Abilene Reporter News, July 23, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER SATURDAY VOL LXX1V, NO. 35 EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 23. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS GOP More Fails, Atom Bill Stalled WASHINGTON GOP move to bar use of Atomic Energy Com mission funds for construction o] commercial power plants today shot new heat into the marathon Senate debate on the administra- tion's atomic bili. Sen. Hickenlooper (R floor manager for the bill, pro- posed the ban even as GOP lead- ers were trying desperately to force an end to .the talkathon which, for all practical purposes, has gone on continuously since 1( a.m. Wednesday. Seas. Anderson (D-NJfi and Gore (D-Tenn) charged Hicken- looper's move was an effort to tor- pedo the major victory they and other critics of the original bill won yesterday. Would Be Prolonged If it is pressed, they said, debate would be prolonged. By a 45-41 vote Thursday, the Senate adopted an amendment which would authorize the federal government to go into the com- mercial production of atomic pow- er. Critics of the original cheered as a victory in locking the door against the "private power mon- opoly." They said it would authorize AEC, the Tennessee Valley Au- thority or other government cies to get .into this field. amendment would aply to a different section of the bill cover- ing AEC funds but Anderson insist- ed "it would nullify" the previous Senate decision. Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican floor leader, made a frmal move to limit debate, and so break what he calls the1 "fili- buster" against the bill, but there appeared to be -little optimistic among the Republicans that it would succeed. Filed Petition -Knowland filed, shortly after midnight, a petition for the parliamentary term for a limit on.debate. Under the piles, vote on the'petitibn Is impossible be- fore Sunday morning. .Knowland said he does not look for a vote before Monday. Across ths'Capitol, the House be- gan consideration of its own-atomic bill with the veiled suggestion of Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NY) that it avoid the Senate example of marathon debate. Cole, chairman of the Senate- House Atomic Energy Committee, expressed hope that the congress- men would give the measure "steady, full and deliberate de- bate" without side excursions "into realms having nothing to do with it." In the House, each side is limited to. two hours' debate, but this can be stretched indefinitely by parlia- mentary procedures permitting in- dividual five-minute speeches. Rep. Holifield (D-Calif) and other Democrats have prepared a list of more than 30 amendments which they plan to introduce while carrying on the fight launched in the Senate against power features of the administration measure. Among, 'other issues, they have promised a full-scale fight against the administration's proposal to place new private power facilities in the Tennessee Valley area. Knowland's move to limit Senate debate must get the votes of 64 senators to be successful. Polls to Open at 8, Close Doors at 7 The polls for the First Demo- cratic Primary Saturday will be open from 8 a. m. to 7 p. m. They will be closed for a tune during the afternoon so that those holding the election can attend the .Democratic Precinct conven- tions beginning at 2 p. m. .at each polling place.. Any voter is qualified to attend the convention at the box where" he is qualified to vote. While Democrats are' holding, their day-long election, Republi- cans will be combining their pri- mary election and precinct conven- tions into a single gathering at 2 m. Required by law this year to-hold primaries, Republicans will cast their votes on an uncon- tested state slate when they gather tor their precinct meetings at the homes of precinct-chairmen. GOP VOTES COUNTED PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Beria's Buddy Also Executed For Treason MOSCOW (0-M. D. Ryumin henchman of executed Soviet po- lice boss L. P. Beria, has himself met death before a firing squac nearly. 15 months after he was tagged with the blame for th "doctor's plot." His execution was announced to day by Pravda, the Soviet Com munist party newspaper. Pravd said the Military Collegium of th Soviet Supreme Court tried Ryum in July 2-7 and ordered him sho on charges of forcing the doctor to "slander -themselves and othe people." It also accused him treason. (There was no explanation wh the courts took so long to deal with Ryumin, who was arrestec in April. 