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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas LIGHT SHOWERS 3-7 toorter T "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS VOL. LXXIV, NO. 187 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25. 1954-EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS EVENING FINAL PBiCE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY JUT 'COOL' THE WORD FOR HIM Gov. Allan Shivers Equals Stevenson Term Record By DAVE CHEAVENS AUSTIN Shivers today tied the record for length of serv- ice as governor, and tomorrow he win have served longer than any other chief executive in Texas' history. Shivers matched Coke Steven- ion's record-breaking term of five years, five months and 13 days as governor. Tomorrow it will be five years, five months and 14 daji and the 47-year-old governor has another full two-year elective term Jan. 18. Shivers may really have set the record today. Death Filled Post Actually, he became governor at that never-to-be-known, exact mo- ment when Beauford H. Jester's heart stopped beating sometime between 11 a.m. July 9, 1949, and 7 a.m. July 10. The late Gov. Jester died in his berth on a sleeping ear somewhere between Austin and Houston. The official records list Shivers as ing become governor on July 10 Cool is the word for the business- like, efficient Shivers v.-ho reor- ganized Texas' expanding execu- tive department and now has it running with assembly-line preci- sion. Shivers is characteristic of a na- tional trend in polities and in the conduct of state government, fol- lowing a pattern quite similar to that of Tom Dewey's administra- tion in New York. To an extent seldom seen in Texas politics, he organized his campaigns down to the precinct level, and he runs the governor's office on the same cal- culating, premeditated basis. Surrounded by Aides Shivers has surrounded himself with a staff of highly-trained, spe- cialized aides. There are now four of them: Maurice W. Acres, a former FBI man whose chief function is help- ing with the clemency load and handling a mass of miscellaneous correspondence. He is oldest in term of service. C. Reed Granberry, former as- sistant to the chancellor of the UniveMity of Texas and parlia- mentarian, of the House of Repre- sentatives for 15 sessions. Gran- berry, a legislative specialist, also helps with all the detail that goes with filling appointments to scores boards and commissions. Former Correspondent Jimmy Banks, a veteran Capito! GOVERNOR ALLAN SHIVERS compared to Thomas Dewey correspondent, who went to thei governor's staff from headquar- ters of the Texas State Teachers Assn., where he was director of publications and public relations man. Banks is Shivers' chief point of contact with press, radio and television and has research and speech-writing duties. Jack Dillard, also a former FBI man and former executive secre- tary of the Baylor University Ex- Students' Assn. Dillard sits behind the desk in the ornate governor's reception room on the second floor of the Capitol, handles immediate and future engagements for Shiv- ers, and accompanies him on many trips. Shivers holds a weekly staff conference with his aides and oth- ers called in from time to time for specific work, counsel, or as- signments. Goodfellows Help Oxer 600 Families It was the day before Christmas Eve and all through the town packages were stowed away in secret places from prying little eyes and fingers. Some of the caches were lavish, some meager. But all bespoke the- spirit of Christmas time and held the promise of happiness in chil- dren's eyes. And perhaps the happiest people to town were the Goodfellows. They had handed out toys until their stocks dwindled down to nothing. They knew that over 600 homes in Abilene would have pres- ents under the tree, and food on the table because of their efforts. Goodfellow operations closed down Wednesday, and Thursday workers were busy trying to count up the results. Letters Still Come In Of course, they knew they hadn't touched everybody. Even Thurs- day a trickle of letters asking help was still coming in. And some let- ters thanking the Goodfellows for their help the only reward they ever get. One 10-year-old boy, whom we'll call Tommy, wrote in with a spe- cial request, which the Goodfel- lows just couldn't fill. "I hate to bother you when I know you are so he wrote. "Or so my Mother says you are, very busy people during the Christ- mas season. "But I want a bicycle so bad that I just have to write you and ask you to please ask Santa Claus if he can bring me one. A two- wheel Please, will you please? "You all gave my mommy a tri- cycle and some toys and a doll for my sister and my four other broth- ers. "If she knew I was writing you, would surely give out with a big old sermon about my knowing better than to ask you this "I know it is very late -now to let (Santa) know about it, but I didn't have a chance of writing you without mommy finding out about it. So, please, will you tell him? I am writing this at school." Well, Tommy, Mr. Goodfellow would really like to give you your wish. But there were so many lit- tle boys who want bicycles and so few bicycles to go around. Mr. Goodfellow had. requests from about 250 little boyi. But only had 19 It was a hard job to decide who would get them. He tried to find out if the little boy would be able to contribute to the family's support with a bicycle or if he had a long way to go to school or if he had little brothers or sisters who would also use the bicycle. The trouble with being Mr. Good- fellow is that his heart is so much bigger than his pocketbook, but his pocketbook rules his heart's de- cisions. Maybe nest year he can help you, Tommy. But, be sure of this, just because he can't this year, it doesn't mean he lacks faith or goodwill for you. Just don't you lose faith in him. Newest contributors to the Good- fellows include: Anonymous 13.