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Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - January 26, 1958, Brownwood, Texas Weather forecast Brownwood area partly Cloudy to Cloudy a i mild today cooler tonight. High today in Middle 60s, Low tonight in High 30s. Maximum temperature Here saturday 65. Sunset today 6 03, Sunrise 7 35. Brownwood bulletin Twenty four pages today Brownwood Texas sunday. January 26, 1958 volume 58 no. 88 15c per copy 5 Days to pay poll tax or obtain exemption. Get yours t00ay Ike takes hand in 8 11 Allcorn appreciation Day defense planning luncheon is slated wednesday youth fair Talent show winners winners in the Talent show of the Brown county youth fair held recently appear with trophies they received at the regular noon meeting of the Brownwood Junior chamber of Commerce Friday. The winners presented the program for the Jaycees and were presented the trophies by Jack Miller president. From left to right they Are Bonnie Jamar Linda Warford Suzanne Dillingham third place division i single division Janice Dillingham first place division i Annett Hawthorne Kathleen Weekley. Second Row left to right Janell Harper shy Milner Janice Herman Barbara Childs sue Ann Speakman and William Sanders. Third Row left to right Cecil Friend Tony held David Bartholomew and Betty held second place winners. Division la group misses Jamar Warford Hawthorne Weekley Harper Milner Herman Childs and Speakman were first place winners division la. Bulletin photo 1958 mod drive enters final week Charles t. Bitters bitters resigns Zephyr position for Post in Tea Charles t. Bitters superintend Lent of the Zephyr schools for he past eight years has resign a effective june i to become a consultant in the accreditation division of Texas education As location at Austin. Harold Gist president of the Zephyr school Board said the Ward will begin accepting a it cations immediately from qualified teaching or Nistra Ive personnel interested in the1 Zephyr superintendents position. Bitters has been a teacher principal and superintendent in Texas schools for some 16 years. 3rior to coming to Zephyr As superintendent he spent eight ears in schools in Mcculloch Bounty serving As principal at Oole. Grammar school Princi a it Al at Melvin and Rural school principal at Whiteland. He received his Bachelor of its degree from Trinity University and his master of eduction degree from Hardin Sim Nons University. He is a past president of the local District j superintendent a a organization. Bitters has also served As one if the 28 members of the state accreditation commission. The commission is made up of seven ollege members seven school superintendents seven school Loard members and seven teach a members. The committee is barged with the responsibility of etting up accreditation stand ads for the state school. Mrs. Bitters first and second Trade teacher at Zephyr has aught school for the past 17 cars. She received her a from Trinity u. And her m. De. From Hardin Simmons. Tile family will move to Austin his summer. Or. And mrs. Litters have three children Vir Tinia Ann 14 Charles 12, and Johnnie 6. The 1958 Brown county March of dimes goes into its final week today with a total of More than $6,000 contributed by Brownwood and Brown county residents. Several activities Are slated this week to bring the drive to an end. Chairman Fred Buss announced. Monday. Brownwood businessmen will work As Shine boys All Day at the up town Western Boot and shoe repair. 112 of. Baker All proceeds will go to the March of dimes this event originally was set for the past monday but Rainy weather caused a postponement. Both Brownwood radio stations have special mod events this week. A discs for a record request show will he on a bad each night wednesday through Friday. Kean will carry on a a rags to richest program tuesday through Friday with details to be announced later. The boy scouts will collect mod Coin containers saturday from 8 . To 12 noon. Saturday night there will be a March of dimes Benefit teenage dance at Adams Street Community Center. Several other activities Are scheduled in the City and county by members of the women a Divi Sion. Businessmen participating in the shoe Shine project monday include 8 30 to 9 30 a Broad Foster Rhodes. Morris Mcgowan and 0t. A. Middleton. 9.30 to 10 30�?james Henley. Rodger Sweeney Fred Russ and Silas Byrd. 10 30 to 11 30�?george Jordan Al Wilks Charlie Trigg and or. Charles Hammonds. 11 30 a in. To 12 30 Pete nay David Camp. Stuart Coleman and de ix1 very. 1 30 to 2 30�? Murray Milner p. L. Wise j. H. Duke and Tom Posey. 2 30 to 3 30�?gene Brown Harold Steele. W. G. Streckert and Russell Allshouse. 3 30 to 4 30�?guy Hamilton and Jack Miller. 