Abilene Reporter News, December 22, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, MILD Che Abilene EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 186 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22. 1954-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Jealous Suitor Frees Girl After 24 Hours -TD O THEY RE4LLY DIG THIS Bobbins, 4, Sondra Hampton, 12, and Ken Mc- Clure 3 patients at Bonham Rehabilitation Center, break ground for the new center the Taylor County Society for Crippled Children. Helping them are Shelly Smith, director of the center, behind Joe, and Ken's father, R. D. McClure. (Staff Pho- to by Don Hutcheson) WITH 3 SMALL SHOVELS 3 Little Patients Turn First Soil for Treatment Center Three little children with three j little shovels turned earth at 4600 Hawthorne St. in southwest Abilene Wednesday morning and officially broke ground for the new West Texas Rehabilitation Center for Cirppled Children. The stars of the morning's per- formance were Ken McClure, 3, Sondra Hampton, Bobbins, 4. They had every right to be the ones to do the honors, for all three are patients at the center sponsor- ed by the Taylor County Society for Crippled Children. About 150 persons were on hand for the ceremony. Among those present were chil- dren from the treatment center now located in Bonham School, members of the society, represen- tatives of the civic groups and organizations which have contri- buted man power and fincial sup- port to the center's operation. Officials on Hand Representatives of the three col- leges, county and city governments were also on hand. Also present were many of the people whose donations have made the center's building possible. Invocation was given by Jimmy Allan, 12, another patient at the center. Allan Baird, president of the so- ciety, as master of ceremonies, recognized the official representa- tives and individuals present who have helped initiate this new proj- tct. He pointed out that this start was made possible only by the ef- forts and contributions of many individuals and clubs. These include. Abilene Junior Service League. Abilene Rotary Club. Abilene and Key City Kiwan- is Clubs. Exchange Club, Civitans, Jaycee-Ettes, SPEBSQSA, the VFW, and many others. Baird also paid tribute to the Abilene Reporter-News, radio sta- tions KWKC and KRBC-TV. Success of undertakings such as the center can be attributed in a large measure to the wholehearted and enthusiastic support of these civic-minded organizations, Baird said. Donated Receipt of three additional Christmas gifts for West Texas crippled children in the form of three checks from Humble Oil and Refining Co., Citizens Na- tional Bank, and the Farmers and Merchants National Bank were an- nounced by Baird. J. C. Hunter Jr., speaking for the community at large, spoke his appreciation for the center and what it will mean to Abilene and this area. LAD OPENS MEMORIAL FUND WITH FROM ALLOWANCE Jimmy Allan asked a blessing Wednesday morning, and by all the laws known to men and angels, he should receive it. The 12-year-old patient at the Bonham Rehabilita- tion Center asked the invocation at groundbreaking for the new center of the Taylor County Society for Crip- pled Children. While the ceremony was going on, Jimmy, who gets around in a wheelchair, passed a note to Walter John- son, chairman of the center's building fund. In the envelope was a note and a S5 bill, which Jim- my had drawn against his allowance. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allan, 1649 Marshall St. It was the first contribution to the Barry Pilgrim Memorial Fund, which staff members. at the center started Tuesday after the death of a 3-year-old patient. The note? It read simply: "In Memory of little Barry whom I loved very much and wished so very many tunes was my little brother, I present this humble gift." Hunter pointed out that Abilene noted for its progress, eviden- ed by such things as the develop- lent of its livestock and agricul- ure industry, its mineral re- ources, its churches and hospi- als, and now by the addition of udi a "wonderful facility" as the enter. He called upon the community o give continued support in both anpower and money for this new reject. Dr. Jack Estes, president-elect f the