Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas
HOTWi)t Abilene Reporter-Jietos MORNING"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
VOL. LXIII, NO. 362
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1954—TWENTY FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
TEXON. Tex., June 15 The 1 to inform you and sends deepest Chinese Red Cross said in a tele- condolences and sympathy on the
gram today that Sgt. Rufus E. Douglas, one of the 21 U.S. prisoners of war who chose to stay with the CommurfSsts after being captured in Korea, is dead.
passing away of your nephew, Rufus Elbert Douglas, age 27, at 2000 hours June 8, 1954, in city of Tai-vurn, Spanish province. Cause of death was found to be a rheumatic
RRC Chairman Hints
The 27-year-old West Texas sol- heart disorder with complications, dier died June 8 in a Chinese hos-; Letter will follow pital of “a rheumatic heart dis- The sergeant, whose mother and order with complications.” said a father died while he was a small
telegram to his uncle, H.C. How- child, was reared by an aunt in
aid of Texon. this West Texas town of about
The telegram was received with people and about 90 miles west some suspicion by Mrs. Howard. °* San Angelo.
She said Douglas did not have He was working at the West heart trouble so far as she knew. Texas city of Odessa when he was
"1 think the ‘complications’ were called into the service. He was
caused by them—the Reds, she captured Jan. I, 1951, while with he's never Deen sick in his life exsaid. ‘ I’ve told my husband many Headquarters, First Battery, 19th cept for the ordinary childhood
times that boy wouldn't last a Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, diseases.”
year there. And 1 don't think the "If he had ever had heart trou- She described Douglas as *‘a
others will either. ble, we never heard of it, and I big, gangling boy” of medium
rJ he telegram said: j think we would have,” Mrs. How- height and weighing about 150
"The Red Cross of China regrets ard said. “So far as we’ve known j pounds when she saw him last.
SGT. RUFUS DOUGLAS • . with complications?
Ranger Pair Die In Head-on Crash Stir Storms
Red Cross Aid Pay Demands
Scientist Called Red, Patriot In Oppenheimer Transcript
WASHINGTON. June 15 (A— j "He is a very human man, a Atomic scientist J. Robert Oppen-1 sensitive man. a very well edu-heimer was variously pictured at cated man. a man of complete in-his recent security hearing as a tegrity in my association with him. probable Russian agent and as a And a very devoted man to his
patriotic American, a transcript of the proceedings showed tonight.
The praise for Oppenheimer came from Gordon Dean, former chairman of the Atomic Energy
country, and certainly to the commission. No question of these things is in my mind.”
Borden read a letter he said he wrote to FBI chief J. Edgar
RANGER. June 15 (RNS»-Two Ranger men were killed Tuesday morning in a rain-lashed head-on collision near Weatherford. A Weatherford man was injured.
Dead are Thomas A. Cunningham. 62. a Ranger barber, and John E. Hatton, 29, a farmer residing four and a half miles north of Ranger on the Caddo road.
Injured was Nig Pearson, about 40, of Weatherford. He was taken j to the Medical and Surgical Clinic j at Weatherford, where attendants j said his condition was not critical, j The wreck occurred about 5:45 1 a.m. 10 miles west of Weatherford j on U. S. Highway 80. Cause was
Plains and Charles Cunningham of San Angelo.
Hatton was born at Ranger and since graduating from high school here in 1942 had resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hatton, and engaged in farming.
Besides his parents, he is survived by five brothers, Billy Tom. Kenneth, Maurice, Royce Dale and Rex, all of the home.
Commission. The condemnation Hoover Nov. 7, 1953 The letter came from William L. Borden, for- j related a series of charges against mer executive secretary of the Oppenheimer, most of which had
Senate-House Atomic Commute The two men were among many
been brought out—and denied by Oppenheimer—but which Borden
who testified pro and con in the said justified the belief that Op-lengthy hearing conducted by a j penheimer willingly spied for the special AEC security board. The Soviets.
board ruled on May 27 that Op- Borden said of Oppenheimer: penheimer was a loyal American, “He had no ck*» friends tx-but decided 2-1 that he was a se- cept Communistf. eurity risk not entitled to access “He had at least one Communist
to atomic data.
