Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 269
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1954—THIRTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
CONVENTION OPENS AT 10 A. M.
School Morms (Bless 'em) Give Kids Holiday Today
By DOROTHY DAUGHERTY
Teachers, teachers and more teachers began pouring into Abilene Thursday evening.
Two thousand of them will be here Friday and Saturday for the 13th annual convention of the Oil-belt District 7 of Texas State Teachers Association. And all city schools will have a complete holiday.
Some delegates had Thursday night hotel reservations, but the majority of the instructors will arrive Friday morning.
This is the largest convention Abilene’s had in six years, according to Cecil Warren, conventions committee chairman of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.
Three general sessions are .slated for 10 a.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday. Kach meeting is to be in the Abilene High School auditorium.
Dr. Charles Komine, AHS principal end district president, will conduct each convocation.
At the first meeting. Dr, E. D. I.andreth, pastor of Abilene’s St, Paul Methodist Church, will deliver the invocation.
AHS Band to Play
Robert Fielder is to direct the AHS band in a program, and Abilene School Supt. A. E. Wells will extend the welcome.
Morning address is to be given by William R. Ross, president of Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, Colo,
His topic: “My Defense of Gen-«ral Education.”
Ai the 7:30 p.m. conference. Dr. Kenneth Wells, president of Freedom’s Foundation, VaUey Forge, Pa., is to lecture on ‘‘Your Challenge and Mine — Atomic Year 12.”
Grace Morrow, Abilene high school senior, is to give the invocation. ‘‘A Song for Miss SaUy,” presented by the AHS drama department. will be di'ccted by Ernest
Reception Set Tonight
.A reception .sponsored by the Abilene Classroom Teachers Association is to be held after the night convocation.
Sectional luncheons are set for noon and sectional meetings begins at 2 p.m.
Dr. Richard Von Ende, head of
DEAN WALTER ADAMS ... at principals’ dinner
MARY HOPE WESTBROOK . . . talks to English teachers
dr. RICHARD VON ENDE . . . art luncheon speaker
the Fine Arts division of McMurry College, is to speak at an art luncheon in Bowie School cafeteria at
The educator has served as music professor at Texas State College for Women and head of the music
U.S. Housewives May Soon Get Lower Butter Prices
WASHINGTON. March 11 lyP - , The Ben.son plan reportedly in-
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Secretary of Agriculture Benson told Congress today he may announce Monday, and certainly will by April 1, a plan for getting rid of the government’s vast stock of butter and dairy products. He hinted without coming right out and saying so, that the result may be lower prices.
Speaking of the farm price support program for butter and other commodities, the secretary said:
“The taxpayers have their money in it. and why shouldn’t they get something out of it, too?”
One W’ashington food store chain advertised butter today at 77 cents a pound—and margarine at two pounds for 39 cents.
The government now owns more than a billion pounds of dairy products, including more than 285,0(K),-000 pounds of butter, piled up under the price support program.
Testifying to the House Agriculture Committee. Benson said it Is vital to dispose of these surpluses and “I think we’re about ready to announce a nationwide program In that direction.
DELTA KAPPAS MEET SATURDAY
Delta Kappa Gamma’s breakfast set for 8:15 a. m. today won’t be at 8:15 a. m. today.
It’ll be at that same time on Saturday.
The breakfast, planned as a special event for the Oilbelt District 7, Texas State Teachers Association, was changed to Saturday after a bulletin listing the Friday date was printed.
It will he Saturday — at the Abilene W'omans Club.
McCarthy Jabs Adlai, Murrow in Radio Talk
department at Bethany College, Bethany. W’. VA.
At Fannin School Cafeteria at 12:30 p.m., Mary Hope W’estbrook, chairman of the English department at Tarleton State College in Stephenville, will address English teachers.
Miss Westbrook, a graduate of Tarleton and Texas Technological College, had done further study at the University of Texas.
