Abilene Reporter News, July 27, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND HOT "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD AS IT EVEIWG FINAL .VOL. LXXIV, NO. 39 (At) 'ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING. JULY PAGES: IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5e; SUNDAY lOf Rain of Words Again Stalls Atomic Action "WASHINGTON lE-Xfore words' rained down in the Senate today to darken hopes for an early break in the deadlock over an Eisenhow- er administration bill to overhaul the nation's atomic energy law. There was a quickened pace ofl the bill last night. In a relatively amicable mood, the Senate acted on more than half a dozen pro- posed changes. Several advanced by Democrats were accepted by tfie'Republican leadership. There was .even talk of an overnight re- cess and final action tomorrow. Then-the spirit of cooperation came to a halt, just be- fore midnight. Sen. Morse (Ind- opposing the administration measure, launched into a speech that carried the Senate into an- other around-the-clock session, the fourth in less than a week. _ Morse, who bolted the Republic- an party in 1952 to support Demo cfatic nominee Adlai Stevenson for president; told senators they could be sure of a good sight's rest while he talked "to the country for a Jew hours." The Oregon senator made good on his time forecast, talking on to a new record Sot the atomic de- bate. At ajn., he went past the. endurance marie of 8 hours 41 minutes which he set lastSatur- day morning. Morse indicated no plans to shoo) for his all-time oratory record "of 22 hours 26 minutes set last spring in tidelands oil bill debate. llecijyed Spirit beforeliforse began, Sen ate" Republican Leader Knowland of California had resorted to a par liamentary device that apparently revived, at least for the time, thi doxMxlie spirit of the bill's oppo- nents. Senate had started swing fag-into action: on the bill, dispos ing -of proposed amendments, more, conciliatory feeling yias man saidconfidently uvthe earlj evening, "The ;iogjarn is broken.' But approached, chain of developments, drasticall. changed'the picbjre and. sent th Senate off oh a different tack. Morse offered an amendment t the Tiill. Before he had opportunit to explain it, Knowland jumped u and asked for unanimous conset to limfl debate on Morse's ament ihent to ons hour and to bring th measure to a final vote tomorrow objection by Morse blocke the proposed agreement. KnowJan then countered by moving to ki Storse's. .amendment without di Kate.The motion carried, 43-34, o a.: roll-call vote that: stuck close t party-lines. The wiry Oregonian promptly ob- ined the floor and set out, at leisurely pace, on a speech that omised to run on for hours. He otested against "parliamentary udgeoning" and vowed that he ad others battling the administra- on measure "would not be die ted to by anyone." The bill embodies a major over- mling of the 1946 Atomic Energy ct. Generally it is designed to allow private industry to as- ume a greater role, for profit attempts to develop peaceful ower from atomic fuel; (2) allow e government to furnish Amer- an allies with limited data on ,e use of atomic weapons; ant clear a way for carrying out resident Eisenhower's plan for an ternational atomic pool for peace- ul purposes. Opponents contend it amounts to a giveaway" of the nation's multi Ulion-doUar investment in atom energy, while supporters main ain that it would spur develop- lent of peacetime uses of atom c energy by providing for greater anticipation by private enterprise The House passed the measure esterday by a 231-154 vote. Senate debate on the legislation jegan 13 days ago. Knowland ani the White House have accused op oonents of filibustering. Opponents, denying for the mos art that they are filibustering ave protested that Knowland has ried to ride roughshod over them 'ith parliamentary devices an as not given them a fair cbanc o offer their amendments. SUPT. A. E. WELLS soars WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ARMISTICE firihfl has stopped in part of "the nation seven ;yeorjl ond seven months after it started- Page 5-A? EXPENSIVE ROADS President Eisenhower's billion .highway, progronrris only if ;wiontir rptainod for roods. Page 8-A; SFiClAL STUBEKTS Eighty three bright Abilene High Schoa! pupils will attend four special classes for brilliant students next year. Poge 1-B. TAXES Gjurt has voted o 30-cent boost in the Taylor County tax rate. Page 1-B. Of Votes 18 BILLS RETURNED GEORGE W. BAILEY ...wife attended ACC Takes College Church Post George W. Bailey of Oklahoma City will succeed Glenn L. Wai- ace as minister of the College Church of Christ in September. For the past six years, Bailey has been minister at the Culbert- son Heights Ohurch of Christ in Oklahoma City. He was reared at Kaufman and graduated from high school there in 1940, He attended FreedJIarde- rnan College at Henderson, Tenn., Southwestern Tech at Weather- ford, Okla., and the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. While