Oppenheimer. a principal builder of the atomic bomb, has denied b« ever was a Communist, although he said he did have Red association in the past. He has expressed complete devotion to America, and Dean backed him m these words:
WF&S Railroad Gets Permission To Abandon Line
WASHINGTON, June 15 f-The Interstate Commerce Commission i today gave permission to the Wichita Falls & Southern Railroad Co. to abandon its entire 168 miles of line in seven Texas counties. |
The abandonment, also permits Wichita to suspend its operation of trackage rights over a portion of the line of the Fort Worth k Denver Railway Co, in Wichita County, Tex.
The commission also approved acquisition of the north segment of the Wichita by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co. on a three-year experimental basis. Control would be through purchase of Wichita's entire outstanding se 1 curities and obligations
Abandonment of the segment not to be acquired by Rock Island would become effective 40 days after issuance ol a certificate by the commission.
"He belonged only to Communist organizations, apart from professional affiliations.
“He was in frequent contact with Soviet espionage agents. * Relieved Red Agent
Borden also said his opinion that Oppenheimer "more probably than not is an agent of the Soviet In ion” was based on 'evidence indicating” he hired a number of Communists for the A-bomb project, and supported the H-bomb until an A-bomb was dropped on
Hiroshima "on which day he personally urged each senior individual working in this field to desist.” | not_ immediately determined.
Borden’s letter was admitted to the record over the objections of counsel for Oppenheimer, who protested against bringing in a witness ‘‘to make this kind of an accusation not dreamed of in this proceeding up to this point.”
The 992-page volume of the transcript of the security board hearing* had been distributed for publication at noon tomorrow.
However, radio commentator Fulton Lewis Jr., broadcast excerpts tonight, saying he was "deliberately violating” the restriction as to time of publication.
Noting that Oppenheimer» lawyers already had made some document texts public and that they had issued what he called “propaganda statements," Lewis said;
"I, for one, am tired of the phony business of reports and documents being leaked to a selected if motley collection of the leftwing press, while the rest of the news world toddles along behind.’’
After Lewis had made his national broadcast, wire services released their own .'".Hints
Cohn Lauds McCarthy As End Nears
Cunningham and Hatton were enrouie from Ranger to the veter-1 WASraNaI0N, Jime 15 ur-The anr hospital at Dallas. Hatton was McCarthy.Arn1y drama rfached its driving t unningham s car. fmai act today after a fervent
Funeral arrangements for both 1 trjbu^e t0 McCarthy iR-Wis). . „
Cunninjham and Hatton are pond- hjs chkf couraeli Roy M | community that collects
Cohn turned the witness stand
ing at Killingsworth Funeral Home
at Ranger. . j ^ ...
Cunningham had lived in Ran- | i should it supplement Red Cross
ger all his life and was a barber “ " ‘
LOS ANGELES, June 15 (JV-A statement by the chairman of the American National Red Cross that some tornado-stricken cities hadn’t reimbursed the Red Cross for help kicked up a cross country storm today.
Chairman E. Roland Harriman. addressing the American National Red Cross convention yesterday, singled out Flint, Mich. The mayor of Flint said today this was “an unjustified attack on the people and the city.”
Harriman said, "This kind of situation has also happened elsewhere,” and another Red Cross official said two other cities hit by tornadoes last year, Waco, Tex. and Worcester, Mass, were involved.
The crux of the controversy semed to be: Should a stricken a supplemental fund reimburse the Red Cross for meeting basic needs? Or
at the Jack Garner Barber Shop.
He was a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by a son, C. C. of Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Benx and Dell, both of Ranger; two sisters. Mrs. Emma i year-old Cohn by inference defend
tify tomorrow as the final witness, and praised the senator as "a great American” whose “only crime has been doing his level best to try and protect the nation from Communist infiltration.”
help and try to rehabilitate victims as nearly as possible to the previous status?
