Abilene Reporter News, July 31, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 31, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY Abilene EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 43 Amrifted Pnm (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 31, PAGES PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY lOe Storm Ebbs Over State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A dying tropical storm that dumped cloudburst rains around Houston, chasing 100 families to emergency shelter spread lighter showers and watery clouds through North Central Texas Saturday. Since 4 o'clock Saturday morn- ing 3.06 inches of rain has fallen in Mineral Wells and the rain is continuing. Most of the drought easing moisture would miss West Texas, Clouds Cool Area But Rain 'Tentative' Heal-ridte West Central Tex- ans raised hopeful eyes to clouds which blocked out the sun for a little while Saturday morning. Some rain was reported to the east of Abilene and the Weather Bureau tentatively predicted some for Abilene Saturday afternoon and evening. It will all be gone Sunday, they added. Radar at the Abilene station showed showers to the east ol Abilene stretching from Olney to Brownwood and from just east of the city to Mineral Wells, where inch was measured. Rising-Star reported .41 inch a rain, which started in the nigh and rained off and on throughout the The clouds are probably an ef feet of Hurricane Barbara which hit the Texas coast in mid-week causing 14 inches of rain Friday in Harris County north of Hous ton, according to an V Associated Press report. But the weather observer here held out no that it would break the long stretch of dry weather. It is the temperature out'bf the 100's to th low sO's for a Weather Bureau at Dallas aid. Tropical stomi Barbara, second the season, had whirled out of the gulf into the Louisiana coast, Dst its punch and veered into exas. H packed enough force, though, spawn torrential rains around ouston Friday Its cool gulf air also broke the heat wave in Tex- eastern half. Gentle Fade-Out Before dawn Saturday, Barbara ad faded to a gentle flow of moisture-laden air curving out of he gulf. Light rain was general the Dallas-Fort Worth-Mineral Veils area, and overcast blanket- ed North-Central and East Texas. Scattered showers and thunder- bowers were forecast through unday. An oil company pipeline station t Satsuma measured 14 inches 20 miles northwest of Houston. Near- y Cypress and Fairbanks had 13 inches. North of Houston, Green's and {all's bayous jumped their banks, and some 100 families fled homes. Nearly 250 homes were threatened Twenty five refugees went to an emergency shelter- set up at the Orange Grove School. Others moved in with friends and rela- tives. Flee From Bayou White Oak Bayou, northwest of Houston, forced some other resi- dents to flee. Sheriff's Capt. A. J. Nichols said some 200 homes had been flooded >elween Green's and Hall's bay- ous. Water lapped, over some roads, but no highways near Hous- :on were closed. Early Saturday Houston reported .no rain. No casualties were reported around Houston. However, Mrs. Katie Wainauskis, 52, of Chicago was killed when the car she was riding in skidded on rain-slick pavement and overturned on U.S. tl eight miles south of Austin. Lighter rain dampened .other big patches of Texas. Through mid- night Dallas had received .13 inch, College Station 2.35, Tyler .07, Lufkin. Austin .67; Cprsicana Snyder Man Dies On Golf Course SNYDER, July 31 thur Howell Lawless, 51, an em ploye of Magnolia Petroleum Co for 28 years, died Friday after noon when he had a heart attac while playing golf at the Snyder Country Club. Mr. Lawless, foreman of a Mag nolia station here, had moved t Snyder a year ago from Shreve port, La. Survivors include hi wife, Christine; one son, Bowe Stephen, 9; two daughters, Mrs J. B. Moss of Houston and Mrs J. T; Cruce of Arlington; and'hi mother, Mrs. Willy Lawless Waterproff, La. Democrats Hold Meetings MYSTERY DEATH GIRL With her husband, William, Faye DeMand, 29, is shown a few days before her convertible plunged into a canal at Scottsdale, Ariz. Her death, believed by drowning, came less than an hour after V.D. Frederick, 38, city councilman and DeMand's neigh- bor, was shot to death. DeMand was held.____________ Airline Service Cut; Pilots Begin Strike Galveston .16. Morning fog cut vis- ibility to miles at Lufkin. The rain was welcomed by farm- 's and ranchers, especially in Central' of which have been declared a drought dis- aster area. "Just call it a billion dollar said Harris County Agricul- ture Agent Dan Clinton. He said area farmers will now have enough moisture for fall pasture. The rain was probably too late for corn crops, but will-help other crops, he added. It got to 106 Friday at Presidio, the state's hottest spot. But Dallas and Tyler had 82, Waco 83 and Houston' 84. Dallas' temperature was the coolest since June 3. Cor- sicana had 87, breaking 26 days of 100-degree temperature. CHICAGO IB Airline service was curtailed today in 91 cities across the nation as some 4FL pilots struck against Amer- can Airlines in a dispute over light schedules. The airlines strike which began at midnight last night (local stan- dard