Abilene Reporter News, July 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 26, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND HOT / f:ihe IttnTene ISltport y rirruTïHTR ti W till til u FINAL"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 38 Heat Record MaY Fall as 108 Forecast Abilene is faced with more blistering hot weather Monday and Tuesday after 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 recorded at the Municipal Airport between 6:35 and 6:40 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 12:30 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 recorded at Municipal Airport was a trace on July 14. The weather man said that more traces of rain may fall over Abilene Monday evening. AuocuiMeà Preai (AP) arti.knE. TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 6c, SUNDAY 10c 2 Red Planes Gunned From Rescue Area U. S. Announces High Sea Attack (SUff phoU by D»y* BrambeM) WHAT’S MY NAME? . .. pocketbook gives no clues Texas Ranchers To Get Grains In Drought Areas DALLAS (ffV-A government official says grains probably will be made available soon to Texas farmers and cattlemen suffering from the drought. The prediction was made yesterday by Robert Ragains of Washington. He is on the staff of the Farmers Home Administration, which carries out the federal emergency drought feed program. Hay has been the only feed avail-sible under the federal feed plan. Grains will come from surplus stocks of the Commodity Credit Corp. Ragains will meet tomorrow and Tuesday with committees from 23 Central Texas counties which President Eisenhower has declared a drought-disaster area. The committees wiU be asked to help decide who should get government help and the amount. CAN HE ENLIST? No-Name Recruit Puzzles Air Force Whom Did Parr Support! Figures Don't Show Bloc DALLAS (iFV-Both Gov. Shivers and Ralph Yarborough accused each other of having political boss George Parr's supfiort in the 7^h judicial district. If either wie did, it didn’t show up as an overall bloc vote. Texas Election Bureau reports from Jim Wells, Brooks, Starr, and Duval County showed Shivers leading by a total district vote of 8,876 to 8,122. An estimated 900 votes were still uncounted in Starr County. Each candidate led in two counties. The breakdown by counties: Starr: Shivers 2.596, Yarborough 782. Duval: Shivers 1,368, Yarborough 3.016. Jim Wells: Shivers 4,061, Yarborough 3,276. Brooks: Shivers 849. Yarborough 1,048. By EARLE WALKER Air Force recruiters, city police and the FBI were cooperating Monday to unravel a mystery regarding a would-be airman.. They are trying to help a young six-footer to enlist in the Air Force —but 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 himself to be about 19, 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 that he doesn’t know: Wlwre he was bom, the date of his birth, who his parents were, who reared him, the names of jmy companies where he has worked. He said he has no Social Security 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 remember ever living with was an itinerant family in California. He doesn’t know what their name was. The man of that group picked fruit, mowed lawns and held other 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 old,” the transient family deserted him Rutherford Wins Over Ken Regan without warning, leaving him to root for himself. Since that time, “Don” said, he has knocked around in a lot of places, doing odd jobs, yard work soda fountain work, etc. He said he has lived in California, Okla homa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. The youth said he worked on oil rigs for several oil companies at Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He said he worked as a soda fountain em ploye for a drug store it Dallas 1 But he couldn’t remember the names of the oil firms or the drug company. “Don” needs a temporary job in Abilene for a couple of weeks, until he can complete his Air Force enlistment. The Air Force is going to furnish him subsistence pay for a few days, while efforts to enlist him are under way. Abilene city police and the FBI are to run checks on the youth in an attempt to establish his identity, birth place, birth date and other necessary facts. “Don” is six feet two inches tall, has hazel eyes and fair complexion and weighs 225 pounds. He appears intelligent and has a good personality. By TIM PARKER Associated Press Staff State Sen. J. T. Rutherford of Odessa barely ousted Rep. Ken Regan of Midland from office in their see-saw Democratic primary race. Rutherford’s victory showed up Monday in complete, uitofficial returns to the Texas Election Bureau. Regan was the second congressman defeated in the Saturday primary. A victory by Mayor Jim Wright of Weatherford over Rep. Wingate Lucas of Grapevine became apparent Sunday. Another incumbent was clinging to a narrow margin Monday, but most were back in office. Two runoff battles in races to succeed retiring congressmen were assured. Rutherford beat Regan by a final total of 25.241 votes to 25,052. the Election Bureau's count showed. Wright had 33,650 votes to 21,793 for Lucas in the latest count. DALLAS OB—Returns to the Texas Election Bureau at 10:45 a.m. today on Saturday’s Democratic primary voting in the congressional races: Dik. 1 fll counties), returns from 8 counties 8 complete: Pat-man 30,062, Simmons 21,580, Wright 3,564. Dist. 3 (8 counties), returns from 8 counties 6 complete: Beckworth 30,606, Gentry 31,877. Dist. 4 (7 counties), returns from counties 6 complete: McRae 9,950, Rayburn 29,520, Dist. 5 (Dallas), Connally 10.819, Hackler 13,373, Holley 5,576 Jackson 5,379, Savage 25,852. Dist. 9 (15 counties), returns from 15 counties 11 complete: Kennedy 23. 759, Thompson 43,318, Dist, 12 (5 counties), returns from 5 counties I complete: Lucas 21,793, Wright 33,650. Dist. 14 (19 counties), returns from 16 counties 11 complete: Bell 26,768, Dewitt 47, Garrett 14,931, Scott 5,782, Shir^man 21,532. Dist. 15 (13 counties) returns from 13 counties 9 complete: Hudson 16,877, Kilgore 22,247. 1 Dist. 16 (19 counties), returns from 19 counties 16 complete: Regan 24,915, Rutherford 25,162. Dist. 18 (28 counties), returns from 2» counties 25 complete; Crawford 4,175, Kemp 5,770, Rogers 44,924. Dist. 21 (27 counties), returns from 27 counties 20 complete; Con-nally 18.189, Fisher 36,422. Rep. Brady Gentry of Tyler in the 3rd District clung to his lead over former Rep. Lindley Beck-worth of Gladewater, 31,877 to 30,606. A runoff was certain in the 14th (South Texas) District between state Sen. John Bell of Cuero, who had 26,768 votes, and state Sen. William Shireman of Corpus Chris-ti, who had 21,532, in a 4-man race to succeed retiring Rep. John Lyle of Corpus Christi. Another runoff was assured in Dallas County’s 5th District between former state Democratic chairman Wallace Savage and attorney Leslie Hackler Jr. Complete unofficial returns gave Savage, a former Dallas mayor, 25,852 votes and Hackler 13,373 in a 5-man race to succeed retiring Rep. Frank Wilson. Shivers Still Ahead As Runoff Certain WASHINGTON m — Two U.S. carrier planes shot down two Red Chinese fighters which jumped them as they were searching over the weekend for survivors of the British airliner downed by the Communists Friday. The State Department announced the incident today with a denunciation of “Chinese Communist brutality” in attempting to interfere with a humanitarian rescue. In a quick foilow-up, Adm. Felix Stump, commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, told a news conference U.S. fliers are under instructions to be “quick on the trigger” if a hostile pass is made at them. Stump said the policy is this: “If any U.S. plane is attacked or approached with obvious hostile intent, it will fire back. In other words, you don’t have to wait and get your head blown off to shoot back.” Support Glvea In Cwigress, there were prompt expressions of support for the action of the U.S. airmen. House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) said; “If the Chinese Reds attack rescue ships on the high seas, there was no other alternative for the U.S. planes but to shoot back. We must let them know that we are ready to protect all of our rights.” The incident was annminced to the Senate by Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican floor leader, and Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ), a Foreign Relations Committee member. It brought swift expressions of anger against the Reds and biparti- In response to another questioa as to whether he thought the Communists would be more cijreful about plane incidents in the future, Stump said: “I would hope so but I don*t know how much trouble they want.” Stump said a number of planee had been attacked or sluit down in his command in the past but added each of these incidents had been fully reported. There have been incidents in- Lêugjhê Will Pep Up Your VACATION Heroic French Nurse Visiting in America NEW YORK (fu-u. Genevieve de Galard-Terraube, heroine of Dien Bien Phu, told a welcoming crowd at Idlewild Airport today that /‘I 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 fortress, arrived by plane from Paris as an official guest of the United States. Ike Asks Congress For Tanker Money WASHINGTON (ffl-Presidcnt Eisenhower today asked Congress for supplemental appropriations totaling $38,478,000, most of it for the construction of five tanker vessels. The request to meet the cost of the tankers was for Zlhi million dollars. ^ Legislation to authorize such construction out of government funds now is pending in Congress. The plan is for 15 more to be built with private money. Other money proposals included $900,000 for the State Department’s program of international education exchange with Latin American countries, and $78,000 for payment of claims and judgments. By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Staff Gov. Shivers increased his lead to 18,464 votes Monday morning over Ralph Yarborough. It still appeared a runoff was certain for the Democratic governor nomination. Both candidates agreed to that in statements. The 10:15 a.m. returns from the Texas Election Bureau showed Shivers with 638,870 votes, up 1,316 since toe last report Sunday night. The Election Bureau estimated less than 45,000 votes were out, most of them In Cameron, Tarrant a»d Hidalgo counties. With a total of 1,294,312 votes cast in the governor’s race, the standing was this: Shivers 638,870. Yarborough 620,406. J. J. Holmes 19,207. Cyclone Davis 15,829. The combined total of the third and fourth candidates was 35,036 votes. Thus Shivers was 16,572 votes shy of a majority. The second Demwratic primary will be held Aug. 28. Senate Minority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson easily* won re-election. House Minority Leader Sam Rayburn retained his House seat easily. Holds Attention But the governor’s race held the spotlight. It was a clear-cut fight between liberal and conservative forces, so-called because Yarborough remained loyal to the national Democratic party to be labeled a liberal, while Shivers supported Republican presidential candidate Eisenhower in 1952 and was given the ciMiservative badge. The issues ranged farther than the party loyalty question* however. Shivers charged that Yarborough was backed by the CIO-PAC, the NAACP and out-of-state labor bosses. He also claimed that Yarborough had not made a clear-cut statement for or against segregation in schools. Yarborough based much of his campaign on charges that Shivers was disloyal to the Democratic party, and questioned a land option deal on which Shivers made $425,000 profit, blamed Shivers’ administration for the fact that several Texas insurance companies have gone bankrupt recently and questioned whether Shivers’ bolt san appeal* for unity. fey John« to to« Hepublicao side in 1952 really had done Texas any good on such questions as tidelands. Welcomes Fight Sunday, Shivers said, “I welcome the opportunity to continue the fight for Texa.s. We will keep Other Races Latest tabulations in other state races were: Lieutenant governor: Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey 716,584, C. T. Johnson 192,468, George Hinson 176,363. Senator: Sen. Lyndon Johnson 818,216, state Rep. Dudley Dougherty 314,018.    . Attorney general: Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd 878,845, state Rep. Doug Crouch 217,453. Supreme court: Associate Justice Few Brewster 429,220, Alfred M, Scott 294,998, Robert R. Keenan 218,689. Criminal appeals court: Judge Lloyd W. Davidson 301,941, Judge Alan Haley 235,902. Sam Davis 220,651, W. C. Graves 214,962. Besides toe three congressmen who were ii^ trouble in their races, five other opposed members of Texas’ 22-member House delega lion apparently had won their races. Eleven had no opposition Three are retiring. As only Alley Oop would put it— come clean with the rest of your family and let them read their favorite comics while vacationing! Phone 4-7271 and have the Abilene Reporter-News mailed to you so your vacation won’t be a washout! Bond Vote Favored For Fair Grounds taunt brings results 2,012 Join VFW; Long, Hot Walk Due Abilene’s Clayton M. Leach Post 2012, third largest Veterans of Foreign Wars organization in the world, has completed a membership drive that will: 1. Set a new record membership for toe Abilene post. 2. 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 barbecue and entertainment for Abilene VFW members. The membership drive was the raiutt of a taunt from Barber that he would walk barefooted from Dumas to Abilene if the Abilene post enrolled 2,012 members for 1954, Barber was Texas VFW chief el staff wh^ he goaded Abilene officers into attempting to make the 2,000-plus 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 reminded of his promise last w'eek when the Abilene post lacked 41 members he said he would still attempt to make good his promise. 