Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, March 5, 1954 Page: 2 of 6
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«—BREOtENftflKUl AMERICAN—FRIPaY, MaBCB 5. 18&*
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income tax returns is March 15, 1954. Envelopes containing
'returns must he postmarked not later than midnight on that
School officials in observanee of Texas Education Week
not only are Inviting visitors to observe what is going on in
the local schools, but they are seeking the ideas and opinions
of various people concerning the quality of the work being
To this etui about ten nuestionaires for appraisal of the
instructional program are being offered. These question-
naires are going out to parents, employers, teachers, visitors
or observer*, students who dropiied out heiWe graduation,
and to college students and others.
If you get one fill it out ami return it to Supt. John
Ctdwett. It may mean much.
VFW Golf Tourney Milder Weather
AM At Abfltn*
B CHARLIE EAU.
It must take a lot of snow to measure a trace of mois-
ture. We were almost astonished when we called the watei
plant this morning to get the report on the rain and snow of
Thursday when a calm voice said "not enough to measure."
Anyway, we know there was enough to do some gpod. Ai
least it washed the dust off the grass that had been filling
t attle's noses.
One, reason the report hurt us so was that we had wager-
<•<< a cup of coffee that moistur# Thursday and Friday would
amount to .10 t>f an ineh. A cup of coffee is no small wager
]!"*•-<' days they tell us. But desperate hope^ often fathers a
he.iv v loss.
We now have candidates for city officers. For a while it
appeared that Rreekenridge voters would be faced with a
dank ballot and have to write in names. That would have
crammed things considerable.
.Vow we have Mr. Faulkner for re-election, and a slate of
m e able candidates from which to select two commissioners.
Vtter all. however, this election may prove somewhat like
aking out insurance. If the city charter proposal is voted the
hree elected from the above six will have to call a special
lection to secure officials provided for in the charter.
Which faces the people with a total of fhnr elections,
lam point in all this is for evervbodv eligible to vote in all
One-Second Sermons—If absence really made the heart
grow fonder, a lot of people would miss church more than any
place in the world ... If you thing only the elect will be saved,
he sure it's known that you're a candidate . A shoe-shine
patron said to the shine boy, "That's a bad-looking cloud in
the west, isn't it T The hoy said. 'T ain't notieed it, I been
too busy shining" . . . Why is it dogs know how to make
friends without taking $250 lecture courses? ... A problem
not worth praying about isn't worth worrying ahout—Hud-
ABILENE, Tex., March & <tUi>—
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
:uuiounced Friday they would
•stage a $5,000 open golf tourna-
ment May 14-lt! on the Abilene
Country Club course. Abfiene VPW
Post 2012 will sponsor the event.
Post Commander Joe Black said
the post voted Tuesday night to
sponsor the tournament which was
proposed in a recent column by
Abilene Reporter—Mews Sports.
Black said the tournament will
be a> 54-hole medal play tourna-
ment with a top field of profes-
sional golfters expected to cons pete.
The only confliction with the
PGA summer tour will be the
Palut Beach Invitation in New
York for a select group of IB
golfers, 12 of them are top money
The tournament will be the sec-
ond major tournament for the
plains city. The Abilene Country
Club sponsors a gigantic July 4
Invitation which is the second
largest amateur event iu the
Breckenridge Lions were provid-
ing glasses for underprivileged
children in the rural communities.
Several out-of-town guests at-
tended a meeting of the Temple
Beth Israel on the preceding Sur.-
Mrs. P. E. Shot well, public
speaking coach of the high school,
It is neartng the deadline for filing income tax reports,
because of the wide publicity concerning proposed legis-
ttion pending in Congres* to change the date for filing in-
">me tax returns, many taxpayers seem to believe the date
t'hng 1953 income tax returns has been extended.
In <>nler to clarify this situation Ellis Campbell, Jr.,
'■strict Director of Internal Revenue at Dallas, Texas, issued
■ie tollowmg statement today: 'The last date for filing 195.5
By JACK CtTDDY
NEW YORK, March 5 *B_
After nine years of skull practice,
Paddy DeMarco finally gets his
shot at the world lightweight
crown tonight in a TV-radio fight
with champion Jimmy Carter at
Madison Square Garden.
Probably no aspirant ever usetl
his head more in forging toward
a title match than did the "Brook-
lyn billy goat." roughest man in
At 2K, the pride of the Brook-
lyn Navy yard baliwick has a
plunging attack that features
three weapons—two flying fists
and a crashing noggin. As auxili-
aries there are his jolting elbows
and part ing shoulders.
Because of the cranial menace.
:'0-year-ol<! Carter wilt be out to
knock DeMaico's head off in a
hurry Fridujr night, lest his own
face resemble steak under a meat
hammer should the bout last its
scheduled 15 rounds.
carried 14 debaters to Abilene to
compete in contests there.
Cisco Rotarians invited local
Rotary members to attend an
Inter-City Oil Belt meeting.
Stephens county grand jury went
into session and among the jurors
NliA plan as a necessity to aid
The Fine Arts Club met in the
home of Mrs. W. H. Clegg for a
Texas Day program.