at Weatherford he preach- ed at the Church of Christ there and was minister of the Univer- sity Church of Christ while at Al- buquerque. Before moving to Oklahoma City he was minister of the Sixth and Arlington Church of Christ 'at Law- ton, Okla. He formerly was in mission work in New Jersey, supported by the. .Fifth .Ave. Church of Christ BL.Corsieana. and" Mrs.: Bailey have two sons; David, 9, :and Phillip, 6. The family will make their home here Billfold Bandit Indicted 9 Times The 104th District Court grand jury returned 18 true bills of in- dictment at noon of the bills being against George Chester Sewell. Jr., known as the college billfold bandit. Sewell is charged with, forgery in each of the bills against him. Judge OwenThomas set his bond at on each indictment. He is now in custody at Galveston. From the tenor of 18 checks turned over to District Attorney Tom Todd, Sewell visited 17 stores in downtown Abilene last May 13, giving at each store a check writ- ten oh the Farmers Merchants National Bank, all oj them signed "Robert .W. McMullen, 4050 South Seventh St., Phone 2-3633." The checks ranged from to Peaceful Unity In Korea Ruled Out by Rhee WASHINGTON President Syngman Rhee of South Korea said after a conference with Presi- dent Eisenhower today that he possibility of unifying Ko- 20, half of them being for The nine indictments returned gainst him are based on checks iven to Minter's Dry Goods Co., weetbriar Shop, Camera, Inc., Reed's, Camera Center, lackey Co., Abilene Printing k tationery, Weltman's, and D 4 Tire Co. Other stores that-turned checks ver to the district 'attorney but n which no indictments were re- urned were Firestone Store, Me- ody Shop, M System, Thornton's Dept. Store (2 Lucille Flowers, Record Shop, George hahan Pharmacy and Franklin's. Sewell was at first wanted by fficers in connection with the left of scores of billfolds from college students in several cities jver Texas. The loss of billfolds >y students at all three colleges n Abilene were credited to his here. Theft at Rented Car Robert Earl Barkdale, 19, of Houston was indicted for the July theft of a car that had been rent- ed to a customer fay Bean Hugh- es, car rental agency.- Janis Ruth Stevens, 18, of Sweetwater, who lad with Barkdale n'the iieft, was not indicted. Barkdale is in Taylor County See BANDIT, Pg. 3-A, CoL at EN 16th St. Mrs. Bailey attended Abilene Christian College. She is tie-form- er Ela Beth Todd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Todd of Okla- homa City. Wallace has been minister at the College Church of Christ for the past eight years. 107-Degree Record Tied; No Relief From Heal Seen reau. No Mercuries bubbled to the tune of a blistering 107 degrees in Abi- lene Monday and more of the same is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday by' the Weather Bu- relief from the sizzling weather is in sight for Abilene al- though radar at the Weather Bu- reau 'Tuesday morning spotted scattered showers in a strip from Mineral Wells to the vicinity of Wichita Falls. No showers were sighted in the Abilene area. Monday's high mark tied the year's record set on July 13 when the mercury also peaked at 10? degrees. Highest temperature ever re- corded in Abilene was 111 on Aug. 3, 1943. Record July reading was set on July 18, 1886, when the thermometer hit 110. Monday was the 10th consecu- tive day temperatures have reach- ed 100 degrees or better in Abilene and the 15th day of the past 17 that the mercury, has topped at 100 or more. rea by a peaceful means." Hhce- made the- statement to But Abilenians shouldn't com- plain too much about the -hot weather. Seymour thermometers, recorded a thumping 112 degrees Monday and temperatures hit 109 in Austin and 108 in Junction. Abilene had its first taste of "summer" weather on July 10 when the temperature reached 100 degrees for the first time this year. Temperatures in Abilene from July 10 to July 26 were: July 10 100 July 11.................. 102 July 12. 104 July 13. 107 July 14.................... 100 July 15. 97 July 16.................... 99 17 101 July 18 101 July 19................. 100 July 20.................... 100 July 21..........-......... 100 July 22 101 July 100 newsmen after "the opening of talks.with Eisenhower and other American officials on military ant economic-; problems; confronting partitioned Korea Didn't Say A reporter 'asked' Hhee whether he and Eisenhower discussed the possibility of resuming the .war.in Korea. Without .saying. whether that subject was taken up, the South-Korean replied: 'We see no possibility of unify ing Korea by peaceful means. think you all agree on-that." Rhee mentioned the recent Gen eva conference on the Far Eas and the conference in Korea .whid led to the Korean' armistice and asked: "What.have they accomplished; The only thing accomplished is ti see the. Communist cause -grow stronger." Can't Answer Asked whether.. Eisenhowe agreed-with him, that there ci be no peaceful unification of Ko rea, Rhee