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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR MORNING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 179 6 Indictments For Burglary Top 20 Bills Six indictments for burglary headed a list of 20 true bills re- turned Tuesday by the 1041 h Dis- trict Court grand jury. Other true bills returned were based on charges of theft forgery and parsing two oi second offense driving while intox- icated and one each of theft by bailee, felony check swindling and receiving and concealing stolen Properly. The panel returned no bills for JO persons against whom charges had been filed and passed several cases without taking any action, pending further investigation. Burglary Defendants Named in true hills for burglary were Prebble Clifton Allen, 20, and Jimmic Lane Roberson, 23, both of Denton Valley; Frank Hamilton Merrill. 22, of 1215 San- tos St.; Samuel Luther McDowell, 29, of 926 Pecan St.; Cecil Ellis, M, of 802 South Treadaway Blvd., Winston Phillips, 41, who gives his address only as "General De- livery, Abilene." a Allen and Roberson are charged with burglarizing an Humble Ser- vice Station owned by Derrel Haynes at Lawn. Both men are BOW free on bond. Merrill, also free on bond, was arrested Nov. 23 inside the office of a used car lot operated by B. B. Hendrix at 2835 Pine St. McDowell, who had been charg- ed with theft of pounds of copper wire belonging to 0. D. Dillingham, was indicted for bur- glarizing an old Camp Barkeley building in which the wire was stored. The grand jury took no action on the charge against Ce- cil Bennett Roberts, who was charged jointly with McDowell in the theft. Ellis and Phillips are under in- dictment for burglarizing the home of Mrs. Moree, 1201 Cherry St. Five men indicted on charges of Mony theft are Floyd Hutton, 18, Georgetown; Lex Little, M, of JURY, ft. X-A, "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Mrs. G. S. Anderson Has Heart Attack Mrs. George S. Anderson, 1400 Compere Blvd., suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at her home. Her physician snid slie was "do- ing well" at Hendrick Memorial Hospital Tuesday night. Mrs. Anderson's husband is head of Abilene Printing and Stationery Co. and chairman of the boards of the Reporter Publishing Co., Farmers and Merchants National Bank and Hendrick Memorial Hos- pital. ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING. DCCEMBER 15, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5e. SUNDAY IOC SANTA'S A Claus paid a visit to the children Tuesday night at the annual Christmas party for employes of the Abilene District, Texas Department of Public Safety. Displaying their gifts are Marilyn McMillon, daughter ot Mr. and Mrsi Bo McMillon; Alike Bailey, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Homer C. Bailey; Dianne Haley, daugh- ter of Dispatcher and Mrs. Don R. Haley; and Maria Ann Bateman, daughter of Patrol- man and Mrs. M. L. Bateman, all of Abilene. (Staff Photo) Grocers Pick Officers; 600 Attend Feast Jess Pyeatt of Clyde was elect- ed president of the Abilene Dis- rict of the Retail Grocers Associ- ation Tuesday night. About COO person attended the KodaVon's annual Christmas ban- ijuet at the VFW Hall. Secretary-treasurer of the retail grocers is Carlos Appleton, Abi- ene. Other officers Kenneth G. yler, Abilene, first vice-president; Mickey Newman, Abilene, second ice-president, W. B. Hagen of An- son, third vice-president. Randy Brown, of Chicago, the 'Professional appeared on the program. Master of cere- monies was Kenneth Tyler. Directors of the association are Ray Wilson and Herman Carson if Merkel, C. N. Rodgers of Has- ;ell, Lowell Boyd of Baird, B. N. McCrackcn of Cisco, Tom Vaughn of Tuscola, Joe .Simpson of Ham- in, Hub Holland of Anson. Warren Willmgham of Albany, Ray Agnew of Rising Star; Jack and Jack Chennult of Stam- oni. Happy Howell of Cross Plains, J. M. Lawrence and Hez Hawley Jr. of Sweetwater, N'cal Oats of Winters, and C. W. Rogers, Grav- er Nelson, Giles Baldwin, J, N. S. Kirkpatrick, Carroll Anderson, C. E. Hicks, Ernest Nichols and Russell Day, all of Abitene. LETTER DEADLINE SET Toy Store, 377 Walnut St., .will be held from 10 a.m. to p.m. Ihairman Paul Hodge asked all Abileninns to drpp in the store and sec what Goodfcllows have done to help Santa Claus. Gen. McLoin Dies From Leukemio l.t. Gen. Raymond S. Mcl.ain, former commander of the 71sl Field Artillery brigade of the Division at Camp Barkeley, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday ot Waller Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C. Death came from acute leuk- emia. The general was ttricken 10 days ago and had been hmnilalizcd in critical condition since then. Military funeral will be held ut 12 noon Thursday at Fort Meyer Chape! In Washington. A mllilary escort will fly the body to1 his native Oklahoma. Funeral will be held in Okla- homa City Friday, said Joe Cbil- M. ML i. IMJtiM Abilene attorney who was a close friend of the general's. Gen. Melanin was in Abilene re- cently to attend the funeral of Mrs. Childers. Al thai time, Chil- den recalled, "the general seem- ed in very good health." Mrs. McLain U to notify Abilene 'riends the time of services. 