Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Abilene Reporter News Newspaper Archive: July 21, 1954 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               HOT Abilene EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 33 Aaoamted Pmt fAf) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 21, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PBICE DAILY 9c, SUNDAY ICt AFTER LONG TALK Sen. Albert Gore (D-Tetin) pours himself a cup of coffee in the Senate restaurant .after speaking for.about seven, hours against an amendment to the' atomic energy bill. Gore called the amendment which would authorize the Atomic Energy Commissio.i to contract for private power for the Tennessee Valley Authority, "a crooked deal." His lengthy speech brought a charge of "filibuster" from Senate Republican Leader Knpwland Knowland Calls for 24-Hour Session to Decide Atom Bill By WHITNEY SHOEMAKER WASHINGTON Ifl Majority Leader Knowland (R-Calif) called today for an around-the-clock ses- sion of the Senate, if necessary, to complete action on atomic legisla- tion. He punctuated his statement by .directing the sergeant-at-arms to haul in cots from nearby cloak- rooms and corridors for possible use. "We're not going to have one or two votes. We're going to finish this bill if we have to stay all night ..to do Knowland said as the Senate began its eighth day of de- bate on the atomic :biU: Opponents of President Eisen- hower's directive to the Atomic jEsergy Commission to sign a con- Mercury io Stay Near 100 Degrees Abilene, temperatures will stay near the 100-degree mark Wednes- day and Thursday, with no relief in sight from the heat, according to the a.m. .forecast by the Weather Bureau. The mercury hit a high of 100 -again Tuesday with a low of 77. Temperatures in Abilene .have hit the lOfWegree mark or better on eight days out of the past ten. Beginning with- July 10 until the 14th, the mercury soared to 100 or better, fell .below that mark oh July 15-16 and has hit the century mark from July 17 to 20. Only rainfall received in the West Texas area Wednesday morn- ing was reported at Amarillo. Light scattered showers fell there. tract with a private utility group 'to supply power in the Tennessee Valley Authority area informally agreed to a test vote on this key issue at a meeting late last night. But Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) quarter- back _for this group, and Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) insisted they would prolong debate if they did not win the first round. Knowland recessed the Senate last night after he received word ot .the .understanding that a vote would come sometime today on the bie issue .controversy. Faced' with a Gore and other foes of the contract pro- posal combed Republican ranks for support. Gore conceded his forces needed that help. President Eisenhower has structed AEC to contract .with a combine known as the Dixon-Yates Group for kilowatts of elec- tricity for the Memphis, Tenn., area. The service would make up for power supplied an atomic en- ergy plant at Paudcah, Ky., by the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA Critics Wrong, ike Says 'Mildly' WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower said today anybody who accuses him of trying to de- stroy the Tennessee Valley Authori- ty is in put it as mildly as possible. The administration's attitude to- ward TVA has come under hot de- bate in the Senate, revolving about an Eisenhower-endorsed proposal for a new private power source in the Tennessee infant Polio Victim Critical In Iron Lung Despite (he help of an iron lung lown here Tuesday afternoon by he Air Force, little Donald fletcher remained in "very criti- cal" condition at Hendrick Memo- rial Hospital Wednesday. The 4 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Fletcher of Houston is suffering from three ypes of spinal, and encephalitic, his physician said. He was brought to the hospital about noon Tuesday and placed under an oxygen tent at first. However, the doctor thought an ron lung would be necessary, and none of infant size was available The National Foundation for In- antile Paralysis here was noti- led about p.m. of the "need. The lung arrived at the hospital at p.m. after a flight from Plainview. Only two respirators of infant site could be located in the 130- county district, Mike Hyre, state representative here for the NFEP, said. Most hospitals register their res- lirators and other vital equipment with the NFIP so that it can be ocated in an emergency, Hyre explained. He contacted the Air Force, which flew the respirator here in a special plane. It was met. at ie airport by Fire Chief D. C: tfusick, R. L. Brown, a fire de- lartment employe, and Henry Henning, assistant administrator at Hendrick." The little boy was visiting at Cross Plains with his mother and sister, Debra Ann, 3, while his 'ather was in training with the Army Reserve at Fort Hood. Fletcher arrived here about 2 p.m: Tuesday'from Fort Hood after receiving word of his son's Hness. Donald's grandparents, Mr. and flrs. B. P. Pilians, live at Cross 'lains. His mother is the former Roxie Pilians. The little: boy was not "placed n the iron lung when it first arrived, Ms' father ;'said. He ap- red to'be: under :he oxygen tent then but-later was removed to the respirator. The small iron lungs are seldom needed, Hyre said. Usually children, even-af.young as 2 years old, can be taken care of in a large-sized lung, Hyre said, le said the Fletcher baby may >e put in a larger child's lung later to facilitate caring for him. A plane from Reese Air Force Base brought the respirator here. Democrats Ask Part in Picking Cohn Successor WASHINGTON ffl-Seh.