Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas
21IACC 41 141 East Texas 19
McMurry 19 West Tex. 18
6a. Tech. 28 Tulane 0
41 Texas 9 LSU
H. Payne 381TCU 27
M'Neese 7 Kansas 6
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 95
Associated Press (AP)
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"-Byron
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HoiTiG to B© Built for SpBuns
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“and in Mrs. Spann’s behalf we want to express our deepest appreciation, All the citizens of the community who were so deeply touched by Mrs. Spann’s tragedy will be appreciative too.”
McMahon, Wishcamper and Hallmark have assisted Mrs. Spann in administering the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund, and advising her with her business affairs.
Decision to build the house was
rvFRVROnvS H \PPY BUT JIMMY — Mommv and the builders are to'ing to look o"rhS pfarL7n"\oung Jimmy Spann: age 13 months^ iie^s |>ttmg_on^.he
plans and sounding off at the same time. The build her a home At left is J.
of plans of the Home Builders Association of Abilene to build her a • g,,,:
Ft Fooshee, president, «hile Gerald Lawler, aecretary-treasurer is at right. Sitting with Mrs. Spann is Verda Ruth, 4. (Staff photo by Dave Brumbeau.l
European Arms Parley Called by U.S., Britain
trom Bonn and London; “It is apparent
Li »N DON Sept 18 .f- - The i The Foreign Office said the l Slat« and BrUa.n '»f»>'! showd^ m«tin^^
iXan dX:r,r orr.'Sc'ui rin/t“ mpear’DCense Con.niunily, .Never-
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Mrs. Christine Spann and children,. Jimmy and Verda Ruth, are going to have a new home!
The Home Builders Association of Abilene yesterday closed an arrangement with her to build it.
It will be a good one. and it will
be a bargain.
The home builders will build it
in one day.
No Labor CosU It will be built with no cost for the labor and house plan, and none for supervision and overhead. The builders are joining in a big cooperative non-profit ef- ^
fort to help Mrs. Spann get the
house. ^ , J
Only cost will be for the lot
and materials, which The Repor-1 ter-News will arrange for, and it is believed many savings can be achieved on those items.
Whatever the cost is will be paid by Mrs. Spann and the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund which The Reporter-News sponsored.
Policeman Jimmy Spann, hus
band and father of the family, was fatally shot the night of June 16 at Merkel in a gun battle with Wil-liard F. Gaither.
Ironically, the plan to build the i Spann home was agreed on just two days before Gaither goes on trial Hi.s trial is scheduled at Anson Monday in 104th District Court.
Conference at Reporter-News Agreement to build the house was reached Saturday afternoon in a meeting at The Reporter-News.
' Present were Mrs. Spann and two children. J. B. Fooshee, president. and Gerald Lawler, secre-tar>’-treasurer of the Home Builders Association: Police Chief C.
Z. Hallmark; and Ed Wishcamper. managing editor, and Marvin Veal, classified manager of The Reporter-News.
Mrs. Spann was delighted with the home builders’ proposal. 1 judg® Reed Ingalsbe saiu
“1 just can’t thank ^^em | preparaüons
enough,” she said. bonds will begin
Howard McMahon, publisher of . —
made by the Home Builders As sociation in a meeting Thursday at Richard’s Restaurant. Lawler,
The • foundation will already be down before Building Day arrives. The walls will gc up, roof on,
at Richard’s Restaurant ^wier, j windows and doors in
Arthel Henson and Bob Bransfor plumbing and cabinets rough-
worked out details with Reporter- P .j ready to
News officials before the meeting %ght
with Mrs. Spann ". . : 'the„ ,n ,t ^
be picked to build the house in single day.
will be general super-
intendent of construction. Under him will be several foremen for various builders. The work plans will be mapped on a strict time schedule so that maximum efficiency will be gained.
The public will be invited to see the house go up, but police wiU patrol the lot be sure no one gets in the way of workmen.
Two members of the Home Builders Association made good
See SPANN, Pg. 4-A. Col. *
remodeling the courthouse at a cost of $150.000; completing the third and fourth floors of the
Taylor County voters gave better than 3 to 1 approval Saturday to all three proposals in a S8.k),000 bona issue. „_tv iail with $100,000. and build-
Vnds ' Z I ibestock «position cen.r
2 ® iom and the courthouse at the old city airport for »OO.W.
issue 2,151 to 666. The total vole cast in the county was only 2,890.
