Abilene Reporter News, December 24, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 24, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas MILD Sbflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS .T FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 188 Afwocimttd Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS PRICK DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC WRAPPINGS OFF TONIGHT Gifts Await Hospital Patients Bj PHYLLIS NIBLIXG Reporter-News Staff Writer Santa has been making daily calls at the Abilene State Hospital all this month, in spirit, if not in person. He has travelled in private car; and in trucks. He has arrived ii brown-paper-wrapped parcels post marked from all over the state He has been at ward parties am around the Christmas trees undei which are gaily wrapped gifts for each patient. Most of all, he has been in the hearts of the people who have senl presents in his name. Friday evening the wrappings PiusXIIAsks Blessings On Leaders VATICAN CITY WV-Pope Pius XII. from the "loneliness of suf- fering" today gave his Christmas greetings and blessing "to all peoples, to their ralers, to those who bear the responsibility of the world's destinies." "To all of said the ailing 78-year-old head of the Koman Catholic church, "may the mes- sage of the goodness and peace of the son of God-made man reach eut." The Pope's words maintained un- broken the" long series of. annual Christmas pleas for peace which he has made since he became head of the Church in 1939. Earlier, the Pope received the Christmas greeting of the College ef Cardinals, presented this year by its dean, French-born Eugene Cardinal Tisserant. Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican did not make the traditional call in a body to express season's greetings to the pontiff. This was done in their name by two of their Casimir Papee, representative of Poland's government in exile, and Vladimir d'Ormesson, French am- bassador to the Vatican. Officer Santa Is Still at Work SOUTH BEND, Ind. inas shoppers who violated traffic regulations here today got tickets from Santa, and there was nothing jolly about thsm. Patrolman Michael Santa was on traffic assignment for the South Bend police. will come off the gifts under thi trees. There will be at least one gift for every one of the patients at the hospital. Without the help of their man fortunate fellow Texans, more than 800 patients might not have ha anything, except for a sack o fruit or a piddling little "rememb- rance." 300 Send Gifts More than 300 clubs and individ uals have sent gifts to the hospital William T. Lawler, director of ed ucation and rehabilitative therap- ies at the hospital, said. Of these, about 75 were in Abi lene, but many came from all over the state. One music publishing firm in New York City sent candy bars for the Christmas morning treat. Patients will have their annu: Christmas Eve program in the chapel Friday evening. Afterwards they will go to their wards for another ward program and the Christmas tree. Saturday morning, each patient will receive a sack of fruit, nuts, and candy. Christmas dinner wil be served at noon with all the fix- ings. Clive Pierce, special service teacher at the hospital for the pasl three and a half years, was hon- ored during the carol program in the chapel Thursday evening. He was presented a gift from co- workers in appreciation of his service which has included work with the Christmas program and other volunteer work. He is retir- ing to take office as Taylor Coun- ty school superintendent. All sorts of organizations, in- cluding people of all ages, have joined together to take the term 'forgotten patient" out of the hos- pital's vocabulary, Lawler said. Women Len4 Home demonstration clubs, women's and civic clubs, church groups, and youth organizations lave all contributed. "It would be impossible to name ill the groups who have .awler said. Many donors of gifts remained anonymous. Many others not only brought gifts to the hospital but gave parties for the wards and lelped decorate Christmas trees in :ach of the 32 wards. The state makes no allowance or Christmas presents in its kimpy allowance, which can ac- ount only for patient's welfare. For this reason, many of the patients in state hospitals are ntirely dependent on the public or gifts. And a gift at Christmsj, even the smallest gift, can make See SANTA, Page 3-A. I ONE IN Harold Shanks is spending his first Christmas in 10 years at home in Abilene. He served seven years in Trieste, and then was sent to Korea, re- turning to the U.S. in June of this year. He and his wife, Gianna, whom he married in Italy in 1949, and their daughter, Ellen Joyce, are visiting his mother, Mrs. H. B. Shanks, 873 Cedar St. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson) Wife Get Hungary Asylum BUDAPEST, Hungary W-Hun- gary announced today Noel and lerta Field have won political asylum in this Communist country, which imprisoned them for five years as spies. This latest development in the ives of the American tral figures In one of the cold war's greatest international ras disclosed in a communique from the official Hungarian News Service. It said: "Noel H. Field and his wife, Herta K. Field, American citizens, asked for political asylum from the ...AND AN ANGEL OF PEACE Santa Claus Is on His Way With Presents for By HAL BOYLE NORTH POLE off! Santa Claus is on his way at last! The jolly old saint and his fa- mous reindeer are zooming through the Arctic skies right now, heading for the American border. He'll reach it tonight. The northern lights switched on to a clear steady "go ahead" signal. And the Royal Ca- nadian Mounted Police sent Santa this "We are clearing all air lanes in your path, old boy. There is no ipeed limit for you tonight. The iky a yours. Go as fast as you Good Sled Piled High And Santa needed that wide clear road in the sky. For his big red lied was piled so high with gifts k overflowed. It looked like a fly- Ing hayrack as it raced through Ihe crisp cold air. "Oh, dear, oh worried just before the takeoff. "I to hope none of these presents fall out and bean some poor inno- cent rabbit down bslow. I believe this must be the heaviest load I've bad in twenty years." "What is he fretting Whispered Donder to Vixen. "He's enly riding in that sled. We have it pun it" laughed to hard the beue Ik banms tinkled in mny. music. And all the other reindeer laughed, too. Just ther: Mrs. Santa Claus came running out waving a long piece of paper. "You almost forgot your list of good she said. "Never said Santa, "I don't need it. This year I am going to give a present to every little boy and girl, good or bad. The bad ones will feel sorry then, because they know they don't deserve a nice present. It'll make 'em try harder to be good next year." "That isn't according to Hoyle." said Mrs. Claus, who likes to play bridge. "But it does make sense, you old soitie." Whip-Crack Away Santa stood up to crack his whip in the signal to be (iff. But then he heard a small voice cryfag: It wax Cluny, Santa's favorite little elf. The other elves gossiped about Cluny and uid she was clumsy at making toys. But Santa Big Spring Negro Airman Stabbed BIG SPRING ID-A Negro air- man was stabbed to death and another was arrested yesterdey after a fight at Webb Air Force Base which officers said stemmed from an argument over an alleged debt. James Knox ef DOM Palace, Calif, was killed. Under was knew it was only because she was so young. He liked her because she had a good heart. said the tiny elf, holding up a small shiny figure. "What's this? What's grumbled Santa. "You're too late. My pack is already loaded." "It is only my present to the said Cluny. "I made it at night in my by myself." Santa took the little figure from her hands. It was a beautiful angel with butterfly wings and a robe of purest white. In her hand the angel held a small magic wand. Angel ef Peace "It k the angel of ex- plained Cluny. "Why, said Santa. "This is better than all the other gifts put together. I'll see that your angel waves her wand for one day at least over every home in the land." And he picked up Cluny and gave her a big whisker-tickly kiss on her cheek. Then he picked up his long whip again and cracked it sharply in the frosty air. "Ho, ho, ho, here we he roared. "Ho, ho, ho! here we The eight reindeer leaped for- ward and the big sled began sliding through the snow. Faster, tester, faster, then they were off the ground and into the air. Santa was on his way. And to- night, H you jo to bed, he