Abilene Reporter News, July 31, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER; LIGHT RAIN POSSIBLE ®he 3^i)orter~jBettó mdbjiing"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 43AuoriatfH Prtu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, .lULY 31, 1954—FOURTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« ONt'E A TANK — Allison Watson, 19. of Santa Anna, holds the mangled end of a six-inch by three-foot kero* sene tank f(^r a steam unit that exploded Friday at Watts Drilling Co., 2101 South Treadaway Blvd. Watson was knocked unconscious and another man, Thomas Marr, 26, was hospitalized. {Staff Photo) Window-Rattling Blast Hurts Man, Blows Youth 20 Feet Thonia!» Marr, 26. of 749 Peach St . uas injuretl about 4 40 pm. Friday when a fuel tank on a steam unit c.xpIiHied at Wa’*.s Drilling Cu, 2101 South Treadaw ay Blvd. The explosion rattled windows e’ght blocks away and knocked unconscious .VlU.son Watson, 19, of Santa Anna. VSatsnn was blown about 20 fet't frinn the cleaninc unit without apparent injury. Marr is in Si, Ann Hospital '*^>r treatment of concus..um damaite to both ear drums His injuries are not severe, h;s diKtor said Marr, Watson and anoth*»r employe were atiempting to re-ignite a torch used to heat water for steam in the unit when the fuel tank exploded. It contained kerosene Fir« Marslial L A Blackwood said the tank was apparently em-ly and fumes exploiled when a fire wa« ignited nearby. Marr was kneeling down beside the steam unit and Wat on was standing close by. Waison said Fragments of the tank were found a.s far as 1"0 feet away by Blackwixxi and .\ssi.dant Fire Chief Howarvl Hill, both of whom in\esti-gated. The steel fuel tank was about SIX inches in diameter and Ihrtc feet long, WaUon said. I The blast caved in the side of the ' heavy steel steam lank Conçus-I Sion broke a window in the siiop. Officers Seek Indicled Judge STWTON’. Tex. July 30 James -McMornes, former Marlin County judge charged with theft of public fund.s, wa.s sought tonight by ! officer.s belwtvn here and the .Mexican border. bix new indietment.s were re-j turned yesterday McMornes could I not be found for arrest. He has ; p<isted $9,000 bail on three mdict-! ments returned July 15 McMornes resigned July $ The I C‘ unty had been found too broke ; to nuH'l its payroll, j Mc.Morne.s disclaime^i blame fur ‘ "the financial cn.us in the county” in his lesignation Father he told , a reporter, ‘T guess we sf>ent a lot ; of mont y fcHilishly. and I'm sorry ” .McMornes* bond was set at $3.000 on each new intliclment by • Judge Charlie SuUixan of the H8th ' District Court. Ike, Rhee Affirm Aim To Cooperate WASHINGTON, July 30 (ffl -President Eisenhower and President Syngman Rhee of South Korea tonight affirmed their determination to work together in close cooperation ‘‘to attain oar common objectives” regarding Korea. A joint statement issued at the White House at the conclusion of a week of conferences indicated that the United States and Korea would take their case for unification of North and South Korea to the United Nations for settlement. There was no evidence that President Rhee had been able to achieve American backing for his frank proposal to launch a “counterattack” eventually against Communist China, whose armies helped consolidate Red rule in North Korea. More Talks Se» Nor was there any mention of an agreement on a military buildup for tlie South Korean army. However the joint statement said that military and economic advisers of the two countries will continue the'r talks in Washington on “more detailed discussions of the questions of common interest which concern them.” Noting that last year President Rhee and Secretary of State Dulles had agreed that the United States and South Korea would again consult if the political conference following the Korean armistice failed to produce a satisfactory settlement the statement declared: Reds Baik “This conference was held at Geneva from .