Abilene Reporter News, July 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND HOTiiht ^ÍJÍlme 3ííveporter-j0ett)íí'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOlTlXXIV. no. 39 .morning. JÜIY 27. 1954-S1XTEEN pages in two sections PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY 10c New All-Night Atomic Bill Debate Starts WASHINGTON, July 26 liPc-The Senate late tonight labored into what appeared likely to be another all-night session on the atomic energy bill, which it has been debating since July 13. “We’re going through the night,” .Majority Leader Knowiand of California advised rejwrters at 11:10 p.m. Knowiand noted that the Senate was moving forward in a businesslike way in consideration of amendments. but he said he w'ants to finish consideration of all amend-ment.s and get to the final reading of the bill tonight. Want to Talk Knowiand said Sen, Morse (Ind-| Orel and Sen. Langer Big Increase Okayed In County's Tax Rate C-(ity Ballot Raid is Feared COLORADO CITY. July 26 (RNS)—-Colorado City police and Mitchell County officials are investigating the possibility that an attempt was made Sunday night (R-.\Di, I to tamtier w ith ballot boxes stored have indicated they want to speak at the Mitchell County courthouse, on the bill.    j According to Colorado City po- Morse sal at his desk going over lice, G. F, Olivas, custodial em-what appeared to be a text of a ‘ ploye, reported a break-in shortly TFLLS OF .MR ,\TT.\UK — Philip Blown, pilot of the British Skymasler airliner shot down in the China Sea, sits up in a Bong Kong hospital as he telB how^ fighter planes attacked his aircraft off the Red-held island of Hainan. long prepared speech as the Senate debated a series of amendments. Earier, Sen Gore <D-Tenn^ had predicted that Knowiand might after 6 o’clock Monday morning. On investigation police found that a north window in the courthouse basement was open and a wide board led from the window to the Awall Facts About Planes, Johnson Asks CHINA . \ ¿n.on":;y HO*tC «onKî I agree to recess sometime before floor. midnight.    Broken    glass was found on the Gore, one of the leaders of what basement steps and the door of the administration has called a fili- the county clerk's office was found , buster against the bill, had said earlier in the evening that “amicability is reestablished.” He predicted a final vote on the measure, which the House passed earlier today, by Wedne.sday, Jam Broken Gore had said “the longjam is broken opened, probably with a key left on a table outside the office. The only ballot boxes stored in the clerk's office were those containing courthouse and absentee votes. .All others were in the office of Harry Ratliff, Democratic county chairman. .According to District Attorney It's First Boost Since War Years By GEORGIA NELSON Taylor County Commissioners voted Monday to set the 1954 county tax rate at 80 cents per $100 valuation. This is an increase from 50 cents to the maximum ad valorem rate allowed by the state constitution. Tavlor County’s tax rate has been 50 cents the last 10 years. Before 1944 it was 55 cents for four years. The 1954 tax rolls, now' about to be started, will be based on the new rate and the increase will show up on assessments‘due in October. Taylor County’s total assessments in 1953 w'ere $343,-524.32.'The 30-cent increase on the tax rate will boost assessments for this year by about $206,114. In the last few years Taylor County has had next to the lowest rate of anv county in Texas. Only Kendall County has had a lower'rate—45 cents. And only two other counties besides Tavlor Gore made his statement alter Eldon Mahon, a screw driver was oP fèOÀTÒài TROl BI t SPOT—The X marks w here Communist Chinese planes .shot down a Briush commercial airliner south of Hainan. (See sluiy. Page 2-A.) W ASHING'PO.N fv—Congress received news .Monday ot the clash of American aiKl Red Chine-e planes With a surge of bipartisan unity ht'himi the administration in dealing with the affair. In the Senate, IVmocratic Leader Lyndon B, Johnson of Texas look the floor quickly after Republican Leader Knowiand of California made an announcement of the incident. Time to I nlfe Johnswi .said: “This it a time for .America to unite.    j "Hegardle.ss of the details, the; fact still remains that the Chinese i Communists are shooting at our, men There can Ive no partisan- j .ship or dividtxl loyalties on such! an issue    | * W'e must await the facts to j determine the novt step But meanwhile, we mu.'»t also resohc to be Ciwl. decisive and ready to SAN DIFGO, Tex . July '26 ati as Americans must .dways act George B Parr's candidate for dis-in the face of danger.’’    