time) will force, cancellation of all American's 970 daily flights on miles of routes. The line is the nation's largest domestic carrier, handling an estimtaed 000 passengers daily. Company officials said service win end today with 32 flights by pilots returning to their home bases- The AFL' Air 'Line Pilots Assn. called the strike to enforce its de- mand that pilots on American's transcontinental flights, shall .not be required to fly more than eight hours continuous flying time in one day. The airline, in newspaper ader- tisements, called it a "strike against better airline service." But Clarence L. Sayer, president of the pilots' union, said it was a battle preservation of safety regulations and the public inter- est." The dispute came to a head sev- McCoy, director of Mediation Service, Baby Killed, 7 Hurt In Roscoe Accident ROSCOE, July 31 In a two- car collision about a.m. today in west Roscoe city limits, a 3- months old child was killed and seven persons injured. The child was Sandra Lou, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin S.. Bagley of Monahans, theatre peo- ple. Bagley. his wife, Sarah Bagley, their son John Terry and a rela- tive. Wade H. Lewalien of Black- received cuts and bruises but the extent of injuries could not be ascertained Saturday morning. They were.all in Loraine Hospital. The other car involved was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Spen- cer of Oakland, Calif., and driven by Jimmie Jackson Williams, U. S. Navy, whose home is in Golds- boro, N. C. The Spencers and Wil- liams-were taken to Sweetwater Hospital. State Highway Patrolman Rip Allen, assisted by Noland Coun- ty Sheriff Ted Lambert, had not completed an investigation Satur- day morning. The 1950 aulomobile driven by Bagley (going wesl) and the car Snyder Man Freed Of Murder Charge SNYDER, July 31. district jury Thursday night found George (Chongo) Powell Jr., 36, Snyder, not guilty of murder in the death of his common-law wife, Mabel Powell, 36. The jury was instructed to choose between guilty of murder, guilty of aggravated assault, or not guilty. The death occurred on July 4. Mabel Powell died in Scur- ry County jail after she and Powell were arrested. The trial lasted :all day Thurs- day and the verdict was not re- turned until 10 p. m. that night. District Judge Sterling Williams presided until afternoon when ill- ness 'forced him to retire. Snyder lawyer John E. Sentell took over for Williams. It was erronously reported Sat- urday, morning in the Reporter- era! months ago when American started a coast-to-eoast nonstop service. The company scheduled it West-East trips for seven hours 35 minutes and East-West flights, against prevailing winds, for eight hours 35 minutes. The ALP A said many of the New York-to-Los Angeles flights during June were in the air more than nine hours Whitiey P. the Federal _.. said yesterday in Washington his agency is trying to settle a total of 145 strikes idling more than workers across: the nation mediators also are. step- ping-up efforts to stop strike threats in these industries. will meet in New York Monday trying to break a stalemate in bargaininf between General Electric Co. and the CIO Electrical Workers. Independent Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Union is bargaining with the Kennecott American Smelting, Phelps Dodge and "Anaconda Copper Companies workers at Good rich, Firestone and United States Rubber Companies may decide a any time to join, about fel low workers idled'at Goodyear Co plants. in rborough Attacks Ike's ilatements COUNCILMAN SLAM Frederick, 38, city councilman of Scottsdale, Aril., was shot to death shortly before the apparent drowning of his wealthy neigh- bor, Mrs. Faye DeMand, 59. Drought Meeting Planned Monday AfBrownwocd AUSTIN W- Drought hearings are set for 10 a.m. .'Monday, in 15 Central Texas towns -to'explain the federal-state drought' .hay; pro- gram to local agencies and stock men uutbe SS-county area flesig nated f State Agriculture Commissioner John C. White announced the meet ings yesterday along with tim limits set by the federal govern- ment on the hay program. White expects to have the. ha program underway by Monday. Eligible stockmen can apply on ly for a 60-day supply of. hay -an approved orders must be contrac ed or purchased by Sept. 30 Claims for reimbursement o transportation costs must he sub milled to the; State Department o Agriculture' before midnight Oc 30. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ralph Yarborough says Presi- ent Eisenhower "has willingly in- ected himself' into the Texas gov- rnor's rolk Yarborough, Austin attorney in runoff election campaign against Gov. Allan .Sniffers for the gover or's chair, told an Austin press onference Friday he doesn't think 'exas Democrats "want any pres- dent, Republican or otherwise, to ell them how to vote." That caused repercussions in Yarborough, who has hammered on'the point that Shivers supported Eisenhower .in 1952, said he had noticed Eisenhower "has willingly njected himself, into this fight in Texas. At Corpus Christi Friday, Jim Stickler resigned' as 'chairman of he Nueces County Republican Committee. He said he does "noj approve the action of Presided Sisenhower in endorsing