Abilene Reporter News, June 9, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas \A~ PARTLY CLOUDY QLbt gtrilene Reporter MORNING'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron ^ VOL. LXIII, NO. 355Associated    Prat(AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 9. 1954—TWENTY TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c 421 F > ■    ♦ WÌi>m CLAMBAKE LEAGUERS — Bernard M. Baruch cuts at a pitch as Adlai Stevenson w aits for the bail and Harold Russell, hand less World War II veteran who is vice president of the World Veterans Fund, calls balls and strikes in a game at the estate of Alfred G. Vanderbilt in Brookville, N. Y. The occasion was a barbecue for delegates to a meeting of World Veterans Foundation, an organization representing 17,000,000 war veterans in 108 organizations in 22 nations. Ag Committee Votes High Farm Supports M.P.H. FOR SCIENCE Fastest Man on Ground Rides a U. S. Rocket Sled Russian Spies Joining West At Fast Rate WASHINGTON, June 8 if -American intelligence agencies, it was reported today, have succeeded in inducing a number of Russian spies to desert their Kremlin masters and come over to the West. These are in addition to the cases already widely publicized Secretary of State Dulles told his news conference that more high-level Russians have abandoned the Soviet Union in the last six months than at any time in history. He did not elaborate, but other sources said the defect nins are the result of a plan drawn up and executed by counter intelligence units in the United States. Soviets spies abroad, it was said, are being urged secretly to place themselves in American hands and are being promised asylum. This campaign, directed in part by the Central Intelligence Agency, was said to have succeeded beyond expectations in some cases. Informants said one reason for the success was that Soviet spies have been afraid of the future ever since their secret police chief. Lavrenty Berm, was executed for alleged treason Most defector* were members of Beria’i worldwide spy ring. Three defections have been widely publicized tins year. The first was that of Yuri Alex* andeovich Rastivorov, Russia's top spy in Japan, who fled from the Soviet mission in January and is reported to have unfolded n ’tor secrets to American espionage agents. The second was that of Nicolai khoklov who gave himself up in Western Germany last Feb 18 rather than carry out a Soy iet murder order. Khoklov testified before the Senate Internal Security subcommittee last month In Australia last April, Vladimir Ptrov, third secretary of the Soviet embassy at Canberra, asked for asylum and was granted it by Australian authorities. He turned over documents purporting to expos* a Red spy ring in Australia ALAMOGORDO. N. M., June 8 i3—Lt. Col. John P. Stapp recently rode a rocket propelled sled at a speed of 421 miles per hour, j faster than any human has traveled on the ground. The Air Force announced the j achievement today after weeks of checking instruments on the spe-1 dally built equipment at Holloman Air Force Base here. The ride last March 19 was the first of a series in which it is I hoped to determine the effect upon fliers of bailing out at high altitudes and supersonic speeds. The fastest previous human ride on the ground was 403 135 m.p.h. j set by John Cobb Sept. 16, 1947,! in a racing car at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. The test sled, weighing a ton. is mounted on extra-heavy rail tracks and is pushed by a second sled weighing 3.500 pounds and which can use as many as 12 rockets to get up speed. The sled, said the Air Force, is expected eventually to carry volunteers at speeds up to 800 miles per hour, equivalent to an 1,800 mile per hour speed at an altitude of 40.000 feet. In the recent test, only six rockets were used. A braking device utilizing scoops extending down from the sled into a trough of water builds up the tremendous deceleration effect. In Stapp’s 421 mile-per-hour ride, the amount of braking used built up a force 22 "g's”—that is his weight for a brief interval increased 22 times to a total of 3,960 pounds because of the artificial build-up of gravity. A picture sequence of the test j showed the wracking strain that occurs in violent deceleration. At j the peak of the “G” buildup, a photo showed Stapp’s cheeks puffed out like balloons, eyes bulg- j ing, hair tossed down over his forehead. A special mouth guard restrained his lips from tearing as the braking action whipped him down from 421 mile per hour speed to a dead stop. Trailer Hits Pole; 1 Deed Borger, Fort Stockton Hit By Big Hail, Windstorms LORAINE, June 8. — Four persons were injured, one fatally about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when a panel truck pulling a house trailer overturned about one-half mile west of Roscoe on U. S. Highway 80. Fatally injured was Mrs. Thres* sa Schmidt. 