i    tricf    juds;e    won    hut    hss    eandidatc.s .Sen Neely «D W Va'. a frequent | (or    di.strict    attorney    and    state    re cntic of t.he administration, told, presentative U'>t.    a    romplete    but his colleagues the meaning of the utu'fficial count tonight showed, news was that “Communi.sl China.^    Woodrow has made another warlike attack ; i    Alice    would    return    to Knowiand and Sen. HickenUxiper tR Iowa . floor manager for the bill, agreed in surprise moves to accept an amendment projHised by Gore and to support it in later conferences with the House. •'My amenament was the test.” Gore said. ’ The logjam is now broken ’’ In fairly rapid-fire order, the Senate then adoptetl a series ot amendments spvonsored by other Democrats, including S e n a t ors Kerr of Oklahoma and Anderson ol New .Mexico. Parr-Backed Judge Wins; 2 Others Lose found in the clerk's office near the boxes, but all were locked and Mahon said there was nothing to indicate that an attempt had been made to pry open the boxes. Chester Thomas, election judge, said the boxes were like he had left them Saturday night. Gilbert l^each, county clerk, said that he had tound nothing missing from his office. Front doors to the courthouse, which can be unlocked irom the outside, w-ere also found to be open. Mahon, when contact^ Muo-day night, said that there was no evidence anything had been taken or molested, and indicated the pos- FRENCH HEROINE WELCOMED ~ Lt Genevieve de Galard-Terraube, 29-year-old Frencn Air Force nurse, heroine of the fallen Indochina fortress of Dien Bien Phu, is greeted at International Airport in New York by Jean deLargarde. French Consul General in New York. She was invited by Congress to make the trip to the United States. have had rates of less than 60 cents — Kaufman County' with 50 cents and Bowie; Countv with 58 cents.    ! A break - down of the funds to ■ which the tax money will go: 25 cents for the general fund; 13 cents for the jury fund: 15 cents for road and bridge funds: and : 25 cents for permanent improve-1 ment fund. The    "r* me    Pre^™    gm    JrL“    Lii : and the road and bridge fund are    Washington    today. Reds Remain Inside Korea, Rhee Reminds ÁHS Sets Classes Far Gifted Pupils the same as in the old tax rate. The assessment for the permanent improvement fund ha.s been on the I’nittHl SNtto.s “ He addt*d: T» .Meet Issue • Presidenl Kisenhower and StH.'-retary Dulles will iiu'et this iwue a.s (»e uge ashingtfui. .Ahraham Lin-olit, Theodore HikisovoU or Franklin D Roosevelt would ha\e if they w ere here . his place. ‘Kserv PemtKrat. every Tnde- the 79ih district t>ench trom which the St.ite Siipienu- Court remo\ed h:m The court’s unprecedented ac- Brady said the Starr County votes reduced Mullen's lead bv 77 votes to 96. and chopped Burns' lead by 126 to 378. Even before Brady telephoned the outcome had he<'ome fairly certain The number of uncounted ab-.sentee ballots uncounte«i in Starr County, which stixxl at “about 400” this morning, was reviuced to sibility that the doors and windows had been left open Saturday ; Tr^j^tees heard from Dr. Charles grounds and improvements to the Abilene High School has taken I set up advanced, or especially dif- courthou.se and jail, steps to offset criticism that mod- j ficult. studies for pupils with out-em curricula are geared to medi- j standing scholastic records. of two teachers with an outspoken complaint that the Communists were not driven , . o- ^    i    out of Korea because “some people the A>n,,gW «hat your its name implies—improvements to county property of a permanent    w. nature. Of the 25    cents being levied    . The peppery old    statesman-l^ for this purpose.    15 cents has been    is 79—w&s a notable    exception    to tagged to retire    a bond issue pro- , the rule that says    * posed Monday for financing fair    If'« . pleasantries when they first ar- boys came to Korea and to our rescue.” night. THE WEATHER i Romine, AHS principal. Monday night that four special classes to btgin this fall have been organized for especially brilliant pupils. The courses are to be English 3 ifor the 11th grade), English 4 (12th grade), .American History tilth grade), and Civics (12th B, a. DKPABTMtXT OK (O.WMEKCE WE.XTHER Bl BEAI .XBILENE -XM> VICINITY - Clear to partly ckmdj’ «*»<1 Tweaday and Wed-    o-——    » ---- ------ ; neaday. .Sluiht cftance for ahower* Tuf*-    j F.iclors in the