'amily home is at Nichols Hills, 1709 Pennington Way, Oklahoma -tly. Al the time of his death, Gen. McUln (3 President serving as advisor Eisenhower on the selective service committee. He lud been comptroller of the Army MM. Gen. llcUin the American First Trust Co. in Oklahoma City. became commander of the 45th division when R was mobtlhed at Fort Sill, Okla., in In' civilian Kfc, was president He came to Abilene and Camp Barkeley with the Division to Wl. He went with UM dirbior. to the Mediterranean theater after It trained hen year. Uter he commanded Infantry Dtviataa and I strLaia wlr N Guard officer to a general on regular Army psrmnnent list. He joined the National Guard as A Tttertn of World War I, he was captain of a machine gun ettnpany to thai war aw) M Us mrauh the Good fellows Open Toy Store Today Wednesday means two things .0 the the opening of .heir Christmas store and the dead- line for requests from city's needy people. The deadline for messages was itv because the Gocdfeitows need .inie to arrange help for the per- sons ;wbo already let- or-c y ters. Open bouse at the GoodfeUow State Okays Cotton Quota COLLEGE STATION, Tex., Dec. Texas cotton farmers today overwhelmingly approved the con- inuotion of marketing quotas on their 1955 crop. Virtually complete returns from counties in which upland col- on is raised showed that of the farmers voting, favor- ed the continuation of controls and ,902 opposed the plan. Of the total upland cotton vote, 88.6 per cent favored continuation of tlie program. A two thirds majority is necessary for adoption. In the vote among growers of long staple ivlton in 11 counties, 83. S per cent of the farmers favor- ed continuation of the quotas. The vole was 320-20. R.T. Price, state administrative officer for the Agricultural Stabili- zation and Conservation Commit- tee, said that only a few voles were still out and could not change the results by tian one per cent. Last year 90.5 per cent ont there's room for more, said Mrs. Bernice Landers, one of San- a's chief assistants. Toys for little girls, and doll accessories are especially needed, the Any toys or dolls in good con- dition may be donated at the open house, Mrs; Landers added.. Hodge said the deadline for re- ceiving toys which need repairs i? Thursday. Thii is to give the 'iremen time to gel the hack >efore the store closes. Appointments have been made with mothers or some member of he family to come to the store, .i will be open only during school lours on Thursday, Friday, Mon- day, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Ap- pointments are made every 10 min- utes each day. Transportation to the mothers' lomes will be furnished by the U. .Marine Corps Reservists. School hours are kept at the store so .hat the mothers may have time o hide their children's gifts while :hey are in school. are allowed in the store. Ctothbf Picked Each family is allowed one large gift and three small ones for each child. Clothtogr for families with children already packed. The boxes were fitted from with the mothers. There lire tricycles, scooters, wagons, and bicycles waiting to picked out by the mothers. Store counters hold dolls, games, sporting equipment, toy furniture, miniature s u t o a cusmetics, gloves, and other items. The Abilene Kiwanis Club has mailed out food certificates to give each family a Christmas dinner. Choice of food Is left the family. Amounts change as U the size of the family. Helping parents at the store win be clerks from the Abilene Par- ent-Teachers Association CouncU. By Tuesday afternoon, the Good- fellows fund totaled P.S35.67. Latest contributors were: Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous 100.00 Circle No. 1, Women the Church, First Presbyterian Church J. D. Woodard W. J. Clinton t.tt Chester Imes Abilene Jaycee-etU i.W GrUwold Class, St. Paul Methodist Church C. D. Smith Individual with with 3I.17 M4 E. F. White Jr............. JS.OO Ranchers Class of University Baptist Church U.tS W.H.Morrison S.W Abilene Police Assn. So.OO Mr. Mrs. Elam LUius......U.W E. Q. H.................... W-00 Previously Ackaowtedftd l.ia Totali NEWS INDEX MCT10M Ike Will Consult Solons Regularly SD DAY This Is It Drive Carefully Today! This is it. This is Safe Driving Day. and Mrs, Abilene and area driver or matching your wits and ability against accidents. Today is the driver's chance to show he is a intelligent, courteous and safe individual who is equally conscious of the safety of otters, as