Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 166 Associated Press (AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. 2,1954—THIRTY SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONSFINAL
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Winter FronI (hills Texas Down to Gulf
A cold front chilled Texas Thursday but most temperatures shortly before daybreak were above freezing.
The front moved on Brownsvill about 5 am. and was dispersin. fog that had dropped visibility t a (piarter of a mile.
Elsewhere tbe state was under clear skie.s except for spotted cloudiness alorg the coast. .Some light rain fell in the Gulf Coast sections, hut the Weather Bureau .said there w-ere no measurable amounts.
Dawn temperatures ranged from 2h at l.u!)bock to Wi at Laredo.
Foiecasls called for partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures Friday,
An early December cold snap ch.illed wide areas from the Rock-le.s to the .Atlantic Coast.
Snow had diminished over most northern .Midwe.st areas, with flurries reported irom tlie upper Mis-si.ssippi Valley eastward acros.s the northern Appalaehians. The leading edge of the eold air mass moved into the F.a.stern slates.
The colde.st weather extended from Wyoming and eastern Montana eastward into the upper Mississippi Valley. Temperatures generally were in the teens but there were some zero and below zero readings. II was -3 in Helena, Mont,
Clly Misses Firs! Freeze
warm air blow to the body of tbe norther that coasted through here Wednesday morning staved off a freeze and upped chances for an extremely late area “icing."
Old man weather still ha.s 13 davs to keep bouncing off the .32-degree mark if the first freeze mark of Ji»49 is bested. The mercury diiin’i dip below freezing in 1949 until Dec. 1.3, when it plummeted to 22.
The cold front here lost its punch, causing a low of only 36 degrees early this morning.
Cold air on the surface and Overriding warm air caused a condensation of moLsture. forming a thin cluud blanket over the area.
The clouds are due to begin dissipating tonight as slightly warmer weather sets in here. The lov*-' tonight will be 40-4.3 degrees. The high Friday will be about 70.
Tlie w cat her ol »,-.erver making die torci'ast had little hope that ram would fall in the area in the next 24 hours.
Wind.s tcKiay and tomorrow wiU blow lightly out of the .south.
WEIGHTED DOWN—Marine Sgt. B. E. Sales. 236 Sayles Blvd., IS loaded down with part of the record number of to>s given to the Goodfellows the past two days. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson)
3,650 Toys Given; Cash Totals $535
An estimated 3,650 toys were collected in Abilene Tuesday and tVednesday for the Goodfellows.
Capl. H. C. Schryver, who headed the drive, said this year’s total iTKire than doubled the estimated 1,600 collected last year in a similar campaign. He is instructor-inspector of the local Marine Reserve unit.
Twelve Marine reservists and
Army recruiters collected 1,700
toys Wednesday from the south
side of town. The same dozen
workers collected 1.9.30 Tuesday fi' -m the north side.
The toys were taken to the Centra! Fire Station, .North Fourth and Cedar Sts. The toys will be sorted there and distributed to branch stations for repair and painting.
It i.s still possible to give toys to the Goodfellows,^ although the organized campaign is over,
Toy donations can be made by telephoning 2-5921 for pick-up service. Residents also can take toys direct to the Marine reserve headquarters, 1941 South Third St., or to any fire station.
Cash contributions to the Goodfellows can be made at The Reporter - Newvs. Checks should be made payable to the Goodfellows. Latest contributors are:
Previously acknowledged $428,90 Mrs. E. E, Hall 5.00
Mr. and .Mrs, A. C. Hudson 10.00
Hattie Grisham .......... 10 00
Pensadoras Club ...........2.,30
Mrs. C. W. Cowden...........5.00
Vernon B, Cox ............ 10.00
Cngren & Frazier ......... 50.00
Mrs. Lavinia Ward ........ 5.00
J. S. Bradbury ............ 5.00
McCarthy's Friends Try to Kill 2d Count
Pope Pius in State Of Serious Coliapse
BCLLEHN See Story, Picture, Page 2-A VATICAN CITY im — Pope Pius XII is In a state of “serious collapse," a Vatican spokesman announced tonight.
