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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               PARTLY CLOUDY gPbtlene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 40 AuocUitA (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 28, 1954 SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Rhee Asks U. S. Back i _ Attack on Red China NURSES GREET FRENCH Genevieve French: nurse heroine of Dien Biea Phu, shakes hands with Lt. Grace Blackhurst, U.S. Air Force nurse from Boiling Field, during honor guard reception at National Airport on her arrival in Washington. Newly Elected DuvalTax Man Indicted SAN-DIEGO, Tex. aWesus Oliviera, newly elected Duval County tax assessor-collector, has been indicted by a grand jury probing county finances -on four counts and conspiracy. Saturday he defeated Gilbert Binojosa for the post. The former sheriff was indicted yesterday along with three others, including H, L, Adame, county school superintendent, and D. C. Chapa, former .tax assessor-collec- tor of the Benavides Independent School District Chapa and Adara under, roents. Seven erf theft gf over were returned against Adame, and Chapa was indicted for conversion of public money. Sheriff Archer Parr said he was unable to release the name of the other man indicted yesterday until he was arrested or made bond. Meanwhile, Judge A. S. Broad- foot took the stand for the fifth day in a hearing to quash indictments issued by the present grand jury against George Parr alfd others. The defendants have charged Broadfoot with bad faith in dis missing the previous jury panel and appointing the present one. Broadfoot was repeatedly ques-. tioned by Manuel.Raymond of La- redo, attorney for Parr and the other defendants, on the part the state attorney general and his men played in the ousting of the jury commission and the men chosen by it. The judge said that a report on Duval County finances made by Stai.G-viuditdr C. H. Caviness car- ried considerable weight in making up his mind. Chest X-Ray Total Is Far Below 1953 Apparently people haven't been too scared about their lungs by the recent doctors' reports on cig arettes. Reports from the State Health Kept X-ray .unit at Thornton's are far. below last year's. A total of people had thei: "pictures snapped" during thi unit's three-weeks' visit in 1953 Mrs. Lucille Burleson of the Tay lor County Health Unit said. So far this year, with only three days to go; a total of people little more than half of 1953's to tal, have visited the machine Technician Arnold Delgado re porfed. Wednesday morning was a riea low on the unit's record so fa with 200. IB take Tuesday. The unit will be open or; ground floor of Thornton's throng Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Delgado said. The X-rays ar Final Democratic fax Defeated WASHINGTON W-The House today defeated last-ditch Demi crate move to strip a taie cut o from President Eisen howtr'i revision program. The next move is expected to bi final passage of a. compromise reviiion measure whic woold reduce the nation'! 1954 tax I IMHilOMOl Shootings Part Of'Red Plan' WASHINGTON Eisenhower said to ay the Chinese Communist attacks on. American and Brit h planes are part of the Red Plan to split the Western Al es. He declared the United States means to defend its Ights. The President told a news conference the American escue planes which were attacked by the Chinese Cbmmun sis were engaged in legitimate business. The United States means to defend its rights when ver it is engaged oh legiti- mate business, he said. The American aircraft shot down wo Red planes' after being at- acked over the South China Sea. The -President also dealt with hese' "other- 'matters LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM isenhower said he would be more han bitterly disappointed if Con- Tress should adjourn without ap- roving such administration meas- res as those dealing with foreign id, farm policy, tax revision, ousing and social security. And he added, in reply to a uestion, that he feels an increase n the 275-biilion-dollar national ebt ceiling is inescapable. said he is highly pleased with the agree- ment reached by Great Britain and gypt on terms for settling their rgument over the Suez Canal one.................. The agreement reflects states- manship and patience on both ides, he said, adding that he hopes Igypt now will be able to advance her friends from both econo- mic and security standpoints. said he still supports Sen. Cooper (K-Ky) or re-election despite Cooper's reak with the administration on wo votes in connection with the tomic- energy bill. The President said Cooper came him and -was honest about the rhole thing in explaining his posi- ion. He said he respects tie sena- or's opposition on a legal question involved in the issue. FOOD President expressed the hope that food prices will stabilize if Congress passes he administration bill calling for flexible .farm price-support pro- ;ram instead of the rigid support Ian now in effect- TARIFFS-The United States, he President said, must continue o work toward a free flow of world trade: even though lie'found t necessary to hike the tariff on certain imported patches up to oO per cent. House Passes Billion Aid Program House raalJy passed and sent to the Senate today a bill appropriating to finance the foreign