will come to your bw'se, wherever you are. government of the Hungarian Peo- ple's Republic. The Hungarian eminent has granted the asylum." American diplomats had no ad- vance word. They learned the news from correspondents. "I really cannot could I said a spokesman for the American legation in the absence of U.S. Minister Christian M. Ravndal, who is on leave. Field, a former U.S. State De- partment official, and his German- born wife were released Nov. 17 af- ter serving five years in Hungarian prisons on spy charges. American diplomats in Budapest have seen them only hours after the Hungarian govern- ment announced they were freed and all charges against them dropped. The two Americans then entered a Budapest hospital for treatment. They askd to remain in complete privacy. The U.S. legation said it did not know the Fields' exact whereabouts or plans. The couple made no move to apply for new passports or renewal of their old ones. To Open Meeting WASHINGTON Moral Re- armament, an international move- ment designed to remake the world by improving moral standards, will open a 10-day assembly here next Tuesday. THE WEATHER US. IIZPASTMECT OF COMHEBCX WEATHER BTJBEAO ABILENE AND VICINITY clear to partly cloudy, continued mild this after- noon, tonight and Saturday. Colder Satur- day nljht. HUH temperature today low tonight 40, Saturday 65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy through Saturday, a litUt colder extreme northwest late Saturday. WEST TEXAS: Clear to partly cfeody through Saturday......... Panhandle and c EAST AND SOCTTT CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy In aorta to cloudy at south through Saturday. No Important chanm. tEMPEIUTCaUSS Tnnri. P. X. Fri. 4. M. 61 44 62 46 65 45 65 45 59 44 51 49 45 43 Hurt and low temperature! for 14 Intn ended at a.m.: H IM a. SB-Met lUM P.m. Su-rka, toshr Srnnet tonlfiit p.m. Baronxttr rtadtet; at a.m. X.M. mM. BeMtn America Begins, Yule Celebration DANGLING FROM CRANE Abilene to Get Yule Tree 100 Feet High Construction workers on the Cit ZC-KS National Bank building hav a Christmas gift for Abilenians After Friday curious passers-b will find the construction worker gone from the building site a North Fourth and Cypress Sts. Bu not wishing to disappoint anyone the workmen will leave a Christ mas and 100 feet in the air. The tree will be hanging from the 100-foot boom of the big crane which is being used to erect the steel skeleton of the building. How and Erection Co. of Waco is oper ating the crane. Hugh Beck, construction super intendent for Rose Construction Co said that the tree would be braced with a steel bar and hoisted int the air by the crane. It will ham from the jib head at the top o the boom. The size of the tree has no been revealed, but Oliver Howan Citizens National Bank vlce-pres dent, stated that he thought would be at least 10 feet high, I will be put up Friday night. Rose Construction workers wll (put for the holidays Thursday nigh and return to work Monday morn- ing, Beck said. Steel workers will work Friday Goodfellows Gets Christmas Eve total for the Good- eliows was Newest contributors include: A friend.................t S.OO Ctiy Street Department 11.15 Hardin-Simmons Student Council 51.15 Carson Walker 1.00 Plowman Electric Co....... 10.00 Frank Hunsaker Jr.........15.00 Irs. C. E. Fulwiler 5.00 and Mrs. Si Addington 5.00 nonymous 5.00 .Irs. Henry Leach............2.00 'reviously acknowledged TOTAL: Ike. Mamie On Holiday AUGUSTA, Ga. Ul President lisenhower settled down in Mamie's Cabin" at the Augusta National Golf Club today for 11 ays of work and relaxation. The President's holiday program as not been announced. He and Irs. Eisenhower will not have leir three grandchildren with lem for this Christmas. Maj. John Eisenhower, the Pres- dent's son, is stationed at Ft. ..eavenworth, Kan., and a White louse spokesman said he and his amily are not expected to come East this year. There will be a Christmas party ere though, centered around a 15- oot balsam being rushed South jom Pittsburgh, N. Y. Clyde is, an attorney there, said ames C. Hagerty, the President's ress secretary, gave him an mergency order for the Christ- mas tree last night. After an afternoon on the golf ourse yesterday after his arrival, le President