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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT OR Wn H OFFENSE TO FRIEDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL.LXXIV.N0.168 i.W Press (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Rayburn Urges Delay Naming Demo Head NOT NEAR DEATH Pope Serious, 2 Doctors Soy VATICAN CITY, Saturday, Dec. GOES THE RIBBON As crowds of children strain to see, Sindy Shelton makes the first cut of the ribbon signalizing the formal opening of the West Texas Doll Show Friday. Others who took their turn at cutting the ribbon were -Molly Caldwell (right) and Sharon Shelton Sharon and Sindy are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shel- ton and granddaughters of Mrs. M. B. Hanks, president of Reporter Publishing Co. Molly is the daugnler of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Caldwell. Behind the ribbon cutters are (loft !o right) Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Hanks and Mrs. Caldwell, chairman of the Abilene Park Board which is sponsoring the doll show jointly with the Reporter Publishing Co. More photos on Page 2-A. (Staff Photo by Don Hundreds of Kids See 'Doll Heaven' 4 famous physicians who examined Pope Pius XII said early today he no longer is in.a des- perate condition but still is seri- ously ill. Dr. Luigi Viltorio de Stefano said shortly after he and four other medical experts had engaged in an emergency consultation over the ailing 78-year-old "I believe that he is no more in imminent danger of death." The noted Italian surgeon. Prof. Raffaele Paolucci di Valmaggiore, agreed in a separate interview. Dr. de Stefano said, however, that the Pope barely escaped death Thursday when he suffered a collapse, A brief special bulletin prepared earlier by all five of the consul- tants said a "perceptible improve- U there's really no doll biiwsV as Ihe grown-ups say, at least Abilene has one right here on earth at the Doll Show in the Woman's Building at Fair Park. After four days ol separation, "liitlc mamas" rushed to find thetr "babies" Friday afternoon after Ihe ribbon cutting ceremony. Pink crisscrossed satin ribbons centered with a bow were snipped Ilirce limes, Friday at p.m. by Sindy and Sharon Shelton, grand- daughters of Mrs. Bernard Hanks, president of The Reporter Publis- ing Co., and-Molly Caldwell, daugh- ler of Mrs. Guy Caldwell, head ol tire City Parks Board. Parents of lire Iwo sisters are Mr. and Mrs. A. B. (Stormy) Shelton. Mr. Shel- ton is executive vice president of Show The Reporter Publishing Co., co- sponsors of the show in co-opera- tion with City Park and Recreation Department. Chief wand-waver in creating fairyland for the dolls' settings was Scolt Fikrs, partis superintendent, who was assisted by his crew and Harvey Bourland, local decorator. "Look, Molher, it's dressed for Chrislmasl" eyed miss exclaimed one blue- as she skipped im- Ex-Breck Man Dies in Crash BKKCKENRI0GE, Dec. 3 Seurlock, former res- ident of Breckenridge, was killed Thursday in a -helicjpter crash near Orleans, lie was Hie son ot Mr. and Mrs. John J. Scurlock of Breckenridge. Tlie helicopter was attempting to land in a fog bank which form- c.l suddenly along the Gulf. The plane crashed about IK yards off Ihe beach at Grand Isle, La., which is approximately M miles south of New Orleoivs. others, including the pilot, co pilot and nnolher worker, es- caped the crash with Injuries. The men iilmnrd the helicopter were all employes of the Delta-Drilling Co. of Dallas. Besides his parents, Mr. Scur- lock is survived by his wiie, Mrs. Mnxine Scurlock ot New Orleans; live sisters, Mrs. Martha Wilson of Abilene, Mrs. Tanna Procell nE I'oi-l Arthur. Mrs. Sue McDuf- ly, Mrs, Nita McDonald and Mrs. Mrtrie Hopkins, all of AmarUto; and one brother, J. T. Scurlock of Amarillo. The body being brought to SallerwMte Funeral Home Breckenridge. patiently under the giant candy slicks that mark the entrance. Her doll was somewhere among those figures and she dashed off to find it. Glitter, sparkle, Christmas trees, colored balls, lights, lolly pop tree, stars, tinsle, greenery and West Texas mesquiles