-Jackson (D-Wash) said today the Demo- crats "will insist" on 'a :voiee in choosing, a successor to Roy M. Cohn as chief counsel of the Seri- ate Investigations subcommittee.' Chairman (R Wis) yesterday accepted CohnVresig-f nation with avowed reluctance. He switched Donald A. Surine', another subcommittee aide, to his own office payroll. He did so as a subcommittee majority compris- ing the Democrats and Sen, Potter (R-Mich) were pushing, a. show-, down move to fire them. Than, in closed sub- committee unanimously confirmed, in their jobs 22 other members of the staff, but withheld confirma- tion .at; least for the time being from another former Secret Ser- vice Agent Thomas Lavenia, office manager and assistant counsel. McCarthy confirmed officially that is .was Surine and Lavenia to whom the Defense Department has refused to grant security clearance to handle secret documents.. He said this was the reason the sub-' committee, with'his'consent, had held up iavem'a's confirmation. i The subcommittee sent a request to the Defense Department for -m.-, explanation of iU treasons for.holding up clearances. It jot a quick new turndown on grounds that a detailed explana- tion would require the disclosure of confidential'mfbrniatiori. Sen: Mundt (R-SD) was asked whether Lavenia .retains his access to classified material sab- committee's files pending a deci- aon.'Be'replied. "He has access, but I don't think he has much to do with handling classified There is no change in his status." McCarthy said .in .a statement he had shifted Surine, a former FBI agent, to his own office pay- roll to give' Surine and his family some relief from "pro-Cornmunist smearing." Cohn's resignation and the trans- fer of Surine let-the steam, out of the threatened showdown in which Potter and Senators Jackson, Sym- ington (D-Mo) and MtCIellan (D Ark) were seeking the Scalps ol both men. Jackon said the Democrats re- sumed membership on the s'ubcom mittee in January, eliding a six month walkout.'with assurances o the right to have all staff appoint merits subject to a majority vote of the members. "We'll simply insist on carryini out the rules as present Jackson said. "I assume the chair man will agrM.wjUi.that." Financier Moody Dies of Pneumonia GAIA'ESTON, Tex., 1B-W. L. Moody Jr., 89, Galveston financier and head of the 400 million dollar House of Moody Enterprises, died at Jn. today from pneu- monia. He personally had conducted his enterprises until Tuesday, July 20, when he became ill at his home and was taken to John Sealy Hos- pital here. Asked For Army Hearings WASHINGTON (fl The Senate Investigations subcommittee has asked the Senate to reimburse it for the it spent to run the McCarthy-Army hearings. Sen. Mundt who presid- ed at the inquiriy, introduced a res- olution asking for reimbursement" yesterday. Reds Don't Want War Ike Says Musician Dies After 'Grandfather's Clock' CLEVELAND Alfred Goetz, 42, staff musiciain at radio station collapsed and died yester- day after completing a tuba solo with the station orchestra. The song .was Clock, 'which tells how the clock stopped at the time grandfather died. THE WEATHER VS. DEFAXTMENT .01.1___ WEATBEE BUKEAD ABILENE AND VICINITY Generally fair, continued hot Uils afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. HIsn Wednesday and Thnrs- day near 100. Low Wednesday nisllt Bear 75. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fair and hot this afternoon, tonight and Tbursdar. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm Kith wWelJ scattered tlKUXlenliowers this aftarneon, tonight and Thursday. SODTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clew panly' cloody and warm tote anentooB, to- nUht and Thursday. UM. Wed. A.M. SS I 30 U 230 M X............ 99 430 79 31 S7 71 95 730 a............ n M IT UK IT ax n K M BarmUr st 11 a an, Xelallvi bimldlty at JJ 3D p IB W, Manlmum IMlptnMrtl Mr 94 torn tut 100. U. S. Frowns On Ports of Pact WASHINGTON Eisenhower, com- menting on the Indochina cease-fire agreement, said today e does not. believe the Communists want war at this time. Eisenhower said In a formal statement at his news con- erence the agreement "contains features which we do not like but a great deal depends on how they work in He said the United States is working actively with otlt r free nations to organize rapidly a "collective defense in ioutheast Asia in order to prevent further direct or indi- ect Communist aggression in that general area." Although the President said he didn't wish to discuM ndpchina beyond the form- al statement, the elicacy of- the situation, he id say later on that if there s one good to come out of "le settlement it is this- It may get