4 30 to 5 30�?bennie Williams and Bob Wright. Born died together South Shields. England up a David Reay and his wife Mary who were born on the same Day and died the same Day were cremated together thursday. Both were born june 19, 74 years ago. They died within three hours of each other last week after both suffered strokes at their Home Here. Streamlining of services is discussed by Rutherford boats United press staff correspondent Washington it up it a president Eisenhower went to the defense department saturday and took a personal hand in planning reorganization of the military High command he conferred for More than two hours with 16 top military and civilian advisers including defense Secretary Neil h. Mcelroy on How to reduce interservice rivalry and streamline the departments Complex organization. It was the first time in his five years in the presidency or. Eisenhower had gone to the huge defense Headquarters across the Potomac River for a business conference he had made four other visits for social functions. The White House did not explain the unusual procedure except to say that it was the presidents idea. The conference followed Mcelroye a announcement earlier this week that the department is pro i feeding a under forced draft to set up a reorganization plan. Reorganization is a hotly disputed Issue in Congress which has Een aroused by russians apparent i supremacy in the ballistic missiles Ami sputnik Fields. Presidential press Secretary James c. Hagerty said the conference was a follow up on the presidents pledge in his state of the Union address and last mondays Chicago speech to participate personally in a a prompt moves to unify and improve the defense organization. Neither or. Eisenhower nor the other participants gave a hint of tile plans being considered. The president emerged from the conference at 11 25 . . And told photographers who earlier had requested a group picture a a in a sorry gentlemen but in a Here on changes publicly endorsed by some of the conferees Range from scrapping the present joint chiefs of staff in favor of a single Mili tary chief with a German style general staff to cautious proposals designed to reduce red tape delays in getting Pentagon decisions. Two key Republican senators declared their opposition to drastic changes which May create a military Strong Man saturday. Sen styles Bridges . Rejected a a prussian Type supreme general staff under a single commander As a a military monstrosity and a a device of alien Bridges is chairman of the Senate Republican policy committee and senior gop member of the preparedness subcommittee. Senate Republican Leader William f. Knowland Calif said he i is a not convinced that a single 1 chief of staff is the answer to the problem a two former chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff Gen. Omar j n. Bradley and . Arthur w. Radford the present service secretaries and chiefs and two of the gov. Price Daniel. Luncheon speaker some 300 eggs Are spilled in Accident Here an a egg War could have developed in Brownwood and Brown county Friday after an Accident at the intersection of highways 67 and 84. If lovers of eggs had Only known 0e eggs about 300, were splattered on the Highway the groceries might have had to lower prices. A 1956 Ford truck hauling 134 cases of eggs overturned after colliding with a 1949 Ford. Highway patrolmen estimated at least 300 eggs were ruined in the Accident. The truck was driven by William Louis Laxson of Permilia. Driver of the Auto was Syria Lames w heat of by. 2. Brownwood Accident happened at 6 pm patrolmen reported the car was going East on 67 and collided with the truck in the intersection the truck overturned after the Impact. Neither Driver however received any serious injuries. Wheat suffered lacerations to the hand he was treated at medical arts Hospital but was not hospitalized. Damage to both vehicles was estimated about $50. Charles Robert Dodds. 20. Of 1318 ave. A escaped injury in an Early morning Accident saturday investigated by City police he was driving a 1952 Mercury police reported. The Accident happened at 2 20 am. North of fourth on ave. C. Police reported the Driver inst control of his car when attempting to drive it Forward from the curb. The Auto is reported to have hit a tree with the right front fender. Damage was estimated $150 to the vehicle. A capacity crowd is expected in Brownwood wednesday for the joint civic club luncheon honouring Bill Allcorn present 35th District attorney who will become commissioner of the general land office of Texas next saturday. Gov. Price Daniel who appoint of Allcorn to the office will be principal speaker for the luncheon the appointment of Allcorn ame after Earl rudder of Brady resigned As land commissioner to accept a vice presidency at Texas amp a College or Guy d Newman president of Howard Payne College will be master of ceremonies for the Luni Jiemon program. The luncheon is a part of Mil Allcorn appreciation sponsored Here by the Brownwood Junior chamber of Commerce Vav. F Pete Snel son of Midland president of the Texas Junior chamber of Commerce will pronounce the invocation. The Welcome address will be Given by Jack Miller president of the Brownwood Jaycees. Gen. Carl l. Phinney of Dallas former Brownwood resident and presently commander of the 36th division. Texas National guard will make the response or w r White president of Baylor University Waco will introduce gov. Daniel the Benediction will be pronounced by or. James Basden pastor of first Baptist Church. The luncheon program will be held at hotel Brownwood roof Garden. Immediately following the program in the Hoof Garden. A reception honouring gov. Daniel and Allcorn will be held in the hotels Gold room. The reception will he informal with persons attending the luncheon and also others who May have been unable to attend in. Cited to meet the honoured guests. Wayne Fisher names mystery farm first the Brown county mystery farm appearing in the bulletin monday has been correctly identified As belonging to or. And mrs. G. T. Densman. Wayne Fisher of 609 ave. C was the first person living inside City limits to correctly identify the farm. Glenda Al Lee who identified the farm is requested to Call the bulletin and give information of her address. If she lives outside City limits she will he a Winner. The farm