aid program for the present fiscal year. The 265-128 roll call vote ratified tentative approval given the bill yesterday after seven hours of debate. The bill is the last of the appro- priation measures to be considered by the House this year. Its total is less than President Eisenhower requested, but his house leaders, with Demo- cratic support, beat back efforts to trim it further. The bill went to the Senate, where it joins a separate measure authorizing the foreign aid pro- gram. The Senate planned to take up the House-passed authorization today. Preliminary approval of the ap- propriations measure after seven hours of House debate yesterday brought from Majority Leader Hal- leek (R-Ind) a prediction that the House would be ready to adjourn finally by the end of this week. However, it must wait for the Sen- ate, whose leaders now are shoot- ing for Aug. 7 adjournment. 2 Million Asian Army Proposed WASHINGTON Korean President Syng- man Rhee proposed today that an Asian army of more than two million men be backed by U.S. guns, planes and ships, launch a counterattack on Communist China. In a speech prepared for delivery before a joint ses- sion of Congress, the fiery 79-year-old Korean leader said- "Let us remember that peace cannot be restored in the world half Communist and half democratic. Decisions Needed "Your momentous decision is needed now to make Asia safe for freedom, for that will automatically settle the Chest to Include USO in'54 Budget Abilene Community Chest ors voted Wednesday morning to nclude the USO among its agen- :es. At present there is no USO or- anization here, but money will go or USO work with the or so aylor. County men in the service oth here and abroad. D. F. McCarthy, spokesman for he board of directors, made the nnounceme'nt.. With the coming of Abilene Air orce Base, a USO club will prob- bly be needed, McCarthy added. Wding it to the Chest is in part n anticipation of this need. Abilene has been one of the few hests in the state which has not icluded the USO among its agen- ies, he .said. Bro Mingus, local USO chair- nan, said that -at present, need or a USO club cannot be pre- icted, but that the local board The President said he is not ready, announce ,just what steps he might take toward granting sov- ereignly to West .He made that reply when asked for lis views on a resolution by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The. resolu ion in effect supports.sovereignty by direct presidential action unless Trance- ratifies the European' De ense Community Treaty. Eisenhower said he thoroughly approves the resolution, but tha the matter of just what steps might be taken will have to be left to further study. HUNGRY BURGLAR READY TO EAT SAN ANTONIO Ml When San 'Antonio police 'captured 'i burglar in a restaurant, he ex- plained that he was hungry) hadn't eaten in Then they looked over the loot. It included 31 pounds of potato chips, a bag of 'chill peppers, hot sauce, gum; dill pitkles and some clears. has hopes' that the national organ- ization will help in establishing a club'.here. Money from the Abilene Chest will go to help other TJSO clubs where Taylor County sen-icemen are for overseas enter- tainment, and for aid to service- men in the U. S. and abroad, Mingus said. "We're very happy about Mingus said. "We believe we owe it to the boys from Taylor County who are in the service in other This is the third year that the IjSO has applied for admittance to the Abilene Chest, Mingus said. The agency will probably present a budget of he said. Walter Johnson, Fanners and Merchants National Bank presi- dent and recently appointed dis- trict representative for the USO, worked with Mingus on the appli- cation to the Chest board. Heat Wave To Continue world Communist prohlem in Europe, Africa and America." Rhee told Congress the essence of Soviet strategy for world con- quest is to lull Americans into a "sleep of death by talking peace until the Soviet Union possesses enough hydrogen bombs and inter- continental bombers to pulverize the airfields and productive cen- ters of the United States by sneak attack." Rhee has Jong advocated re- suming hostilities in Korea to drive the Communists out of the northern half of his 'divided land. But this appeared to be the first time he proposed an all-out attack on the Chinese mainland itself. He did not. call for the use of U.S. foot soldiers. Against Policy Rhee's call to arms ran counter to U.S. policy, expressed by both President Eisenhower and .Secre- tary State Dulles. Both said publicly last week the United States' does not Tavor 'resumption of. the. Korean War, "The American AlrTorce aswel as the Navy would be needed to insure the success of the counter attack oh the Red Chinese Rhee said, adding: "But let me repeat, no American foot soldiers.' And, the South Korean leader asserted: "The Soviet Union will -not stop of its own '.volition. It must be stopped." Offers Divisions Urging the United States to act now, Rhee said the Republic of Korea has offered this nation its 20 equipped divisions and the men to make up 20 more. He said a million and a hall young Koreans ask for nothing better than to fight for the cause of human freedom, their honor anc their nation." He noted that the government o: Nationalist China on Formosa also has offered the United States 000 men of its