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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR ft flene porter- "WITHOUT OR WiTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT CT VOL. LXXIV, ifQ. 184 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, DEC. 20, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe FIRST PHASE dF A West Texas Rehabilitation Center for Crippled Children came into being Sunday when Allen Baird, left, signed a contract with build- er Oscar Rose, center left. Watching the signing are two of the children who'll have a stake'in the center. They are Bobbie and Tommie Hill, children of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Hill, 1346 San Jose Dr. and formerly of Ballinger. (Photo by Charles Cockerell.) Crippled Children Groundbreaking Wednesday A year round Christmas pres- ent was signed and sealed Sunday for the crippled children of West Texas. Allen Baird, president of the Taylor County Society for Crippled Children, signed a con- tract for construction of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center for Crippled Children. The signing climaxes a three week period of study bji the socie- ty's board of directors. Rose Con- struction Co. was awarded the con- tract. Baird' explained that the con- tract was signed because of the urgent need for more space than is available at the Bonham School treatment center. 20 on Welting List Approximately twenty children are on the waiting list at the cen- ter and catft be admitted because of lack of'room. The: center pres- ently is treating 96 youngsters. Thieves Sieal Roosters and Model! Ford Thieves were both busy and var- ied in their choice of loot here Sun- day, police reported Monday. Among the items which local residents reported missing were two game roosters and a 1923 Mod- el "T" Ford. Three First Methodist Church goers came out of evening servic- es about p.m. Sunday to find that thieves had stripped their cars of radios. Reporting the radios missing were Betty Pechacek, 2811 South Third St.; Jack Griffen, 1826 Mc- Cracken St.; and Jesse McMeek- en, 557 Westmoreland St. McMeeken placed a value of on his missing radio. The others did not make an estimate. The Model "T" was reported stolen by Mrs. E. H. Briggs, South- western Bell Telephone Co. em- ploye. She told police that she and her family had returned to their home, 410 Meander St., Sunday night to find the car missing, De- tective Capt. W. B. McDonald said. Valued at it has a divided windshield and sun visor. The car a painted black and has the li- cense number P-E 7273. V. M. Curry, 2042 Palm St., re- ported two hub caps stolen from his 1953 auto while it was parked in front of his home early Sunday morning. He valued them at The game roosters, which were about 6 months old, were reported missing by J. R, Savage, 801 Ma- ple St. Melvina Stephenson, 1042 Ash St., said Sunday that somebody en certified families. This is 150 more families than the Goodfellows gave groceries to last year, which is why more mon- ey is needed this year. Those who receive food certifi- the estimated budget is to be reached. Checks, payable to the Goodfel- ows, may be mailed in to tbe Reporter-News. Latest contributors included: 'reviously Acknowledged 4337.53 Anonymous.....'.............. 1.00 Anonymous...................5.00 Anonymous................... 5.00 Anonymous.................. 2.00 Anonymous ...................5.00 In Memory Hjpjs. Dry Goods............10.00 James G. Hines..............5.00 Loraine J. Dudley...........10.00 Mrs. George Moore 5.00 J. IjUTemJl, Jr. family 50.00 1000 Grace Marie Scott 5.00 eery store their Christmas dinner. Clothing Delivered Clothing'packages to old folks in Abilene nursing homes were to be delivered Monday by members of the Junior Red Cross. Paul Hodge, chairman of the Goodfellows, issued a plea for dolls for little girls. He asked peo- ple to bring the dolls to the Good- fellows' Toy Store, 377 Walnut St., on Monday. Business is booming at the toy store, with 115 families served Thursday and 96 families served on Friday. The store is open only on school days. There are only five more days until Christmas, and the goal of must be reached by then. It will take donations per day if City Hall to Close Friday, Saturday City Hall offices will close Fri- day and Saturday for the Christ- mas holidays, Bernard Huett, city jersonnel director, said Monday. The City Commission will hold ts regular weekly meeting on Thursday at 9 a.m. instead of Fri- day, City Secretary Lila Fern Mar- tin said. Ackerly Resident Dies in Big Spring BIG SPRING (fi ReynaMo Anaya, 22, died yesterday from injuries received Saturday niche when Saturday night when his car overturned near here. He was from Ackerly; near Big Spring. Jurors Still Out In Sheppard Trial Athenean Study Club Mrs. J. E. Combs Jr. Excel Bible Class St. Paul Methodist Church.......... 100.00 Mr. i Mrs. Owen Ellis......10.00 A. B. Robertson 15.00 L. P. Novakoski 5.00 Erie D. Sellers.............. 5.00 Mrs. J. H. Stovall............5.00 Mrs. D. L. Holley............ 