Abilene Reporter News, July 3, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, HOT EVENIMfi FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT yOL..LXIJI, No. 379 frta (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 1954 PAGES FUCK DAILY Se, SDNDAT Taxi Driver CabJfolen 'HtjiiekeVs hit a- Breckearidge talHiriver on the head and drove' off in his cab shortly after mid- night Saturday between. Albany and. Abilene. The cab, a Mack 1954 four-door sedan, was found early Saturday morning parked in front of MIS Runell Ave. by an Abilene cab driver. .Police had not arrested any sus- pecta Saturday morning. of the was Charles Crudgington of Breckenrie'ge. told police that two men hired him to drive them to Abilene. He stopped tor coffee at Albany and shortly after be returned to the cab; the.men hit him on the head and escaped in the car, he said. Crudgington made his way to the Edgar Davis ranch on the Al- bany highway and called the cab owner, Toby Masters of Brecken- tidge. Masters picked Crudgington up and drove Into Abilene, where he reported the theft to local police. _ Cnidgingtoh said" the two 'men were about; 21. and that both- were about medium height, dirk, and had a "nice appear- ance." He aad Masters bad returned to Breckenridge with the stolen cab Saturday morning. an- parently wax not badly lajured, c: R.; Peebles, police dispatcher, said.' Contribution! continued to come in for the Jimmy Spann Apprecia- tion'Fund Saturday with'the to- tal DOW, at J8.SM.9j. Balance of the fund, after debt) of f were paid from' it, now-stands-at This is-expected to. swelled Juiy 9 by the special benefit mid- night draw at the Paramount The- ater. Already ticket f ales are past JfcraairerVWsDy-AMn said. Other contributions in vacation by city em- ployes." Previously acknowledged: Anonymous Anonymous Mrs. John C. Thompson, Merkel B. F. Ban Construction em- ployes 6.00 C., M. Gunn z 90 Anonymous, 2.00 McLelian Stores 25.00 McLellah employes 25 00 Chesterrlmei-. 1000 Condor Petroleum Co: ,50.00 Anonymous .3.00 Anonymous; 15.00 G. w; WaWrop (additional gift) 15.00 Mrs.. J. A. Hutcbeson 5.00 AbUene Bedding Co. low I8.W4.92 1.00 2.00 1.00 French Evacuate Strategic Center I'M HEADED FOR THE Onns, Holliday, cowpoke, and. "Cactus Jack" come out of CHite 5 at Stamford rodeo Friday rnght, with Orms' free hand apparently pointing in the direction he was'to take a few jumps later. "Cactus Jack" is one of the top bareback, broncs in the Goat Mayo string and seldom gives his riders a chance to get settled down. (Staff Photo by David Barros) AT STAMFORD 2nd Go-Arou nd of Roping, Riding Slated at Reunion WASHINGTON Senate sup- lorters of the Eisenhower flexible arm price support program took eart today, after a notable admin- tration victory in the House. "We are well on the way to com- leting a farm bill that the Presi- ent can said Sen. Aiken .chairman. of the Senate gricuiture Committee. At'the same time. Senate advo- ates of continued high, rigid price tops, for basic .field crops" jieared takeiraback for the mo: ment at least by House approval csterday of farm legislation em- wdying the flexible principle, al- lough in a narrower range than >at sought by the administration. Sen Young a leader of the high support faction in the Sen- te, conceded he was "greatly SUTT rised" by the 58-votc margin by 'hich the House late yesterday ap- roved, 22S-170, a sliding scale of rice floors ranging from 82H to 0 per cent of parity for five basic crops wheat, corn, cotton, net and peanuts. A general farm f which the price support section was a key part was passed on a oice vote. Continued 90 per cent supports or a sixth basic crop tobacco was not at issue because the Ei- senhower administration already ___agreed to such an arrange- ment in view of, tobacco's special iroblems. By BOB COOKE Farm STAMFORD, July 1 Both ah tendance ahd contestants at the 24th annual 'Texas Cowboy Reun- ion rodeo improved Friday night as the second of five performanc- es of the four-day show were un- reeled -in the' arena. The improvement was most no- ticable among the cowboy com- petitors who completed mnst of the events in the last halt of the fust go-around. With an estimated fans looking on, the cow- boys had a much better roping and riding percentage than they posted Thursday night. All of the first go-round events were completed except in the two bronc riding divisions. 