Oufilr lw BCrMfr
On In Four Places
NEW YORK, March 5 (U.R*_The
battle for berths in the NCAA bas-
ketball tournament blazes on four
fronts Friday night as title play-
offs begin in two conferences and
little tournaments in two other
leagues reach the semi-final stage.
At Long Beach, Calif., a best
two games out of three' playoff for
the Pacific Coast Conference
championship opens with Oregon
State 18-8, champion of the North-
ern Division, opposing Southern
California ift^ll, the Southern
Division king. The second game
will be Saturday night and the
third if necessary on Monday, all
at the same site.
Rice and Texas, which finished
in a tie for the Southwest Confer-
ence crown with indentical 9-S
league records, open their best
two of three playoff on Rice's
court at Houston.
By I'VFKft PRESS
Except for a cold snap over
most of the country, snow in the
north plus rain—and even sleet—
in the far south, the weather bu-
reau cheerfully reported the wea-
ther Friday was "mostly fair."
Snow flurries fell in parts of
Michigan, northern New England,
the Applachians and the lower
Great Lakes region. Heavier snow
whitened the Southwest Plains.
Widespread light showers pelted
the Gulf Coast, and even sleet was
reported in the usually balmy area.
From the Rockies to the Atlantic
temperatures were mostly below
freezing, although there was bit-
ter cold only in the extreme North
Central States. The sub-freezing
cold extended as far south as
northern South Carolina, :u>d most
of th South had temperatures iu
the .'HMO range.
By Mortar Sheft
SEOUL. March 5 (U.fi)—-The
accidental explosion of an 82-mm.
motar shell during a training
WASHINGTON, March 5 <U.f _
The Air Force announced Friday
it had now determined or presum-
ed that jet ace Maj. George A.
Davis Jr., of Lubbock, Tex., is
Davis' name was on a list of 114
Air Force officers and airmen who
were missing in action in the Ko-
. . ... , ... , . rean war and who were detcrmiu-
demonstration kdled at least six < ,.j or presumed dead on Feb. 28,
U. S. Marines and injured 20 near
here* Thursday, it was announced
Several of the wounded men are
on the critical list.
The explosive-loaded projectile
exploded tn st Quonset hut where
a Marine instructor was demon-
strating ways of using U. S. artil-
lery fuses with enemy ammunition.
Unconfirmed reports said the in-
truetor, who was killed, acciden-
tally dropped the shell.
Davis, top jet aceamong United
Nations airmen, two years ago, was
shot down in flames iu North Ko-
rea on Feb. 19, 1952. His flying
mates- did not- see hint bail out.
The famed pilot "was credited"
with destroying 11 MIGs and three
TU-2 type- bombers from Nov. 1,
ta&l to Feb. 10, 1954. He blasted
two enemy jet planes from the
sljies before crashing, and on a
single day set a record of shooting
ilowu four MIGs.
WASH1NGGTON, March 5 (UJS
—Senate Democrats Friday refus-
ed to drop their efforts to add
Alaska to the Hawaiian statehood
bill despite GOP assurances a.sep-
arate Alaskan measure would be
Senate Democratic whip Earle
C. Clements (Ky.) called the us-
surance of the fepublujaw
policy committee a "hollow ges-
ture." He said Democrats would
go ahead with plans to lump the
stuthood hopes o>f both territories
iuto a package bill.
The Senate began debate- Thurs-
day on an administration-backed
bill ti> make Hawaii the 49th state.
A Democratic-sponsored measure
to bring Alaska into the union, has
been approved by the Senate In-
3f«fC wopmn . t
Calm On Security
By UNITED PRESS
A few state capitols have tight-
ened security since Monday's
shooting in Congress, but most of
them apparently are not too con-
A bill was introduced in the
Kentucky House of Representativ-
es to appropriate $ 10,0(10 for in-
stallation of bullet-proof gloss to
shield the members form the gal-
leries. ' • v
Stephens and Young CamaUm
E. H. Griffin, re-election
SHERIFF. Stephen* County
Tom Of field, re-election
H. A '.VI) Ramsay
J. A. "James" Bryant re-election
H. B. (Hyram) Slaughter
I. L. "Doc'* Griffith, re-election
C. L. "Clarence" Gariita
R. H. Grace >
mm. t«t« a
The American Is authi
nouuee the following cam
ufflie, subject to the
Party Primary in July.
Mack Allison, re-election
S. L. "Sam" Jones, re-election
George B. JfeuWIn
Mrs. Geo. L. Kelley. re-electlon
M. F. < Reese) Funderburg
A. W. Tipton
J. W. Morrow, re-election
Ben Grant, re-election
COUNTY SCHOOfc v •
SI PER1NTENDENT . *. .■
Mrs. T- James, re-ei^ctfon
Clyde Speer, re-eteetten
T AX- ASSESSOR ANft
COLLECTOR , ■
.. Robert.E- Hopd^xa-etection..
CONSTABLE, PRECINCT I ,
e, F. feFrfta) Rudden, re-election
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