Harriman told the convention: “Developments in recent disas-
. ter operations make it necessary
In almost reverent tones, the 77-1 for lhe Cf0S# t0 relurn iu
previous practice of conducting
Bearden and Mrs. Marx’ Wheat, ed McCarthy against the reckless gp^ial campaigns when disasters both of Ranger; and three half- cruelty” charge burled at him last str£e
Reserve Stock Big; Demand Still Same
AUSTIN, June 15 (AP)—High stocks of crude oil and gasoline and a smaller than predicted demand for gasoline prompted Railroad Commission Chairman Ernest O. Thompson to suggest today the current rate of oil production is excessive.
Thompson’s press statement implied—but did not expressly say—that curtailment of the Texas oil allowable is likely after the commission hears testimony at the statewide proration meeting in San Angelo Friday.
; The July oil order will be ; based on Friday’s hearing.
Thompson reported ad-, vance indications of how much Texas oil is wanted by purchasers total 2.882,168 barrels, a decline of 84.067 j barrels from a month ago.
The Bureau of Mines estimate of market demand for Texas crude 1 for July is 2.810,000 barrels daily, unchanged from a month earlier. Gov. Shivers wilT spend Wed-1 Thompson said the needed oil nesday night in Abilene. could come either from current
This was reported by R. M ; d»Hy production mjrarn «tte-Wagstaff. Abilene Democrat who s.ye storage or from boft said the state s chief executive Toj4'"al‘°" “ Li
probably will arrive about 6 0r »** ,
7 p.m. and leave early Thursday. June 5-
, „ _ . . .. . . ■ • THhis is in excess of needs as
Jim McCormick, president of the t0 when our survey was
pro-Shivers faction of a oung made jatejv in op€n hearing for Democratic Clubs of Texas, also ^at se will be in Abilene Wednesday. .a^lina '.fence was 173,704,*
000 barrels, up 15 per cent over The McCormick visit was report- same ¿ate one year ago. ed by Earl M. Rauch. Abilene, “There is being reported soma member of the state Democratic 174,000 barrels of crude being offer-executive committee. McCormick with „g takers on the Gulf is expected about 8 p.m. t cgast,
"This would indicate current oversupply of crude above current requeriments and above needed
Shivers Visits Here Today; Plans Unclear
brothers, George Cunningham of
Abilene. Bob Cunningham of Cross
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Radia, TV ............ 8
Farm, Market*..... 9
Stop or Go? What's Right With Left Turn on Sayles?
week by the Army side s chief I
counsel, Joseph N. Welch.
"I have never known a man,”
said Cohn, “with less unkindness . . . with less lack of charity in his soul.”
End Nears Fast
The end of the long-drawn-out televised hearings approached swiftly w ith both Cohn and Francis P. Carr, staff director of McCarthy’s Senate Investigations subcommittee, winding up their testimony.
BY JOHN DA Ml SON
Who understands how to navigate the maze of traffic lights at three intersections on Sayles Blvd ?
What's the procedure for mak ing left turns at the three intersections- South Seventh, South 11th and South 14th Sts ?
Sure, the uninformed motorist «ays, just follow* the light.«
This theory has been followed by experienced Abilenians at Say les and South Seventh to avoid
insurance company and replace disaster losses on the basis of
loss . . .
"When a community wishes to spend disaster funds raised by
its own citizens in its own way, it
Welch, whose cross-examination nas every right to do so. But first of McCarthy will largely determine thing« come first.” how soon the end will come, told i Speni $604 004
newsmen there ia a good chance He sakJ ^ ^ a tornado
the curtain will fall tomorrow. i slruck Fliflt last Jum? the Red
Cohn s last round of cross-exam cross "spent nearly $600.000 con-ination took only 25 minutes. Apart; iributed by all the country*. Mean-from his volunteered tribute to Me- j while a committee in Flint solicit-Carthy, about all he did was to ed funds and received over $900.-j deny in terms of contempt a sug ooo. Not one cent erf this was j gestion from the Army side that turned over to Red Cross to meet j he—and not the Wisconsin senator needs.”