is located in tile Williams Community at the North end of Brown county. The Densman family has lived Thorp for Many years. It is a 111-acre farm and cows and peanuts Are the principal products. Fisher will receive a three month s free subscription to the bulletin. The Densman have recent a free mounted photograph of their place. Another mystery farm will appear in the bulletin monday. A. A at trial of Sheffield this photo of Bill Allcorn at left shows him working with Travis Shelton Lubbock District attorney during the trial of b. F. Sheffield of Brady the trial was held in Lubbock. Les Proctor of Austin was the third prosecuting attorney in the trial. Allcorn feature of newspaper articles three special civilian consultants appointed by Mcelroy this week were present at the Pentagon conference. Hagerty said the meeting w Ould he a just one in a series which the president will hold with defense experts before putting a reorganization plan before Congress Early to school Musk Foon. Mich. A up _ the police search for four year old Kim Johnson ended when they Learned he went where a fall the kids Kim was found at the neighbourhood where he had signed up in kindergarten to be with his playmates. 15-year-old youth carries 7 children from burning Home 15-year-old hero Arbin Lee Reeves 15, smiles slightly from Hospital bed Friday night after rescuing seven children from burning Sunset Terrace apartment. He was released from Hospital saturday morning after treatment for having been overcome by some. He collapsed after saving last of children from fire which was reported at 5 53 . Friday. Bulletin photo by Bob Field How do seven children ranging in age from 16 months to nine years go about getting out of a burning House when All the doors and windows Are locked seven scared children were looking for a Way out in Brownwood Friday and could not find one. Arbin be Reeves 15, found the Way. Trinidad Gonzales an employee of Texas Brick co., left with his wife shortly before 6 . Friday to do the weekly grocery shopping leaving the seven children at Home in Apt. 91, Sunset Terrace. He never thought that before he and his wife returned their children would be endangered and All the personal property of the whole family destroyed. A fire started. How it started is not known exactly. It started in the cupboard next to the hot water Heater where a bundle of clothing had been placed. Reeves. Brownwood Junior High student w to lives in Apt. B5, saw the smoke As he was a Oming Down the stairs and sounded the alarm Sec Alfred Breman Home from Korea was visiting his fam i Fly in Sunset Terrace when he too. Saw the smoke. The two worked As a team to save the lives of the seven children. Breman listed Reeves up Luai window about eight feet off the ground so he could get inside. Reeves went. Inside and carried the children to the window and handed them out to people waiting outside he does t remember How Long he was in the building but he was in too Long he curried the last child out and then collapsed having inhaled too much smoke. Wiley Smith visiting nearby saw him collapse and got him from the second floor porch. Smith put the boy into his car and followed the police patrol car to the Hospital where Reeve \ received treatment he remained in the Hospital overnight and was released saturday morning. Hie Brownwood fire department prevented the fire from spreading to other apartments and doing More damage or. And mrs Trinidad Gonzalez have Moed from their apartment to apartment 116 at Sunset Terrace Francis. 9 Terry 8 Nellie 6 Marv Canda. 2 Sinida 4 Victor. 3 and Rebecca. 16 months May forget the danger of the fire and May even forget the boy who did the work getting them out of the House but the parents wont forget Trinidad said Friday night Quot that boy did a wonderful thing i just dont know what to say Reeves said a a i just saw the children and the first thing i thought of was saving them. I did not do it for glory. I just could t stand to see those children sgt Breman said it was teamwork that saved the children he said several people were so stunned that they could do nothing while the others were in the process of getting the children out of the House. Frank Gonzales no relation to the Trinidad Gonzalez family lives at apartment 85 and is taking up a collection for Reeves Hospital Bill. Many friends and neighbors have contributed. Friday night in the Hospital when the picture of the boy was taken Arbin was still groggy and still coughing because of the smoke he inhaled. He expressed his feelings that too much Wras being made Over this and that he had not done anything for people to get excited about. His Mother mrs. Leon Reeves said she was proud of her son and just wanted him to get better. Other than being overcome with Smoko he suffered Only a skinned Elbow saturday morning the boy had a roomful of friends who gathered around admiring him for his heroic act while mrs. Reeves shed a few tears As the youth modestly spoke of the fire. Arian Lee Reeves is a hero. It editors note the follow ing feature article about Rill Allcorn was written by Felton West and printed in the Jan. 19 edition of he Houston Host. It is evidence of the increasing notice being taken of the Brownwood native by newspapers throughout the state Austin the office of commissioner of the general land office of Texas will tie taken Over on feb. I by a country boy who has t forgotten How to milk a cow hut who has grown up to be chosen As one of Texas outstanding Young men and one of its outstanding criminal