Abilene Reporter News, August 7, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 07, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY ^Wlene 3i^ei»rter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 49 As$ociat0d Preâê (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1954 -EIGHT PAGES FINAL PRICK DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc If Demos Capture Congress, Truman Deserves Praises By DON WHITEHEAD KANSAS CITY. Mo.    the Democrats capture Congress from the Republicans in November, they’ll have to give a lot of credit to that old political warrior—former President Harry S. Truman. Even though weak and wan from illness and an operation, it was the man from Independence. Mo., who gave the fighting tone to a meeting of Democratic leaders gathered here to map a money-raising drive to finance the coming campaign. Truman drove here from his nearby home last night and urged a fighting campaign which he insisted would sweep the Democrats back into control of both the Senate and the House. A few hours after the ex-president’s pep talk, the Democrats upped their congressional campaign fund goal from $475,000 to a million dollars. Stephen Mitchell, national party chairman, said people from the grassroots “believed our plans were too small.” It’s obvious these people mean business.” Mitchell said. "There are elements present today for a massive victory in this campaign.” F,\CES CHARGES—While special six-man committee named bv Vice-Pres. Nixon to investigate censure charges against Sen. Joseph McCarthy met to plan its study of charges, McCarthy, having a last word with a reporter before shutting door, scheduled a closed hearing of his investigating subcommittee on Communism in Boston area, iNEA Telephoto) Solons Disagree Over Date of McCarthy Vote By J.ACK BELL 'WASHINGTON    Fergu son <R Mich> predicted today the to the Senate in time for before the election Ferguson, who heads the Senate a vote ! nize before it is through with its investigation that politics will have become so involved it would be He said these elements were disillusionment and bitterness about the present administration and a new and higher value that people have placed on the Democratic party in control of Congress.” Truman said he planned to take an active part in the campaign. *T’I1 do as much as I can to elect a Democratic ticket, and whatever I can do I will do,” he said. Truman was die star of the gathering and Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, seemed pleased to step aside and let the spotlight play on the man who once was president. There was a surprising vigor in Truman’s step and in his voice. Once he bounced up from a chair with the old-time spring—but for the most part he seemed content to consente his strength. Stevenson left Kansas City for Omaha, Neb., without giving a hint as to his availability for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1956. Stevenson said: “Even if I knew I just don’t believe I’d tell you. But I don’t know myself.” Truman told Stevenson and others the Democrats in his opinion will carry the House “by a substantial margin” and also capture a majority of the Senate’s % seats. But he warned it will be necessary to raise money quickly for tiie congressional campaign if the party hopes to offset the bigger war chest raised by the Republicans. Mitchell again said he will resign after the November elections in order to look after his Chicago law practice. Indications were that Southern Merger in India Causes. 'Concern MODESTY IS GIRL'S BEST FRIEND IN THIS INSTANCE GRIMSBY, England ÌAP)—Pretty 20-year-old Prèda Hodson wore a filmy chiffon blouse—and that was her undoing, A detective looked right through the blouse and spotted a smart blue slip trimmed with coffee-colored lace The detective recognized the slip — part of a $220 housebreaking haul, he told a court here. The magistrate ordered Freda to stand tnal. Fear of Violence, Bloodshed Voiced NEW DELHI, India «^Reliable diplomatic sources said today at least nine nations have expressed their “deep concern” to Prime Minister Nehru’s government that attempts to force a merger of Portuguese India with India would Epileptic Stroke Cause Of Dionne Twin’s Death MONTREAL *#V-An epileptic stroke caused the death of Emilie Dionne, one of the famed Callander the air is good — but we were nc^ prepared for anything like this.” About two months ago Emilie quintuplets. Dr. Rosario Fontaine came to the Lac Brule Hostel, the issue of censuring Sen. McCarthy iR-WisL But. Sen. Monroney iD-Okla^ said in a separate interview he expects the intensified “pKiliti^l atmo- after the election McCarthy said he wants a Senate voice in choosing Mitchell’s sue cessor since efforts are being made Senate    will    get    a    chance    to    vote    Republican Policy Committee, said    better to    put off any action until before    the    November    election    on    he is willing to interrupt his campaign for reelection to return to,    .    •    -n Wa.shington to debate the censure    i    vote    before the November ballot-1 to avoid    anything    that    will cause a *    ing,    but    declared the committee    party    rift    such    as    the    1952    split, members—whom he termed “a Party harmony was shattered good bunch of people—have a ! during the 1952 presidential nom- proposal next fall. He said he thinks most other candidates will agree to do likewise. .Monroney. one of the 12 senators “monumental task” in sifting the u ••    fnr    i'im-    .Monronev.    one    oi    uie seuaiws luuuuiutiKm laaiv m    « 'rouî    .0    luy    any    auch    :    ''•>«    ««.„g up th. long ha, », chargea ag.hat h,m. showdown until late in the year if not until next January. The rival forecasts underlined the wide-ranging differences of view on Capitol Hill as a six-man committee drafted to probe cen-.sure charges against McCarthy went Into recess over the weekend. Yesterday the bipartisan group picked Sen. Watkins R-llah) as chairman and decided to bar TV and radio irom its forthcoming hearings. Monday the .special committee special con^mittee, said, however, he thinks that if the Senate fin-ushes its legislative business next week and goes home, it will be difficult to reassemble the members. “1 am not casting any reflections on the investigating committee.” he said. “I am sure the members inating convention when a group of Democratic “liberals’* tried to announced followmg an autopsy today. Dr. Fonuine. Quebec’s leading medico-legal expert, said the girl, who died after three strokes yesterday in Ste. Agathe, Que., had suffered from epilepsy for some lime. “The epileptic stroke was brought up by pulmonary congestion, particularly in the pituitary gland in the brain.” the doctor said after a l»4-hour autosy. The autopsy was described as a formality necessary because of the prominence of the 20-year-old which the Oblate Sisters of Mary Immaculate run for old folks. Nurse Cecile Believeau, who attended her during her last hours, said she had not been well during her stay, but was accepted as a prospective member of the Oblate Order. Emilie, wearing the dark habit oi the order, was seen strolling about the hostel grounds Thursday evening. That night, because she had difficulty getting to sleep, a sister slept with her in a second cot in her austere room. Two attacks within a few hours weakened her, nurse Believeau said, and in the morning she refused her breakfast. At 9 a.m. she appeared to be sleeping. The sister who had been at her bedside went to Mass, thinking the girl was no longer in danger. The allegations detailed by Flanders. Fulbright and Mou-heny of which overlap, range from complaints that McCarthy abused! witnesses to a charge that he Improperly accepted a $10,000 fee for a booklet on housing. McCarthy listed as now “fallen” force Southern delegates to sign a giri, and the fact no doctor was 'loyalty pledge” to support the party nominee. will do a con.scienlious job and do one charge by Fulbright—that the It without delay.    \    Wiscon.sin    senator had “strongly “But the best intentions in the implied" Annie Lee Moss, a Pen-world are not going to keep this tagon employe, was a Communist mailer out of the campaign. 'The even before she had testified, first time somebody complains > Mrs. Moss was suspended a sec-about something the committee | ond time by the .