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 national officials and state high brass to Abilene. The post will hold its celehra- By GEORGIA NELSON Taylor County Commissioners Court went on record Monday morning as favoring an $850,000 county bond election to finance fair grounds and improvements to the courthouse and jail. Petitions, bearing 1,535 names asking fofr an election on $600.000 in bonds for the fair grounds was presented to the commissioners by a representative group of about 75 persons. Core of the group was members of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce agriculture and livestock committee and the C-C board of directors, but it included other interested persons living in or owning land in all parts of the county. Caldwell Spokesmen Guy Caldwell, chairman of a C-C sub-committee on fair ground facilities, served as spokesman for the group. Others who spoke in supjwrt of the fair grounds proposal included D. H. Jefferies. C. M, Caldwell, Sam Hill, Jay Jameson. Will Watson and others. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe proposed that additional bond issues totaling $250,000 for jail and courthouse improvements be sub-mitt^ to the people in the same election. He suggested that the is City of Abilene recently voted on bonds for streets, parks, water and sewer facilities. Meeting Set Monday The commissioners did not pass an order calling the election. A special meeting of the court is set for next Monday to confer with a C-C committee on details of location and amount of land that would be required for fair grounds and toe facilities proposed. Improvements proposed by Judge Ingaisbe for the courthouse are an additional district courtroom and installation of air conditioning for the entire building. $155,000 for Jail He said $100,000 would ne needed to finish toe fourth floor of the jail, with cost of cells (not instal led) estimated at $55,000, He described crowded conditions in the jail now, pointing out that trusties are regularly placed on the fourth floor which has no cells. Only half of the third floor has cells, the remainder of the floor still being in an unfinished state. Caldwell, speaking for the group interested in fair grounds, said several sites south and east of Abilene have been considered’but that none was found as suitable and accessible as the old municipal airport east of the city. He said that in talking with citizens about the matter he has heard numerous suggestions for this site. Caldwell said the fact that utilities are already available and that the concrete runway* could be put to use in fair facilities had a bearing on the group’s recommendation for the former airport. The suggestion is that 100 acres in the southwest part of toe former airport be used. This area is bounded on the south by State Highway 36 (old U. S. 80), and on the north and east by a proposed new 6 • lane route for State Highway 36 to connect with U. S. 80 east of Abilene. This new route part of toe overall plans for Attack Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Senate Democratic leader, said; “Regardless of the details, the fact still remains that the Chinese Communists are shooting at our men. There can be no partisanship or divided loyalties on such an issue.” Sen. Neely (D-WVa) said the news “should have a sobering, a reuniting effect on every American worthy of the name ... It means that Communist China has made another warlike attack on the United States.” Adm. Stump identified the carriers which were sent to the rescue areas as the Philippine Sea and the Hornet, and described them as part of a task force engaged in “fair weather training” in the Pacific. He would not give details as to the types of Chinese and American planes which took part in the incident. Mere Details Coming Reporters were advised they could expect a more detailed state ment later from Secretary of De fense Wilson. Stump said that orders to fight back if attacked have been traditional throughout U.S. history “in peace or war. The admiral said the American planes were “well without toe territorial limits” of Red China when the attack took place. There was some discussion over whether these limits were three or 12 miles off shore. Stump commented toat “the three-mile limit is very well recognized although some claim different territorial limits,*’ However, he did not say Just how far off shore the U.S. planes were flying at the time (rf toe attack. Stump, whose headquarters are at Pearl Harbor, disclosed there are four U.S. carriers in the Southeast Asia area. In addition to the Philippine Sea and Hornet he named the Boxer and toe Tarawa, soon to be replaced by the York-town. He identified the organization as Task Force 70. Asked whether he thought this force was “strong enough to take care of itself” under any eventuality, the admiral said “I think so.” See ATTACK, Page 8-A, Cel.4 Britain Asks Action to Stop Air Attacks LONDON UB—Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden said today Britain wants