Abilene Reporter News, August 7, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 07, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY Abilene Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 49 Pro, (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1954 PAGES PBICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe FACES special six-man committee named by Vice-Pres. Nixon to investigate censure charg- es 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. (NEA Telephoto) 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 mer 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 com- ing campaign. Truman drove here from his nearby home last night and urged a fighting campaign which he in- sisted would sweep the Democrats back into control of both the Senate and the House. A few hours after the ex-presi- dent's pep talk, the Democrats upped their congressional cam- paign fund goal from to a million dollars. Stephen Mitchell, national party chairman, said peo- ple from the grassroots "believed our plans were too small." It's obvious these people mean Mitchell said. "There are elements present today for a massive victory in this campaign." Solons Disagree Over Date of McCarthy Vote By JACK BELL 'WASHINGTON Fergu- son (R-Mich) predicted today the Senate will get a chance to vote before the November election on the issue of censuring Sen. Mc- Carthy But. Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) said in a separate interview he expects the intensified "political atmo- sphere" of the campaign for con- trol of Congress to delay any such 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 (K-Utah) as j chairman and decided to bar TV and radio from its forthcoming hearings. Monday the special committee gathers again behind closed doors to go over a list of 46 specitic ac- cusations levelled at McCarthy by Sens. Flanders Ful- bright tD-Ark) and Morse (Ind- 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- cusations that he acted improperly tcward Annie Lee Moss and toward Lawrence W. Parrish. both wit- nesses who have appeared before the Senate Investigations subcom- mittee he heads. Point ol Order The special committee, com- posed of three Republicans and three Democrats, also will have to tackle some disputed points of pro- cedure before it can get to the hearings stage. Still to be decided: Whether the hearings should be public, and whether McCarthy should have the right to cross- examine witnesses as he has de- The committee's unanimous de- cision against radio-TV coverage yesterday prompted a protest from Charles Roeder. chairman of the Freedom of Information Commit- tee of the Radio-Television News Directors Assn. Urging reconsideration of the ban in a telegram to Watkins. Roeder said the association "re- minds your committee that it is Sen. McCarthy who is the subject of your censure not radio and television." As for how much time the com- mittee will need. Watkins and his five colleagues all agreed they can make an investigation and report THE WEATHER DEr-AKTMENT OF WEATHER Bl.-KEA'! ABILKSK AND VICINITY _ Partly cloudy. MiUlmiM hot today. tonliht Mil Sunday. Hirt and Sunday loo. Low tonight about 7S. NORTH CENTRAL TKXAS Generally lair and hot Saturday attrrmxro. nlshl unit SIWsT TEXAS Partly cloudy Saturday afternoon, night and Sunday. Widely scat- thunderahowen! In Panhandle and ol Tecoi Vullw. Not so In Pan- nKRdlr Saturday aKiynpon. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS to cloudy and hot Saturday afternoon, nUtht and .Sunday. Moderate to locally fresh southerly winds on the coait. Maximum temperature for 24 hours end- Inl at a.m. i WJ. Minimum temperature for 14 hours end. Inl a.m.: 78. TEMPKRATUIIKS Frl. P.M. A.M. to the Senate in time for a vote before the election. Ferguson, who heads the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said he is willing to interrupt his." cam- paign for reelection to return- to Washington to debate the censure proposal next fallC He said he thinks most other. candidates will agree to do likewise: Monroney, one of the 12 senators who voted against. setting up tht special committee, said, however, he thinks that if the Senate fin- ishes its legislative business' next week and goes home, it will be dif- ficult to reassemble thelnembers. "I am not casting any reflections on the investigating he said. "I am sure the members will do a conscientious job and do it without delay. nize before it is through with its investigation that politics will have become so involved it would be better to put off any action until after the election." McCarthy said he wants a Senate vote before the November ballot- ing, but declared the committee he termed "a good bunch of a "monumental task" in sifting the long list of charges against him. The allegations detailed by Flanders, Fulbright and Mou- heny of which overlap, range from complaints that McCarthy abused witnesses to a charge that he im- properly accepted a fee for a booklet on housing. McCarthy listed as now "fallen" one charge by the Wisconsin senator had "strongly He said these elements were dis- illusionment 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. "I'll do as much as I can to elect a Democratic ticket, and whatever I can do I will he said. Truman was the star of the gathering and Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential nom- inee, 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 for the most part he seemed content to conserve his strength. Stevenson left Kansas City lor Omaha. Neb., without giving a hint as to his availability for the Democratic presidential nomina- tion in 19S6. 