the free world to look acts in "the face and determine sacrifices it would be willing o make in tile cause of preserving HEUSS Heuss, right, anti-Nazi j and anti-communist presi- dent West Germany, is congratulated Germany Chancellor Konrad Aden- auer in West Berlin. The popular president was re-elected to that post by an overwhelming majority "of votes of delegates of theTederal Parliament and rppre- sentatives the West German legislature. Out of a total of 987 votes cast, 871 were for Heuss. VOTERS DECIDE SATURDAY Shivers, Yarborough Turn On Steam for Fast Finish By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff Gov. Allah ShiverSr-turning on full steam in the waning days of one of Texas'; hottest, bitterest for had 11 speeches scheduled for the campaign's final three days. He at Denison in North Tex- as and Houston Wednesday. Ralph Yarborough, Shivers' chief opponent in his quest for a third elective term, had almost as heavy schedule for what promised to >e a roaring finale. Shivers set appearances at" Con- roe, Huntsville and Dallas Thurs- day and from Victoria and lis Woodville home Friday. Yar- wrough planned to be in Athens Wednesday night for-a, rally and scheduled four statewide radio :alks and. two TV 'appearances Thursday and Friday. Up to Voters it .will be up to the voters of Texas. While Shivers made no purely xjlilicai speeches Tuesday, he' is- sued a statement from his Austin headquarters saying that ough was the only man he fciiew 'who has questioned'Texas' owner- ship .'of; the tidelands' out" to 10% miles." Yarborough has said that the attitude of the U.S.. Department of iusUce; proves the Republican ad: ministration has 'ieneged on its major campaign promise 1952 hi But acting Secretary of Interior. Ralph A. Tudor said the Interior Department stood' on Secretary McKay's statement that he gards three as 'Texas' offshore boundary. Yarborough, in Houston-Tuesday, branded the Slavers administration a sales tax adrr.inistratipn'and said he wanted to finance a 'dynamic program for Texas with a constitu- tional tax on gas pipelines'........ Yarborough said the recent rul- ing that .the Federal Power 'Cont mission can fix the price of gas was a rank invasion of states rights.-He sail? the Shiver's admin- istration "missed the boat" by op- posing and not passing a state law fixing the minim am price of gas at the 'wellhead. Oklahoma and Kansas have done that, he said, Yarborough added: "This is the administration of the big gas pipelines and it is not ah administration of and for. the people. This is the sales tax ad- ministration In earlier speeches Yarborough said, the gas companies have contributed a ftMMOO fund to defeat him TUelusis Query Af ata Shivers said he has repeatedly asked Yarborough whether he would have fought tidelaadf had he been governor in 1952, or whether, he would have supported he Democratic nominee for presi- dent, Adlai Stevenson, after Ste- venson indicated, he vfavored fed- eral ownership of. the tidelands, "He has refused'to answer this Shivers said. "Instead, he has been trying to raise doubts in the minds of--the people as to whether we got the tidelands And Shivers continued: "We got them back, and the we- already have col- ected for them is now in the Per- manent School Fund. "Does Yarborough .now question Texas' historic John C. :Calhoun, Corsicana oil- man who formerly was chairman if the State Democratic Esacutive Committee, was one of six persons wosting the Shivers campaign on a TV program Tuesday night from Dallas. Calhonn Endorses Allan Calhoun belittled the issue of whether a man'should-seek a third ;as governor.' "I voted for Roosevelt for a third term, and fourth so did Allan Calhoun said. "I assume ais opponent did, also, Tiuf, hew does he justify these attacks upon But" John Nance Gamer, ;the "Cactus Jack'" who was vice presi- dept.in.-ths.early Koosevelt regime in Washington, disagreed with Cat houri. .Earlier in the'day, he made one of iis now rare political state- Given to'" a Uvalde news- the statement said "For many, years I have advo- cated.that no elected presi- dent'of-governor, for a third term Recently the people of the United States'adopted an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting anyone from being- elected president for more than two terms. That should be in the constitution of Texas for office of governor. It is a safe policy to elect executive officers for two terms only. I have always voted fthe' Democratic ticket and I always will." OMtinen la-Tight Two other political old-timers were in the -thick of the fight as election day neared. Coke Stevenson, the former .gov- ernor defeated six years ago by Lyndon Johnson in a-close race for.