48. of Pomona. C*lif. Mrs. Schmidt died here in Loraine Hospital about 10:15 p m of inter- becca Cade, 73. also of Pomona. She suffered possible internal injuries. and rib injuries. Hospital attendants said Tuesday night Mrs. Cade was in a condition of shock. Injured, but not critically, are George J. Schmidt. 62. husband of Mrs. Schmidt, and Donniver H. Goody, 36, of Springfield, Ohio. Their injuries consist of multiple bruises and cuts, hospital attend- THE WEATHER nal injuries and multiple fractures. \ ants said. All four persons were rein critical condition is Mrs. Re- lated to each other. Mrs. Cade and Goody were both related to the Schmidts. Nolan County Deputy Sheriff Jim Brathcer, who investigated the accident. said the 1951 GMC panel truck and house trailer were headed east and overturned on a curve. The truck hit a tree and the trailer hit a light pole, breaking it in two. Both were totally demolished. The truck came to rest headed west. The injured were brought to Loraine Hospital by Wells Funeral Home ambulance of Roscoe. l\ 1. DH\RTMI\T or COMMEKIE HUIHI K BIKEAl AB1UENE VNT» VICINITY — Partly cloudy, oontuivml «arm Wednesday and Thurkilay Possible thunder*»!»'*»!-!. Wednesday afternoon and nifht High Wednesday and Thursday »-»5. km Wednesday night 65-76. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly rloudy with widely stuttered thunderstorms W ednead.i' and Thrusday Cooler north and w <•*< Thursday. WEST TKXAh Partly cloudy with widely scattered thunderstoi m* Panhandle, s- uth Plain» and Pecos Valley eastward Wednesday. Thursday yattly cloudy and cooler. KAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm with widely scattered thundershowers Thursday and mindly in north Wednesday sfteraoua. Mode: ate to fresh southeast south win Is on coast. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Severe windstorms with damaging hail hit late Tuesday at Borger in the Panhandle and Fort Stockton in Southwest Texas. Small buildings were blown over, TV antennas leveled and roofs damaged in sections of Borger, it was reported. Big hailstones broke car and store windows at Borger. A few power lines were down. Weathermen said it wasn't a tornado, just a strong straight w ind. Almost half an inch of hail fell. A colorful lightning display ac- , eluding damage to new concessions companied the storm at Fort Stock- at the lake. ton. More than 34 inches of rain fell in about 15 minutes. Hailstones as large as marbles damaged car and store windows. Heavy rains which fell near San Angelo and Sweetwater in West j Texas Monday night, during baby j twisters, were filling up stock tanks and lakes. I San Angelo’s North Concho Lake 1 was half full with 64.000 acre feet. But hail and the small twister did at least $1.500.000 damage, in- Tur* A 75 75 n .. 70    . 71 .. 72    .. M. Tum P Yl  »7  IN  »2   W «2 U M M . 1 » ....... , 3 » ....... 3 JO ....... , 4 X ....... .    5 30 ....... 6    30 ............ «6 .    7,30    ............ **■ 9    JO ............ S3 9    X ............ 63 10    JO ............ — 11:.«    — . 11:3» ............ — Hi**» sod k<s temperatures for 14 hours ended H f 30 p m    9* »nil 69 lE¿h and I-w IraurrtturM »am» dsi« Isst y »sr 101 and 76 NUES»! Isst luíhi ' 45 p m Sum a»» !» d*y 5 31 * ro Sunset tonight 7 45 p m Barometer renditi* at * 30 p m 26 «2. Relativ» humid«) *l 9 » P m. 46 per cent. Stephens County Fair, Rodeo Opens BREC KEN RIDGE, June 8 <RNS> — The Stephens County Fair and Rodeo wiU open here Wednesday night for a four night stand. Opening time will be 8 15 p.m. General admisi on for adults is $1 and 50 cents for children. Reserved seats are $1.50 w ith box seat tickets selling for $2 10 each. Sweetwater TV Equipment Ordered SWEETWATER. June 8 iRNS^ —Equipment for television station KPAR-TY here has been ordered. W. H. Shipley, promotion and publicity director of Texas Telecasting Inc said Tuesday in Lubbock Texas Telecasting is to build the station here. Shipley said that construction on the station here has not yet begun. Texas Telecasting ha?