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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR .WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVEIIIE FINAL VOL. LXX1V, NO. 38 Pnm (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 26, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Heat Record May Fail as 108 Forecast Abilene is faced with more blistering hot weather Monday and Tuesday the mercury topped at 105 degrees Sunday for the second hottest day of the year. Despite the high temperatures Sunday a trace of rain wars re- corded at the Municipal Airport between and p.m. The rain dropped temperature to 96. Hottest day this year, so far, was recored on July 13 when a peak of 107 was reached. But this record may topple. At p.m. Monday, temperature in Abilene was 103 degrees and Weather -Bueau personnel said the high might reach 108 degrees. Before Sunday, the last rain re- corded at Municipal Airport was a trace on July 14. The weather man said that more traces of rain may fall over Abilene Monday evening. Texas Ranchers To Gel Grains In Drought Areas DALLAS government offi- cial says grains probably will be made available soon to Texas farmers and cattlemen suffering from the drought. The prediction was made yester- day by Robert Ragains of Wash- ington. He is on the staff of the Farmers Home Administration, which carries out the federal emer- gency drought, feed program. Hay has been the only feed avail- able under the federal feed plan. Grains will come from surplus slocks of the Commodity Credit Corp. Ragains will meet tomorrow and Tuesday with committees from 23 Central Texas counties which Pres- ident Eisenhower has declared at drought-disaster area. The commit- tees will be asked to help decide who should get government feed help and the amount. Whom Did Parr Support! Figures Don't Show Bloc DALLAS Gov. Shivers and Ralph Yarborough accused each other of having political boss George Parr's support in the 79th judicial district. H either one did, it didn't show up at an'overall bloc vote. Texas Election Bureau reports from Jim Wells, Brooks, Starr, and Duval County showed Shivers lead- ing by .a total district vote of to An estimated 900 votes were still uncounted in Starr Coun- ty. Each candidate led in two coun- ties. The breakdown by counties: Starr: Shivers Yarborough 782. Duval: Shivers Yarbor- ough 3.016. Jim Wells: Shivers Yarbor- ough Brooks: Shivers 849, Yarborough Heroic French Nurse Visiting in America NEW YORK W-Lt Genevieve de Galard-Terraube, heroine of Dien Bien Phu, told a welcoming crowd at Idlewild Airport today that do not deserve this honor, for I have only done my duty." The 29-year-old nurse, acclaimed for her work among the wounded of the ill-fated Indochinese for- tress, arrived by plane from Paris as an official guest of the United States. (Staff pbota ay Daye Bramataa) WHAT'S MY NAME? pocketbook gives no clues CAN HE ENLIST? No-Nome Recruit Puzzles Air Force By EARLE WALKER Air Force recruiters, city police and the FBI- were cooperating Monday to unravel a mystery re- garding a would-be airman., They are trying to help a young six-footer to enlist in the Air Force all admitted his was the most confusing application they ever ran into. They must help him prove that: (1) He has been born. (2) He is a U. S. citizen. (3) He has a name, and what it is. The youth, who believes him- self to be about 13, told Air Force recruiters that-he goes by the name of Don Lee but doesn't-have any idea what his: name really is. He'stated Where he wai'bprn, the flate of his birth, who iwera who reared him, the names 6 any companies where he has work ed. .He said he has no Social Se- curity card, and never has had one. Went to School "Don" said he attended public school at South Ranchito, Calif., through the ninth grade. He went by the name of Charles Dun while in school, he stated. The only family he can remem- ber ever living with was an itin- erant family in California. He doesn't know what their name was. The man of that group picked fruit, mowed lawns and held othei temporary jobs and was always moving from one place to another with his family. "While traveling 'around with this bunch, "Don" said he, too, picked fruit and did other odd jobs. "Don" related Monday that when he was "9 or 10 years the transient family deserted him WiH Pep Up Your VACATION As only Alley Oop would put it- come clean with the rest of your family and let them read their fa- vorite comics while vacationing! Phone 4-7271 and have the Abilene Reporter-News mailed to you so your vacation won't be a washout! TAUNT BRINGS RESULTS Join VFW; Long, Hot Walk Due Abflene's Clayton M. Leach Post third largest Veterans of For- eign Wars organization in the world, has completed a member- snip drive that will: 1. Set a new record member- ship for the Abilene post. J. Start Holt Barber of Dumas attempting to walk from his home in the Texas Panhandle to Abi- 3. Bring national and other state VFW officials to Abilene. 4, Be the signal for a gala barbe- cue and entertainment for Abilene VFW members. the membership drive was the remit of a taunt from Barber that M would walk barefooted from DOTOM to Abilene if the Abilene pott memberi for 19M, Barber wu TCXM VFW chief itaff wim hi Abilene officers into attempting to make the membership. His position with the VFW was an appointive one and after the VFW command was changed in Fort Worth in June Barber turned over his job to J. M. Dickson of Luling. However, when Barber was re- minded of his promise last week when the Abilene post lacked 41 members he said he would still attempt to make good his prom ise. In a whirlwind drive that took less than four days the Abilene post completed its goal and set the wheels in motion to get the na tional officials and state high brats to Abilene. The post will hold its celebra titm rites in September after VFW national o OS U lit. low XoKbr H. Tncxlw 100. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Ox U partly cfcBdr aid tot thrmja witli ifolated afternoon aad evutex UUBH fenlontu. EAST TEXAS PuUy doedr warm through Tatfday, with wMel? scat-' toed ttroBtenkiiKn. Moderate miterl; irindf oa the rwcemtnf aonbtriy. SOUTH CE.STJUL TEXAS Partlr1 OnO aad M Tpettar, win' totaled thudcnlXKnil. MMente aniM- mtertr wM> UN, eoart, IMwau variable TMUar. IBJIFKBATmtKS Son. P.M. MM. AM. S
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