Abilene Reporter News, July 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE SHOWERSKf)t Abilene 3l^eporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron MDRMING VOL. LXXÎV, NO. 35 AêÊOciated Pren (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 23, 1954—TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« Asian Pact Talks OK'd \V ASHINGTON, July 22 ift—The United iitates and Britain have agreed to join in calling an international conterence of about 10 nations by Sept. 1 to create an anticommunist Southeast Asian Alliance. Con.sultations with friendly nations which may participate are already being held. information had been that Eden believed many months would be re-; quired to work out the proposed ' pact.    .    i Secretary of State Dulles had | sought creation of anti-Communist' strength in Southeast Asia as nece.s-sary in view ot Communist gains | through the Indochina peace settle-! The aim of the conference will ment reached at Geneva yesterday. While there was no immediate official announcement of the be to conclude a defensive treaty that would post “no trespassing” warnings for the Communists along the borders of South Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in Indochina, and of Thailand and Burma. The British agreement to hold a meeting by St'pt. 1 apparently represents a concession on timing by Foreign Secretary Eden. Earlier Sweetwater Gets Concrete Block Plant SWEETWATER. July 22 iRNSi —Con.striK'tiun will sian here Monday on a S250.0UU lightweight concrete block plant. Charles M Leake, of San .Antonio. vice-pre.'^ident ot Te.xas Indus-trie.s Inc. of Dallas, here Thursday that the plant would be erected by the Tcxcrete Co of West Texas, a subsidiary ot Texas Industries The plant will produce Texcrete lightweight masonry units at the yearly rate of about 1,5ikT(XH) when in fuil production. Limited production will bt*gm semetime in September, Leake said. The firm will have from 25-35 •mployes. The plant will be located on Ash St. here, lietween Fourth and Sixth Sts. This IS now the site of the old Santa Fe depot and freight ofiices which have been leased from the railroad by Texcrete. Frank K. Locke of Dalla.s will direct construction of the Sweetwater plant. Ralph B. Rogers of Dalla.s. president of the holding company, said the company chose to build at Sweetwater because of the city's railway and highway facilities The plant will serve an area in the Sweetwater vicinity with a radius of about 150 miles. The Sweetwater Board of City Dtwelopmenl was instrumental in bringing the plant to Sweetwater. ANXIETY FATAL Little Joey'f Love for Dogs Costs His Liie DETROIT. — Little Joey Bed-nar s loxe for dogs cost his life today. The 6 year-old youngster could not have a dog of his own becau.se he was allergic to dog hair, but he still loved the .mimal.s When a ncighlK>r tound a stray dog last mghl and liKketl it in his ^arage until he could determine; who owned it. Ji-ey want«*d to make >ure the dog did not go hungry. The hoy climl>ed up on an overturned pail and jveekiHf in through an otwn window to make sure the dog w«iS all right The window drop^ved suddenly, breaking Joey’s neck. American-British agreement or of the diplomatic arrangements already under way. State Department press officer Lincoln White fully supported information privately available on the subject when he met reporters at a news conference. He said that consultations were under way but that details regarding the conference have to be worked out. When pressed to slate whether he was confirming that a conference would be held, he said: “I think the implication of what I Irave said is that a conference is in the offing.” The exact date and place of the conference remain to be determined in talks with the other governments which may attend. Consultations with the French regime of i’remier Mendes-France. heretofore preoccupied with the Indochina peace negotiations, are expected to begin at once Some other friendly governments like Thai-¡Jinoun«Kl    llie Philippin«. Australia and New Zealand are already definitely counted in a.s a result of consultations already held. Foes of Ike's Atomic Win Senate Vote Yarborough Claims Win in 1st Election DALLAS, July 22 it?L_RaIph Yar-, in years,” Yarborough said in his ; ^ borough said tonight, “We are win- radio speech. I lining this campaign . . . there isn’t ''«"f f    »" " ■    .    ,    „    I    the sidew alks of East Texas, vic- going to be any runoff.    