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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas MORNING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 170 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT (Aft Gen.Senler Here Tonight For Banquet The public has been invited to Join city officials and military men in welcoming Maj, Gen. Os- car to Abilene Monday, Gen. Senter, commanding gen- eral of the Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area with headquarters at Tinker Air Force Base, is sched- uled to arrive at Municipal Air- port at 3 p.m. Included in his will he Airs. Senter and Harold V. Banks, chief. Office of Information Ser- vices, OCAMA. Gen. Senler will speak at a Pearl Harbor memorial dinner to be held in his honor at 7 p.m. Monday night at Ihe Veterans of Foreign Wars auditorium, 2Z50 North First St. Welcome by Llodell His visit is sponsored by the 9815th Air Reserve Squadron, an Abilene training unit for reserves. Official welcome will be extend- ed by Capt. Stanley G. Lindell, commander of the 9815th, LI. Col. Frank Conselman, who will be rnaster of ceremonies at the din- ner, and oilier staff officers. Representing the city will be Mayor C. E. Gatlin and George L. Minler Jr., president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. In the official welcoming party will be Frank Grimes, editor of the Abilene Reporter-News and Mrs. Grimes. Gen. Senler is the son of Mrs. Grimes and step-son of Mr, Grimes. Conference Slated Other staff officers in the wel- coming party will include Jlaj. R. C. Fry, executive officer; Maj. A. V. Wornack of Anson, and Capts, J. E. Davidson, James E. McCaul, J. D. Freese and 1st Lt. James Pomeroy. A press conference will be held al the airport, then a police escort will take Gen. and Mrs. Senler to the Grimes home, 1829 South Eighth St. Two new Chryslers have been placed at the disposal of the gen- eral and hU party by Horace Holly Motors. They will bt driven by Capt. McCaul and Lt. Pomeroy. From the Grimes residence; the police escort will lake the general to the Windsor Hotel for a public reception from S to 8 p.Jn. In the receiving line will b See SENTER, ft. 4 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, DEC. 6. 1954 PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN Paul M. Butler, wno was chosen as the new, chairman of Ihe Democratic Na- tional Committee Saturday to succeed Stephen A. Mitchell, is shown above chatting with Mrs. Edna Bowen of Lan- caster, Wis., in a New Orleans hotel corridor. He is a na- tional committeeman from Indiana. (AP) OUTLINES CAMPAIGN Butler Flays Ike's 'Inability to Lead1 NEW .ORLEANS, Dec. S Paul M. Butler, Democratic na- tional chairman-elect, asserted to- day that President Eisenhower has shown "a lack of capacity" to unify the country and Democrats intend to emphasize this conten- tion in pre-1956 campaigning. "We intend to call to the atten- tion of the American people Pres- ident Eisenhower's lack of capaci- ty to govern and to unite the pec- Butief-said.'The responsi- bility Is with the President to see that the nation is united and there is ever-increasing evidence, of his lack of capacity to do it." Bullcr, who spoke out at a news conference, agreed with Rep. Sam Judge to Ask Speedy Action on Expressway County Judge Reed Ingalsbe said Sunday night he believes Taylor Counly will lake immediate action to accept a offer from the .stale Highway Commission to build a four-lane expressway in the county. Ingalsbe said he will be unable to attend a special meeting of the County Commissioners Court at 10 a.m. Monday because oC a jury trial set for the same hour but he said he is going to ask the commissioners to have dinner with him so that Ihe entire prob- lem can be discussed. UsU RecMnmtndaUoM lugalsbe said he will make the following four recommendations lo the commissioners court: 1. Immediately accept the high- way commission offer. 