^pril 26 to June 15, 1954 but at that meeting the Communists refused to accept any formula for the unification of Korea on the basis of genuinely free elections under U N. supervision.” It said the Communists continued to press for arrangements “which would have led directly and in-1 evitably to extinguish tlie liberties of the Korean people.” “We reaffirm our intention to move forward, in accordance with . the Charter of the United Nations and the resolutions of the General .Assembly on Korea, to achieve a unified democratic and independent Korea,” the statement said. -Inch Deluges North Harris County Tropical Storm Cools Hot State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain you could me?«ure by the foot hammered Southeast Texas around Houston Friday, flooding bayous and ' homes and chasing 100 families to emergency shelter, i Up to 14 inches fell in north Harris County, and Houston measured 5.59 inches of rain by nightfall. Last Fling The deluge was a last fling by tropical storm Barbara, second of the sultry summer. It was the heaviest rain in Harris County since 1946 and the most in Houston itself since 1949. Rain spattered a broad area of Central, East and Southeast Texas Friday as the storm faded. But West Texas \vzs mostly clear and hot. The tropical storm cooled most of the state. Presidio’s 106 degrees was the highest temperature. The low maximum was 82 at Dallas and Tyler. It was 83 at Waco and 84 at Houston. College Station measured 2.21 inches of rain, Lufkin 1.51, and lesser amounts fell EXPLOSION SHATTERS PL.4.NT—The crumbled west entrance of the devastated Eli Lillv & Co. plant at Indianapolis was shattered before the force of a deafening explosion that injured 5 workers. Firemen feared each of the chemical drums shown above might prove a fire bomb if the flames had spread to them.____ Shivers Calls Off Fort Worth Flight* AUSTIN jP—Gov. Allan Shivers cancelled a flying trip Friday to | F'ort Worth, where he had been scheduled to address the .-American Legion convention.    i .An aide said a private pilot had i advised Shivers there was **inslru-1 ment weather** between Austin and Fort WorUt and he would not, recommend trying to make the trip. Duval Judge Dismisses Parr’s Assault Charge SA.N DIEGO, Tex , July 30 iP—, gravated assault in county court i Welch said he would rule tomor-Judge Mavwell Welch dismissed to- on March 25 and paid a $150 fine | row on a motion to quash stwne dav an assault with intent to mur- in the same case at Austin, Dallas, San Anton-! io. Waco, Beaumont. Fort Worth, Galveston, Victoria, Tyler and Texarkana. The cloudy, coolish weather for most of Texas except West Texas was due to stick around a couple of days. Green’s and Hall’s Bayous overflowed and threatened nearly 250 homes north of Houston. White Oak Bayou fwced some residents to flee to the northwest. 14 Inches .An oil company pipeline station at Satsuma measured 14 inches 20    ^ miles ncn-thwest ^    |    there is a    chance for light rain any- by Cypress and Fairbanks had 13    between    midnight    and    noon inches.    ?    Saturday. Over 100 families fled homes The break in the heat wave and from the flood of Green's and Hall’s ; possible rain is the result of winds Bayous. Tweniy-five went to an blowing in from East and South emergency sheiter set up at the Texas, where rains were touched der charge against Duval County | John Peace of San .Antonio, said political leader George Parr, on | the March county court hearing grounds of double jeopardy.    '    was a mere puppet show, with Parr had been charged with; strings pulled by George Parr.” striking Cristobal \*banez. a mem- _ Peace and attorney John May of Karnes City represented the state in today’s hearing in place of Dist. Atty. Raeburn .Norris, disqualified in the case earlier by Welch. her of the opposition Freedom Party, with a rifle here in .August, 1953.' His attorney, Luther Jones of Corpus Christi, presented evidence to show Parr pleaded guilty to ag- Heat Breaks, Rain Possible A chance for light rai* early Saturday and continued cooler temperatures Saturday and Sunday aro forecast for the Abilene area. Friday’s 94 degrees was the lowest maximum daytime reading here since June 29 when 92 degrees was recorded, the U. S. Weather Bureau said. A weather observer