The 78-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church, beset by a recurrence of the hiccup-ing and a digestive ailment that weakened him gravely last winter, took a sudden turn for the worse today.
Warehouse Burglarized; little laken
Gulf Oil Corp.’s warehouse building, .342 Plum St., is the latest victim in a series of numerous burglaries here.
It was burglarized Wednesday night. Loot included $4 to $5 in money • mostly small change) and $12 to $13 in postage stamps, all taken from the office.
There haven’t been any developments in investigation of recent burglaries, City Police Detective Lt. George Sutton said Thursday. No suspects were in jail or being questioned.
A burglar used a crow’bar belonging to the company to pry open a dwr on the west side >f the Gulf warehouse, near the back of the building, Sutton said. A .screw driver was used to force open a desk drawer in the office.
With the crowbar the burglar beat on the office safe, but couldn’t open it. He knocked off two accessory parts of the safe’s hinges.
All the 3-cent postage stamps were left by the burglar, who made off with the .stamps of ’0-cent, 20-cent. 30-cent and 40-cent denominations.
LOOKS OVER SIGNATURES — Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) appears pleased as he looks over signatures on a petition opposing his censure. Showing him the petition is George Racey Jordan of an organization known as “Ten Milion Americans for Justice.” The organization, which seeks 10,000,000 anti-censure signatures, delivered to the Senate petitions which a spokesman said contained 1,000,816 signatures.
HONOLULli uP - Twenty-eight high school students were injured today when a school bus overturned on the island of Hawaii.
WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES
BLACK RIBBON BURLESQUE—
Mon dies in battle to get publicity for burlesque dancer. Page 3 A.
2,000 DOLLS—City pork employes race with time to get ready the 2,000 dolls for the Friday opening of the West Texes Doll Show of Fair Pork. Pag# 8-A.
ABILENIAN TO ANTARCTIC—
Expedition soils for Antarctic with Abilene man oboard. Page 8A. BLOOD BANK PARLIY-Nice-
roguon doctor to attend meeting here of the Texas Association of blood Banks. Poge 1-B.
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Don't Forget Me This Y ear, Mon, 79, Asks Goodfellows
They might be called God’s children because they are known mostly by Him.
Once a year the Goodfellows visit them.
They understand certain things — loneliness, hunger, pain.
Their adults know the look in the eyes of small children when the man of the house can’t work due to illness or injury and he has no money to buy a cure.
They used to dislike December because then their longing in-crea.sed for what they couldn’t have
Trust in Goodfellows
Now they love Christmas, because their trust in the Goodfel-low's is high.
Starlings Return; Police Fire Nightly
Mrs. Berneice Landers, Abilene area .supervisor of the Slate Welfare Department, knows how they feel. She has worked whth them many years.
She knows them as she does her own family. She treats them with equal dignity.
Last year the State Welfare Office certified 261 families for the Goodfellows. Those certified were in the welfare categories of Old Age Assistance. Aid to Dependent Children and Aid to the Blind.
Mrs. Landers doesn’t think of categories.
Instead she told of a 79-year-old man who nas received Goodfellows aid for around 10 years.
cept the Good fellows.
Mrs. Landers told of a family. The youngsters are Aid to Dependent Children cases. There is a father. mother, four little girls and two little boys. The children are all under the age of 12.
The family doctor has said the father will not be able to work again for at least a year due to illness. The father has been ill three months.
The family was so much in need that the children seemed destined to go without toys, new clothes and a Christmas dinner this year.
mother was reticent about contacting the Goodfellows for anything
Missing Youth Back for Date
A 16 - year - old Abilene youth, mis.sing from home since Tuesday, returned home voluntarily early Thursday.
Jack Landrum, assistant Taylor County juvenile officer, said William LeRoy Boothman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Boothman of 1117 Poplar St., made a trip to Dallas.