smiled and said: "I don't think I can answe that." Rhee described his talk with Eisenhower as "very interesting. He referred to it as "sometftin like a family discussion" and ad< ed that neither he nor Eisenhoiv er was trying "to fight for; hi own cause." July 24. July 25. July 26 101 105 107 TELLS OF ORDERS TO SHOOT Adm. Felix Stump, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, at a Pentagon news conference in Washington said U.S. fliers are.vmder orders to be "quick on the trigger" if a hostile pass is made at them. "You don't have to wait and get your hea< blown off. to shoot he said. _ on Protested by U. S WASHINGTON IB The United States today sent a strongly word- ed, protest; to .'Communist China, demanding an immediate halt to attacks on .American and British The note denounced the action of Red Chinese .fighters in shoot- ing down first a British commer- cial airliner and later firing on American Navy: rescue mission planes, The American-note must be re- layed-through the British, who recognize the Chinese Communist government. This country does not.' Two more plane incidents hi the same general area as the attacks were reported today in dispatches from Hong Kong. An Air France plane .reported it had been buzzed by four unidentified !y not American. And an Air India International pilot said two U.S. jets bused his ship. A different sort of encounter was reported in Hong Kong- by Capt. School Head's Pay Hiked to III Supt A. E. Wells' yearly salary! was raised Monday night by the Abilene School Board to He has been receiving Trustees also increased the pay of other administrators. Raises were announced for sev- eral teachers whose future pay Kale hadn't been set earlier. bikes go into effe'ct in.Sept- 'other top officials who got riises Monday night were: J to Get Dr. Charles Romine, Abilene High School principal, from T, Dr. Donald McDonald, director of curriculum and instruction, "from George Stowe, business mana- JI T Edna Jones, coordinator Wpervbor and penmanship, from to J. H. Nail, Assistant principal of Abilene High'School, from to Maurine Mays, elementary schools' supervisor, from to Retlia director of cafe- terias, from W.-D. Gulledge; director of spe- cial activities, from to Principals Raised The other principals throughout the school system willhave added to their yearly salaries. Their previous pay has ranged from The board didn't raise the pay of P. E. Sbotwell, supervisor of health, safety and physical educa- tion. His yearly pay is By; adding, to the tanner annual lalaria, the boari set atxt year's pay.as follows for the fol- lowing teachers and coaches: Bob Fielder, high school band, Gene Kenney, 'choral, H.806-, Charles Morh, North Jun- ior .High .band, Lyndell Al- dridge, South 'Junior High coach, Jane LeFevre, orchestra, 'George Robinson, orches- tra, Winifred Gunn, owhes- jVRussell Grlep, band in South Junior High, B. L. Blackburn, high school coach, 'Milton Bryant, North Jun- ior High coach, Wally Bui- lington. high school coach, June Cannon, high school physical education, Nat- Gleaton, high" school .coach, Shorty Lawson, high school coach, Bob Groseclose, high school coach, Ntal McCleskey. South Junior. High Hank KBOOL, Pf. I fax C. Weber of Great Barring-j n, Mass., pilot of a Pan American 'orld Airways transport. Flying in om Bangkok he said he was "es- orted" for a few minutes by .S. Navy jet fighters. He added there is.no question about their dentity." In London, Prune Minister hurchill was reported gravely oncerned with developments. The abinet was reported considering skihg both the Communists and Jie United States to show restraint n the area. Protest In Congress The weekend plane clashes, cli- maxed by the shooting down of two Hacking Chinese fighters by U.S. lanes, aroused angry protests in 'ongress. and further embittered imerican feelings toward the 'eiping regime. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) said to- lay the Communist world should ead "a strengthened U.S. foreign aolicy" into the shooting down Sun- day night of the two Communist ilanes off the Red-held island of lainan. Others on CapitoraUl joined in a general "well done" for. the U.S. Airmen who downed the planes. Ferguson, chairman of the MORE DOG THAN MAN Lapana Magnetic, 11 y2 stone (161 pounds) of champion Great Dane with a list of 36 first prizes behind him, leans with a rather bored expression on his Thompson of. Brighton, Melbourne, Australia, during Great inr Melbourne. Senate Hepublican Policy Commil tee, said it was wise policy to shoo own the Communist ause failure to fight back "migh mve: misled them -into.. believin lat Americans won't fight." 'Let this -be a; lesson- to-them .hat Americans them elves and. their .rights he added.'