Abilene Reporter News, August 4, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 04, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT, DRY /_ 2 - ss~ /} Ql\)t Abilene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENINGVOL. LXXIV, NO. 46 Auociaicd Preu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. 4, 1954 —TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10* New Drought Grain Program Said Okayed FORT WORTH (tfi-A grain sub-«idy plan has been approved in Washington by the Department of Agriculture whereby feed manufacturers serving drought areas can participate in a new revised 1954 emergency feed program, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported today. The new subsidy will be 60 cents per 100 pounds on all designated grains. The program will be explained fco manufacturers in this area at 10 a m. Friday at the Baker Hotel in Dallas by representatives of the USDA The new program will be handled entirely through normal trade channels. Under the program worked out by industry representatives and I’SDA officials in Washington last week, farmers and feeders will make application of eligibility to their local Farm Home Administration Council committees. Committees will determine eligibility and approve a definite quantity of Commodity Credit Corporation designated feed grains to meet the farmer’s needs for a period not to exceed 60 days. The feeder has the option of taking delivc of the approved quantity of grains as straight grains or an equal amount in manufactured feed. Two types of mixed feeds will be used. One must contain 75 per cent of the designated grains and the other must contain 60 per cent of the designated grains. The initial grains listed are barley, corn, grain sorghums and oats. No protein meal is involved in the program at this time. Local agriculture stabilization conservation committees will issue tbe eligible feeders a purchase order for the approved quantity of grain and will specify the sub-tidy in terms of cents per hundred. After delivery of the grain b* the local grain or feed dealer to the feeder, the original purchase order will be audited and certified by the local ASC committee and the purchase order will be the baeis for issuance to the dealer of a dealer’s certificate. The certificate will state the amount of subsidy in dollars and cents. The dealer’s certificate will be accepted by the CCC at face value for the purchase of designated j grains in car lots at the market price at time of purchase. Ike Lauds Marshall, Protests Aid Slashing Ike Permits Quoling of Full Speech See related story and picture on Page 7-B. LIFE IN PRISON — Allen Clyde Jennings, left, is shown being escorted from Runnels County courthouse back to the jail to await the jury’s deliberation over his fate. The jury later returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the drowning death of Wallace Windsor O'Neal and recommended life imprisonment. At right is Deputy Sheriff A. T. Buchanan. See story and other pictures, page 1-B. (Photo by W, E. Little) Sheriff of Duval To Study Low SAN DIEGO, Tex. * - Duval County Sheriff Archer Parr said today he has resigned to study law. Parr said he will enter the University of Texas law school next month. He gave no other reason America Offers UN Police Action Plan UNITED NATIONS. N Y. P — I Treaty Organization and the pro- The United States called upon the United Nations today to adopt a six-pomt plan to increase the participation of U N. members in any future action against aggression. The plan — in the form of a declaration of principles—was laid before the U. N's collective measures committee by U S. Dele gate James J. Wadsworth. It was designed to correct difficulties en-, command for his resignation Meanwhile, Duval County Com- J countered by the U N missioner W W. Meek said a re-1 in Korea, port that he also has resigned was; Some of the points were simple erroneous. Asst, Atty. Gen. Eugene reaffirmations of previous declar- posed Southeast Asia Defense Group, in the event those agencies were required to take collective action against an aggressor. The Philippine delegate. Ambassador Fehxberto M Serrano, also submitted a list of guiding principles for wider sharing of burdens by U N. members in military actions. One of these stated that all members of the U N. should contribute military, economic, financial or other aid to the maximum WASHINGTON UB- The White House today authorized direct quotation of President Eisenhower’s news, conference remarks in praise of Gen. George C. Marshall as follows: Question by Edward T. Billiard, the Washington Post k Times-Herald: Mr. President, Sen. McCarthy put a letter in the Congressional Record the other day, and it was from Harry Woodring, former secretary of war. Mr. Woodring had this to say about Gen. George C. Marshall, quote: “He would sell out his grandmother for personal advantage." He went on to say other things in that same vein. Mr. President, what do you think of that aprpaisal of Gen. Marshall’* Ike Replies The President: Ladies and gentlemen there are some things that cause me to be almost emotional. Now, I believe that there are many of you here who know Gen. Marshall well yourselves—all during his war years, the work he did, and the way he did it. I happen to be one of those Army officers that did not meet Gen. Marshall except in the most casual way until the war started. I think I had seen him twice in my life, in either case not over a minute or two at tbe time. 1 was brought in, and my relationships with him have been largely, almost exclusively, official. But I would like to say. and I have been saying that ever since I first knew him well, that he to me, has typified all that we call— or that we look for—in what we call an American patriot. I saw many things he did that were GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN—This is the way the county judge’s office in the old Kent County courthouse at Clairemont looks today. Three Kent County commissioners believe they—and other county officials—should still be operating there since they (the commissioners) haven’t officially acted to put into effect a recent Supreme Court order moving the county seat. County Judge John Montgomery and the fourth commissioner believe Jayton is now the county seat. Records and equipment were moved last Thursday to an old bank building in Jayton. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) Kent Court to Meet Monday, But Where BringsAraument JAYTON—CLAIREMONT, Aug., "As I construe the law, the Cara-4—Next Monday is the day for \ missioners Court has the control the regular meeting of the Kent of moving the county seat to Jay County Commissioners’ Court. There’s every' indication that ft wiU turn out like a special meeting yesterday — three commissioners gathering at Clairemont, claiming that is the county seat, the county judge and other com- proof 10 me at least, of his self- missioner gathering at Jayton, iessne&s. I am quite certain that j claiming that is the county seat he did not want to sit in Washington and be a chief of staff. I am sure he wanted a field command. But he wouldn’t even allow his chief to know what he wanted, See MARSHALL. Pg. »-A. Col. S Brady said yesterday that both Parr and Meek had quit their county jobs. Meek said today he has not resigned and has no intention ot resigning at present. 24 Die in Crosh LUANDA. Angola (Portuguese West Africa>, Aug. 3 tP — Twenty-four persons wore killed today in a tram crash near Humhia. amount "consistent with their ca-ations in favor of the widest pos-jpacity and resources." sible participation, but these two!  — --- ---------------------- important principles were added: 1. That all members of the United Nations not only should supply troops, when possible, but should also help to provide supplies and equipment to countries wishing to take part 2. That the U N. should provide support for regional defense organizations. such as the North Atlantic Russia Proposes New Big-4 Talk BULLETIN LONDON J*— Russia tonight proposed a new big four meeting to prepare the ground for a European security conference. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES HITLER'S GENERAL—A general from Hitler's Wehrmocht is du* to get the top post in Germany's security bureau. PtoQ* 8-A ABILENE CHAMPS—An Abilene orea team captured the Southern AAU Junior Olympics held in Houston Tuesday night. Poge 10-A. CONVICTED SLAYER—An «*- convict, convicted in a drowning murder near Bollinger, is undecided or appeal plans. Page UB. SOFT SPOTS—Soviet leaders have a big headache in solving the Russian economy. Page 7-B U. S. Officials See War If Reds Attack Formosa WASHINGTON if'—If Communist j particularly of divided Korea China makes a major attack on the Nationalist island of Formosa, the United States will go to war. Every top official willing to discus* American policy publicly or privately agrees on that. But the Eisenhower administration is not willing, at least for the time being, to make that pledge in a formal treaty with Generalis fimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Chi-Best Nationalists. Almost no responsible authority wants to talk about this aspect of American policy. It is too much of a diplomatic hot potato, U,S. Whipsaw ed? Yet It is a fact that the American leadership now gives ev idence of being whipsawed on a global' mg a course j not convinced this would