The youth had left home Tuesday evening in his 1941 model auto purportedly to get some gasoline. While on the mission, he decided to make the trip eastward.
Landrum said the youth worked W’ednesday in a Dallas service station to earn enough gasoline to return to Abilene.
After arriving back early Thursday morning, the youth ran out of gasoline one block from his home, Landrum said. The youth walked the remaining distance.
It was the first such excursion
n I nM. 1 bv the youth, I.andnim said. The
But the famdy had d.gnlty. The
trip other than he “just went.” Within minutes before the youth left home Tuesday, he made a date with a girl to attend a high
AT NORTH JUNIOR
Lone Boy, 25 Girls In New Honor Group
If there’s a battle of th® sexes going on at North Junior High School, the girls definitely have the edge in the brains department.
Of 26 students Initiated into the newly - formed National Honor Society there Thursday morning, all but one were girls.
■nie lone boy wa.s Ray Davis,
13-year-old son of Mrs. Lucile Foster, 1233 North 16th St.
He seemed indisputably to hold the title of highest - ranking boy in the school scholastically.
Members of the NHS must be ninth • graders and have at least two A’s for every B grade, with no C’s. They must also be outstanding in leadership, character, and honesty. Principal Malcolm Anthony explained.
It is the first chapter to be organized at a junior high school in Abilene, he said. South Junior will organize later this year.
Although only ninth - graders were eligible for initiation this fall, eighth-graders will be eligible for next spring’s, Anthony said.
Jim Millerman, president of the ; Abilene High School chapter of the I NHS and a star football player, initiated the new members at a cere-, mony at North Junior Thursday morning.
Miss Sarah Price ia sponsor the North Junior chapter.
New members, whose namea
were announced at the assembly include;
Earlene Abbott. Jo Ann Boyd Lynda Bright, Barbara Brown Betty Jo Gregory, Mary Ann Her rington, Eleanor (Bunny) Hutchison, Brenda IngaLsbe, Mary Ivey, Pansy Johnson. Judy Jones, Shirley Luna.
Linda Marshalls, Gale Moore, Gaile Phillips, Mary Sue Robin.son, Monica Sherriff, Judy Showalter, Karen Slaton, Nelda Stroud, Janice Stuart. Joy Terry, Jan Wayte, Gloria Webb, and Linda West.
New members will hold an organizational meeting |ater to elect officers.
Solons Debate Gen.Zwlcker Abuse Move
BULLETIN WA.SHINGTON Ul^-The Sen-ate today tabled the second censure count against .Sen. McCarthy. This Is the charge that McCarthy “Intemperately ahiiiiHl’ Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker.
WASHINGTON im — Senators waging a rear guard fight in behalf of Sen. McCarthy tried today to kill the second of the censure counts against him—that he “in-temperately abused" Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker.
Sen. Bridges (R-NH), who was on the losing sided when the Senate voted 67-20 last night to condemn McCarthy for “abusing’' his colleagues, moved to table the Zwicker charge.
Debate Allowed Ordinarily, such a motion is not even debatable. However, Vlct President Nixon ruled that in this case an hour’s debate was allowed .since the unanimous agreement under which the Senate is operating provides for an hour’s debata on all motions.
There have been plain indications aU along that the Zwicker count lacked the top-heavy support given to the first charge.
And, quickly after Bridges made his motion, Sens. Saltonstall (R-Mass) and Aiken (R-Vt) told the Senate they would vote for it. Both were on the majority side in last night’s 67-20 vote.
Before the Bridges move. Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) made another attack (Ml Son. Flanders (R-Vt). author of the original censure resolution.
Demand on Flanders
Jenner demanded that Sen. Flanders state whether he had “associations” with Harry Dexter White, Frank Coe and Harold Glasser.
All three are former Treasury Department officials who have been accused in congressional investigations of Communist links. Atty. Gen. Brownell said last year that White was a Soviet spy.
