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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas I —6? m WARM®tje Abilene Reporter ~Jìrttó mghéîng'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'" Byron VOL. LXIIl, No. 379Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING "JULY 3, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c GREETINGS FROM ACC—Abilene Christian College President Dor. rorris, left, greets Gov. Allan Shivers at a reception at the Windsor Hotel. (Staff photo by Bob Gulley) Shivers Alleges Opponent Promises Aid to NAACP House Votes Flexible Farm Price Supports Earlyday Abilene Businessman Dies Gov Allan Shivers charged here Friday night that officials of the (’10-Political Action Committee and the National Asocial ion for Ad* \ ancement of Colored People had gotten together in Dallas this week to make further plans for their campaign against him. ‘’This group advocates the same things that my opponent is advocating.” the governor said. “Their real purpose is not only to aboh-h segregation in the public school-but also to force the abolition of segregation in social activities and ( in residential areas. ’ Gov. Shivers appeared on a la-minute tele !>!«u broadcast here Friday evening which was followed by a reception for him on the J mezzanine of the Windsor Hotel, i Arrives by Air He arrived by plane from El I Paso late Friday afternoon and was welcomed at the airport by i R. M. Wagstaff. chairman of the i Shivers-for - governor supporters here. Tom Eplen, vice chairman of the group, and R. B. Leach, a member of the organization. “Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP s general counsel, was quot* ; ed Thursda> asking bow Negroes and whites could be expected to go ( to school together and not live together.” Gov. Shivers said. *■ a.- 1 have said before, the CIO* PAG, the NAACP and the American- mr Democratic Action have their hand-picked candidate in this governor’s race—the same man I defeated two years ago and the man 1 will deteal again on July 24th. They want to take over the state government and the state’s political party as well,” (He de- ; ieated Ralph Yarborough, Austin attorney, two years ago \ ar-1 borough is a candidate again ' “I challenge my opponent" the governor said, “to deny that he has promised to aid these people m their program in return for tlie well-financed, highly-organized campaign which they are helping him to w.ige against Allan Shivers “In order to cover up his close association with these people, he is basing his entire campaign on insinuations, untruths, half truths and twisted facts. “The latest mud-slinging effort of this man and his smear-artists was a deliberate attempt to twist the facts concerning a land deal 1 made back in 1946. My opponent is still trying to get people to be- lieve that bu.-iness transaction was after I became governor. “That is not true, and he knows it. It was made In 1946. three and a half years before I became governor and before I became lieutenant governor. “That year. I paid $25,000 for an option of 13,500 acres of land. I See SHIVERS. Page 2-A. Col. 6 William Kindel Jennings. Sr.. 86. prominent Abilene businessman for over halt a century, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for over a year and a patient at the hospital for a week. His five children were with him when death came. Mr. Jennings was. until 1946, one of the owners of Sun Electric Co , and had lived continuously in Abilene since 1907. He had also lived here from 1886 until 1896. Retired in 1946 He was one of the organizers in 1923 of the Sun Electric Co., retir- : ing to a semi-active business status in 1946. The son of the late Confederate Capt. and Mrs. Walter Scott Jennings, he was born Sept. 1, 1867 at Mount Pleasant, Maury County, j Tenn. He attended public school at Mount Pleasant. In 1868 Mr. Jennings fulfilled a boyhood ambition “to come to Tex- j as,” settling in Abilene, He remained here until March 10, 1896, Walter G. of Oklahoma City, Okla.. W. K. Jr., of Austin, Leroy C. of Abilene, and Jim H. Jennings of i Abilene; one daughter, Genelle Jennings of the home; two brothers, Walter fl. of Abilene, and Ko-| bert H. of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Perry of Jackson. Tenn., and Mrs. T. J. Carter of San Merino. Calif.: eight grandchildren. Mrs. Robert Carson of Austin, William C. Jennings of Fort Worth, Leroy