Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 146 Ataocialed Prea (AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. 12, 1954—TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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SPEED LIMITS RADAR ENFORCED
LOOK OUT! — The highway sign in the top picture is one of many warning motorists that speed limits will be enforced by radar beginning Monday. Below, Highway Patrolman Ross Kemp displays the radar unit that will be put to work catching speeders in the Abilene district. (Staff Photos).
Radar to Enforce State Speed Limit
Speed limits on highways in Texa.s will be enforced by radar beginning Monday.
Highway signs reading “Speed Limit Radar Enforced” have already gone up.
ner the rate of »peed of the »p-proaching car can be shown on the meter. The radar checks the speed of traffic only on the one lane.
A highway patrolman operating
And already, the psychological unit ntust watch «le speed
effect of these signs has cut sharp- uf each vehicle approaching and
ly the number of speeders, Highway Patrolman Ross Kemp said Thursday.
Kemp is district safety officer of the 13-county Abilene Highway: Patrol District.
Speeding Drops He said a patrolman who had worked highways east of the city Wednesday told him he hadn’t had to stop for a driver for exceeding the speed limit all that day.
The abrupt drop in speeding was attributed to the signs.
Kemp is tnthusiastic over the beginning of speed law's enforcement by radar, especially at this time of year.
Highway patrolmen are hopeful, he said, that the radar system will cut down the tremendous death toll counted each year during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
He said the radar system will be put into operation by highway patrolmen throughout the state Monday.
Signs have been erected on every highway leading out of Abilene and at other towns in the district. The signs are about six feet long and three feet wide. They are located just beyond the 60-55 mile per hour speed limit signs Radar I'nUs Mobile The radar units are mobile, but are operated from a stationary position. They aren’t very impressive in appearance, but are sure-fire on clocking speed of automobiles. as was shown in a trial
get a full description of those vehicles exceeding the speed limit,
See RADAR, Pg. 2-A, Col. I
3,000 Exes Due at McM Homecoming
More than 3,000 exes and alumni of McMurry College are expected to return to the Reservation Friday for McMurry’s 31st annual homecoming.
Preparations for the reunion will come into sharp focus Friday at 9 a.m., when McMurry’s current crop of Indians put up their traditional Tepee Village, between President Hall girls’ dormitory and South 14th St.
After an 8 a.m. student as sembly, 16 organizations within the McMurry Tribe will put up tepees. The tepee selected “most authentic” will be awarded a trophy, in the form af a miniature totem pole, by the McMurry Student Association.
Holiday Decreed Dr. Harold G. Cooke, McMurry president, declared an official holiday for the college Friday, in order that students might have time to erect the Tepee Village and be on hand to greet returning exes.
Next item on the homecoming agenda, after the Tepee Village is in order, will be coronation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday in Radford Memorial Auditorium.
By that time, a large percentage of the returning exes will be on hand to see a program in their , honor, presentation of class favor-: ites, crowning of Chief McMurry and the Reservation Princess, and ! pinning of the colors on football players.
From Radford Auditorium, the assembly will proceed to the Tepee Village, to witness authentic Indian dances performed by the Boy Scout dancers from Kotso Lodge. Order of the Arrow, Chishom Trail Council.
The scouts will dance at the council fire-lighting ceremony at 9:30 p.m. Friday, and again on Saturday morning during the judging of the tepees. The public is invited to attend either performance, according to Dr. Cooke. He added that youngsters and classes from Abilene public schools will be e.soecially welcome to visit the village.
Exes to Pow Wow
After D.e Indian dances, McMurry exes will get together at Radford Social Hall for an “Exes Pow Wow.” Mrs. J. B. Jordan of Abilene, president of the Alumni .Association, said the informal meeting will feature games, food.
See 3.000. Pg. 2-A, Col. 4
Dixon-Yates Pact Signed; Fight Boils
250 Exes Attend CHS Homecoming
Elderly Aulo (rash Vidim Slill In Coma
William Arnold Boyd, 59, of 1741 North Eighth SL remained unconscious Thursday night from injuries received in a two car-cd-lision about 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
His physician described his condition as “critical.” Boyd, a night-watchman, is at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
His physician said that Boyd’s most severe injury is a skull fracture, Surgery was performed on the injured man Thursday morning.
Boyd also has a fractured left ankle, bruises and abrasions.