Jenner, his voice rising to a shout, demanded also that Flanders tell the Senate whether he gave money to the Institute of Pacific Relations and whether he discussed the censure resolution with Owen Lattimore, controversial Far East speciali.st now awaiting trial on charges of perjury in denying he had followed the Communist line
Jenner said Flanders should “placé in the hands of the Senate your entire correspondence" with Lattimore.
Flanders sought to reply but Jenner refused to yield.
Jenner also singled out for criticism Sen. Edwin Johnson ID-Colo), a member of the censurt committee.
Jenner offered an amendment to the Zwicker count in order to get the Senate floor.
The xtarlinas are back on T-P l.avMi, and the City of Abilene’s pr.i'nnial warfare to make them iecl unwelcnme ha.s re.sumed.
I’fihiemen are Bring 12 - gauge shoUun.s each evening into the tii'ps where the birds roost.
'i'iu'v hope thi.s will frighten the feathery visitors, although Abilene’s experience doesn t provide imich encouragement.
The pesky starling.s soil automobiles parked along North First St. They mess up other near - by property.
City Manager Austin P. Hancock said' Thur.sday he will advise p.iliee Chief C. Z. Hallmark to have the officers shoot the guns into the trees at a later hour than now. He said he will also recommend shooting Roman candles.
“I feel the police are shooting U)0 tarly in the fvening, Uiox9
it's dark enough to frighten the birds,” Hancock said.
The nightly gun - firing has been going on .several days. Many starlings have been killed. There are still starlings a - plenty in the trees
Early each morning the birds fly away to the country and to the lakes Late each day they return to their roosting places on T-P Lawn.
F'or years the city has been struggling with the starling problem. Shotguns, Roman candles, and even imitation owls have been tried.
The imitation owls, put in T-P Lawn trees two or three years ago, drew a figurative laugh from the starlings. Nd, fooled by man-made devices, the birds frequently perched atop the “owls" — and even de.secrated thcusL
Mrs. Greta Johnson, welfare' except a few toys, worker, visited him recently. ! The visiting welfare worker nolle told her simply, “Don’t let! ^‘ced how hard it was to keep the the Goodfellows f o r g e t j children in school, The girls had me this year. It's the onlv; only one dress each, and the boys time of the year I get anything had only one pair of trousers each, brand new.” When the welfare worker men-
Needs Bedding tioned the possibility of getting a
The old man needed some sheets pair of socks, the mother became and blankets. He asked Mrs. John- excited.
son to look at his bedding. The mother’s eyes glistened
This year an Abilene service j when she thought about getting-— club will wrap up sheets and i in her words — a “new store -blankets in brightly colored paper : bought dress.” for the Old Age Assistance recipi-1 Mrs. Landers told about an Aid • ent, who had no one to turn to ex- j jq the Blind case.
The elderly blind man and his : wife have no children. The couple’s | blind pension is small — just an average of $44.21 a month.
But the man and his wife must live. They must pay the rent, utilities and buy food. Goodfellows aid j will be a God-send.
508 Families Helped Last year the Goodfeliows helped 508 different families, representing a total 1.747 different individuals.
The aid went in the form of toys, clothing and script for groceries. The breakdown: toys, 334 families representing 1,535 individual; clothing, 190 families representing 523 individuals; script for groceries, 361 families represent-! inj iBdivfriiiiii i
school football banquet Thursday
The youth’s mother said Thursday morning the plans for the date were still in force.
Council of Churches Names New President
BULLETIN See .Story, Picture, Page 17-B BOSTON iF—Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, a leading Presbyterian churchman and an eloquent spokesman for Christian unity, was elected president today of the nation’s largest religious organization, the National Council of Churches.
A cordial, scholarly man, Dr. Blake has been a major figure both fai his own church and In the inter-denominational Christ-Im novemenl lor a decadt.
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LONE WOLF—Ray Davis, 13, left, only bo^ among 26 North Junior High Schol students initiated into the National Honor Society Thursday morning, gets his certificate from Jim Millerman, president of the Abilene High School chapter. Miss Sarah Prict, sj;K?nsor of the North Junior chapter, is at center. (Staff Photo)