Abilene Reporter News, July 27, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas / FAIR AND n\/ I trhe mm ß t/ EVENING flNÁL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 60ES»-Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 39 ÂÊÊOciated Preu (AP) q-TVA.. TiTÜsBÀY evening. JULY 27. 1954-SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTOR PMCE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY Ida Rain of Words Again Stalls Atomic Action WASHINGTON (AWMore words rained down in the Senate today to darken hopes for an early break in the deadlock over an Eisenhower administration bill to overhaul the nation’s atomic energy law. There was a quickened pace ort the bill last night. In a relatively amicable mood, the Senate acted on more than half a dozen proposed changes. Several advanced by Democrats were accepted by the Republican leadership. There was even talk of an overnight recess and final action tomorrow. Then the spirit of cooperation came to a jarring halt, just before midnight. Sen. Morse Und-Orel, 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 Republican party in 1952 to support Democratic nominee Adlai Stevenson for president, told senators they could be sure of a good night’s rest while he talked “to the country for a few hours.” The Oregon senator made good on his time forecast, talking on to a new record for the atomic debate. At 8:05 a.m.. he went past the endurance mark of 8 hours 4 minutes which he set last Saturday morning. Morse indicated no plans to shoot for his all-time oratory record of 22 hours 26 minutes set last spring in tidelands oil bill debate. Received Spirit Just before Morse began. Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California had resorted to a parliamentary device that apparently revived, at least for the time, the do-or-die spirit of the bill’s opponents. The Senate had started swinging into action on the bill, disposing of proposed amendments. A more conciliatory feeling was manifest and one of the leaders of the opp^ition forces. Sen. Gore <D-Tenn), said confidently in the early evening, “The logjam is broken.” But a* midnight approached, a chain of developments drastically changed the picture and sent the Senate off on a different tack. Morse offered an amendment to the bill. Before he had opportunity to explain it. Knowland jumped up and asked for unanimous consent to limft debate on Morse’s amendment to one hour and to bring the measure to a final vote tomorrow. An objection by Morse blocked the proposed agreement. Knowland then countered by moving to kill Morse’s amendment without debate, The motion carried, 43-34, on a roll-call vote that stuck close to party lines. The wiry Oregonian promptly obtained the floor and set out, at a leisurely pace, on a speech that promised to run on for hours. He protested against “parliamentary bludgeoning" and vowed that he and others battling the administration measure “would not be dictated to by anyone.” The bill embodies a major overhauling of the 1946 Atomic Energy Act. Generally it is designed to (1) allow private industry to assume a greater role, for profit, in attempts to develop peaceful power from atomic fuel; (2) allow the government to furnish American allies with limited data on the use of atomic weapons; and (3) clear a way for carrying out President Eisenhower’s plan for an international atomic pool for peaceful purposes. Opponents contend it amounts to “a giveaway” of the nation’s multi-billion-doHar investment in atomic energy, while supporters maintain that it would spur development of peacetime uses of atomic energy by providing for greater participation by private enterprise. The House passed the measure yesterday by a 231-154 vote. Senate debate on the legislation began 13 days ago. Knowland and the White House have accused opponents of filibustering. Opponents, denying for the most part that they are filibustering, have protested that Knowland has tried to ride roughshod over them with parliamentary devices and has not given them a fair chance to offer their amendments. Rangers Foil Holdup Of Votes Near Duval GEORGE W. BAILEY . . . wife attended ACC Oklahoman Takes College Church Post 8 BILLS RETURNED Billfold Bandit Indicted 9 Times Of WHATS NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ARMISTICE CALLED—Indochina firing hos stopped in part of the nation seven yeor$ and seven months öfter it started. Page 5-A. EXPENSIVE ROADS — President Eisenhower's proposed $50 billion highway progrom is only port of th* money plonned for roods. Page 8-A. SPECIAL STUDENTS — Eighty-three bright Abilene High School pupils will ottend four speciol classes for brilliant students next year. Page 1-B, TAXES RAISED—Commissioners Court hos voted a 30-cent boost in the Taylor County tax rote. Page 1-B. George W. Badey of Oklahoma City will succeed Glenn L. Wal lace as minister of the College Church of Christ in September. For the past six years, Bailey has been minister at the Culbertson Heights Ohurch of Christ in Oklahoma City. He was reared at Kaufman and graduated from high school there in 1940. He attended Freed^arde man College at Henderson, Tenn Southwestern Tech at Weather ford, Okla., and the University New Mexico at Albuquerque. While at Weatherford he preached at the Church of Christ there and was minister of the University Church of Christ while at Albuquerque. Before moving to Oklahoma City he was minister of the Sixth and Arlington Church of Christ at Lawton, Okla. He formerly was m mission work in New Jersey, supported by the Fifth Ave. Church of Christ iB Corsicana. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have two sons, David, 9, and Phillip, 6. The family will make their home here at 666 EN 16th St. Mrs, Bailey attended Abilene Christian College. She is tho-former Ela Beth Todd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Todd of Oklahoma City. Wallace has been minister at the College Church of Christ for the past eight years. The 104th District Court grand ,iury returned 18 true bills of indictment at noon Tuesday—nine 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 Owen 'Thomas set his bond at $1,000 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 written on the Farmers & Merchants National Bank, all them signed “Robert W. McMullen, 4050 South Seventh St., Phone 2-5633.’’ The checks ranged from $5 to Peaceful Unity In Korea Ruled Out by Rhee 107-Degree Record Tied; No Relief From Heat Seen SUPT. A. E. WELLS . , . salary soars $2,000 Mercuries bubbled to the tune of a blistering 107 degrees in Abilene Monday and more of the same is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday by the Weather Bureau,    . No relief from the sizzling weather is in sight for Abilene although radar at the Weather Bureau 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 107 degrees. Highest temperature ever recorded 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 consecutive day temperatures have reached 100 degrees or better in Abilene and the 15th day of the past 17 that the mercury has topped at 100 or more. But Abilenians shouldn’t complain 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 .................... July  .................. 102 July 12.................... lO'i July 13.................... lOI July 14.................... lOi Julv 15.................... O' July 16.................... Oi July 17 .................... 101 July 18 ................... 101 July 19 ................. July 20 .................... July 21................. July 22 .................... July 23................... July 24................. July 25.................... 105 July 26 .................. 107 WASHINGTON Iff) — President Syngman Rhee of South Korea said after a conference with President Eisenhower today that he sees “no possibility of unifying Korea by a peaceful means.” Rhee made the statement to newsmen after the opening of talks with Eisenhower and other American officials on military and economic problems confronting partitioned Korea. Didn’t Say A reporter asked Rhee 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 unifying Korea by peaceful means. 1 think you all agree on that.” Rhee mentioned the recent Geneva conference on the Far East and the conference in Korea which led to the Korean armistice and “What have they accomplished? The only thing accomplished is to see the Communist cause grow stronger,” Can’t Answer Asked whether Eisenhower agreed with him, that there can be no peaceful unification of Korea, Rhee smiled and said: I don’t think I can answer that.” Rhee described his talk with Eisenhower as “very interesting.” He referred to it as “something like a family discussion” and added that neither he nor Eisenhower was trying “to light for his own cause ” $20, half of them being for $10. The nine indictm«\ts returned against him are based on checks given to Minter’s Dry Goods Co., Sweetbriar Shop, Camera, Inc., Caleb Reed’s, Camera Center, Mackey Co., Abilene Printing k Stationery, Weltman’s, and D k W Tire Co. Other stores that turned checks over to the district attorney but on which no indictments were returned were Firestone Store, Me lody Shop, M System, Thornton's Dept. Store (2 checks), Lucille Flowers, Record Shob, George Shahan Pharmacy and Franklin’s. Sewell was at first wanted by officers in connection with the theft of scores of billfolds from college students in several cities over Texas. The loss of billfolds by students at all three colleges in Abilene were credited to his operations here. Theft of Rented Car Robert Earl Barkdale, 19, of Houston was indicted for the July 5 theft of a car that had been rented to a customer by Bean k Hughes, car rental agency. Janis Ruth Stevens, 18, of Sweetwater, who had been charged with Barkdale in the theft, was not indicted. Barkdale is in Taylor County 3-A. Col. S Archer Parr May Be Loser By 63 Votes SAN DIEGO, Tex. i^A reported plan to hold up a car bringing vote returns frcwn Starr County to the 79th District clerk’s office forced 50-mile detour last night. Asst. See BANDIT, Pg. TELLS OF ORDERS TO SHOOT — Adtn. Felix Stump, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, at a Pentagon news conference in Washington, said U.S. fliers are under orders to be “quick on the trigger” if a hostile Pass is made at them. “You don’t have to wait and get your head blown off to shoot back,” he said. Planes Firing on