a Demo- cratic candidate for governor when have a Republican candidate in the race." Todd Adams of Crock- ett is the GOP candidate. Shivers and Yarborough have ;raded warmup blows for runof expected to hit full stride next week. Shivers was to make .his firs public talk since he got into the runoff at the state American Le gion convention in Fort Worth Saturday. There was no indication whether Shivers would talk poll At bis press conference, Tarbo- By BRUCE HENDERSON AjttocUted Preu Staff Texas Democrats met in county onveritions Saturday. -The out- -ome was expected to decide whether conservatives keep con- rol of state party machinery or iberals take over. ing segregation of Negroes whites in Texas public schools. H said he thinks Snivels has tried to stir up a "hate war" between the races with a "fictitious issue." Control of Convention Matter Guard Jails Phenix City's Top Official BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Elmer E. Reese of Phenix City, Ala., was roused from his sleep, in a1 Birmingham hotel early today and arrested on a charge'of wil ful neglect of duty. The warrant, served on Mayor Reese by Lt. Col. Jack Warren, military sheriff; of Russell County under the limited martial law which has prevailed in Phenix City the past nine days, charged the city official with permitting the operation of slot machines. Col. Warrea himself: swore out the warrant .and then.drove.-lSO- miles from Phenix City to Birming- ham to lerve it Waking the mayor, he instructed him to dress and return to Phenix City with him; Reese was in Birmingham as a spectator to attend today'i meeting of the state Democratic'Executive Committee at which an attempt was to be made to nullify the -rough iiulluuiMlf ouiemidfavor- threeRUBell County officials because of discloilires of fraudulent voting in the recent Democratic primary. The Demo- cratic Subcommittee voided the nomination of one member of the legislature in the same primary and recommended that the full state committee take similar action in the other county races. The charge of wilful neglect-of duty.against Reese resulted from recent gambling raids by National Guard troops in Phenix City which yielded virtually every form of gambling device ranging from slot machines to lottery some of the latter dated as recent as last week. Rifle While Resident Vacations T. A. Price, of 1226 Par St., reported to police Friday night that-when she returned from her vacation Friday she found her house had been entered. Missing, police reported, were three cordu- roy shirts and a .22 Remington rifle, valued at France Grants Tunisians Power to Rule Country Control of the state party appar- ently hung oo ihe outcome because county conventions name delegates to the state convention at Mineral Wells Sept. M. The faction that wins at Mineral Wells will have a big say in Texas' future relationship with the nation- al Democratic party. At present, aren't too good. Conserv- atives helped swing Texas to Re- publican preiidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower in Also, the big goal' of both fac- tions is to hold control when the state convention names Delegates to the 1956 presidential convention. Liberals, or made inroads into conservative strength in precinct conventicss last Satur- day. Bat conservative forces were still believed dominant. The county conventions over- shadowed a separate struggle be- tween Texas liberal and conserva- tive runoff elec-: Lion campaign between Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough for governor. Shivers and Yarborough were forced into the runoff in lai.t Sat- urday's first primary because neither got a majority of the total vote. The second primary election a Aug. 28. Both candidates are again firing charges. Close battles for control of county conventions were fa pros- pect at many poinU. Here's how some key areas shaped up: As for the a conservative pro-Shivers Dallas County leader, Wight, esti- mated there was if 20 per cent shift'-k the loyalists1' favor in Dallas County, conventions. But onferrattre leaden there believed they would contra) county conven- tions. Spokesmen Dallas County factions held an informal "peace conference" Friday and predicted a minimum of friction at the county convention. County Chairman Ed Drake, whose con- servatives control the county ma- chinery, guaranteed liberals a cer- tain number of delegates to the state convention if they do not re- sort to rump convention tactics 'or other obstructionist meas- ures." Loyalists were believed to have a thin edge in Harris County. But the outcome was uncertain. Dallas and Harris counties are plums because they have the most delegates'to the state convention. A battle for control seemed cer- tain also in Travis County's con- vention. Last reports said conserv- atives controlled a majority of precincts, though. And a pro- Shivers county chairman, Trueman O'Quinn, was named. driven by Williams (going east) News that Powell had been iound were demolished, Allen reported, [guilty. _ _ Duff Backs McCarthy Attack; Iowa Solon Calls It Improper By JACK WASHINGTON W A Senate move to censure Sen. McCarthy AHMED use armored Tehfcto to protect the of wheat iaTnnisii. on thi atet tcpnt ads rf tafntto I ;