j Yarborough, opposing Gov. Allan | everywhere that the ground-Shivers' bid for an unprecedented third elective term, predicted victory in Saturday’s Democratic primary in a network radio speech and on a TV interview by a panel of Texas newspapermen. During the interview Yarborough laid out what he’ll do if he gets the governor’s chair. Yarborough beamed much of his radio talk toward populous East swell for Yarborough for governor was snowballing into a landslide for Democracy on Saturday . . . “We are winning this campaign. In Athens, Kilgore. Center, Carthage, Nacogdoches and Lufkin, you told me how we are sweeping East Texas, and how the good people of East Texas resent the big money slurs of the big machine candidate . . . East Texas will be NEW .MISS r. S. A, — Miriam Stevenson. Winnsboro. S C.. coed wears the royal robes of Miss U, S A. after winning the title at I.A)ng Beach, Calif. She is 21, 5-G and 120. with measurements of 36-24 36. .Now she ll seek Miss Universe title. Texas, where he has run into some , Ralph Yarborough by two to i criticism for charging efforts were | There isn’t going to be any made to buy votes in East Texas, runoff.” “.At our homecoming and victory Varborough hit at what he called ■ rally on the court house square in ^    million    dollar    .slush    fund .\thens . . . Wednesday • • • of my opponent.” He also rapped impartial estimates placed t e ^^y ^ew'spapers” which have , crowd at over 5.000 peopl^ and the g^dorsed Shivers. He didn’t specify wonderful rally in Gregg County at    newspapers. Kilgore on Thursday morning was the largest political rally in Kilgore Taylor Demos Count GOP Vote in Allotting Delegates By GEORGIA NELSON The Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee meeting was a calm aflair in Uie county courtroom Thursday afternoon The word Republican was not even mentioned Members of the committee, who are also chairmen of their re spective voting precincts, received ^ elet't to go the county convention instructions for holding the Demo- is 502. cralic primary election and pre- This figure is ba^ed on cinct conventions and were told the Democratic and Republican the number of delegates the var-1 votes that were cast in Taylor lous precinct.s are entiUed to send j Couii^ lor Governor Shivers in to the county convention.    ‘ “The two million dollar slush fund of my opponent will not buy | this election, and all the editorials, smear cartoons, smear articles and other big political machine techniques being used against us in the big city newspapers won’t work either.” Yarborough, Austin attorney and former district judge, said, "I am fighting your fight against machine rule and bossisra in government. newspaper has the right to dictate to any Texan how he shall cast hi* vote.” Yarborough repealed criticism ol Total number of delegate? that the 3« precincts in the county can SWEETWATER GIRL SIPS TEA WITH ELIZABETH IN LONDON LONDON. July 22 {.-\PV—Queen Elizabeth II had tea and cakes totlay with 6,000 of her subjects and visitors from many lands, including nearly 250 .•\mericans. The guests thronged through the grand entrance of Buckingham Palace and into the expensive main garden, which became a sea of bobbing trey and black top hats, native dress from Africa and the Middle East, and bright American frocks. Jerry Tribble of Garnett, Man, called the affair “most impressive.”    ,    n She and her companion. Flozelle Jones of 513 Une St . Sweetwater. Tex., are leaving England Sunday after studying at the Tniversity of Manchester. Miss Jones, about 21. is the daughter of Mrs. Ruth Davis Jones of Sweetwater. She had been in England since last fall as a Rotarv International exchange student. Flozelle is a graduate of the University of Texas. Sweetwater Youth Critically Burned At Dump Grounds SWEETWATER. July 22 iRNSl -John Husf, 18, wa* critically burntd alwnit 2 45 p m Thur.sda.v while unloading trash at the Sweetwater dump grounds, about two mile* west of town The youth wa.x taken by amhu lance to Sweetwatar Hospital where he was treated for iHxly burn.* in excess ol 90 per cent. Huse was burned when an in flammable mixture in trash he was unloading expliKled from a nearby fire. Huse started running when his clothing caught fire Hu.se 6 brother, who had lieen helping him. caught the youth and put out the flames John’* father. Joe I. Huse. is dump grounds caretaker Shivers Soys Foe Hurt by Own Mud sale.s taxes bt'cau-se they affect money was being rai.se<l to • Uie housewives’ptnketbotiks Every j cessation of voting while the pre- NEWS INDEX SICTION A Waiti*««'* new* Oil new* SECTION ■ Spoft« id'lwriai*......... ....... R«di*-TV !•§ ...... Earm, Market* ... • • 4-S • 2.3 . 