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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               HOT; DRY EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. NO. 47 Pnm (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PBICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Iran Oil Fight Ended; Flow Due in 60 Days LAD JOINS RIOT A youngster brandishes a stick and shouts defiance at a photogra- pher as his elders carry a banner with inscriptions from the Koran during a riot in Beirut, Lebanon. The demonstration followed publication of a pamphlet allegedly in- sulting the prophet Mohammed. Army forces finally were called out to help police quell the riots. Homes Evacuated Near Whisky Fire Related Story, Page 14-A PEKM. 111. (fl Homes were evacuated today near a fire and civil workers were sum- moned for fear new blasts might knock over other storage buildings dominoes." Fire fighters were ordered back from a flaming whisky rackhouse of the American Distilling Co. be- cause a huge store of alcohol might ignite and explode. Eight persons may have been killed. One person was known dead, seven are missing and feared dead, and more than 30 were' in- jured in two and since Wednesday morning. threat that the fire might spread and touch off new blasts prompted Pekin air raid wardens to ask all civil defense workers to ready to report for emergency action. Many civil defense workers from Pekin and nearby communities al- ready had reported for duty at the fire scene- Some barrels of aging oss. plus the plant and equipment lestruction, sent the cost of the "ire into the millions of dollars. The section of the plant burning his morning is only 70 feet from Boy, Sister In Polio Ward A 17-yaar-old Ranger youth whose sister was admitted to Hen- drick Memorial Hospital Sundaj with polio, was in the polio isola- tion ward here Thursday. Robert Lee entered the hospital Wednesday after beconr ing ill Monday. His sister. Mary Jane, IS, is in the hospital with her right arm paralyzed from polio. So far. Robert has shown signs of paralysis, but it is still a little too early to be sure, their physician said. Msry Jane, who became ill Jul> 2T while away from home on a visit, is no longer in the isolation ward. Robert was not with her on the trip. Mrs. Lula Maddux, a Range widow, is mother of the teen-agers who are the only ones of her chi! dren still living at home, the doc tor said. equivalent of 17.323.000 j a building where gallons of been destroyed. This alcohol are stored. The danger area was roped off Firemen were pulled back. A half mile away from the burn ing rackhouse is the huge works of the Corn Products Refining Co Six Solons Picked In McCarthy Probe Learning Driver Killed in Wreck NEW YORK Mrs. Anna Sriimer, 55, driving on a learner's pei mil, was fatally injured yester- day when her control. car went out of WASHINGTON W Vice Presi- dent Niron today appointed a six- member Senate committee to make an investigation of the conduct of Sen. McCarthy   and con- sider proposals that he be censure ed. The members: Sen. Arthur V. Watkins Sen. Frank Carlson Sen. Francis Case Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D- Sen. John C. Stennis Sen. Sam J. Ervin (D-NO. Quickly after the appointment of the committee, McCarthy arose and asked who would be com- mittee's chairman. Niion replied that "the committee will select its own chairman." McCarthy asked for a meeting this afternoon with the committee. McCarthy said he wished, among other things, to get an understand- ing with the group which would avoid any conflict between its pos- sible requirements on his time and his own plans for conducting hearings before his Senate Investi- gations subcommittee. While Nixon announced the ap- pointees, the actual selections were made by party leaders. Eartr Meeting The Senate Democratic Policy Committee had an early morning meeting to decide finally on the Democratic members. At its conclusion. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, Democratic floor leader, said, without disclos- ing the names, that his party's se lections "are men who are symbols for patriotism, integrity and judi cial temperament." Johnson added: "Two of them have had eminenl careers as jurists. The third is one 6: the most beloved and respected senior senators on the minority side of the aisle." Colorado's Edwin Johnson is the senior senator to whom Lyndon Johnson referred. Edwin C. JohrwoH, 70, been the Senate since 193T and out anked by only seven senators in 'int of service. A former Colorado governor he has announced his in ntion to retire from the Senate and run again for the governor ip- Sfennis, 55. is a former Mississip circuit judge. He has been in thi enate since 1917. Ervin, 97, was appointed to the enate only last June 5 on th eath of the veteran Sen. Clyd oey (D-NO. Ervin stepped do' om his state's Supreme Cour ench to accept the appointment Sen. Knowland of California, th epublican leader, described his ask in advance as one of selectin len of judicious temperament wh ad not become deeply involved in ho controversy over McCarthy. Watkins, 67. is a former judge See MCCARTHY, pg. J-A, cd. 4 RALLY SET AT POST OFFICE U. S. Housing Project Brings German Riot BREMERHAVEN, Germany A thousand angry dock workers clashed with German police riot here today in a fight against the U.S. Army's project lo build military apartments on the lite of 25 German homes. Fists snd clubs flew as police reserves were rushed lo Ihis port from nenrby Bremen to quell anti-A m e r i c a n demonstration. Waterfront Communist leaders were rumored to have helped incite the violence. Police arrested number tanoniiralnrs. Some Injured required first-aid. Troubto ilarlcd brewing when ewnerb of the 29 houacc received recently. The U.S. property under occupation law t construct a housing pro ect for American personnel in th Bremen enclave. In turn, the Ann offered to release requisitionw1 homes in Bremen to German ai thorities. When police attempted to elite one of the requisitioned Brenio luven dwellings late yesterday, 40 occupants of the area stood then off with.clubs and pitchforks. More than !OQ police were set back today with orders to protec an assessment commission, American officials privately e presied regret over, the dliput They said there was good reasoi to believe that all the famlllet dt (or eviction would receive iatl factory quarten from (taram iUhniltiil ommissioner Asks No Cut :or Texas Oil AUSTIN chairman of 'exas' oil regulatory agency says he restoration of oil production in Iran should not be allowed to im- air American oil production The statement came from Rafl- oad Commission chairman Ernest 0. Thompson, internationally rec- gnized authority on oil production ontrol. Thompson's statement was based on advance indications confirmed n Tehran, Iran, eight Western oil companies and the Iranian government had reached an agreement which would bring Iran's oil wells back into produc- tion. Directing attention to the glutted condition of this country's domes- tic oil market, Thompson said: "It would not seem fair to our own people to permit more oil im- He suggested that Iran's neigh- wring Persian Gulf countries make room for the prospective new flow of crude and its products. He said those countries hac upped their production in 1930 when Iran closed down an output of barrels daily because ol its dispute with Great Britain over nationalization of the oil industry in Iran. Dulles Praises Settlement FRANKFURT, Germany A atUe-scarred U.S. Army colonel! ucked behind his combat ribbons oday as the wrath of a thousand American women poured down on him. J "I had no idea it would cause uch a smiled Col. John H. )illey, commander of the Frank- urt detachment who issued an or- ler advising Army wives and laughters here to spruce up and tone down their dress. Taite 'Not Good' His directive said "the attire be- ing worn in public by some Ameri- can women is not in good and warned that if they didn't do WASHINGTON o State Dulles said-today '..cry member of the community of free nations stands to gain" from th Iranian oil settlement. Welcoming the agreement with "great Dulles said in statement it shows "that when gooc will exists and people strive earn estly and realistically, a way can always be found with honor anc with fairness to overcome differ ences." He predicted it will mean "a new era for era of great hope and of prosperity." As soon as di tails of the agreement are com pleted. he said, substantial quanb- net of oil should begin to flow t market almost immediately. added that Iran in a few year will regain its former position one of the world's biggest oil pro- ducers. WRATH OF WOMEN No Fury Like Woman's Whose Dress Is Spurned something about it "positive ac- tion" would be