-the 'U.S. Senate, spoke for Johnson's opponent, young Dudley T( Dougherty. If Texans want a US senator net obligated to George Parr's or any other political machine Stevenson told his radio audience, Dougherty is their man. Jobnsot defeaUd Steyensoo by Total with a landslide majority .from Du val.and Jim Wells Counties. Ste- venson's efforts to contest the elec ion and challenge Johnson's right o his senate seat all failed. Former Gov. Dan Moody callec Shivers a "man of absolute inte- grity He said Shivers had the confidence of the Texas-legislature 6 an unprecedented degree and added "No charge of ruption or double'dealing has ever been able to attach', itself to his ame." The red-headed former governor, onetime attorney general during Ferguson' administration, ?said charges made by Yarborough were ar-Fetched "Such ef- orts to innuendo ami usinuation" the character andrrepu- ation..6f a faithful public officer s neither good'.politics 'nor gooc ..said; Shivers: urged to vote Saturday, whether they him or against him.- reedom. The President told newsmen his nation was putting out a state- icnt at Geneva to the effect that t would not use' force' to disturb the- Indochina settlement. He said the statement says "any of Communist aggression be viewed by.-us as' a mat- er of 'grave concern." Asked whether he attached any igmficaiiee to the apparent fact hat for the first time in two-dec- ades there -is no .war going on somewhere in the world, Ei- senhower !said .he, never had felt the Communist world wants war at this time except in satellite ei cursions, indicated, Jrawever. Jhat expects Ihe Reds to continue usih deceit and subversion as well secret, well-financed conspiracies to gain its ends. To a question of whether thought there was "any elemen tales Sign Ceasefire of appeasement" in the cease-fire ai Indochina, as suggested by some Congress members, the :chief ex ecutive said he hesitated to use such words as they mean differ- ent things to different people. He added-the agreement was not entirely satisfactory to us, that it was not what we'd-Hke to have, but that if there is no better plan, is not going to criticize what las been done.. (Related stories Pf. GENEVA IB-France and hree Associated States of Indo- signed armistice with the Communists today that xtend the Iron Curtain around North Viet Nam, a land ot 13 mil- lon The United States warned it would view "with grave concern" any revival of aggression violating he agreements. The warning was delivered by US Undersecretary State'Wal- ter Bedell Smith at closing ses- sion ot the conference in the Pal- ace, ol gates hadlaken'-Bote declaration wrapping up the ous pacts to end the toe WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES FLANDERS VS. Sen. Flonders mdy strike out in his battle aaginst Sen. McCarthy. Page 8-A. BLIND STRIKE Twenty .blind broom-makers are oh strike in the East.. .They-want work but no charity Page 12-A SOCIAL widow, Mrs. Jimrny- will receive 50 monthly .in social security pay. Page 1-6, ALL ALONE Stevie Mills, 4, sits pensively atop a desk in Bergen Street police station in Brooklyn as authori- ties seek his mother, Mis. Lettie May Mills, 25, who not been seen since last Sunday. His father, John Mills, 25, is a seaman in the. Navy. The lad was taken to the Childrens' Shelter in llanliathni. the Asian Uruted States intends te with its old plans for establish- ment of a security system la Southeast Asia. Repeating a declaration made three days ago that the United States would not use force to dis- urb the agreements, Smith said it would regard any fresh aggression in the Indochina theater as "se- lously threatening peace and se- curity." He said the United States would still seek United Nations Su- pervision of -elections to be held in Viet Nam, though the Comma- nists have rejected such supetvi- sfen 'The United States reiterates its traditional position that peoples an entitled to determine their own fu- ture and that it will not join in aa arrangement which would hinder Smith told the conference. He said the United States shared the hope that the armistice agree- ments signed today would permit the three Associated States; Cam- bodia, Laos and Viet Nam, "to play their part in full independence and sovereignty, in the peaceful community of nations, and will en- able the peoples of that area ta determine their own future." Smith told the conference United States was not prepared to ''join in a declaration by the con- ference such as is United States, he said, is resolved to devote its' efforts to the strength- ening of peace "in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations." The final declaration of the con- ference was a three-page docu- ment, listing in 13 paragraphs tht> various agreements reached hen for establishing peace. Concerning the partition line of Viet Nam, roughly along the 17th Parallel, the final declaration said the essential purpose of. the-Viet- namese agreement was "to settle military questions with a view to ending hostilities and the military demarcation line should not'in any way be interpreted as constituting a political or territorial boundary." Confidence was expressed in tha declaration that a political settle- ment would be achieved in Viet Nam in the near future. The date of the general all Vietnamese elec- tions was disclosed ior the time-July, 1KC. Gen. Georges Dettefl of and Gen, Ta Quant Boa of Vietminh rebels Bind emriaf Viet Nan and Laps just 3 hocrs aad N Mtec the Tuetday nudHltt (leadline French Prenmr Uendta-Fnaee tad Mt far or his rwifnattoo. A trace tor the thW state. Cambodia, wai i today. Cambodia at tires of afl paitiv to   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication