Abilene Reporter News, December 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas o. CO FAIR, MILD MOflNlM "WITHOUT OR WHH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS if VOL. LXX1V, NO- 185 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY We BASHFUL EAGLES Twyman Ash John Thomas and Jim Millennan, tri-captains of the champion Eagles, indicated by "head duckings" and "uneasy grins" Monday afternoon during the parade they headed that they were somewhat taken by the goings-on. (Staff Photos) -IN-SIDES AND OUT' Sarah Sides knew it. She knew "within" the Eagles would win the state I-AAAA football crown and so made it known "without" Sarah, a 16-year old AHS junior, wore the Black and State" skirt to Houston Saturday and again during the Eagle parade Monday afternoon. She is the daugh- ter If Mr. and Mrs, A. C. Sides, 1618 Sycamore St. STATE CHAMPS Victory Parade Honors Eagles Second Man In Race for RatliffPost STAMFORD, Dec. VO (RNS) Cleburne Huston, Stamford busi- ess man and former newspaper iublisher, announced Monday he will file as a candidate for state of the 85th District. Huston is the second candidate in the special election Gov. Shivers called Jan. 8 to fill the place of Hep. David W. Ratlift ot_Stamford. Bowen Pope of Hamlin, former state representative, announced his candidacy for the post Sunday irt.-'-'' atliff was'named to the state senate in a special election Dec .1 to fill the vacancy left by the death of Harley Sadler of Abilene. Huston is owner of the Huston lardware Store at Stamford am! a former publisher of the Stam- ord American. He is active in civic affairs and the Methodist Church, having serv- ed two terms as alderman. He a past president of the Rcrtarj' Club, a veteran of World War 1 and a member of. the American He is a graduate o! Texas University. Mr. anil Mrs. Huston moved to Itamford years ago. They have me son, Bob, a graduate of Texas t 4 M, who is an employe of Dow Chemical Co. at Lake Jack- son. Huston has been in the hardware Business here since selling the Stamford American in September if 1945. The 85th District includes Jones, lenewall. King and Dickens eoua- ties. By DON NORRIS SUH Writer The Abilene Eagles made the ride reserved for champions Mon- day afternoon. The Eagle Booster Club rounded up the team about 4 p.m. and took them parading in open-top cars through downtown Abilene. The blushing and self-conscious Eagle footballers' trailed only the Tictory bell which had pealed out notice of the stale 1-AAAA cham- pionship a.m. Monday. Puffing and pantlni along be- hind UM "royalty" were members of the sponsoring booster club. Wear and .tear on the boosters through long trek highlighted the victory glow on their faces. boosters had recruited three Abilene carry High School students club banner. to Heading the riding Eagles who tad done their marching this year up and down 1-AAAA playoff grid- irons Were team tri-captains John Thomas, Twyman {Old rio- ters) Ash and Jim Mlllerman. Blushes and embarrassed "head duckings" indicated the Eagles feel more at borne OB the gridiron than they did the piercing at .thousands of Christmas who were on the strttts, Last, hut not least, were man- ton of the AHS student body and baad who furnished note aad Ba- sic for ttw.irlctory toor. A student-carried banner ng nearly across the street pro- laimed for all to see that the rew riding ahead in the con- ertibles were "State The parade Monday afternoon limaxed a hectic day of cele- >ration at Abilene High School or student body. Scholastics at AHS Monday con- sisted primarily ol split T's, TD's, nd arounds. quarterback sneaks, everses and other such .text us- ually confined to the gridiron or ports pages. Assistant High School Principal J. H. (Bob) Nail said Monday ight the students "walked on air" all day Monday. "We had to pick them off UM ceiling every in a white." The hepped-up students "bad something going all day long." The high school bell team start- ed the victory bell ringing at I a.m. Monday and its peal on without