taken. Outlawed were: Bare-back, halter-type sunsuits worn without a jacket or wrap.. Bare'mid-riff costumes. Strapless, low-cut dresses (ex- cept in clubs or at social func- Shorts on teen-agers or women. Blue jeans on "mature Pin curlers, unless neatly, cov- ered. The colonel, a West Point grad- uate who distinguished himself in the African campaign in World War n, said some women were going to and from the Post Ex- change looking awful One of the women who likes her Levis said: "I used to wear blue jeans to the commissary to buy groceries. Now I can't-1 have two kids and keep house. I can't change clothes every time I want to go out of the Another said stoutly: .freedom it being threat- ened." Col. DiTiey (of 1510 Armstrong Ave., Kansas City, Kan.) remained good-naturedly firm. "They've already shown a big improvement Somebody lust had to tip them off how they Chinese Refuse 2d U. S. Protest Against Shooting LONDON W-Red China has re- fused even to accept a second American protest against the shoot- ing down of a British airliner off Hainan last month, diplomatic of- Scials said today. Three Americans were among the 10 persons killed in the attack. The U.S. State Department dis- closed July that the Peiping regime had contemptuously turned down American protests on both that incident and a. subsequent fighter attack on two American rescue planes in which the attack- ers were shot down. The protests were relayed, by the British charge d'affaires, Hum- phrey Trevelyn. The Chinese would not accept them from his hand. Informants here said Trevelyn lad sought anew to deliver Wash-, ington's protest, but the Commu- nists refused for the second time even to consider it. The United States does not rec- ognize Red China and has ho. dip- lomatic dealings "with the Peiping government IS. Secretary of State Dulles Tuesday the Chinese had put enuelves in the wrong by re- using the protests. He announced tht same time that another rong protest had teen Knt at Peiping through the British, Moving Sidewalk Slated at Houston HOUSTON W moving side- by Mayor Roy Hofheinz as the only one south of New York be built byj the city of Houston across Buffalo Bayou. The city council yesterday ap- proved the expenditure to connect a 3.000-car parking lot on the north side of the bayou with the Sam Houston Coliseum. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES DEMO CROUP OUT Democratic" Notional Commit- will stay out of Texas runoff race.' Page 2-A- POLIO PEAK Texas polio coses hit high mark last week with 163 cases reported. 5-A. DRSARY DROUGHT Texas farmers and ranchers are glum os drought continues to the state. Page 10-A. CASH SHORTAGE Taylor County's jury fund is nearly out of cash. Page 1 -B. Backers Prepare Reception For Yarborough Monday Ralph Yarborough. fighting to ick up almost votes over Gov. Allan Shivers in the Aug. 91 econd primary, will hold an "old- ashioned rally" here Monday light. J. W. (Jake! Sorrells Jr.. Tay- or County campaign manager for he Austin attorney, said Yar- wrough will fry up from Houston Monday afternoon. The rally will be held on the 'ost Office lawn around the bsnd- itand there. A string band will play, stari- ng at 7 p. m., and Yarborough will speak at 8 p. m., Sorrells aid. Yarborough fell behind Shivers n the Democratic Primary July 24 by about 25.000 votes. Shivers needed about more for majority in the race. Bradbury Paatl Thursday morning Yarborough campaign leaders met with Sor- rells to set up plans for the can didate's visit Monday. Bryan Kradbury was appointee head of a to invite delegations from M surrounding counties to the Invitations will be sent to nil county campaign managers ip the area. Max Leach and Waller Eurch are in charge' of publicity on the visit, and Dr, William D. Buchan an 1: in charge of printing am distribution of campaign mater tals. John Cruichfiekl wai chairman ot the arrangement Carl P. Hulsey is head of the reception committee Others the meeting wer Brooks. C: R. Penninftan and DillM Scarborough. .Yirbotough will at AM im ItaMpal Aivott MMM and p. m.. Sorrells said. Tentative plans call for support- rt to meet him in car caravan nd escort him to of 'CRBC-TV where he will msfce a elecast He will go directly TV station to swn, Sorrells said. The speech ill probably broadcast, he added. Yarborough will be introduced San Antonio where Yarborough Abilene physician. "Judge Yarborough had scheduled