\rmy Signal Corps Oil Imports Promised Full Consideration gathers again behind closed doors ;    ^candidates tak- [ Wednesday on the basis of new in- j to go over a list of 46 specific ac-lovelled at McCarthy • H-Vt», Ful- ci^iions by Sens. Flanders bright iD-Ark> and Morse Ind-Ore>. with an eye to weeding out charges that are minor or overlap. McCarthy declared last night that at least two of the charges have already “fallen by the way side ” He named them as the ac-( usafions that he acted improper^ toward .Annie Lee Mos.s and toward Lawrence W Parrish, both wit-nesse.s who have appeared before the Senale Investigations subcommittee he heads Point of Order The special committee, composed of three Republicans and ing one side or the other and it | formatnm her attorney said ac- i will become a campaign issue. cused her of having had a Com-“I'm afraid that developments munist membership card about 10 may force the committee to recog- years ago. Tunisian Installed TUNIS. Tunisia »I^With his Cabinet approved by both Tunisian Nationalists and the French. Tahar Ben Ammar wa.s installed today as Premier of this restless .North Premier Today WASHINGTON t^Oil-siate congressmen have been told a presidential committee studying oil. coal and gas industry problems will give full consideration to oil “with emphasis” on the impact of over imports. The assurance came from Dr .Arthur S. Flemming, director of present when she succumbed. She died at Ste. .Agathe Hostel for old folks and retired Roman Catholic clergymen. Dr. Fontaine completed the autopsy at 10:15 a m. He immediately conferred with Mr. and Mrs Maurice Girouard, elder sister and brother-in-law ot Emilie and the other quintuplets. Her body was moved under po-! lice escort 45 miles to the Montreal Morgue. The girl’s grieving family went ahead with plans for funeral services and burial Monday near the Dionne home at Callander, Ont. A dispute arose, meanwhile, a surprise report that she had been stricken with polio as a child. An eider sister. Mrs. Hopes Flickering For Lost Child result in violence and bloodshed. An official Indian spokesman said that only two formal notes have been received at the Foreign Office on the question of Portuguese India—from the United Kingdom and Brazil. But, he added, "representatives of several other nations have called to express their views.” It is understood the majority of these warned India that use of violence against Portuguese territory, such as occurred in the attacks by “liberation forces” against isolated Portuguese enclaves, violated India’s frequently expressed principles of peace and nonviolence. Refugees fleeing from the troubled Portuguese Indian enclave of Goa said last night Portuguese police recently killed eight Goans for taking part in a liberation rally. Despite pressure from Prime Minister Nehru’s government. Portugal has flatly refused to give up its Indian footholds. The French who also have settlements in India appear ready to pull out after losing some of their holdings and withdrawing from others. three Democrat.", also will have to    priHcctorate. tackle some disputed points of pro-■edure before it can get to the hearings stage Still to be «it'cided Whether the hearings should be public, and whether McCarthy .should have the right to ert.ss-examine witnesses as \w has de-mandd. The committee’s unanimous decision against radio TV coveiage A wealthy landholder. Ben Ammar will lead negotiations with the French authorities for the additional self-government promised by French Premier Pierre Men-des France For the fust tune in two years, the Cabinet will contain three avovMXl members of the Neo resterday prompted a protest from Destour the moiierate N^Hon^t ? h.ri«K R(>exier chairman of the: party whose leaders have been Fr^om of Information Commit- detained by the French. The Cab-tee of the HadlO-Teievision News Directors Assn Urging reconsideration of ban in a telegram to Watkins. Roeder said the association “reminds your committee that detained 1 met consists of 10 Tunisians and ¡ four French officials. It takes the office tomorrow The terrorism and guerrilla warfare which brought the Tunisian it ISj    ___ „    I...    ...4    m escape Near Sousse. shots direcled at a local Tunisian leader wounded his 8-year-old daughter. In the town iself Pierre Beech, a French , highway engineer, died of a gun-1 shot wound inflicted by a terrorist., Near Portville. a small truck belonging to the Premier was halted by five armed men. Two of the Premier's employees were robbed and beaten. Rioting in neighboring Morocco appeared to have died down. Leaders of the Isliqlal • Independent»> party were reported to have ordered their followers to refrain from violence, but to keep Moroccan shops closed in protest against the exile of Sultan Mohammed Salah Ben Youssef. the Office of Defense Mobilization' Giraouard, who arrived to take and chairman of the committee, i charge of the body, said yesterday at a meeting yesterday with House Emilie had polio 17 years ago and members from oil-producing stales since then had been afflicted with in the office of Rep. Vursell IR- fainUng spells. The sister ex-111, >    ; plained she was    not familiar    with Vursell said in a statement af- ;the medical term for the attacks terward that the congressmenbut believed they were epileptic, were satisfied oil interests would ‘ Others who knew her also said be adequately represented on the she was a victim of epilepsy, committee. .AccoMingly. he said, j The four survivors — A*vonne, no demand will be pressed for a Marie, Cecile and Annette — as proposed congressional investiga- well as Emilie s parents and sev-tion of domestic    oil    industry    prob-1 en other brothers and sisters    were lems    i    reported deeply    shocked at her un- , Concerned    with    the    question    of | timely death, oil imports, the congressmen have' “It is a terrible blow to us all.” j sought relief at a series of con- the father said last night. * She BETHLEHEM. Pa. «fi~Ttielr hopes flickering after 56 hours of helpless waiting, grieving Albert Parker and his wife kept watch at their modest home today praying for word that their only child is safe. The child 4-year-old Bruce, blond and blue-eyed, vanished Friday evening, apparently abducted by an auto thief who did not know the child was in the back seat of Parker’s car as he whisked it fn^ a supermarket parking lot. Police of 13 eastern states have been asked to join in the search since then. “I am silting in hope and praying to God that whoever has Bruce Maurice! that they would not do any harm to him but that they would return him home to me,” the 35-year-old ^ mother said last night in a tearful _ radio broadcast.    i “He’s my baby, the only baby ! I’ve got. and I love him with all* my heart.    ! ’’Turn him over to the police or “Turn huTi over to the police or return him home. I pray God you'fl do it, and do it just as soon as you can.” Despite an intensive search, on foot, by car and plane, no trace of the Parker’s black 1948 Pontiac ^an has been found. And there has been no report of the child since Mrs. Parker and her sister left him in the car while they went shopping. Mrs. Parker returned 25 minutes later to find her car gone another abandoned in its place. Take Wallaby by Tail, Then Take Telephone... w as very dear to us ” “I had ferences recently with various departmental officials. .Attending one or more of these I yesterday.” conferences were \ ursell. Reps. 1 didn't give Hill iR-Colo>. Steed iD>. Jarman | that she was about to be seriously iD‘ and Belcher (R>, all of Okla WHIPSNADE, England if^A gray Australian wallaby which escaped from Whipsnade too was celebrating freedom today with 12-foot hops. He was hopping in the general direction of Limdon and was doing 15 miles an hour at times. But he was zig-zagging and back-tracking, and observers who caught fleeting glimpses of him couldn't be quite homa, Ikard <D> and Walter Rogers íD) of Texas and Hiesiand R-Calif.l a letter from her only i sure whether he was bound ^uth be added, “and she or just up and down, any indication in it A wallaby is a kind of a kangaroo. The feflow on the loose is ill. She hadn’t been quite herself j about three feet tall. His hopping during recent months — that is , took him 20 miles to a farm near one of the reasons why she went i St. Albans, where he had a fine to Ste. Agathe to rest and where * meal of shrubs and green com. A wallaby, said the man at the zoo, could live indefinitely and eat very well on the lush English countryside. How to catch it? The zoo man says: “First corner it—-if you can. “Tben catch hold of its tail—if you can. Then ring i^> the xoo.” The waUaby was a privileged character at the xoo. He wasn't locked up. like tigers and snakes. He hopp^ freely among the zoo visitors. He got his freedom by violating an understanding that bei was niH to hop out of the frtmt | gate. Plans to Halt Strike Threat At Oak