. Aiding Search Ferguson said the Communisl tiould have recognized "strength ned U S. foreign policy" in recen months, particularly since Pres ent Eisenhower, had sent aircra grriers to "protect and help th mission of mercy." Tlie U.S. plani aiding in a search for possib urvivors of the British plane. Chairmen of both the Senate T" ign Relations and Armed Serv ccs committees urged colleagues o'let the White House and.Sta Apartment call the signals. Sen. Wiiev announce! the Senate' Foreign Relations Com mittee which he heads probab will discuss ths situation durin the week with Secretary of Sta Dulles. Demos Canvass Election Returns The Taylor County Democratii Executive Committee started can vassing the vote in last Saturday', primary election at 9 a. m. Tuea day. County Chairman Roscoe Blank erisKip'' said be expected they would finish sometime Tuesda; afternoon. THE WEATHER U.S. OF COMMHtCI WEATREI acSEAC ABILEJiTE AND VICINITY CODtimM fair and bot today, tooiffht and Wednoday High today 100-105. tonight K. Hiali Wcdnoday 100-IOS. NORTH CENTRAL aid .WEST tear'to partlr doody uri hot !ao. UmndrJTdowtn UlU silltt and Wednesday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partlj cfaody and hot tw. MUnmi, wttll (cattend B and crenlas thanderahowen WXtt: Moo. TJL. 105 105 1IW M OH at 1MT. JMfr. kf M.I O. krUlMam Archer Parr May Be Loser By 63 Votes SAN DIEGO, Tex. UB-A reported Ian to hold up a car bringing vott eturns from Starr County to the 79th District clerk's office forced 50-mile detour last nighty Asst. tty. Gen. Eugene Brady said to- ay. Brady said he and four 'Texas iangers decided to come here by vay of Mission, Tex., via U.S. iighway 83 instead of taking the more direct route, through La Gloria via State Highway 755. He did not elaborate. Opfmed Parr The returns brought in by, Brady nd the Rangers apparently gave lob Mullen .of Alice; Jim Wells lounty, a 63-vqte victory over Sheriff Archer Parr of Duval Cpun- y, Brady said. Mullen was the 'Freedom Party" candidale op- posing young Parr for state repre- seritative. The final, unofficial'count-with every known vote Parr votes to for Mullen. In the 79th Judicial District; the ate unofficial returns from Starr bounty gave Sarii Burris, Jim County attorney, victory over Jeorge Parr-backed Raeburn ris in the race for district attorney. for re- ceived a total of vote! to for Burris. laagkUi Reiiraei fEormer'Dist. Judge LaughUn, however, apparently returned to office by the voters. The judge whom the State Supreme. Court ousted last spring won ap- protal-br the district's voters 974 votes to for Market Heath of Falfurrlas. Laughlin, in a historic action, was put out of office by the Su- preme Court for alleged "miscon- dismissal of a grand jury investigating him being one of the charges. V The results gave Parr one office out of three outside "Duval County in which candidates he backed In his home bailiwick of Duval County, iowever, "he fared much better. Parr's "Old Party" candi- dates defeated freedom party canj didates decisively, polling votes 'for the "Duke of Duval's" opposition. Brady pointed out today that al- though Parr's people controlled the voting machinery that every tabulation was s u p e r v i s e d by Rangers and opposition party members. He said he thought it fair. Ike Loses' Hay GETTYSBURG, Pa. Presi- dent Eisenhower lost some straw yesterday: A wagonload of it, being transported: from his farm near here to a neighboring farm caught fire. Several bales were destroyed before firemen put out the blaze. Pilots Report 3 More Incidents HONG KONG IB-JThree" airline pilots reported, encounters with jet fighters off Red-held Hainan Island with U.S. and the other witti unfdehtified jets. A Pan American World Airways pflot reported he1 "escorted" For a I few minutes by four TJ.S. Navy jets. TnV airline 'Office here said no request ihad been for fighter escort for its planes., The two other pilots asserted their transports- buzzed by fighter Capt. Homib Misty, pilot of ;an Air India plane which: arrived from was buzzed by. two United Statei jets sbmt 30 mites off Hainan it p.m. And B." Sniffer .rf Paris, pilot Air steUation, said four jets buzzed his transport about 108 miles off Hainan. Color (filed Brugger described the planes as color" oC Commu- nist MNi jets. The incidents occurred ta the general'area where a British air- liner WM-fart Awra br Cfcfcwe tod fighters Fridtjr.wttb a pwfcta lots rf M HTM. Misty said be "saw two more U.S. jets afaotrt.six miles away." He estimated his position as 100 miles "north of Tourane the In- dochina coast Misty described the planes as "of a biack color." -Brugger- said four unidentified jets; followed his plane for four minutes and then swooped up on the right side and across the Con- stellation's nose before they dis- appeared.- Safelj France transport, bound, from Saigon to Tokyo with 20 per- sons aboard, landed safely at Hong Kong's Kaitak Airfield at p.m. Brugger said the fighters were to colw but that he could markings. He said they "definitely not" United jets.'" V.V'. Brugger said his plane vis two hours out of Saigon and flyim at feet when the four fijhters appeared behind him. The transport continued to Tokyo. Later Capt Max C. Weber Great Barriactoo, pilot of FIB'American WorM Airwayi tnanmt btrt torn he VM a tew hot ;