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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas VOL. LXXIV, NO. 1W "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS THAT ELBOW AGAIN McCarthy Illness Little Exaggerated ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING. PKC. S. 1954 BGHTY PAGES IN WE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Se, SUNDAY Ite WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (tt-Sea. Joseph H. McCarthy (R-WU) failed to keep a Cincinnati speaking en- gagement tonight, and his wife ex- plained that his elbow infection "has not cleared up." 'Mrs. McCarthy, reached at the McCarthy home by .telephone, the senator was there and that reports In Cincinnati that he was gravely 111 were "a little exag- gerated." Surprised at Stery "I'm surprised they put out the story they did." she said. John Held, chairman of a committee handling the dinner at which Mc- Carthy was slated to speak, had said Mrs. Mary priscoll, McCar- thy secretary, had told him on the phone thai McCarthy was "grave- ly ill." However. Mrs. DriscoU herself failed to bear this out in tele- gram she sent to the diners. It said simply that the elbow "was not given sufficient time to respond to treatment." For a while tonight there was some mystery as to where Me Carthy was. But Mrs. McCarth: said be was at home. Throughout the evening report ers had knocked on the McCarth) door, rang the bell and tele- phoned, without getting a response Doctor Visited Mrs. McCarthy said the senator's personal physician came to see nun today and had the first chance in several days to examine the el bow, injured when a vigorous handshaker pushed ft against glass table top. "The doctor put his foot -down and said, 'I'm going to take care of you or else.' she related. She added that, "The infection has not cleared up and he shouldn't >isve left the hospital when he did." She said McCarthy is going to some further treatment ol the elbow at home. The Washington Star, in its Sun- day edition, said the report that McCarthy was gravely ill un- founded. Butler Named Demo Chairman NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. If! M. Butler, Indiana com- mitleenion today was elected chairman of the Democratic Na- tional Committee, succeeding Ste- phen A. Mitchell. Butler's election climaxed a controversy among parly leaders. Rep. Sam Rayburn of Texas, in- coming speaker of the House, Wanted to postpone action until early next year. Otfotti IMay Adlai E. Stevenson, presi- dential nominee opposed delay and the decided to go ahead. Mitchell resigned effective Jan. 1 to re-enter private, "law practice. The choice of Butter represent ed a victory for the Stevenson- Mitchell wing of the al though Stevenson had said two other leading candidates Mi- chael V. DiSalle, former Toledo, Ohio, niai-or and price administra- tor, and President James Finne- gan of the Philadelphia City Coun- THE WEATHER or CONMUCSI AB1LE.VK AND VICINITV mornlns ifitli dlmtauhtaf wLnila mil afranuxm. Cooler Stincfiy and Hkh U to 70 degrees. Low Sundar BUM to 56 KUh Monday In TW. NORTH CE.NTRAL TEXAS cloudf Suadiy And Mooday; uri windy Sonday. U'KST TEXAS Partlr efcudj-. and Sandu1. Mon- day. fair anil Panhandle South Plata. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL anil turotaf A.M. TM. 72 M ITEsh and kiw Icmpvratarw tor H bowv rr.i'rd al p.m.: H. and low jear: and K. S'jnstt Intl night p.m. day am. Sunset p.m. ft.iromHrr p.m. 37.94. ReUUvt Kvmlditr al U lent. ci! were equally acceptable to him. Butler was the first member ol the committee to be promoter) from the ranks to the chairman- ship in a and the first to chosen in a contested election is about 40 years. The election came on the first roll call. Unofficially, Butler had 70 votes of the 105 cast. Only 53 required for election. Michael DiSalle, former mayor of Toledo, Ohio, and price admin- istrator, was second with 18. James Finnegan, pcesiurut o. the Philadelphia City Council, re- ceived and Joseph F. Donahue of the District of Columbia re- ceived only one vote. After vote, George Rock, Colorado commiiieeman who nom- inated UiSalle, moved the election be made unanimous. Mayor David Lawrence of Pittsburgh who had nominated Finnegan, seconded the motion and Butler was elected by acclamation. The official never an- nounced. Butler entered politics in 1997 and has held nearly every organ- isation post in the party pre- cinct comtnitteeman, county chair- man, and district chairman, but never served aa state chairman. He was named Indiana's na- tional committecnian in May 1952 for a four-year term. He is a prominent South Bend attorney, is married and has five children. He is a graduate of the University of Noire Dame. Butler is allied politically with the Indiana Democratic faction led by H e n r y F. Sehricker when Sehricker was governor of Indiana from W9-52. As national commitleeman from Indiana, he replaced Frank Mc- Kale of Indianapolis, who led the other faction along with former National Chairman Frank McKirt- ncy. McHale and McKinney were close to former President Harry Truman, while Bu'Jer, Sehricker and the present Indiana state chairman, Charles E. Skillen, have betn close to Stevenson. ABSENTEE DEADLINE NEAR Going Out of Town Saturday! Vote for Senator by Tuesday Are you goinj to be out sf town next Saturdny? Do you want to vote in the election to name a state from the Mth Then you have only through Tuesday to cast an absentee ballot at the office of tin. CtxsUr Taylor County clerk. With the Abilene Eagle Fort Worth Poly semi-final football fame scheduled In Fort Worth, there ls the likelihood that thou- of fans wlU be'out a( town on election day. The absentee ballot Is the (el- ation to their voting problem, Mrs. Hutcheson said only 11 ab- sentee ballots had ben caat ay Saturday noon. Four other tad been given voters and not returned. Absentee ballots may bt cast In her office until dosing Tiiesdav afternoon, or may be mail Uwy are poitmarked prior tb Tuesday midnight. Ttw election Dec. II will a tttocoasr late laaalar Hariajr ladiar. I Cart Lattaf tad Memw ctaUav UtlaW Dan Sorrels of Abitfne, Pal Bul- lock of Colorado City, David Rat- liff of Stamford and Dr. R. F. Watson of Snyder. VAtlCAN GITS 1st COMMUNIST VATICAN CITY, Dee. 4 W- Among the newsmen waiting in the Vatican press office for news is one, from Rome's Com- munist organ, I'UnJU. "As far as said one Vatican press official, "It's the first time a Com- munist ever set foot in here." Granted For County Freeway FOR "Old doOt-exhibited by Mrs: Joe Bowen of Sweetwater are very popular with crowds seeing the West Texas Doll Snow. Mr. and S. A. Kellej- of Merkel found them ptrticolarly interest- Doll Show By BETTY McDEKMETT Xfporirr-fitwt Staff Writer Aa estimated people had paraded through Doll Show at he Woman's Building, Fair Park, by p.m. Saturday according to !he first official count. A partial registry of the crowd gave names signed between ate Friday, several hours atler the show opened, anxi Saturday at i.m. Many people refused to sign ex- plaining that this was their second .ime in and. that they were bring- ng someone else to see the show. Sponsored by The Abilene Re- mrter-News and City Parks and Department, show was attended not only by local >eople, but also by other West Texans and even some from out of state. from Mary- neal. Clyde, Merkel, Big Spring, loscoe, Burkbumett, Conwnche, Sweetwater, Cisco, Trent, Cross 'lains, Rotan, Hamlin, Wichita Falls, Haskell, Big Lake, Tuscola, Knox City, Anson, Goldsboro, Rock- springs, Baird, Stamford, Snyder, Wingate, Hawley, Colo- rado City, Winters, Sweiuon, Jrndy, Coleman, Odessa, P c o s, San Angela, Westbrook, Rule, lew, Munday, Abemathy, Breck- enridge, Brownwood, Eastland, Moran, Albany, Santa Anna, Aus- In, Aspcrmont, Dallas, Denton, Taft, Bishop, Liibbock, Brooke- smith, Hermleigh, Ballinger, Per- rln, Irving, Ovalo, Waco. Junction, nd Windham. Those from out of state repnaent- HURRY! HURRY! SHOW CLOSES ON SCHEDULE AT 9 TONIGHT You have until 9 o'clock tonisht to be one of the thousands who have seen the west Texts Doll Show the Woman's Building in Fair Park. Sponsors of the show seriously considered Satur- day night repeated requests that the show held ow two or three more days. But, Andrew B. Shelton, ex- ecutive vice president of the Reporter Publishing Co. and Scott Fikes. parks superintendent, announced Sat- urday evening the thow will close on schedule. The allow if jointly sponsored by The and City Parks ana Recreation Department, and City Parks and Recreation Department "Arrangements have been made with the dell own- en tc come get their dolls Monday, ao we feel the show must close as Shelton and Pikes said in a Joint statement, "We rtcrft that any may the show. We wish could it open long enough for all to Maybe well another Hsait year, if 4oU twiMrt and doU wust It" ed Long Beach, Calif., Los Ange les, Oklahoma City, Marietta, Okla., Clovis, N. M., BeUflowcr, Calif., Menlo Park, Carjf., eo, 