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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLEAR, COLD MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR TOES YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. UOOV, NO. NEA POLL SHOWS: ABILENE. TEXAS. WTONBSDAY MORNING. DECEMBER tft, H64-JOGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PUCB DAILY Se. SUNDAY Pressures In Houston WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 National Education Assn. said to- night that over 900 Houston, Tex., school employes reported the city's teachers have been subjected to "unwarranted pressures" in politi- cal, social and classroom activi- ties. The association said the teach- ers, in an anonymous poll, re- ported pressures on such things on "slanting" teaching and what political candidate to support. Prabe HeM NEA said the poll was conducted as part of an investigation it made the Houston school system. The investigation, requested in 1953 by the Texas State Teachers' Assn., was 'pinpointed to the dis- missal of George W. Ebey, a dep- uty superintendent accused of "dis- but included a general survey ol thd Houston school at- mosphere. Generally, NEA said it found "unrest, unhappiness and, in some eases, bitterness exist among Houston personnel." It said it polled teachers, supervisors and administrators of the Houston schools and received replies. most of the employes that the Houston school system was an excellent one In which to the report stated, "more than a third of the respond- ents said they had experienced kind of unwarranted pres- sure." "More than half Hit respondents Indicated that such pressures %ere present As to whether un- pleasant consequences might re- sult to individuals because of their aoclal or political activities, the Frenchmen To Debate Arms Today PARIS, Dec. M W-Tbe French National Assembly moves i esigned- ly tomorrow into the natal stages iif historic deliberations on rearma- of West Germany. The fate of Premier Meades-France's govern- nMot rides on the outcome. After four years of hesitation and Tteient disputes the day of deci- sion ij at ha ad for the deputies. Already the asernWy has proved three of the treaties which make up the complex of agree- ments to bring 12 German divisions into the Western military alliance. Approval has been given also to the Idea of admitting Germany in- to the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- iuUoo, but this ticklish question comes up for still another vote. It involves the bringing of Ger- many and Italy Into the Western European Union along with France, Britain, Holland, Belgium ard Luxembourg. employes were'evenly split In opinion." The report'said 1.111 of those replying to the poll listed pressure "from one or more" of several sources. It gave as examples: 258 said pressure had been.brought against them to support a political candi- date; as said they had been pres- sured to refrain from social or political activities; 25S said they had been pressured to "slant some courses toward a certain political 324 said ttwy had been subjected to pressure to "present only one side when discussing cur- rent S31 reported pres- sure against them to "include or exclude teaching materials not re- quired by the school board." The sources of the alleged pres- sure, in order of reported inci- dence: Principals; members of the Board of'Education; business man- ager; school administrators; non- teacher organizations in Houston; individual laymen in Houston; other teachers; Houston Assn. of School Administrators; Supervi- sors; parent teachers associations; Houston Assn. of Secondary School Principals; Houston Assn. of Ele- mentary Principals; Houston Teachers Assn.; Houston Educa- tional Council; superintendesL 7-Inch Snow Falls Polar Mass Edges Warm Air to Easf By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cold polar air over the Rockies and Plains States continued to push a warm, moist air mass toward the eastern half of the nation Tuesday. At midday a dividing line be- tween the two masses extended tram Erie southwestward through the middle Mississippi Val- !ey into southern Several small storm centers on this line expanded the precipitation