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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOTŒfje Obtiene Report er~Jietas mo«»™'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 36 Associated Press (AP). ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« i , SHERIFF OUSTED—Russell County Sheriff H. Ralph Mathews (right) sits with Lt. Col. Jack Warren of Birmingham, an Alabama National Guardsman, at Phenix City, Ala. Mathews was ousted from office and Warren took over his duties as martial law was clamped on wide-open Phenix City. ______________ Ike Wins Battle in House But Can't Break Filibuster Shivers, Yarborough Both Claim Victory Success of Wheat Election in Doubt BULLETIN W ASHINGTON. July 24 (Saturday» UW—The House early today defeated. 172-115, a proposal to block President Elsenhower’s directive placing new private power facilities in the Tennessee Valley. to produce power commercially. But when an identical amendment was offered in the House by Rep. Metcalf (D-Mont>, Eisenhower lieutenants in that chamber showed they were in complete control. Quickly, the House ditched the Metcalf plan and substituted one by Rep. Cole R-NY), which declares in effect: Nothing in atomic law authorizes BULLETIN WASHINGTON, July 24 (Saturday) —The nation’s wheat growers voted today by the narrowest of margins to fix marketing quota controls for the 1955 crop. WASHINGTON. July 23 <* — Mounting returns in a national wheat quota referendum indicated tonight that the widely-predicted success of the quota vote was in doubt. More than one-third of those who cast a whopping 87.2 per cent fa- j vorable vote last year appeared to be staying away from the polls and with returns in from 21 states, the controls were being rejected by a narrow margin. Agriculture Department officials said that the surprising trend apparently was the result of the confused status of congressional legislation on price supports, with Seethe A EC to sell or distribute any retarv Benson feuding with many electricity except that produced as | members of both political parties said that one of the apparent explanations for the surprising vote was the failure of many farmers to understand just what the ballots meant. A “no” vote would permit farmers to grow more than the allotted 55 million acres of wheat but they were to be guaranteed no more than 50 per cent of parity, the price declared by law to be fair by farmers in relation to the things they buy. CAR 'COOLS' OFF IN LAKE SWEETWATER. July 23. (RNS>— L. J. Hensley of Sweetwater wanted to take a look at Lake Sweetwater Thursday —but his car beat him to it. He drove alone to the lake and parked on a downhill point near the water. Hensley got out. As he was walking toward the lake, his car rolled into the water. A wrecker pulled the vehicle from water 20 feet deep. Aside from being waterlogged, the car wasn’t hurt. Candidates End Race With Rallies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Allan Shivers and attorney Ralph Yarborough came to the end of their primary campaign for the governor’s office Friday, with each making the customary day-before-election sounds of confidence. Shivers spoke at Victoria Friday afternoon, then headed for Wood-ville, for a hometown rally. He planned to stay at his Woodville farm to hear the returns Saturday night. Yarborough wound up his cam- a byproduct in its research plants On the Senate side of the capital, the talkfest passed its 58th hour at 8 p m, and the White House declared "the filibuster ... is jeop- over the support lev el. A favorable vote of 66.7 per cent was required to fix quota controls on 55 million acres for wheat production. With 21 states counted, IN TAYLOR COUNTY Heavy Voie Seen; Result Disputed WASHINGTON. July 13 B—In a terntic. two-front struggle over atomic legislation, the Eisenhower administration won a big skirmish in the House tonight but still faced ■ wi »OTAKJ RURftlARY a stone wall erected by filibuster-    1    AN    KvjLA K T ing senators. By a »landing vote of 161-118, the House approved a provision designed to keep the Atomic Energy Commission out of the business of producing power for commercial purposes. The administration bill, a broad revision of present atonic law. pro ardizing enactment of key items in the favorable percentage was 60.1 the legislative program.”    1    per    cent. This year, farmers voted The White House attitude was to grow 62 million acres of wheat Polls in the first Democratic Primary open at 8 a.m. today, with both sides in the governor's race predicting victory. They close at 7 p.m. In the 11-hour interval Taylor Countians. as well as other Texans, will See FIGHT, P*. 