; —has been in control of the Me- Officials of the Flint Red Fea-j from Sayles Blvd . which becomes. disobey the law. They go into the earthy subcommittee. ther Fund said minutes of a meet-
more narrow from South Ninth intersection as though only one M„rartKv ^ Welch tangled J ing with Red Cross representatives
Wagstaff declined to give the scource of his information concerning the Shivers trip.
McCormick sent a telegram to I storage for orderly operation of the
‘The American people have sup-; another prominent Abilene Young industry,
ported the Red Cross disaster pro- Democrat, too, but his person de- “Gasoline sales have not come
grams because they have been in t0 be named. He said he UP to predicted increases of mar-
sympathy with . . . our sound poi- j didn’t know if the telegram was j ket demand. The general estimates
icy of meeting . . . basic needs supposed to be made public. were from 4 to 5 per cent increass
aiooe * * * I Apparently a meeting will be abov laf onlv about 2 or
“We have ne'er considered that held here Wednesday night of pro- has been onl. abo -
tte public wah« us to .ct »»¡Shiv« Young Democrats. Ar- ^lav. been coo-
rangements for the meeting were' -
not complete as of Tuesday pight, 1 se<juenll> exces^ -
interviews with various Democrats indicated.
One political speculator suggested Shivers might name his Abilene campaign manager during his visit, but another ruled this possibility out.
The Associated Press reported that Shivers was to attend a soil conservation meeting in Amarillo Wednesday. He was to come to Abilene after a stop in Lubbock. He had a Thursday speaking engagement in Corpus Christ l and w as to be m Fort Worth Friday for the Texas Press Association meeting.
_ tt. .. . .. . , McCarthy and Welch tangled, ----------- ,
traffic light were regulating their briefly when the 63-year-old Boston j two days after the June 8, 1953.
Sayles, traffic stream. Several motorists lawver questioned the word of the tornado showed the Red Cross was for purposes of traffic law enforce- violated the law while the mea- saQa,or-s secretary Mrs Mary! w illing to aid regardless of money
mcnt. is a two-way street when surement* were being taken. ' 1
The law provides that
Driscoll, who had testified pre-
tin* esplanade is 30 feet v.de or It’s Hazardous vtously she typed a Jan. 17 memo
wider. City Attorney Dan T. So* j Chief Hallmark described the from Carr to McCarthy,
rells said Tuesday afternoon. City South 11th and South 14th cross- ,.j . jjj not ( t..
mSS as -harardous.- tt*. a soodl . , Car,, realms a pr*
,d.a for a motorist to ¿«through «,Mmi over a serms ol
both intersections as quickly
Houston Loyalists May Fight Vote
getting traffic tickets. Some tic kets have been issued at this in
The north segment, from South | terseCtion, Police Chief C. Z. Hall
Hanlon to Wichita FalU includes mark sajd Tuesday afternoon.
105 miles of track. The Sayles-South Seventh St. in
Texas counties affected by the tersection is a spacious affair. Us ^rai>l.v wider than that at South
abandonment include Wichita. Ar- netessarv to understand it, before Seventh,
cher. Young, Stephens, Eastland,1 digging into the other two tarther! Thl' «arrow esplanade
Judge A. K Doss agreed.
How wide is the esplanade at 'South 11th and South 14th Sts. crossings?
Chief Hallmark answered this question with a personal inspection and a tape measure. The j esplanade was :i2 feet w ide at both intersections. It was consid-
, L HOUSTON. June 15 <f> — The
$150.000 of the disaster funo cjldurman 0f Harris County loyalist iven to the Red cross, thnf ik*
The Texas oil allowable as of Saturday was 2,991 938 barrels per day. Actual production was running 2,751.075 barrels per day.
Government Asks Guilty Verdict
WASHINGTON, June 15 ¿v-U. S. Dist. Atty. Leo Rover asked a federal jury today to find four Puerto Ricans guilty in the shooting of five congressmen, so the world would know “they can't make a shooting gallery* out ot our Hou»e of Representatives.”