This gives the green lighU to
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Lisman community south of Po-tosi had the distinction of voting unanimously against all the is-
(onstruclion Due Quickly On 3 Projects, Ingalsbe Says
See results, by precinct, Pg. 5-A
Supl. 28 They showed determina lion to bring West Germany into
tary of State Dulles' flying visit to the British capital. It wUl take
non 10 oring wesi Viriinan.» S..V --
the Atlantic alliance quickly despite place in London at the foreign mm-French fears ! isters level.
The conference will take up a! The Chua'hill government
theless we must do the best we can.”
Dulles warned that no solution has been “fully developed” for rearming W’e.stern Germany. But he
The Reporter-News, also praised the home builders.
“It » a most generous offer thev have made,” McMahon said.
Miss Norway Weds
LOS ANGELES (B-Miss Norw ay of the recent Miss Universe con-
The conference will take up aj The Chua'hill government ^ German Chancel-j test was honeymooning Saturday,
new Brttish-.American proposal to sending out formal invitations to «fp-is that it is no longer Mona Starnes, 19. and Sandy pul W'est German div isions on the ] the United States. Canada and the _ ® , withhold sovereignty Young, 29, producer and star of a
defense line against Communist ag gression within the framework of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
six members of the French-scuttled ; European Defense Community
Primrose Dairy Sold To Foremost
I-oremost Dairies added anotler ’ heuer ’ to their herd of dairies Saturday.
Abilene’s Primro>e Dair>- was sold for an undiscKvsed sum, after three years of oi>eration, to Foremost Foremost last year bought out the Banner Dairies system throughout We.st Texas Announcement ol the sale was made by W Willis Cox Jr o( 3:f26 South 4th St., operator of Primrose, and by O Williams, a.vsi.stant manager of Foremost s Abilene district.
Founded in 1951
Primrose was founded in June of ly.Al by W’ W lUis Cox Sr as an outlet for milk produced by his own purebreii Jersey cows and other dairvinen with J‘’rsey herds. 'I he Cox”held was broken up in August o! 1952, following the death of Mr Cox.
His .son has been optuatmg the plant since Uiat time. The company employs U men and eight trucks. Most of these will be absorbed in the Foremost system. Williams said Cox said the company building aiul land at 633 hS nth St war nut includcHl in the deal and prubably would hr leased to s 'lne other busines.s Cox said Prtinro.se was pnH'c.ssing around l.OiW gallons of milk a day. Williams said Forenio.st wmild be able to take the milk turmerlv sup-pluM to Primiose
Regan Koules $'rid«,v Koreinost started taking over the Primn‘-e roule.s Fruloy Transfer waF .umoleled Saturday AU of Prmuose trucks, eases. bottU's. an I milk pruiessink: equipment
^ere taken over by Foremo.st Williams said. “We are taking on as inanv of thep- employes as care to come with us. and we aie in tnv .stiion to lake almost all of them t'ox said some ol the employes wcie .slaying with him to help at the nlant buiUlmg bmee Foremost iKiughl out Ban ner Dairies. William» said the vu lume of mtlk proceaied has bw'n m, leased from 4.WW to IKi.tMW lal Ions of milk per day. approximate h The sif# of the Foremost plant In Abilent has tripled, Williams aaid. from a “holding” or storage cai'acity of lO.OUU g«llon.s to »bout gu.tMjp gallon» now.
po.ssible to withhold sovereignty from Germany until European
FuroDean uetense vonunuiui.v .
which »rigmaily ^ “!!lL'’lZc'rbe'(
rearm the Germans. The EDO nations are: France. Italy. Belgium, the Netherlands. Luxembourg, and West Germany.
British officials said the minis
can no longer be deferred the preliminary steps which will permit Germany to exercise the inherent right of individual and collective defense. I informed the Chancel-
Young, 29, producer and star of a inm turopean television western variety show^ in also that there Hollywood, were married Monday-night in Las Vegas
British offim s saia IM ^^ese respects
ters of the United stales. Britain shared bv not only
and France will meet at the same ; Eisenhower, but by Con-
time with West German Chancellor ; ^ believe by the Amer-
Konrad Adenauer to consider ways ^ ’people generally ‘ of ending the Western Big Three ^ «can PcoP^ejen ^a^.^
occupation and granting sovereignty to the German Federal Re-
immediately and that construction work on the three bond issue projects will begin as soon as possible thereafter.