which Tuesday covered a belt from New York southwest- ward into Alabama and from west- ern Texas northeastward to Illinois and Michigan. There was snow Tuesday over most n! the Great Lakes and over central Oklahoma and western Texas. The heaviest precipitation was along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Ijght rain and snow was report- ed along the West Coast from northern California up into Wash- ington while clear cold weather extended over the Northern Plains and into the Southwest. EXAMPLE: VET LAND PANEL Shivers Soys Ex-Offic.o Boards Shouldn't Exist AUSTIN, DecJ jj Shivers today Senate iaveett- Catori that exVtficio boards such as the Veterans Land Board made' up of officials with duties "are'someining that ought not to exist." governor testified that be- cause of pressure oi other duties he has been able te be presenl. at "rnly three or. four" ol the Varans Land Board of which be Is a member. At other meetings he was represented by an assistant without an official vote. "The government is getting rath- er .Shivers said ia ex- plaining his The governor was the last of the three members of the board to ap- pear before the Senate committee before it recessed its investigation into some alleged veterans land frauds until Jan. 11. Atty. Gen. John Bee Sbepperd, also a member of the board, tok) tin investigators his offico has been w or king on preparation of data on possible criminal violations in some .land transactions under the state's 100 raiHiei dollar v-ier- ans program. qrB Caan Briefed He said civil cases also are be- ing briefed in an attempt to cover money paid out by toe state ta land deals that appear to be "voidable" under allegations ef fraud. Rccommendatioaa b> Legisla- ture for tightening up laws govern- ing -program are also If preparation, be said. Most of Uie second day of inquiry was spent in detailed questioning of Bascom Giles, chair- man of the board, and Executive Secretary Lawrence Jackson about board procedures in handling block deals and other matters. Beard ReqaesM It waa at the beard's own that the Senata inquiry was under- taken. The long committee session de- layed a scheduled meeting of the land board. It has pending an offer from three compaiuv. (o assume liability on any or all of in its South Texas land transac- tions if veterans involved are un- happy about their purchases. Shivers toM the committee he thinks the veterans land program has been a good one and very bene- ficial to veterans. "In tt.OM applications, I think you could expect to find some that would be questionable for various he declared. said he felt, however, that few LAND, fg. CeJ. 1 MAY TOP FOUR MILLION America's Biggest Baby Boom In History Recorded in 1954 WASHINGTON, Dec. biggest baby beam in American hlstoiy has occurred in )9M. Surgeon Gen. A. Scheele ef the U.S. Public Health Service made that estimate, today, saying Wrtlut this year will top four million (or the first time. The birth rate per population, however, expected to fall btlow the record. forecast, on the basis of vital r'.ntisllcs (or the first 10 months, 1954 will show the low- est death rale In history. The figures showed a drop in both marriages r.nd divorces com- pared with previous Jfars. Divorce rates have dropped more than W per cent since the IMS peak ta afternnth of World War II. Scheele said the death rate (or 1954 is expected to run per population. That would be a substantial Jrop from the rates of or which prevailed over the past five years Infant and maternal fcaths are expected to hit The expected birth rate K.t per population would be the second highest in Tt years, and oniy 5.J per cent below the pel, year of A continuing rbe ia the births of third, fourth and fifth chiluren was probatly responsible tot the birth in IK3 and fc> .increase in births of first chil- dren wsi expected'because of fafl- mg marriage rstes since 1951. The marriage rate sank to 9.1 MT population in the first 0 months of 1954, compared with for the similar 1953 period. 