he is bis own safety. It's not only a local endeavor, >ut a national one. President Eisen- TOwer has officially declared today Safe Driving Day. He was joined by governors, mayors, civic leaders jnd law enforcement officials in :he plea for extra careful driving today. Mayor C. E. Catlin, in addition to his S-D Day proclamation, Tues- day night again urged drivers and pedestrians "to follow the common courtesy rules of safe driving Wed- nesday. It behooves everybody to drive carefully and walk safely." Texas Highway Patrol Captain G. L. Morahan and Abilene Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark would also like to see Wednesday pass without a wreck. Pctnhnn Vlgttut The 13-county Highway Patrol District here and the city police department win be extra vigilant today in their efforts to prevent accidents. of Abilene teamster's Union Local SW will point up S-D Day by having one of their mem- parade around town in a "sandwich board" advertising the safety effort. The Abilene Chamber of Com- merce safety committee will keep a record of all accident and traf- fic tickets given in Abilene. This record will be sent to the President's committee sponsoring Safe Driving Day. In the last 24-hours in which Ihere was an accounting there were three accidents in Abilene. How many today? FHANE.JDNKIX Junell Quits H-SU Post Frank Junell, financial vice-pres- ident for Hardin-Simmons Univer- sity, has resigned in order to be- come vice president of the Citizens National Bank in Lubbocfc. His appointment was announced Tuesday night by John A. Hughes, president of the Lubbock bank. Hughes' announcement followed an earlier meeting of the directors of the bank at which time Junell was elected to the vice presidency. Dr. Evan Allard ReiH, H-SU pres- ident laid Tuesday night that al- though JuneU'i relation wit be effective Jan. ,1, Be .hat agreed. and the Citizens National Bank of Lubbock has allowed him, to com- pete certain responsibilities in the university's program this spring. "His leadership in the financial affairs of the school and. more particularly in the long-range pro- gram, we trust, will continue to be Dr. Reiff said. W. P. Wright, Abilene, president of the Hardin-Simmons University board of trustees, expressed re- at bu Demos' Objections Delay Housing Blast WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 forthcoming Senate report on the jousing investigation was reported today to have been toned down, after Democrats on the Banking Committee raised objections. Specifically, sources close te the committee said, these two state- ments were removed from the ten- tative report of findings: 1. That irregularities under the federal housing programs added up to the "worst scandal" in Amer- ican history, outdoing the Teapot Bronte Bond Vote Today BRONTE Dec. 14 (RNS) A street and bridge bond is- sue will be voted on Wednesday by residents of Precinct 1 in Coke County. Precinct i includes BronU, Olga, Fort Chadbourne and Hayrick. A majority is neces- sary for UM proposed tax bood it- tot to carry. The ii to be used to pay for paving Bronte streets and to repair and build bridges In the rural areas of the precinct. Bood issue proponents point out that Increased precinct valuation doe to oil activity will do awty with all bat little. If any. coat to taxpayers. The nl industry ta the Bronte area pays approximately per cent of the Uutes. election was called by the Coke County Commissioner's Court after 2XS residents signed a peti- tion requesting the vote. THE WEATHER AND VICWTTY _ nmMr. WMUwaiy m. Wiojdii won TEXAS S 1 4 M Dome oil icandal of the Harding administration and the Reconstruc- tion Finance Corp. troubles under Truman administration. BK PnOta Cited That builders and promoters of rental bousing under a program that ended In 1950 pocketed a bil- lion dollars in "windfall" That was the name given to ex- cess money a number of them re- ceived on government-insured loans that amounted to more than the actual cost of their projects. The report was to have been is- sued tomorrow. It is aow sched- uled for neat Monday. Sen. Spartman (D-Alal, a mem- at the Banking Committee which investigated the housing programs, said last Friday that the report as then worded "blan- kets in entirely too much and does not give an accurate picture of what really happened." bfeatry AB Sight "I don't want to see a conden- of the whole building in- dustry just because it contained a few bad actors." he said. "1 dont want to see wholesale condemna- tion at the building industry and the Federal Housing Administra- tion. I don't Uunk it it merited." Sen. Capehart chairman of the committee, has often refer- red to the housing scandals as the worst in the natiosi's history. "windfall" revelations a talk- ing point tor many Republican orators during the- UM a choice of one of our. fines civic apd. business OD who has! made a real contribulio to the Jife of the; university and to As financial vice-president for the Baptist University, Junell was also in charge of public relations and development. An ex of Hardin-Simmons, Junell was associated with Texas Western and Texas Tech before coming to H-SU in isa. A Navy reserve officer, Junell las worked in the fields of tele- vision, radio aad newspapers. Te I aliaitk Feb. 1 JuneQ, who at 1757 Uni- versity said that. he and his family will mow to Lubbock around Feb. 1. The Juneiit have a daughter, Janice, It, and a son, Robert, 7. His mother Mrs. Dan R. JuneQ, ides at 1741 Sandefer. 