Abilene Reporter News, July 24, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 24, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE T0 FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 36 Prat (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 24, PAGES jfBICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY Ite Wheat Growers Vote To Accept Controls INTER-SERVICE MEETING Two San Antonio military, people met Friday in Abi- lene's Recruiting Main Station. WAC Maj. Frances Voyer shakes hands with Col. Philip J. John of the Air Force. She is Women's Army Corps recruiting coordinator and he is group commander of the Air Force recruiting service in the Fdarth Army Area.'With them are Capt. Don Stewart, Army commander for the Abilene station, and (right) Maj. Ben Wilson, operations officer for Col. John. (Staff Photo by David Barros) State's Primary Election Due to Draw Million Voters 1ST ROUND WON WHO WILL WIN? Atomic Law Bill Victory Sighted DALLAS, Tex. (ffl An expected million Texans cast their votes to- day in the state's primary elec- tions in which most interest hinged on 'a bitter Democratic governor's campaign. Polls were open 12 hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST. The principals in the main show Gov. Allan Shivers and Atty. Ralph Yarborough waited on .election results at their homes. The Republican candidate for governor is Todd B. Adams of prockett. He, like Senate candi- date Carlos Watson of Brownsville, 'has no opposition from Republic cans. The GOP is holding its fourth primary in Texas history, forced into it when Shivers, running on both Democratic and Republican tickets, polled more than votes in 1952. The De m o c r a t s traditional- ly have nominated -candidates by primary, vote in Texas, while.the GOP has used the convention sys- tem. Shivers wound up his campaign last night with a radio speech from his old Woodviile home. YartXK rough attended Tjtreet vote-heavy The 46-year-old .governor's, try or an unprecedented third elective erm and the 51-year-old Yarbo- ough's second bid to unseat him 11 but eclipsed other races in the )emocratic primary. Besides the governor's seat, at ake were the U.S. Senate post eld by Democratic Leader Lyn- on B. Johnson, the lieutenant gov- rnor's chair, the attorney gener- al's' post, seven congressional eats, 'three places on the State upreme Court, and hundreds of minor posts... In "South .Texas, where a dozen 'exasl rangers were Voters Line Up At Polls Early Abilene voters started to the polls at a brisk pace Saturday morning. Lines were reported to be form- ing at some voting places. Large groups were waiting to vote at some precincts when the- polls opened at 8 a.m. Almost 120 votes were cast at Butternut Fire Station, voting Pre- cinct No. 2, in little more than an hour. 0. J. Hamilton, judge of the 'precinct, said a number of people were waiting to vote at 8 a.m. He said a steady stream of voters had been coining in since then. W. C. Charlton, judge of the No. 6 Precinct at the Elmwood Fire Station, said if the early morning pace keep's up, about 500 votes would be recorded there. No count had been made at a.m. Approximately 70 persons had voted hi Precinct No. 11 at the ACC Fire Station at a.m. A heavy turnout of voters was expected around noon and late afternoon. NEW RECORD Skin Direr on Ocean Floor for 24 Hours MIAMI, Fla. W) Skin diver Ed Fisher holds the world endurance record for camping on the ocean floor 24 hours 2'minutes. He was still a bit tired today from the unusual underwater ex- perience, -but apparently suffered no lasting ill effects. The lanky 26-year-old, a native of New York, said he did not intend to repeat the experiment in the near future: But he and his surface associates were jubilant over the outcome. Fisher popped to the surface at p.m. EST yesterday after spending a trifle more than 24 hours on the floor of a coral reef canyon 30 feet below the sea off Key Largo. His skin was blue and wrinkled like a prune. His head and stomach ached and he drank lots of water.