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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas / /0/9 McM 31 ACC 33 Adolphus 6j Midwest. 13 H-SU 33 W.Texas 27 SMU 21 Arkansas 14 Texas 35 TCU 34 Rice 26 A&M 19 Angelo 21 Amarillo 21 Pampa 28 Odessa 14 Midland 41 Borger 13 Tech 55 Tulsa 13 Ohio SI. 28 Purdue 6 OiWTI» PitHad WayWk ^faílme ^^eporter-Betnsí SUNDAY"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 148 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING. NOV. 14, 1954—FIFTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c TOTAL LOSS—A two-hour fire Saturday night destroyed the Taylor Grocery & Market at Tuscola. One of the biggest crowds in the towns history gathered as firemen fought to keep the blaze from spreading to other Main Street buildings. A front view of the store is shown as flames ravaged the building. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley). Temperatures To Take Dip A 5 to 10 degree drop in temperatures is expected to follow a weak cool front due to pass through Abilene at mid-morning Sunday. Saturday night the front, which elipped into Texas from the west, extended along a line just east of Amarillo, Lubbock and Wink. A forecaster at the U.S. W^eather Bureau said weather at Abilene Sunday and Monday would be partly cloudy, with high daytime temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees. There was a chance of light rain here early Sunday morning. As the cool front moved across West Texas, a low pressure center hung motionless in the Gulf of Mexico. Moisture-laden winds curving around it dropped .09 inch of rain at Brownsville and .04 at Beaumont. More scattered showers were expected along the coast because of the low pressure area. Texas Saturday afternoon temperatures ranged from 64 at Dal-hart to 82 at Alice. T uscola Grocery Gutted by Blaze TUSCOLA, Nov.. 13 — Fire destroyed the Taylor Grocery k Market here Saturday night at an estimated cost of $17,000. The blaze started between 8 and 8:15 p.m. from an unknown cause in the rear part of the building. Bill Taylor, owner of the main Texons Suffocat’ed NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13 Two Texas seamen were suffocated by carbon monoxide in the pump room of the tanker San Jacinto last night, Coroner J. T. Reeves said. The victims were Cecil Fountain, Center, and Arthur Howard, Dawson. AF Men Sel Jump Mark W ASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (.fs-The Air Force said today that two of its officers have established a high altitude parachute record, bailing out in Icsi of new equipment from a height of 45,200 feet The record jumps, an announcement disclosed, were made in the Gulf of Mexico area last summer from a B47 jet bomber by Capt. Edward G. Sperry of Tacoma, Wash, and Lt. Henry P. Neilsen of Staten Island, N.Y. The previous record was 42,000 feet, set in 1950 by Maj. Vincent Mazza of the Wright Air Development Center in Ohio. The temperature was 34 degrees below zero, Fahreinheit, when Sperry and Neilsen made their jumps at points more than eight miles up. The two men were testing a downward ejection seat—a device to let crews get out of disabled jet bombers. FOR 2 BUILDINGS McM Board OKs Funds Campaign rhe McMurry College board of istees, meeting Saturday morn-{ at the college, put its unani->us stamp of approval on a fund-ising drive to construct two ildings on the canipu.s in the mediate future. rhe board’s executive committee proved the fund-r;d.‘.i»>c plans 0 weeks ago. preceding the full-ard appioval Saturday. 3r Harold G. Cooke. McMurry isident, said the fund-rai.sing ive will be pul into action im-‘diately. rhe campaign, to be directed Ur. 0. 1’. Clark ot Abilene, iied minister and former act-[-president of McMurry. will seek raise about $7.50.000. These funds ; to be u.'ied for con.struction of new classroom building and a w girls’ dormitory Federal l oan Talked "‘u.s.siblility of securing a loan »m the federal government for istruction of the girls’ dormitoiy IS discussed in the board meet- \t present, the charter of Mc-jrry College prohibits the trus-‘g from borrowing money and eating a lien or debt against the ititution. The charter would have bt «mended by the North-«k Ttxu and New Mexico Coa- HOMECOMING STORY PG. 5-A ferences of the Methodist Church, which own and operate McMnrry, before such a loan could be effected The board passed a motion to request the bishops of the two conferences to call special .se.ssions to consider amending the charter to make the loan pos.sible Bishim Martin .Mfends Bishop William C. Martin of Dallas. who heads the Northwest Texas ronfe ence. was present at the meeting. The New Mexico Conference is under the authority of Bishop W. Angie Smith. McMurry’s propo.sed classroom building, to cost about $345,000, is not affected by the charter, 'be federal loans are made only for the construction of dormitorie.