'I feel that I am not severing relations with Hardin-Simmons Un- versity for as an ex of the school and as a former teacher, I hope to be called upon to continue to work actively in the University's development said. juaeU "It has beta a particular plea- sure to work with President Hciff, and President Rupert N. Richardson. "The university. I feel, hu made gnat strides under their leadership and I look forward to many years of mntinuert with tbam as well as with ether mem- af the H-SU faculty amd JoaeB aid. Johnson's Suggestion Is Approved WASHINGTON, Dec. H 'resident Eisenhower Intends step by step with Demo- cratic and Republican leaders of Congress on foreign affairs, nation- defense and mutual security problems, the White House said to- day. This word was given out after te President and his top ield a long defense-foreign policy Discussion with some 30 congres- innal leaders of both parties. The ilight of 13 Americans jailed by Communist China as "spies" vat one topic discussed. Speech Date Set The White House also announced iisenhpwer will deliver his state of he union message in person Jan. the day after the new, Demo- cratic-controlled Mth Congress con- Senate Democratic Leader Lyn- too Johnson of Texas report. rs he suggested at today's meet- ng that congressional'leaders be consulted regularly in Use drafting of any program of economic aid o Asia which the administration may develop. Johnson said Eisenhower replied this was a good idea and would te carried out. All Three Fields White House'Press Secretary James.C. Hagerty then was asked U the promise of step-by-step coij- suftaUon applied only to the alrea-'y controversial vaid-to-Asia proposal, Hai-eHy; "1 would say that it applies !o alt three fisltfs mBr.t'jae'i in i first paragraph of our stateDienl." The .While" House sietemsnt to which he referred today's Li- partisan meeting "d.ialt with the problems of foreign affairs, na- tfornl defense and mutual secur- ity." Will Brief Leaders Secretary of State Dulles said earlier he will brief the congres- sional leaders on "that portion of 'oreign affairs involving congres- sional action." Asked by newsmen if there was discussion of efforts to win the release of the 11 airmen and two civilians jailed by Red China. Dulles said without elaboration: "There was one question on that matter." Agatest K Johnson also said the adminis- rstion has made "DO decision o the extent, degree.or method" if an aid-to-Asia program such Dulles is urging. There is known to be a differ- ence of opinion within the Cabinet over the nature of such a program. And, before today's meeting open- ed. Sen. Russell (D-Ga) voiced opposition to any new program ot dollar economic aid to Asia "or anywhere else." Airliner JERUSALEM, Israeli Sectoral -Israel Tuesday ratemed a Syrian DCS airliner and two remaining naaaimais and crew members held tm castody hen since Saoday. Hits Hoist Operator in Eye T. M DaPree, South Third St. suffered aa eye injury ai pjn. Tuesday while working on UM (W Citizens National Bank buttoV t- DuPree, a hoist operator for ROM Construction Co., was pulling a to start a machine when hit him in the right was admitted to fmorial Chinese in U.S. May Get Visas to Ruin Red Target WASHINGTON DM M American oOciati wen reported convinced today China wffl tree 11 Imprisoned U.S. airmen without any deal iavolviac a of IS detained in the United SUtos. However, serious considerattea has beta given to permits to Oiinem jtadeats BrtUta supporting the US. effort to wsi UM airmen by marshal- linc world mra] deai k Be salt waa m the afamo, mt impriaoswl, to the students, who an dviHans aed at liberty. White told newsmen be wanted to that "abundant lydear." e H ansavtodby a Piatobts Bleat Mad CasM to The toad OUtod atafcai tto> af the United Naiiact aad to Waatunc- Moving to meet a counter- thrust, American officials were said to limned readily ta their Allies' counsel that the moral case was itrocg enough without trying to strike a bargain involving Un Chinese students. The U.S. con. toatiw has that Bed China, ni jaflint Biers shot dowa dertof the KareM War mt aofcUnf tbam tharaaltor, vialatod KSTM pre- swk cas> si eyw amd m? arnnd tnsth, w matter bow snvifl. mlftt toad to strengtbea Ine attack. ;