111., and New York City. Santa Claus could have saved himself a lot of letter reading if he had done some eaves- dropping all day Saturday at the Doll Show. Hundreds of little girls painted out what they'd want to find in their stockings Christmas morn- ing and some had'eyas a great deal bigger than the stocking. Moct requeslad was doll house just little-girls sise funiisbwl with a doll bed, dresser, radio, shelves, tables, chairs, telephone, dishes, lamps that turn off and on, and an anniversary clock that runs. And dolls that made them- selves right at Ooa little boy, net intorastod in dolls, thought three little pigs' home and tried ta huff and puff it down to true bad wolf style. The doll fairyland dressed for Christmas complete with lights, trees and candy was created by Scott Fikes, parks superintendent and hia crew and Harvey Bour- land, local decoretor. Woraen 'workers from Vol- unteer Bureau thai will act hosts aad guides at opening at 1 pjn. today are J. B. Fair, Beth Fair, Mrs. Stan- ley Smith, Marilyn Williams, Betty Ross, Sylvia Hamilton, Royce BUckford, Russell Glasser, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Finley aad Mr. and Keith Wright Blending with atmosphere were oa er- gan by members Organ Oub erarything from BeUs" to -April Shawm." Two of the -talked about doll owned by Mrs. Roy Urgeat MerkW aod.tht collKtmi of Mrs. Scarborough. Both were placed far ezkaWt only and net tar etmpeUttaa, Other naticed doUs from praWtat daU coUectioa twin Qaaaa VMbeth daUa, BtUa Xaraan boy wHh -amiiad watabevl han? cut, the with freck- let, his eyiaaapoHly aad Carman Miraada la mlniatun trflaj and Many (Mi brought dotts to ahow aad lameat BKt kaant antarai ing dM..llore on Page 14-A. (Staff Don Hutcheson) 48 Area Bands Given Ratings SO.-M area bands were rated Saturday afternoon and Saturday night as they marched and 'played in the footbajl stadium at McMur- ry College in the Region n march- ing contest et the Unirersity terscholastic League; Judges rated them en appear- ance, ability to execute certain required movements urhile mairch- ing, and on how they played whale marching and executing maneu- vers, Each band had to the work in seven minutes or less. Bands, and their ratings, arc: Class B, from schools with up to 115 enrollment Robert Lee, 111; Moran High School, IV; Roch- ester High School, III; Baird High School, Kate City School, I; Rising Star High School, I; Lo- High School, D; and Eden High School, I. Class A, from schoob with UC to 150 enrollment Rotaa High School, 1; Plains High School, I; Racger High School, n; Albany High School, U; Ruby High School, H; Otona High School, H; Merkel High School, H; Throck- morton High School, I; Junction High School, III; Sweetwater Sec- sad Band, U; Eastiand High School, III; Roscoe High School, I; Crowell High School. I; Ham- lin High School, U; Haskell High School, I; Santa Anna High School, Class CC, junior high schools, orer SM enrollment South Jun- ior High, I; Robert K. Lee, San Angelo, I; North Junior High, U; Rtagaa Junior High, Sweetwater, II; Thouia? A. Kdaon Junior High, San 1. Claas C, junior high schools less BANM, Pate U-A, I NEWS INDEX ucnoM A M............... 14, IT UCTIOM I CMy I......... I i .......t 4 TV ucnoKC ncnoH 11 II 11 14 la 1C I 4 f U 14 IT It 01 Robbing Gas A small girl was inspected of robbing the cash register of tie Onyx Service Station at SMI South First St Saturday afternoon. Hub ETUS reported to police that SS745 was mi-sing, and cash register was open. Just after a girl, who was 7 or i years old, went into toe station while the car she got eut of was getting gasoline. Bob Gather, station attendant, tried to catch Ua car, but lost it near Sayles Blvd. Evans told police that there were a maa, wom- an, a small boy and a baby in in the car, in addition to the girl. Postmaster Diti Al Fort Worth FORT WORTH, DM. 4 W-Fort Worth Postmaster Dudley C. Jer- nlgin died unexpectedly today at hij home. A veteran of more than 4t years ia the postal service, Jcrnigia be- came postmaster in June after acting in that capacity for almost three yesrs. He filled office of postmaster when J. Edwin McXea resigned in Before that, Jernigia was in charge of the Fort Worth in- spection division for four yean. 120-Day Put on Money ByGEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer The Texas Highway Commisison Saturday annronriat. ed to build 22 miles of four-lane eipreSwayia Taylor the right-of-way is acquire? to- cally and furnished without cost