- its headquarters in Lubbock and operates KDUB-TY at l.ubbock The company Monday withdrew its application for television channel 4 at Big Spring leaving the Big Spring Broadcasting Station iKBST> unopposed for the channel. CONTRACTOR ENTERS RACE? Candidate for Governor Can't Be Located Here WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for year----- ......... 10.00 Normal for year .. ..........9 91 ANSON ......... 1.00 BALLINGER ....... ......... 1.50 BIG SPRING ...... ......... 300 BLACKWELL...... ........ 1-2.00 BRONTE ........... ......... 1.00 CARLSBAD ...... ..........2 00 COLORADO CITY . ............03 CROSS PLAINS ............26 MARYNEAL ....... ......... 1.50 MERKEL .......... .......... 120 MIDLAND .......... ........trace MILES ............. ...........70 NOLAN ... ......... 1 00 PAINT CREEK ... ...........70 RISING STAR ..... ............35 ROBFRT LEE ..... .......... 200 SANTA ANNA...... .......... 1 40 SAN ANGELO North .......... ......... 6 50 South ....... ........ trace STAMFORD ....... ......... 190 SWEETWATER .... ...........10 TANKFRSLEY .... ......... 3 00 TRENT ........ ......... 1.00 TRl’SCOTT .........20 WATER VALLEY ........ 200 STATE RAINS PERRIN AFB ..... ......... 158 AMARILLO ........ ...........30 DALLAS ...... .......... .15 WICHITA FALLS .. .......... 1 25 Business Rise Is Predicted By Economist WASHINGTON. June 8 r—Arthur F. Burns, chairman of Fresi* dent Eisenhower's council of economic advisers, retorted today economic indicators suggest "an early upturn in business activity." Burns told his first news conference in Washington that the signs may be misleading, but they are numerous enough to give rise to hope that today s leveling off will be followed "very soon hy a recovery in employment and industrial production. He »aid he considered that the Tndochina crisis, and the possibility of American involvement there, have had only a "negligible in iluence" in cheeking the year old business slump. Burns expressed belief that mil itary spending, which is scheduled to decline In the year ahead, "will icmaia at very high levels." J. J. Holmes. Austin contractor tossed his hat in the gubernatorial race Tuesday, calling for an elective insurance commissioner and ridding the state of "hideous" funnybooks. Holmes w as scheduled to kick off his campaign at Abilene. However, attempts to locate him here Tuesday proved fruitless. Several prominent Abilene Democrats contacted said they had no knowledge of Holmes' having spoken here Tuesday Mrs Guy Caldwell, president of the Parks and Public Recreation Board, day Brown said Holmes had not been j at the base Tuesday. Hideous Funny Books In the prepared speech, Holmes said that regardless of whether people vote for him for governor. lie wishes they would join him on one proposal—ridding the state of "hideous" funny books. Juvenile delinquency is one oi »i the state’s growing problems, and said she had not been contacted    ^ fading children for permission to speak on the Col. Ja»k Brown. Eighth Air nowhe said "Just go down to Forte liaison officer here, said the funny book counters in your Holmes hasn't started work on ¡town. Look at the books for sale the Air base job but his re *t0 the children, and then tell the presentative was at the base Mon- j proprietor what kind of books he s to check over the site federal lawn or at Fair Park. County Judge Reed    1 ngalsbe said he did not give permission for a speech on the courthouse lawn, the only other popular outdoor speaking location here. Sent Speech to AP Holmes had sent the Associated Press at Austin a copy of the speech he was to deliver here and them of his plans to crime is stories pictured tn these "so-called funny books," said Holmes. Father of four grown sons, Hoe its said his concern is not "some mutt oi that old story that the ’younger generation is going to the dogs,’ ’’ "It is something real and if vve don’t do something about it, we will be guilty of helping our youth the 47-year- selling Holmes offerod himself as “true Democrat" for whom voters can cast their ballot if they didn’t like the choice they had two years ago. "You voters completely repudiated a so-called Democrat then, and your only other choice was to vote for a Republicrat." he said in an obvious reference to the 1952 race between Ralph Yarborough and Gov. Shivers "This time you have me. J J Holmes, a true