a speech, Sorrells said. Visiting Senna "The judge has been very! anxious to meet in the open airj ureetiT from all his Democratic friends the Post Office j and shake hands and get reac- quainted." he said.' Following his speech, there will be a "visiting session" up bandstand, Sorrells added. Any- one who wants to meet Yarborough is welcome to come Australian Chief Commits Nation CANBERRA, Australia Ut Prime Minister Robert Menzies committed Australia tonight to give military support to the proposed Southeast Asia defense SEATO. In so doing Menzies broke with historic Australian tradition that such commitments are not made in advance but determined by Par- liament after a war starts. "We cannot properly put for- ward our principles of foreign Menzies said, "and enter into mutual arrangements with other nations unless we are pre- pared to support them with arms men, ships, instruments of war anc supplies, as we in turn would wisl them to support us." at the rally by Dr. Sol B. Estes, requested hat we have this political rally o give him the opportunity to meet and answer any questions hat anybody would like to ask Sorrells said. "He will have speci.il message to the Demo- crats of this ares." The rally had been scheduled earlier, but a conflict arose with up and shake hands. The speakers platform will be decorated by the Taylor County Democratic Women's Club. Mrs. Dallas Perkins is president of the group. Soda pop and suckers will be served to children at the rally, Sorrelis said. Committee Okays Hiking Debt Limits WASHINGTON W The Senate Finance Committee voted today t ift temporarily by six billion do lars the present federal debt ceiling. The decision was a partial vic- tory for the Eisenhower adminis tration. which last year ran inti stone wall when it asked th committee to boost the debt lirni by 15 billion dollars. Lack of Money Canceled Speech, Yarborough Says Related Story. Vtft t-A HOUSTON UK Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Yarborough said today he had to cancel a statewide radio broadcast last night because "I just didn't have the money to pay for it." "Bui I'll talk on tlie air Yarborough said at a press con- ference that preceded a series of meetings with his Harris County campaign workers. "My limited funds prevent me from meeting Shivers' broadcast Ing KlwduU km now until t The former Austin district judge said, however, over Gov. Allan Shivers in the runoff is "al- most certain." He said he is confident of. victory because of the amount of additional support pledged to him since the first primary in which he trailed Shivers by votes. If elected, he said, his first act will be to clean-out the State In- surance Commission and appoinl "competent, qualified men" ac- quainted with the Insurance buai nest. Hi abo said he win ntfit erjtn kwd, ayndicetad ttiiM b TWM. THE WEATHER Tt-S. DIPAETXENT OF COSOrtEOt WUXEATT ABOJC.VS AND VICINITY cootinatvl warm this tonlth and Friday. both days w 73, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS ClMT b partly clmidr and not thU afttraooa, to- and Friday. WEST TEXAS Partly ctottdy waim thU afternoon, toniiht and Frida, Widely scattered moatU Panhandle and from Ptcw Valley wwt CENTRAL TEXAS Cl partly cloudy and hot this afternoon, lo- light ind Friday, TEMTKKATVRVS P-K. ThBrt. JS a.m. i It. lewBonham Iddilion Bids 'o Be Opened Bids for construction of a IS assroom. addition to Bonham lementary School win be openec Mday morning by the City, Com lission. The school board hopes to bav IB structure ready for use b; mid-term in the 1954-55 session. Bonham is tht recently bui! chool in Elmwood West William M. Collier Jr. and 'oodlief Brown, Abilene archi ects, prepared plant for the at dition. The commission at Friday' meeting win hold public hearini and final reading on a traffic-rej lation ordinance. This'rule would make it fllega or a driver to strike with, his v tide any legally parked vehicle. It would also make it illegal fo motorist to drive forward into single parallel parking space irhi! another car is legally backing int Assessments are expected to he oted on the following proposed aving: Poplar SL from Soul seventh St to South Eighth St. farshall St from South llth St o South 12th St; Victoria St from North Second St to Nortt Third St; and Eve paving ikipj The skips are at 30! Meander it. the corner of North Sixth an Clinton Sts., the corner of Sout