*; and student union buildings. Funds for the classroom building will be raised in a laymen’s campaign to start immediately. Dr Clark said, and all of the money is to hi' raised before construction begins. ’The proposed academic building, to be erected directly east of Me-Murry’s administration building, will have 24 classrooms, offices, lounge, projection room and other qiecial room«. street business, said the building and atock were a total loss. He sw the lai,» at about $17,000 f )i the luild ’ stock which were partially covUed by insur-anre. Two fire engines from Abilene and one from Winters were called. Firemen extinguished the blaze about 10 p.m. Damage was confined to the grocery building. The store was gutted, with only part of the front w'all and a side wall left standing. Bill Hayes of Abilene, who was at the scene, said shot gun shells, .22 cartridges and cans exploded as merchandise burned. A barber shop adjoining the store on the east was not damaged and firemen wet down another business building nearby on the west to prevent it catching fire. Taylor said he had closed the store about 30 minutes before the flames were discovered. He had operated the business about five years. 'Sen. Johnson in '56 Proposed by Shivers 15 Trapped As Explosion Blasts Mine FARMINGTON. W. Va.. Nov. 13 (jB — A terrific explosion killed one man and trapped 15 others, apparently beyond hope of rescue, in the No. 9 mine of the Farmington area. Spokesmen for United Mine Workers Union said there was little hope for the trapped men. Efforts to communicate with them still were fruitless four hours after the blast, which was heard up to five miles away and sent black smoke belching into the sky. About 200 men would have been in the mine ordinarily, but because it was Saturday only 15 maintenance men were below ground getting ready for next week’s work. The one known victim was Howard Jenkins of Farmington, 38, and the father of four children. He was a lamp maintainer, working in the portal building. The explosion wrecked the building and dumped a coal bin on him, a fellow employe said. State police kept a crowd of “several hundred" wives, children and relatives back from the wrecked mine buildings. Farmington is eight miles west of Fairmont in the north central coal fields of West Virginia, just below the southwest tip of Pennsylvania and about 65 airline miles south of Pittsburgh. P. R. Priester. manager of the mine’s supply company, said it could not be determined immediately what caused the explosion or where it originated. TAX TAKE UP; WHY IS COUNTY IN RED? Why is Taylor County in financial quick-sand despite a greatly increased tax levy? Why has the county suddenly sunk to an unsound footing after years of recognition as having one of the state’s most conservative and least-costly county governments? Read today the reasons behind this paradoxical situation in the first of a series of articles on Page 1, Section B, of the big Sunday edition of the Reporter-News. News Editor Dick Tarpley gives Reporter-News readers his first report on county finances, which follows a six-week survey of county records by the paper. Subsequent reports will follow on the financial status of various offices, departments, and operating funds of the county. Asks Candidacy In President Race AUSTIN, Nov. 13 (AP>—Editor Sam Wood said today Gov. Shivers has proposed Sen. Lyndon Johnson as a compromise Democratic presid presidential candidate in 1956. Wood, managing editor of Waco News-Tribune and County T reasurer J. R. Clark Dies NEWS INDEX SECTION A McMurry Homecomi«« Obituaries ......... Oil News .    . SECTION B County Finencet . . • City Hall Boot...... Who's New ........ Business Outlook .... Candid Outlook ..... History of Abilene ... Book Poge  ...... Editoriols........... Amusements ...    . SECTION C Abilene Club Officers Netionol Music Club .. Garden Topics ....... Abifeno Newcomers . . Doll Show ..... Fashionably Spcoking . Campus Chotter Hollywood Beauty SECTION D Soorts News ....... Clossified ........ Form Newt ........ Church Pnge........ Rodio, TV.......... ... 5 B 10, 11 ... 1 ... 1 ... 3 ... 4 4 . 6 .. . 7 8 10, 11 . 1 . 2 . 2 . 5 . 8 » 11 12 1-5 6-10 ,11 . 12 12 Houston Phone Rate Cut Recommended HOUSTON, Nov. 13 A^A 3-year-old dispute between the city of Houston and Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., erupted again today as Ma.ster in Chancery Jack Binion recommended across the board rate reductions, David T. Searles, company attorney, promptly termed Binion’s recommendations as “totally inadequate” Nursing Student Falls in Surgery, Fractures Skull Alta Bee Parker, senior nursing student at Hardin-Simmons University, was in “good condition” Saturday night at Hendrick Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for a skull fracture and concussion. She suffered the injuries in a fall, while working in surgery at the hospital Friday, She was admitted as a patient at the hospital that day. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B, Parker of Rotan. Mrs. Parker is a correspondent for the Reporter-News. J. R. Clark, 2201 North Seventh St., who would have completed 12 years as Taylor County treasurer in January, died about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He was 78. A resident of Abilene since 1927, Mr. Clark firsi ran for public office in 1942. Scheduled for a runoff election for the Democratic nomination. Clark won il when his opponent died just before the election. He never again had any opposition. His health had been falling recently, and he did not run for office this year, having decided to retire. Mr. Clark became ill about 1:30 Saturday, and was taken to the hospital about 2:30 p.m. Courthouse to Close Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday night at Elliott Funeral Home. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe said that the courthouse will be closed the entire day of the funeral. Mr. Clark and Miss Bessie Williams were married in Mullin, Tex., about 1907. She died in 1918. In January, 1940, Mr. Clark and Miss Cassie Williams, a sister of his first wife, were married. She survives him. Three occupations had made up Clark’s life’s work. He taught school in Blanket, in Brown County, about 55 years ago, then was in the retail drug business in Mullin until moving to Abilene. Here he was in the drug business with the late G. W. Thompson at the corner of South Second and Chestnut Sts. Mr. Clark was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was president of the Men’s Bible Class of the First Baptist Church. He had been Overturning Car Kills 2 C1.ARK active in various phases of church work. Survivors, other than his wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Pearce of 2201 North Seventh St.; Mrs. Cleo Blinn Todd and Mrs. Doyle Taylor, both of Tuscola, and Mrs. J. 0. Hankins of Rock-springs; two sons, Robert Clark of Jonesboro, Ark,, and O, R. Clark of Rotan; two sisters, Mrs. Bas-com Templing of Brownwood and Mrs. Lorenzo Bullock of Lawn; 11 grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. the Times-Herald, said the Texas governor had made the sugestión to Gov. James F. yrnes of South Carolina during the Southern Governors Conference at Boca Raton, Fla. In a story to his newspaper and to the Austin American-Statesman, another publication of Newspapers, Inc., Wood wrote: “Byrnes told Shivers he had known Johnson since ‘the boy’ ” sturtad his Washington career. Byrnes said he then considered Johnson “as a young upstart in Congress.” “Gov. Byrnes asked Shivers if Johnson had helped him in the bitter gubernatorial campaign last summer and Shivers answered. ‘He didn't hurt me and he could have.* “Shivers, who led Texas into the Republican column as champion of Eisenhower, is the recognized leader of Southern governors, *‘In Boca Raton, he has reiter ated his desire to see a ‘moderate’ or ‘middle-of-the-road* Democrat such as Sen. Earle Clements (D-Ky) as successor to Steve Mitchell as national Democratic chairman. “To realize his expressed ambi tion id a Democratic party of ‘moderate’ or ‘middle-of-the-road erg*, he must come up with a can' didate who can qualify as a compromise to the vast majority of Democrats to which both he and Byrnes applied the classification of ‘increasingly independent thinkers.”’ Wood’s story said Johnson could fill the bill if the “cards are dealt by Shivers in a middle-of-the-road truce party. Red lecurily Talk Branded As 'Insincere' Death Claims Dad Of Texas Murderess TULSA, Nov. 13 (AP*-Mary Jean Parsons* father died last night. | Mrs. Parsons, young Tulsa social- j ite, is serving a 10-year term ia Texas for shooting Army LI. Rich-; ard Parsons, her bridegroom, to j death in their El Paso apartment in 1952.    ; Her father was Burtner Fleeger, j 67, president of Oklahoma Steel; Castings Co. He had worked ye«- i terday, but relatives had been concerned about his health more thaa a year. Two Negroes were killed and a third injured when a car overturned Saturday near Albany. Dead are Earnest Collier, 52, and Martha Young. 44. both of Rule. Archie Harris. 58, of Brecken-ridge, was admitted to Stamford Sanitarium at Stamford. A spokesman at the hospital said Saturday night the extent of his injuries had not been determined but that he may be paralyzed from the waLst down. Henry Lee Young. 