Democrat, as the third candidate, for whom \ ou can vote." he continued Insurance Eight Holmes also referred indirectly Timmerman Meads 2-1 In S. Carolina COLl MB1A. S C , June 8 Oh-South Carolina Democrats today nominated Lt Gov. George Bell Timmerman Jr. for governor. With the bulk of the votes counted. Timmerman, 42, a resident of Batesburg held a decisive lead over his lone opponent. Lester L Rates. Columbia insurance executive The unofficial count from 1.254 of the state's 1.573 precincts re ported gave Timmerman 122.014. Bates 77,082 Small grains and early cotton in the San Angelo area also were hurt. Insurance companies set up a coordinated storm office. High winds unroofed a barn, knocked over a windmill and chicken house and caused other scattered damage near Sweetwater. A torrential 2.70 inch downpour fell in 45 minutes on the Double Heart Ranch 12 miles south | of Sweetwater. Hail was general throughout the Sweetwater rain area. Lake Sweetwater and Oak Creek Lake were up. Flash Flood Hits B’Spring Abilene's weather took a turn Tuesday night toward the quiet side after thunderstorms Monday I night rumbled through the area dumping as much as six inches of: rain in the Lake View area north of San Angelo. Rainfall measurements at the I' S. Weather Bureau here measured only a trace. Possible thundershowers are forecast here late Wednesday afternoon and night due to a low j pressure trough Tuesday night ex-: tending from central Colorado southward into the Salt Flat and Wink area The weatherman said this trough was adding to insta- j bility in the area west of Abilene Tuesday night. Only Jici.vity picked up on the radar screen at the weather bureau Tuesday night were thunder* { storms a boat 50 miles southeast of Amarillo and scattered thunderstorms south of Big Spring and Midland. Amarillo had recorded .30 of an inch up to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday while Midland reported 1 only a trace up to the same J time. A three-inch flash flood which hit Big Spring Monday night tem-! porartly sent a half-dozen families and a church congregation | scurrying for high ground The evacuation was necessary due to j Sulphur Draw getang out of its (banks It was the second time in less than a month that the stream had overflowed. Traffic along I S Highway 80 in the j Big Spring area was forced to a stand still for a while during the hour and a half storm, j No one was injured. Hammonds Called To Insurance Trial | AUSTIN. June 8, f — Charles Betts today ordered Ralph Hammonds of Houston, top executive of Lloyd’s of North America Ike, Benson Lose On Flexible Plans WASHINGTON, June’8 (AP)—The House Agriculture Committee today rebuffed President Eisenhower’s proposal for flexible farm price supports and voted overwhelmingly to continue the present system of rigid high-level supports through 1955. The committee’s 21-8 vote was a blow to both Eisenhower and his secretary of agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, who has campaigned vigorously for a flexible system which would permit the administration to raise federal price props to farmers in time of shortage and lower them in times of abundance. At present, the government is obligated by law to support basic farm crops such as cotton, wheat, corn, tobacco and peanuts at 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a price formula designed to give farmers a fair re- : turn on their products in relation to the prices of things they buy —such as tractors, clothes and other manufactured goods. Secretary Benson, blaming high-level supports for the huge surplus stocks of government-owned butter, wheat and other commodities bulging the nation’s warehouses, has said he will recommend a presidential veto if Congress votes to extend the war-born rigid supports. Across the Capitol, a gathering storm over the price-support issue was reflected as Sen. Ferguson tR-Mich), chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, drew support from Sen. Holland <D-Fla' in a speech attacking high-level supports. Trouble at 90 Per Cent "The evidence all indicates that both the government and farmers themselves have gotten into serious difficulties only on eommodi NLRB Rules Union Head’s Oath False WASHINGTON, June 8 OP — A National Labor Relations Board examiner tentatively ruled today that Secretary-Treasurer Maurice E. Travis of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union had filed false non - Communist affidavits with the NLRB. NLRB Examiner George Downing made the ruling subject to such contrary proof as may be offered by counsel for Travis when hearings in the case resume here June 15. The hearing was ordered by the NLRB because of an article under Travis’ name in the Aug. 15. 