Protested by U S WASHINGTON «’i - The United States today sent a strongly worded protest to Communist China, demanding an immediate halt to attacks on American and British planes. The note denounced the action of Red Chinese fighters in shooting down first a British commercial airliner and later firing on American Navy rescue mission planes. Max C. Weber of Great Barrington, Mass.. pilot of a Pan American World Airways transport. Flying in from Bangkok he said he was “escorted” for a few minutes by U.S. Navy jet fighters. He added “there is no question about their identity.” In London, Prime Minister Churchill was reported gravely concerned with developmenU. The The American note must be re- cabinet was reported considering layed through the British, who gsi^jng both the Communists and recognize the Chinese Communist United States to show restraint This country does government not.    . Two more plane incidents in the same general area as the attacks were reported today in dispatches from Hong Kong. An Air France plane reported it had been biuzed by four up identified jets—definitely not American. And an Air India International pilot said two U.S. jets buzzed his ship. A different sort of encounter was reported in Hong Kong by Capt. School Head's Pay Hiked to $12,000 Supt. A. E. WeUs’ yearly salary was raised Monday night by the Abilene School Board to $12,000. He has been receiving $10,000. Trustees also increased the pay of other administrators. Raises were announced for several teachers whose future pay fcale hadn’t been set earlier. - All hikes go into effect in September. Other top officials who got raises Monday night were: 3 to Get $7,500 Dr. Charles Romine. Abilene High School principal, from $7,000 to $7 500 Dr’ Donald McDonald, director ef curriculum and instruction, from $7.000 to.$7.500. George Stowe, business mana l«r. from $7.000 to $7.500. Edna Marie Jones, coordinate •( music, from $4,960 to Trey Caraway, supevisor of art and penmanship, from »3.390 «¡year's pay as follows for the fol lowing teachers and coaches; Bob Fielder, high school band $3,903; Gene Kenney, choral, $4,062. J. H. Nail, assistant principal of Abilene High School, from $5,854 to ^,310. Maurine Mays, elementary schools’ supervise, from $5,500 to $5,902. Retha Burnes. director of cafeterias, from $4,000 to $4,500. W. D. GuUedge, director of special activities, from $4,100 to $4,502. Principals Raised $4^ The other principals throughout the school system will have $456 added to their yearly salaries. Their previous pay has ranged from $3.960 to $5.778. The board didn’t rai-s the pay of P. E. ShotweU, supervisor of health, safety and physical education. His yearly pay is $6,500. By adding $402 to the former annual lalarise, the board set next | $4,806; Charles Morh, North Junior High band, $4,056; Lyndell Aldridge, South Junior High coach, $4,000; Jane LeFevre, orchestra, $4,008; George Robinson, orchestra, $4,072; Winifred Gunn, or-’hes-tra,. $3.621; Russell Griep, band in South Junior High, $4,^; B. L. Blackburn, high school coach, $.5,303; Milton Bryant, North Junior High coach. $4.802; Wally Bul-lington, high school coach, $3,859; June Cannon, high school physical education, $3,729; Nat Gleaton, high school coach, $4,902: Shorty Lawson, high school coach, $4,545; Bob Groseclose, high school coach, $5,11»; Neal McCleskey, South Junior High coach, $4,291; Hank in the area. Protest In Congress The weekend plane clashes, climaxed by the shooting down of two attacking Chinese fighters by U.S. planes, aroused angry protests in Congress and further embittered American feelings toward the Peiping regime. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) said today the Communist world sho^d read “a strengthened U.S. foreign policy” into the shooting down Sunday night of the two Communist planes off the Red-held island of Hainan. Others on Capitol Hill joined in „ general “well done” for the U.S. Airmen who downed the planes, Ferguson, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said it was wise policy to shoot down the Communist attackers, because failure to fight back "might have misled them into believing that Americans won’t fight.” “Let this be a lesson to them, that Americans will defend them-selv^ and their rights on the high seas,” he added. Aiding la Search Ferguson said the Communists should have recognized “strengthened U.S. foreign policy” in recent months. parUcylarly since President Eisenhower had sent aircraft carriers to “protect and help this mission of mercy.” The U.S. planes were aiding in a search for possible survivora of the British plane. Chairmen of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Serv ices committees urged colleagues to let the White House and State Department call the signals. Sen. Wiley (R-Wis) announced the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which he heads probably will discuss the situation during the week with Secretary of State Dulles. Atty. Gen. Eugene Brady said to- Brady said he and four Texas Rangers decided to come here by way of Mission, Tex., via U.S. Highway 83 instead of taking the more direct route through La Gloria via State Highway 755. He did not elaborate. Opposed