Abilene Reporter News, July 1, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY tiJje Abilene 3^eporter-^Brtiijsi "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron MOMme’ VOL. LXIII, No. 377 t; 7„„,r,.rr- Pré« (AF2~^mMSr^rmWR~^ MORNING, JULY 1. 1954-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY Mtjh t* M* •Vfrv Flood Death Count Reaches Piedras Negras Gives Up Bodies Latins I)F\TH TOI L RISFS — Flood evacuees at Piedras Negras, Mexico, gaze in sorrow across Hio Gra:kle River flood waters to their homes and businesses where the death ?rnt sti^d L near 40 known dead Wednesday night. This hill serves as an island o£ safety as crest passes.    ____ Dulles Hails Rebel Victory As 'Cure' by Guatemalans tor>’ over Hed encroachments. But he v^arnod tfai.t -coniinunism « htill a menace everywhere ” In a tS-mvnuie address prepared for nalKWW ide radio - tele\ ision broadcast, Dulles pUni^ed that the I nited States would not only op- Village Fights Junta; leaders Tatking Peace at Rio De Janeiro. However, some diplomats now* doubt it will be heW in view of the «{»hot in Guatemala. “The people of Guatemala have now been heard from,” Dulles declared. “Despite the armaments piled up hy the .^rbenr government. It was unable to enlist the spiritual cooperation of the people. WASHINGTON, June 30 ifL-Sec-'    pose communism hut    would help ' t rat ion in Guatemala and mea^r^s retary of State Dulles tonight    I    “allev iate condiUtH» in Guatem^ ^ net*ded t^hniin^ hailS the overthrow of the pro-    j    and elsewhere“ which    might breed ! mg has been scheduled    for    July    7 Comnninist government in Guate-;    communism, mala as a “new and gU>nous” vie- DuUea said the capture by communism of any American state would have established a “new and perilous front” endangering the entire free world. But he said the situation in Guat-„.V.HVV. .......... cmala “is being cureo^ by the could not only op- ^ Guatemalans themselves ' — there-    Armas,    pa- I by averting “at least one Rt-ave .    Guatemala to chal- daiiiier" and setting an example    j^e Communist leadership— which promises security for the to change it Thus, the situation future ” Dulles laid the blame for the U'ttist bent of«the overthrown Guatemalan government directly on the Kremlin He said Commu- j iiisls seized on the Guatemalan | revolution 10 years ago and. in the j l.ist few year.«, “openly connived” | with Guatemalan ofticials    j He said the foreign ministers of' Gl’ATKMAI.A, .lune 30 The    and the Soviet I'nion anti-Com muni St ruling junta rushed ‘    correspondence and troops today to Kscuinlla. a hotbed ^    privity” -intimate as- of Communism 30 miles stHiih of    ^ attempting to “dis- (fUalemala t'lty. where a top Red    inter-American system” leader was repoiied plotting an up- ;    Guatemalan    question    i rising among tarm workers 1    the Cnited .Nations Security Diher Cornnninist and leftist oouncU.    Ho    cuen awav However. Dulles said, the ^cuv^ EAGLE PASS, Tex., June 30 (AP)—The    bodie.s    of    38 victims of the rampaging Rio Grande    were    taken    today ^ from the floodswept ruins of the border city of Piedras Negras, Mex. Rescue officials say there may be hundreds more dead. The exact toll may never be known. This much is confirmed: The bodies of 38 had been ( found and laid out for burial. I Large numbers of sick and injured were making their, way toward makeshift hos-;    ^ m pitáis. One temporary medi-. 1^1.«    j g    anI cal shelter reported 65 in-¿ Vvlll jured with more coming ev- ¡ erv minute. At least 15.000 were homeless with up to 7,000 refugees huddling in hills with no shelter, water or food. About 80 per cent of the homes in the city of 35,000 was flooded, half of those destroyed. Toll May Rise Those were the figures as this reporter looked over the vast scene of sodden destruction late today. Daylight tomorrow — or maybe days later — the toll may be more startling. “From what I hear there may be anv’W’here from 200 to 500 dead,” said H, G. W’alker, U. S. public health official here to help in the rescue work and rehabilitation. “No one will éver know,” he