Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 58
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ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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MRS. RHODA MILLER DECK . . . education spans nearly half-century
RETURNS TO INDIAN WORK
College 'Grind' (overs 44 Years for New H-SU Grad
By STUART CHILTON
Next Monday night a dream that began 44 years ago will become a reality.
The dream belongs to Mrs. Rhoda Miller Deck, 1342 Vogel St. Mns. Deck will receive her bachelor of science degree from Hardin-Simmons University at the school’i graduation exercises next Monday night.
Mrs. Deck began her college education in 1910 at what was then called Simmons College.
School Has Changed
"The school and Abilene have certainly changed from those day*. Why. then I bet there weren’t a dozen houses between the post office and the college,” she says.
Mrs. Deck recalled during her first year in college she milked two Jer.sey cows. The milk was for the members of the girl’s dormitories.
Simmons College of 1910 was far different from the school of today, Mrs. Deck recalls.
"There were «ily two or three buildings on the campus. One of them was the Science Hall. Of course it has been remodeled since then.”
The former LouLsianan continued her schooling until 1913 wtien sh3 went to Co mission work with an Indian tribe near El Paso.
Life With Indians
Since that time Mrs. Deck has spent the greatest part of life teaching and administering to Indians in Texas and the Southwest.
Prior to entering Simmons College in 1910 she taught for 10 school years at Dudley. Eula, Clyde and Fair Oaks.
Mrs. Deck wouldn’t reveal her age but did give the clue that she was born either on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1.
"We didn’t have any clocks In our home at Sabine, La. A train u.sed to pass our home about midnight each night and its whistle
was our clock,” she said.
"My grandmother claims I was I born before the train whistled, but my mother said I wasn’t,
"That’s one reason I don’t tell my age. There’s a whole year’s difference.”
Mrs. Deck recalled that she had courses with Dr. Rupert Richardson, H-SU president emeritus and professor of history.
One of Iwr favorite professtH^ was Dr. J. D. Sandefer, who later served for a number of yaar* as president of the university.
As for dates—"'niat was no problem although we had certain times we could go out. and you had to make good grades in cw-der to go out with the boys.
"We usually went into town on an electric street car and we felt like we were doing wonderfully well riding that street car.” Returned in 1947
Mrs. Deck returned to H-SU in January 1947 and completed one more semester of work. Then this summer she returned for her final two courses. She has also done work at the University of California, the University of New Mexico, and Flagstaff Teachers College.
Part of the delay in Mr*. Deck obtaining her degree was due to a portion of her grades and records being destroyed in a fire at Hardin-Simmons.
Mrs. Deck has three children, two daughters and a son, all of whom reside in California.
"School today is much easier— teachers don’t require as much as they use the veteran teacher said.
Following her graduation Mrs. Deck will return to her life-long worit—working with Indians. She will return to the Hopi Indian Reservation near Flagstidf, Ariz., where she will not only teach but sew, cook and nurse America’« vanishing race.
NEW DELHI, India. Aug. 16 ilPi —Portuguese forces today shelled and recaptured the fortress of Tir-acol from Goan Nationalists who seized it yesterday as part of a campaign to merge Portugal’s enclaves on the sub-continent with India, press reports here said.
The New Delhi newspaper Statesman said the Portuguese forces steamed two miles off the coast in the Indian Ocean in a cruiser and bombarded the fortress for 90 minutes before sending a landing party of 120 men ashore in steam launches to take down the Indian tricolor and raise once again the flag of Portugal.
The report did not mention damage or casualties.
Seizure of the historic fortress yesterday by Goan Nationalist "volunteers” was the only successful feat of a long-heralded march on the territory of Goa and other Portuguese enclaves in India. Other marches on the territory fizzled, and the small groups of demonstrators — many (rf them teenagers and unwnployed from Bombay—were easily picked up and jailed by (Joan police.
Diplomats here at the Indian capital credited advice to Prime Minister Nehru’s government by American and European countries —especially Britain—with exerting an important restraining influence on the march on Goa.
The view Is held in almost all diplomatic quarters here that India .soft-pedalled the demonstration because of unexpectedly critical world reaction to the much-heralded march, timed to coincide with India’s seventh independence day celebration.
House Outlaws Reds; Senate Passes A-Bill
Murder (ase To Grand Jury
CLEVELAND, Aug. 16 If»—His suntan paled by 16 days in county jail. Dr. Samuel H. Shepard left his cell on $50,000 bond today whiit six men >«nd nine women grand jurors begkn hearing charges that he killed his wife.