pupils' records Jc.m Hix. GMesvillo. elementary; NORTH CENTRAL .'J    which    were    considered    in    choosing    Gaynelle Lambert. Sweetwater. Clear to partly CKHidy ana n,H Resignations of two were accepted. They are Mary Sue Owen, third grade. College Heights School and Floyd Lewis Duncan, sixth grade. Fannin School. Miss Owen will teach in Germany, and Duncan in California. The board employed the following new teachers: Mrs. Mary Curry Davis. .Abilene, music: Jo Ann Hitt. Cisco, elementary: Carole The balance will go into the fund as it has in the past, as a backlog for future improvements. Bonds Not Cause .Although the vote to raise county taxes came on the same day that the commissioners went on record as approving an election on issuing rive. State Department official* were not disturbed, however, pointing out later that Rhee was simply restating a view he often has expressed before. Rhee Welcomed The welcoming party at the airport included Vice President Nixon, .Adm. .Arthur W. Radford, Sec-retarv of State Dulles. Gens. Mat- bonds for the fair grounds    ^    Ridgway,    James    A.    Van courthouse and jail improvements. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe said the proposed $850,000 bond issue was not the cause of the tax rate increase. The need for additional revenue tu>n wa> on groumis of m:-sconduct.} “about D5 iiuIudtnK di'ini.^s.d ot a grand jury inve>ligating Laughlin him.self. But It ai>o woulvl mean that Sam Burri.s. backed by Parr s j>olitical pendent, every Republican, pn ory *‘>iHH»sition the KrtH'Jom Party, is oiher man and woman wiuthy of;    di.Ntrici attorney Burris is tnizenship of this great republic. | now county a’torney of Jim \Sells v ill work with the President.! ('^nnty. He would succet\l Di.^L n arch with him. and. if worst Atty Raeburn Norri.s, Parr-backed i’omes to worst, they will fight, man wlx» sought re eleclion. with him to the last drop ot .Amer-i The unotlicial count indicated loan bh^Hi under the cross of the Parr .s nephew. Archer Parr, failed (rucifuNl Christ and the flag of | in trying to move up from Du\ al thi« republic.    i    County .sheriff fo slate representa- The I nitrtl States will win o\er|tive. His opiMinent. Bob Mullen of the godless, cutthroat forct*s of Alice, held a narrow lead conununism m Hu.ssia, China, or wherever it may be. to make the forces of lilierty sale" Sen Symington 'DMo' recalled to the Senate that he had made a Final district totals were not im-mevliately available. Asst. State Atty. Gen Fugeiu 1 Brady went to Starr County to round up nussing ab.sontot* ballots On that hasis. there were not enough votes out to switch the trend Here’s how the situation shaiicd up. with the estimated 175 ballots still uncounted: District Judge- Laughlin 9.840. Heath 9.523 District .Attorney: Burns 9,523. Norris 9.(>25. State Representative Mullen 10,-380. Parr 10.207 In Duval County itself, Parr’s •'Old Partv” defeated Freedom ihi'wrr*. EAST TEX.AS — P«rtl}' doudy and warm «hnmfh Wodnr^diy '»»th »v-attfrrd thund^r»hOHer*.    »ouih SiHTH CF;NTBSL TEXAS — P*rtb rloud^ «nd hot ihnnyih Wedin-»d*y "Oh K-atter^ thand»rO»ow*r», nH»nb widrb' north. TE.HPERATl BE ■Mon »,■> W Si •0 «3 «- »7 A M Mon 97 101 U.3 1» : » 3 M 4 30 5 10 « M 7:30 « .30 » 30 to 30 11 3lt P M. K» Uhi 105 IOC I« Î04 101 «I 34 RESIDENTS FLEE «30    — H'«h »od low trmreratur« for 14 hours St s pm 107 and W Hiah «nd km tamporaturrs aame dale Ust year «3 and 74. , , .    .    ,    „    '    Suni^et    last    niaht    7    41    pm    Sunrise    to- Party candidates decisively, piill- ^ ¡f, sunaet tom*ht 7 4i p_m. for the “Duke i Rarvmeter readSni at 9:30 pm »07 mg 3 085 to 1.515 of Duval's” optHxsiiion. NO RELIEF FORECAST ,p«-ch on    nhmit    '    the    |    Ih,    laok growing .strength of the Communists on the land and sea and in the air ” • I do not believe we are taking adequate step.s to defend our-aelv OS.’’ Symington .said SiNi Hickenlot>i>er 'Blowa> re-reived word off the incident fnim re{x»rters N'fore it was antuninced to the Senate. of news on how they went had held up determination of the cKisc district rac'-s Tonight Brady advued by telephone that the remaining absentee hallot.s addtnl 66 votes to l.aughlin's lead over M.ukt-ll Heath. Falfur-rias attorney, thus widening I^augh-Im’s lead to 3lW. OirouihW^n^i^with^ (rw thunder- personnel for these classes include ; commercial.-high school: Mrs Al- ,    countv's genera! operation their past grades, teachers' opin- ' berta    has increased steadily in recent ions, reading ability, intelligence tary:    he said, pointing out that quotients, interest in subject and , Spanish    the coumv’s expenditures last year achievement tests.    