said. “There are five and six kids in every’ Mexican family and they take care of their own. If they find a drowned kid. they bury him pronto (quick). So who knows how many are dead** No one wül ever know for sure.” Walker said sanitary conditions in Piedras Negras were “horrible.” He said water system ww never adequate, “and now there is nothing at all — for drinking or any other purpose.” First definite reports of the Piedras Negras destruction came from Sgt. Earl Gossett of the Tex- Highway Chief Gas Tax Hike AUSTIN, June 30 UTi—An appeal for a 2 cent increase in state gasoline taxes to pay for needed highway improvements will be taken to the next legislature. Highway Commission Chairman E.H. Thornton Jr. said today. He predicted lawmakers will provide “substantially” more mwiey for highways. Unless they do. Tlwmton told county delegations seeking highway improvements, the commission is blocked on many projects.* A 2 cent increase in gasoline taxes would produce an estimated net income of about $55,000,000, A delegation from San Angelo headed by City Mgr. Del Green proposed two highway improvement projects. One calls for relocation and construction of U.S. 87, following a route from a point on present U.S. 87 southeast of the South Concho River crossing, wthwesteriy to U.S. 87 at west 4(^ street in the northwest section of the city. The STORY OF THE ECLIPSE—Photographer Bill Seaman of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune exposed a negative at intervals of less than five minutes during the total eclipse of the sun in Minneapolis. The eclipse starts at lower left, reaches totality in center, and ends at top right. Most of the exposures were made at 1/200th of a second at f.l6. The exposure of the total eclipse was made at 1.50th second at f 5.6.________ Ike Will Refuse Any 'Slave Parts' Senate Defeats All Tax Cutting Plans 49-46 WASHINGTON. June 30 LTi—The Senate defeated both Republican ! and Democratic plans for an income tax cut today and thus produced a big victory for the Eisen-jhower administration, which sayi i the budget can’t stand any more sudi reductions now. The votes were 49-46 in both in-I stances but weren’t identical except for the total. Defeat for the Republican plan came at the hands of 47 Democrats, Sen, Danger (R-ND) and Sen. Morse (Ind-t)re), against a ' solid lineup of 46 GOP senators. The Democrats* plan fell before a combination of 45 Republicans and four Democrats—BvTd (Va), Holland (Fla), Robertson (Va), and Johnson “Colo). Supporting it were 43 Democrats, plus Langer, Morse and Young (R-ND). McCarthy Abaeat Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) was the only absent senator. Briefly, here is what the opposing sides maneuvered over in a long and busy session: The Democratic plan. Offered by Sen. George <D-Ga', it would boost all personal exemjrtions from $600 to $700, but the tax benefit on each $100 of additional exemrrtion would ,be limited to $25. Thus, a man I and wife with one child could get a reduction of as much as $75 a I year. T.ie Republican plan. Chiurman ) MUlikin tR-Ook>) of the Senate Fi-inaoet Committee came up with it only today, itf 11th hour strategy to Nock the George plan. With ence arrangement with Russia as | som« exceptions, it would allow aai extra ftoo exetnpttBe for a man. and also his wife, filing a |oint is being cured by the Guatemalans themselves.” the citv and talking to the surgeon general of Mexico. Salvador Vela Still 45 miles farther. Interna- See FLOOD. Pf. »-A. Col. 4 New Prize Added To Reunion List WASHINGTO.N, June 38 !# — ! President Eisenhower said today the hope of the worW. 5.5-miIe road would cost an esU-.    ^    j    said.    Russia’s    aggressive mated $2.500,000.    t    peacefully    with    Russia    but    “I    will; attitude thus far has prevented Also proposed was a by-pass on not be a party to any treaty that building a proper foundation for j exemption for dependents. ’Tlje ef- such an agreement.    i    feet vrwM be a $40 reducUoa tc a return but vouid not increase the „ r‘“    1    fivini?    to    Also    proposea    was    a    u..    ,    „ot    be    a party to any xre as Highway Patrol    the    north    side    of    the    city    from    !    makes    anybody    a    slave.” U.S. 67 at west edge of the cii>    ^ news conference, the Presi-1 jn a ringing vokse, the President to U.S. 67 at the east edge of tfw j    made it clear that he is less j declared he wants to make sure ritv miersectini State 208 and U.S. ...„»¡miffin tVlon RritSfTi'S PrimC    Ani-O**    flOt    • city, intersecting State 67. The 7-mile road would cost an estimated $1,800,000. Thornton told the delegation the state and city have a “common obligation" to do something about the problem. He said the plan would be taken under study of the commission's engineers. rhief« still at larL.e abo wore re ported bent on st.rnng up tn ublos Those ropurts oanie as t’ol F! foi;o Monzon. junta loader, and the rebel ohio., ( <'1 G.n'os t’a.suUo Arnias. btdh intonsoly anti-t'ornmu-nist. flew to no g!'dK»nng neutral El Sahiulor for thoir {kuioc confer-enoe The S.tlvador talks are ex-IH'ottxl to give this country it.s fourth government in loss than a w tH*k .Among tho.'.e meeting the pl.inos of the rii.il lo.uior.s at S.in Salva dor was I 8 Ambassador .Michael MolH*rniott lluatomala Gitv was calm ami j« yous today with the 12-day shiwit mg oonflioi halted under a ccase-ti.c 1 or the fir.st lime in weeks the radn>s wore playing Atnenoan jazt —e\on the formor Gommunist station The mam cloud on the hurl ion apjieared to l»o the threatened trouble at F.scumtla, which hmg has hot il rogar doti as a ct'nier of ioinmunists tor sulnorsion. Some uprisings aim tune de voloped among Ut'd indiK'tnnatod t.uni woikors Mord ro.iohiMi hero ttKlay that a pt»lio»‘ oliiol wa.« stoned to death jo>toid;«y near the village o( l’inula TroubU- also was rciHii ted at Conoepoiun, near lls iuintla The main truiiblo started >ester By in ANE HOWELL Reporter-New s Staff Writer .STAMFORD. June 30 — A new prize has been added to the alreadv bulging list of awards at the Texas ('owboy Reunion iH^ning here four-day ity Council last Frkl.iy returned the ;    four-dav    run ir.'«.«    nr..    Tra,...r    C. svstom oi balance bt'tween regional will give a one-horse bulldogger g p Light Rains Faii in Area Widespread thundersbow-' ers were repi'rted Wedneaday ‘ ■■■"V    J    h*.    served    i    night in the Abilene area by the chuck wagon dinner is to be serxed I    Bureau at municipal air- finals at the last rodeo performance. There were 43 cowgirls entered in the cowgirls’ sponsor contest as of Wednesday nighL .A grand {»arade at 5 p m Thursday will officially open the reunion. Following the parade, a couple, since the exemption increase would apply only to the optimistic than Britain’s Prime ; ‘-peaceful coexistence" does    not • Iow«t    taxable    income bracket. Minister Churchill about the pros- ' mean appeasement or putting    my i which cames a    20 per t*ent    rate, pects for working out a “peaceful country in bondage to communism coexistence" agreement with the against its will. Communist world.    j    -j-q emphasixe his views,    the Churchifi. in ending his confiden- ; president relaxed the usual White j ,.    M.iiikm    nronosed    to cut ,,.1 talks »ith E.«nho.er ' Hous, naws coaferenc rules «-«» i    MZ day. appeaM tor real ^    re,«rters    to    ,«te han . tr>” at arriving at such an under-1 directly on these words;    ^    ^ standing in order to avert a hor- -i ^-lii not be a party to any i income and the taxpayer "■'TnM’Ihrò*    *i,ould    rise    to’»100 and the credit view the Russians will n<K throw slave. away such an opportunity.’ Also, to meet Democratic criticism that the Republican plan to give tax relief on dividend income was unduly favorable to the The president s words appeared Eisenhower in talking to report-    . . rrf 3 ers. described a peaceful coexist-1 See TREATY. Page 3-A. Cel. J FUND OVER $8,500 irgamialion and world oiganiia non ' The American states he said, then voltHi o\erwhelmmgly to call a met'ting to con.Mder Red pene roping I am contests Friday. port. A 30-minute shower here be Robertson Leaves For Flood Scene ! French Rola'itson. Southwestern regional administrator tor the Fed-I eral Civil Deien.se Administration. ^ left Abilene at I p m Wednesday tor the Hh) Grande ilood sector I He will make a survey of the fliKxi area in respoii.se to a request from Val I’eter.soii. n.Uumal Civil Defense admini.Mfator. Uob»*rtsnn planned to fly tirst to Laredo From there, he will go to other tliHHl rtevastatetl areas George Paxton is piloting Hobt'rt-son s plane Kobeitson {dan* to return to Atiilene Saturday morning NAACP Dates End Of Segregation DALLAS. June 30 r A s|H)kes-.    .    t«un    fur the National A.'i.'iH'iation duy    «her,.    „    Ool„r.M Want to meet Mrs Jimmy Spann a drawing to divide the ,    jhe    old-timers’    calf-roping    verified    roporu    includ-1 and her two younsters, Ruth and r, says \V G Swenson, presi-j contest is slated for 8 a m. Saf j ^ ^    ^    shower    Jimmy Cowboy Reunion. Inc Rodrô contestants will also be comfietinR for six s{>ecial-made saddle.« and more than $1.300 in prize money. The saddles will go to the following champions* calf roper, wild cow milker, old-time caU roper. special trailer to one of the rixleo -pHe “regular" champiw.-^ N»nies of all 19.54    be held at •    inning    at    about    9.30 p.m., amount-l deo champions will go into a hat.! jiaturday and Monday in the mam I to 03 of an inch of moist- * Winner, .    ^    ________ ^    „ ».«x. dent and manager of the Texas j updgy and the service men’s event \ weinert.    They’ll    be    on    KRBC-TV    Thurs- for Monday night.    »    ^ Weather Bureau s{>oke.Hman evening from 6 45 to 7 o’clock. The Texas Cowboy Reunion .As- Wednesday the radar unit at |    Sterling    Price, pastor socialion will hold their annual |    Airport    picked mdica-1 ^    church, will bu.siness meeting at 10 a m. Fri- j pf rainfall at or near Cross,    Spann    and present day in the Reunion Bunkhouse | pjg,ns Quanah. Brownwood. Ran- ..hildren Ruth is 4. Jimmy 10 Memorial services for members • Wcatherfwd. Benjamin. t»o- . who have died since the last re- j.,,^ Mineral Wells. Wichita Falls, 1 union wiU be held at 2 p m Fri-, Crt'.vs n. Fort Griffin. W’einert. I Mrs Spaan Public to Meet Sponns Tonight on TV Program Pr^poaes Ckaaga * Millikin’s late offer was to knock ' out the second year step and leave the dividend relief at $50 and S per cent credit, A voice v(He accepted the changes Miliikin proposed on dividends, George saying it was only “ooe-half as bad" as the House bill Then came the roU call votes, ^    .i.    z    r;inpAd    ‘    Fifst, MiUikin offered the Repub- Gms to uw fund hnto rungod    ^    ^    ,„bstitute    for    th. from $l to $500. The total through yesterday was $8.513 92 After payment of the family debu. the balance on hand is $6.968 30 Democrats’. That motion fell by the wayside just before 4:30 p.m. »EDTi. Some more maneuvering, and then the Democratic plan was of- was left a widow. G.iU a« bring    irrrd It dtrd nbnfit »;«    p.m. Rrporter .vrws. nnd Re^er^Ne« officials are    ulking to reporter, that    the two isteri^ ^ fund_    vole, had kiUed any chnnce, of ma>' be bruugh    general taa relief m the    pending by mail, thetk,    ^    ‘ al tax biU. I    .    or    sent    uy    man.    general spmal service and ex-service , ^av in the bunkhouse    *    Dublin.    Stamforvl.    Graham,    Sey-' and the children ta^erless. when made pa.vable    Jimmy bpann    expect calf roper, winner of the judging ol the mare classes of rnour. Fori Worth. Dallas. Brady, j Policeman Junmy    .♦    .    ab.v    further    attempts    to    write    in- a.id the best had Ihh*ii armed in ictenl w by the .since di'posvil leftist gov eminent Commfiiiist leaders were uccusihI People announc'd Ualay his group ; the last day men s can roper, girl's barrel rat-e cutting horse Day money awards tx.taling $340 will be givm    away    in both    the * regular" calf roping aiKi w ild cow milking contests More than $4(X) in day money : is to be distribuKsi m the satWle j and bareback    brone    riding    con- te.sts, with the finali.Ms Mtniday night comptHing for $125 Prue money    in the    sttwr ridmg    . contest totaUs    $150.    