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 oth- ers the Democrats in his opinion will carry the House "by a sub- stantial margin" and also capture a majority of the Senate's 96 seats. But he warned it will be neces- sary to raise money quickly for the congressional campaign if the party hopes to offset the bigger war chest raised by the Republicans. Mitchell again said he will re- sign after the November elections in order to look after his Chicago law practice. Indications were that Southern Democrats will have an important voice in choosing Mitchell's suc- cessor since efforts are being made to avoid anything that will cause a party rift such as the 1952 split Party harmony was shattered during the 1952 presidential nom- inating convention when a group of Democratic "liberals" tried to force Southern delegates to sign a "loyalty pledge" to support the par- ty nominee. 1M 10J IM 10. It 17 m Iff Barometer at ItN l.jn. M.U. iUlatlvt, humidity M a.m. "But (he best intentions in the implied" Annie Lee Moss, a world are not going to keep employe, was a Communist matter out of the campaign. before she had testified. first time somebody Moss was suspended a Bee- about something the time by the Army Signal Corps does you will find candidates on the basis of new in- ing one side or the other and her attorney said ac- will become a campaign her of having had a Com- "I'm afraid that membership card about 10 may force the committee to ago. Tunisian Installed TUNIS, Tunisia With Cabinet approved by both Sousse. shots directed at Nationalists and the French, local Tunisian leader wounded Ben Ammar was installed 8-vear-old daughter. In the as Premier ol this restless iself Pierre Beech, a French African engineer, died of a gun- A wealthy landholder, Ben wound inflicted by a terrorist. mar will lead negotiations with Portville. a small truck French authorities for the to the Premier was halt- jonnl self-government by five armed men. Two of 3y French Premier Pierre Premier's employees were and beaten. For the first time in two in neighboring Morocco the Cabinet will contain to have died down. Lead- avowed members of the of the Istiqlal (Independence) Destour. the moderate were reported to have order- party whose leaders have their followers to refrain from detained, by the French. The but to keep Moroccan inet consists of 10 Tunisians closed in protest against the four French officials. It of Sultan Mohammed Salah office Youssef. The terrorism and fare which brought the Tunisian situation to a head continued. the village of Guemala. near Gafsa. police shot down Ali Chraiti. described as a relative of rebel chieftain Lazhar Chraiti. The I said he was captured and tried BRUCE HENDERSON Press Staff Reds Allan Shivers has brandec "absolutely false and ridiculous" Ralph Yarborough's charge that 2 U.S. spent two million dollars in his first-primary campaign for re-election. also declared Yarbo- WASHINGTON W-Two "is being backed, on his own can Embassy aides in by personal for- were arrested and held three by Soviet Police, the State meanwhile, has pro- ment announced last night. creating an elected Texas action was "strongly Board to plan and guide The department said the conservation. Tho Austin at- were illegally detained for and former district judge ly photographing the Shivers in the Democratic Works. In a note to the for governor Aug. 28 laic Foreign Office, the American his water program, promis- bassy asked disciplinary to recommend to the Legisla- against the police next January setting up such Arthur ll.islcr, on assistant board if he gets the jovcrnor't attache, and Miss Joyce an embassy translator, were again rapptd rested in n unrestricted area called the state government's the outskirts, of Moscow, sniping at the fcdera parlment in a effort to aid hi th< The two were at Tmm' wiltr prob- Merger in In Causes, 'Concern' MODESTY IS GIRL'S BEST FRIEND IN THIS INSTANCE GRIMSBY, England 20-year-old Freda Hodspn wore a filmy chiffon 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 housebreaking haul, he told a court here. The magistrate ordered Freda to stand trial. Fear of Bloodshed Voiced NEW DELHI, India 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 Oil Imports Promised Full Consideration WASHINGTON con- gressmen have been told a presi- dential committee studying oil, coal and gas industry problems will give full consideration to oil "with emphasis" on the impact of imports. The assurance came from Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, director of the Office of Defense Mobilization and chairman of the committee, at a meeting yesterday with House members from oil-producing states j since then had been afflicted with MONTREAL epileptic stroke caused the death of Emilie Dionne, one of the famed Callander quintuplets. Dr. Rosario Fontaine announced following an autopsy today. Dr. Fontaine, Quebec's leading medico-legal expert, said the girl, who died after-three strokes yes- terday in Ste. Agathe, Que., had suffered from epilepsy for some