1948 issue of the mine-mill newspaper. The Union.” The article said Travis was resigning from the Communist party at 90 per cent of parity," Ferguson use *    *    a    ,Ti    hi" I told the Senate    ( »hllt R“1'1"* the Party 11,11 ^ "This in itself is a convincing j . !n comm unis nl? argument for more flexibility in1 tndef,. the Ta/tHhartef. '-aw ou? tarn, program, along the lutes ™on officers must submit the nonrecommended by the President." Communist affidavits Wore tneir «    .    , ,    unions may use NLRB facilities to Ferguson contended that a reta-    bargaimng    rights y smaU part of the nat,0nSl,,th employers The mtne-mill union represents about 60,000 copper. lead and zinc industry workers in western states. Several former officials of th* union have testified they were ex-Communists and that Travis was a Red agent operating within th* union. Travis has refused to answer an NLRB subpoena to attend and testify at the hearings. UV< total farm income results from the so-called basic crops, and that five billion dollars of the more than six billion in federal support funds now tied up in commodities go to only four crops—wheat, corn, cotton and tobacco. Maury Maverick Honored in House WASHINGTON. June 8 .^Members of the House paid tribute today to Maury Maverick, Texas con- \ gressman during early years of the 1 Roosevelt administration who died yesterday. Rep. Kilday of San Antonio, a, political foe of the fiery former i congressman he succeeded, said Maverick was one of the most brilliant men to serve in Congress. House Minority Leader Rayburn j of Texas said he was "a fighter.! and a fair fighter. He was an m- j tensely patriotic American citizen ’’ NEWS INDEX SECTION A Indochina .........Ptji    2 Women’s News .... Pag« 4 Oil News...... Pag«    10 SECTION 8 Sports ....... . P»f«4 2, 3 Editorials......... Pag«    4 Comics ..........Pope    5 Classified . ...... Pages 6-8 Markets......... . Page 8 Farm News ........ Pag« 9 Itodic, TV........Pag#    10 informed them of hi* plans to    become criminals," kick off his campaign at Abilene    0jtj Austin contractor s    prepared at 2 p m. Later the AP checked    speech read Holmes’ campaign headquarters Holmes said he would seek to and reported he had left for Abi- outlaw crime * promoting funny lent.    |    books if elected. Holmes was successful bidder.    Tell    Proprietor May 1» to construct a fire station! * Whether you vote for me or at Abilene Air Fore* Base. His    not. you can start    this    kind    of bid was $88.36!.    i    move in your community right to th* recent furor over Texas insurance operations proposing    j A    lively battle developed in the    jp appear    in    96th district    court that Texas have an elective in-    4th Congressional District between    Thursday as a    state witness    in the J surance commissioner rather than    | Rep    Robert T Ashmore of Green j insurance    company » receivership ville and state Sen, Charles C. Moore of Spartanburg With 108 of the district's 387 precincts reported. the count was; Ashmore 6.537, Moore 6.200. In the 5th District, with 72 of 250 precincts reported. Rep. James P. Richards of Lancaster led Wad* S. Weatherford, Gaffney lawyer, 5,194 to 2,216. an appointive board. He advocated laws to give the commissioner "some real power over the in surance companies The candidate also favored increasing old age benefits, a bigger farm ranch road program, a v eterans bonus, better state homes and a mental health program for ward* of th* stat*. trial Hammonds was absent during the first two days of the trial Twenty * nine other witnesses were subpoenaed by the state, meanwhile, to appear in separate trials of criminal charges against four other persons connected with insolvent insurance compani«* at Beaumont. El Faso and Ennis. $2.000,000 FIRE — The front wall of the Time building in downtown Winnipeg, Canada, collapses at the height of an early-morning blaze that spread in three directions doing damage unofficially estimated at $2,000,000. The fire in the seven-story building was fanned by a 50-mile-an-hour wind. ;

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