reported 40 other indictments returned by the present grand jury. Defendants in the indictments have accused Judge -A S. Broad- 59. foot of bad faith in dismissing a former grand jury panel and its appointees. Today, after eight days’ testimony, attorneys waived arguments Broadfoot had been on the stand five of the eight days. Orange Grove school. Others moved in with friends and relatives. Sheriffs Capt. A J. Nichols said some 2^ houses had been flooded off by a tropical storm m the Gulf Coast. Saturday’s high will be 90 to ^ degrees and the high Sunday about T- c 95 degrees The mercurv will drt^ between the two bayous, near I S. ^ degre«. Crash Near Brady Kills Woman, 31 BR.ADY. July 30 J^A vacation trip to Colorado ended in tragedy today when a tire blew, wrevking a car and killing Mis Sam Penner, 31, wife of a San Antonio merchant. The car overturned between Gray and Eden. The family had left early m the morning on their holiday. Flonders Asks Formal Senate Censure of McCarthy's Conduct Then Sen. Dirksen <R-11L, long-tune fnend of McCartiiy, arose to declare that the move against the Wisconsin senator was “in the na- ARSENAL GROWING Atomic-Engined Airplane, Submarine Moving Ahead WASHINGTON, July 30 .f^The Atomic Energy (’oinnns.Nion lo porletl today the nation .s arsenal of nude.ir w eapons is “grow mg rapidly ” It indicatetJ progiesj, to ward creation of an atoinic ongintHi airplane and .said the first fis-iion fed en;:ine for a submarine is a! most ready. The information in the semiannual rejHirt, covering the ax months ende<f lai.t Juiu- wa.s half hidden behind the u.sual gs nei ahzed language of the AK- V4eM|H>nh Mount Thus It commented that the rapidly growing .stoukpile “reflects a trend of inureascd variety .and versatility of we.qKm.s “ Thi.s meant that the nuinlieis of mighty fission and lh<'rmuiiuclear tunnti-for destroying citie- and of .smaller parkagiHi A bomfi i and .shell.s h»r lighting on Hie battlefield ari mounting Parallelling siner I95t) the stand ard fisi.ioii priH er.s bomb deveh'p ment has lM*en “concerted development effort on therinonuelear weuiRins," said the AF.C in talking briefly about H tumd's No l onger l lieuiv Tlie program for development of a nuclear engiiied airplaine “='on tiiuied," said the report But U al.so revciled that the program now has move.1 out of the field of theory and matlu-inatical e. leula tions Into th« testing of actual devil e.s to go into an eventual en-j guv At the O.ik Ridge, Tenn . lalvora-' lory tour 2:14 foot steel towers have hoen built for suspension of a test i roacior and its .shielding, the AFC .said By this device high above j the Kfound. simulated conditions j of shielding in an aelual airplane j can be studusl Unoffieml re,v-orts have indical-**.i that hath new nun I terials anti n-.-w methtxis for pro j teeting plane crews from ratiiatnm produeisi by the atomic engine * have been developed One sug-gesttni method has been to use two sliieldtxi ctvmpartmenfs, with substantial spice between them, one containing the reactor, the other the plane crew Plane Conlrarteil TTiri'e ct>mpanies are working under contract on the nuclear plane propulsion program—Genera! Fhvtnc. t'arb.de A ("arbon Ghemi-eal Co and the Pratt k Whitney ATOMIC. Pg. 3 A. Col. 4 WASHINGTON. July 30 ufi—Amid tense scenes. Sen Flanders R-Vt' tonight demanded formal Senate condemnatiiMt of the conduct of Sen. McCarthy—and wa.« quickly accused by a McCarthy backer of being an unwitting catspaw for the Communist party. The countercharge was made by Sen Dirksen H-Ill who declared Handers, the Conuuunisls and Americans for Denuvcratic .Action form a “great multitude marching with one persecution complex against a humble senator.” Flanders presenttHi his censure resolution—first of its kind in 25 years—dtvlanng M'-Carthy’s tac- "however mformally,” is on the tics tend to “bring the St'nate into j same grounds as “Fifth Amend- speech a bill of particulars, and said he stood ready to supply more det.ails of his charges, but Sen Cordon declared the resolution was Snyder Man Drops Dead on GoK Links Rubs Over Road Water ran over some roads, but no highways near Houston were closed. Intermittent showers in the Marble Falls and Marshall Ford areas! SNYDER. July 30 tRNS' — -Ar-near .Austin eased tinder-box condi-; thur Howell Lawless. 