1953, as the scapegoa in the bizaare case.) The Internal Security Ministry first announced details of the doc tor's plot in January, 1953. It ac- cused nine physicians, several o them Jews, of plotting to kill So- viet leaders and charged they a] ready had done away with Polit burb member Andrei Zhdanov will reverse therapy. Three months later the ministry which had since been taken over Beria, announced that the nine doctors and six others had been freed and that Ryumin-had been arrested. Beria was jailed himsel in June, 1953, on treason charges and his execution was announcer, :ast December. Pravda said the death sentence was imposed on Hyumiu because .he court "took into consideration he special dangers of criminal ac- ivity and the heaviness ol the consequences of the crime per- petrated by Sim." Precincts to Elect 502 Delegates iJ5 -x MF A record 502 delegates will be chosen in 38 precinct conventions n Taylor County Democratic vot- ing boxes Saturday. The county. Democratic Execn- ive Committee authorized this record-throng of delegates to the county convention July 31, by adopting the "Shivers formula" Jn figuring delegate strength this year. The committee voted Thursday o count both Republican and Dem- ocratic votes for. Shivers in.! the 952 general election in deteirmin- ng the number of delegates from Taylor County's 38 precincts to the county convention. Shivers re- ceived votes in the 1952 elec- ion on both the Democratic and Republican slate. In dispute over the 'state is the ormula for arriving at the num- for governor in 195J should Tie the basis for figuring the number of.delegates from eact precinct and from each county to the state convention. "Loyal Dem- mainly_those supporting Ralph Yarborough, say that only votes cast in the Democratic Pri- mary should count for the Demo- cratic county and state conven- tions. her of delegates to the county and state conventions. Forces loyal to Gov. Allan Shivers claim all votes Republican and Democrat- Texas.- Under the Texas Election Laws, a precinct is allowed to send to the county convention one delegate for each 2S votes cast for governor. Each county convention can send one delegate to the state conven- See PRECINCTS, tg: J-A, Col. 1 Both Sides Predict Victory in County Someone is going to 'be proved Incorrect Saturday night. But here're the opinions of two local political leaders on what will happen tomorrow when Texans go to the polls in the First Demo- cratic Primary: "Shivers will carry Taylor Coun- ty decisively and will carry the state predicts R. M. Wagstaff. "Yarborough will carry Taylor County by a sizeable margin and will win the governor's pre- dicts Joe Reynolds. Those are the pre-election opin- ions of the local leaders for the top candidates. Wagstaff is Shiv- ers' Taylor county campaign man- ager. Reynolds is chairman of the Taylor County Yarborough for Gov- ernor Club. The two agreed on one point: the vote here will be "heavy to- morrow for a first but will fall far short of the whopping two years ago. Wagstaff predicted between 000 and votes will be cast. Reynolds predicted around Only about two-thirds as many Taylor Countians are qualified to vote this year as last election. Poll tax payments.this year were about as compared with ap- proximately in 1952. Two yean ago Yarborough car- ried Taylor County by 30 votes and led Shivers ia six of the 29 counties la the Abilene area. (Over tin stale Yarborough carried 11 counties.) "Shivers win run better hi this area than he did two years Wagstaff said. "Yarborough will carry 14 of. the 20 counties in this Reynolds said. Sees Strong Lead Wagstaff believes Shivers will pile up strong lead in Taylor believes Yarbor- ough willlead by 750 to votes in the county! The bitter governor's race still dominates political thinking, but interest has picked up considerab- ly .this week in local races. The county races are for treas- urer Mrs. L. Q. Campbell vs Mrs. Bob Haile, for county school superintendent (Clive Pierce vs. H. L. Gay.) All are seekrag'first term. A third trace on which all the county win vote is not for public office but for the leadership of the county Democratic Party. The two candidates for this job, County Democratic chairman, are Henry who is for Yarborough, and C. G. Whitten, who is for Shivers. Winner will replace Ros- coe Blankenship. The other races listed on the ballot won't-be voted on by all Taylor County. These "precinct" (and precincts vary for different offices) are: County Commissioner, Precinct 1; Constable, Precinct 1; Constable, Precinct S; and precinct chair- men. Here's tht way UMM new ap- ply: All voters who five in nerth- See election map, page >A east part of the county (includ- ing vote on, the Com- missioner Precinct 1 (J. it--Sucker vs. Claude