5-A. Col. 5 Snyder Youth Given Suspended Sentence ROBY. July 23. <RNS'— Floyd trial until last Friday: and that vide* among other things for in- [ Gilbert. 17. Snyder youth, was trial had not been requested by    number    of votes last year vitmg private business    into    the    found guilty of bur giary of the C&C    the district attorney.    He explained    ^    Pessary field of    atomic power    for    peace-    Drug in Rotan last November and    that    a change in district attor-    was    running over the    n .    _ was given a two-year suspended    neys    after the fir-t    of the year    margin    for success    o    ..    , sentence in Judge Owen Thomas,    was    responsible for    delay from    but    the    margin was    17 per    ce 104th    District    Court in Roby Fri-    those quarters. “It was    just    a lower    than last    when day    I    case of no one asking for a set* cent of Kansas farrmrs Prosecutors    were    District Attor-    ting.” he added.    ; qwla    controls. Abilene and Judge Thomas    said that    he' Agriculture Department F. Grindstaff    thought the eight    months    in jail In the 21 states counted up to decide who will be Texas' next 10 p m. the vote for the controls governor. Shivers or Yarborough, was 41.359; the vote against was Friday night opposing political 27 589, The total votes cast in those leaders of Taylor County saw eye states was about 60 per cent of the , to eye on the outcome—their votes from those states last year, j candidate is go.ng to win. Nearly all of the absentees seemed ; R M. Wagsta& Shivers Taylor to be the farmers who had voted , county campaign manager, “yes” last year.    j    , The biggest opposition margins were rolled up in Ohio and Illinois, which gave nearly two-thirds favorable votes last year. Kansas, which cast the second made the statement that “Shivers will carry Taylor County decisively' and will carry the state." On the other hand. “Yarborough will carry Taylor County by a sizeable margin and will win the governor’s race.” predicts Joe Revnolds. chairman of the Taylor has here will be heavy tomorrow but the predicted figures differ. Wagstaff predicted between 10,-000 and 11.000 votes will be cast, with Reynolds predicting around 9,000.    * Even with a heavy voting turnout, the number of votes cast will County Yarborough for Governor iall short o{ the 13 ^ votes cast Club. W^en the final vote is counted Saturday night, someone is going to be proved wrong. The rival Taylor County political leaders agree that the vote nev Tom Todd of time purposes. Administration men contend that is in accordance with the American system of free enterprise but their critics, mostly Democrats, argue that the bill is so drawn as to turn vast national atomic resources over to “private j County Attorney H monopoly.” Last night, in the midst of its marathon se**ion, the Senate dealt a blow to the administration on this issue On motion of Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo*, it voted 45-41 to authorize the Atomic Energy Commission and other federal agencies to build plants big enough aides NEWS INDEX SECTION A Worn»»»'» new*..... Sport« ........... Oil nows SECTION B Editorial* ......... Comics ........ Form, Rodio-TV I Of 4 4 7 . • of Rotan.    iwas sufficient punishment for the Selection of the jury’ began at offense considering the extreme 9 a in Friday and the case went youth of the defendant, and that to trial at 10 40 The defendant he hoped that it would be a les-entered a plea of not guilty. son to him. He put the defen-The case went to the jury at dant under a $500 personal bond 4 20 p m. and a verdict was reach- and instructed that he report to ed at 4 45 p.m.    ■ the court every six months until j The jury foreman was J E Kiser the two-year-period was ended. j of Sylvester.    j    Defendant    Testifies After sentence was passed by * The defendant, represented by the court. Judge Thomas said he F. C. Awforth of the law firm of 'NO CHANGE OF MIND' WASHINGTON. July 13 i»—Sec-retary of State Dulles, challenging Russia's good faith, today rejected Moscow's bid for new talks Election Day Weather Hoi Election day in Abilene will be hot and dry. the Weather Bureau said Friday night. .....    ___ ..    „ _________ ___________ __    High temperatures both Saturday wanted    to    make    clear that    the    Park and Hemphill of Snyder    and    and Sunday will be near    too de- youth had    remained    in jail    in    by    Clay Coggins, Roby,    took    the    grees. Skies will be clear    to par - Roby eight months without a trial j stand at 2 p.m.    ;    ly    cloudy. because no one had requested a Gilbert stated that on the night A cool front that blustered i seiim*    of    th. alU-MHl burglary    he    »a,! northwest Tex« early    Friday, lie said    the defendant had not,    on a    road traveling between a requested    trial; the defendant's    town    in California and Flagstaff, Ariz.. and that he had not been in Rotan since 1948 He    said that the three boys    j    tM    .    _______ charged with him in the offense Ul^es 0    1    °*\r     " were his traveling companions. His testimony was refutation of a written statement signed by Gilbert last Dec. 8. and entered by the ¡»late as exhibit one. In the statement read by the state. Gilbert gave detailed description of the burglary wtth which he SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS Busy dav. Busv dav! There’s no rest for the newspaperman on election dav. He has to cover precinct conventions . . . interview politicians ... ana find out who won and who lost so readers of Sunday morning's Repoiter-News can read about the most vital function in democracy—the ELECTION- THE ELECTION—Sunday’s Reporter-News readers will see the election through the eyes of skilled reporters, writers and correspondents who will present a full account of the big event that will be found only in The Reporter-News.    ^    .    _    . You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. counsel had not requested Dulles Turns Down Reds' Bid for Talks Pacific." he said In « statement “If the tree nations which have a stake in this area will now work together to avail themselves of on atomic weapons. Germany, Ko- j present opportunities ir. the light rea and Europe in the wake of the of past experience, then the loss stalled between Amarillo and Lubbock Friday night and left most of the state still sweltering. Friday was the seventh consecutive dav Abilene has had tempera- Three more heat victims were admitted to the hospital at Dal-: las. where the 19th straight day of 100-plus temperature was chalked up Dallas had 106 degrees, the highest recorded in the state Friday. Set YOI TH, Pg. 5-A, Cel. 5 THE WEATHER Geneva conference.    i of the present may leau to a gain 7    ,    .    ,    .    •    | at DKFARl Ml XT Ot COMMERCE Russia will haws to change its for the tuture    •    mixihik    hi    hi m basic attitude, he said, before it, Dulles met witb reporters a few abiu nc and vicinity    yi#*< to #ii    i    l    ,,    ,    ,    lL’iil»..    Mrtlt rkiad} *ih! txinllBiwd hat Satur* would be profitable to discuss hours after I nuerseeietary waller -w} Sunday. Huh urmp««tur* b«th these major East West deadlocks    B Smith returned from the Geneva    «ora <>*«r iw    a*«***. Low sot««*» around the conference table 'Far East conference saying the    north centrai tkxas cw«> At a news conference, Dulles    partition of    Indochina was the    >•    **hki>    *nd    tv*    *»<i said “prompt steps will be taken j “best which    we could have pos- lo forge an anti Communist alb    sibly obtain    under tlie circuni* ance in Southeast Asia lo block any stance*' further Red aggression in th»* area Dulles said free nations could draw a defense line around not only countries bordering on Indo chma but the non-Commumsl parts of Indochina itsell even though they might not be members of the alliance. * Th« important thing from now •u is not to mourn the past but to sen« th« future opportunity to prevent the loss in Northern Viet Nam from leading to the extension of communism throughout Southeast Asia and th« Southwest Smith, top I S delegate at Gen eva, expi essed disagreement with critics who have denounced the Indochina settlement as “another Munich ” “Munich is a damn poor term.” he snapped. “At Munich things were given away when there was no fighting. This is war ” In rejecting Moscow » latest bid for international conferences with the West, Dulles said the United States has gone far m testing SOMMI-    _    , WKST TK\ SS CWai earns ol»ud\ WHh inalai**» *11*1 m*!« ami *v*niM Mwn* d*i »ho»*!* SalurdA) >«nd Sund*)’ k vs r imi mu th e* s i r vi. tkxas tirar to    ck>u<l>    and    hot    S*t*ie«lay •nd Sunday Tt wr» R VTl RK* r»i F W I SO    ss Ï »0    «<• J Kl    •* 4 SO    .......    «* s to     ...... ** » *0   0* 7 «i    ..    SS •I Fl. V ss M HI mi 7f S3    *    SO St ......... * Jo ......... St as ........ w    «•    ....... ...... »1    U    SO      ...    — 43    tl    30 Mi*lt and k»w lampatalul*» hx 34 Saura andad at a 9» f in »«' *'"» 7* t!i*h and law irim*r»i«M4 mum dal* tart    SO    and    71. sun**« tarn nughl T 43 R ni Suitrlnr to Russia's good faith but nas found <u> * 4» » sun*« tmutit    ,n * t I Harom*i*r roadtn« •» * * l’ » •*!V* l«Kh#».l results entirely negative so far. I k*uuv« rmbmrs •« ■* » p ™    | USA#a M. M. Brooks Hurt In Wreck Near Roby ROBY. July 23 RNS» — M M Brooks, 53, of 426 Grape St . Abilene, was injured at 7 p.m. Friday when his 1946 Ford ran off a curved road and overturned three times. He is a brother of Maurice Brook*, Abilene attorney. M M Brooks was tah».‘n to L allan Hospital in Hotan, where his physical) said be suffered bruise , fractured ribs and possible internal injuries. Sheriff H L Wilkins said that the accident happened on a curve east of the Carnker Seed Farm, about five miles east of Roby on Highway l«o. Brooks was headed from Anson toward Roby. He apparently lost control e( the car on a curve the sheriff said, and went off the south *ide of the road. The ear overturned three times, then landed upright on its wheels field The auto was demo- Mrs. Granny Masters, Widow Of Civil War Vet, Dies at 97 ROTAN. July 2J t RNS»—Mrs. William iGranny' Masters of the Hobbs community, who would have been 98 on Aug. 28, died at 10 30 a m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Aaron Mrs Aaron lives eight miles Christ, is to officiate. Burial is to be in Hobbs Cemetery under direction of the Wea-thersbee Funeral Home of Rotan. Grandsons will be the pallbear- ers. Mrs Masters had been a mem* two years ago. At that time approximately 20,000 persons heki poll tax receipts and were eligible voters, as compared to about 13.000 eligible voters this year. Both Wagstaff and Reynolds believed their candidate will have a sound margin in Taylor County and will carry a majority of the counties in this area. Taylor County races have been in the shadow of the governor s ; race but they have taken on more 1 color during the last week of campaigning. The contested County races are for treasurer, Mrs. L. Q. Campbell vs. Mrs. Bob Haile: and for county school superintendent, Clive Pierce vs H L. Gay. All are seeking a first term. Leadership at Stake Leadership of the county Democratic Party is a third county-w ide race w’hich has generated steam. Seeking the post are Henry Dos-cher, who is for Yarborough, and C. G. Whitten, who is for Shivers. The winner will replace Roscoe Blankenship. Democratic precinct conventions will be held at each voting place, beginnng at 2 p.m. Any voter may attend the convention at the box where he is qualified to vote. During the day the Republicans will comply with the law by combining their primary election and precinct conventions, beginning at 2 p.m. They will cast their votes on an uncontested state slate when they gather for their precinct meetings at the homes of precinct chairmen. paign in Denton and Dallas. He said he will listen in Austin as the vote» are counted. The 46-year-old governor’s bid for an unprecedented third elective term and the 51-year-old Austin lawyer’s second attempt to beat him all but eclipsed other races in the Democratic primary. Johnson Opposed Those inc uded a race between U.S. Sen. Lyndon Johnson, seeking his second term, and State Rep. Dudley T. Dougherty of Beeville. Also running for reelection wa* U. S. Rep. Sam Rayburn of Bonham, former speaker of the House, opposed in his bid for a 22nd term by A. G. McRae, Bonham businessman. Seven other Texas congressmen also are opposed for reelection. Ten are unopposed and in three districts—the 5th (Dallas', 14th (Cor-us Christi and South Texas» and 15th (Rio Grande Valley)—the incumbents are retiring. The governor’s race grew increasingly intense as the campaign wound up. Conservative-Liberal Fight There are two candidates for governor besides Yarborough and Shivers, but little has been heard from them. J.J. Holmes, Austin builder, has campaigned on a platform of opposition to “horrible comic books.” Cyclone Davis, bearded body and fender repairman who lives and works under a Dallas bridge, came out. as he ha» in many unsuccessful campaign» in the past, for bigger pensions for the old folks. The basic issue in the race between Shivers and Yarborough is the fight between the conservative Democrats, represented by th« governor, and the Liberals, represented by Yarborough. The governor backed President See CAMPAIGN. Pg. 