Scarcely noticing the crowds of curious, and silent to questions frwn a crowd of repwters, the 30-year-old osteopath climbed into a green cwivertible which his brother. Dr. Richard N. Sheppard, drove to their parents’ home.
Police have taken ovw Dr. Sam’s own big white house on the Lake Erie shore in Bay Village where Mrs. Marilyn Sheppard, 31. was battered to death in her bed early on the morning of July 4. Her husband has said the crime was done by a bushy-haired intruder who knocked him unconscious.
DOESN'T PAY TO EAT FAST
DES MOINES. Aug. 16 (#> — Wayne M, Murrow of nearby Bondurant was fined $50 here Monday after Patr(rfman W. B. Sawhill advised the court Mur-row was eating watermelon a* he drove at speeds up to 60 miles an hour.
AFTER McCarthy hearing
Senate Cites New Yorker For Contempt of Congress
WASHINGTON. Aug. 16 l#»-The Senate tonight cited Corliss Lamont. wealthy New Yorker, on contempt of Congress charges.
The 71-3 roll call vote followed hours of debate in which Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) denounced the son of the late Thomas W. Lamont, while Sen. Langer (R-ND) defended Lamont as "an underdog” despite his riches.
The contempt citation was based on Lamont’s testimony at a closed door hearing before McCarthy last Sept. 23 at which Lamont swore that "I am not and never have been a memlxir of the Communist party” but refused to answer many ol McCarthy’s questions.
At the time McCarthy was sit-
House Approves Debt Limit Hike
WASHINGTON LP - The House passed and sent to President Eisenhower Monday a bill temporarily boosting the national debt limit from 275 to 281 billion dollars.
Passage was by standing vote of 193 to 31.
The Senate pa.ssed the bill last week.
ting as a one-man quorum of his Senate Investigations subcommittee. Lamont refused to base any of his refusals on the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against compulsory selfincrimination. He based the refusal on a general challenge of McCarthy’s authority to question him.
"Whether he is a rich man or poor man, black or white, on the Senate floor he’s entitled to a square deal,” Langer said in a challenge of McCarthy’s handling of the case.
Langer dwelt heavily on a protest Lamont had sent to every member this spring outlining his side of the case. In it Lamont contended that McCarthy had wirtKi him on Sept. 25, informing him that his scheduled appearance at a public hearing in Washington on Sept. 28 was being postponed. But, despite this, Lamont’s letter said, at the Sept. 28 meeting McCarthy called his name, and when Lamont did not answer ordered the New York writer's closed door testimony made public as a step toward the ctwitempt action.
McCarthy insisted these were "misstatements.” He said the telegram postponing a public hearing of Lamont was sent, but that Uie subcommittee staff had toid La-
Vote of 305-2
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 fAP) — The House voted by a whopping 305-2 margin today to outlaw the Communist party, calling it “an instrumentality of a conspiracy to overthrow the government.”
The only “no” votes were cast by Representatives Burdick (R-ND) and Multer (D-NY). Both said they are opposed to communism. But Multer said he is against outlawing any political party and Burdick said he felt Congress was treading on dangerous ground “by making unlawful what a man may think.”
Sped through the House under a suspension of the rules that allowed fast action, the bill also takes away from Red
Spolly Rain Falls in Farflung Area As Heat Continues
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Twnperatures over Texas eased slightly Monday as rain and thunderstorms hit widespread parts of the state.
A utility company in northeast Texas reported high winds tore down signs and antennae« and uprooted trees east of Marshall about 5 p.m.
To the south, the weather bureau was watching a weather formation in the Gulf of Mexico, similar to
Atomic Measure Goes to House
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (AP) — The Senate tonight passed and sent to the House a compromise version of the controversial atomic energy bill, preserving for five miur« years the government’s control of most atomic patents.
The approval came on a 59-17 roll call vote, after only minutes of mild discussion in marked contrast to the period of bitter debate which had locked Congress in debate for days.
Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), vice chairman of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, told the Senate the compromise measure continues the government control of patents closely affecting the public interest for the five-year period, and also sets up provision for private enter-
that allowed fast action, me mii aiso takes away irom tvea- m the Guii ot Mexico, similar lo nhtLin iu nwn r>atentc after that neriod
dominated unions the rights other unions have under labor ?rm?^he comnromL'^ d«ia
It differs from a billi which was shot through thej Senate with an 85-0 vote last Thursday in that it carries no penalties for individuals who are active Communists. |
The Eisenhower administration opposed the Senate provision for fear it would upset other laws set i up for national security and per-i haps make propaganda martyrs out of individual Communists.
Senate and House versions must now be reconciled in a conference, with the administration’s weight on the side of the House.
Republican congressional leaders with Atty. Gen. Brownell sitting in, agreed on what they wanted during a White House meeting this morning.
Rep. Halleck of Indiana. House Republican leader, said Brownell would have preferred no legislation but would not oppose the House bill.
The House members, like hie senatM-s, showed overwhelmingly they wanted to take a vote striking at the Communist party.
Both the "no” voters are lawyers but have little else in common.
Burdick. 75. describes himself as "always independent in politics.”
Mitchell Names Ike In Contract Deal
CHICAGO, Aug. 16 m — Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell declared today President Eisenhower personally ordered the award of a contract to a syndicate in which one of the President’s "closest friends” has an interest.
He said the contract was for providing electrical power for a new atomic energy plant at Paducah, Ky., and was 90 million dollars higher than that offer^ by a rival syndicate and 140 millions more than TVA would require to supply the power.
Mitchell said the President’s role in the atomic power controversy "is s«nething that really needs investigating.”
The Democratic party leader did not identify the friend, but his office later said he referred to golfer Bobby Jones.
In Washington, James C. Hag-
to try to bring such influence to ^ Directors of the Southern Company,
"Before all this conversation In the press during the last several days about my connection with the thing and while the President was considering and acting cm this proposal, 1 would be very much surprised if he was even aware of the fact that I was on the Board of
because he and I have never had any ccmversation about that fact.
"Most emphatically 1 want to say I have never at any time had any ccMnmunicaticm with the President or anybody else in the government abcmt this so-called Dixcm -Yates proposal, either direct or indirect.
VOTE SET AUG. 28
Violation Charges Spur Runoff Roce
always inoepenaeni m white House press secretary,
Muiter, 53, and from Brooklyn, comment to make
the House he is a long-time foe
of communism, but is also againsi outlawing any political party.
The bill says the Communist party shall not have any of the rights, privileges and immunities granted to lawful organizations. Nor would the Communists help themselves any by changing their party name, for the bill also lays down the
on Mitchell’s charge.
At his home in Atlanta, Jones said Mitchell’s remarks "are utterly ridiculous and without foun-daticm.”
"I res«it any implication” the golfer said, "that the President would be subjected to such an influence and I resent the implica
u * thM nri.« i tion I would be foolish enough
same bar to successors of the present party.
Rights Removed The righU thus removed would include the right of the party to enter candidates for political office.
One of the 305 "aye” voles was cast by Rep. Walter (D-Pa), who said the measure was "not good legislation.” He added, however, that outlawing the party "is the proper thing to do,”
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Both candidates for governor battered each other Monday with charges of law violation.
Gov. Allan Shivers in a statement at Austin said Ralph Yarborough is "violating the laws of Texas” by promising state j<rfxi to persons in return for their support.
Yarborough renewed his charge that state printing contracts have been awarded a publishing concern controlled by the governor’s family "in spite of a constitutional prohibition."
Three rtate senator* allied pdi-
mont in a telephone call that he could, if he chose, appear by that date to “purge himself” of contempt.
"We gave him from Wednesday until Monday, this man of great wealth, this apologist for the Communist party.” McCarthy said.
He described Lamont as "this man born with a silver spoon in his mouth” who, the senator alleged. has "done more damage to this nation” as a writer than any other man of wealth with the exception of Frederick VanderbUt Field, another New York left wing writer.
McCarthy had questioned Lamont in an investigation ol alleged communist infiltration of the Army. McCarthy contended then that some of Lamont’s writ-ittgs were being used as texts in the training of Army Intelligence officers.
Report of Bloody Arm in Car Trunk Starts Area Hunt
I Report by a service statiwi at-I tendant here that he had seen a bloody arm dangling iron the trunk of a car set off a hectic car hunt Monday night.
Odis M. Springer, attendant at a service staticm at 2609 South First St., made the report. He said a late model car carrying four men stopped at the station about 9:35 p m. Monday.