Newberry) and the Constable Precinct (Mervyn Meeks vs. J; D. races. That means, if you vote in Box 1 through 21, you will vote on the Rucker-Newberry. and the Meeks- Woodard races. Newberry and Meeks.are seeking re-election. (A map of AbileneIshowing the new boundaries for voting boxes will be found on Page Z-A of this edition.) The other constable race'on the ballot, Luther Land vs. Sam T. McLeod, applies: to voters :in the Merkel area, Boxes 22, 23, 24, X and 27. If you live in Abilene, chances are good that you will have still another race to decide on. J The last fourth of the ballot is given over to "precinct chairman" races. "Precinct" in" this case means voting box. You'll vote just on the race for your on all the 12 listed on the ballot. These precinct chairman races determine the representative from your voting -precinct (or box) to the county Democratic Executive Committee. Candidates 'an listed for 24 of the county's 3t voting boxes. Where there's no: candidate listed, voters will have, to write-in their choice. Write-ins art-allowed in any other race, too. Supreme Court Ousts Suit Over GOP Votes NEAR HAINAN ISLAND Texans Rescued In Crash at Sea HONG KONG British air liner with one of its four engines afire crashed today near the Chi nese Communist island of Hainan and 8 of It aboard were rescued. The body of x Chinese woman passenger was taken from the waters of the South China Sea Witnesses on another plane saic Communist boats 'swarming out from -Hainan picked up three sur- vivors. But the fate of the' mssing was in doubt. A report from Singapore saying ihree survivors had been picked up by a British flying boat proved irroneous. The British Skymaster sank with- in a minute after it struck the waters. Three .of those rescued were Americans, but three other Ameri- cans, all from one family, were among the missing. Mrs. Leonard L. Parish of Iowa Park, Tex., was in a Hong Kong wspital with a broken back. Her Varlerie, 6, also was in- ured. But Parish and two young sons were among the missing. The third American rescued was P. S. Thathcer of Stonington, Conn, who was treated for shock and a eg injury. The nine others still missing were ;wo of the five-man crew, three British and a Chinese. The eight were rescued by a Election Day Rain Possible See state weather story, page S-A Election day may bring a lit- tle rain. Abilene's weatherman predicts here may be some 'afternoon howers .Saturday- during voting .ours. A cool front, born in the 'acific Ocean and crossing into lie state from out of the Pacific Northwest, may set off the howers. The weatherman said the front s moving southeast, and was outh of Childress. and Lubbock, n a line running to El Paso, at noon. Weather Bureau aid it showed signs of stalling lightly, but they added they were sure it would move on down to ibilene and vicinity. Temperatures here should go lown into the 90 degree bracket, ie weatherman said. 'Abilene lursday went through its sixth traight day of 100 degree cr bove temperatures. High reading Thursday was ioi. Jig Spring TV itation Approved -WASHINGTON Com- munication Commission today made final a previous tentative grant to Big Spring (Tex.) Broad- casting Co. for a Channel 4 tele- rision station. THE WEATHER U.S. DErjUTXEXT OF COmfBICX WCAIHEK ABILENE AND VICINITY PaiUr doudj ml kit FrHty. Partly doudj ud littli roofer via aftcaooi showers, fiicb scar in uid low n ifrita. HUH 'CENTRAt TEXAS _ oodr with scattfraf to. Kbt Sttortar uxl In north portion Iste thii aftenwon. Cooler In 'west ud aorth portions tonlgut and Saturday. WEST TEXAS ctoniir Uite after- JMon, tonight and: Saturday wbfelr cattered except local Unin- erstorms and cooler In Panhandle aed Sosut Plate! ait aftemooa aM-Li Scott laias. and upper Pecot Vaney eastward onllkt. Warmer In Panliaiidfe Saturday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear U ptrUy doody and warm this aftenwon, UaUM .and 'Saturday. Widely scattered Onudenhmen la aoctfcweit portlM tontiM ar Satoriay. HM and low ttnperaiBres for kom KM at It: nd 71 detnec TEMTCKATCKES Tnira. P.M. m. AJf. 97 15 H ...U...1... H B U.S. Navy PBY flying boat, which had been summoned to the scene by the SOS of the Skymaster. Family From Texas Living in Java IOWA PARK, Tex. The American; family of five which was aboard the British airliner that ditched in the South China Sea has been living 'in Java. The father, Leonard i. is the 34-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. .Rueben Parish of Iowa Park. near I Wichita Falls. The younger Parish is a partner in the Aircraft Export Corporation which has offices in Los Angeles. His mother said today she thought her