'At leas't two: of the saddle bronc riders ;art to be given rerides Monday and one or two bareback riders win get] remounts. First go-around, winners-is the calf roping, wild cow steer riding events were determin- ed after the Friday night show. Newfan Wins Bmws Most of the winners in-the calf Toping and wild cow milking con- tests never appeared before th'e arena crowd, since most of them posted their winning times in the "slack" period. The "slack" pe- riod contests began at 7-30 each morning with only a few spec- tators in the stands. First go-around calf roping hon- ors went to one of Abilene's stell- ar lariat artists, Jack Newton; Dur- ing the "slack" period matches, Newton posted an excellent li sec- ond by officials as "better than, average." Rhte btcliries Visit To U.S. White House SEOUL W-President Syngman Bhee said'today-he cannot accept an invitation from President Eisen- hower to visit Washington because "there is a certain unrest" in Korea. He did not rule out a later trip to the United States, however. He did not elaborate on the re- quest Senate Approves Ike's Big General Tax Overhaul Bill WASHINGTON H) President Eisenhower was a big step closer to a substantial victory on 1954 tax legislation today after overwhelm- ing Senate approval of his general tax overhaul bill. Treasury Department experts who have been battling for the ad- ministration's tax viewpoint be- Troops 'Uneasy' In Guatemala GUATEMALA Rebel leader Col. Carlos Castillo Armas planned to'fhr to Ihis-welcome-geared capi- tal today-to discuss his role in Guatemala's new anti-Communist government. But dissatisfaction in the ranks of the leader's tion army" dimmed the triumph Castillo acknowledged at bis Chi- quimuU UcJdquarters yesterday that1 "most of my men are not sat- isfied with tha agreement reached in Salvador." The peace signed with Col. Elfego Monzon in the capital of neighboring H Salvador, patched together a five-roan junta. Momon was allowed to remain on as gov- ernment chief until the junU ekct- td a permanent head ta IS days. K was not known whether'Mon- IM akw pUantd to reftra to toe ftjtttnitlm canittl today. TttUrday. and Guatemala pot on t to wtkoroa Uma. The starting oat gaily wldi cHorea teM oat M the two MM failed to show to .explain the San Salvador settle- ment to his disappointed aides and "troops for entry into the capital. He told reporters in Cbiquimula his top subordinates had wanted to push ahead with the rebellion until the Guatemalan army sur- rendered unconditionally. He said, however, lie was satisfied with the settlement ending the two-week re- volt because'it was victory over the Reds. "I am entirely be added, "the junta will eliminate the Com- munists." sd confide. ibis Caatiuoexpc followers "alt wiH stay; with me" although the conference with Moo- ton "was not entirely The rebel chief said he would keep his troops la readiness until "we make tmmgemati" on the politi- cal front, StiH to be resolved wn the tioo of whether or Momon would wield top power. Besides the two leaden, the five-mas jtnU ta- dudes CtttiUfl M- MB IIMI Mooxou's fore Congress for months told a newsman they were well satisfied with tie Senate action despite some setbacks. The Senate passed the bill 63 to 9 yesterday after five days of often heated debate and two months work on the 875-page measure by the .Senate Finance' Committee which wrote 430 pages of amend ments. The complicated legislation is the first general revision of the maze of federal tax laws since 1876. Included in the Senate bill, as in the version already okayed by the were nearly all the relie provisions sought by the admims tration. In Senate beat back four separate attempts to add a general income tax cut to the bill! strongly opposed by the Treasury because of the heavy loss of revenue involved. The conference between the Sen- ate and House on their somewhat differing measures, probably will get under way July II after the staff, bad-time to pre- pare line-by-line comparisons. As passed by the Senate, the bill contains various tax cuts for corpo- rations and individuals totaling some to, the next year. The Rouse version embodies a reduction. The cost to the Treasury .wonW be largely offset the first year by a provision extending the 52 per cent corporation rate to April 1, rather: than letting it drop o 47 per cent. This would yield M extra The major change made by the the issue likely to cmte the biggest fight in conference, was to knock out of the bin roest the proposed relief to stockbaM- en M dtvfdcnd income. Goone told reporter he M> bewd a outcome was netot- ttion of the 5 per cent credit alMt wall flw'l Rdated, sUry M Pg. -A Newton was closely persued by Nolan County cowboy, Lester forrest of Maryaeal, who was only three-fifths of a second .off New- on's .time. Forrest easy second place winner with 12 3 sec- onds. The other five money win- ners finished as follows: G B. MeCarson, Throckmorton, 13.1, J. Oxford, O'Brien, 134, N A. Pitcock, Aspennont, 14; Jerry lodges, Iowa Park, 14.1; and Fred Dalby, Aspermont, 14.4. WiW Cow Milking Winners The first go-round winners in the wild cow milking event were E. Gale, Mill Creek, Okla-, cow land, first -with 19.4 seconds Brooks Middleton, 'Hask'euY and Bud Ott, Midland, tied with 20-second marks: E, J. Free- man, Clyde, was fourth .with 21.3 Snep Morrow, Guthrie, fifth, Dalby, 23; and. Earl "C Thompson, Wichita Falls..seventh. 