stop through par- ade at 4 p.m. Nail said he thosght the stodeabi would begin to get their feet back on the ground by end el achooi Tuesday. AfledMerkelMM fwwl Dead ta Bed A, C. Bafflff, m. 4 MerW waa dead In bed Monday night Be ttvwd alone. Businessman CHICAGO, Dec. W-Byron S. Harvey, chairman of Fret Harrer chain ef M restaurants, hotels and m shops stretching from Cleveland the West Coast, died WOPPtlODAYS TOCHWSTMAS Draft Calls Scheduled To Be Sliced in Half Albany Lad Fatally Shol On Birthday ALBANY, Dec. W-Charles Hegwood, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Hegwood of Al- bany, was accidentally shot to death on his birthday Monday aft- lernoon by t playmate., Charles had gone hunting with two other boys of about the same age. One of the boys had gone lome and Charles was playing with Ibe other la a wooded area near the Albany golf course when was fatally wounded by a bullet from a .22 caliber rifle. Survivors besides his parents in- clude three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Haw- ley, Letha Lois Hegwood and Car- oline Ann Hegwood, all of Albany; one brother, 'Marine Pvt. William Miles Hegwood, stationed at San Diego, Calif.; and his grandparents, Mr. Mrs. Fender Brush of Albany. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Castleberry Funeral Home. Monday Hottest Dec. 20 Here In Four Years dM dews, ton Muuuay was'j brow-moppinf hot The extreme was degrees above the minimum early Monday morning. The Weather Bureau at Muni- cipal Airport reported that Monday was the hottest Dec. a 7S on Dec. ZO, S3H9. The "shirtsleeve" weather will be around for a while. A repeater is in store Tuesday. The high' today will be 79 degrees. The tow Tues- day uight 35-40, The weather forecaster cautious- ly predicted a high Wednesday ot 65 degrees just in case the unpre- dictable Texas weather should start a downward haul. The Abilene area Monday was in the midst of a falling high pres- sure area which contributed to fair skies, gentle winds and the high temperature, The hottest Dec. on record was in 192! when the mercury soared to 77 degrees. Before that the holiest was 76 on Dec. 10, IBM. Mississippi to Vote On Schools' Control JACKSON, Miss' Dec. OBj faces the question o! giving Hs Legislature power to abolish public schools in tomor- row's special election. The "last resort" constitutional amendment facing the people's rote was designed to keep Negroes oat ot white schools despite the U. S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation la public education ii unconstitutional. The lorn of public schools would not too great a price to pay, amendment sponsors contend. Sentiment Ctted An opposition leader, state Rep. Joel Blass, said, "An overwhelm- ing sentiment has developed in the THEWBTHER a aerutmsorr or WKATBKK BltmJUO AaBJDIC AMU VICtWTY wMUw Toodv nt Wt4 for fciM" AND KUTS CEMTKAl. TEXAS n ......71 aaaate past few days against giving the Legislature life and death power over our public schools. Opponents argue tbt amendment isn't necessary. Both sides insist segregation must remain m Mis- sissippi. Gov. Hugh predicted a ight voting turnout Polls open si am. aad at t p.m. The amendment needs enly majority rote to pass. Blass and his supporters charge that the power to abolish public schools would "first and only resort" poshed by "black' counties with heavy Negro popula- tions. Faver These counties, mostly la the rich, africutturai delta, would rather abolish public scbcob) thsa pay the cost of equalising and schools preieat laws require, he said. The Legal Educational Advisory Committee, which wrote amendment, declares it would used only after all ether methods of keeping segregated ackoolt bad failed. And the LKAC iaeMs meat It needed new at a weepoa U bans ever _ then wtta tke SM ef pohttc schools If tkey try to enter schools. will vtrtwuy Mlk- utg to say about Ike Tbey total eaty aboet per coat Sihiation Stable, WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (AP) Secretary of Wilson said today that, partly because