Eighth Fata SB., the comer 3f South Seventh St and Highland and 3541 South Third St 3-Year Row Started Over Seizures By DON SCHWWD TEHRAN, Iran ves of eight big Western oil com- anies and the Iranian government announced broad agreement today restart Iran's frozen oil indus- jy. They said they hoped to begin hipping at least some of the oil again in about two months. Under the agreement announced unultaneously in Tehran and Loo- on, the eight companies as a con- ortium will operate .the vast badan refinery and the surround- ig on fields. They will buy the il output from Iran and will sell le production abroad. Iran will etain title to the fields and the pfining facilities. Settlement of the three-year dip- omatic battle was announced in a oint statement by Iranian Finance Minister Ali. Amini and Howard 'age ef Standard Oil of New Jer- chairman of the negotiators or the oil companies. No PIT Details Their statement did not detail the rate.of. payment to Iran but in- clined sources said it'was virtual- y the same 50-50 split that pre- in the Middle East. Amini and Page estimated that ran, through direct oil revenue and taxes, would gat 420 million iollars during the first three years f the arrangementj The estimate" or the third year, more than 1ST million, is larger than Iran's prer nationalization oil revenue._. The agreement .wHT run fur 2S years, with provisions for. three 5-year extensions: The eight companies malting up [he consortium art Britain's Anglo- Iranian, which developed aid oper- ated Iran's industry alone until ex- Premier Mohammed Mossadegh nationalized its holdings in 1951; Standard of New Jersey, Standard of California, the Texas Co., Gulf Co., and Socony Vacuum, all American; Royal Dutch Shell and Compagnie Francaise de Petroles. Though Page in a separate state-, ment. said the companies "must now conclude separate agree- ment among themselves covering their .informed sources said they would set up tail division: 40 per cent to Anglo-Iran- ian, 40 per cent to the five Ameri- can companies, 14 per cent to Dutch Shell and 8 per cent to the French firm. In London, Prime Minister Churchill's government welcomed the accord and said it would make 'a major contribution to the sta- bility of the whole Middle East." The British' government owns 51 pi- cent of the stock in Anglo- Iranian. Western sources in London said the settlement is expected to help clear the way for a new Western- backed defense setup in the Middle East, Benefit ttttfe Directly Anglo-Iranian will get little di- rect compensation from Iran. A joint British-Iranian statement is- sued in London said Tehran agreed to pay the company TO million dol- lars. The statement said the pay- ments would begin Jan. and stretch over 10 years, without in- terest Western oil men and Amini See HUN OIL, ff. J-A, t ENDS 4TH MONTH Woman Is Alive, But Unconscious LUFKIN, Tto. Ul Today marked fourth month of exist- ence in a world ol unconscious- ness for a 24-year-old Lufkin moth- r. Mrs. Kenneth McGUbwy, injured ast April 4 in a freak automobile accident has not regained conscioujnesi and doctors are doubtful she ever will; Mrs. McGilbery, her husband and two-year-old son were en route o Visit relatives in Louisiana ear- ly Sunday, April 4, when their sar went out of control on U.S. High- way ft near Zavalla on a rain- slickened curve, McGilbery'i head hit the top ot the car, at- flictinj a severe brail injury. Other passengers in the car were only slightly injured. McGilbery was thrown out u the car skidded from one iMe of the road the In the .proeeui, Mc- Gilberr vai thrown Mo the back A Houston brain specialist who saw her on the day of accident said ie was not sure about her condi- tion. Later he made extensive :ests in Houston and she was re- turned to Memorial Hospital here, where her condition has remainsd unchanged. Her physical condition is report- ed fair 'otherwise. However, she has lost a great deal of weight. She requires constant care and her family maintains a vigil at her bedside in order to help reduce medical expenses. Mrs. McGilbery can open her eyes and lock around her hospital roam, but there is no indication she recognizes people or objects. She can move around in bed, but has no control over her and legs, much at a paralytic polio victim. Before the accident, wat a member ot the Lufkin ttaibj Mm)   

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