5-A, Col. < POLLS NOT TO CLOSE DURING PARTY PARLEYS Polls will not be closed Saturday during the Democratic precinct conventions, Roscoe Blankenship. Taylor County Democratic chairman said Friday night. “But as many voters and election officials as possible are urged to take part in the conventions," he added. Mrs. Dallas Scarborough challenged the legality of a motion adopted Thursday afternoon by the Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee permitting the cessation of voting while the precinct conventions are in session. "1 don’t know whether it < th« moton1 is illegal or not.” Blankenship said. “I think it would depend more on th« election judge and the size of the crowd that was there. southwest of Rotan. Mrs. Masters ber of the Church of Christ for had been bedridden for a number 55 years. of years.    Her survivors are two daughters. She was born Mary Louise Olney Mrs. Aaron and Mrs. L ee W il in New Madrid. Mo. on Aug. 28. Iiams. both of the Hobbs com 1856 She was reared near St j mumties; lour sons. L.on and Ed Joseph’s Bayou, which empties of Rotan. Charlie of Weatherford into the Mississippi River.    *nd Tom of Abilene; 21 grand- , .    ...    I    children. 22 great-grandchildren, in 1172 d» moved to Tex- *,«,    grandchild her parents. Mr. ana Mis J. c    _    ....    .................... Olney, settling on the old Charlie Goodnight ranch in Palo Pinto County. Later they moved near Albany In 1876. sh«    was    married    to    a I Civil War veteran.    William    Mas ters, then a construction foreman for the Texas Central Railway. The couple moved to Comanche to farm in 1909. Later they moved to Fisher County, farming in various communities before settling in the Hobbs area As the widow of a Ciwl War veteran. Granny's pension grew    ^    ^    ___________________ fruBi $8 »fl*r her husband s death    burned over more than 90 per in 1927 to the $100 she wus re Ct,nt    body    when a container ceiving monthly at the tune of    oi    inflamable    mixture    in the her death.    I    trash    exploded    from a    nearbj    fir«. Four years ago. she was one of    the    sun of Mr. and Mr*, six surviving widows of Conteder j    l, Huse of Sweetwater. Other ate soldiers    1    survivors    are    two    brothers,    Karl Funeral services will be at 3    D.    and    Omar    Huse;    and three p in Sunday in the Hotan Church    sisters.    Omer.    a twin    of    Omar, of Christ James F Pleasant», minister of the Roby Church of Sweetwater Youth Dies From Bums SWEETWATER, July 23 'RNS) — John Huse. 18, died in Sweetwater Hospital about 8; 30 p m. Friday from burns suffered Thursday afternoon while unloading tra>h at the Sweetwater dump grounds. The youth, an emploje of the H. T Harris Trash Hauling firm. Defection Ruins U. S. Spy Network BERLIN. July 23 UP—Soviet-1 Western Intelligence heard recontrolled East Germany broad- ports that a roundup already may be underway of East Germans who regularly send out information on Soviet activities. Some doubt remained whether John. 44. was kidnaped by the Reds or defected East on his own Tuesday night. John headed an antisubversiv« activities bureau known as the Protection of and Joyce and Ida Belle Huse. All are of Sweet water. cast tonight that Dr. Otto John, West German security chief, fled voluntarily to the Communist zone. He has information which could wreck the West's whole counter-spy network in East Germany. John, sometimes called “the man with a thousand secrets," left West Berlin three days ago and v anished in the East seotoE Some , Kederal office for Western authorities clung to the Constitution theory he had been kidnaped. The East German radio said In its special broadcast John’s task now would be to work for reunification of all Germany. It presented during the broadcast a voice It said was that of the missing West Genu an Intelligence chief. It was the first word from the East about the man whose dis appearance may force the United States and Britain to overhaul all their underground operations in the East Zone. He regularly exchanged information with American and British intelligence and as a result had first hand knowledge of at least th« high spots of their activities hi East Germany. One Western authority, believing that the case dealt a body blow to th« Allied counterspy network, »aid John aLso knew the identity of several hundred persons in the Soviet 1 one who fed information to the West.Polls Open at 8 a.m.... Vote... Attend Precinct Meets ;

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