51. foreman tions in that area which had been of a Magnolia Petroleum Co. sta-beset with recent brush fires. | tion here, died about 5 30 p m. Fifty miles north of Houston at' Friday of a heart attack while play-Cleveland, 11 inches of ram fell ing golf at the Snyder Country before noon and continued. The; Club. same total was reported nwthwest' Mr. Lawless had been livung hera of Houston at Cypress-Fairtianks ! fO* about a year. He moved to bny- ture of a conspiratorial effort to | too generalized, liquidate and destroy him.”    i    McCarthy listened to the big de- Son Flanders’ resolution reads’: | bate, scribbling notes, and .iump-“Resolved. Uiat the conduct of ■    ^    parliamentary    snarl that the senator from \\ usconsm,; ,    j    j    i    * J..seph R. McCarthy. U unbccom-1    »    ".l.n« that in« a member of the fnited States Elamiers hadn't formally called up Senate, i* omlrary to senatorial his resolution for action .A foreign traditions, and tends to bring the : aid bill still wa.s the official Senate Senate into disrepute, and such business at that point. by Mrs. H. J. Langendaugh. Cy press Creek left its banks. West of Houston, at Barker, 7.3 inches were reported. ^ .Ample .Moistiire Farm agents in the rahi-swept area said pasture* will have am- See RALV, Pf. S-A. Col. I (ier from Shreveport. La. He had been employed by Magnolia for 26 years. Survivors are his wife. Christine; one son, Howell Stephen, 9; two daughters. Mrs. J. B. Moss of Houston and Mrs. J. T. Cruce of .Arlington; and his mother, Mrs, Willy Lawless of Waterproff. La. conduct is hereby condemned” In pre.'ienting it Flanders made Even so, the hot debate was on. in a chamber packed to the walls a -Hveech charging that McCarthy. ; ''»th spei'talors eagerly watching SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS What’.s in .stori» for Ct'ntral West Texas Crippled I hildren” Sunday’s Heporter-News will give the eonstructkm date of the Paylor County Kehabilitation Center for Crippled Children 'I'here ll al.so he a story of how child len with hiight minds, Uuked in handicapped bodies, are overeommg their problems. The Sunday Heporter New.s will report on how and when ailditional milUoius will he spent in the next few inonth.s on Abilene .Air Force Ba.se There’ll be the u.sual full coverage of sports, farm, oil and general news A ou can i c ervc extra copies of the Sunday Heporter-News with your agent or neare.st newsstand, for 10 eents. disrepute '* And ht- toid riie Senate that McCarthy can nb more be appeased than could Hitler or the Kremlin Sen Km>wland iCahfL the GOP leader, quickiy protested that this wa.s no way to haiuile the Lssue; that *‘what is prv>i>erly « judicial decision will be maiie at white heat in a political btxty ” St'n. Mi>tm 'IndOr*' said the approach representtxi in the Flanders resolution Mnaektxi of "mob rule” Though .Mcl'arthy has been guilty of “|x>litical thuggery.” Morse --aid, the propt'r way to handle him us to pre.sent a real bill of particulars and try him bt'fore the bar of the Senate before Congress adjourns Af'.cr lurk-son fmishtHl his sptnn’h. the Senate recesst'd at 10 15 pm. Kl'l*. until 10 a m tomorrow Republican Leader Knowland, in making the motion to reees.s. saui that without doubt the ’‘discussion would run on for several days " McCarthy went up lo Dirksen aiul sluHik his hand So did Sen Welker <U Idaho» and .stveral others Flanders stiHHl alone in his teat in the rear of the ehamlvr for a minute or two, then Sen Wiley >H Wts went over and jivshed with him Dui mg the hot ciebate. Sen j ami h’*» ik>‘. Mor.M* de< larcii he thought Mev’ar- ment Communists” for having re-fu.