of greater "oppor- tunities for draft calls will be halved next year and the armed forces will be reduced-by men by June 1956. The reduction will bring total strength down to 000 from the current figure of registered last month. Recent Decision Wilson told a Pentagon news conference the decision to cut military manpower was made "in the last few wecki by the President after a review" of all factors. Wilson said that among factors nfluencing the decision, in addi- tion to what he called'increased opportunities for peace, were that Japan had .started to build up its 3wn defense forces and that the ituation in Korea had become more stable. Asked whether the cutback would affect American commitments in Europe, where the United StateT as the equivalent of six Army divisions, Wilson replied: "Not at .1 Withdraw Divfeln Secretary Wilson also announced it a news conference that the 1st Marine Division mil be withdrawn STRAIN SHOWS Dr. Samuel Sheppard looks some- what strained as he starts back to his jaU cell after a jury failed for'the third day to reach a verdict in his first de- gree murder trial. Sheppard is. being tried at Cleveland on a.ctorge of slayinglus wife. (Story, Page SANTA'S HEART GETS PANG; CHRISTMAS PUP LOSES LIFE DOVER, Ohio, Dec. 20 great heart of Santa Ciaus felt a pang today. A couple of his and Mrs. Leo Rodriquez of nearby East a Christmas puppy for their They.kept it in a barn. When the temperature plunged they installed a light bulb in the puppy's box to keep it warm. The wiring was defective. The barn caught fire and burned to the ground. The loss included seven cows, grain and the puppy. Goodfellows Need Additional Dolls Disappointment is going ta fifl the eyes of a lot of litUe girls in .biierw Christmas morning, if somebody doesn't help oat The Goodfellows ran out of dofls Monday. with 117 families still to isit the Toy Store at 377 Walnut Si- Mothers who came to store Monday afternoon found only some iny second-hand dolls, not the sort to warm the heart of a little girl who wants a real "doll-bait" to cuddle. Toys are almost gone for boys >etween IS aiyd 13 years old, also, Mrs. Bemeice Landers said. The store needs footballs, base- balls and bats, books, games, toy guns or scabbards for boys, she said. She asked anybody who would Dies Spring BIG SPRING, Dec. M (ENS) Mrs. John T. DiDard, wife if a prMniaent Howard County land and cotton eta owner, died of a heart attack about p.m. Monday Malone-Hogan Hospital ben, Mrs. Dtllard was born in CaQa- ban County Sept tt, Hal, bat bad lived practically ad her life in Howard Ceeoty. Sorvtvers include bar hosbaed, her father, John T, Merrick ef Big Spring; twin chiWren, Johnny Ray DiUard aad Mrs. J. O. McCrary, both at Bbj graed- cbiJdren; aed five siaten, Mrs. Beb Cook, ttn. Thebna Masery i Mrs. Htm aB Bi> >M. Mn. Kara Ceek ef naer. aad bka, Aftert Laaden ef Jaeaesto. Cafif. Fmeral wffl bsM ta the end Mala QorA ef Oirfst probably Wedneeday. Lyto Prtee, AbBeae CkeRb et CkrM ike to contribute dolls or boys' gifts to bring them by the toy store tarty Tuesday, which Is the 'day appointments have been cheduled for parents to pick out heir children's gifts. Latest list of cash donors to kwdfellows follows: Acknowledged 4337.53 Anonymous.................. i taonymous S.OO Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous................. 2.00 Anonymous ".OO In Memory............... 4.M Hines Dry Goods...........10.00 lames G. Rines...............S.OO aine J. Dudley l Mrs. George'Moorc ...........S.M J. B. Terrea, Jr. 4 Family 50 EdE. King.................10.M Grace Marie S.W Mrs. Harojd Kurd......... 5.00 Athenean Study Club 5.60 Mra. J. E. Combs feud Bible Class St. Paul Methodist Church........Itt.M Mr. Mrs. Owen A. B. Robertson............ IS.ea UP, Nwakosli 5.00 Erie D. SeDers Mrs. J. K D. L. Honey Gleaners Class, St Paul Methodist Church..........MM Carl S. Swuhs M.M Mcllwaia Motors tod Employees.................t Mr: K. A. Ray Memory ef Gordon Nichols........... mm NEWS INDEX .Wi OR MCfWN A MCflOHt 4 ID 4 II rom Korea in-the near future and returned to the Pacific West Coast. t will be replaced in Korea by one of two Army divisions now station- ed in Japan. Wilson said the February draft See DUCT, ft- S Center Succumbs Barry Pilgrim, 3-year-old son ot Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Pilgrim, Jr. 1965 Woodard St., died at p.m. Monday in Hendrick Memo- rial Hospital Barry had been under treatment one year at West Texas Rehabili UUon Center for Crippled Chil dren. Cerebral palsy, for which he was being treated, was not relat- ed to his fatal illness. Attendants at the center for crip- pled children said Barry had shown remarkable progress mac had "one ot the, brightest futures of any child hi the center." He was unable to sit or roll over when admitted to the center in December 1SSS, but had learn- ed to walk-and was beginning to talk. He was born in Abilene Dec. t, 19SI. Besides bis parents, Barry survived bj two sisters, Patricia Joyce and Carol Jean, and his grandmothers, Mrs. H. M. Pil- grim of Evant and Mrs. Delia West of tM St. Funeral arrangements win announced by laughter-North Fn- aeral Home. Angeloan Found Beaten To Death SAN ANGELO, Dec. V> Mia. 'annie Shaw, 61-year-old Negro woman, was found beaten to death t her home here Monday after- oon. George Wilson, a roomer in Ibe ouse, has been charged with mur- er. The body was found shortly afl.- ir noon by the 6-y ear-old son at Mrs. Shaw's daughter, Mrs. Rosa Lee Walker. Justice of the Peace 0 L. (Pop) Miller set time, of death be- tween pjn. SowUy and S Menday. v No taken, {torn her pone, ,whka was by' Mrs. Shaw's bed. Appenatiy, Boteiasvwas lea, police said. The body was foend leaning against tte foot at the bed and aD'btews were cat. centrated on the left 'side et bice. Justice Miller said she had struck five times. Mrs. Walker told police she tried to contact her mother by am. and continued ahoei BOOB, when she had the front screen door cut open to admit her son. He reported there wu a body in the and Walker summoned Gaines Henley, Sao geto, who was passing by the BOOM, to Investigate. Be verified the child's report of the body and officials were notified. The front door of the three-room frame house was locked from the outside with a padlock and other doors were Iqcjud from the inside. Wilson, charged with murder at t pjn, Monday, will be taken to Austin by Texas Ranger Ralph Ko- hatsch Tuesday, morning far t detector test. Wilson was picked up (or ques- ioouig after the death reported. Unemployed at: present, Wilson formerly worked at a Saa cafeteria: He had. Bred in the Shaw ouse two months. Fnaeral for Mrs. Shaw are pending at Fuaar- al Home here. Russia Warns Of Treaty End MOSCOW, Dec. a Russia iaformed U will scrap the British-Sofiet Mu- tual AssUtance Treaty af Utt, a pact that stifl has eight years to run, it ratification of the Paris agreements ta rearm West Ger- many a completed. The wamac came in a tarns! delivered by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gnsrko British Ambassador Sir WilHam HayUr at Soviet Foreign Of- fice. France get a similar aate Inm the Russians laat Thursday concerning a.matrhhn treaty, the Mutual Aid Pact el charged taet "by eenkaf a parttcisMt sa tke Paris in view of the fact British House of already ap- proved the rearming of West Ger- many under the Paris agreements Clear Aaewer spokesman gave no dear answer. Be said the Soviet (ovtrn- rncat considers "the act of ratifi- af the Paris agreements shall cause for dfnounrinf the British-Soviet treaty. (A British in London noted that approval of parts by the Bouse of Commons does art complete Britain's ratification, that the cabinet most lake actioa that end.) Full raifkatioa, at ooerse. eV pends final approvai >y aB U oaUoKs, faroted Park ac conk. Obviously, the meat considers ks pact with ark ale stifi ta force, rer mre tkaa a Mta. Mae. nr beea sssceeaf ver atty rabfleatlea si tmtt Dettvery et Bayter INev. aH at Heaevw to ll'eeal eewea; ;

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