“It will take some time for com missioners to canvass returns, for the bonds to be prepared and ap^ proved by the attorney general, and to advertise for bids and set a sale date, but we’U begin as rapidly as possible.
“I’m very happy and thankful the people of the city and county saw fit to endorse ihi*- forward looking step. I know as well as anvbodv the people are tired of bond elections, but progress must be paid for.”
Sam Hill, chairman of the At lene Chamber of Commerce agriculture and livestock committee, was equally pleased at the out-
“We have even done some preliminary work on the show catalogue and it won’t lake but a htUe bit to whip it into shape. We_ certainly want to urge FFA and ^H Club members in the area to begin projects, if they have not already done so. for a good county and district show.
“On behalf of the committee. T certainly would like to express appreciation to all of the agencies that helped to gel the bond issues before the public .The telephone committee did a wonderful job
“While I was a little disappointed in the total vole, it was much better than I thought it was going to be at noon.”
sues. The vote was none for, four against on all three questions.
Six boxes went against all three issues. They were Hamby, Merkel. Trent. Blair. Jim Ned and Lis-man.
I.,awn. Bradshaw and the absentee box voted against the stock show center but favored the other two propositions.
Back Stock Show
Tye-Merkel box No. 22 and Butman favored the stock show bonds but voted against the other two issues.
The vote in the five boxes other than Lisman which rejected all three issues;
Hamby, 2 for, 4 against all three
Merkel, 83 for, 145 against the stock show; 88 for. 139 against jail bonds; 85 for. 142 against the courthouse bonds.
Trent. 11 for, 17 against stock show. 13 for, 14 against jaU bonds, 12 for, 16 against courthouse
Blair, 8 for. 19 against all issues.
Jim Ned, 4 for, 6 against all issues.
Tye-.Merkel voted 8 to 6 for the
stock show. 2 to 11 against the jail bonds and 3 to 10 against the courthouse bonds.
Butman favored the stock show 14 to 10 and defeaten the jail bonds 5 to 17 and courthouse bonds 6 to 16.
Splits Decision Bradshaw voted against the stock show 10 to 14 but favored the other two 15 to 10.
NO. 1,700? WHY, IT'S DON MORRIS
None other than Don Morris was the 1,700th student to enroll at Abilene Christian College Saturday morning.
Not the ACC president, however, but a freshman from Hundred, W. Va.. who wears the same nanve
Donald D. Morris, the freshman. plans to major in Bible and minor in agriculture. He is a Korean veteran.
Informed of the 1.700th student’s name. President Don H. Morris remarked in chapel that he looked forward to meeting Don D. Morris so they might trace their ancestry.
Sizing up chances of success at the parley, Dulles said upon his arrival today m the United Slates
An authonlative source in London said Dulles on his lightning trip to Bonn and London deliberately bypassed Paris not merely as a snub to France—but as a warning.
DErSRTMKNT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BCREAl
ABILENE AND VlCINlTV - Clw <0 parlb ckHidy with no import*m «nmj» rtf the election,
in temi>er»ture Sunday and Mtmday. H»*h COme OI Ult e I,. A«tn< k
tfmparature both day» S5 d«re« Low, “The annual spnng llveslOCK
Tc.x.i,h0W definitely was postponed un-AS — Partb cliHidy tbrourh Monday , -qi facilities. NOW that we
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have them, plans will go through ! We feel like now that we can have i the biggest and best spring live-: slock show we have ever had. “W’e had been promised t
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Funds Sought for Family Hit by Misfortune, Death
What can a woman do w’hen she is ill. the mother of three
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the bond Issue for the Agriculture i ^.hjidren—one of whom is just re-and Livestock Center passed, there from polio — and then
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and available at that time
ed for polio, her husband had been unable to leave her and the two little boys in order to work.
That left a widow with small ch'ldren—Jacqueline and her two brothers.
îhenTst MoX Snow went to W’ayne. 3. and Luther Eugene. 2.