3. a grandson of Mrs. Young, was taken to the hospital but not admitted. Collier was driving the car in which the four were riding when the automobile failed to make a curve and overturned three or four times. They were enroute from Breckenridge to Rule. The accident occurred about I p.m. 8.4 miles west of Albany city limits on Highway 180. Investigating the wreck were Highway Patrolmen D. R. Worn- Invade Poland VIENNA. Austria. Nov. 18    — Southern Poland is being subjected to an unprecedented Invasion of wolves from Russia. Polish newspaper« reaching Vienna ««id today. ack and C. A. Cockrell and Sheriff Jack Moberly of Albany. Collier died at the scene of the wreck and Mrs. Young was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Angelo, Wichita Students Honored In Poetry Contest DALLAS, Nov. 18 MItzi Susa-man of Dallas was named top winner in the annual poetry society of Texas Contests tonight. She won $100 in the Old South Prize. Other prizes and winners include: The Campbell Couplet prize. Ruby Harper Box of Longview; Citizens Traffic Commission award, Byrd Friend of San Angelo; High School prize, Marilyn Myers of Marshall, and Panhandle prize, Roberta Tate of Wichita Falls. C. s. DEPABTMENT OF COMMEECE WEATHEE BIJEEAU ABILENE AND VICIMTY — Pertijf cloudy with a little cooler Sunday and Monday. Poatible llfbt rain early Sunday, myh temperatures Sunday SS to 70 degrcet Low Sunday night 40 High Blonday tt. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy and turning coolar Sunday. Scattered thunderahowera ta eaat. Monday partly cloudy and oool. WEST TEXAS — Partly cloudy Sunday aad Monday, cooler Sunday. Warmar in Panhandle Monday. SOUTH CENTRAL AND EAST TEXAS —Partly cloudy with scattered thuadar-atoowere and tumbii oooter ia Intsiior Sunday aad along the coaat Sunday ntglU Monday partly cloudy aad oool. Moatly fraah easterly winds oe eoaat beooRitng MMthsrly Sunday nlgM. TEMPEEATOEES •at. P.M. _____1:30     7» _____J:30     71 _____3:30     71 ....    4:30     7S ....    5:30    ............. _____4:30     15 ....    7:30     «3 ....    i:30     M ....    *:3#     57 _____10:30 .............. _____11:30 .............. .....M:30 .............. High and low temperatures for S4 hours ended at 4:30 p.m.: 73 and 49. High aad tow teraperaturaa same date last year: 74 and 41. Sunset last night 5:44 p.m. Sunrise le-day 7:04 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:39 pm. Barometer reading at 9:30 p.m. 14.17. Relative humidity at 9:34 p.m. 7S per cent. Sat. A. 52 ... 53... 51 ... 51 .. 51 .. 51 ... 54 ... 54.... 41... 71 WASHINGTON. Nov. 13 (fl — U.S. officials today branded as in* sincere Russia’s proposal for « great European security conference to be held in Moscow or Paris Nov. 29. They said it had the earmarks of a pronaganda ao-peal to European people, especially the French, to block German rearmament. Secretary of State Dulles laid down the policy some time ago that there can be no successful negotiations with the Soviets on great European l*«i»e« until West Germany’s partnership in the Atlantic Alliance la finally and officially determined. The official Washington attltudo left no doubt that some time in the next two weeks the United States will reject the Soviet proposal. made today in a note from Moscow. French Talks Dee Meanwhile Secretary Dulles will discuss it with French Premier Mendes-France who is due here next Wednesday for top level conferences. Consultations will also be held with Britain, West Germany and other Allied European countries, and probably with countries like Sweden and Yugoslavia. Spain and Portugal which are not allies but are free of Soviet links. The Soviet invitations envisioned a conference of about ^ countries, including Communist China as an observer. U.S. officials expect • united turndown by the Western Allies, but they are not sure what the Soviets will do then. Possibly they may call a conference of Russia and satellite countries at Moscow which could produce some kind of a treaty that Moscow eou(d claim to be a start on European security but which in fact micht be a kind (A Eastern rival ei the Atlantic Alliance. Britons Cool To Red Plans LONDON, Nov. 18 (iB-Russia*« proposal to hold an international conference on Europeui security Nov. 29 met a codl rwpoise in Britain tonight. Diplomatic circles here privately pointed out what they said was the virtual imp<»sibility of arranging a conference of such dimensions within 16 d;»ys‘ time. These observers said the note proposing the meeting must be regarded aa of a propaganda nature. TWO DIE IN ROLLING CAR—This late model car overturned three or four times, killing two persons and injur ing i third near Albany Saturday. A 3-year-old cbilt capod unhurt. iStafI Photo by Bob GuUey). ;