Dunn Elementary Speaker Dr. Will-Matthls Dunn of McMurry College Is to speak at 12:15 p.m. at Seuth Junior High School to elementary teachers, and Dan A. Gallagher of Abilene will speak at a business education dinner at 12:30
See SCHOOL, Pg. 3-A, Col. 4
Senate Group Urges Chavez Be Unseated
WASHINGTON. March 11 Lf! — A Senate subcommittee, split on party lines, today recommended unseating Sen. Chavez (D-NM* on the ground that there was “flagrant” vote-stealing and other irregularities in New' Mexico’s 191)2 senatorial election.
The two Republicans on the Elections and Privileges .subcommittee, Sens, Potter of Michigan and Barret of Wyoming, filed a majority report saying the election w as such a mess it was impossible to determine whether Chavez or his Ro-publican opponent, Patrick J. Hurley. was the real winner.
A dissenting report is being prepared by the third member and .sole Democrat. Sen. Hennings of Missouri, who said he and “a number of others” would fight against ousting Chavez.
The full Rules Committee, headed by Sen. Jenncr (R-lnd), is scheduled to vote next Tuesday on whether to recommend the election be declared void and Chavez’s seat vacant. If the Republicans are upheld, the full Senate must pass on the question by majority vote.
The Senate now' has 48 Democrats and 47 Republicans. This would be reversed if Chavez were ousted and New Mexico’s Republican Gov. Edwin L. Mechem named a Republican in his place.
Sen. Know’land (R-Calif), the GOP leader, promised a speedy vote if the Rules committee sends the contest to the floor.
The subcommittee Republicans said they were not “casting any aspersicns” personally on Chavez. But the senator promptly blasted their findings as “a tremendous insult to -the people and the officials of New Mexico. Chavez added In a statement that Hennings’ report would prove "distortions of law and fact” by the Republicans.
would bring down prices for the housewife. It is understood to contemplate increasing the amount of surpluses devoted to welfare and school lunch purposes.
“Discussing the disposal idea with reporters, Benson remarked: “We’ll have to go beyond the school lunch program.”
He said he may have an official announcement on the disposal plan at a .Monday news conference. Definitely, he said, there will be an announcement by April 1.
That is the date on which Benson has ordered lower price supports for dairy products into effect. The secretary said the reduction might mean milk producers will get 35 to 45 cents less per 100 pounds and that the consumer will pay one cent less a quart.
Benson was testifying for the second day in a row in behalf of the administration’s program to replace rigid with flexible price supports. He faced a largely hostile committee.
Abilenian Killed In Storm Mishap
DENVER CITY, March 11. — (RNS) — One Abilene man was killed and another critically injured about 3 p.m. Thursday during a blinding spd storm between Bronco and Plains.
George McGee, 48, of 758 Palm St.. was killed Instantly when his Ford panel pick-up smashed into the rear of a truck loaded with
pipe. . ^ _
His companion, Quinton Leon (Bud) Smith. 25. of 1625 South Sixth St.. had a severe brain concussion. He was taken from Denver City Hospital to an El Paso hospital for brain surgery.
Visibility was cut to less than 20 feet when the Ford ran under the truckload of pipe.
Skid marks an the pavement showed the panel truck evidently was traveling in the same direcüon as the truck, and was moving too fast to stop quickly. The Ford ran
Critics of Polio Vaccine Answered
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into the right rear end of the vehicle ahead.
Deputy Sheriff Robert Chambliss of Plains said the sand was so heavy he was within a car length of the accident and drove by before he saw the wreck.
Smith, was taken to El Paso by ambulance. Sand forced cancellation of plane flights.
Mr. McG<‘e’s body was taken to a Brownfield funeral home.
Mr. McGee was selling auto parts, calling on garages in west Texas towns. Smith’s aunt In Abilene believed her nephew had been hired to help him drive.
Relatives of the Injured man left Abilene Thursday afternoon for El Paso.
He lived in Abilene with his mother, Mrs. Carrie Smith. A sister, Mrs. Bobby Dean Boyce, lives at the same address, 1629 South Sixth St.
Smith was born in Abilene and had been working at a filling station here.
Mr. McGee’s survivors include his father. T. A. McGee, and a brother, N. B. McGee, both of 758 Palm St.. and a sister. Mrs. Gus-telle Mueller of Lubbock.