Ridge W.ASHINGTON New efforts to eliminate the threat of another strike at two strategic atom and H-bomb material plants wiU be made at Oak Ridge, Tenn., Mon-day. Another day of angling for t different approach to settle a four-month-old labor ctaitroversy brought an annoiaicement last night from the Federal Mediation Service that negotiations would resume then. E. F. Hitchcock, a federal mediator. arranged sessions between the CIO Gas. Coke and Chemical Workers Union and the Carbide k Chemicals Corp. Carbide operates the plants at Paducah, Ky., and Oak Ridge that produce the entire U.S. supply of uranium materials used in making the super bombs. Some 4,500 union members quit both plants for four days early last month and have threatened a new strike without fixing a date. The CIO union already has rejected a 6-cent hourly raise. Pay now ranges from $l.^ to 12.40 an hour. The union has asked at least a l4-cent hike. An AFL union which represents 4.500 workers at two other Oak Ridge atom plants also has spurned tl» 6-cent offer, but has not threatened to strike. situation to a head ciMitinued. S..n, McCavthy “h" is 'ho subje.H ^ „1 your rou-suro siu(iy-.u.l ladio and television    um-1    reUiUve    of    rebel    chief- miuee will    ,    ,.uid    he    was    capuirod    and    tried    lo live colleague.s all agreed the> . an ____ __ ____ make an inve.sfigation and reiHirl YARBOROUGH WANTS WATER BOARD Shivers Denies $2 Million Compdign J. B. Walls. 72. Dies at Home Heie THE WEATHER V i. DKrxnTwt XT or cowwtiict WtiVTHril Bl HFAl AHIIFNK ANT^ VTlTNlTV I iiaudj ««»»‘inuwT ho«    ««il Sunday Ha|t> today and hunday ne-ar loO ‘■vm?trcKiT»'.l’‘T.A.S - .l.n.r.lW fair and hot Saturday atOfin.HW night and TKXAS - Partly fkiudy Salunlay aftornoon night and Sunday    »«'»C tarod thundtrahowaro In I’anhandl# ami Wool of r«««a Volley Ni>t on warm In I an handle Saturday afterntHin & and SOUTH CKNTRAl. TKX AS Clear to partly ckwdj' and h*>t Saturday anamoon. mght and Sunday M.nler.te to locally fraata ooutherlr wind*    on    the ¡Waalmum temperature    for    H    htnira    end ing at «10 am.; lOS    _    ^    , Minimum lem»»#r«ture    h»r    it    hour»    end ing at i:» am 7« TFMPyRATI are Sul A M I W '} M 3 W 4- » S :w s M ? :w • M    ... H »    . 1« Kt    ......... U» ....... T3 10 narometer    reading at    * »    g.«i    IMl. lAelatUo    humidity at    D JO    a ni.    Wr,'. Fri PM. li» lOt tot ... ins . . tos U» tr ... n m m tft »4 »1 n 7« R3 17 Reds Arrest 2 U.S. Aides WASHINGTON i.fV-Two Aineri-i'ari Embassy aiilcs in Moseow were arrcsled and held three hours by Soviet Police, the State Department announced last night The action was “strongly protested.” The department said the two were illegally detained for allegedly photographing the Stalin Auto Works In a note to the Soviet Foreign Office, the American Embassy a.sked di.sciplinary action against the police involveti Aitliur Hasler. an a."Si.stanl Naval attache, and Mis.s Joyce Marshall, an embassy translator, were arrested ui n unreslrictetl area on the out .skirts of Mom'ow. the department said in a statement The two were releaaod aftar Hie embasay kitervtnad. By BRUCE HENDERSON AMoeiated Preg* S«aff (iov. Allan Shivers has branded “absolutely false and ridiculous ” Ralph Yarboroughs charge that Stuvers had meetings Saturday with supporters in Lubbock and Sweetwater before returning to .Austin Saturday night Yarborough launched hts first Shivers spent two million dollars stump speaking ttnir of the runoff in his fir.St-primary campaign for through the Coastal Bend Salur-re election    day. He had stops at Edna. El Shivers also declared Varl>o-1 Campo. Wharton. Columbus. Ro-rough “is being backed, on his own i senberg and Richmond and was J. B. Walls. 