actually Rhee Rebuffed    j    happen They have discouraged Rhee was rebuffed by President such ambitions in Chiang while Eisenhower. Instead of the strong seeking to build up his defensive public statement he wanted, Rhee was persuaded to join Eisenhower in a general declaration of desire to unify Korea by peaceful means. At the other extreme is India with its policy ,ol neutrality, as between communism and the West, in the cold war. India’s position is important because of Prime Minister Nehru’s influence in Asia, generally assumed here to be great, and ol his capacity to influence British policy. In trying to build a system of anti-Communist alliances in Asia, the United States has been follow strength. The Eisenhower for such a link Authorities suggest, however, at least four strong reasons which may bear upon the administra- Neither side shows any indication of backing down. The three sitting at Clairemont have the majority — and an empty fUmthouse. Records Moved The two sitting at Jayton are in the minority — but they have all the county records which were moved last Thursday night into an old bank building here. County Judge John Montgomery and Jayton Commissioner W. R. Rodgers are the two who believe Jayton is the county seat. Commissioners Mark Cave of Clairemont, Jim Wyatt of Girard and A. G. Cargiie of Tolar believe the moving of county records last Thursday was ihegal since the j The jqJj wag after 6 30 pm Commissioners Court had not or- ton and not the county judge. If the county will put those records back, the commissioners will go along and get this matter settled. They recognize the decision of the court (Supreme! as final and have no intention of attempting to evade it in any way.” The mix-up all started with an election two years ago on moving the county seat from Clairemont to Jayton. The vote was a few ballots short of the necessary two-thirds majority. Jayton contested the election. The 59th District Court decision favored Jayton. Clairemont forces appealed to tbe 11th Court of Civil Appeals at Eastland and on to the Supreme Court. Both upheld the district court. Motion for re-hearing was denied and last Wednesday the official announcement was made that Jayton was the county seat. Moving Firm Not Paid Late Thursday afternoon an Abilene moving concern was called to send vans to move the records. So far, the company said, ft has not been paid for the work. Highway Patrol officers in Abi- Solons Act To Restore Lost Funds WASHINGTON OP - President Eisenhower said today the foreign aid cuts voted by the Senate yesterday were so deep they would hurt the country badly. Within minutes, a Senate-House conference committee voted to restort parts of the cut. The Senate, accepting a new halfbillion dollar reduction before it voted out the foreign aid authorization measure, slashed the total to something under $2,700,000,000 or 800 million below the amount the administration asked. Solons Act Quickly Today the two houses of Congress quickly put committees to work ironing out differences between their versions of the bill. Sen. Wiley (R-Wis», chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, emerged from the first session to report that the conferees had agreed to push the total back up above three billion. The President spoke out at a news conference as Senate leaders worked at the job of heading off further multi-million-dollar cuts, * The fight this time is in the Senate Appropriations Committee, considering actual money allotments. Yesterday’s action was taken by the Senate itself in passing an authorization measure some 800 million dollars less than the 3V4 billion the administration had asked. Response Prompt Eisenhower responded promptly and emphatically when asked what he thought of the Senate’s vote. He said he thought the 45-41 vote for an extra half-bilhon-dollar re- lene said .hey received a request j duction was very unfortunate from Kent Sheriff Jim Montgom-1 sajd the administration itself ery (brother of the judge» for pa- had cut the foreign aid figure as trolmen to escort the movers. See FOREIGN AID, Pg. 3-A, Col. S Hot, Dry Weather Due to Continue Abilene's weather front continues to be dominated by hot, dry weather with more of the same ia store for Wednesday and Thursday. according to a forecast by the Weather Bureau, j Chances for relief are remote ; with no signs of rain forecast for Informal talks ended at noon and ' Abilene or surrounding area, the judge called a special session f Tuesday’s high temperature was at the temporary office in J avion 39 degrees although a comfortable at 4 p.m.    ;    low    of    78    was recorded Tuesday The three called the judge at ; night. 