Abilene Reporter News, July 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY AND HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron A"oci<u*d Pr^jAP).  ABILEI^KXAsTmONDAY    MORNING,    JULY    19, 1954-TEN PAGES_ PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c VOL. LXXIV, NO. 31TensionWe Can Agree, Molotov Asserts GENEVA, July 18 (AP)—A slight easing of tension was reported in the Iindochina peace talks today, after a brief secret session of the nine chief delegates and their top advisers. The meeting, called on the insistence of the day's chairman, Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, was the first to be held after nine crowded days of private parleys among the delegates. The meeting lasted barely an hour and dealt mainly with general aspects of the proposed armistice. Little more than 48 hours remained for settlement of the remaining major points of disagreement by the July 20 dealine which French Premier Pierre Mendes-France has set himself to make peace or resign. A western conference source said the two sides had come “a little closer togeth-;-* er” during the day, though p ■    1    ■    ■ WASHINGTON, July 18 Gfl -Democratic senators gathered fresh material today for a renewal of their attack on legislation designed to overhaul the 1946 atomic energy law. For four days and far into the evenings, they have held the Senate floor, flailing away at both the general provisions of the atomic bill and at President Eisenhower’s directive that the Atomic Energy Commission negotiate a private power contract in the Tennessee Valley Authority area. Republican Leader Knowland of California called for another 12-hour Senate session tomorrow. He said the delay encountered by the atomic energy hill is threatening chances of adjourning Congress by the July 31 target date. Most of Saturday s debate was directed at criticism of the general provisions of the bill which Sen Lehman (D-Lib-NY) and Sen. Morse <Ind-Ore> termed a giveaway of the nation's atomic power. They contended “the *private power monopoly'* will be able to reap all the benefits of atomic power production under the patent provisions of the revision act. They declared amendments should be approved which would give the AEC the authority to pro-! duce and sell atomic power under a preference clause favoring rural electric cooperatives and municipal distributors. The bill as it stands, they said, gives AEC no power development authority except for experimental plants, and provides no preference clause. However, the debate over general provisions of the bill has been to some extent overshadowed by the fight over the President's di-| rective to the AEC. Under the President's proposal. AEC would negotiate a private utility contract with Middle South Utilities, Inc., and the Southern Co., for 600.000 kilowatts of power to be delivered to the TVA at Memphis. This power, from a plant to be built at West Memphis, Ark., would be used by TVA to serve customers in the Memphis area. TVA then would continue to deliver a similar amount of power to the atomic plant at Paducah. Ky. The proposal was made as a substitute for TYA’s plan to build a new steam plant at Fulton. Tenu . j 30 miles northeast of Memphis, with funds Congress so far has refused to appropriate Sen. Gore »D-Tenn and others; contend AEC does not have au-j thorny to negotiate a contract for power to be supplied to TVA The> have said the President s directive destroys the independence of the AEC, "an independent agency ot the government.” EASE TENSION — Premier Mendes-France, right, talks with Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, who says a peace agreement can be reached for Indochina. Nine chief delegates and advisers attended the secret session. KING SIZED FAN—These Waves at the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit at Miami Fla., got a break when a helicopter hovered overhead while they mustered. The whirly-bird blew up a cooling breeze for the trainees. Yarborough, Shivers Ask Votes of Latin-AmericansPioneer Physician Dr. Barnett, Dies Shivers spoke at the dedication of a $600,000 municipal hospital at Mission in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. He addressed his remarks in part to the many Latin- Americans in his audience. He said that during his tenure Texas has built the first tuberculosis hospital ever provided in an area of predominantly Latin-Amer-lcan population He said health standards of Latin-Americans have been raised. “While I have been governor, with the cooperation of the State Health Department, the State Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, and various tuberculosis organizations, the death rate from tuberculosis has been reduced from 2.500 five years ago to just 1.079 last year.” Yarborough had a favorable audience m the American GI Forum, whose members are primarily former Latm-American military personnel from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. John Herrera, Houston attorney who introduced Yarborough, first tead a list of questions Yarborough hah been calling on Shivers to answer. Herrera said "probably the most important question the Governor has been asked to answer is Why has the wetback menace grown to such proportions during your administration?