prosecutors. The commissioner to be a a Baptist by also became an Active Lay Church worker. Bill Allcorn who will succeed commissioner j. Earl rudder on feb. I is Busy winding up affairs in his Hometown of Brownwood and at the same time shuttling be tween there and Austin in an Effort to acquaint himself with the general land office before he takes Over As its head. Allcorn has resigned his office As District attorney of the 35th judicial District including Brown Mcculloch and Coleman counties. And David Morris a Brownwood attorney who was the Only candidate Ever to oppose him and unsuccessfully with Allcorn carrying every precinct has been appointed by gov. Price Daniel to succeed him. Allcorn is trying to Ednd up one murder Case and close out pending matters in the civil Law practice in which he is engaged on the Side. He won t say yet whether he will seek election to the office next summer he will be taking it now by appointment from gov. Daniel since commissioner rudder has resigned to become vice president of Texas a and m colleges but the fact that he is pulling up stakes in Brownwood and will move his fam Fly to Austin indicates he does t plan to be merely an interim land commissioner. Tho commissioner to be now 34. 1 was born in Brownwood nov. 5. 1923, the fourth son of a Rural mail Carrier c. L. Jack Allcorn. Who died in 1938, and Edna George Allcorn who still lives in Brownwood. Jack Allcorn decided the City was no place to rear four boys so the family bought a farm four Miles from Brownwood. Here Bill and his Brothers grew up plenty occupied with the chores necessary to grow Grain and Row crops and cattle on nearly 300 acres of land. Young Bill was Active in 4-h club work. He was president of his chapter one year and recalls that he and his Brothers won a number of prizes with beef calves they raised. Bill enjoyed Hunting and fishing As a boy and Hasni to Given them up. This is the first year in a Long time that he has not shot his limit of Deer he has just been too Busy since his Law partner died in october and he Hunts doves As often As possible. The Allcorn boys travelled to High school in Brownwood on a school bus. The bus did no to always get Bill Home however because he played basketball and often had to Hitchhike or walk Home from school because the bus had already gone. Torn ligaments in his right foot received in playing football in elementary school plagued Bill in High school but he managed to letter in basketball there. Later during his freshman year at Baylor University further damage to that foot ended his basketball career. The foot did not prevent him Wood High school for two football seasons however. And at Baylor a perhaps set a record being in cheerleader for four years. In High school Allcorn won awards tor debating extemporaneous speaking and oratory. Later at Baylor he teamed with Joe a Britton now a Houston attorney and won several debate tournaments. Finally they won a five state championship and went to National debate finals at West Point n. Y., in 1948. There the National championship was won by a North Texas state College team which Allcorn and Allbritton had previously beaten. While in High school Allcorn was t too Busy to become acquainted with a girl named Marita Shaw or to Start going with hat in his senior year. After High school she went to Brownwood Howard Payne College and he to Baylor but that did no to prevent their becoming engaged in 1942 and married in 1948. After Bill returned from world War ii military service and was studying at Baylor. The marriage has resulted in two children Helen Hope. 8. And Stan Sci 1/oe, 3�?and in Allcorn. A methodist by upbringing becoming a Baptist. Manet a is a Baptist. Allcorn is now a Deacon in Brownwood first Baptist Church and has taught a sunday school class there the past seven or eight years one of his pupils being a Bible professor who formerly taught him at Baylor. And Allcorn As a Layman has spoken in the pulpits of a number of methodist and presbyterian churches. He says he decided when he a 5 or 6 that he wanted to be a lawyer. A Friend of the family the late atty. E. M. Davis a Brown county judge and state dilator was visiting the Allcorn farm at the time. A i told him i wanted to be a lawyer a Allcorn recalls. A the said a Well you just become a lawyer and Well be Law partners. And sure enough we did become partners after i finished Law Allcorn entered Baylor in 1940, hut his education was interrupted by military service and he did not get his Law degree until 1948. A worked his Way through Baylor a janitor table waiter tent factory employee quizmaster for a Law course and director of a dormitory. Between mid-1943 and mid-1946. However he was in the infantry. After serving in an army intelligence Section on new Caledonia in see Allcorn on Page 15 revolt in the. A glue pot the a five sided glue pot la what the military Call the Pentagon and top brass who work there Are revolting for keeps this time fed up with red tape timidity ponderous budget procedures. Nea staff writer Douglas Larsen reports the uprising in a three part series beginning monday in the bulletin. The series includes Why top men like Gen. Jim Gavin Are willing to Chuck Brilliant careers to expos the Pentagon dry rot. What the feuding among services has done to create Public a ack of Confidence in our defences. How the services them Eliot have sabotaged unification. Done to miss a revolt in the glue pot beginning monday in the bulletin. I i

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