72. Abilene resident for the past 27 years, died at 9.15’ a. m. Saturday at hts home, 145S Ross. He had been m lU health ffH* tsome time. Mr. Walls was a retired farm- i Muliin of Jersey City. of the First admission, by . . . i»ersonal fortunes . . ” Yarborough, meanwhile, has proposed creating an elected Texas Water Board to plan and guide water conservation. The .Austin attorney and former district judge facing Shivers in the Democratic runoff for governor Aug. 38 laid down his water program, promising to recommend to the Legislature next January setting up such a board if he gets the governor s chair Yarborough again rapped what he called the state government’s constant sniping at the federal fovemment’i effort to aid in the •oiutiM oi Tmcaa* water prob-}mmr in Houston late Saturday. Both candidates took verbal potshots at each other in state radio speeches from opposite ends of Texas Friday night. Shivers’ was transcribed from Amarillo. A’arbo-rough spoke from Corpus Christi. In the speeches Shivers accused Yarborough of misleading Negro vvHers in the first primary, and' admission, by Thursday Shivers forces are “pour-, listed by Yarborough as living In ing an unlimited amount of money j Houston, into this campaign" in what Yar- Shivers continued, borough called a “brazen effort    broke    with    all    of    those, to buy the Aug 28 runoff election '    behind    him    30    days    before    i    «r » member Earlier. Yarborough had toW i^e election, it is the best evidence Methodist Church. I know oi that ho would break tho 1    arrangomenu are in. stale w.ihin 30 da.»s if be became,    ^ «»nounced sovernor. with all M tho.se prom-Ay.EUioit s Funeral Home ises he has made Poor old, bur'ivors include h« wile; one pronusin« Ralph."    idau*hter,    Mrs. R_E, Hli.s of , , 7    .    .    ,    .    Mo.; two sons, Otm Halls and In final sworn sutemems lor ^    Brownwood; first primao-.^vers rej»^    grandchildren. spending $144.709 74. \ arborough,_”.............. Chinese Communisis Release 3 Priests HONG KONG Jv-Three American Roman Catholic priests, released by the Chinese Communists as a result of the Geneva conference, reacheti Hong Kong tonight from Yuanlung, Hunaq. Province. Thev were the Reverends Linus Lombard of Ipswich. Mass.: Earnest Hotz of Brooklyn, and Lawrenca supporters there Shivers “spent two million dollars in the first primary and reported only $140,000.” Shivers called this “absolutely* false and ridiculous” and added. “Varfwough is getting more ridiculous by the day ” Yarborough had said his own campaign ii handicapped by a i said he spent $1^.663 22. First ex-lack of funds. Shivers declared.! P^nse reports for the second pri- “This is a little surprising, since he is being backed, on his own Oil Ponel Talks Coming Mtoting ...w ..... p..........  ..... -    .    .    .    w    u    TORT WORTH. Aug. 7 iJL-Rou- Yarbt>rough declaretl a majority hunes of such people as Perxy the runoff. Yarborough said Texas tin© business was handled by the the personal for- , mary are due between Sunday and Friday. In the stale speech, his first of of Democrats spoke out in that primary against a third term for Shivers. Shivers’ rebuttal to Yarborough’s campaign spending charge, however, came in a statement issued from Austin campaiipi headquarters. Yarborai^ oliMWWi ii Mmmm Strauss, New York banker. Will Clayton, international eoitonman; J. R. Parien. international oil and sulphur baron, and Mrs. R. D. Randolph ” executive committee of the Inter' state Oil Compact Commission needs a state agency “with au-thoritv and means to plan and guide water conservatitMi in Texas here Friday, in the same way mr Railroad included m the business Commission plans and guiiies oil meetings Sept. 9-11 at Omaha. Neb., and Dec. 3-4 at Chicago. The were Those persons have been listed and gas conservation.” He vowed in Yarborough’s sworn ataiemenu to the secretary of state as contributors In his eampaiga. AB are to give such an elected agency “sufficient statutory authority to gtl tiie job done.” 20th anniversary will be observed Qieeliiig. of the compact at tha Oiicago The priests, who were confined to Yuangling but never arrested, said there is much purging of Communist officials going on now. “New officials show up every day. The old officials disappear but the word gels around later that they have t*een liquidated. Six were shot at one time recently, ostensibly for an offense involving a camera, ’ said Lombard, but "from the looks of things it was a political killing ’’ Lombard said that in western Hunan, thousands of persons were shot during the purge of counterrevolutionaries and landlords in 1950-1951. Hotz added that “when the killing ended in that region, at least two per cent of the population had been shot." All three priests said this brutality left the populace ready to rebel if there was any iwsiitaiice movecnent to joto, wbii^ there te not. ;