to the state- ,._.Tke order passed by the highway commission states. This order shaD become operative upon acceptance by the' appropriate officials of Taylor County and if not accepted within 120 days hereof shall be automatically cancelled." This means that if the commission is not riven official assurance within 120 days that the necessary right-of-way- SiLH appropriation wifi be can- celled for Taylor County. The money would then be spent- elsewhere in the stale and Tayor County would have to await some future appropria- tion before U.S. 80 freeway development counld be con- tinued. The new appropriation for U. 8. I freeway covers the area from Pioneer Dr. west of Abilene to the completed overpass that straddles the Taylor-Nolan County line. The highway department now has right-of-way deeds or condem nation rights to an of the right-of- way sa Precinct 1, which was fuv anced by bond issue vot- ed by the precinct ta October, IMS. No right-of-way has been __ quired In Precinct 1 other than O.S of a mile at the county line far the overpass west of Trent, Special Meetiig CanX A special meeting of the Taylor County Commissioners Court' has been called for 10 a.m. Monday to determine what should be done about financing Precinct 1 right-of-way. Precinct I Commissioner Sufc Tittle tt Merkel said Saturday ha would pot mitter op ta the ether of court M a affair. When, the mmmiisiroen tM bond election in Pre- cinct 1 in IKS, Tittle declined an offer for Precinct t to at included ta the election, wfth sufficient xmds to be voted to buy all of right-of-way through the coun- ty. His reason tor opposing the election was that in USX when U. S. expressway was first mentioned Taylor County commissioners passed a resolution assuring the State Highway De- partment that Taylor County would furnish the right-of-way." _ At fatst one other commissioner agrees with him. Prednct 1 Commission J. T. Mc- Miilon of Lawn said Saturday, "I guess that the resolution we passed in Taylor County to furnish the right-of-way. McMillan agreed with others that "certainly would to see Taylor County lose He made the furthxr point that 'toil amount of money "would create a lot of good jobs for a lot right now when are hav- ng to find work to supplement heir incomes." Tittle said that U a bond were called In Precinct s today te finance the expressway rigbt-of- way he not ft would carry. Merkd By-Pan -The people of Merkel want the be said, "but they are bitterly opposed to the by around north of Merkel." (Present pJ.ns tar FKUWAY, ff Cekt. M Duster Chokes Off Heal; Peak Set for Month A chilly duster roQed down on, Abilene Saturday night choking out the hottest Decembo day OB rec- ord here, Brunt of the BrriaiuBrt black stonn hit at pan., pushed by gusts, Viability was cut to half a Hot sent mercury up to a at de- At San tt ttgiuet of any weather report- ing to the nation. AbttiaVa cambar was m an Bat St dast (tarn raged Panhandle and Texaa during the ifliinneii gramllnf planes at Borger's eSy airport aaa canine commercial airliners pass over Lobbeck, Sweenrctar. Sayder and N jr. A Pioneer agent seal Saturday afternoon's Sight from NJC. to AbUeo. was forced to By bam Fa, N. M. A Reporter-News pho- tographer, scheduled to ntan by from a Lubbock football game, stranded. At loot two private from Dallas to Lubbeek Same were, forced to return to AM- lew. Pioneer pinnnjin cam-, ing from Dallas were taken in an airport limousine their deatino at Sweetwater and Snyder. Host of the flights through AM- toe Had been completed before the dust storm hit here. A flight from Dallas Lubbeck that arrived here at p.m. was cooUnumf aa dust at Lubbock had dmimsshad by: that Pioneer expected to return to normal Sunday maratac, agent said. Boring- the afteraoaa vWbility gat down low ooe-slrteenth of a mile at and Dafcart was reported by weather bu-' to be near Tare it Visibility at Labbock bad dropped to as low tfaree-quar- of a Winds and dot to hang oc- Sunday morning bat dbnjniik Sunday afternoon. THERE'S A REASON Goodfellows- You Must Fill 11 Little Stockings in One Home! Eleven little stockings win bang empty Christmas morning at Abilene home, H the cannot help. Eleven little children be dis- appointed. And two mothers won't able to explain why Santa Claus failed to slop at their'house. That' Is. it may happen umlan Vite GcodiaUows gat moaey to carry oat Uttir Christmas fccM- t chUaren belong ttvtwo fam- ilies living bt a anaH HeuN tai t AbUeae. Otdut is t, tat youngest T nwoths. The father