- There was a time earlier in the day when he thought he -wouldn't make it. During the night hours the water sapped his body warmth and he felt cold and sick. "Don't think I can stay'down more than another he told companions in boats above him in a message written with a grease pencil on slate. But the sun soon wanned him up and he stuck it out. Fisher began his free dive at p.ht Thursday and had no direct connection with the airy world above him. He. hung his camping equipment on coral pin- nacles and. pushed friendly fish aside.. Once a shark, described by Fish- er's companions as "half as'.big as a .swam slowly overhead, eyed the strange goings on in his domain curiously, then went his way. Fisher drank soup, ate candy, and for breakfast shot a fish with lis water spear gun, sliced it and chewed it raw. The endurance dive' was to test a a newly designed un- derwater breathing apparatus sim- ilar to the French aqualung. A face mask covered. Fisher's eyes and nose but left his mouth free. Fisher breathed air from a tank on his back through a tube in his mouth. He removed the mouth piece long enough to swallow a morsel of food or sip water or soup from a bottle. The food and fresh tanks of air were brought down tc him by associates.. Plane Crash Claims Six Tenn. W-A twin engine plane being demonstrate! to a prospective buyer on a Michi gan-to-Florida trip crunched into a mountain top southeast of here yes terday, killing at least six persons Tennessee Highway Patrolman Lloyd Baker said at Chattanoog early today that a seventh billfold had been found, indicating anothe possible victim. The plane was en route from Pontiac, Mich., to Tampa, when i came in low over the mountain dropped an engine and' thei crashed, throwing wreckage am mangled bodies over an ana, al nost a mite scrota. WASHINGTON HI President Eisenhower's atomic energy law revision won preliminary but ap- parently decisive victory in the House early today, but remained stalled in a Senate debate which continued into the fourth day of round-the-clock sessions. No break was in sight in the Senate despite of adminis- tration leaders to limit the talk. Re- publican leader Knowland of Cal- ifornia said he would keep the ses- sion going until midnight Saturday before recessing until Monday. House action, subject to formal id final roll call votes on Mon- ly, was taken in a marathon ses- on of its own which stretched hours until .a.m. (EOT) jday. The House went all the way irough the 104-page bill, voting langes here and there, but Rep lurray (D-Tenn) forced postpone- ient of the final voting until Mon- ay by a parliamentary maneuver. The Senate debate entered its Oth its fourth of nearly ontinuous 10 a. m: A short time later Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) completed the on hand to revent" disturbances in the strife- orn area, ..the; -power of boss George B. Parr was at stake. under an assault to murder'charge, beamed confidence or the candidates with his support, hivers and Yarborough have.told ally crowds that Parr has prom- ised his support to the other. Both enied "deals" with Parr. Sen. Johnson is opposed by 30- ear-old Dudley T. Dougherty, "a tate representative from Beeville. Johnson has made no formal ampaign and has been in Wash- jigton most of the time. Of the seven congressional races, he most interest has been shown the East Texas district where Rep. Brady Gentry of Tyler is op- posed by former Rep. Lsidley ieckwortii of Gladewater. Beck- worth is trying to regain the seat le resigned.two years ago to make a race for the Senate in which low Sen. Price Daniel defeated lirn. Another congressional race has House Minority Leader Sam Ray- lurn of Bonham opposed by fellow ownsman A. G. McRae, a busi- ness man. Like Johnson, the 72- fear-old Rayburn has made no for- mal campaign. Rayburn, in the Roosevelt and 'ruman administrations, served as peaker of the House longer than my man in history. His election would give him his 22nd term. GOP National Committeeman H J. Porter has said the Republicans lave a chance to elect their can didates in Houston, where Rep. Al- jert Thomas is the incumbent, and n- the Panhandle District where lep. Walter Rogers of Pampa is the incumbent. Shivers was the moving force in 1952 when Texas' Democratic par y organization went over to the Jepublicans to support Dwight D Eisenhower. It-ended with Texas in the Re- publican' column for the first thru since 1928 and the second time since reconstruction days. British Say Big Airliner Was Shot Down by Red Jets HONG KONG big British ikymaster airliner with 18 pef- ons aboard was shot down off the Chinese island of Hainan yes- erday, presumably by Communist iHG jets, it was reported today- Chief Stewardess Iris E. Stobart, ne of eight survivors picked up >y a U. S. Air Force Albatross escue plane, said bullets were re- moved from two of the survivors it Kowloon hospital today. Two octors said one man suffered what might have been a bullet wound, mt that no bullets were recovered. J. Thorburn, Hong Kong Bank ifficial whose wife was rescued, aid a bullet struck her a glancing )low above the ear. He quoted her as saying hullets pattered among the passengers and" unquestionably a number were u't. He said his wife doubted that others were able to escape before he four-engine airliner went to the bottom of the South China Sea. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair to partly cloudy and continued hot Saturday and Sunday. High both days near 100 lew tonight near 75. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy and hot this afternoon, to night and Sunday. WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, with -widely scattered afternoon, and evening thundcrsnowers mostly In Panhandle an Pecos Valley westward. Warmer in Pan handle. ____ EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL Clear to-partly cloudy and hot this after noon, tonight and Sunday. Moderate south erly winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES Fri. P.M. Sat. A-M 95 M H tt Hirt art hw temperatures tor N boors ended al a.m.: 100 sad 77. Him and km' temperatures same t'M longest single speech yet made on the measure after holding the floor for eight hours and four minutes. Except for a 25-minute break early Friday a technicality in- volved in the effort'to limit de-. Senate had been in ses- sion continuously for more than 72 hours. The record unbroken ses- sion of 54 hours, 10 minutes was set in 1915. Morse sought to strike from the bill a provision which would desig- nate the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission as officift spokesman for the com- promise which ended a long fr in committee before the measure reached the floor. He said all five commissioners "should function on the basis of equal responsibility." Many per- sons, he said, are "fearful of the designs" of the present chairman, Lewis L. Strauss. A time-consuming quorum call was demanded in advance of a vote on Morse's amendment. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) appeared ready to take the floor to carry on what Knowland has called a "full- fledged filibuster." French Okay Cease-Fire By 471-14 PARIS Hl-iThe French National Assembly approved the Indochina cease-fire last night by a sweeping 471-14 vote. An Assembly resolution, express- ing satisfaction at the outcome of the'Geneva conference, said the cessation of hostilities was "due, in a large measure, to the decis- ive action" of Premier Pierre Men- des-France. During debate the. Premier clashed with ex-Foreign Minister Georges BidarJt, who attacked the Indochina settlement as another Munich the 1938 agreement which split Czechoslovakia and paved the way for Nazi aggres- ion. Bidault had headed the French delegation at-the three-month Ge- neva conference during the early unsuccessful stages of the negotia- tions. Mendes-France took over the premiership from Joseph Lan iel with the pledge he would bring the Indochina war to an end by July 20 or resign. Son Angelo Rood Engineer Retires AUSTIN of Tom J. Kelly, district engineer at San Angelo for the State Highway De partment, -as of Aug. 31, was an nounced by State Highway Engi neer D. C. Greer today. Kelly has been with the depart ment 35 years. He plans to join the highway research center staf at Tens college. Greer said Jesse A. Snell, now assistant district engineer lit Waco will assume KtOft dutMi Sept. L As-official Hong Kong govern- ment announcement said "there now substantial evidence that the Cathay Pacific .Airways plane, which ditched in the sea off Hauuui slands yesterday morning was hot down by two unidentified ighter planes while on its normal oute from Singapore to Hong Kong. Enquiries are continuing." The announcement was broad- ast by Hong Kong Radio. It gave no source for the report, butpre- umably.the information was sup- jlied by three members of the rew who survived. Newsmen, were barred from talk- ing with survivors, but an official at Kaitak 'Airport quoted Pilot 'hilip Blown of Hong Kong as say- ng the airliner was shot down by fighter planes. A report that Blown had iden- ified the fighters as deadly swept- wing MIG jets could not be con- firmed. Colonial officials and airline spokesmen refused comment. The attacking Communist planes apparently were, based on Hainan, where the Chinese Reds have sev- eral military air fields. Commercial airline routes from Malaya, Indochina and Thailand to long Kong normally detour this sland to the seaward side, but ately some planes have cut the detour short and flown up the easl coast of Hainan just offshore sources here said. Since the