planned to spend most of this morning at his desk. Brings Santa to Party SEOUL Claus swapped is reindeer for a U.S. Army hell- opter to bring Christmas cheer o 200 orphaned victims of the Ko- ean War. But it was hard to tell who had le most youngsters or ic American GIs who tossed the ig yuletide party (or the Bukhan an orphanage iwir Seoul recently, he party was typical many Korea. and return to work the following Tuesday. Malcolm Meek, president of Citi- zens National Bank, Mid that he was "very proud" of the work accomplished by the workers and that if good weather continued the steel in the main building would be up some time around Jan. 20. NEWS INDEX SECTION A SECTION t Visitors Chriitmat Carol History Abilnx Hittfials Church SECTION C News Comics SECTION 0 Sports Radio. TV Form 10 I..11 BOY GOING HOME Good Deeds Mark Christmas in Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texans. with the help of some out of state folk, camt up with Texas-size assortment of Christ mas good deeds Thursday. In placet like the McLennan County jail, the Fort Worth but station, a San Antonio Army meet hall and a West Texas dotiiaf store, people left their usual rou Ones to do something special for the holiday. n In Waco, policeman Sain Fuller Jr. got County Judge Nash Oliver to free Bobby Smith, jailed after his auto broke Fuller's lef last I> ember. Smith, father of six, was sen- six mouths for negligent driving. He had served 30 days. Idaho wheat farmer A.L. Ander- son joined well-wishing Texans in Fort Worth ir. seeing that Leroy Fitch, !8, gst back to his Nebraska tome in time for Christmas. Fitch, who spent his nights last week in the county jail after run- ning out of money, had a new shirt, new socks, a fresh haircut, a cleaned and pressed suit and spending money when he boarded a bus for Nebraska with a ticket supplied by Anderson. Fitdi ran away from home earlier this month. Odessa merchants left their busy counters to operate the store of Richard Pendleton, a clothing mer- chant in the West Texas oil center who died Wednesday from auto crash injuries. Pendleton's one man store was full of Christmas merchandise witk no one to sell it when the business- men heard about the situation and about Pendleton's widow and three children. They worked ic shifts, running Pendleton's store and in some Friends Replace Burned Belongings SCRANTON, Pa. UK Fire de- troyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hughes and their nine hildren in nearby Hassle yester- ay, but they'll have a happy Christmas just the same. Neighbors provided temporary ousing for the Hughes today and ivic and church groups headed a rive to get clothing, home furnish- ngs and other needs. their old customers to shop at PendletoB's. At San Antonio, a Banior, He soldier was lonesome firs Christmas away from home, bi because of him there'll be a ha pier Christmas for 41 orphans. PFC John Pekly invited an phan to hare Christmas dinner with since Army rules allow one fuest per man in the mess hall. The idea sounded like a food ie to 41 other members of the and Army Medical Depot. Each Invited a guest from Ella Austin or St. Peter's and SI Joeeph's each chipped la money far presents for the kids The party is scheduled for noon Christinas day. C-Cify Farm Pair Robbed, Bound; Three Hen Held COLORADO CITY ItV-An elderly couple wen tied up and robbed at their turn home near here last night, and an hour and a half later, officers arrested tluee men Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Sterin said hree men wearing masks forced their way into their home at fun- point, and lea after' tatinf a shot- gun, a small amount of cash and some cioHimg. MJJ. Sterin a he recognized one. Three Colorado City Nefroes were picked up. The sheriff said the loot was recovered. WEATHER RIGHT FOR CAROLERS Mild weather, with a low of about 40 Friday and t high of (5 Christmas Day, been forecast for Abilene and vicinity. Clear to partly cloudy sloes should encourage Christmas carolers, and tiie comparative- ly warm weather Saturday morning will allow the young- sters to make for the Christ- mas tree with no more than a pause for robe and slippers. Thursday high was M, tal- lowed by a low of 41 early Fri- day morning. SAFE HOLIDAY URGED Cops Crocking Down On