I This wiU be the first year m lal education, and Mr=i Mary Jo    several    years    Tavlor    County which the Abilene schools have Wright. Abilene, elementary.    ;    ^general fund invested in U, S Government bonds. Last year it was necessary to cash $20.000 of these bonds. Another $20.00* County Auditor Herbert Middleton told the commissioners Monday another $20,000 of the general fund now in government bonds must be cashed this year and that at the present rate the remaining $26.000 would have to be cashed in two years or less. The county also has $10.000 of the jury fund and $5.000 from Road District 3 fund invested in U. S. securities. In additioo to the ft)-cent county tax rate, property owners in Pre- Roaring Fire Encircles Lake Travis Resort City KrUttvf humidilx »t • 30 p ra. t'uni. 30 p«tr 10th Straight 100 Reading Bakes City .Abilene baked in its 10th .straight day of 100 degree or more tern-IH'rature Monday as the mercury sluH up to 107. The Monday high Merkel Pair Slain in Murder-Suicide BY BILL Tl RSFR Rfporler-.Nei»» Staff Writer MERKEL, July 26—A Merkel eouple was slain m what aptH-ared to l»e a murder and suicide shooting Monday evening in the City Drug Store here. F.arl Miller, about 52. appar-#ntly was killed instantly about • pm. by a 22 calitier bullet Ihiough the right temple His wile, Mary Miller, about Floods Kill 1,000 In Indio, Tibet NEW DELHI, India cfw- Re|Hirt.s fioin the India TiM bonier say more than 1.000 persons died In the floods which swept the Tibetan Irad« cantor of GyaiiU« last week. .»0 duHl 2‘i heur.N later at Sadlvr Clinic Hospital She also was shot in the heatl by a 22 caliber bullet Sheriff Ed Powell saui, before Mrs. Miller died* "Apparently it is an attempltHl munler and suicide on his (Millei's) part” However, nn inquest verdict by Justice of the Peace 11 F Long of Abilene was not due untd Fues-day. Conita Rugby. 16 year-old stnla fount.iin clerk, was the only other t>er»on present at the tirug store, owned by Mrs Miller, when the sluHiting took place The girl told Sheriff Powell she was In the front part of the store and could partially aee into a hack room where Mr. and Mrs MUler were argumg over the di vorce Mis Miller was seeking Comta said she s;iw a pistol in Miller’s hand and heard Mrs Miller plead; “Earl, don’t please" Two shots followcil m rapid suc-ce.sNion The girl found Mrs Miller lying on the fliHir at the back d«H>r of the store Miller was on the ground just outside ' Comta told Powell she had come to work alHvut 4 pm She said Miller came to the store atuuit 5 .ki, left after a short time and then came back again Powell askiM what Mr and Mrs Miller were talking alHuit “I didn't listen very closely he cause 1 didn’t think it was any of my business, but I heard they were tiee StaytiMt. Pf, l-A. Cel 1 Al STLN, Julv 36 Lfv—Flames . ow area were thi*eatened. frem a roarms «dar brush fire!    o(    l»dd C.iy, a small virtually encircled the laike Travis resort ciHnmuniiy oi Dodd City to- i resort tow n of 100 population on ! Lake Travis, fled to the lakeside for safety when roaring fkunes 30 to 40 feel high threatened to engulf the town. State police said three houses were caught m the blaze and others threatened. Five Highway Patrol units were in the area. equalUHl the previous high for the ^    35    southeast year .set on July 13 Fiftei'n days of the last 17 the mercury has gone to Uki or above ■\bilene was the third hottest sta- day. but residents were not believed in immediate danger. The blaze was one of two that roared out of control near here The Red Croas designated the Dodd City blaze a dusaster situation. The .secoivd fire raged in the pine :    CCT    f^FRXAANY    SAYS* wixvds of Rluecher and Bastrop ^    ■    VJtMVlAn    I    aMld. state parks between Bastrop and Sec Tax Rate, Pg. 3-A. Col 3 Fleet of Korean War fame, and others. Rhee spoke so softly, however, that the official party probably did not hear his complaint. He spoke into a microphone connected with loudspeakers so far away that his words did not come back to the group. Dispatches from Seoul have indicated that Rhee. in his talks with Eisenhower, will ask for military equipment for 10 to 20 more divisions than the 20 his republic now has. He also is expected to ask for more economic aid from the United Stales which is now providing South Korea with about 260 million dollars worth a year. Eisenhower is expected to ask Rhee to soften his anlaifonism toward Japan a.nd to shelve for the present his dream oi uniting North and South Korea. Rhee was accompanied by his .Austrian - born wife who was dre.ssed in a straw-colored Korean summer gown. Wives of Korean diplomats, dressed in multicolored pastel gowns, joined the embassy staff and other Koreans, waving Red, white and blue Korean flags. tat ion reporting Monday Highest wt*re 169 at .Austin and 168 at JuncluMi The highest temix*rature ever recorded here wa.s 111 on Aug 3, 1943 Highe.st July reading was set on July 18. 