“With this thought in mind, our committee and sub-committees have been making some prelimi md nr
loses her husband in a split second
Those were the thoughts of members of the Assembly of God concerning Mrs. Jack Snow * Because she had been ill and their little 7-year-old daughter, Jacqueline Maye, was hospilaliz-
work for the first time in some weeks. But not for long, l^ause
The family had been living in a rented trailer house at 1934 Am-
weeks. »ui not lor ion*.
death paid a sudden visit. His bier Ave. Uft without their bread-
second day on his new job. Snow was killed almost instantly when he attempted to lift a power line off the roof of a bouse that was being moved.
FORT WORTH. Sept. 18 —
I’eie. Forest Park Zoo's 18-fi>ol python. escafied today.
\ search party of loo employes and police was organizeil immediately and the park grounds in the zoo area were cleared of all spectators.
Pete was brought here (our years ago from Bangkok. Thailand. He 1» a fiKit in diameter and weighs several hundred pounds.
The python had been confined in a box perched on stilts inside the snake pit near the mo office The box was six feet long and thrt-e feet high It was three feet off the ground.
Pete apparentl.N pu.'>hcd aside a tin plate usihI to close one end of the box Then he went o\er the stiH'kade tence about eight feet high
His abNeiue was discovered
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9:30 a m by Harry Jackson, operator of the reptile exhibit. He was last seen at 2 p m. yesterdaj A live chicken was placed in the pit for Pe e at noon Friday. The chicken was still alive this morn mg
Zoo curator Lawrence Curlis es timated 4.000 persons were in the zoo grounds. All were cleared out They left leisurely without ap parent alarm Twenty five employes of the tot) were pres.setl into the hunt All mtHorcycle police officers were summoned to the scene. Six cars tvitl uniformeti police ami three squac) cars of officers usually de-tailetl to iuvenile activities were
called t ' . , ,
The fire department asketl for voluiitet'i'S from all off duty officers and civilian defense authorities planned to alert all auxiliary ptilicemen.
Police seiO a sound truck to the park and it lared, ‘1 here s a danger snake loose ”
Jackson said the ret)tile is nm particularly dangerou.s unless he s
stepptHl on Jackson >aid Pete would travel • eilhtr on the ground or through trees and couUI swim a roer
Deod Texas Soldier Given Honor Medal
W.ASHINGTON, iiept 18 P The Medal of Honor has been awardtni a Texas soldier who last his life after killing 37 Communists and breaking up an enemy a.ssault dui ing the closing days of the war in Korea
He is Cpl Charles F Pendleton, husband of Mr». Mkry M Pendleton, Fort Worth, and son of Mr* Viola R. Ptndleion. CJleiKlalf. Arii.
,iV)OD NKiyS. AT LAST _ With her three
Mrs. JaO .->»0« h'-f* from the Rev. U. R. Mc^ i Ian n ,nd Lulheh Eugene, 2. Jacqueline Maye is behmil
the I’ark .\\cnuc A.ssembly of Go<i iil.ms t“ tii.i Luther Eugene and between the bovs is a picture of their
winner and with the mother and daughter still not completely recovered from illness, they moved their few belongings to the home of Snow’s brother, T. L. Snow, at 1942 North 15th St. His family consists of his wife and their four children and his youngest brother. H. H. Snow Knowing the family’» plight, members of the Park Avenue Assembly of God. although they are now involved in building a church, decided they could still lend a helping hand to Mrs. Snow and her three children.
Te Begla Drive Today At the n a.m. worship hour to day, a drive is to be launch^ to raise money to ease the farruly’s financial straits The Rev. U. R Mc.Millan. As sembly of God minister, said aim of the drive will be primarily money, but that any giils of clothing or fixtd would be welcomed Anybody wtehmg to help ease the famiiv s plight may do so by contacting McMillan at his home. 1217 Plum St. Contributions to the fund may be mailed to that ac-dress
The Snow family had been living in California before they returned to Abilene la.sl April, They lived in a trailer house after selling Iheir car in onier to buy groceries shortly before Snow’s sudden death
Mc.MiUan AUid he talkeil with Snow in the last minutes before the accident that claimed hi» life The m;nisler said h# was rejoicing that his tamiJy was recovering from illness and he was able to return to work However, Snow was slill having to help his wife with the housework McMillan said the effort to rat*« funds to help the family waa a spontaneous movement on the pari of their fellow church member», but that others outside the church had approaclMid turn and alfered help.