Boyd was driving west on North Third St. when his car was struck broadside at the intersection of Treadaway Blvd. and North Third St. Driver of the other car ^as Arthur A, Ashley, 19, of Route 2, Abilene.
Ashley was unhurt. His car was headed south on North Treadaway Blvd. when the accident happened.
City Policeman J. R. Kinney said that Boyd’s car was about 57 feet into the intersection before being hit by the other car. Boyd was thrown from his auto by the impact of the collision.
Both cars received several hundred dollars’ worth of damage. Investigating officers were Policeman Kinney and M. M. Dillard.
By CLARA BETHE COATS Reporter-News Staff Writer
COLE.MAN. Nov. 11 — losing to traditional foes, the Ballinger Bearcats, didn’t dampen spirits of Coleman High School exes, exteachers and board members as they met for their first homecoming on Veterans Day.
An estimated 250 exes registered during the day. School Supt, Terrel Graves, homecoming coordinator, announced. Highlight of the day’s activities was the Coleman-Ballinger football game in the afternoon when the 1910 Coleman High School football team (Coleman’s first) was honored. Members of the team who attended were J. H. Kellett, Howard A. Newsom, Walter Gordon, John Warren, and Jim Ripley, all of Coleman.
Following the football game, which Ballinger won 19-0, five open houses were held at the same time. They were at the Bluecat field house, at the band hall, in
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demonstration of one of the units building, and the recrea
tion hall, A former CHS coach,
here earlier this year.
One unit will be in of>eration in the Abilene di.slrict. Approximately 16 to 19 other units will be in use elsewhere in the state. They cost about $650 each.
A radar unit operator must be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, just the same as radio and TV operators. All highway patrolmen are licensed. Kemp said, but for the present he will operate the unit in this dis-trict.
The radar unit is in a metal “box” not much bigger than a small typewriter case. An extension plugged in from a 6-volt battery operates it. Another extension from the unit is attached to a speed indicator, a small meter easily held on the palm of one hand.
Rear of Car
The radar unit is attached to the rear of a patrol car. The speed indicator is placed at the dashboard by the operator. "I he radar does not check the speed of automobiles across the highway, but as they approach the rear of the patrol car, which is parked beside the highway.
Kemp said the radar is an electronic speed measuring device that sends out waves and receives waves as they bounce back from an approaching car. In this man-
Robert Russ, now of I.ake View School in San Angelo, attended open house for ex-footballers.
J. E. King. Jr., of Brownwood, a former band leader at Coleman, helped greet ex-musicians along with the new director, Raymond Hike. J. E. is a son of Coleman’s longtime band director, the late Prof. James E. King. Other ex-students were hosts at the open houses.
Mrs. J. A. B. Miller, an ex of 1892, assisted in tagging names on registrants. CHS teachers, who helped in planning for the homecoming. served refreshments and assisted in other host duties.
Exes gathered in the school auditorium after open houses to elect officers for next year’s homecoming N. W. Purcell, a local accountant, was named president; Don Starnes, vice president; and Doris Miller. CHS teacher, secre-tary-treasurer.
Directors named were Mrs. Lewis Jobe, Emmett Walker, Milton Autry, editor of the Coleman County Chronicle, and Mrs. Bertha Edgerton, a teacher.
Supt. Graves introduced one of school’s earliest superintendents, J. E. Hickman. Hickman, who lives on a ranch south of Santa Anna.
came to Coleman High School in 1902. and was there until 1917. He is one of the four superintendents who have served CHS.
Corsages to Ex-Teachers
Supt, Graves announced that Mrs. Bell Patton and Mrs. Jesse Martin, two of Coleman’s longtime teachers, now retired, were to have been especially honored. However, Miss Martin suffered a hip injury and is in Hendrick Hospital in Abilene and Miss Patton is with her. They were sent corsages and a special note from the ex-students.
The day’s activities ended with a dance hosted by the American Legion Post.
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*'nORTh‘*CEWRAL and WE.ST TEXAS -Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday. Not much chanfe In temperature EA.ST AND .SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS —Partly cloudy In the Interior and cloudy with «caUered ihower« near the coaat Friday and Saturday, Not much change in temperature
BRAND NEW TFXAN—Sunny Texas skies beckoned to Sheryl Ann KoWe (sending center) above, who has spent most of her four years of life battling pneumonia in Michigan. Here, holding the hand of her father, James Kolbe, while mother and baby sister Debra look on, she shows how she can stand and hold her head high despite the back brace she has worn since she was one year old. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley).