3:30 and told him they had been } Mercuries are expected to soar advised not to attend the meeting near the 100-degree mark Wednes* Informal Talks The three commissioners who are holding out for Clairemont have refused to enter the temporary quarters set up in Jayton. Judge Montgomery called the court to an informal discussion Tuesday morning. The meeting was in the empty courthouse at Clairemont since the three wouldn’t go to Jayton. Since the judge holds the old courthouse is not the legal place to meet, he did not designate the informal meeting a special session of the court. dered it. They don’t deny that Jayton will be the county seat—but they think it isn’t yet. Records of the courthouse were Highway Patrolmen and Texas Rangers accompanied the movers. There was no difficulty. An official of the J. D. Moore moved last Thursday following is Moving and Transfer Co., which suance of a mandate by the 11th Court of Civil Appeals which, in effect, awarded the county seat to Jayton. “If the move was illegal, that’s a matter for a state court to decide. not the Commissioners’ Court,” Judge Montgomery said. T don't think any laws were broken. Jayton is the designated county seat. The problem facing the Commissioners Court is to provide offices," ‘Judge Lacks Authority* Attorney Dallas Scarborough of Abilene, spokesman for the three commissioners who favor Claire } turn's attitude: administration L The United States would have seems clearly to conceive ot For- ver*v.little to gain, since Chiang mont said Wednesday morning: mosa a> a defensive position es-    offer not already com- did the work, said he did not know who made the telephone request for the trucks. No one is admitting making the call to the moving company. at Jayton since they contended that is not the legal meeting place. What will happen Monday? Commissioner Cave said the "meeting" would be at Clairemont since "that is still the courthouse." Judge Montgomery said if the commissioners don’t show up at Jayton he will follow the advice of the county attorney on what move to make. “Unless ordered by a higher court, the only place we can meet is here at the county seat," day and Thursday. But it has been 72 heat-packed days smce Abilene has received any measureable rainfall. No rainfall of any quantity has fallen in Abilene since last May 23 and 24. On those two dates a total of 1.70 inches of rain was recorded at the Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport, June and July were the driest months in years as only .03 inch of rain fell in June and .08 inch was the total for July. SENATORS BACK YARBOROUGH sent ml to the security of the American defense line in the western Pacific—not as $ base from which a successful assault could be launched on Red China except as one phase of a much larger strategy. The Chinese Reds, however, have been as belligerent about Formosa as the Nationalists have been about the mainland They far removed from ' are c°ntmually threatening to seize mined under a current informal arrangement. 2. Other countries in Asia whose friendship Washington wants are regarded here as disliking Chiang and any formal alliance with him might be a handicap in dealing with them S. Chiang might use the formal commitment of a mutual defense pact to involve the United States in a war with Red China bv at seal« over a policy issue which ; the extreme« as typified by Rhee seems to be deeply involved m the problem of an alliance with Formosa The issue is this: Is the United States preparing for war in the view thst it is inevitable, or is it directing all its efforts toward avoiding war, without losing honor, m the hope of success* At one extreme on this issue is South Korea’s President Syngman Rhee. who has gone shout this country on his eurrent visit vigorously advocating combat to problem* of As», and and Nehru. But these positions exert constant pressure on the American course Chiang Dedicated Chiang Kai-shek h.iN publicly dedicated himself to leading a Nationalist Chinese liberating army from Formosa against the mainland from which he was driven by the Reds, American diplomats say he appears convinced the Chinese peo pie would rise in wrath against the Reds to join his crusade. Stale Department officials, however, are it. ,nd ttieir Ihrt-ats hive sounded    J?    or ‘I™.'1"* 'some incident which would lead much louder in Washington since the Indochina settlement. The Fleet in Area Secretary of Stale Dulles reminded newsmen yesterday the U S ?th Fleet is in the area to protect Formosa m event of a Communist attack But Dulles added that while some thought has been given to bringing Formosa into a treaty with this country, there has been no decision and no change ol policy. Dispatches from Formosa