* “ in East Texas "to steal the votes in certain counties.” The Austin attorney, who has the backing of the national party organization, told the Latm-American organization Latins will have full participation in state government if he is elected. "I do not think the Latins have had the participation to which they are entitled.” he said. ‘I pledge that as of next January the Latins will have full participation.” Dr. W. H. Barnett, 87. pioneer West Texas physician, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Ann Hospital. Dr Barnett, who lived at 1830 North Third St., was born Nov. 23, 1866. at Gun Town. Miss , and moved as an infant with his parents to Kaufman County, near Terrell. After his graduation from Terrell High School, he studied medicine and then w'ent to medical school in Louisville. Ky. He received his MD degree from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Barnett who was a charter member of the Taylor - Jones County Medical Society, moved to Coleman County before the turn of the century and practiced in Coleman and Runnels Counties before moving to Abilene. In Coleman County he married Edna Mc-David May 6, 1891. They had three children, all now deceased. Mrs Barnett died Feb. 17, 1954. He practiced medicine more than,60 years. Funeral will be held at 4 p m. Monday at Laughter-North Memorial Chapel with Paul Witt officiating. Burial will be m Odd Fellows Cemetery. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ralph Yarborough and Gov. Allan Shivers pitched their appeal to the Latin-Americsn voter Sunday. Saturday s Democratic primaries are tantamount to election for ncores of office-holders. Interest centers on the governor's race and its two major candidates. Yarborough, addressing the sixth convention of the American Gl Forum in Houston, said he has been warned funds are being set up WASHINGTON, July 18 tfL-Sen-ate leaders today appeared anxious to rush approval of a new $3,100.» 000.000 foreign aid authorization and wait until the money for it is sought before fighting over It. Republican Leader Knowland of California said the foreign aid bill would be the next major item of business before the Senate, which is now working on a new atomic energy law. As the authorization bill now stands, after passing through the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Sendees Committees, it carries 10 per cent less than the totals asked by President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dullea and approved by the House. Radford Talks Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has told senators that this reduction is acceptable to tha military planners. An appropriation bill to provide the new funds, which normally follows the authorization legislation, already is before Senate and House Appropriations Committees, and this is the measure that it expected to produce major disputes. Because of past billions voted by Congress for foreign aid but not yet spent, Democratic senators have talked about slashing one or two billions from the current money bill. Dispute Seen Another dispute is expected to center about a Senate provision to end all foreign aid authorizations next July 1. It was inserted by an 8-7 vote in the Foreign Relations Committee on motion of Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont*. Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass> said some members of the Armed Services Committee agreed with Admiral Radford that this might disturb our Western European Allies. Radford told senators the Mansfield amendment "creates the impression” that all U.S. military aid might end then. Class D runabout — Raymond Jeffreys of Lefors won both heats. Class B Hydroplane — Montgomery won the first heat and Henry Satterfield the second Class D Hydroplane — Raymond Owen of Fort Worth, winner of first heat. Owen is the national champion in this division The second heat was won by Robert Jul-ien of Celma. Boats driven by Jeffreys and Bob Almanrole collided. Jeffreys was taken to Sweetwater Hospital w :h possible broken ribs. Almanrole was not injured Both of the boats were moderately damaged. SWEETWATER. July 18 <RNSi —Joy Pace, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dill Pace of Sweetwater. Sunday was named Mis* Oak Creek Lake \pproximately 2.500 persons attended the event which was held at Oak Creek Lake. The festivities got underway at 1 p m with boat races and ended with the beauty contest about 6 p.m.    | Miss Pace will be a senior in Newman High School here this fall. She was a cheer leader this past year and admitted Sunday: this was the first beauty contest >he had ever entered. Second place was awarded to Margaret Sealey. 18. also of Sweet water. Third was Kay Alston, 18, , of Sweetwater, a 1954 graduate of Newman High School Plenty of spills and thrills were awarded the spectators as they watched the motor boats race over the lake. Results were Class A runabout — Dvanme Montgomery of Corsicana won the j first heat. Bill Holland of Cleburne won the second heat. Class B runabout — Montgomery won both heats. Class A Hydroplane — Montgom j ery also wwi both heats. In this ! event Holland capsized, but was not injured. An estimated $300 worth of damages was done to Holland's boat LUNCH TABLES LOADED Jim Ned Reunion's Bell Attracts 350 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A half-hour storm wrecked a brick school gym and damaged several homes at Tatum in East Texas Sunday night. No injuries were reported. overhead pools of cool water, fished for the goggle-eye perch, and drank from the cool springs above The former stream is now a dry gulch and the springs have ceased flowing. Nearby during the reunion today a rattlesnake was killed. Jim Ned sprang into existence in the 1870s In a fertile farmland, it became a considerable settlement of God fearing pioneers who put their Creator first. In lieu of a church house they erected a brush arbor As they prospered, they erected a church where ministers of all denominations preached, Campmeeting time was the greatest annual occasion Out