time. "The epileptic stroke was brought up by pulmonary conges- tion, particularly in the pituitary gland in the the doctor said after a Wi-hour autosy. The autopsy was described as a formality necessary because of the prominence of the 20-year-old girl, and the fact no doctor was present when she succumbed. She died at Ste. Agathe Hostel for old folks, and retired Roman Catholic clergymen. Dr. Fontaine completed the autopsy at a.m. He immed- iately conferred with Mr. and Jfrs. Maurice Girouard, elder sister and brother-in-law of 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 ser- vices and burial Monday near the Dionne home at Callander, Ont. A dispute arose, meanwhile, over a surprise report that she had been stricken with rwlio as a child. An elder sister, Mrs. Maurice Giraouard. who arrived to take charge of the body, said yesterday Emilie had polio 17 years ago and in the office of Rep. Vursell (R- nu Vursell said in a statement af- were satisfied oil interests would be adequately represented on the committee. Accordingly, he said, no demand will be pressed for a proposed congressional investiga- tion of domestic oil industry prob- lems. Concerned with the question of oil imports, the congressmen have sought relief at a series of con- ferences recently with various de- partmental officials. Attending one or more of these conferences were Vursell, Reps. Hill Steed Jarman (D) and Belcher all of Okla- homa. Ikard (D) and Walter Rog- ers (D) of Texas and Hiestand iR-Calif.) fainting spells. The sister ex- plained she was not familiar with the medical term for the attacks but believed they were epileptic. Others who knew her also said she was a victim of epilepsy. The four survivors Yvonne, Marie, Cecile and Annette as well as Emilie's parents and sev- en other brothers and sisters were reported deeply shocked at her un- timely death. "It is a terrible blow to us the father said last night. "She was very dear to us." "I had a letter from lier only he added, "and she didn't give any indication in it that she was about to be seriously ill. She hadn't been quite herself during recent months that is one of the reasons why she went to Ste. Agathe to rest and where the air is good but we were not prepared for anything like this." About two months ago Emilie came to the Lac Brule Hostel, which the Oblate Sisters of Mary Immaculate run for old folks. Nurse Cecile Believeau, who at- tended 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 of 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 re- fused her breakfast. At 9 ajn. she appeared to be sleeping. The sister who had been at her bedside went to Mass, thinking the girl was no longer in danger. 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 Portu- guese the United King- dom and Brazil. But, he added, "representatives of several other nations have called to express their views." It is understood the majority ef these warned India that use of violence against Portuguese terri- tory, such as occurred in the at- tacks by. "liberation forces" against isolated Portuguese enclaves, vio- lated India's frequently expressed principles of peace and nonvio- lence. Refugees fleeing from the trou- bled Portuguese Indian enclave of Goa said last night Portuguesa police recently killed eight Goans for taking part in a liberation rally. Despite pressure from Prime Minister Nehru's government, Por- tugal has flatly refused to give up its Indian footholds. The French who also have settle- ments in India appear ready to pull out after losing some of their holdings and withdrawing from others.. BETHLEHEM, Pa. hopes flickering after 36 hours of helpless. waiting, grieving Albert Parker and his wife kept watch at their modest home today pray- ing 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 from a supermarket parking lot Police of 13 eastern states have been asked to join in the search since then. "I am sitting in hope and pray- ing to God that whoever has Bruce Parker, wherever they had him, that they would not do any harm to him but that they would return him home to the 35-year-old mother said last night in a tearful radio broadcast. "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 him over to the police or return him home. I pray God you'll do it, and do it just as soon-as yoa can." Despite an intensive search, on foot, by car and plane, no trace of the Parker's black 1948 Pontiac sedan 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... WfflPSNADE, England IS-A gray Australian wallaby which es- caped from Whipsnade 100 was celebrating freedom today with 12- foot hops. He was hopping in the general direction of London 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 sure whether he was bound south or just up and down. A wallaby is a kind of a kanga- roo. The feflow on the loose is about three feet tall. His hopping took him 20 miles to a farm near St. Albans, where he had a fine meal of shrubs and green corn. Shivers Denies Million Campaign Shivers had meetings Saturday with supporters in Lubbock and Sweetwater before returning to Austin Saturday night. Yarborough launched his first stump speaking tour of the runoff through the Coastal Bend Satur- day. He had stops at Edna, El Campo. Wharton. Columbus. Ro- senberg and Richmond and was in Houston late Saturday. Both candidates took verbal