25.3.' In the steer riding .event Friday night, Sonny Mayo, son of Goa Mayo of Petrolia, who.is.furnish ing the rodeo 'stock for-the si suffered a leg injury when his wild Brahma came out of the chut and catching one of the younf ster's legs under the brute's body A.preliminary and. "non-medical check of Sonny's' ankle followin the accident indicated.that A boti had been fractured. Three of the five money win ners in the bull riding contest fin ished in a three-way tie for sec ond place, which Mrs. Olive Ma thews, long-time clerk in the rodeo was the first such oc curance during her connection wit the show. Sidney Johnson of Snyder was top bull rider in the'first go-rouw with 153 points and grouped be- hind him were Charlie Hicks Justin, Joe Smith of Lueders an Kenneth Killough, Abilene, with 149 points each.-Fifth was; a youtl ful Stamford cowboy. Twain Mick ler, with 146. Seasatmul KMe. Milkier made not only a capab but a sensational ride in the even Friday night. Two of the cowgirl sponsors were tied for the lead in the barre race contest at the conclusion the event Friday night.They are Melivda Lou Bartktt of Anson an Mrs. Frances Motley of Cdorac City, being .sponsored by the 3-: Club of that city, with a time'i 19.2 seconds which is one-tenth of a second over the all-time rec ord for the event' The record for the race hi the Stamford rodeo 19.1 seconds, established last, year by Mrs. Florence Youree of Ad Okla. Runner up to the Anson Ian Friday night in the' barrel nee was Mrs. Janet Dudley of Perrytoe with a time of 11.4. Two Taylor County cowgirls respectable times in the Friday mgbt They were PayHis Lamb, FFA. tbe.Wybt tend mark; Md Pat McOaafel wtta M.4. Mist 1 BKVWON. fi M. w. t N SENATE Ike Backers Hail Farm Price Vote acceptance of the flexible upport principle was regarded as administration victory, even Commenting on the House devel- opment Voung said in an inter- view a bipartisan Senate Mac backing continued rigid supports at 90 per cent of parity probably is stronger than the House coalition that was beaten on the issue. .But, -Young wondered: strong enough to .The price support issue promises to play a major role in the Novem- ber struggle between the Demo- crats and Republicans for control of Congrats, Congress in voted to switch to flexible price supports from the high, rigid system which has been in effect since early World War H days. However, the changeover has been postponed from time to time and now is due to become operative at the end of the crop year. The 'BoqM Agriculture Commit- tee had voted to continue M per cent supports for another year. So did the Senate Agriculture Com- mittee But the House Group's rec- ommendations were upset yester- day. The -Eisenhower-Benson concept is that supports should be lowered to discourage production in tunes of abundance and raised to spur farm output m scarcity periods. The administration. has, yoked concern over.nountiag now totaling IV, billion dollars in bujgiag nouats. the surpluses ban collected under higMtvel price Only half the per eent-sbugK ly President Eisenhower and Sec- retary of AgricuKure Benson. The lacking of House eaders.- Republicaa Parity is a farm price standard said by law to be fan- to growers in relation to their costs. :lood Areas Deceive Food EAGLE Tex H) Food, juckloads of was flown across Bio' Grande today to flood- wracked Fttdras Negras, Mexico, here at least M persons died, in river's, roaring- waters this price support "features of the farm pro- vision tailing for a-Vset atide" of 2% billion doflan, worth of these Official taking ,toe id into the mitery-Jaoen Mexlcai jown-af persons opposite we came yerttrday. Earlier, copter, had liflrt food and dothinif into the town on an unofficial basis limBtjr.btcHte the people weded CMUJ H V 1 t f compromise offered .with the- iacked-up surpluses for relief, for- eign aid, stockpiling and.other.pur- poses.' This-was recommended by the administration as a device for easing the price-depressing effects of the government-held stocks, INDEPENDENCE DAY