C. Jennings Jr., Janice Jennings, Margaret Jennings See JENNINGS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 6 mmâi Jé W. K. JENNINGS SR. ... il! over a year ROBERTSON SAYS: Bridge to Be Built In Laredo Today PIONEERS LAUDED Reunion Service Honors 21 Dead BY BILL TURNER    ,    slrator for the Federal Civil De- mamea nere umu menu., *v,    , French Robertson, who returned j fense Administration, reported on when he was married to the for-    to Abilene Friday afternoon after j    what is being    done    to    relieve the mer Carrie Christian. The mar-    an inspection tour of the Rio■■    situation. riage was performed in the home Grande River flood disaster area He toured the flooded area by ot the bride s parents - which    said the destruction and »oss of;    plane from Eagle    Pass    through stood on t he present site of Abi-    property is tremendous and that I    Laredo down    as far    as    Falcon lene High School    ** h€allh hazard P°ses a very SCr* The couple moved after the wed- j ding to Waxahachie where Mr. President Gets New Authority WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP)—A compromise farm bill calling for flexible price supports for major crops and arming President Eisenhower with other powers to attack the problem of mountainous surpluses was passed by the House today and sent to the Senate. Action was on a voice vote. The President didn’t get all the authority he wanted to administer price supports on a sliding scale ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity. But the House voted 228-170 on a roll call to allow the Agriculture Department to adjust its price props on a range extending from 8214 Spann Fund Nears $9,000 Contributions totaling $109 in the past 24 hours have raised the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund to $8,776.92 Chief of Police C. Z. Hallmark in a letter Thursday to the Reporter-News expressed his and the police department's gratitude for the fund for the widow. “We wish to take this method of making a public acknowledgement to all of the citizens and to 90 per cent of parity. This was an administration-backed compromise introduced at j the last minute by Rep. Harrison 'R-Neb'. It effectively blocked a strong drive by farm state legislators to continue supports at 90, per cent of parity through 1955. Parity is a legal standard for [ fixing prices on the six basic | crops: wheat, cotton, corn, rice, j peanuts and tobacco. Adjustments j are made in relation to the cost of . basic things the farmer needs to | produce his crops. Outstanding provisions in the bill include: 1. A 21j billion dollar “set aside” 1 ious problem. Robertson. Southwest admini- By DI ANE HOWELL Rrporter-New s Farm Writer STAMFORD. July 2 —Twenty -one members of the Texas Cow-boy Reunion Association who died since the last Reunion were honored in memorial services at the Reunion Bunkhouse here Friday afternoon. Conducting tlie devotional service was the Rev. Byron Bryant, pastor of the Stamford First Baptist Church O F. Jones of Colorado City, outgoing president and chairman ot the directors, introduced Rev Bryant, who read the memorial list and led the group in prayer. In a lew brief remarks. Rev Bryant lauded the “unconquerable spirit of these great pioneers.” He said their stubborn determination to w m over all obstacles is not appreciated enough by the modem generation Friends and relatives also talked briefly in tribute ot those being honored Among the speakers weie Frank Reeves, farm editor ot trie Fort Worth Star - Telegram, who has never missed a Reunion, J B Cotton of So .»graves and Bernard Buie of Stamford. WHAT'S HAPPENED TO OUR TOWN!!!! Ten veors ogo Abilene bulged ot the seams with solders and fliers and their famil.es. Then in 1945, Camp Barkeiey and the A.r Base closed and pessimists sa.d the town was dead Newspapers and magazines labeled Abilene a 'ghost town ’ Somebody was badly mistaken. Insteod of going down, Abilene started going up Building boomed. New industry and business come to town. Population grew. Where do we stand today’* The Sunday Reporter-News will bung you a picture of Abilene Toda> Staff writers will review the bus ness picture P ctures charts and graphs will pinpoint the development. It all adds up to a convincing picture Abilene the town which dared to raise more than S140 000 to get Camp Barkeiey in 1940, and more than $800,000 