TRAINS COLLIDE IN STATIO.N—-The diesel engine of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Lil> erty Limited (right) is buckled following a collision in Union station in Chicago with a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy train (left) which was backing into the terminal. Union station officials said both trains w’ere moving slowly at the time of the crash. Twelve passengers aboard the Liberty Limited w'ere injured, none seriously. _
Two Men Held IC-City School Head
In Haskell IComes Under Fire Girl's Death
CHICAGO. March Mrs. Ver-
nia vSkalns of Haskell, Tex., called at the coroner’s office today to pick up the belongings of her daughter, Ozeila, 24, who was found dead on the street IMesday.
A chiropractor, John Cioetschel, 26, and a friend, George Malek. 27, are charged with attempted abortion as a result of an investigation of Miss Skains’ death.
Coroner Walter McCarran gave the Mother a check for $159. representing the amount of money found in Miss Skains’ effects. The younger woman, a Dallas Telephone operator, had come to Chicago to visit Goetschel with whom she had become acquainted while he was in Military service in the Southwest.
Dr. Jonas E. Salk confidently answered all critics of his polio vaccine tonight and announced it now appears the vaccine can even give you life-long protection.
From new studies, he said, the vaccine looks better than ever as a really practical way of ending the scourge of polio.
No Reason To Delay He said he sees no reason to delay mass tests on children because of any doubts about its safety. supply, or potency.
Nearly five thousand Pittsbui'gh-area youngsters already have had
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vaccine and its availability if it bodies against one or more tyi>es p.nhandie early Friday; Saturday fair
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cloudy to partly cloudy, windy and cooler. Saturday f*lr and cool
Starting in two to three weeks. I creating antibodies. Dr. Sabin is Dr. Sabin raised questions about working on a live virus vaccine, possible unknown effects of the i Most of us already have anti-
given later to all the nation’s 46 them when live virus invaded us
One by one. Dr. Salk, young University of Pittsburgh bacteriologist. answered these questions, plus others raised by other persons.
The vaccine is made of polio virus, of all three paralyzing tjpes, which is grown on monkey kidney tissue. Then the viruses are killed
during epidemics, and most of us never knew about it. Sickness or paraiy.sis apparently comes if we don’t have antibodies standing on | guard, or don’t make them quick-j ly enough. !
Booster Shot Is Key !
But Dr. Salk disclosed that a ^ series of innoc'ulations with dead vims can create a tremendous
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in the arm from the shots. Dr. Salk declared.
Because the vimses are dead, some scientists have felt the vac-
dren who never had any natural antibodies to start with.
The key is a booster shot, given
Earlier today. Dr. Albert B. Sab- j cine would not stimulate enough two early shots.
In Cincinnati vims expert, said in' antibodies to give effective or long- -jhe fjrst shots “sensitize” a per a news conference in Detroit that lasting immunity, he felt the mass tests should be i They have favored using a live
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Cool FronI Due lo Hall Texas Heal
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gale-force winds blew choking dust through West Texas Thursday ahead of a cool surge of air due to ease the state’s March heat wave.
The cool front would bring scattered thunderstorms and lower temperatures, the Weather Bureau said. Light snow was forecast for the upper Panhandle late Thursday or Friday.
Weathermen said the mass of cooler air w'ould probably not cause severe storms unless it overran warm, moist air blanketing the state.
If that happened, vicious storms rould be .set off.
Grit Moving In Late Thursday thick grit blank-1 eted West Texas behind a line | from the Panhandle to the Big Bend Country on the Mexican bor- j der. The Weather Bureau said the dust would likely drift northeast! into Central and upper Texas. j The winds blasted eroded -New i Mexico farm lands with the worst dust storm of the year.
The du.st was whipped by winds reaching 84 miles an hour in gusta at Guadalupe Pass near Salt Flat.!
Swirling grit cut visibility to less i than a mile at many points.
The hot dry blasts blew off the Mexican desert.
But behind the stifling winds came refreshing air. The front passed El Paso at mid-afternoon, and was due in the Dallas area by Friday morning.