have given evidence of a desire on the part of Chiang to war. 4. There is at least an implication that some officials think the United States should keep its policies flexible and not make a 10 or 20-year treaty with a refugee government of uncertain long-range tenure This involves relations with Red China Official statements on that issue, while emphasizing American rejection of Peiping's recognition, do not finally close the door to recognition if the Chinese Reds change their THE WEATHER V S. DKTAKTM» NT OF COMMERCE HFUHt.R »iajc.tr van FNV AM) VICINITÀ - Hot a ad dry throujh Thuraday Hu* both day* nr*r Ufi} Lo» W    TS NORTH CENTRAI TEXAS - Clrer to Mrtbr cloudy and warm this aftamoon, toniftu ami Ttiurada>. wtUi widely scai-larad ihund*r*tormi ui ax treni* north por-t*>n Ui* Thumday, WEST    TEXAS Partly    cloudy    and warm thta afternoon tonycht and Thuraday with widely scattered tfcundertrornvs EAST TEXAS •—■ Clear to partii cloudy and    »arm    thia    afternoon,    LmttlW    and Thursday    a    tow isolated afternoon thunder show em. SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS - Clear to partly cloudy and warn thta afternoon toniffct and Thursday TEMPERATI RRS Wed A Vf, 1:**    ..... M «?    :    to    u St    .    .....  S;30      Kt as    ....    a ai .......... m *    5    »      n to    .....    •:»     79 to       7    to      to -a'      »    to      IS to  ......  $    to       to *7     IO.    OSI       to to  ........  u    to    . ......  to to    UJ    to Maximum temperature tor M hour* end. In* at fi » a m s to Minimum temperature tor N hour» red toe at    fi    to    a m 7t, Rarometer reading at it » p m ».1*. Rtlaore InnitdKy to U to p.to. »to. Tue* 1’ M to Shivers Asks 3rd Term To Solve Water Problem Yarborough said at Lubbock i lem. and we must solve all 300,000 Tuesday he is willing to appear water problems." Set Up Committee Shivers said that on his recom- B> BRUCE HENDERSON Associated Press Staff Gov. Allan Shivers says "we are j    on the same platform with    Shivers, going to find an answer, a real |    A Shivers aide said the governor answer to Texas’ water problem    had no comment right    now onlmendation    the    Legislature    last and that is the big reason he wants    whether he would accept    such an    year    set    up    a    committee    "to    work a third, term.    j    invitation.    :    >ut a genuine water program for Ralph Yarborough, Shivers’ op-1    Shivers    said water "still remains    Texas—something that    had    not ponent for governor in the Aug. 28    our No.    1 problem.“    :    been done during    109    years    ot Democratic runoff primary, was i    "It's a    problem politics cannot;    Texas history." due to be in Tyler Wednesday for    solve. It    is a problem which all}    "That committee    is at work,” more strategy talks w ith campaign    Texans, working together, must    Shivers said. "We are going to find workers. He met Tuesday with    solve together. . ."    an answer, a    real answer." West Texas workers at Lubbock    Yarborough has accused Shivers    “That, I might say, is the big and again predicted victory ¡of ‘crippling" water and soil con- reason I want to spend the next During the meeting three    West    senation by spurning federal aid. j two    years    serving    you. I want to Texas senators declared their    sup- i    Yarborough has proposed 50 big    see    this    job    through ” port for Y arborough. They are dams be built on lower reaches    Shivers said he would like to see Andy Rogers of Childress,    Wayne    of Texas    streams,    supplemented;    Texans working together in local Wagoneeller of Bowie and    Kilmer    by smaller    dams on upper reaches!    districts wherever possible ami fi* Corbin of Lubbock.    J    and ponds    and tanks    on farms and    1    naming projects locally if possible. In his first statewide    radio,    ranches.    j    "If    not, the state should partici* speech since the July 24 first pn- j "1 do not believe in    kidding    the    !    pate in the    financing," Shivers mary election. Shivers accused    people," Shivers said,    ...    our1    said. "Along    interstate or inter Yarborough of having been    “too    water problem isn’t going to be busy gossiping about me to    pay    solved just by building big, ex pen- much attention to water problems." Shivers spoke from Austin Tues dag sjve showpiece dams "Every farmer in Texas—and there are better than 300,000 farms has his own personal water prob- national streams, all levels of gov* emment should and can work together, sharing the cost equitable but making sure that local people control the reservoir» and tbe water.**    -— ;