2. Immediately purchase right- of-way in Precinct Two with avail- able funds. .3. Place the mailer of buying right-of-way in the hands of the three man appraisal committee previously hired for such work. (The committee consists of E. T. Compere Jr.. C. 0. (Pat) Patter- son and clly land man John Ber- 4. Conclude the mailer with the greatest possible dispatch. Ingalsbe said he will confer with the counly atlorney lo de-lermlne whether Precinct One bond issue in October of 19531 funds can be used to acquire county- wide right-of-way. Voted for Local Projects "Those funds were voted origi- nally for acquisition of right-of- way on slate projects such as the matter before "us now and also for the completion'of many local he said. He added that he would advise use of these funds for the "all- imporlant stale highway, project if we can legally do so." Taylor County must assure the slate within 120 days that neces- sary right-of-way will bo provid- ed. I! not, the appropriation will be cancelled for Taylor County. The 22-mile expressway covers Die area from Pioneer Dr. west of Abilene to the completed overpass that straddles the County line. Rayburn of Texas, incoming speaker of the House, that the Demuorals do not plan to attack Eisenhower personally as they said their own previous presidents had been attacked by the Repub-' licans. Rayburn told a breakfast of Tex- ans thai, "We do not intend to follow Ihe mean and gruesome example set by the Republicans and some so-called -Democrats of hating a president he belongs to another party." Farm Pngrmnt While Butler and Rayburn were outlining in general the campaign tactics they believe the Democrats should pursue in preparing for the 3956 presidential race, a group of other parly leaders joined in con- demning the Republican adminis- tration's farm program, A statement signed by elect Orvill Freeman of Minnesota, Gov. G. Mennen Williams of Mich- igan, Patrick McNamara of Michigan and others scored "the discrimination in the Republican farm program which treats the dairy farmer as a whipping boy." Respect PreiMeat Butler, who was elected chair- man by 78 of 105 National Com- mittee voles in a four-way race yesterday, told newsmen that so far as he is concerned (he Demo- crats intend tc mainlain at all limes "respect for the high office of president and for the integrity and sincerity of the man in the White House." "But thai does not mean we should refrain from pointed criti- cism of either actions or lack of action that we do not consider in the best interests of the he said. "I think we should speak out very frankly where (here are differences but when we agree with the President we should support him enthusiastically." Butler said he txpecls the Demo- cratic program to be shaped large- ly by the voles of party members who control'both houses of Con- gress. Mrs. Norwood, Teacher At AHS for 26 Years. Dies Mrs. R. E. L. Norwood, an Abi- lene resident for years and a member of many organizations, died early Sunday morning Hendrlck Memorial Hospital just a few after becoming ill. Mrs. Norwood, 71, and her late husband came to Abilene in 1901 from Burlesoii, where she mar- ried Robert Edward Ke Norwood June at her parents' home, For K. years Mrs. Norwood taught mathematics at Abilene High School, resigning In IMS. The family home here for 44 yean has been at MM N. 10th St. Ckarter devoted iaUreat ta historic and patriotic organisations, orgaa- iiing the Colony May- flower DescMdaob. MM WM a charter member Women's Club. Mrs. Norwood wat president Deha Kappa Gamma, member of tht EptKooal Hear- pretidnt if Wom- en'. Awrtliary a WM a orary life membership. For sev- eral years she served as Worthy Matron of Abilene Chapter No. and had served at Deputy Grand Matron of Texas. Bartal hi Bwteaoa Mrs. Norwood was a member of Colonial Dames of 17th Cen- ,ury, United States Daughters of was twice Regeme of John Davis Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, and belong- ed to United Daughters of Con- federacy, Daughters of Ameikan Colonists, Magna Charter. TXvnes aad Americans of Royal Dtocent and Matt Nabta Order ot Dncra- daati of Knights of UM Garter, Funeral will bt from tbe Epis- copal Onrch Monday M p.m. vtta DM Rev. WUlk P. Gtrhart eiatiBC. roDewlng Mrrieot tht btdjr wffl bt in state M EV IMt't Hunt until l a.m. Tuttday wbtB It wUI bt tektu to Barioton. Thort tht body win Ho to state at UM Orort Cwrch from MM WtB I MB. rttot wtD M by Oor- graves ot her husband and a daughter, who died when three years old. Mrs. Norwood was born Nov. 2S, in Tarrant County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wickliffe Tye, who came to Tex- as from Kentucky. Mrs. Norwood [radualed from Centenary Female College in Cleveland, Tenn., and later from Simmons College in Abi- Survivort include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth Norwood Likins, Abilene; a son, Robert Worth Nor- wood, leM Orange; one sister, Mn. Chariot F. Giboon, Atper- and three nephews, Robert W. Tye, Jeett Lee Tye and Taylor Newton Tye, afl of Bvrtotta paBbenrera art Chariot Logaden, T. C. Campbell, WaKen, Larry Varbrough, Haddex, Audrey Tartt, Ed Stew- art Jr. and Venl Hughes, aft former student. oJ Mn. Ncr- wood's. AQ ef her tenner have been, named honorary paB- bearert Bttttt't ftDtrol ROOM li fc Unseasonal Twisters HH 2 Stales By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes striking out of season ripped into 11 east Alabama com- munities and three west Georgia areas Sunday, injuring at least 47 arsons, destroying scores of jomes and causing thousands of dollars damage. Only one death was reported. The twisters hit along a 50-mile wide path bisected by the Alabama- xcargia line, dipping out of sullen kies to wreak destruction. Twenty- nine persons were reported injured n Alabama and 18 Georgia. The Weather Bureau issued a pecial bulletin warning that severe hundcrstorms and possibly a few ornadoes could be expected in outhern Georgia and central .and lorthern Alabama until 9 p.m. Warning! Petted Small craft warnings were or- dered up from Cape Halleras. N.C., oulhward to Vero Beach, Fla., on he East Coast and from St. Marks outh to the lower Keys on the 5ulf Coast. In Washington, the Weather Bur- au said in a special bulletin that a narrow band of heavy snow was expected Sunday night through Vest Virginia, western and north- Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and possibly extreme southern per-- ions of Pennsylvania. The Alabama twisters struck near Anaiston, Si miles east of Birmingham, in UM Opekka area about the, ft ijpnlgomety and at Liberty City, "ive miles ssst of Tallahassee. M Htaes Hit Wellington, 15 miles north of Anniston. was struck by the whirl- ng winds. Cody Hall, Anniston itar reporter, said 30 houses and auildinjrs including the post office were damaged, flattened or blown iway. debris balled the Soulhern- r, streamliner passenger train northbound from New Orleans to ew York, on the outskirts of Wellington. Alabama Gov. Gordon Persons irdered National Guard troops Into :alhoun County to protect shat- ered homes from li oters. Blocked Gov. Persons said be understood rains of the Seaboard Air Lines and the Louisville and Nashville ailroads had been blocked near 'iedmont by tangled wires and alien trees. Red'Cross and Salvation Army inits were rushed into the affected eel ions to give aid. Georgia the tornadoes struck iear Blakely, at Richland and at Manchester in the southwestern section of the state. The Richland area was Ihe worst hit. Several white persons and eight unidentified Negroes were reported njured, some critically. Damage was estimated in the thousands of dollars. The state patrol said an unidentified Negro girl was killed five miles north o( Richland. Hit South; By KATHAKYN DUFF Reporter-Newt WCBPB'I Editor The West Texas doll show did- n't close exactly on schedule. It P.m. when its' at the Woman s Braiding, Fair Park, .were supposed to be dosed, lines of people four abreast still stretched around the buQoV ing. Visitors were still coming in al 10 p.m. and the building was kept open as long Sunday as anyone wanted to see the dolls. But the exhibit had to close Cunday night recause owners will begin to pick up the dolls Monday at J a.m. THE WEATHER U.S. DCTABTMCST OF O0MMK8CZ AaiijuiE AND _ KXxotai rtaKr TMiby. Stowtr t-cw BlfM to 45. Rich 70 U 75. SOUTH CKNTRAL ANB WEST TEX.U raol Moadur. TwvdAy k warmer. EAST ANT! SOUTH CKSTHAI. mft Kid MowUir. TondW u4 r. M A. M. M M i al tow U and 9. Mw 1 SHOPHNGDAYS TOOflUSTMAS VISITORS WAIT TO SEE DOLL SHOW Line stretches around building at Fair Park See Doll Show in 3 Days Approximately people saw the show during its three-day stand. Toe crowd estimate was based on a partial registry nf Another sponsors estima- ted, discouraged by the long lines Sunday afternoon and even- ing and left without seeing the displays tbe most fabulous col- lection of dolls ever assembled in this part of the country. It got chilly standing in line after dark Sunday, so.as a thank you for the patience of ing spectators, tbe Reporter-News Teacher Shortage Revealed by Study WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 W-The National Education Assn. reported oday that upwards of children are being short-changed educationally this year because of shortage of qualified public school teachers and buildings., The organisation estimated that number are on half-day or similar part-time arrangements, and said many thousands of others are in overcrowded classrooms. The NEA also noted another type of educational deprivation: It said the Census Bureau estimated in October 19SS that chil- dren between the ages of 5 and 17 were not attending school at all. Of those, 86 per cent were S years Senators Eye Draft oflke WASHINGTON, Dec S