Taylor-Jones Medical So- iety, said that the medical society lanimously and enthusiastically endorsed the program of the Tay- lor County Society for Crippled Children and the West Texas Re- habilitation Center. Doctors on Panel At the present time, the Medical Society provides a staff of 14 of its members who constitute a panel for medical advice and direction of the operation of the center, he said. These doctors receive no com- pensation for their services, he said. Dr. Estes pointed out that the See CHILDREN, Page 5-A, Col. 3- Dividend, 2nd 2-Week Bonus Voted by Bank A semi-annual dividend to stock- holders, and a Christmas bonus to personnel were announced today by the Farmers and Merchants National Bank. The announcement came in a Joint statement from George S. An- derson, chairman of the board, and Walter Johnson, president. It followed a directors meeting held Tuesday afternoon. The board voted a 4 per cent semi-annual dividend amounting to 80 cents a share. It will be paid on Jan. 1, 1955, to shareholders of record Dec. 23. All officers and employes were voted a two-weeks bonus. It was the second such bonus voted this year, making a total of an extra month's salary paid in 1954. "The Farmers and Merchants has enjoyed a very fine the joint statement said, "and we are grateful to those customers and friends who have given us the op- portunity to serve them." FLORIDA CHILLY Winter is Wintry Across New England By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today was the first day of the winter season and it felt just like winter in wide areas in the eastern half of the nation. A northeast snowstorm which whipped across New England left more than a foot of snow in some sections. At least 12 persons lost their lives due directly to the storm. Falls in Maine measured up to 16 inches, while a foot was reported on Cape Cod. Light snow or flurries were forecast for New England during the day. There was slight warming in the Florida area but it was another chilly morning in the northern third of the state with tempera- tures is the low 30s. It was not 10 warm in Miami, with a low of Trio Charged With Looting Men's Store Complaints were filed for burg- lary against Gilbert Anderson San- derson, Robert Ray McClelland and Jackie Wayne Blankenship in Justice of the Peace Henry F. Long's Court Wednesday. They were not in custody but the police department said they would be apprehended in Dallas some time Wednesday. Bond was set at for each of the three men. The 42nd Dis- trict Court in January will investi- gate the charges. The complaint alleges that on Nov. 24 they forced open a rear door of the Taylor Men's Shop at 717 Legett Dr. and made away with 40 suits of clothing, 19 sports shirts and other articles valued at about City Police Det. Captain W. B. McDonald, Texas Ranger Jim Paulk and B. E. Taylor, operator of the Taylor store, were expected to go to Dallas Wednesday to get the men. Big AFB Runway, Apron Inspected Winds Whip Ships, Dikes More Real Service To President Asked WASHINGTON Bl Sen. Duff (R-Pa) says Republican congress- men must give President Eisen- hower "more than lip service" if they want to re-elect him in 1956. 586 FAMILIES HELPED Goodfellows Hit New High For Spreading Yule Cheer Goodfellows closed their toy tore Wednesday with word that hey had broken all their.previous ecords for spreading Christmas cheer. Summing up showed that they had helped 586 families with eith- er food, clothing, or toys or all hree, in inany cases. Those figures represent fill- ed stockings for kiddies on Christ- mas morning, Mrs. Louella Wayte pointed out. This is the fifth year that the I've seen in the 18 or so years that I have been working with the she said. She start- ed working with them before her Jan, marriage, incidentally, and ?.er 15-year-old daughter, helps out at the store occasionally. Last year's total was 438 fami- lies with children, she said. Current campaign represents an increase of 148 families and 350 children. This is the fifth year that the Goodfellow Toy Store has been in operation. Mrs. Wayte scd Mrs. George J. Martin, a volunteer worker who represents the Com- munity Welfare Council, were among the first to start it and have i. 