armed forces and additional reserves." Rhee contended return of the Chi nese mainland to the side of the free wcrld automatically woulc produce a victorious end .to th< wars in Korea and Indochina ant would swing the balance of powe so strongly against Russia that it HOT RUN-OFF FORECAST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i More 100-degree-plus' weather baked Texas again Wednesday as heat wave combined with a drought to bring misery to millions and near ruin.to.farmlands and The Weather Bureau offered lit- le hope of relief from either the heat or the drought. Forecasts call- ed for" continued clear cloudy skies and high tempera- ures.. A few isolated or occasional hundershowers predicted could jarely afford local relief. Row crops wilted and pastures turned irown and sere in the dry heat. Water suppb'es dwindled, electric consumption approached the limits ;n manyr localities, and livestock suffered. Feed Program Approved In Austin, Gov. Allan Shivers said the U.S. Department of Agri- culture has approved his recom- mendations.for providing feed con centrates- -along -with hay for drought-stricken Texas Counties. Shivers said the aid from the hay and-feed concentrate program would be forthcoming in a "matter of hours." State Agriculture Com- missioner John C. White was due in Washington Wednesday to sign the necessary documents. Stricken -rice- crops in the upper Gulf Coast area were being helped by water purchased from the neV Lavon Reservoir in Collin County, water Is being used in Liberty and Chambers counties. Bmoria and Fort Bead Cowty armers are receiving acre eet of water daily from the Whit- ney Dam Reservoir. The Whitney supply is replaced by water from 3ossum Kingdom Dam, another Srazcs River Authority project in the Mineral Wells area. The hot weather was causing all ;inds of discomfort. Near Austin, two brush fires burned on after days, of feeding on the tinder-dry countryside. At Houston, windows in three sky- scrapers had to be pried open when building engineers walked off their jobs and left the buildings without air-conditioning. Dallas, under alternate days of water restrictions, was almost sure Wednesday to have its 24th consec- utive day of 100-degree or hotter temperatures. At a.m., the temperature in Dallas was a hot, sleep-killing 85 degrees. OntsUe SfeeplBg Popular It was the same over much of the state. Travelers along the highways saw hundreds of persons sleeping outside in an effort to get a breath of'air, Temperatures Tuesday included Presidio's 112 degrees, highest in the state, and Galvestcn's M, the lowest maximum. Others: Dalbart, Brownsville, Amarillo, Dallaj and Childress 100; Del Rio 110, Laredo 109; Midland, San Antonio and Salt Flat 106; Houston 95, Victoria 103, Junction and Austin 105, Waco, San Angelo, Mineral Wells and Cotulla 102; Lubbock, Lufldn, Fort Worth and Abilew 101. Billfold Bandit Adjudged Insane George Chester SewelU Jr known throughout Texas recentl as -the "billfold may no je brought to Abilene to be' triec on nine indictments relume against him here. Sewell had been in custody Galveston several weeks and wa wanted at a number of cities o theft complaints, but authorities here understood he was to be brought to Abilene to face tria before being taken to the" othe places wanting him. However, the sheriffs depar ment learned Wednesday morninj that Sewell is in Lubbock, hs been adjudged insane and i awaiting transportation to a men tal hospital. This information wa received through the Departmen of Public Safety, which contacted Lubbock by radio. Authorities here did not taw why Sewell was taken to Lubbock unless it was because he relatives -here. 100-Degree Siting May Be Broken Abilene's string of or-higher weather "may bt broken today or Thursday. The Abilene Weather Burea forecast a high today of betwte 98 and 102 decrees. His forecai for Thursday was for a maximu temperature of only M. Chances for, rain- are riot'.fnx the Weather Bureau reported. Tuesday' t- hifh of Wl made tin lift straight day of temperature of 100 or DON. Duld not dare risk war with the nited States. 'Unless we win China back, an timate victory for the. free world he said. !f Russia rushed its own ground rces into the battle for China, hee said it would justify the de- motion of the Soviet centers of eduction by the American Air orce before the Soviet Hydrogen mbs had been produced in quan- y." "I am aware that this is a hard he said. "But the Com- unists have made this a hard odd in which to be soft is to be- me a slave." PEGLEG BAMBI Although minus half a front leg and the'hooves from the feet on his right side, this old fawn gulps with gusto the milk given him by Don Wil- liams and Dona Kae Monacelli. The tiny deer was in- jured when struck by a mowing a hayfield on the Walter J. Cook farm near N.Y. His twin was killed. The Cooks outfitted Bambi with this peg leg and nursed him back to health. ,___________. __ County Conventions Next Arena in Control Battle By CLAYTON HICKERSON Anecltted PrtM Stiff County Democratic conventions, set Saturday in Texas, promised i be 'the aext big arena of the "ontlnuing war for 'party control n the state. battles .ap- reared inevitable Wednesday fieral elements, backing candi- ate-for-goyernor Ralph Yarbor- inroads at last Satur- ay's precinct meetings into the onsefvative strength of Gov. 