Communists tradition ally use 12 miles as the territoria tout this practice would involve some risk. Thorburn, an accountant in the chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, said his wife was semi conscious when she arrived here last night. He quoted her as saving the air liner was attacked by other planes but she could not identify the at lackers. Six Americans were among the 18 persons aboard the plane, five of them members of the L. L Parish family of .Iowa Park, Tex. en route from Bandoeng, Java, to visit his parents. Mrs. Parish ani her daughter, Valerie, were among the rescued. So was P. S. Thatche of Stongington, Conn. In addition to the five passenger and three crewmen rescued, th body of a young Chinese woman was recovered, by the rescue plane. Eyewitnesses.aboard a commer cial plane who saw the Skymaster ditch said three survivors wer picked up by a small boat from Hainan. If they were, they pre- sumably are iu Communist hands The plane went down with on engine afire and sank within a mii ute after hitting the water a shot distance off Hainan. When the rescue plane lands here last night the Injured hustled off to hospitals and no in terviews were crewmen aboard toe plane havi not been allowed to talk with Issue Approved By Slim Margin WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's wheat growers lave voted once again to accept controls on their next year's the margin was the thinnest ever. The outcome means the government will continue >aying high support prices for wheat somewhere he- ween 75 and 90 per cent of parity. The rate is not yet de- cided. But it also means that, in Secretary of Agriculture Ben- son's own terms, on what the fanner can plant in ;955 will be the toughest'ever. Growers supporting controls cast 73.3 per cent of the vote in yes- erday's referendum, the Agricul- ure Department calculated early today. Since a favorable vote of per cent was needed to con- inue controls, the margin was thin indeed much slimmer than was RALPH YARBOROUGH Korea's Rhee South Korean Prest lent -Syngman Rhee flies to Wash ingtoa tomorrow to seek from Pres- dent Eisenhower more economic and military aid r for his 'divided and. The ROK president told news- men today at one of his rare, press onferences, however, thatv.be would not beg for more aid. He did say he wanted to lat funds presently allocated are pent in a proper manner, and dded: "I'm sorry to say and admit bat large sums given for recon- truction are not being used cor ectly." In discussing the possible unifi lation of his country, Rhee struck i much milder unlike pre- 'ious statements in which he sail armed force was the only way to free North Korea from the Com munists. Rhee said that the United Na ions perhaps "can succeed in per suading or somehow forcing" the leds to withdraw. expected from advance indica- ions. i Some farmers light turnout. Tiearly a million were eligible by virtue of planting more than 15 acres of wheat. The outcome was in doubt until North Dakota came in with a whopping majority of "yes" votes o Had controls been rejected, the iupport price of wheat would have dropped to 50 per cent of parity- he standard said by law to give tanners a fair return for their pro- duce compared with their produc- ion costs. But farmers would have been able to grow as much wheat as they wished. The "yes" vote means high sup- ports but stricter-than-usual con- trols on what farmers can plant. The referendum was held under a law which provides for rigid acreage controls whenever the sup- ply of wheat-on hand-it-above "normal." It was the smallest "yes" per- centage ever rolled up In a wheat prograni referendum and com- pares with ?7.2 per cent favorable last year, 82.4 per cent in 1942 and 81 per cent.in 1941. The unofficial totals complete, official figures won't be available for 'three or four weeks show fanners voted for the control program and against. One year ago the vote "yes" and "no." it's 'not known now' at exactly what level wheat supports will be pegged next present law would set this at 90 per cent of parity. But Congress is considering President Eisenhower's recom- mendation of a flexible system ranging from 75 to 90 per cent The House has passed a scale sliding from 82% to 90 per cent. The Sen- ate hasn't acted but its Agricul- ture Committee recommends con- tinuation at a rigid 90 per cent. Under the program voted yes- terday, each fanner is allotted a wheat acreage allotment. If he plants more he must pay a penalty of 45 per cent of parity on the produced on the excess acreage. Rep. Al