^txl to answer questioivs a Senate subcommittee raise«i a year and a half ago about his integrity anci financial affairs. Flanders also accused the Wisconsin senator of “habitual contempt for i»eople” and responsibility for eompnumsing the honor of the St'nale and the nation. The remark about contempt for pt'ople brought S»n Welker R-Idaho' to his feet in protest. He said Miv'arthy does not Iwk with contenqg on human beings, but has a wide love for them. Flander.N called parts of his a battle that may* run mi into next week GDiP leader Knowlaivd said he U against tha resolution, that it County's Delegates In Bag for Shivers Gov. Allan Shivers’ supporters will be ruling the roost Saturday aflernotm vv ’«»n Taylor County IVmocrats elect delegates to the may lead to precevients that will, I>emocratic convention. "plague this body” for years. But he declared he would not attempt to choke off dt'bate with a motion to kill Flanders' profKvsal by tabling t Mrs. McCarthy sat ui the front row of the “family” gallery, following the debate clo>ely Flanders, in his openuig address, told the Senate .MiH'arthy can no more be appt'aseii than vould .Adolph Hitler or the Kremlin. The Shivers forces grabbed a conceded 90 to 95 per cent of the . I 500 dtdegates to the county convention w hich will unreel at 2 p m. at South Junior High School Only two precincts, Merkel and .Abilene’s Woovi«t.»n School, elev'ted delegations favorable to Ralph Yarborough. “I think they Shivers’ supporters' have things under control.” C. G. W’hitte« said kYiday night i !* nsevKiMfrXT or (xtMWrKtr W» *TH»K Kl Kr; %t AlUlKSr VM> VlClNirV l**,rtl) ckiuO.« J «KX iK> hiM x*(urO«y «ud Sun dft.> ihâiu-* luîhl rat« »art» »atut d*,\ Hiih    4tur>-    s»iiir\la> «0 w 9S    iu.ih    Sü«d«.>    «IxhU    W    dacrtMW l .«V* Saluiil. » bi ’M n-    " irvil'l K«Tl Kt.H ►Vt I* M 1 - Vj NOT BALLOT BOXES Courthouse Pop Bottles Lure for C-City 'Bandits' C(VLORAIX) CITY, July 30 i ters breaking into the courthouse R.NS Not politics but p<.»p bt*t-1 through a basement wimiow The ties W.US tiie lure for the c\*urt-itwo lads were brothers. I and 10 S Sii K M 7 M    m • ^    r «    M h U X» u ■- 'intuì«-* h’l H iM'ur* *4 *«Hl ikv •    IV    „    :..,l    i.,    I    ”T......."" ih.. Inat Cic |-i;iuior.s resolu!;-.ni w..,-*'    r    *    -    »t    •    «u    p    m no tiiaug pa$wi on which lo act '    •    n    rm.    h p** PI lrt»u.se baiuiits wtu' entered the Mitchell CouiUy i.xMirthouse at Colorado City last Sunday mghl. Dn Monday morning G F Olivas. cuatiKtian employee at the court-hiwise, found evidenv'e of prv»wlers when he openevl up t'lty, county, .^nd election official.'« were alerttHl iHvause of the fear that ballot Iwxes siou\i in the t'ounly clerk's oilu'e had bt'en tamivuM with Friday, IVputy Sherilt Hob Me Ciuire reported that on Tuesd.iy aftei-niH»n after the ctnirthinise was closed, he discovered two younp years old.    , Under questioning by McGuire, they admit ,ed that they had also entered the courthouse on Sumtay but disclaimed any interest in the election. I'hoy w<*r# after pop btrttles from the cok* machine in the courthouse lot»by. McGuire aaid that bottle.s had been nussuig from cases stored m the lobby and said that tlM^ youngs ters evidently were taking them and selUng them fur the deposit OB the bottin. Whitten was elected county chairman m the pruiiary and will takn office in 1955. Rosci’e Blankenship, present county chairman, will preside at Saturday’s convention “None of the Yarborough leaders, except from Merkell” will be at tho convention that I know of, J. W. (Jake Sorrels Jr said Friday night. Sorrels is Yarborough t county campaign manager SorreJUs attributed his forces’ defeat in the primary to not “having the organization, money or time’* to “take on a set-up like the Shivers machine has” J Henry Doscher. Abilene attorney and unsuccessful candidatn for county chairman, said Friday night he knew of no action planned for the convention by the Yarborough group. “I U be on the golf course.” he said. Blankenship siid Saturday night as far as he knew the only action would be to elect slate convention vtelegates He said the convention was niov-ed to South Junior High because of repairs underway at the courthouse. NEWS INDEX SICTION A ... 4 W»m«w's .....1-4 Speft* ... 4-7 sicriON • Cemi«* ...... I Parm, marfi««* , , . ....... S OA. Radies TV ... ;

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