'Al- an Shivers. County meanwhile, met Tuesday to canvass Satur- ay's jrimary and .there were ome minor changes reported from unofficial tabulations. Shivers Gains Votes In Travis County, for, instance, hivers was given a 713-vote gain ver the first unofficial reports: delayed returns were reported rom Tarrant County, but T. Y. lollins, president of the Yarbpr- ugh Club, said there was nothing the report that boxes were with- eld in hopes to swing them for hivers. Tom Ward, Tarrant Coun- y chairman, said all three late box- were conservative, and "ftere was nothing to indicate any effort to swing votes. The filial count between leading candidates for governor in Fort Worth showed Yarborough with votes and Shivers with Shivers; haroV pressed by Yar- borough, apparently faced the bit- political career in the forthcoming terest, 'hardest fight of his long run-off campaign. He had lost votes since 1952 when Yarborough had- gained. Exactly what caused the change in; Texas voters .was hard to ex- plain: Issues of the campaign were many and -varied. But tne issue both stressed strongly during the primary battle was party loyalty: Yarborough said it was the main issue. Shivers said he was willing to fight it out on that basis. It was the governor, more than any other man perhaps, who led the state's-Democratic party organization into the Eisen- hower camp in 1952. Thousands of Democratic voters followed him in- to the GOP fold. Yarborough backed Democratic GOOD GOVERNOR' Ike Lauds Shivers At News Parley By ELIZABETH CAWSNTER Reporter-News WASHINGTON, July 28 dent Eisenhower today declared hat Gov. Allan Shivers is his friend, one he likes a lot and ad- mires, and that; furthermore, he las made a good governor. The President vcllingly injected himself into the Texas Democrat- c runoff when a reporter, Sarah McCIendon of the El Paso Times, asked him a question. S CongreumeB "Mr. she asked, "in the Tetas elections this year .Gov- ernor Shivers, who supported you in 1952 faces a very close runoff, and the five congressmen who sup- ported you have either retired vol- untarily or at the polls. Do you bare any The President first pointed out that jv is th'e other party (than his own) having the elec- tions. He added, however, that he would like to say that'he would like to say that Gov. Shivers is a friend of his and that he likes and admires him. He said he feels that Shivers has good gov- ernor. The President said bt was pleased that Shivers found it prop- er to support him in 1952 and that, being a native-born Texan, he has continued interest in the state.' The three Texas congressmen who are retiring voluntarily are Rep. J. Frank Wilson tf Dallas who openly supported Eisenhower far President; Hep. John Lyle of christi Hep. Uoyd Bentsen. JE of McAIlen, whose jreference in the presidential elec- ion was never completely. clear. Lucas Backed Adlal Of the two Texas congressmen who were defeated, Rep. Ken Re- gan of Midland had announced he would not vote for Adlai Steven son in 1962 and never made a fur (her 'statement. Rep, Wingate La cas of-Fort Worth, however, open y. supported Stevenson, a fact the reporter apparenHr overlooked. Miss McCIendon said she pre- faced bif question about the five congressmen -who supported Iki on the basis of "another Texas congressman who had quietly can vassed the delegation's vote in the presideritia nominee Adlai Stevenson. The Texas Election'Bureau, un- fficial vote tabulating afency, in ts final report Tuesday the pri- mary votes to for Yarborotjgh.' Less than 000 of the votes cast ad- not .been counted. _ Ron Off Forced 'Two feser B. Cyclone'-' Davis with votes and J. J. Holmes with orced the run off. A candidate uist have per .cent pint one f all votes cast to win without run off. If Shivers had all the votes uncounted, e couldn't make it. The governor, seeking an im- recedented third elective terrm ed in 133 counties. Yarborough ook 119 counties. In-two others iey tied, 32Q votes each in Hart- ey .County and each in Parky r'County. Farm-Labor -_ Political- observers, across the fate, believe that Yarborough's ig gains over Shivers from the 952 Shivers polled for Yar- caused in large aart by the farm and labor voters witching support. Both candidates made strong ap- Deals for the farm-labor bloc, but was generally conceded that most of it went to Yarborough. A four-day, convention of the Texas Federation.' of Labor, a group of Corpus during the: primary campaigns-turned into a attack on Shivers. Yarborougb was a speaker at the convention. Farmers generally were upset over the new sliiing scale on par- ty supports. Shivers- lost votes from his 1952 primary total: Yarborough gained at the same time, although there" were 'only more votes cast ,in, the governor's race of Last Saturday's was a-recori primary vott for an election held in a non-presidential WHAT'S NEWS ON NSIDE PAGES DOWN, Hora- tio Atger story of "poor-boy-, mokes-good" gets o roughing up. It's Iht rich boyi in fop: positions: Reod Poge 2-A; TINNIBH WHIRLYMRD Politico! compoigning in Ten- nessee turns into o race betweeri Pot Sutton's helicopter and Estei Kefauver'vautbmobllt. Poge 6-A. WHO'S TO gotta stop kicking our foreign policy around until we'rt rfody to ttjl the foreign policy officials what wont them to do. Page 14.B. 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