Sheryl Ann, 4, Finds Just What Her Doctor Ordered at Albany
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High and low temperature« «ame date la«t year: 71 and 40 Sunset last night 5:41 p m Sunrise today 7:06 a m Sunset tonight 5:40 p m Barometer reading at 9:30 p m 28 57 Relative humidity at 9:30 p.m. 77 per cent.
Lubbock Minister Gets Baptist Job
HOUSTON, Nov. 11 (J^-The Rev. Ben Johnson of Lubbock was elected president of the Texas Baptist Fellowship tonight.
He succeeds the Rev. Claud Bonam of San Antonio, who presided at the fellowship’s semi-annual session at Pasadena.
By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-New* Staff Writer
ALBANY, Nov. 11—A big yellow sun in a cloudless sky greeted Sheryl Ann Kolbe on her first day In 'Texas—just whaL^the doctor ordered.
Sheryl Ann is 4 years old. And almost every day of her life she has been plagued with illness. First, at age six weeks, it was meningitis. Since then she has weathered 28 sieges of pneumonia.
And as if that weren’t enough, polio felled her at seven months.
In all she has made ^ trips to a hospital—more than eight times for each year of her young life.
Doctors advised that Sheryl Ann would have better luck in a warmer. sunnier place than the cold clime of Michigan. Thus, the^deci-sion of her parents to move to Texas.
L400-Mlie Haul It was a long 1,400-mile haul to move from Hesperia, Mich., to Albany. It will also mean a change of occupation for her father, but when they arrived here Thursday they were only thankful that Sheryl Ann was able to run about, even though wearing a brace—and most of all that she could play outside for the first time in two months.
She has had to stay indoors since cold weather set in for Michigan,
But moving to Texas was all a big lark for Sheryl Ann. Her big
gest thrill so far has been to see a cowboy—a real, live cowboy-riding a horse and rounding up cattle. That came as a big surprise but she has already announced that she wants to live on a farm. | The farm life may have to wait awhile. Daddy, who formerly wwk ed at making fireproof steel filing cabinets, is switching to carpentry. He will be employed by E. L. Ingalls on a new home he is building in Albany.
Mrs. Kolbe is distantly related
by marriage to the Ingalls family and it was this relation that induced them to follow the Ingallses from Michigan to Texas.
Fumttiire Lett Behind
They are now staying temporarily at the Hereford Motel while looking for a furnished apartment or hou.se. They had their own furniture in Michigan—had worked long and lovingly to get just what
See SHERYL, Pg. 2-A, Col. 5
MAY AID CHURCH OF CHRIST
Protesfonts Win Itolian Recognition
COLEMAN FOOTBALL PIONEERS — Homecroming activities at Coleman Thursday honored members of Coleman’s first football team, fielded in 1910. Five of th^e original 13 attending were, from left, J. H. Kellett, Howard A. Newsom, Walter Gordon, John Warren, and Jim Ripley. This was the first homecoming for Coleman ex-students. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson)
ROME, Nov. 11 MP»—Italy’s State Council ruled in effect today that the Assembly of God (Pentecostal) churches in Italy are entitled to juridical recognition. This would exempt them from taxes and enable their pastors to hold services freely.
The Council, the nation’s highest magistracy, ordered the Interior Ministry to act on a long-pending petition by these churches for such recognition.
This marked the greatest progress thus far by the Assembly of God during a six-year struggle to gain a legal standing for its houses of worship in this predominately Roman Catholic land. The petition was submitted to the State Council In 1952 after the Interior Ministry failed to give a ruling.
In its findings, the State Council said it had “accepted the petition.” It ordered the Interior Ministry, which has jurisdiction over non-Catholic cults in Italy, “to put the present decision into action.” Premier Mario Scelba is also head of Interior Ministry and it was against him that the churches) petition was filed before the Stale CJouncil June 1, 1952,
The Council’s findings criticized the Interior Ministry for its failure to act thus far and, implicitly, for failing to act according to Italian law. The constitution of the Italian Republic guarantees religious liberty to all.
The Assembly of God, whose center is at Springfield, Mo., lists some 600 churches in Italy, most of them in the south.