'Law birth rates during the 1930s, resulting in relative scar- city of young people of marriage- able age in the present decade, were held chiefly responsible for the marriage decline, Scheele said. Blvorces ia the first three quar- ters of 19S4 were down 4 per cent (ran'the comparable 1953 period on the basis of reports from REPORTER-NEWS ADDING COLOR WEEKLY MAGAZINE Family Weekly is romlng to Abilene. N Starting next Sunday this vxcitini full-color roto- gravure Sunday unagaiw will be added to the many other fine of your Reporter-News. Yor will like everything about Family Weekly bcattiful full-color paxes, the flu articles about inter- people, the phOowptry of Patty John- ton, the bU awctios) 9t wtaotttrfol the fartdoua, and aU the ftfcfjr that make Family Weekly iraatMt Soaday mafasiiM. Ixxi for Weekly thtt ratepoctiritaii NOT QUITE Perini boys of 1141 Elmwood Dr. haven't had much practice building snowmen but they managed to roll up a big 'un Tuesday afternoon. Chuck, and Tom, 11, found plenty of snow, toe. They are the sons of Mr. and V. C. Perini Jr. (Staff photo by Charles Thompson) 2' v I Persons Killed On Icy Highways Two fatal accidents on U. S. ISO near Roby and Ansoo Tuesday were blamed on snow and ice. Dozens, ef minor accidents ia the Abilene' area; kept officers ousy most of the day and at 10 p.m. Tuesday Highway-Patrolman Her- man Scale said, "I just don't have' time Investigate fender bump- '-ii.. At that time be was. goins to Roscoe to evacuate motorists from "U or cars" halted on the highway by dangerous driving'con- ditions. Fatally injured la the two wont accidents on U. S. 1M were Charles J. Beaupre, SS, tl Chicago and Mack Duffy Pond, SS, of Dublin. Ahe Beaupre was pronounced dead on arrival at Hamlin Memorial HotpHal. His wife, Mrs. Annetta Beaupre, SS, is under treatment thert for a fractured clavicle and bruises. Their car was struck brosdside by another driven by Biuy B. EJwardi. a, of Loving- ion, N. U. Edwards ar.d his wife, Mrs. Joyce Edwards, were both injur- ed but. not critically aad their two children escaped Mr. THEWEATHBt o, er COMMEBCC VILATUa AWUDiC MCTNTrV foiij Texas Dealt, Toll Cteto Toward 100 By THE ASSOOATKD PRESS Deatt fcy violence a) Texas dur tag the holiday season Tuesday ifed toward the turt. The ceunt by The Asaoclated Pros was violent deaths-4I ia traMIe a.m. Dec. a. Driviaj became nen mere hat- hi West Tttaa avow, I ndoiMf eb- reportei Mm n w CKNTHU, TKXAS CkiriM OM Ttlntij Mb- WEST' TEXAS Tib WllfcliHiT ml k IH.TT AXD KM1TM CCNT1U1. TCXAS- huM WHinliT. ant Mrs. Edwards an ia Anson General; Hospital. The' collision occurred .1 of a mUe west ot the Joao-Fisber County line at a.m. Tuesday. Highway Patrolman Stale said that BeaupreV car apparently skidded on ice, turning directly in the path of Howards' car. The BeauDres were retaining te Chicago'after visiting friends in Kermit Pepi Tarawa 50 degrees. Late Tuesday night, snow cover- ed afl the Panhandle and mast of West and Northwest Texas. Snow flurries wen reported far sooth as Junction acid OB the east In the Abilene area the snow began before daylight aad contin- ued throughout the day. H was See WEATEKB. M. CeL 4 BOWING OUT McCarthy Schedules Last Meet WASHINGTON, Dec. X IB-Sea. McCarthy (R wis) changed his mind today and decided to boU one last set el bearing. Monday a his Senate Investigation subcom- mittee's search f or. Communists defense plants. Last no more public "hearings of subcommittee under his cnairman- ship. Sen. McCWlan.' trvArk) is scheduled to become the chairman the organize the Senate next month. Today, without giving any names, McCarthy said be has ordered 16 witnesses subpoenaed for public testimony Monday morn- ing, afternoon and evening. He said some of the W will identify'othera among whom, he said, "some win tat-i the Fifth Amendment" and refuse to answer questions about alleged Red connections. Damages Stort TEXAHKANA, Dec. (It-Fire today heavily damaged Worn- mack's Clothing Store and en- dangered surrounding buildings. The blaze broke rut shortly after S am. It was brought tinder con- trol about a.m. No estimate of damage was immediately, avail- able. .ONE PRICE ONE PAYMENT ONE TIME you pay for your Abilene Reporter-News by the year Holiday Rates row In effect. Save you money, loo. Subscribe today. NOTHING rUNNT AMWT practical Jote Tuesday tad tbtcw they wtn, hour. The ran hoar crowd, UMW, WM i ;