resplendent in piriks arid sheens of pa In Is andd sprays set ths fairyland holiday mood and background (or the nu- merous collections. Emily Post was blissfully ig- nored u hundreds of children noioted out. tfafjrfirsl-place Win- ners or. the story book arrange ment of the costumed dolls, the miniature prince's castle with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the .stairway, the old that lived in the shoe and her M children that spilled into the tiny playground complete with swings and slides, the snowman scene, the ferris wheel that really-turns. Earlier in the afternoon, before the formal opening, crippled chil- dren from the Taylor County Re- habilitation Center were .the first to see a doll sell to four local firms fur Tlie doll will be used at the center later. The doll was donated by Mrs. Belle Kimbrough of Merkel, and was purchased by The Abilene Re- porler-News, Citizens National Bank, Farmers anil Merchants Na- tional Bank and West Texas Utili- ties Co., each of whom put in ilitation center, to be used in any way it sees fit. Mrs. Kimbrough 15-Year-Old Negro Admits Burglary Here One burglary, that of the Gulf Service Station at North roth and Pine Us. Thursday night, ,-wns solved with the arrest- of year-old Abilene Negro boy In Brownwood. _ Returned to Abilene Friday eve- ning, the boy admitted the break- in and theft of about from the cash register and candy machine at the station. He showed officers bow he broke into the station. Questioning was continued Fri- day night. Del. Capt. W. B. McDonald said he hopes that one or more addi- tional burglaries may be cleared up through the questioning of the boy, who was put in the juvenile ward of the county jail. He is charged with burglary. The boy's record shows tiat he was taken into custody in April 1933, and that four burglaries were cleared up at that time. He was sent to the reformatory, where he had already been for f. time once ment verified today has conlinaed in such a manner as to permit good hope" that the leader, of 425 million Roman Catholics would survive .this, his most desperate liness. Cmttaata Meet "The consultants met for more iian two Dr. de Stefano said separately. "We have found lim in the best of spiritual condi- tion. I cannot say the same'for physical condition, at least for now. However. I am glad to announce that the Pope is recovery ing very, rapidly. I believe that he u no more in imminent danger of death." This was the separate opinion of Dr. Paolucci: "I have found the Holy Father not at all in desperate condition certainly much different and bet- ter than what I could have imag- ined. I da not; believe that he suffered an internal inujry; in such a case, the pontiff could not hare resisted the attack which hit Thursday. I have hopes that through the appropriate treatment which Pop Pius XII now if re- ceiving, he will be able to recover in good time and gradually re- acquire his forces until recovery is complete." Up Dr. de Stefano said' the Pope's heart was holding up well. :Bam a' yesterday's Thursday's cot could have been fatal. The official medical bulletia fol- lowing of the five was issued 41 after Friday midnight. NEWS INDEX HCTION A SKT10N t-i M, TV STEPHEN A. MITCHELL DONATIONS LAG "We hare not nothing in the the woman wrote. "Please come to visit me so you can see how poor I was." She got her Spanish a little mixed up with her English, nut the mean- ing was clear: she was asking for help from the Goodfellows. An elderly couple wrote, "Will Mitchell Sees Prompt Voting NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3 (AP) Rep. Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) raiseO. his powerful voice tonight to urge delay in the selection of new Democratic chairman but Stephen A. Mitchell predicted Rayburn's proposal will be voted down by party members tomorrow. Rayburn tossed a bombshell into the' battle to fill the post from which Mitchell is retiring voluntarily by issuing a statement urging a postponement. In the statement Ray- burn said: Asks Postponement "U nder all the circumstances, I think it would be better- to postpone the election of a new chairman of the Demo- cratic National Committee until some future date." Mitchell said the announcement by Rayburn, who'is' scheduled to become speaker of the House in the 84th Con- gress, came as a surprise to" him. Mitchell added ii would not alter his determination to leave the chairmanship on Jan. 1. "I think the members of the Na- ional Committee came to New Orleans to elect a new chairman and I believe they will do it." Mitchell told a reporter. Kayburn's announcement after an advisory committee of W >ad reached agreement to toss out Ae so-called "loyalty oath" which ihreatened to split the 195Z conwn- tion. Raybura spoke out after Midwestern caucus of members failed to reach agree-' meat on block voting to support' any ot three leading for Che chairmanship post Poor and III Ask Goodf ellows' Aid SLATS ROGERS Vt.'. LAREDO, Dec. 1 (A-SIats Rog- ers, 67, barnstorming pilot some- times called the "Wilbur Wright of Texas is going to get to fly i jet plane. Recently Rogers wrote Gen. H.R. Spicer, inspector of flight training of the Arr Force; Laredo Air Force Base today an- nounced Rogers will get his wish. On Dec. 7, Rogers, who now lives at ZapaU, southeast of here', will be taken up in a jet wiU be given a chance to handle the controls. you please us Christinas "I've been sick and 1 have six one letter read, "What I like to have it food for Christ- nas." The letters, usually written in pencil, sometimes are addressed to "Mr. Good Fellow." Sometimes it's tors for the kkii the writers ask for. Bqt more that likely, it's for food or clothing If "Mr. Good Fellow" M going to hefe. needs SWJB had hen donated to the GoodieDow fund. Checks be nude payahJe to iad mailed to The Friday's con- tributors were: Anonymous Judy Cynthia Hamilton... ..SOO Anonymous............ Refrigeration Supply and Electric Co..................J.W Mr. and Mrs. Adams.........J.W Traveling Men's Wives Club M.I LaMoyna Wismer............ 160 Euna Dora Andrews......... 5.C2 Previously acknowledged S4SJI TOTAL U going Kids, Page Z-A, Col. 1 4 Solons Hit Checkup Of McCarthy's Mail THE WEATH81 s. BXTASsTNBirr or WKATRI- AHII.KNK ANll VM. MS. IS WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 W A ipecial Senate committee today itrongly condemned a 19SJ check- up on Sen. McCarthy's mail, and Mistrial Ruled At Big Spring BIG SPRING, Dec. 3 (RNS) Judge Charlie Sullivan declared e mist rial and dismissed a dead- locked Jury here Friday in the murder trial of Ray Davis in HSth District Coort. DcvU wax on trial for the second time on s charge of murdering former wife's uncle, Bob Child- en. The jury started deliberating at T p.m. Thursday, retired for the night it 10: p.m. and resumed their work a.m. Friday. At 10 Friday morning the panel sent Judge SaOtysa note that they were stlB to t urged a Justice Department in- vestigation. The Senate cannot act on the committee's recommendation until t returns in January. The committee concluded after a one-day closed door hearing that .he mail check, which is described as a postoffice ircvesl igation tech- nique designed "to aid in the apprehension of fugitives from was set in motion by he nihber-slamped signature of Sen. Kennlngs It said it was convinced this was done without Hennings' knowl- edge or consent. McCarthy wound up the hearing with a "formal request" that the record be sent to the Justice Department, fartci i coottoued out to lunch sod spasi aaotbsr hoar MBMTS- timg uattl them st Darte tear. kU was that (iau to ask MtiTan to reset for awtbtr trial hi Btf Ssriag, ws4 found lulKy of CWld- trs' wbta bore first ta twt JudgmoBt later kf the Court at CrtanuMl Lt. George Sutton went to Brown- wood to bring the boy back here. He had been picked up there on general suspicion, and reportedly told Brownwood officers that he had committed a burglary here Thursday night. The service station was burglar- ized some time between 6 p.m. Thursday night, when it closed, and 7 a.m. Friday morning, when manager E. C. Adams reopened the station. Since the beginning of Thanksgiving holiday, about in cash and merchandise has been stolen in series of burglaries here. Places which have been burglar- ized Include Thornton's Depart ment Store, South Fourth and Oak Sts.; Dewey Collum's apartment, 1417 South Third St.; Neely-Barnes Clothiers, 257 Pine St; Savage- Fislwl clothing store, North Second St.; Landau Courts, S43 South llth St.; Puihandle Service Station, KB Oak St.; Robinson Pharmacy, 3101 South 14th Gulf Oil Corp. warehouse. 