Temperatures were about 10 degrees cooler behind the front.
Scattered showers were forecast for West Texas and East and South Central Texas These conditions prevailed late Thursday: j
Winds of 42 miles with gusts of 60 buffeted El Paso, where visibility was down to b mile by dust.
COI.ORAIiO CITY, March 11. (RNSi — Dr. J. D. Williams, Colorado City veterinarian and school board member, is seeking to have the school .superintendent’s 2-year contract revoked.
It was learned Thursday that Dr. WJlllam.s sought, at the Monday night board meeting, a motion rescinding action taken last year when Ed K. Williams, superintendent, was given the contract.
Dr. Williams said Thursday night he considered the action illegal as it was taken at a .special meeting called for the purpose of discussing school insurance.
“I don’t think last year’s board had a legal right to make a new* contract,” he said. “Two members of the pre.sent board have had no chance to act on the superintendent’s contract.”
He .said the school board president, W. R, I’owell, refused to ask for a second to the motion and thus delayed any action until he, Dr. Williams, was forced to leave on an emergency call.
He said he was sure another
board member. T. A. Northcutt, would have seconded the motion, but “the president never asked for a second,”
AKso present at the meeting were members Horace W'hlte, Lon Sfraln, and Thurston Smith, and })oard secretary Jim Watson. Member V. T. McCabe was In a San .Angelo hospital.
“I have been very rritlcal of WJlliam.s* administrative ability for several years,” Dr. Williams said, but he refused to say out-
See C-CITY, Pg. 3-A, Col. 7
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WASHINGTON, March II — Sen. McCarthy said tonight that Adlai Stevenson lied on one phast of communism in government and that Commentator Edward R. ^ Murrow was once described as an adviser to a “Communist propaganda school.”
Striking back at a string of critics, McCarthy said. too. that he would take the word of Abraham Lincoln over that of Sen. Flanders iR-Vt», as to where the peril to the nation lies. McCarthy quoted Lincoln as saying that if the nation is destroyed it wiil be destroyed from within, while Flanders recently held that the real Communist peril comes from abroad, rather than from inside this country.
McCarthy delivereil hl.s blasts in a questlon-aml-answer radio session with Fulton lApwis Jr., over the Mutual network Lewis started off by a.sking about Stevenson’s speech at Miami Beach. Fla, Saturday night attacking both McCarthy and the Eisenhower administration. At one point Stevenson said that among all the security risks the administration claims to have removed from the government, “only one alleged active Communist has been found.” “That, of course.” McCarthy said, “Is strictly untrue and Adlal knew that, or should know It.”
He went on to name three persons he said have been let out of the government in support of his point.
Turning to a television criticism Murrow directed at McCarthy, lAewls asked if the senator had any answer to that. Murrow i* a CBS commentator, who said McCarthy repeatedly has been stepping over the line between investigating and persecuting.
Classing Murrow wild what he termed the “extreme left wing bleeding heait elements of television sad rsdio," McCarthy said he had a J935 clipping from the Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph listing Edward R. Murrow as American adviser to a Communist propaganda school.
The senator said Murrow was described as on the national advisory council of Moscow University, an Institution advocating violent overthrow of the government.
“'I’his,” the senator said, “may explain why Edward H. Murrow feels he must, week after week, smear McCarthy.”
Maybe, McCarthy said. Murrow is worried over a connection with the Moscow University and about exposure of some of his friends. For Flanders, who gave McCarthy the roughest going-over h# had received from any Senate Republican. the Wisconsin senator
Sts MCCARTHY, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2
END OF A RED NIGHT.^IARE—Exhausttni by a long journey, a small boy and girl, comforted by an old woman, fall asleep aboard a transport crossing the *\ustro Hungarian border. About 1272 Greek hostages, taken by the Communists during the Greek civU war in 1947 and 1948, were aboard. They were living in Hungarian concentration camps until the Red Cross obtained their release. It was reported that the transport had to detour through Austria and Italy because Hungarian authorities refused to release the Greek returnees to Yugoslav authorities.__Abilene Welcomes Oilbelt Teachers to Meeting