1886, when the thermometer read 110 Hot wi'athcr was predicted by tht* weatherman again for Tuesday Dne I'on.'iolation — there was a slight chance for .showers Tut»s day night Ten\|>erature.s since July 10 when ! the fiiNt UK) degree mark was reacheil this year are as follows of here ResideBt» 1-Tcc D»H>uiy Sheriff H. E Bowden said there had been no official or-! der to evacuate the DvkW City j community, a tishing and bi^ating center, but that many residents fled to the lakeshore for safely. Firefighting equipment and sUte the Dr. John, Security Chief, Could Hove Been Drugged |x>lice cars cvvncentrait'd in the niissmg security chief, was lured area. All except emergency traffic ' ^10 Communist East Berlin and vvas haltevl on Ranch Road 820,    have been drugged by a Red leading into the fire area The fire | agent, the government said toviay. was burning on both sales of a •*xhe facts do not .sub.stantiate BONN. Germany, July 26 f>— 122 even 00 ti» afternoon when he Dr Otto John. West Germany’s disappeared ” The .sevninty chief went to Berlin July 18 to attend the West Ger- Julv 10 . July 11 July 13 July IS . July 14 Juiy 15 July 16 . July 17 July I« July 19 July 20 Julv 21 July 23 July 23 . July 24 . July 25 . July 2f . >eeeeee*«i 166 102 104 107 166 97 99 lOl 161 ftX) m 166 101 160 lOl 105 lOT t\*unty road that leads from 620 to IVMd City. No casualties had btH'n retxvrtevl. One fireman was overcome by heat but quickly recovered after oxygen was administered. Radii« in thU parched, drought-seartNl Central Texas area blared re|H‘ated calls for volunti'eT workers to fight the blazes Scmie 250 volunlters. state ixvlice and other ofticers were battling the Lake Travis blate At alvout 7 pm. a series of the thtHvry that Dr Jolm left West Berlin with traitorous intentions,” it said. Feileral Interior Minister Gerhard Schroeder read to a crowded news conference the German government’s first official report on the strange disapi>earance of the man who direv'ted West Germany’s countermtelUgence fight against the Communists. RekH'tmg Communist a.s>ertuvns that Dr. John has desertevi to the Ea.st Schrv>eder said* “It IS a (act that Dr John want- ba».ktire.s had bt'en set in an etiurt ed to return from Berlin to his to halt the forw arvl progress of the heaJquarters in Cologne. His flames f ighters said they believed they ctHild bring it under ixvntrol unless the witxl changos. Several homo« in the Gunn Hoi- schedule clearly pointed to his intention to go back to Cologne. For instance, he made a plane reservi-UOB for Um return flight on July man Parliament's presidential election there and ceremonies commemorating the abortive pl<H of June 20. in*, on Hitler’s life ‘False Pretense*’ "Many clues indicate that Dr. John has been lured across the border imder false pretenses.” Schroeder said. "Every motive of Dr John for a voluntary crossing of tlze bonlw into the East is lacking . . AU his connections show he IS a Westerner, not an Easterner ” Schroeder said it is possible that a Communist <kK*tar who aecom-panied the anti-spy chief m a taxi acuvss the sector border last Tues day night “used methods to influence Dr John with drugs which this doctor learnetl from Hiller’s personal phy sician.” Schroeyler called the physician, Ur. WoUgaoi Wahlgemuth. the key figure in John’s disappearance. “Dr. Wohlgemuth is an expert in the use of drugs,” the minister said “It is known that he took over the practice of Hitler’s personal physician. Dr Morell, who specialized in drugs. Therefore the possible use of drugs in the case of John cannot be excluded.” In further support of the gov-ernmeut’s contention tliat John was lured into the East. Schroeder said the security chief did not take any official documents with him. NEWS INDEX SICTION A W»in«ii'9 ii«w» Seort« SkCTION g fdilerial* ........ Oil Ntwt......... Comic«    .    •    •    •    < f«rm, wMirkcei . • • • 1 fteéèe. TV . 4-s 4.7 . I . 1 .. 4 . 7 • ;

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