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous..................50.00 Exacting Boss who have been close to Mi Shivers agree that the governor is an exacting boss and not a hard man to work for if you know your job and can produce. Shivers has been one of Texas' most controversial governors, and setting records is nothing new to him. He has never been defeated In a political career that startei when he virtually stepped out the University of Texas into the1 state Senate at the age of 27. He was the first Democratic governor in the state's history openly to campaign and vote for See GOVERNOR, Page 2-A, Cd. t Red Party Must Say It's Run by Russians '50 Security Act Upheld by Court Homlin, Afton Men Enter House Race Two men have announced their jndidacy in the race for state representative of the 85th District, the third and fourth can- lidates in the race. New candidates are Onis M. Crawford, 37, Hamlin Chamber of Commerce manager, and Moyne Kelly, Afton farmer-teacher. A special election has been call- ed for Jan. 8 to fill the post left vacant by the election of David V. Ratliff to succeed the late Barley Sadler as state senator. The other two candidates in the race are Cleburne Huston, Stam- ford business man and former newspaper publisher, and Bowen Pope, former state represehtative and former newspaper publisher of Hamlin. Counties in the district include Dickens, King, Stonewall and Jones. Jones County Native Crawford, a native of Jones bounty and son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Crawford of Stamford, has lived most of his life in Jones County. A veteran of World War II, he was a partner in a dry good store and an automobile salesman the past few years be- fore taking the C-C post eight months ago. The Crawfords have two children. Kelly, who has "put his roots down" with the purchase of a farm and home in Dickens Coun- ty, has .never held an elective of ace, but he worked with state schools in an executive position, having been with them from 1942 to 1951. He is also a former su- perintendent of the Patton Springs Schools in Afton. A 1929 graduate of Baylor Uni- versity, where ae received his bachelor of Arts deg-ee with ma- jors in history and civics, he then continued his studies there, re- ceiving his Master of Arts degree f xm the same school in 1930, with majors in business administration ancl supervision. Now 53, Kelly began his teaching career as vocational instructor at the Methodist Home in Waco in 1920, a position he held for four years. From 1925 to 1932, he was principal and recreational director See ELECTION, Page 3-A, k MOYNE L. KELLY KhooUnaa Carver Annexation Delayed for Week C-Cr Many Offices To Close Friday Abilene Chamberof Commerce and most federal offices will be closed both Friday and Saturday. Manager Joe Cooley said that the C-C offices would be closed both Christmas Eve and Christ- mas Day, but will be open again Monday. Local recruiting offices and Se- lective Service will also close Fri- day and Saturday. The Post Office will stay on the job, however, delivering regular routes Friday and making parcel post deliveries Saturday. HOLIDAY PASSED UP FuilMailServicePlanned Hits Peak Anonymous 25.00 V. E. Behrens.............. 15.00 Beta Sigma Phi 10.00 Abilene Mothers Study Club 25.00 S. D. Armstrong 7.50 Lillie Brown 100.00 Harry T. Jones 10.00 Leon Stevenson..............25.00 S. R. Jackson Jr............ 10.00 Auverne and Dickie Hovel 2.00 St .Paul Methodist Morrison- Turnbull Circle 5.00 Anonymous 2.00 Anonymous 3.00 Anonymous 5.50 Anonymous...................5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Bob Park....................10.00 E.C.Nichols................10.00 St. Paul Methodist Ninth Grade Clas 7.50 North Junior High Junior Red Cross 3.61 J. E. Dewal..................10.00 W. T. Jordan................ 