Giacomo Rasapepe, Rome attorney for the churches, hailed the Council’s findings as indirectly beneficial also to other Protestant churches seeking recognition in Italy. Chief among these is the Church of Christ, which has had considerable trouble with Italian authorities since the end of World War H.
The Council said the Interior Ministry could not base its case in n<^ taking action on a circular of 15 years ago. issued under Fascism. which prohibited Pentecostal services on the ground that they were “contrary to social order and harmful to the physical and psychic Integrity of the race.”
The discretionary powers of the Interior Ministry, the Council said, “are limited by the law and regulated by the law.”
Conslnidion Date Slill Uncertain
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 W-Th# 500 million dollar Dixon-Yates power contract, center of a boiling political row, was signed today with a last minuta change to hold down profits.
But the bitter controversy over the deal continued: It still is uncertain when the contract actually will go into effect and when construction can start on a big new private power plant across tha Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn. Many Democrats in Congress still hope to torpedo the whola idea.
Fat New Fire
Sen. Anderson (D-NM) declared: "The fat is now In the fire.”
The contract is between the Atomic Energy Commission and the Mississippi Valley Generating Co., which is sponsored by E. H. Dixon’s Middle South Utilities, Inc., and E. A. Yates’ Southern Co,
It calls for bulding a 107 million dollar power generating plant at West Memphis. Ark., to supply power for the Tennes.see Valley Authority in replacement of energy TVA now provides for atomic plants.
Backers say the contract, which President Eisenhower directed the AEC to negotiate, is an efficient, economical way of assuring that TVA’s future need.s for power for its customers will be met. lUh Hour Change Both the government and Dixon-Yates agreed on an eleventh-hour change in the contract that will put ft $600,000 a year ceiling on Dixon-Yates earnings,
AEC said Dixon-Yates said in a Joint statement that they offered to build the plant on suggestion of the President that a private utility take over part of TVA power commitments to AEC, that they didn’t take the initiative, and that “the possibile earnings are too small to make it attractive as a usual business venture.”
The commission said in a statement of its own that the profit ceiling was one of several modtfi-catiofLs benefitting the government,
It listed these others:
1. Provision that the contract, for delivery of up to 600,000 kilowatts of electricity, be extended for up to 20 years beyond the original 25-year base period.
2. Provision to allow the government to take over ownership of the plant and its site at any time within three years after the contract goes into effect.
3. Provision for a federal court to pick an arbitrator to rule on any disputes over contract terms.
4. Provision for advance commission approval of the hiring of any firm that would design or build the plant.
The signing of the contract opened the way for the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committe to vote on a speed-up proposal, urged by Eisenhower, to advance the effective date of the contract and let construction get under way.
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Butternut Repaving to Cost Owners $10 Per Front Foot
Property owners will be assessed $10 per front foot for the widening and repaving of Butternut St. on that portion from South First to 17th Sts.
The city will pay the rest on those blocks from street improvement bond money.
Decision on the amount was made by the City Commission Thursday arternoon at an informal meeting.
Butternut St. will be widened and repaved also from South 17th St, to South Treadaway Blvd., but the cost to property owners on that part wasn’t determined.
The commission set policies and plans on five of the first projects to be built with the recratly authorized |1 million io street im
provement bonds. Those projects included:
(1) Butternut St. widening and repaving.
(2) A bridge over Catciaw Creek at South Fifth St.
(3) Installation of a storm sewer on Vogel Ave. from Victoria St. to Catciaw Creek,
(4) Lowering of high curbs throughout the downtown area.
(5) Repaving and lowering of Grape St. from Ambler Ave. to Anson Ave., and repaving and lowering of Anson Ave. from Grape St. to Pine St. (for better drainage).
Ope» Bid* Dec. 7
City (^(munission will open bids Dec. 7 for the sale of $400,000 worth of the II million street im
provement bonds, the first sale to be made of the authorized issue.
John Berry, the city’s land man, will begin immediately contacting property owners on Butternut SL to get the right-of-way for widening and repaving there. City Engineer M, M. Anderson reported City Engineering Department has completed a right-of-way map.
Butternut St. will be widened to 60-foot (four moving lanes) width under the bond program, all the way from South First St. to Treadaway Blvd. Most of it is now 40 feet wide, but some is only 30.
S-Year Spread For payment of the $10 per front assessment, Butternut St. property
See BUTTERNUT. Pg. I-A, €«L 1