to get the Abilene A.r Bose now under construction, is on its wav On its way to bigger things — to spectacular population growth, to becoming even more important than .t has been m the past as the Key City of West Texas Your fuends and business associates outside West Texas may be interested in Abilene s progress and futuie You can buy Sunday copies from your news stand or saiesboy for 10c or just dial 4-7271 to have copies moiled anywhere in the U. S. tor 15c. Sw other Reunion stories, Pg. 2-A J. V. Hudson of Haskell, secre-tary-treasurer of the association, presided A battered, empty saddle, surrounded by flowers at the front of the room, depicted the absence of those who missed this year’s Reunion. Those honored were J. Price See REUNION. P*. 2-A. Col. 6 New Mexico    j Man to Head    j Reunion Assn. STAMFORD. July 2 'Stall' — About 1(M) members of the Texas Coubov Reunion As.-ociation voted by acclamation Friday morning to accept the recommendations of a nominating committee for new Officers. Selected to succeed O, F. Jones of Colorado City u> president vvas Henry Record of Monument. N M , a long time number The meeting vvas held in the Reunion Bunkhouse. Preceding the election of officers. Lew is Ackers of Abilene, a past president, urged the group to “let the younger generation know we’re behind them ” “Some ot us think we trained better cutting horses and raised better livestock in our day than the young people of today art* doing," he said But some of the cutting horses ot today could cut rings around those ot our day With the research being conducted in feeding ration-, they are even raising better livestock Other new officers art'. H E Culwell ol Avoca. first vice president; Porter H Campbell of Rule, second vice-president: J. V Hudson ot Haskell, secretary-treasurer , Rufe Denson of Rule range boss Clinton Ezell of Stamford, wagon boss. Pete Rlackshear of Aspermont, horse wrangler, ami Pat Jones ot Sierra Blanca, wagon cook Eight new directors were appointed. They are \V l> Harrison, F. F Hudson. C A Douthit, Frank Cannon, Dr F F Brinkley, all of Stamford; Walter Johnson, Block woU; M D Hudson, Fort Worth, and \V ft. Willingham. Rot an Besides Ackers, six other past pi esidenls attended The., were G. C Carothors, mayor of Stamford; Turn Hickman. Gainesville; Charles Feat her stone. Wichita Falls. Kid Jeffers, Antlers, Okla ; Kric Swenson, Spur, and J. Y, Hudson, Haskell. Jennings operated a feed and fuel business until 1902. w hen he moved to Ennis Back to Abilene After a short time in Ennis and in East Texas. Mr. Jennings mov-ed back to Abiiene in 1907 ami has lived here with his family since. Mr. Jennings entered the plumbing and electrical business with a brother on his return here. The brother, Walter, now’ lives at 150 Merchant St. In 1923. Mr. Jennings, two of his sons. William K. Jennings. Jr., and W. G. Jennings, and Horace Holly founded the Sun Electric Co. The firm’s first home was in the 200 block ot Pine St. It was moved Officials Let Benefactors In Flood Zone Dam. He landed at Laredo and made an inspection there on the ground. Temporary Bridge “Most’ pressing need is for a J temporary bridge across the Rio j arrangements had beer made with j the Defense Department in Washing! on to have thet Fourth Army at San Antonio proceed immediate-EAGLE PASS. Tex., July 2 .f jv construction of a tempor-Official authority was given today ary bridge. for the full generosity of sympathiz- i **j wai informed Friday after-ing Americans to go across the noon that 127 Army trucks loaded Rio Grande to flood-devastated w itti bridge material left Fort Hood Piedras Negras. Mex.    for Laredo, and by Saturday noon Unofficially,    helicopters    full    of a pontoon bridge will be open for food and    clothing    already    had    gone traffic between Laredo and Nuevo in about 1928 to North Third St across—simplv because the people LareJo ^     .      c.    .    .    .    ,    .     