4 . . S . • . f DALL.AS. July 22    Allan Shivers said today Ralph Yar-Kirough has hurt himself by conducting a “vicious, mud-slinging campaign” Shivers predicted he would be re-electevl to a third term Saturday with 6d to 62 rK>r cent of the total vote He said, “there ain’t going to lie any runoff" In an interview. Shivers again charged Yarbonmgh, his chief op-txinenl, with conducting a dirty campaign “1 don t think a v icious, mud-slinging campaign is ever effective.” Shivers said. “My opponent has run three campaigns and has never Inn'n elev'teti ” Shiv ers said Yarborough’s charge that steal East Texas votes for Shivers has last Yarborough many voles in East Texas Shivers Uxiked tired He lounged in a chair in a hotel room in sport shirt and shorts. He had a stubble iH'ard and his eyes were bloodshot He philosophiied a bit “it's liecn a hard campaign, but an enjoyable one You know, it’s a great feeling to make a speech on a court house lawn in the hiH sun. then have people from every walk of life walk up and shake your hand and say, ‘stay In their fighting, governor ’ ” Shiver* added, “every man ought to run for public office at least once It'» • great educatiinv. It shows the workings of IVmocracy.” Shivers also repheti to sinne charges against him by Yarborough at Athens last night Yarborough said Shiver* heliied put over a “phony” natural gas PU>eline tax law Shivers said that the original tax—which WM deciare<^ luiooiiiU- tutional by the stale supreme court- was sponsored by George Nokes and Jim Sewell. Shivers said Nokes and Sewell were Yarborough’s campaign mangers, “If It s phony, his peofde are the phonies in it." Shivers said YartHirough said Shivers had made no effort to pass a sub.stitute gas tax bill at a special session of the legislature. “We did pas.s a substitute with an overwhelming vote.” Shivers said “The only taxes I’ve ever re commemlevl to the legislature have been natural resources and cor-portation taxes.” Shivers said “I have (ought off state iiiCiHiie and Spoin to Cease Sending Egypt Arms the 1^2 general election. The fig- Shiver* in connection with ^'hat ure is about 25 per cent higher j Yarborough has called Shiv ers’ than it would hav e been had only $425,000 profit in a Rio Grande Val-the Democratic votes been used, ley land deal. Each precinct is entitled to one Again, Yarborough called atten-delegate to the county convention '    ^ recent statement by for- for each 25 votes, or major frac-1    president    John Nance tion thereof, cast for the party s !    opposing a third term for caniidate for governor in the last ^    governor.    Garner had genera! election.    mentioned no names. l...ermmTng‘ihe “ of dele-    ^ sat« for each precinct in Taylor County required some figuring this I '"«"4 • constitutional amendment year because the prec'inct lines against third terms._ have been changed since the last    " election. The solution to this problem was based on a formula involving the percentage of qualified voters who voted in the 1952 election as applied to the number of qualified voters in the various precincts now The formula was used only fur Precincts 1 through 14 and Precinct 19, which had lieen changed. County Chairman Roscoe Blankenship explained that out of 21.iW2 qualified voters in Taylor County in 1952. 15,692 or 74 72 per cent» cast balloi.s in the governor s race. This perLvntage of the qualified voicrs in the precincts now was used to arrive at the number of delegates Blankenship said that after this system had already been applied tlie county committee Thursday morning received instructions from the state Democratic executive committee to use the same method Precincl t lairgeiit Under this plan. Precinct 9. with the Cedar St, fire station as its voting place has 41 delegates, the largest number of any precinct in the county. The 15 .Abilene precincts will have a combined 390 delegates to the county convention. When Committee Secretary T. N. Carswell called th* roll 15 members answered Dan Gallagher. Precinct S chairman. moved the adoption of the formula for determining the number of delegates Gallagher also offered a motion permitting the (ommercial Atom Plants Authorized i WASHINGTON, July 22 t^Foei of the Eisenhower atomic energy bill won an upset victory at a marathon Senate .session today a* the chamber voted 45-41 to authorize the federal government to go into the commercial production of atomic power. The vote came after critics had hammered away on the thesis that provisions of the Eisenhower bill for permitting private industry into the atomic power field amounted to a “gigantic give-away.” Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) said the bill would “furnish wheelbarrows” to private companies to cart away vast national resources. In vain, administration backers declared that the Atomic Energy Commission has no desire to get into the commercial power field. The Senate voted to authorize the AEC and some ether federal agencies to build atomic plants capable of producing commercial quantities of power. Debate Continues .At 8 p.m. the Senate had been in continuous session for 32 hours, an after the “public power” vote the debate continued with no end in sight. The atomic bill as a whole had yet to be acted upon. Earlier Majority Leader Know-land of California had taken tentative steps toward invoking the debate - limitation rule to break “this full-fledged filibuster.” The victWT over the administration leadership on the power amendment resulted from a lineup of 38 Democrats, 1 independent, Morse of Oregon, and 6 Republicans: Case and Mundt of South Dakota, Danger and Young of North Dakota. Dworshak of Idaho and Cot^r of Kentucky. Senators Johnson and Daniel, Texas Democrats, voted for tha amendment. AEC Opposes It On the losing side were 35 Republicans and 6 Democrats: Burke of Ohio, Ervin of .North Carolina, Frear of Delaware, Holland and Smathers of Florida, and Kennedy of Massachusetts. Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa) floor ____ _    _ manager for the bill, told the Sen- increase in local fares from 2*^4 - .Austin hearings, said Sun-Set; the administration doesn t wai^ WELCOME FOR A PEACEMAKER — French Premier Pierre Mendes-France, fresh from his Geneva armistice accomplishments, gets a welcome from his wife on his arrival at Paris from the Swiss city. The French statesman successfully clima.xed his efforts to end Indochina hostilities before July 20 deadline. 2 Mofor Bus Firms Serving Abiiene Ask Fare increases The Railroad Commission has day night he had not been official-scheduled public hearings Aug. 2 ly informed of the hearings. He \ at Austin on requests for higher said the nearest company repremotor bus fares for two compa- sentative v*as W. Lee at Wichi-nies operating out of .Abilene. j ta F'alls. Southwest Coaches is seeking an Murphey, who v»ill attend the to 2ht cents per mile between sta- Stages i* seeking an increase from LONDON yv_The Foreign Office lions on Us line from Abilene to $2 to $2 30 on the fare between disclosed today Spain has promised Wichita Falls, according to the .Abilene and San Angelo, to slop sending arms to Egypt “in Associated Press.    The    fare    from Abilene to Ballin- view of the prevailing international iwin-Sel Stages wanu increases ' g^j. would be increased from $i 20 situation ”    1    ranging up to 30 cents more on (j    other    points the .AEC in the commercial power field, nor does the .AEC itself want to gel in it. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) sponsored the amendment authorizing .AEC to get into the field. It provides for giving preference to The Spanish action came as a Us line from .Abilene to San .Ange- along the line would go up ac- cooperatives and publiclv owned result of British, and reportedly i lo. William L. .Murphey, owner, .American, representations to the said here Thursday night. government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Henry T. McFadm. .Abilene agent for Southwest Coaches, said Thurs- POLL JUDGES ASKED TO CALL RETURNS TO REPORTER-NEWS Taylor County election judges, both Democriatc and Republican, are asked as usual to telephone The Abilene Reporter-News as soon as the vote is counted. Our switchboard number is 4-7271. The sooner we get the information, the sooner we can pass it on to the Texas Election Bureau which compiles totals on state races. .And the sooner everyone will know the answer to the question of the day: Who Won? cordingly, he said.    |    utilities in the sale of excess power Murphey began operating the! from any atomic plants. This is bus Une in partnership with his \ now required in the case of hjdro-father. the late 0. C. Murphy,, electric facilities, about 30 years ago. The son took \    ‘Victory.'    