. Other survivors include two si ters, Patricia Joyce and Car Jean; and his grandmothers. Mrs H. M. Pilgiim of Evant lira. Mil Wot, IM JttMtU ft. a nith, center director, said, iaird will serve as master remonies on the program. Jimmy Allan, 12, son of Mr. anc rs. Bob Allan, 1649 Marshall St. d a patient at the center, wil ve the invocation. The children participating in thi oundbreaking will be a Ken Me ure, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. R McClure, 1302 Glenwood St. Robbins, 4, son of Mr. ant Irs. C. A. Robbins, 1226 Willis St. id Sondra Hampton, 12, daughter Mr. aad Mrs. L. H. Hampton 14 South 27th St. All are patients the center. Baird will discuss the aims o e center and acknowledge ind. duals and groups which hav ade it possible. Three other speakers will briefly cknowledge the different aim lich the center will serve. J. C. Hunter, Jr., local oil oper or, will speak as a member o e community; Dr. Jack Estes resident elect of the Taylor ones County Medical Society; an 'alter Johnson, building commit e c! rippled Children. Benediction win be given by th ev. Leland Murphy, pastor le First Presbyterian Church an :e president of the Abilene Min terial Alliance. for the Society fo Joe First Baptist je in Albany Cemetery under the irection of Castleberry Funeral [ome. Charles was accidentally shot to leath on his birthday Monday aft- rnoon by a playmate near the Albany golf course. Shackelford County Sheriff Jack tlobley said that the Hegwood 'outh and two playmates had pur- chased some .22 caliber shells at GOOD FLOODS 'FIELD' Cataclysm Called; No Doom Today! CHICAGO prophet of doom who had predicted cataclysms would engulf the continent before midnight said this morning there will be no disaster today. Mrs. Dorothy Martin, who had predicted tidal waves would sweep ..______________.... over much of the land between the P Self, pastor of the Arctic Circle and the Gulf of Mexi- :ist Church. Burial will co, said that by "intervention on 'he of the God of earth disas- ter has been stayed." Mrs. Martin said she and 13 of her disciples, in her home in su- burban Oak Park, "had sat for the Father's message the night through and God has spoken. "Not since the beginning of time upon this earth has there been such a force of good and light as now floods this room and that Dr. Laughead said the phone at Mrs. Martin's home had been ringing constantly. Many persons asked what to do today to save themselves from destruction, he said. "Some of them were genuinely concerned." Dr. Laughead said, "but most of '.he calls were just a nuisance. We've been bothered by a lot of crackpots." CHARLES K. YAGEE, 5R. a store in Albany and bad gone I which has been loosed within this o his uncle's house. The uncle was not at home. At the residence he boys borrowed a .22 caliber rule, and went hunting in a wooded area north of Albany near the golf ourse. At 4 p.m. one of the boys went lome, leaving Charles and Joe loach, 11, playing cops and-rob- >ers in a washout. A few minutes ater they fired what they thought to be the last of four shells in the rifle. Young Roach told Sheriff Mob- ley that while playing cops-and- robbers he picked up the rifle and pointed it at Charles and Bulled the trigger, discharging the bullet which struck him near the Realizing that Charles was wounded, Joe ran to a golf course and asked some men to call a doctor. When a doctor and a nurse ar- rived at the scene the boy was dead. Investigating the accident was Sheriff Mobley, Deputy Sheriff J. F. Rodreguez and Justice of Peace room now floods the entire Mrs. Martin said in a statement. Dr. Charles A Laughead, who lost his job on the student health staff of Michigan State College by acceptance of Mrs. Martin's proph- ecy, was among the 14 at her home throughout the night. Mrs. Martin yesterday had said that if by chance the cataclysms failed to occur, "my faith will not be shaken." Retired Merchant, C. E. Yager, Dies Charles E. Yager, Sr., 83. lene resident for 53 years, died at a.m. Tuesday. Mr. a shoe merchant for 22 years before his retirement in 1930. has been in declining health the last three years. He suffered a stroke on Dec. 3 and was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Last Saturday he was moved to the Stewart Nursing Home at 2102 Swenson Ave., where he died. UNTIL NEXT YEAR W. L. Burrows. Survivors include his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Hawley, Letha Lois Hegwood and Caroline Ann Hegwood, all of Albany; one brother, Marine Pvt. William Miles Hegwood, stationed at San Diego, Calif.; and his grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fender Brush of Albany. Warm Days To Continue Tuesday's peak temperature wa xpected to be about 70 degrees flowing the 73-degree "hea ave" Monday. Wednesday's tern erature is supposed to be abou lie same as Tuesday's. Despite the high daytime tern erature the mercury dropped 4 early Tuesday morning, and th rediction was for a low of 35 to Tuesday night. Monday was the hottest Dec. 20 ince a 76 was recorded on Dec. 0, 1949, the Weather Bureau said, f Tuesday's predicted high is cached, it will be the first time ince 1933 that such a temperature has been recorded on Dec. 21 in Abilene. Hottest Dec. 30 on record was n 1921, when the temperature reached 77 degrees. At least part of the reason for he high temperatures is that Abi- ene and the surrounding area are n the midst of a falling high pres- sure area, which contributed to he clear skies and gentle winds Red Boy Meets Girl-That'sAil; No Place lo Go Courthouse Offices To Close on Friday Offices in the Taylor County Courthouse will be closed Friday and Saturday' and not re-open un- til Monday morning in observance of Christmas holidays, County Judge Reed Ingalsbe said Tues- day. No general employes" Christmas tree or Yuletide program will be given this year. For the last three years a Christmas tree was strip- ped in the county court room. For the last eight years the courthousi has generally observed the occa sion with a tree. A small Christ mas tree vrai act up in the office of Mrs. T., CM. RlltdKMB Goodfellows End Work Toitiorrow VIENNA, Austria W-Boy meets girl in Communist-ruled Poland, and then what? A Polish newspaper says there s no chance for young Poles in ove "to go places and do things." The newspaper Trybuna Robot- nicza summed up the situation in Stalinograd province in this way: A girt would think her boy friend was crazy if he suggested they go o a dance. Her immediate reac- tion would be to ask One former nightclub now houses a furniture store. Another was seized for an office of a trade cooperative. A third was turned into a messhall. The newspaper added: 'One dance hall was even turned into a fish market" Goodfellows will finish up their annual Santa Claus spree Wednes- day at noon, leaving bare the shelves of their toy store. Last appointments with, parents were to be kept Tuesday afternoon with 46 families getting toys for 175 children. Wednesday morning, a few stragglers whose letters came in too late for regular appointments will come by to pick out toys for their children. Then the Goodfellows will close up until another Christmas. Dolls Pour In A plea for dolls and other toys in Tuesday morning's paper brought in a Mrs. Ber- neice Landers, one of Santa's lieutenants, said. Between 50 and 100 dolls were brought to the store, enough to keep it in business for the day. Employes and customers of Triangle Supply Co. got together about for new toys to fill out the shrinking supply for the afternoon rush, Paul Hodge, Good- fellows chairman, said. Closing of the store brought--to an end a month or more of work on the part of agencies, organiza- tions, and individuals. Five agencies the Taylor County Tuberculosis Association, City-County Welfare unit. State Department of Public Welfare, Red Cross, and Child Welfare uni backbone of the operation Hodge said. Mrs. Mildred Martin, represen tative of the Community Welfare Council, Mrs. Landers, and Mrs Louella Wayte, only paid employe of the Goodfellows, were on bam at aH during the cam- paign. In addition Hodge and co-chair man 0. R, Tuilis spent many many hours there tending to or ganizational matters. Clubs such as the Exchange Cactus Lions, Abilene Kiwanis Junior Service League, Junio Red Cross, and City P-TA Coupe and many others gave much tim in various phases of the opera tion. The whole Goodfellow operatio is one in which neighbors team u to help neighbors. Latest cash contributors: Gleaners Class, St Paul Couple Celebrate 75th Anniversary OLANTA, S. C. W John Pres- ley Thomas, 95, and his 93-year- old wife Stacia quietly celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary here in Die house in which they have lived all but (Mr marrtadnto. Britain to Okay Paris Agreements LONDON British goveri ment is going ahead with ratil cation of the Paris agreements t free and rearm West Germany de spite a Soviet threat in a note yet terday to annul the 1M2 Briiis OM jar of SOTM FritrKJiMp and Mutual Aid ethodist CarlS. Shoults............ 50.00 McLlwain Motors and mployes 25.00 E. A. Ray 10.00 In memory of Gordon chols 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 2.00 Anonymous................ 10.00 Sandra, Marsha and Phyllis onley 15.00 A. R. Alford................5.00 J. Theron Fergus 5.00 Mrs. George Dukes 10.00 Medical Arts Pharmacy 10.00 Professional Pharmacy___10.00 Esther W. Frazier 5.00 Mrs. H. C. McGowen...... 5.00 Arthur S. Harker.......... 10.00 Mrs. Frank Diller..........5.00 Fred Gartside 5.00 Sam Burns................ 5.01 H. 0. Davy................ 5.00 Jeanne Deffebach 10.00 Donald Lee Cone..........12.00 Julia C. Hart 5.00 In memory of J. C. Penrod 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Arthur 7.50 M.R.HaiI..................5.00 Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Strain 5.00 Previously acknowledged TOTAL: Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kiker-Warren Fune- al Home. Dr. Willis P. Gerhart, ector of Heavenly Rest Episcopal :hurch. will officiate. Burial will e in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Yager was born Oct. 8. 1871, i Culpepper Counts', Virginia. His parents died when he was small, and he was reared grandparents who lived at Cul jepper Courthouse, Virginia. At the age of 16 he began worl as a Western Union messenger boj in Washington. D. C. Later h became, a Western Union tele grapher. He lived in Washington unt coming to Texas at the aje 23. He lived at Stephenville wil an uncle, the late R. T. Hum He was married at Stephenvil May 8, 1898, to the former Fetti Weaver of Hico. Resident Since 1M1 Mr. Yager worked as a dry goods store clerk in Stephenviil until coming to Abilene in 1901 Here he began work as a clerk in the Morgan Weaver store, an early day dry goods firm. Late he worked for Minter Dry Good: Co. In 1908 he established his own business, the Yager Shoe Store, a the corner of North Second am Pine Sts.-in the present Oldham building. He operated at tlia same location until 1930. Mr. Yager had been a membe of the Baptist church since chile hood. He was an active membe of. the Elks Lodge until it closec in Abilene. In his active years h was a member of the Chambe of Commerce. The family home is at 2802 Ove St. Survivors are his wife, two sons C. E. Yager, Jr., Fort Worth, wh is president of Texas and Facifi Coal and OU Co., and Frank Wea ver (Bill) Yager, 1133 Albany St owner of Abilene Welding Supply a daughter. Mrs. Donzula (A. 0. Harvey, Fort Worth; five gram children, Eddie Yager and Mrs Beverly Ross of Fort Worth, an Billy, Beth and Frank Yager o Abilene; and two great grandchil Magazine Says Money Divided 6-1 WASHINGTON maga- zine U.S. News and World Report lid today offshore oU land de- elopment now promises to be a uge bonanza for the federal treas- ujfy and a much smaller one for exas and Louisiana. The magazine said that, con- ary to expectations when the tide-lands" controversy raged, the ederal government stands to reap profit six times as great as the tlf Coast states. "It appears now as though the ederal treasury will wind up at east six billion dollars richer be- ause of tidelands the article says, "the states of xmisiana and Texas will be lucky they get (a total of) one billion ollars." Iletter Equipment The reason given: With improved nethods of deep-waler drilling, H companies are finding the Gulf ands reserved to the federal gov- rnment more attractive than the ffshore lands now under the own- rship of the stales. After sale of the offshore etses off Louisiana in October, Secretary of Interior McKay said it was estimated the government would get over the years three- billion dollars or more from the submerged lands. law enacted two years ago to resolve the ownsrsbip contro- versy gives the states title tq.sub- merged lands off their shores with- in their historial boundaries. For Texas and part of Florida that is generally regarded as three leagues, or 10.35 miles. For Louisi- ana and other states the govern- ment says it is three miles. Louisi- aus is claiming an average of 27 rhi'es seaward. Hold Marc OU The report said the lands still hdd by the fedeial government ,re believed to almost eight times as mud oils as the [pnds now held by the two states." The article said too federal gov- ernment expected to get about 50 million dollars for drilling rights on 199 tracts recently offered off Louisiana's actually net- ted 121 millions for the 97 tracts actually leased. In addition, the article said, the government will collect 16 2-S per cent of the value of all oil pro- duced.-This is estimated to be at least five billion dollars at current prices. And in addition the treas- ury stands to net an estimated one billion dollars from drilling rights alone. The magazine said this federal cut from "one of the most exten- sive oil hunts in history" will go mto the general fund of the treas- not, as supporters of fed- eral ownership to all of the oil lands once proposed, into a fund for the benefit of public schools. GOODFELLOWS-ALL Paul Hodge, Goodfellow chairman, 0. R. Tullis, vice chair- man, and Mrs. Landers rtand around the Toy Store Christmas tree, now moit stripped bare iti tnnroM, m GtrttOmn yagtn to wkri up their anaualfllag at playing SaitU Our ;