son, his wife and their three children were on their way to Texas for a visit. Parish and his sons, 4 and 1 years old, are listed as missing. His wife and daughter were rescued. Interpretation Up to Officials _ AUSTIN State Supreme Court today dis- missed a suit in which it was asked to tell Texas party officials how to figure the size of delegations to county and state conventions this year. The apparent effect of the decision was to leave in- terpretation of the law up to party officials or conventions. The court held that a Beaumont precinct chairman who brought suit in the case could show "no special injury" and therefore the court could not entertain the suit. The court had been asked by lawyers for both sides to say whether all the votes cast in the 1952 general elec- tion for governor should be MISSING Dr. Otto John, chief of the West German Office-for the Protection of the Constitu- tion, has been missing from West Berlin since July 20. Joan's of- fice deals mainly with Com- munist and other anti-Democratic organizations in West Germany. counted in figuring conven- tion strength, or merely the Democratic votes. ;Allan Shivers was elected gov- ernor in 1952 after being nominated bjr Both parties. It was the first time in history that had happened. Attorneys for both sides in the test case had predicted that "utter confusion" would 'prevail-If-'the court did not interpret the law under this .new set of-circum- stances. Ott Appeal Today's action was on an appeal decisions refus- ing to grant in order forcing the Jefferson County Democratic exec- utive committee to count the GOP votes cast for Shivers in 1952, along SPEECH-MAKING CLOSES Victory Predictions Ring Shivers, Yarborough Bf CLAYTON BTCKERSOtf Preu Start Texas' bitter governor's the main show in the primary elec- tion Friday with predictions of victory' ringing from both leading candidates, Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarbo- rough. Candidates for other offices, al- most totally eclipsed by the tough- alking Shivers-Yarborough battle, had trouble being heard. Shivers, 'seeking a third term as governor, spoke over'a statewide radio hookup Friday morning from Dallas, flew to. Austin for confer- ences, then to Victoria for an after- loon speech and on to Woodville, his home, to wait for Saturday's returns. making his third bid for high state office, talked with campaign workers Friday morning in Dallas, went to Denton 'or a 4 p.m. rally, and planned more speeches in Dallas' Friday night. Talks With Workers Yarborough said he would vote in Austin Saturday. Shivers cast an' absentee ballot several days ago. "Wonder who I voted for for Shivers quipped. Put feui Ffnt In his early-morning address from Dallas, Shivers in his pre- pared text told his radio audience, 'You want to be sure, absolutely sure, that'the man you elect to be pour governor will be willing and able to put Texas first" traditions .and principles of our Texas heritage are under" at- the governor laid. "Within the next .two- years, .Texans .are going to have, to stand, together and fight. J.together-r-as we Jhave- never done keep, pur tublic schools ont from under the humb of Washington control.., "We are going" .to. have to. fight o preserve tht right to conserve and control our treasure of natural esources. We are going to have o stand together to keep our rivers and lakes and all our Texas water resources in Texas hands." In predicting his victory Shivers aid: 'Yon and I, the people of Texas and-Allan Shivers, have woo this governor's race by a big majority same way we won the tide- fighting for it against great odds." But Yarboraigh disagreed. YariMrMfh SeevVkiery "We are winning this campaign Yarborough said. "In Athens, Kil- Center, Carthage, Nacog- docbes, and Lufkin, you toM me bow we are sweeping East Texas. Texas resents the big money ibrs of the big machine candidate. East Texas will tor Ralph Yar- borough by two to MM. for governor is snowballing into.a landslide for democracy on Saturday." Yarborough, on a 30-minute panel show, said if he were elected he would recommend a' constitu- for Yarbor- ttonal amendment against third WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES VICI CiTY City, Ala., home of and.vio- lence is under complete martial included; Pogo LtACUI Texas should get a big leaaue baseball team, it would moke some great changes in the game. Pcge 2-B. WATER FOR is offering Merkel water at 25 cents o gallons. Page 11-A. CLUB CONTRACT LET The contract to build the Abijene Woman's Club hope has been let. Page 11-A. 1 terms. On the. network show 'with him were Harry Blanding, editor of the Temple Daily Clyde Johnson ;ef toe Corsicana Daily Sun; Lyman Jones, the Austin American-Statesman; and Penn Jones, editor of the Midlothian Mirror. Harry O'Connor, Radio Station KBCN, was mod- erator. Blanding asked Yarborough why the candidate has been called the "Democratic" entry in the gover- nor's race. Yarborough answered that he has been "loyal to my par- ty and loyal in my support of its nominees." Asked by Blanding his estimate of the status of Democrats who voted for-Republican Dwight Ei- senhower in 1952, Yarborough said there was a difference in independ- ent voters switching party support and a governor's switch; "It's the right of the independent See VICTORY, Pg. S-A, Cd. S with the Democratic votes. The executive committee had decided it would only count the Democratic votes. Joe W. Holland, a precinct chairman, sought injunction saying that if only the Democratic; votes were counted, the voting strength of his precinct would be seriously impaired. The court held that he could show no peculiar personal injury o justify his lawsuit. It dismissed the entire matter and said precinct convention -so close that it would take no appeal. The State Democratic Committee had instructed county committees to count both the GOP and Democratic votes for governor in-computing precinct and county convention strength. Just Democratic The Jefferson County committee said it wouldn't go along, that it would only count the Democratic votes. Under the court action, the mat- ter stands that way in Jeffenm County, -without the requested in- terpretation from the Court oo what the law says. "A Texas political party fa a free and voluntary citizens of the Associate Justice Clyde E. Smith wrote in the majority opinion from which Associate Justice Meade F. Griffin dissented. "Such parties can not operate if he courts entertain the suit every member who concludes that he is in disagreement with its ded- Justice Smith wrote. Pilot, 4, Takes 50 MPH Wild Ride LOS ANGELES H) Police say Jack Todora, 4, freed the family car from a curb yesterday and leered it downhill through three ntersection. Reaching 50 miles an hour, it struck Donald Boudinot'a auto, turned-it over, killed Bondi- not's collie dog, and finally bit James Matthews' house, officer! aid. Damage to the car: more than To Jack: a cut lip and three oose teeth. PARKING LAW ALSO PLANNED Warning, Drivers: City to Make It Illegal to Ram Parked Car City Commission took the first step Friday morning toward con- trolling two traffic hazards. On the first two required readings, commissioners endorsed an ordinance malting it illegal to: (1) Strike a legally parked ve- licle in a manner so as to cause damage; thereto while operating a moving vehicle. (2) Attempt to enter a single parallel parking zone in a forward moving position while another driver 'is trying to back properly nto the same zone. Conviction for either 'of the of- fenses it ib carry a fine not to exceed Public hearing and final vote on the ordinance will be held Friday morning, Auf. t. City Atty.' Alex Bicktey reported that Abilene hasn't had ,any mu- nicipal law against either of these traffic practices. :J In 'Other actions the comuis1 (1) Canvassed results of last Saturday's city bond election. (2) Appointed; Tola C. Gorsuch, he city manager's secretary, to be also assistant city secretary. Mayor Pro Ton Jack lliatcr presided in the baience of Mayor C. E. Gatlin, who is attending Army Reterre training it Fort Hood. Minter stated opinion that whenever the mayor or any two commissioners are absent the com- mission should act only on routine or lirgent matters. The other mem- bers agreed. Only GaUia was absent The commission declared the following to have been the result of last Saturday's bond election: Issuance of refunding revenue bonds for those outstanding, votes for, 245: against7 Waterworks bonds, for, 344 against. Sanitary sewer bonds, for. 219 against- Street improvement bonds. for, S73 Fire station bonds', for, J5T against ..Park and playground for, 536 against: SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS Busy day. Busy day.'- Cere's no rest for the newspaperman on election to coyer precinct contentions inter- find out who won and who lost so readers' or Sunday morning's Reporter-News can read about the most vital function in ELEC- THE Reporter-News readers wiU see the election through the eyes of skilled report- ers, writers and correspondents who will present a fall iccountof the hif event that will be found only in The Reporter-News. 'You can reserve extra copiet of toe Stmday Report- er-News with your agent or newest newsstand, for 10 cents. Saturday's the Big Day: Vote and Vote Early t ;