Dogs, Fireworks Dogs running at large, firing of BB guns and exploding fireworks -all these will be under strict police control, C. 2. HaHmatt Christmas Eve. "Several children have beei Ki- rn ki the last several the chief reported. "The idea because one has paid tax on his dog and has a tag does ot permit the dog to run loose. utside the owner's premises the Jog must be handled on a leash. "The fine is a day for each violation." The selling or exptodinf of of any :jnf in the city oc uy ktnd ta the dtj onttuioe, Htikaatt mmd. 1 k- He said that chfldren should be careful about and where they dis- charge "BB" or if fUM. Parents are responsible for eMldren's acts. A fine ef on be im- posed. Chief BaDmait said he had re- ceived several eompJanjti of boys firing guns ant oat panes and plate glass windows. Most offenders raafe from I U II years "New families have moved into Abilene and may not know about these state and city be said. is to ttan, aad they wffl see thet they an Skiers, Bells Participating In Pageantry By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In song and story, and in tht warmth of the heart, Christmas has come again. As in bygone years, the occasion will.be observed in many Ihe carols, the brilliant decora- tions, the sparkling trees, exchange of gifts, the warm handshake. As usual, railroads, airlines, but companies and automobile associa- tions expect a big last-minute rush of people wanting to go back home again for Christmas. All pub- lic transportation lines have sched- uled extra equipment. One disappointed grandfather likely will be President Ei- 'Hit grandchildren won't be able to be with him and Mrs. Eisen- hower, who are spending the.houV days in Augusta, Ga. The grand- children are at Ft Leavenworth, Kan., with their parents, Maj. and Mrs. John Eisenhower.: J: However, Mir i.' Eisenhower's mother Mrs. John S; Doud, of Den- ver, and a number, of friends and associates will spend Christmas at UK Little White House. Highlights of other Christmas ob- Krvances: Hot Springs, candlelight procession down a mountainside wili followed by the 24th an- nual pageant in a natural amphi- heater. Flvt thousand spectator! are due. groups of bell ring- ers will tour Beacon Hill. They will ring Christmas carols on English land bells cast in Whitechapel foundry, London, where the. Lib- trty Bel! was made. This event was originated some is years ago by Mn. Arthur A. Shurcliff. One froup taking pert this year will up of her grandchildren. Sun Valley, ban- red ikien will race down Dollar fountain on Christmas Eve in a pectacular torchlight procession. Elkhart, thousand church iMlr members join in the second earfi Parade of Carolers through M heart of the city. The carolers, lad in old-time costumes, also .ravel by bus to sing at homes of shut-ins. Syracuse, N. Y. Onondaga xwnty Masons are staging hight- r this week in downtown Clinton qnare a pageant depicting the irth of Christ Carville. 325 leprosy atients at the Public Health Serv- ce's Hospital wfl Ipiit on their an- ual nativity play, to be followed y various religious services. Bethlehem, huge lighted cross has been erected atop South fountain at the edge of the city. tiousands of visitors .have come to the city nightly to see it, as well as other elaborate decorations in the city. Rodantbe, N. folk i the Outer Banks, an Atlantic arrier, reef, have their celebra- on on Old Christmas or Epiphany, an. 6. Just before then Old Bull, villager wearing a papier mache lead of a bull, goes around bellow- ng to the children they had better good for Christmas. Albuquerque, N. M.-Neighbor- wods throughout the state outline Tat pueblo-style rooftops, side- alks and curbing? with luminance sacks with sand in bottom 5 support candles. Lodgepole, Neb. Mr. and Mrs.. rnest Wickard are displaying r their annual Christinas nativity cenc, of handmade figures and uffed animals, for" the sixth year, he farm home Is visited by ban- reds of spectators, and donations for the March of Dimes are ac- cepted from the Cillers. "Let'i make an 'oncakm Help Bond BEING STAR, Dec. S4 Hot pancakes wffl help the Rising Star fildcat Band to-toot two new ban mm. The Band Boosters Club, of which McDonald is president, recently MM worth e( at e Tin sapper, bdd at fee Otj hufldiaj, wae M cstfs pw ;