Parades, Fireworks, Talks Keynote Nation's Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Throughout the nation this week- end, in big cities and small towns, Fourth of July celebrations will mostly follow the old fashioned for- mula of a parade, fireworks and patriotic speeches. But behind the speeches will lie the very modern problems of an age, more awesome than any. that could, be imagined when American independence was declard 178 yars ago. Celebrations at some of the na- tion's most historic shnnes how- ever, will keep alive an apprecia- tion of the country's early strug- gles and hardships and of the courage .required to overcome them. There will be ceremonies at Valley Forge, near Philadelphia, where'prospects for American suc- cess in the War for Independence reached their lowest ebb. At the Washington Memorial Chapel there acting Gov. Charles E Johns of Florida will speak. There will also be other cere- monies at Independence Han in Phfladelphia, home of the Liberty Bell. Fireworks win light up Batten's THE WEATHER Sir SXvdV MM fe OH COfTKAL TEXAS u forces Jh (be Pha Ly. area, la am; rot French columns moving northward in tbev Today Uw American Red-Cross was using three light planes to help shtttle four truckloads of canned oods and tortillas acros: ic river.' Tortillas are thin, roum cornmeal Jilexlco's bread Meanwhile', up the'river at De io, Mexican officials had crossed Ver from Ciudad 'Acuna to tell the S. Relief Committee that 'no more food was needed from'the Texas'side of the river The death toll at Fiedras Negro still stood today at 3> known deai and 90 known missing. That mad total-of 62-dead in the.floods iia't swept 300 miles of the Ri Grande and much of its WestTexat watershed since last Sunday. The greatest, most devaatatini iood in the river's.kmg nistory ha( Hied the .new Falcon Internationa )am's .great, reservoh-, Falcon Lake, to half capacity, a little mor than acre feet. Water was 114 feet-deep, at the danTand.cov ered acres .at'last'report Water had miles toe gigantic new lahe., Typhoid inoculations continue! along the river in both American and Mexican towns. Utilities' grid being restored. The river continued to fall yes- erdajr from a level of 11 feet who it had dropped from Thursday record crest of (ail feet An Associated from Sin itertay reported that French troop.witbdnwal south, of Hanoi had put an additional four, million, Vietnamese Bed rule. The French command at j Hanoi announced their troops'have uated five fortified cities and square miles of rich, lated nceland in the southern part of the RedjKiver Delta. The State.Department spokesman said Wednesday that the United States had not been informed by, the French government-'of the Yesterday the spokesman, Frets Officer Hen- ry Suydam, disclosed that the United States was'asking Paris information about its operation in Indochina. r However French said information about the pro-, posed troop withdrawal top American, British, Australian and New Zealand military officers during confidential talks nearly month ago. No one at the meet- ing, the French said, made any move to offer reinforcements. Suydam said the United States bad a direct interest since it a member of the Geneva Confer- ence where French representatives are negotiating with Communist representatives for an Indochina settlement Indochina Leader i Dismayed at French SAIGON, Indochina W Nam's Premier Ngo Dinh Diem told the French High Command today' "grave political conse- quences" would follow evacuation of French Union forces south of the'Red River Detta. Toe new premier issued a com- rmmiqoe in which be said be. bad "rigorously protested" toe with- drawal at noa tt be heard about tt.' commupione puKlsbed today in the Viet Nam prearsaHt From its point of rkw the Viet- namese goTcnuneot considers this evacnaUM as prariamitl. dktated toteJy by aeeearitfei of the mo- inent tad etnritaged aimed at the stouten in near futon. To-.this work ft- drttMMtX, it cab aU patrieto ml an pobtkal aad todahergaol tioa." The Natimaatt prettier catted M tke Vietaamne to remaja cahn fc the the eracwtlonwnfcfc a military operation. Salan asserted that Uw "permits the French High Com- mand to prepare a violent riposte in 'case of need. The game is tit from.lcwL" Salan told newi. in Hanoi last night Bed QOuoe aid to the rebels had jnmpfd JB the past few months from to between t.OM tad toot. He also told newiraeu Lt GOL John W. O'Dtniel, chief of tht American aid miniM had given authority to trim VMtJBNM recruits under an agratmeatsitjttd beea cooctuoed. drawal, ttid the troo> niwtri kad MM pin tttack H-woi tt tfcs tlna. ;