pot- shots at each-other in state radio speeches from opposite ends of Texas Friday' night. Shivers' was transcribed from Amarillo. Yarbo- rough spoke from Corpus Christi. In the speeches Shivers accused Yarborough of misleading Negro voters in the first primary, and Yarborough declared a majority of Democrats spoke out in that primary against a third term for Shivers. Shivers' rebuttal to Yarhorough's campaign spending charge, how- ever, came In t statement issued from Austin cumpaitn ters. i ftMlrtcti Thursday Shivers forces are "pour- ing an unlimited amount of money into this campaign" in what Yar- borough called a "brazen effort to buy the Aug. 2S runoff election." Earlier, Yarborough had told supporters there Shivers "spent two million dollars in the first pri- mary and reported only Shivers called this "absolutely false and ridiculous" and added, "Yarborough is getting more ri- diculous by the day." Yarborough had said hit own campaign is handicapped by a lack of funds. Shivers declared, "This is a little surprising, since he is being backed, on his own admission, by the personal for- tunes of such people as Percy Strauss, New York banker: Will Clayton, international coitonman: J. R, Parten, international oil and sulphur bsron; and Mrs. R. D. Randolph." Those persons been listed in Yarboroujjh's sworn statements to secretary o( state as con- trHnitan to Ui tampa.pi. AB listed by Yarborough as living In Houston. Shivers continued: "If he is broke with all of those people behind him 30 days before the election, it is the best evidence I know of that he would break the state within 30 days if he became governor, with all of those prom- ises he has made. Poor old promising Ralph." In final sworn statements for the first primary. Shivers reported spending Yarborough said he spent First ex- pense reports for the second pri- mary are due between Sunday and Friday. In the slate speech, his first of I A wallaby, said the man at the zoo, could live indefinitely and eat very well on the lush English coun- tryside. How to catch it? The zoo man says: "First corner you can. "Then catch hold of its you can. Then ring up the zoo." The wallaby was a privileged character at the zoo. He wasn't locked up, like tigers and snakes. He hopped freely among the zoo visitors. He got his freedom by violating an understanding that he was not to hop out of the front gate. J.B. Walls, 72, Dies at Home Here J. Bf Walls. 72. Abilene resident for the past S? years, died at a. m. Saturday at his home, M5S Ross. He had been in ill health for time. Mr. Walls was a retired farm- er and a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements art in- complete and will be announced by Elliott's Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. R. E. Ellis of Ava. Mo.: two sons, Otis Walls and Ovid Walls, both of Brownwood; and three grandchildren. Oil Panel Talks Coming Mtcting FORT 7 the runoff. Yarborough said Texas. tine business was'handled by the needs a state agency "with au- executive committee of the Inter- tliarity and means to plan and guide water conservation in Texas in the same way our Railroad Commission plans and guides oil and gas conservation." Ht vowed to give such an elected agency "sufficient statutory authority to Ht UM job done." state Oil Compact Commission here Friday. Included in tht business were meetings Sept at Omaha, Neb., and Dec. 2-4 at Chicago. The SOth anniversary of the compact will otarved at tin Plans to Half At Oak Ridge WASHINGTON efforts to eliminate the threat of another strike at two strategic atom and H-bomb material plants will be made at Oak Hidge, Tenn., Mon- day. Another day of angling for a different approach to settle a four- month-old labor controversy brought an announcement last night from the. FeSeral Mediation Serv- ice that negotiations would then. E. F. Hitchcock, a federal me- diator, arranged sessions between the CIO Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers Union and the Carbide 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 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 re- jected a 6-cent hourly raise. Pay now ranges from to an hour. The union has asked at least a 14-cent hike- An AFL union which represents workers at two other Oafc Ridge atom plants also has spurned the 6-cent offer, but has not threat- ened to strike. Chinese Communists Release 3 Priests HONG KONG Ameri- can Roman Catholic priests, re- leased by the Chinese Communists as a result of the Geneva confer- ence, reached Hong Kong tonight from Yuanliing, Hunaa, Province. They were the Reverends Linus Lombard- of Ipswich. Mass.; Earn- est Hotz of Brooklyn: and Mullin of Jersey City. The priests, who were confined to Yuangling but never arrested, said there is much purging of Com- munist sfficials going on now. "New officials show up every day. The old officials disappear but the word gets around later that they have been liquidated. Six were shot at one time recently, osten- sibly for an offense involving a 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 counter- revolutionaries and landlords in 1950-1951. Hoti added that "when the killing ended in that region, least two per cent of Uw popu- lation hid been shot." All' three prieitt said thit bru- tality left popuUct ready to rebel If there wu any movmwnt to joio. wteuh not. ;