of these campmeetings came many recruits for the ministry, some still in the ecclesiastical harness Time leaves Marks In tune Jim Ned dwindled In! its place sprang up Rogers, named for a pioneer, about a mile northward. It had a brick school structure, and the Methodist Church was moved there A Baptist Church sprang up and the community buried its dead in a cemetery near the churches In this necropolis lie the bodies ot many of these hardy pioneers Today the ra\ages of time have left their tales The school has closed — it’s a community center. The two churches still hold services Sons and daughters of the pioneers have scattered, but some si ill live in the community Everybody pay* tribute to Calvin Rogers «s the leader who makes possible the reunion every year. It was he who erected the steel frame tabernacle, dedicated to the annual event The spirit of the pioneers hoi eied over the placid little clear* ! mg where the tabernacle resounded today to the old time Gospel songs which they sang 60 and 78 years ago. NO RELIEFMercury Climbs Past 100 Again (Sf-e related story on Pg. 18-A > By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-News Staff Writer JIM NED. Taylor County, July 18—Descendants of Jim Ned responded 350 strong today to the dull clang of an 1879 circular saw as they met in annual reunion. Sagging tables of fried chicken, ham. salads, cakes and pies were the trysting place at the noon hour. Just off to the east A. L McGinnis merchant, and his helper, Loyd Slaughter, both of Oplin, were frying 36 chickens to supplement the family-style luncheon The entire morning was devoted to friend meeting friend, reminiscing and surveying the locality where in the 1870s campmeetings brought rousing spiritual treats Gospel Songs Sung In the afternoon singers gave vent to old time guspel songs and spirituals The packer! tabernacle listener! with rapt attention to the singing ot the Gospelaires of Abi lene, consisting of Tommie Nich olas, Luther Black. James L. Pittman, accompanied on the piano b> Kenneth Mayhiil Calvin Rogers, whose parents wore pioneers, directed the various activities of the reunion He had plenty of assistance and the good housewives ot the community saw that everybody got a great ti cat of home cooking Oliver Rush. Me Murry College instructor, and a sou ot Jim Ned Valley old set tiers, was emcee at tin beginning of the afternoon program Hamilton Wright delivered the invocation and in a brief talk expressed high tribute to pioneers now gone and gave some reminisce uses ot ttie 1890s at Buffalo Gap Ol* In a prong of Grey Creek, on the grounds, old timers recalled nostalgically when they aw mm to \bilemans Sunday experienced their seventh day of 100-degrec or more temperatures in the past nine days. The mercury nudged past tbe century nvark at 2 30 p m. and remainred 100 or above until 6:30 p in The high. 101, was reached about 3 p m , the weatherman said He predicted no general relief from the heat. Scattered showers fell on the South Plains and in New Mexico bringing some local temperature relief. Death of Child Due To Thymus Ailment ANSON, July 18 iRNS>— Sid G. Castles. 77, pioneer Jones County real estate man, died at Anson General Hospital at noon Sunday-after a brief illness Funeral will be held at 5 pm Monday at the First Methodist Church with the Rev H A. Nichols. pastor, and the Rev C C Armstrong, retired Anson Methodist minister, officiating Buna! w ill be m the Mount Hope Cemetery here under the direc Ron of Lawrence Funeral Home. Mr. Castles was born April 14, 1877, at Mexia in Limestone County He moved to Anson with his parents at the age of eight. He was married in 1906 to Hess Da vis, daughter of Dick Davis, edi ; tor of Anson's first newspaper, Mr Castles was a member of the Methodist Church and was on the board of stewards of the First Methodist Church here for a number ot years He also was a 3Jd degree Mason and a Shriner One son. Charles, died in July 1935 Survivors include his wite, two daughters, Mrs C C Childs ot \n .son and Mrs Frank Wormood <>t Odessa; three sons George D of Wichita Falls. Sid G Jt of Fort Worth and 1 Jack Castles of Hous ton; six grandchildren and one sister, Miss Jacqueline Castle* of New York City, An autopsy revealed Sunday that Sandra Kay Ayer, 8 year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs S J. Ayer of Farmington, N M . died ot an enlarged thymus gland This report was made Sunday afternoon by one of two attending physicians who performed the autopsy. The child dud about 9 pm Saturday while ptaymg with other chikiren in the backyard oi the home of her grandparent«, Mr and Mrs J. E Ayer, 3102 Orange St Funeral will be held at 10 a m Tuesday at Elliott's Chapel of Memories Burial will be in a local cemetery The family is at 3102 Orange St Survivors include the parents; a sister, Belinda, 4; a brother, Samuel J . 7; Us paternal grandparents, Mr ami Mrs J K Ayer; and maternal grandmother, Mrs Resa Moon ot Cim o Dallas Firm Buys 70 Producing Wells DALLAS, July 18 e* Acquisition of 70 producing wells tn the Slsughter-Levellsnd field area of Cochran and Hockley count its was reported Saturday by Dallas opera ftors Aspermont Negro Slain at Stamford NEW YORK, July 18 ifr-Polics reported today the theft from a Brooklyn bank of 40 heavy coin bags containing pieces ranging from penies to half dollars. The value of the loot was estimated by bank officials at between $13,000 and $15,000.THE WEATHER VS OKPSSTMIXT O» COM MUCK «I UIUK Hl KI'll ABU I NK AM* VICINITY - Fair »• urti) ,knu1>    .vntlnu-d IwH Monad** and Turada* Huh Nnh da>« "**r 1». tow Monda* nutkl n*ar ZS. 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