Rover exhorted the jury* of seven * men and five women to find each defendant guilty on each of five counts erf assault with intent to kill and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Krath and Comanche
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NOHTH CUNTHAl, 11.X AS I’artly citwtdy and * «rm Wedneeday and Thui* day ulth widely SvAtteied afternoon nnd *\ et'inf thviitdrndernM
Vti s'T IRXA.S Parity cloudy and warm WedneMiay and Thwi «lay with widely emMered late artarnnoa and e^rotni fhundeiateim* in ail e»t*ey* Bt* Bend «nuntry and the FI P»*o arra CART AND SOUTH CKNTBAI TRXVS Partly cloudy and warn* Wednesday and Ihurwday "dh widely »«altered after**«m and t' et'Mf thunder* ho* er* Bmntly "i north portion Moderate 1» Walty tre*h •nutherly wind» on tto- >«'»*t, ri.MPl.lt VTl «I S
The narrow esplanade at the South lith and South 14th Sts. crossings has proved to be a headache for motorists. Because the
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Savles-South Stvnth intmwnkm «»ptnet« n narrow, motorists: conclwl«!.
from any direction with little fear of a collision He goes through the firat light, then starts his left turn half way through the intersection, he is confronted with another light, j If it is red. he waits—he has
plenty of room. After getting a The state may over-rule the green light, he proceeds safely on ^ity in its decision to allow motor-his way. ists to make right tunur on a red
The law requires the motorists light after a stop when going from to stop for all red light!» at the Sayles Blvd. to South First St intersections. The law* stems from) This was reported Tuesday
possible, he said.
The law* requires motorists to stop at all red lights at both intersections. he said. This includes left turns. If a collision occurs in one of the intersections, the motorist who had disobeyed the red light will be at fault he added.
In addition, a motorist makes himself liable to arrest by ignoring red lights at the intersections, even if no collision occurs, the chief
' Ellis H. Warren, chairman of the Flint fund, said he thought
about i w
v\as gnen to the Redl Cross. Democrats predicted today that the i Co Id FrOHt LcO'CS Trustees Ov the the disaster iund . Executive Commiltee’a for- j Tnkeic Rain
said in Waco today that money muU for determining convention; Uusr/ 1 0KCS lvam
State May Change City's Right Turn Rule on Sayles
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the width of the Sayles esplanade The esplanade is the island or center strip which separate« north bound traftice from south bound traffic. Sayles, from a legal standpoint, actually* is two parallel one way street*.
Chief Hallmark said the rules for making left turns at the Sayles South lllh and Savles-South 14th intersections are the same as
afternoon by City Manager Austin 1* Hancock and J. C <Jake> Roberts, district engineer for the State Highway Department.
Previously right turns on a red light were not permitted at this intersection. Two or three days ago, however, the city put up a sign authorizing the mi light turns. This was at the request of some residents who sometimes use
here, but it doesn't influence me,
Welch’s argument: The memo
was headed "Francis P. Carr to
Sen. McCarthy.” And the lawyer
said Mrs. Driscoll never in her
life called Carr anything but
“Frank" or "Mr. Carr."
Welch went over the lenes of
memos with Carr, almost line-by-
line His obvious purpose, though
* o. . u «. r. _ . . # i he didn’t say so, was to suggest
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MvVarthy-Army feud reached the
Crr Cota McCarthy mram whoM. ,vf„ ^ (und totaW M19.s„M.
"riMS? Arm-V sW‘ •*—W« began to distribute it to l.ntg questioned. ^ tornado victims last June and con*
Ask* Apology 1 tinued to make awards to tornado
McCarthy demanded Welch ei-, victims through May 4, this year, ther apologue to Mrs. Driscoll or, The actual needs of tornado vie- j
be sworn as a witness. : tims required the expenditure of (
Some groans were heard from ail but about $40.000 of this i
the audience, and McCarthy told amount. W e are keeping the bal- j Committee voted yesterday to al-
Welch sharply: a nee for the time being to see if, locate delegations on the basis ot
“I know you’ve got your claque | further ^ the both IVmocraUc and RfPubUcan
••1 lives of widows and children of votes receive«! by Gov. Allan shiv-persons killed in the storm.” | ers in the 1952 general election.
strength will be challenged m
J. Edwin Smith sakl the loyalists hold that the allocation of delegates is in the hands of county chairmen and county executive committees. The State Democratic Executive
A cold front that left dust in its wake as it moved through Abilene about 3 p.m. Tuesday was dumping drenching rains about 10: 2l> p.m. in the Dallas-Stephen-ville-Waco area.