il__ “TK« between Cedar and Cypress Sts. In 1933 the firm moved to a building in the 4bo block of Pine St. and then in 1946 it was moved to the present location at North Fifth and Plum Sts. That same year the business was changed from one of retail to wholesale in the electrical line. Also in 1946 Mr Jennings sold • his interest in the business to two sons, Leroy and Jim, and retired to a semi-active status needed it and official sanction could wait. But the Red Cross got word officially today it could enter the town of 38.000 and called for three planes to help shuttle aid. Waiting to go across were four truckloads of canned goods and 150.000 tortillas—the bread of Mexico. The count at Piedras Negras j still stood at 38 known dead and 190 known missing—making a total ol 62 dead the Rio Grande flood of surpluses from the Commodity    ha"d Credit Corporation's slocks for re- °*» ■«isl'bormg ctyes »ho have lief foreign aid. stockpile and *» graciously acknowledged their other purposes. I would also cut appreciation of Ofttcer Jnwny down marketable surpluses, reduo ; fP*®- »*>»« ^ ÆÎ " ,.    ..j s„,r,a«,na•, affadi nf ref the line of dut>, by contributing to mg the dampening eftect of tA    jund    Jw    lhf benef,t stocks banging ever the    market.I    ^    ^    w    chlldren Weot Inclo    ,    .    was    mdeed    a timely help _  ___ _    2.    Ao    incentive    payment    plan tor iB lime of lroubVe and our de- Grande River from Laredo to Nue- wool growers, permitting the see-    will be eternally grate- vo Laredo,' be said. “On request retary of agriculture to support ^    generosity'    ot    the    var* of Gov. Shivers to meet this need, wool prices as high as    110 per    contributors    to the fund    for I took the matter up with FCDA cent of parity to encourage produc-......—    — headquarters in Washington and j tion closer to the level oi domestic within 12 hours was informed that requirements. 3. A hike in price supports for dairy products from the    present floor of 75 per cent of parity to 80 per cent. The increase would be effective until next April 1. This section of the bill also contains authority for direct subsidies to I butter producers and processors to encourage disposal of dairy surpluses. But the big issue in the legislation was flexible price supports. The administration argues that a sliding scale would tend to slow Anonymous down the accumulation of sur- j Mrs * John c Thompi0ilt Merkel “The health hazard is a very serious problem because of contamination created by the flood. for which we hereby make public acknowledgement.” Contributions to the fund may be mailed or brought to the Abilene-Reporter-.News. Cheeks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. Previous contributions:    58.667.92 New gilts: Mr and Mrs. M. E. Bovkin Mrs. George S. Browne Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Hann Mrs. Dennis Manly Hooks Insulation Co Anonymous 15 00 5.00 1000 1000 500 1 00 2.00 ,    le° Dy lJT    IW~a* pluses—64 billion dollars worth-    j Water supplies of several    ^hich are now bulging out of gov ernment warehouses. SupportJr of H-SV He was active in the First Bap-1. . . .    ,__..    . „ .    «    »    u-    l    l    l    j    k. _ j had taken along its 300*mile lot.g » Path 0, destruction m South Tex- the Knights of Pythias Lodge. He    u was a strong supporter of llardm- i The !u£ that va> i> or > Simmons University    jätest    Rio Grande flood was Mr. and Mrs. Jennings had cele-1 absorbed in falcon Lake, 75 miles brated their golden wedding anniversary in 1946 at their home at 644 Hickory .St . where they had lived since mov mg here in 1907. Surviving are his wife; four sons. NEWS INDEX SECTION * Womtni i»«wt    ...    4 Spwft    •    • . 6-7 SECTION B Editor««!»      2 Comic*    ...........4 Form, market» .........    ' Oil, radio.    TV ......  • below Laredo. Today Falcon was 114 feet at the dam, covered t>9,000 acres and had a little over 2 million acre feet of water in storage—about half its capacity. The water had l acked up 40 miles almost to the small town of San Ygnacio. Tex . where all but one of 86 families had moved out. Near the dam. six feet ot uater stood in the deserted streets of the old town of 1 Zapata. The river at Laredo was down to It leet today-after cresting early Thursday at 62 21 feet—ten feet higher than the previous record set in September. 