5.00 4611.53 PLATE SIZED Santa Pins'Hero' Medal on Champs' Coach at Assembly Santa Claus had a special gift OT Abilene High School Coach 3iucfc Moser Monday morning dur- ing the annual Christmas -assem- bly. It was a dinner plate sized medal, reading which Santa pinned on the new state champion football team's coach. Backgrounding the program by the AHS Eagle Band, directed by Robert Fielder, was the steady clanging of the District 1-AAAA 'victory which Odessa landed on to the district champs jack in November. The band played carols, and the audience, which included many visitors, sang. Santa also had something else in his bag sacks of candy for the children of fac- ility members who came to tbe assembly. cr> o Against Arms For Germany MOSCOW (fl Russia today hreatened to scrap the British- Soviet Mutual Assistance Treaty if he Paris agreements to rearm Vest Germany are ratified. This warning was in a note landed to British Ambassador Sir iVilliam Hayter by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at tbe Foreign Ministry. The text of the note was not immediately available but it was understood to be similar to a note given France last Thursday threat- ening abrogation of the French- Soviet treaty. The Soviet Foreign Ministry called a news conference for this evening and it was believed the ext of the note would be made lUblic then. Ambassador Hayter returned to Us post hers on Saturday after everal weeks in Paris and London or consultations- After last week's Soviet warning o France that the Kremlin planned o scrap the French-Soviet treaty f the Paris agreements were rall- ied, there was a question in West- ern diplomatic circles in Moscow about when the British would get their notice. Some diplomats observed the Russians should be consistent and denounce their pact with Britain in view of the fact that the British House ot bid-already woved tbe rearm- ing West Germany This was made even more em- phatic in Moscow after French Premier Pierre Mendes-France re- marked on the inconsistency in a Saturday night. The British-Soviet treaty, design- ed to run for 20 years, was signed by British Foreign Secretary An- thony Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister J'. M. Molotov in London, May 26, 1942. It is a treaty of alliance, colla- boration and mutual assistance aimed against "Hitlerite Ger- many." The two nations pledged them- selves to help rebuild Europe on :he terms of the Roosevelt-Church- ill Atlantic Charter, to. negotiate with no German government that failed to renounce aggression, to avoid alliances directed against each other and to take "common action to preserve peace and pre- vent aggression in the postwar pe- riod." Piano Hurts Six As Stairs Fall GLASGOW, Scotland Logan got eight friends to help him carry a grand piano he had bought lis family for Christmas rip to his third-floor apartment. Just below the third landing the stairs collapsed. Two men jumped clear. Logan, the other six men and the 500-pound piano plunged 40 'eet Four of tbe seven men were trapped under the piano. Falling masonry hit the other three. All but one were in the hospital in serious condition. CLEVELAND UB-Still deadlock- ed, jurors in the Sheppard murder rial ended the morning session to- day and went to lunch with no sign hey are near a verdict. It was the four'-h day since they began deliberating. When they were excused at p.m., they lad more than 27 hours of confer- ences behind them, and had been sequestered 74 hours since last Friday morning. Judge Edward Blythin made no effort to determine, by asking the foreman, whether there is now any possibility of agreement. He mere-, [y made his usual set speech, cau- tioning them not to discuss the case while they arc out of the courtroom. The judge said he will confer with lawyers on both sides today if the 'jury still fails to reach a verdict He said he had not made up his mind, beyond that, what to do. "We will talk with counsel on both sides and see where we go from the judge said. He denied quoted reports that bt expected "MmeUung today." Dr. Samuel Sheppard, the ac- cSised man, was brought into court at 12 noon. He looked rested, but the signs of strain were still ap- parent in his face. The state con- tends the 30-year-old osteopatr his wife, Marilyn, 31. His two brothers, Richard anc" Stephen, and their wives were ir court as usual. As the possibility grew larger of a "hung one unable to react a verdict, Asst. Prosecutor Thorn as Parrino said there is no doub' that Sheppard will be tried a sec ond time. He said the date could not b< scheduled until after Jan. 3 at th' next term of the Criminal Court Because of a crowded calendar Parrino said, it might not be pos sible to start the retrial until fly early spring. If the jurors remain deadtocke. today, Judge Blythin can ask thi foremsn how the jurors stand. Anc if he is told there is no hope o'. agreement, he can discharge them. This would Mceisitate another long and umeoauft trial LONG WAIT ftce mirroring the strain he is under, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard awaits return to his cell as the jury deliberating his guilt or innocence in connec- tion with the murder of hit wife, Marilyn, last July 4L n- i overnight (NEA) I ;