Forecast from the Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport for Wednesday and Thursday called for continued hot with widely scattered showers Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
IT'S 'OBJECT LESSON'
The present South First St. lighting system is the handiwork
fic engineers. Roberts said. After
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commendat’ons for improvement1
Tells Albany C-C of Parr Battle
those for the Sayles-South Seventh the route. Hancock said
intersection. The traffic lights at all tbree intersections are similar Difficulties Arise Difficulty has arisen for motor
Joel Al>up, State Highway De partment traffic engineer from
Nustin. inspected the entire South First St. traffic light facilities
ists at the South 11th and South} Tuesday. Roberts said
14th crossings tweause the inter* I The state has final sav so on
sections are far lesa spacious th»n ■ traffic control on South h irst St.
at South Seventh. j V S. Highway 80». Hancock and
Part ot tha drfUculty spring» Roberta »aid.
of traffic flow, Roberts added,
As to having right turns on a red light from Sayles onto South First, Roberts said, "We think someone might gel killed."
lie pointed out that it is the exception, not the rule, to allow motorists to tuq} onto state highways in the face of a red light, which generally* means stop until a green signal appears.
The physical feature* ot the Sayles South Firtt intersection in crease the danger of a Collision, when right turns on a red light are allowed there Roberts said Final decision on the matter will he made after the reeommeoda turns of AUup are received.
would indicate, prepared between Oct. 2 and March 11.
Almost all the memos tend to bear out the McCarthy camps charge that Army officials—particularly Army counselor John G. Vdams—used Pvt G. David Schme as a “hostage” m an effort to call off the McCarthy investigation of alleged subversives at Ft. Mou-mouth. N. J.
The McCarthy \a*wer
remember Duval Comm Commerce Sara Fullitove, first Kduvw When you doubt the importance ol vice president, introduce«! the of* » is — The Duke visiting the County Commissioners * ficers and directors John W. Bray. Court and the school board remem-
By F.D \. WISHCAMPKR Keporter-N’ew*
ALBANY. June 15 — The Duke of Duval was the dinner topic at the Albany Chamber of Commerce ’ Duval County*, banquet Tuestlay night. Shepperd toki in a minute detail
Attorney John Ben Shepperd toki of the state's investigation into Du-the 175 guests of the State ot Tex-) v*l C«*unty affairs and what it as battle with George «. Parr uncovered: abuse of civil rights, and drew this conclusion i theft and misappropriation of
"Duval County is an objevt les- school and county funds mtimida-son in how democracy fail» when j tion of the opposition and malfeas-we fail. It is a lesson that sh«xild \ a nee of office
Dus ia «he McCarthy* answer to; ^ eVery Texan down to hi» boot
the Army side's original charge that McCarthy and aides—Cohn ea pec tally—tried by improper means to get preferential treatment tot young Schme who w as a subcommittee consultant until the .Army-drafted him.
Caa Happen Anywhere
“What ha* happened in Duval County ran happen anywhere, and will, unless the lesson is tefti ami re-told. When you are in doubt about payruig the poU tax and vet
Shepperd was introduced by Andrew M. Howsley. prominent Albany attorney and oil man who is general counsel of the Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Thomas Toastmaster Toastmaster was Kugene Thom at, president of tha Cham ter of
Jr , second vice president. prcsi'nt-ed out of town visitors. Julian Latham sang, with Mrs Frank Elliott playing piano accompaniment. Tie Rev. J. A. Owen, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, gave the invocation.
Directors for 1954 are John f Sedwick and W, G. Webb. b«*Ui elected for life: 1. M Ch ?m. \ M. Russ. Yates Clayton, G. P Crutchfield. Loren Williams, John II. McGaughey, Sam R, Webb and Arthur H. Dinamoor Miss Ollie E. Clarke, long time manager, continues In that other The banquet was held in the elementary school gymnasium.