541 Plum St.; D t W'Tire Co., in Elm St.; Taylor's Men's Store, 717 Legett Dr.; Veterans of Foreign Wan Club, 230 North First St; and Lewb Cafe, CS Plum St Civil Defense Needs Lots Of Blood, Delegates Told Civil defense needs lots of it, a defense leader stated Friday night. French M. Robertson of Abilene told Texas Association of Blood Banks members that, In an enemy attack, "we estimate that five mil- lion casualties will require TV, mil- lion units of well 'as ?W minion units of whole blood." Robertson is regional, administra- tor of the Federal Civil Defense Administration. He was the main speaker at the TABB's Friday ban- quet. The association is holding a two- day convention in the Windsor Ho- tel. This fifth annual meeting drew 22S delegates from Texas and other parts of the United States. Saturday's session at t a.m. Next year's roeetisj act for Houston. Austin win host the MM convention. after hours. "Thus, it would] take units of blood for he said. The United States now has hospital blood backs and 62 noo- bospilal banks, be said. The Am- erican Red Cross has 46 regional blood centers. Robertson suggested setting up a state-wide blood program in this S-jtate region. Such a program would include: 1. Organisation of existing blood banks and donor center facilities. Maintenance of current rec- ords, and local, of the supply of plasma and plasma expanders and equipment reserves. 1 Provision for emergency ex- pansion of blood banks and col- lection centers. 4. Development of a roster of group "0" individuals as potential donors. Robertson's sneedT bed isi with earlier speeches made Friday. At a luncheon in the Coca-Cola Auditorium, Dr. B. E. Mnirhead of Dallas discussed clearing These candidates are Paul M. Butler, Indiana .national commit- teetnan and reputed favorite ot Michael DiSaDe of Onto, farnfei Toledo noyvt w) minotrator; and James Flnnegan, presMent of the Philadelphia City Council. Mayor David of burgh, the Pennsylvania national committeeman, who has been plug- ging Fumegan's candidacy, said was agreeable to a deli} in said Out so far ht concerned he is wilting to go ta bat on the issue tomorrow. Mttehd Backetf Some individual committee mem- bers said they agreed with Mitchell that the group ought to vote now and not postpone decision. MJtrnefl announced, after the ad- visory raaimiltM meeting that Uat reqolrmg a personal pledg. delegates to support the nittipnsl move that threatened to split the party in lisa-had been abandoned by the group. Sen. Hubert Humphrey of nnota. woe led the fight for the soccalled "loyalty oath" at 1SSJ convention, said that for future an; such pledge "a oat" SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-HEWS A lanky boy climbed Into a flivver and left Abilene to seek his fortune about 25 ago welt, read about him in Sunday's Reporter-News. Read also about and.of Uw men who are seeking the post left vacant by the death of Sea. Barley Sadler. And rock-a-bye-taby new of the, bif Texas Doll Show sponsored by The and dry part, department-will be pictured to UM inimitable style of Staff Photographer Don HntdMaon and written up by the Reporter-News Woman's Depart- ment. You may reserve extra copies ol Sunday's Reporter- with TOOT agent or Marest BtwscUad, tor 19 At AMlemUm a4 Beta a Friday business session. Dr. Jack P. Abbott of Houston was elected vice-president. Dr. Jarrett Williams e! Abilene took over as president, and former vict-prect- dent Dr. 0. J. Wollenmao, Jr. ot Fort Worth became presldent-dtd were Jean Stubhtas of Gtlveston, treasurer, sad jorte Sauaderf of Dallas, secretary. Outgoing pmMent is Dr. C. T. Asnworlh. Defense wwfcer Bobertsem's speech titled '-'Federal OrU Defense Blood mi IXhtfjm Prcgnm." He repoWlkat FCDA "nan an Mi oxiststfl saspilil hi ta eero fst W stated, V all taanHihi tbraoth ;