Morse Says over the operation of the line af-1 It also offers a similar sale pref-ler the death of his father about erenee to prhate utilities in case 18 \ears ago.    j    the AEC plant were in such areas Murphey said the request for an as New England where publicly-increase in fares submitted to the I owned facilities are non-existent. Railroad Commission the first part ' of this year was the first attempt to increase fares ui the histoiy of Sun-Set Stages. When the line began operation the fare to San Angelo from Abilene was $2 30. but the company lowered the fare to $2 when the road between .Abilene and San Angelo was paved. stale surrounding Texas has a sales tax” Yarb»>rt)ugh implitni Shivers had sjieql two million dollars on his campaign “That’s just a.s absurd as his other churgc.s,” Shivers said "Aii ually. it costs a lot to run a cam paign But It s«'cms to me that he is stiendmg nuue than I am He has iHisteJ more placards, has had more radio and TV time and has more hired workers. ” cinct conventions are in session Saturday atternoon. The committee adopted this measure. The following tabulation shows the number of delegates each precinct will be entitled to »end to the county convention- I'rec. IVelegate* Prec, Delegates Charges Eyed Triple Polio Kills In FHA Probe 4-Month-Old Boy u-A CUI vnTilv Jiilv M .IFi—The    m Humbit Refuses Refinery Roiscs B.AY'ro^N    8    t>er cent wage increase ha.s twn denied union emploiees at the Raytown Refinery of Humble Oil Gordon FanuHi. plant manager, told the Baytown Employes Ktiler-ation that tnH*ratlon.s do not justify a wage increase Humble officials said th* refinery is opeiaUng at 79 par oaot of capacity. t 25 30 2 2 3« 21 S 3 ;i9 T2 1 4 29 S3 I 5 22 34 29 « 30 25 f 7 27 28 3 8 22 27 2 9 41 28 3 U) 13 39 2 11 22 30 8 12 27 31 8 13 25 32 4 14 •3 33 3 15 7 34 3 18 2 .15 4 17 11 36 8 11 1 ST T "V 8 M 1 W.AiiHlNGTON. July' Ö -»»-The Senate Banking Committee’s probe of apartmenl house builders turned suddenly today to a project now rising within sight (rf the Capitol Building — anti it was disclosed that cnminal action is being sought. Norman P Mason, acting commissioner of the Fetieral Housing Administration, said tha Justice IVpartment had been asked to act in the case of the Arluigton Towers apartment develiHiment. a Ö mil Donald Fletcher, 4-month-old victim of polio, dieti at 4 30 pm Thursday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray VV. Fletcher of Houston Mrs Fletcher is the former Roxie PU Ians of t'ross Plains. The baby was strickwi with bul bar. spinal ami encephalitic polio He was admitted to Hendrick at' noon Tuesday    i .An infant's iron lung w.^s flown' here Tuesiiay from Plainview by other service is to be held at 10 am Saturday in Goodspnngs in Rusk County. Burial will be fn the Duncan Cemetery. IXinaid’s survivors also include his maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mr* B P. Pillans of Cross riatns, and the paternal grand-p.nrents. Mr and Mrs. Joel Fletcher of Hemierson. lion dollar structure dess-ribed as ' the ^iT Force, but the boy’s condì “on* of the nation's largest” Tesumony develoiied that it is being erected on the Virginia side of the Potomac River by a former restaurant operator and two partners with a cash outlay of ISS.OW There was also testimony that the local FHA office was ihH aware of all tlw intricate financial and contractual arrange ment* when it approved a 164 mtlhon dollar loan for building the project last Dei-ember. This was denied by th* FHA olOciil, Tboiuaa 6. Berrtoiar. Utin remained critical Donald was visiting la Cniss Plains when he was stricken. He. his mother and his sister Debra Ann, S. were visiting Iheie while Fletcher was in training with the .Army Resene at Fort Hood. Fletcher was called to .Abilene Tue.sday Funeral will he held at 10 am Friday in the Wylie b'uneral Home Chat»el in Baird The Kev Riley b'ugltt. Baptist pastor, will officiate Th* body will he taken to the A Crim Funeral Home ai I^odenoa. An- Thundershowers May Hit Today DtmT start counting your Idle air coudiuoners until the cool air mass gets bpre. The official weather Bureau forecast for Friday was I'ontinued h<A after the sixth day of 100 degree tennierature* here. The forecaster was optimistic though, that the Abilene area might get the “bare edge” of the possible Friday afternoon or evening thunderahowera. The latter language was suggest« ed by Sen. Pastore <D-RI>. Sen. .Morse called the vote oa the amendment a “great victorx” for those “fighting for the people’i rights.” .Although the actual results of the vote, if It is enacted into law. depend on future appropriations for atomic plants, it theoretically evened the bitter Senate fight over public vs private power. Last night the Senate refused to kill an Eisenhower plan for a new private power pUnt to serve part of the Tennessee Valley area. * Without his amendmrn. 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