10.00 West Central Drilling Co 30.00 S. M. Jay....................25.05 Abilene Truck Terminal 25.00 Mrs. Kelly Polk lO.'OO Rita Barber Mfg. Co.........20.00 William L. Page 30.00 Bailey Lewis ................10.01 Mrs. Bruce Connally..........2.5 ly with its provisions "are ralic as matters of law." He said a preponderance of the evidence supports the Board's Bindings that the Communist party 'is substantially directed, domi nated and, controlled by the Union, which controls the world Communist movement." Judge John A. Danahcr jouwd Judge Prettymah in opinion, but Judge David Baulo dissented, gaying be would vok the oa tfe. fnnadi rf Fifth Amendment SOt terlmiutl This amendment' provides tba no person shall be required to givi incriminating evidence again: himself. In argument before the court las October, John Abt, counsel for the party, said the act makes it unsaf for anyone to "express a view on any subject unless it if anti-Communist." Another lawyer for the party Joseph Forer. said that if the Me Carran Act were upheld by the courts, it would mean "suicide b registration or murder for noi registration. What the Act does IM to drive the Communist party from the market place of ideas.' David B. Irons, Justice Depart ment attorney representing the government, countered that th Act's basic purpose was disclosure of operations of the Communist party. Kenlattw ReaiMuMe He said the government consid en it reasonable "to regulate anc" control an organization found be dominated and controlled b the world Communist movemen dedicated to the furthering of the interests of that movement" Judge Prettyman took up, poin y point, the contentions of the party attorney! that law flo- ated various constitutional guar antees, including the First udge Prettyman wrote. And. added: "It seems clear beyond question at, if the conditions described ia statute do actually exist, the ederal .government has power ta rohiblt within its borders activity of the sort described. It has power require identification of such activities and to impose short of proscription. "If there U a world movement or the destruction of all presently existing national governments and Set COMMUNIST. Pg. 3-A. CoL 1 Fifth Amendments. He rejected each of the arguments. Flnt AncsdiMt The First Amendment guaran- tees freedom'of speech, among oth- er things. "Self-preservation is a high pre- ogatiTe at any sovereignty. Pols Help Youth LOUISVILLE, Ky. (H High school classmates staged a variety show yesterday, charging mini- mum admission of 25 cents, and collected ?OO for Bruce Barton, 17, who was bom without legs. Barton says he'll use the money in enrolling next fall at tht Uni- versity of Louisville. Mutton Divorce LAS VEGAS, Nev. Betty Button's lawyer says she may ob- tain a divorce here tomorrow from dance director Charlw O'Currar. CHRISTMAS DAY... The Beporter-News will not publish editions on Christinas Day. The annual Christmas Greeting Edition will appear on the afternoon of December 24th and will be de- livered to all subscribers, both morning and evening. All employees, dealers, and carriers join in wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! KIT WrTABMKI NewManager Named Here By Foremost Foremost Dairies, which hat been expanding its operations both in this area and in other parts of the nation, has announced a change it managers for the Abi- lene area plant Kit M. Parsons, who has beta division sales manager at Dallas, is taking over here as manager, succeeding J. R. Brant, who if being transferred to Duluth, Minn. Then Brant will be assistant di- vision manager of the Bridgemaa Russell Dairies, Midwest division of Foremost, which has 14 plants. Brant came to Abilene as mana- ger cm April 1. He had been in Dal- where he was in charge tt plant production. Foremost bought out Fangburn here in February, 1946, Tennessee Dairies in September, 1952, Banner Dairies in June, 1993, and Dairies in November of this year. Dec. 1 Foremost also acquired the Slade Dairies in Albuquerque and Sante Fe, N. M. Oscar Williams, assistant mana- ger for Foremost and for- merly with Banner, is remaining hie as assistant manager. Foremost has also announced that it is acquiring control of dairy firms elsewhere in na- tion. It is going to purchase a ma- jority of the shares of common stock: of Philadelphia Dairy Prod- ucts Co., which operates from New fork to Virginia, and tht DIM Moon Foods of Thorp, Wise. Human Chain Helps River Crash Rescue PITTSBURGH W-An lirlintr carrying a of them GIs homeward bound for Christmas-- crash landed to the icy Mononga- icla River last night This morning 10 men wen still missing. EigbttttK-foar of them saved, MOW res- cued by a human chain. TM wreckage was hoisted by a crane and towed to sandbar. There were no bodies, in ft, Walter Ketcbd. superintendent of Allegheny (Pittsburgh) county po- lice said both escape hatches the plane were open but ftt main exit wax locked. The twuMattari DCJ ctartemd airliner was n route from the Newark (N.J.) airport to a Colo- rado and two West Cant fortf. It pancaked Into ttn river IS mOn south'of here shortly before mW- Dight, A tower operator at Allegheny County Airport i twtmta tram ttttCTMh KM-Hid Ik. pilot reported be was out of gas and was "going to ditch." Pilot Harold Poe, 33, of Seattle. Wash., on of the missing, skill- fully guided ite big 'hip to a erase landing near toe-shore. It floated for some 15 minutes, while the men scrambled to the wings. Some went back into the ship for their gear. Then the ship back tato midstream some 900 feet from shore, to aa icy swim to shore ia the It degree chill and of the mat apparently couldn't make it. The liner sank ia (boat 11 het of oily water. Help came fast from short. cuert formed chains to pill the oil-waked men np tht rim banks. Motorists on turned tteir lights on UM nxdrighrirn tht way for tin
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