Parr The returns brought in by. Brady and the Rangers apparently gave Bob Mullen of Alice, Jim WeUs County, a 63-vote victory over Sheriff Archer Parr of Duval County, Brady said. Mullen was the “Freedom Party” candidale opposing young Parr for state representative. The final, unofficial count—with every known vote in—gave Parr 12,561 votes to 12,624 for Mullen. In the 79th Judicial District, the late unofficial return.s from Starr County gave Sam Burris, Jim WeUs County attorney, victory over George Parr-backed Raeburn Norris in the race for district attorney. Norris, running for re-electien, re-Iceived a total of 11,191 votes to 11,715 for Burris. Laughliii Retomed Former Dist. Judge C. Woodrow Laughlln, however, apparently was returned to office by the voters. The Judge whom the State Supreme Court ousted last spring won approval by the district’s voters 11.-974 votes to 11,628 for Markel Heath of Falfurrias. Laughlln, in a historic action, was put out of office by the Supreme Court for alleged “misconduct,” dismissal of a grand jury investigating him being one of the charges. The results gave Parr one office out of three outside Duval County which candidates he backed sought office. In his home bailiwick of Duval County, however, he fared much better. Parr’s “Old Party” candidates defeated freedom party can-didates decisively, polling 3,085 votes to 1,515 for the “Duke of Duval’s” opposition. Brady pointed out today that although Parr’s people controlled the voting machinery that every tabulation was supervised by Rangers and opposition party members. He said he thought it fair. Ike Loses Hoy GETTYSBURG, Pa. m — Presi- dent Eisenhower lost soim rtraw 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. >emos Conyoss Election Returns Pilots Report 3 More Incidents The Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee started canvassing the vote in last Saturday’s primary election at » a. m. Tuesday. County Chairman Roscoe Blankenship said he expected they would finish sometime Tuesday afternoon. THE WEATHER U.S. DEFAaiMEMT OF COMMEIC* WEATHER BUREAU ‘ ABILENE AND VICINITY - Conttau^ fair and hot today. I»“»«»»! and Watoe^ay. Htfh today 1«H05. Low tonight 80. High Wcdn««day 100-105, NORTH CENTR^^WKl WF^T Clear to partly cloudy    ^ lated thuBderahowera Oila afternoon, tonight and Wedneaday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS cloudy and hot ttiia afternoon, t<m^t ^ Wednaaday with widely acattered nft^ iKMW and evcntaig ¿lunderalwwera nsoatly In north portion. TEMFERATUmES^^ AM  1:30    ......  S;30    ,.w.. ...... 3:30 ......  4:30 ....  5:30    ......   %.» ......  7:30    ......  8:30    ...... ...... f:30    ...... ......10:30    .....  11:30 ..... 13:30 P.M. See SCHOOL. Fg. 1-A, Cd. I MOREW)GTHAN MAN —Lapana Magnetic, 111^ ston^^      _ (161 pounds) of champion Great Dane with a list of 36 fmst    swb. prizes behind him, leans with a rather ^red    ««i«..»    fmnerature    for    *4    honra    mo, on his owner, F. K. Thompson ®”8>ton, Melbouim^ Australia, during a Great Dane show m Melbourne. Mtninaum temperature big at f:30 a.m.; 107.    . Mtotmum te»i»«ataro fee n nonfo ano-Inf at t:S8 «.ai.i hong KONG y8-Three airline j pilots reported encounters with jet fighters off Red-held Hainan Island today-two with U.S. planes and the other with unidentified jets. A Pan American World Airways pilot reported he was “escorted” for a few imnutes by four UJ. Navy jets. The airline office here said no request had been made for fighter escort for its planes.. The two other pilots asserted their traiwports had bi»n buzzed by fighter planes. Capt. Homib Misty, pilot of an Air India plane which arrived here from Bangkok, reported his craft was buzzed by two United States jets about 80 miles off Hatean at 3:30 p.m. And Capt Jack R. Brugger of Paris, pilot of an Air France Cea-steliatlon, said fmir unidentified jets buzzed his transport about 100 miles off Hainan. Color of Red Jeta Brugger described the planes as “the shape and color” of Communist MIG jets. The incidents occurred in the general area where a British airliner was shot down by Chinese Red fighters Friday with a possible loss of 10 hves. including tteee Ameriams. Misty said he ”saw two more U.S. jets about six miles away.” He estimated his position as lOO miles north of Tourane on the Indochina coast. Misty described the planes as “of a black color.” Brugger said four unidentified jets followed his plane for four minute and then swooped up on the rij^ side and across the Con-stellatiim’i na» before they disappeared. Landed Safely The Air France transport, bmmd from SaigOTi to Tokyo with 20 persons aboard, landed safely at Hong Kong’s Kait^ Airfield at 1:19 p.m. Brugge said the fighters were green in color but that he could see 1» markinp. He said tiiey were ’’definitriiy not” United States jOtSe Brugger saki hii plaM was twe iHiurs exit of Saigon and flying at 17,000 feet when the four fighters appeared behind him. The transport continued to Tokyo. Later Capt. Max C. Webar Great Barrington. Mass., pilot of a Pan American World Airways transport whidi arrived here tern Bangkok, reputed be was ”es-cwted” for a few mimitis i^ lowr U J. Navy jit fli^a. ;