'ough the Goodfellow campaign each year. GifU Received Mrs. Berneice Landert, another longtime volunteer at the had some, more acknowledgments ,o make for gifts. These included boxes of toys from Hendrick Hospital, several Abilene High School home rooms. South Junior High School, Harrell Barber, the AHS Eagle Band, Y-Teens, and a Hardin Simmons University chapel service, which also produced new clothing. Canned goods were sent by Cub Scout Pack 6. the H-SU Student Center, and Bonham School stu- dents. Customers and employes of Tri- angle Supply Co. purchased worth of dolls, footballs, games, and other toys Tuesday. Participating firms included Jones Equipment Co., Baash-Ross Tool Co., Rheay and Reynolds Drilling Co., F. J. Saddler, Miami Operating Co., Roy Parnell Truck- ing Co., Carl Fields Testing Co., and Western Mud Co. The Cactus Lions Club, which has helped out in many phases of the Goodfellow operation, sent in to the fund Tuesday. Ed Dressing is club president. Fifteen members of the Junior Red Cross Tuesday delivered gifts and new clothing to 33 elderly people in six rest homes anc clothing to 110 elderly people a private homes. Mrs. B. C. Hill wai chairman of the project. New contributors include: Anonymous .............-.___ 5.00 Anonymous ...................5.00 Anonymous...................5.00 Anonymous 10.00 and Mrs. E. F. Shotwell 10.00 St. John's Day School Kindergarten ...............6.00 Miami Operating Co........100.00 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Ayers 10.00 E. Dodson 2.0fl Mrs. J. F. Brooks 10.0C Mrs. T. E. Kuykendall 10.00 Mrs. Fannie Humphrey......5.0u First Methodist Gleaner's Class............10.00 Sarah, Mike, and Roy L. Duke 25.0( In memory of Dr. W. R. Snow 5.00 Anonymous...................5.00 Anonymous...................5.00 Anonymous...................5.0C Mrs. E. B. Rea 10.0C Western Cottonoil Co. employes 149.66 University Baptist Fisherman Class 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coleman ICO.Oi J. W. Reid 5.00 S. C. Herring 50.01 First Christian Bacoii Bible Class ............16.9 Cactus Lions Club......... 150.01 Mrs. EIna Landers ...........5.1 Previously acknowledged Total: 44 early today after a high of 60 yesterday. It was around freezing at Daytona Beach. The caol weather in Miami brought a rush of buyers for oil, gas and electric heating units. Firewood sold as high as a cord. Snow flurries fell from the Great Lakes region and the upper Ohio Valley eastward into New Eng- land. Light freezing drizzle and patches of fog were reported over the middle and upper Mississippi Valley. Coldest sections early today were in the eastern Great Lakes and upper Ohio Valley with tempera- tures in the teens or lower. Colum- bus, Ohio, reported a chilly 8 above, one of the lowest marks. New York had 24. Members of the Corps of Engi- eers and the Eighth Air Force aison office in Abilene conducted n inspection of the landing strip, unways and a portion of the pron of the Abilene Air Force ase Wednesday. The inspection was preparatory o acceptance by the Corps of En- Sneers of the more than million by Texas Bitulithic Co. for lie largest single contract let OB ie million air base. Those expected to make the tour include Lee R. Wilson, project en- ineer with the Corps of Engineers or the Abilene project, Col. Jack rown, Eighth Air Force liaison fficer and Dwight Morgan, super See Story Page 13-A LONDON Ufi Hurricane winds nd mountainous waves hammer- ed shipping in the North Sea today nd raised grave fears for 40 men board two stricken vessels. Dam- ge ashore, too, was heavy, and a ew dikes gave way in Germany and the Netherlands. Of a dozen ships in trouble of arying degree, the Bel- ian freighter Henri Deweert and ie Swedish freighter Pe- ra appeared hardest hit. Nineteen men were aboard the Henri Deweert, which radioed she vas sinking and unable to get her ifeboats off in the churning wa- ers of the Terschelling Island area sff the Dutch coast. Several ships were driven aground by the winds, ranging up o 112 miles an hour. One of these, he Panamanian steamer Gerontas, was refloated after ew hours on a sandbank of the River Clyde near Glasgow. Others reported such mishaps as snapped anchor chains. At least six dikes.along the low- ands of the Netherlands and Ger- many were reported breached, flooding relatively small areas with salt water. Scores of persons were moved out. jsing engineer for Texas Bitulith- Million Plus The Texas Bitulithic Co. contract the first let for the air base onstruction. The original contracl ailed for slightly less than mil on in work, but specification hanges pushed .the total abovnd a. TESfrERATGKES Tart. T. 11. Wed. A. M. 63 S3 a X X Si 31 69 31 X 53 3 47 34 43 W 54 37 58 34 Suuet Lut Hunt p.m. Sunrne today a.m. Suutt tonight p.m. Barometer rtadtef at ?JB. 1847 B4MJM tauttil? a-.m Ijm. U Man Going To Mental WAKE FOREST, N.C. HI A ealous suitor who had held bis irl friend at gunpoint in a textile mill here for more than 24 hours eleased her this afternoon and ave up to police without a strugr le. Graham Timberlake, 31-year-old extile worker, turned Jessie Eliz- beth Davis. 30, loose shortly after p.m., to end a day and night f horror during which she didn't now at what moment the derang- ed man might send a bullet rashing into her. Timberlake was spirited out of e mill by officers and rushed to Raleigh. Miss Davis was taken away from the scene immediately an automobile by members of er family. She was unharmed. End of VlgU The long vigil ended when offi- ers showed Timberlake official apers commiting him to a North Carolina mental hospital. The com- mitment papers were signed by 3r. C. T. Wilkinson, Wake Forest shysician called in by the girl'i amily, and Dr. George W. Corbia of nearby Rollsville. The textile worker had told offi- :ers a short time earlier that he vould surrender the girl when he iw the commitment papers. Timberlake was taken directly to Dix Hill State Hospital at Ra- leigh. The day-long period of terror for the pretty Davis woman, wha worked in the Royal cotton mill with Timberlake ...began at a.m., Tuesday. The 5-foot-Si 130 pound Timber- lake pulled a gun from his pocket and forced her room in the mill. He reportedly was jealous over Miss Davis' attentions o an unidentified soldier. Once this morning Timberlafce umed the woman lose so the could make a quick trip to a rest- room, but during her absence he leld a physician as hostage for her. It was a three-way bargain among Dr. Corbin, Timberlake and tfiss Davis that she return and she lid. Drug Efforts Fall Repeated efforts during the bit- ;er cold night to drug the man hrough food or drink failed. He _. lent his 25-caliber automatic pistol pointed almost constantly at the lead or stomach of the woman. Officers and friends of both Miss Davis and Timberlake crowded around the door of the tiny room and pleaded for her release. From Ome to time Timberlake permitted some of his friends, doctors and Jessie Elizabeth's older sister, Pe- tronia, to enter the room and talk with him. One, Petronia said, Timberlake put his pistol in a pocket, but she couldn't reach him. The man ap- parently had planned his' escapade well and had arranged a barricade of packing cases around the area where he held Miss Davis. Courthouse Closes At Noon Thursday Taylor County Courthouse offi- cers will close at noon Thursday and not open until Monday morn- ing, Dec. 27, County Judge Reed Ingalsbe announced Tuesday. The change was made after coun- ty officials held a conference. Previously the date for closing for the Christmas holidays had been set for .Friday and Saturday. Counting Petitions NEW YORK Wl-Tabulations of petitions against the censure of Sen. McCarthy still continues, sponsors of the drive report. SHEPPARD IN JAIL Chip Wraps Gift for Dad Who Won't Come Home Sec Starr, CLEVELAND W-Seven year- old Chip Sheppard stood a few feet from the Christinas tree in his uncle's home when they told him: "Your daddy won't be home for Christmas." The boy heard the news quietly. Theii he walked upstairs to his room. There, in the awkward fash- ion of youngsters, he wrapped a lift for hii father, Dr. Samuel B. Sbeppard. The gift will be delivered to a cell in county jail where Dr. Shep- pard has been confined since July 30. Dr. Richard Sheppard, oMest brother of Dr. Sam, told how Chip received the news. Dr. Richard said he wasn't tun what Chip had for his dad's Chi mas gift but thought "it. was seme- thing he made in school." When he left Chip after the news. Dr. Richard said, the boy "WM plajini witt) Uw dof tar." ;