After asking the distance to El Paso and for a map, the car left. Springfield said he saw a "bloody arm” dangling from the trunk as the car sped away.
Three Abilene police cars, a Texas Highway Patrol Unit, and the Merkel city constable took part in the serach.
The car had not been located late Monday night.
Group Studies Means For Unity of Faith
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EVANSTON. 111., Aug. 16 If» -Delegates took a look today at the earthly machinery designed for developing unity of faith among widespread members of the World Council of Churches.
A plan of organization was proposed by the Rev. Leslie Codce, secretary of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, on behalf of the WCC’ Committee on Structure and Functiwiing.
To Stay Same
Hie Rev. Mr. Cooke toW 1,000 dflegatec and consultants in Northwestern University’s McGaw Memorial Hall that no change were recommwided in the Council’s con-.stitution adopted at Amsterdam in 1948.
Thus, retention of the board of
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six presidents, none of whom may be re-elected for a second successive term, was proposed.
The Assembly, first held since the organizing session six years ago, will discuss the structure and function committee report tomw-row. A vote on adoption of the report will be takm Wedneeday. clearing the way for election of officials who will serve until the Third Assembly.
Hickenlooper termed the compromise decision—which
tin effect adopts both Senate and House provisions which originally had been viewed as in conflict—“a sincere attempt to lay groundwork to see what happens when we turn good American ingenuity loose.”
Good SafegBRrds He said H contains "good” safeguards for the public interest. He said the Senate-House conferees amended the measure to give what some senators had demanded as stronger language to assure that public bodies and cooperatives would have prior claim on the purchase of surplus electrical energy created by the AtMnlc Energy Commission.
During the day a Senate-Housa conference committae had reached a quick compromise m the bill. The first compromise arranged on the legislation was accepted by the House but rented by the Senate last week as teoding to tncoiirafe monopoly.
The House accepted tlw flrst compromise but the Senate turned down a provision providing for nui-mal 17-year patents, renewable for the same period, on civilian nuclear power developments. Senate conferees were instructed to put back in the bill a provision requF-ing 10 years of compulsory patent sharing, on a fee basis, as <»ig-inally voted by the Senate.
Rep, W. Sterling Cole (R-NY), chairman of the Senate • House Atomic Energy Committee who ia leading the fight fw normal patents on atomic developments, told a reporter he believed most House conferees will continue to oppoet the Senate propoeal.
Solution of the deadlock. Colt said, "depends up<m how unreasoning” Senate negotiators might be.
Gore for Sharing
Sen, Gore (D-Tenn), leader ot the Senate fight for patent sharing, said over the weekend he would make another fight of it if the conference committee doesn’t provide an acceptable patent sharing provision. He expressed hope that other sesnators who supported him earlier feel as he do«».
Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), a Senate crmferee, said he thought the new negotiations could be ended within a few hours if C<^e ia not too "detennined.”
tically with Yarborough said they were asking other legislators to back them in a demand for a special session "to investigate thoroughly the letting of state contracts to a printing company in which the governor had an interest.”
They were Seqs. Kilmer Corbin, Lubbock; Andy Rogers, Childress; and Doyle Willis, Fort Worth. Their statement said that Shivers had shared “in the proceeds from state orinting contracts” and that they considered a special session “an absolute necessity.”
Shivers had this to say about Yarborough:
* "In every town to whi<* he goes, my opponent is peddling promises of appointments to state offices, and in so doing, he is willfully violating the laws of Texas which prohibit Candidates from promising such rewards.”
Yarbwough referred to statements in which he said Shivers claimed he had sold all his stock in the company before he became governor and that he has had no connecti«! with the company since that time.
Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said laet week he invesUgateidi the printing contract matter and "there is nothing wrong with It.”
Littla Girl Starts Big Polio Campoign
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CHURCH LEADERS AT FESTIVAL OF FAITH — Heads of the World Council of
Churches stand in the center of Soldier Field in Chicago where nearly 100,000 peopl« assembled for the Festival of Faith. Left to right: Rev. Dr. W. A. Visser t’Hooft, ge^ eral secretary; Dr. Marc Boegner of France, president; Bishop G. Bromley Oxnai& of Washington, D. C., president; Archbishop Athenagoras, Greece, president; Dr. G.K^ Bill, Bishop of Chichester, who took the place of the Archbishop of Cantohury, wiwi was ill; and Bishop Eivind Berggrav of Norway, president.