immediate measures to prevent a recurrence of Red China’s attack on an unarmed British passenger plane over the China Seas. Eden spoke in the House of Commons almost simultaneously with a U.S. State Department announcement that U.S. carrier planes had shot down two Chinese Communist fighters which attacked them while they were searching for survivors of the British air liner. Eden gave no immediate indication whether he knew beforehand of the Cwnmunist planes being shot down. He said Britain was gratified at toe cooperation and a«ustance in rescue and search operatfan* given by aircraft of the United States services. He told toe commons: “In to« judgment of her majesty’s government and in view of the clear markings on the aircraft attacked, we consider that disciplinary action should be taken by toe Chinese government against those concerned.” Britain welcomes Red China’* prompt offer to make amends for this savage and inexcusable attack upon an unarmed passenger aircraft,” he said. His statement today came after Clement Attlee, leader of the Labor party opposition and a former prime minister, said: “This is not toe first time on which attacks have been made on civil aircraft by members of foreign air forc^ who ought to be better informed. “It does seem to be absolutely inexcusable in this case. Should ndi the strongest representations be made internationally for the avoidance of towe incidents?” British sentiment for giving Communist China toe Chinese seat in the United Natiims showed sign* souring. British newspaper* hotly protested the attack oa tot air liner. tion rites in September after toe national encampment is out sues be submitted in separate proof the way.    ‘    position*    in    the    lame    way    that    the JUST (HIC!) AIDING GOOD RELATIONS, SIR STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP)—Eight Swedish sailors who were given disciplinary sentences for drunkenness during a recent Swedish naval visit to Lenin^ad pealed their sentences today. They claimed they tell in the line of duty. They felt it would have been impolite to refuse vodka toaste to Sweden, Russia and peace, the sailors told Stockholm magistrates court. highway improvements around Abilene. $65,000 Price Set CaldweU said the City at Abilene has placed a pric* of $65,000 on the lOO-acre tract and the right - of • way for the new Highway 36 route. The $600,000 proposed for toe fair grounds is intended to cover the c(«t of the land and building show bams and other facilities Caldwell and others urging toe establishment of Taylpr County fair grounds held out as an urgent need a place for FHA and 4-H shows next spring. Caldwell said that in recent year* Abilene has had to turn down three times the opportunity of being host to the national American Jersey Show and several timé» the naUonal Angwi sImjw. County to Canvass Election Tuesday Democratic primary election Saturday will bq canvassed by tha county’s Democratic Executlv# Committee at 9 a. m. Tuesday. Retiring County Democratic Chairman Roscoe Blankenship called toe meeting of the committe* in Justice of the Peace Henry F. Long’s office in the courthouse. He said toe canvass was expected to take about two hours to complete. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES INDOCHINA l$SU»—Cease-fir. in the bitter Indochina battle hos resulted in many sharp issues. Page 5-A. SOMiTHING NfW — The Reds hove opologized for shooting down o British oirliner over the Chino Seo. Page 8-A. LONESOME 'QUEEN'—A pretty 9-yeor>otd Abilene girl. Queen of her schooi h«Mtie room, is toneiy. She has developed cancer ond #ont$ people to ^ send let letters. Page !-B. RUNOFF RACES — Thirty-four runoff elections ore scheduled in 15 West-Central Texas counties on Aug. 28, Poge 7-B. THE WEATHER VM. DEPAKTMXNT Of COMMEaCS WEATHEK aCEEAC ABILENE AND VICINITY - Pa^ md hot Monday and Tuawlay.    MoadaJ lOS to 10«. Low Monday niSht W- Bifh ^NraTH^^IENTRAL TEXAS ~ Ck»r W partly cloudy and hot through Tuaaday. with iaolatad afternoon and evenin« thun-den^nna.    ... EAST TEXAS — Partly cloudy and warm through Tuewiay, with widely scattered thuadeiahowers. Moderate we^rly wind* on the coaat, becomiai irortberly Tuesday.    _ SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy and Iwt through Tueoday, wiH thundcrahowers. Moderate arntth. werterly    wtada    the    «»eat. becomiai variable Tueaday. tmmrmwjknmm Sun. P.M.    Moa. A-M. 102     ......... I'M    ............ m m ............     « 10«    ............    35»    .......... « 10«    ............ 4t»    ............ m m     ........... 5;»    ............ «2 96    ............ 6!»    . .......... «3 n .......  .    Y:»      *r 9«    ............ 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