with an    ad-    j ditioaal $50 for Monday night # finalists Rodeo performances w di be held at 8 p m. July 1,2.3 and 5th. A | matinee pt'rformance is scheduled the Quarter Home division is    Baird. Rising Star,    Coleman.    Has- scheduled to start at 8 a m Sat-    kell and Cisco, unlay- The stallion and gelding Telephone check* Wednesday classes will be judged at 8 am    night at Ranger    .and    Haskell Monday . A Quarter Horse cutting    brought negative retwrts    of    any ciwtest is slated for 2 p m Sat-i rainfall at either plact* I The forecaster said the thunder After each rodeo performance.. showers began in this area atn^ut popular dances will be the pavilion and square in Round Up Hall held injl » and were continuing at 9 30 dances * p nv as the air mass moved east-i w ard. wounds suffered m a gun battle at    contributions: Merkel June 17,    Anonymous Since then, big hearted people Alpha Omicorti Chapter. Beta from Abilene and a wide area of Sigma Phi West Texas have given generous- Mr and Mrs George B, ly to the Jimmy Spann A{H»recia j g^K«i tion Fund. It will be used to pro A I. Carter vule for the family s future Al-iJ. B Yawn ready $1.545 TJ has been paid ml! Ih*eviously acknow- come tax cutting amendmenta into the measure. 1000 500 1000 500 to clear all obligations, inclmling the funeral expense. ledged TDTAL $.473 92 8.5l3.a2 has set 8ii>tembt'r. 1955, for the complete end of .segregation in pub- of trying to imite nots there protest ugaiiiri 6'*'    anli I'onimumst regiims willi the cry that the leftist ginernment had given the pea.sants land Countering the Communist at tempt, the new military junta moved in trtnips with tanks and heavy artillery The junta ordered all ctliiens to return within 24 houi ^ all (he aims ImimkI to llieiu DIficial« rejHirled thert appeared to be only a slight chance of getting hack any appro-ciablo iuiuuut ul ainis. in he schools in the I nited States. NEWS INDEX Sir.TlON A Od Naw. N#w» ?•••• $••0 Naw» SICTION • Spart* EditetiaU Cpmic* a fariw. Market* Ragia, TV ,.. Paga* 4. S Pat« 4 Pata 7 Paga* ••IO P«t« . . P«f« 12 The numlwfr of entries ui var iou.« events as of late Wednesday were as follows. Calf roping. 121: wild cow milking, 126. cutlmg horse contert. 43. old-Ume calf rt»piiig. 34. hull rid-j ing. iS. bareback brtwc riding, Sä. saddle brone riding. 10; and wild mare race, $. Prelmnn.iries in tlie culling horse contest will begin at 7 am t Thursday The high 18 horse* will j participate in the nxteo. foivr toj eacti of the first fiHir {»erform- i aneet, and friMU them the four! high horses wiU conH'ete in Ihe* TODAY'S PROGRAM FOR REUNION 7 30 a m —Cutting horse ron-te.st 11*45 a m,—Dinner for mem-hem of Texaa Cowboy Reunion Asaociaticm at ChuckhtHi.«e. 11:45 a m —Ranch chvH'k wagons open to serve dinner to vrtitors. 5 p m —Grand paratie downtown. then to rodeo grounds 5*45 p.m -Ranch chuck wa-gons open to sei ve meal to visitors. I p m,—Grand entry if rodeo arena • 30 pm—Rodeo conteaii begin. 10 p m.-SjHiiiior»:’. ball tn raviiiou. Ex-Marine Held in Shooting Wosn't in Combat- Pentagon BV ki.izari:tii . ABI-I NTKR «TV«! in IN- l’âvilic «r». I    k'ïd    Í¡Í- b„, ,h, (,lr. do not show ll>«l |^    Gu«1- hi* ever engaged in any combat ; W ASHINGTDN. June 3<‘ The V 8 Marines Wednesday discloed .h.i «• F iBui. "Sr    r with the fatal shooijng of rolu*e- m actum which is tht* customary man Ji 5my J Spaftn, netcr en    >    niethtwl    of    reierence in    Marine gaged in a*pf combat in the F.'tci    ^    record    that fic and was dishonorably dt«charg :    ^ver    woumied ed for desertion in lime of war    I    ^ Kil„ of tho ,xM.ruw N<0 .i;    Th..x    u.    dimllv    “ Ih. IVhl.x8on .how th.t «.olhorllo h,. ‘‘ '™' onli.<tod in (ho sorvKV bfKwr I’Mrl Momorikl HoxpiUI »N-r, h* t»M Uartior, ou Nov n. 1941, and that Rejxirtei Jolui Daiubon about Gaither went AWOL at Camp Fendleton and was confined to the disciplinary barrack» of the .Nasal Prison Yard at Mare Island. Calif on June IS. 15H5 until he w as disn-hotHirably discharged on June 11. 1946 He bsted hk next-of km as hi* trngher. Mrs. Mumie Gaither iieaidtoo. 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