1932. along the river have been rendered unt:t lor human use For the past four days. 14 Army trucks have been furnishing Laredo with its only water for household use. Brownings Worsen Problem “Contamination and health hazards have been further aggravated by drowning of animals ami human beings.” Robertson said. “Another problem of great magnitude will be the finding of pro-¡>er housing and household furnishing- ior the homeless 1 put into    _____ motion Friday plans for the in-1 agriculture, ventorving of all surplus household furnishings in government warehouses in Texas. This surplus v ill be turned over to the Red Cross for distribution to these homeless people “Gov. Shivers as of I a m. Friday established a task force headquarters of state civil defense staff members qt Laredo. Wednesday. I established for the Federal Civil Defense Administration a temper- Program Flexible The idea would be to lower sup* R. F, BaU Const. Employes C M. Gunn Anonymous ports in times of plenty to discour- McClellan emploies McLellan Store Co. TOTAL age production and raise them when things are scarce to encourage production Those who want a continuation of high, rigid levels contend that the Frtx-sdent's program, coming on the heels of a 13 per cent decline in tarm prices during the past year, would be ruinous to 1 00 6.00 2.00 2.00 25.00 25 00 $8.776 92 See ROBERTSON, Pg. 2-A. Col. 5 Chairman Hope tR-Kan' of the House Agriculture Committee and other advocates of 90 per cent were confident almost to the last that they could push the high support level through over the administration’s objections. On the roll call, however, 182 Republicans. 45 Democrats and one independent supported the compromise proposal. Twenty-three Republicans and 147 Democrats voted against it. TODAY S COWBOY REUNION FARE 8 a.m. — Old time Cowboy Calf Roping contest. 11:45 a m —Dinner for members of Texas Reunion Assn. at Bunkhouse. 11:43 a m. — Ranch Chuck w agon opens to serve lunch to visitors. 2 p.m. — Registered quarter cutting horse contest in the rodeo arena 8 p m.—Third show of Texas Cowboy Reunion Rodeo. Big Tax Overhaul V. 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WTt'MO Jul> 2 e«-Two    senate today. 63 9, in    pretty much    corrected many inequities in pres- men were kilietl lotiav in the crash    the form that Dresident Eisenhow-    eot    law. ot an Air Force training plane in ' er aske»I    i    ^ The huge measure, now swollen an open Held foui mile- -outh oi ; Just before passage, the Senate, by amendments to a total of more Lackland Air Fore« Base here ! rejectevl for the fourth time in than 1.300 pages, represents the The plane was a T26 assigned to ' three days a move to grant a gen J tirst sweeping revision of general the San Antonio Air Materiel Area eral .noome tax cut The bill as it at Kelly AFB.    statute provides about $1,300.000,000 The Air Force said U»c plan«'    in selected tux cuts    for corpora waa on a routine training flight,    tiiuis and individuals,    but changes Identities of the two dead were    no major rat««, withheld pending notification ot The fourth and final turndown next of kia.    general tax relief was a 62 15 tin Vhilene. Mrs. Nathan Mar-¡vote against a motion bv ben Douglaa »D-llD to instruct the Finance Cimimittee to rewrite the bill so as to give a general tax cut to persons in the middle and low income brackets Douglas argued that the biU benefited corporations aud rich in ria, of 1786 Anderson St. wlio works m the andstoi s oftlee at Hardin-Stmmooa University, nv ported she had been intormed that her br«gher-in-law, l\ S. Atkins, had been killed in a plane crash near San Anton !o.)    ___ tax legislation in 78 years Eisenhower has called it essential to the program of his administration. A House and Senate Conference I Committee must now get together and adjust differences between the versions passed by the two branches, Ttiere are numerous dif ierenoes. but most of cent of his dividend income above $30 in the first year of the legislation. In subsequent years the first $100 would be tax exempt and the taxpayer could deduct 18 per cent of dividend income above 1180 The Senate, in a day and night of maneuvering on Thursday, knocked out all of this except the $50 exemption, which would be permanent The Republican theory advanced by Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey was that the House-type them are    1    plan would encourage the buying technical    of dividend producing stocks, and One    ot the    big    differences he-,    thereby produce needed capital for tween    the House    and Senate is    job creating business expansion how to treat income received from i Demm ratic critics scoffed at Llj il—dr    ¡that. They contended it wae ”• TtM    House    bill    would consider    rich man s bill ;

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