Camp J. Navy Hospital WASHINGTON HI Rep. Al Camp, Democrat of Georgia, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital early today of a liver ailment. Married and the .father of two children, Camp would have been 62 years old Monday. He had been under hospital treatment a number of months. The congressional veteran was first elected to the House in 1939 and has served continuously since hen. He was the sixth House mem- wr to die since the present Con- gress was chosen in November, 1952. His death, together with the res- ignation last Wednesday Bep. Louis B. Heller House lineup at 219 Republicans, 211. Democrats and 1 independent All other vacancies except these two have been filed. In the Senate overaitfit'jewion, debate on the atomic energy, bill was interrupted whfle-'Sen.''Gore a onetime Housermem- ber, delivered, a brief eulogy ..on his onetime colleague. Camp was born in Cpweta Coun- ty, Ga., part of the district he la- ter represented in Congress) and got his early education in public schools there. He attended the Uni- versity of Georgia, earned; a bachelor of laws degree and set- tled down in 1915 to practice law. N 100-Degree Heat Due to Continue Saturday stood a good chance of chalking up the eighth straight day of 100-degree or hotter weath- er here. That prediction was made by the U. S. Weather Bureau. The temperature was expected to be in the vicinity of 100 as a maximum both Saturday and Sunday. SOUTH RISES AGAIN Miss USA Wins Beauty Crown of Miss Universe LONG BEACH, Calif..W A redded daughter of the Confed- eracy, who has more curves than the Dixie highway, today holds the twin titles of Miss TJ.S.A. and Miss Universe. Miriam Stevenson, a 21-year-old college senior from Winnsboroi S.C., last night made the, first grand sweep in tbe three-year his- tory of the international beauty contest Runners up to the winsome Southern lass were Maria Martha Rocha of Brazil, Virginia June Lee of Hong Kong, Regina Ernst of Bremen, Germany, and RagnhBd Clausson of that order. Miss Stevenson not only was vot- ed the world's most beautiful wom- an but also got back her luggage, t ever siace she arrived here a week ago yesterday. She said .that first of. all "I want to thank South Carolina for giving me the opportunity to corne here." Then'to reporters she said: "If you-all evah come down to South Carolina, I'll cook you toe biggest heapm' plate of corn pone, bcminy griU an' hsm bocks yon etah saw." StM said her victory came' m a complete surprise to her. camfcere I very much to she added, "but when I saw all these beauti- ful girls from all over the world all I could do was hope." The runners-up took defeat smil- ngiy, especially Miss lad been widely considered the fa- vorite to win. Heretofore the pa- geant has produced two winners Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe: Miss Stevenson has blue eyes blond hair, stands 5 feet 6 and weighs 120. She measures 3S inches at tbe bust and hips and 24 inches at the waist la the movies she would be con- sidered tbe wholesome, aU-Ameri- can girl type handsome and happy. She says she has no steady boy friend. Miss Universe said her senior year at Lander College in Green- wood, will have to wait a while because: I want to take crack at this business." The Hiss Universe and Hiss U.S.A. crowns carry with them al- most identical sets of priMS. Each set includes convertible, a 13-week contract at UnrnrsaUo- ternaUoaal Hork Studio and about a half dona pieces at Jewelry. Whether Nisi SteTewon wtfl n- earn both fail si vBcartaia. Jadgas meet today to decide. One official said he thought one car might go to Miss Brazil as first runner-up and there was speculation she might receive other prizes as well. Each of the foreign finalists said she thought the choice was a one. Miss Brazil said: "If I bad been a judge I would have voted for Miss South Carolina too." She told a reporter she is in no hurry to return to her native coun- try. She first will visit a married sister in Grand Rapids, Mich., and another in Revere, Mass. "Maybe 111 find American hus- she said, "and stay here too like my sisters." Miss Hong Kong- said she couldn't believe that-she bad come ia third. Miss Sweden aba would like to stay a while in this country, bat' her plans are undecided. >lisi Ernst, IS, said she was hap- py and surprised she fared soweD in the contest She told a reporter she had learned some EncHsk she arrived, includiag "aaak you very much." x Judges included actms Laurie. Juha "MTmnhrl Earl Wiboa, ibtfaaar. Albert Varpi aad Tsaa wto took tte ;