Abilene Reporter News, August 9, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 09, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE SHOWERS I glHene Reporter- EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 50 Aaociated Prat (AF) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 9, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5C, SUNDA1 DUYAL FUROR RAISED AGAIN Campaign Plans Laid, Both Candidates Turn to Voters off by a charge" that Shivers had ordered the Texas Rangers out of Duval County, where they were turned Monday to direct voter ap-1 sent in 1952 to prevent any possible By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Staff Campaigning for governor peal after Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough spent most of last week perfecting their organi- zations for the final 20 days before the Democratic second primary. But the weekend brought new vole frauds. Yarborough. in speeches Satur- day in South Texas, said the Rang- ers left under cover of darkness at Shivers' orders. "Let him tell the people of Tex- charges by the two principals, set as why and what kind of deal has Yarborough Rally Set Here Tonight been Yarborough said. Shivers made immediate denial, as did Col. Homer Garrison, boss of the Rangers. Garrison said some Rangers had been pulled out only temporarily from the politically turbulent county because some had been] away irom home two years. He I said at least one Ranger still was 6-Inch Deluge, Hail Damage Crops on duty. Illness of his father will not prevent Kalph Yarborough from appearing in Abilene to- night, his campaign manager here, J. W. Sorrells Jr.. said following a telephone conversa- tion with Yarborough in Hous- ton. Yarborough said his father was not in danger and that he was preparing to board a plane for Abilene at the time of the call. Ralph Yarborough will bring his campaign for the governorship here Monday night speaking at p.m. from the post office lawn. His talk will be broadcast over KRBC tonight, and re-broadcast at a.m. Tuesday over KWKC. The candidate will also appear Monday at p.m. over KRBC- TV. Yarborough. who faces Gov. Al- lan Shivers in the Aug. 28 runoff primary election, will arrive here by plane from Houston at p.m. Monday. Shivers denied the Rangers had been ordered out and added that Yarborough's charge "is typical of the political demogoguery which he has resorted to in this cam- paign." Yarborough Blasts Back The governor said Yarborough could have learned, by making a telephone call to the Rangers in His supporters will meet at 5 rjuval County, that they still were p.m. in front of Horace Holly Mo- tors to form a caravan for the trip to the airport and to escort the candidate into town. The rally on the post office lawn will begin at 7 p.m. The Jubilee Boys, an Abilene string band, will play until 8 p.m. when delegations from surrounding counties are to be introduced. Yarborough will be introduced by Dr. Sol Estes. Yarborough has invited every- one to come and ask any ques- tions they might have regarding the issues of the governor's race. J. W. (Jake) Sorreils. the candi- date's Taylor County campaign manager, said. John Crutchfield is in charge of the arrangements committee for the meeting. Carl Hulsey and C. R. Pennington will handle the re- ception for Yarborough. Bryan Bradbury is directing arrange- ments for out-of-county delega- tions. Max Leach is in charge of publicity. Gun Discharges; Man Badly Hurt Harold Lloyd. 30. of 1649 Poplar! was among the things being St.. was accidentally shot with a moved. McDonald said. .32 pistol about a.m. Mon- day. The incident happened in a resi- dence. 1301 Hickory St. Lloyd was shot in the chest. The bullet went into the throat Doc- tors don't believe the bullet came out. McDonald stated. The wounded man was admit- Billy NT. Dans, about 25. of 2917 ited Hendrick Memorial Hos- Bickley St.. had picked up the hoi-! ster containing the gun: the gun i condition of the man was con- fell out and accidentally dis- sidered serious but not critical> charged. Detective Capt. W. B. McDonald of the city police said. Lloyd and Davis were helping E. J. Steele and family move into tKe house at 1301 Hickory St. They E. Seabourn and L. C. Winters. are employes of Steele. a dirt con- tractor, the detective reported. The gun belonged to Steel and McDonald said. Investigating were McDonald and Patrolmen E. L. O'Dell. John Bostick, E. L. Brownlow. James Other members of the Steele family were witnesses to the acci- dent. McDonald said. Kent Officials Split Again; Trio Says: Return Records ondod by Cargile. Then the commissioners voted that they would determine the prop- er location of the new courthouse and jail in Jayton. As soon as the records are brought back to Claire- mont. so that they may be legally moved back to Jayton. Cargile mads !he motions, seconded by Cave. Kent County Sheriff Jim Mont- gomery, brother of the county judge, will be ordered to see that they are moved, the commission- ers said. But they did not specify a date. Wyatt recessed the court until the records are returned to their "proper place." Clairemont. "This is as far as we can go Clairemont. Jim with legal business until the rec- By OLETA PARKER Reporter-News Correspondent JAYTON. Aug. S Kent County commissioners meeting in Clairemont Monday morning voted to bring the disputed county rec- ords back to Clairemont. The records were carted off to Jayton July 29 after a Court of Civil Appeals mandate ruled that Jayton was the legal county seat. The Commissioners Court hadn't acted on the move, however. The three in Clairemont say it's illegal and that the records will have to shuttle back to Clairemont be- fore they can legally rest in Jay- ton. Sit On Drawers Commissioners Mark Cave of Precinct 4 at on duty. Yarborough had an answer to hat Sunday- He said in Houston that he was pleased to see that Texas Rangers lave been returned to Duval lounty "after I noted the with- drawals." He added that "I am pleased that they will stay there, particu- arly since Col. Garrison admitted Saturday, after I noted the with- drawals, that they had been pulled out. Withdrawal' "Col. Garrison said the with- drawals were temporary, but at the same time admitted they had left. I am glad that this has been the result of my calling atten- tion to the withdrawals." Shivers will hold a get-together with supporters in Dallas Monday night, and will spend most of the week in the vote-heavy cities of Dallas. Fort Worth and Houston. Numerous other political devel- opments took place Sunday and Monday: 1. The State Democratic Execu- tive Committee met in Austin Mon- day for a formal count of the July 24 first primary vote. 2. West Texas and South Plains legislators, meeting at Amarillo Sunday, failed to take a formal stand on the governor race, which it had. been expected to do. The meeting officially was to honor Hep. Jim Lindsey, Texarkana. due to be next speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. 3. Lawrence Warburton Sr., pro-Shivers Duval County leader, came to Austin to hold a press conference to attack Yarborough. He brought up the Ranger ques- tion and said, "Yesterday's irre sponsible statement by Yarborough that the Rangers had been with drawn from Duval County is part of the smokescreen thrown up b} Yarborough to conceal the fact thai Parr's vote in the primary. This referred to George B. Parr Duval County political leader, anc South Texas political boss, who has come under heavy fire from the Shivers administration. Warburton said election of Yar borough would "mean the all our gains in recent months.' He is a Freer storekeeper and president of the Duval Count; Clean Government League, an anti-Parr organization. REARIN' TO President Harry Truman, apparently fully recovered from a June 20 operation, posed with Democratic leaders on the porch of his Independence, Mo., home. From left are Adlai Stevenson, finance chairman Charles Woodward, Truman, former aide Charles Murphy and national chairman Stephen MitchelL Slash Predicted For Cotton Crop Wyatt of Pretinct 2 at Girard. and A. C. Cargile of precinct 3 at Polar mode up the quorum at the Chiremont meeting. They sst on drawers from an old j desk left behind in the move, since I furniture in the county judge's of- fice had been carried off with the records. Meanwnilc. in Jayton, County Judge John H. Montgomery and Commissioner W. R- Rotors ot I Precinct 1 at Jayton showed for merlins called by judge. They did no business, because j thcv did ncl constitute a quorum, j After hearing of the action of the Clairemont faction of the court. Judge Montgomery said that he is consulting with the slate At- torney General's office for an opinion. "Jayton has been designated as county scat." Montgomery said. "1 think it would be illegal to move the records out of the county seat." He will have a further state- ment later, after conferring with County Attorney Dnwson Tlryanl. Preside! was nnmcd temporary piwiding officer of the Commis- i Court, Hw judge WM a motion by Cm, stc- ords are returned to Wyatt said. 21 Persons Killed In Azores Crash TERCEIRA ISLAND. Azores A Colombian Constellation crashed and burned here early to day, killing all 21 passengers an its crew of 9. The bodies burnet to ashes. At Madrid. Barajas Airpor spokesmen listed an America among the crew members. He identified as Herbert Hopkins, a engineer. No home address wa given. The Colombian Avianca Airlin plane was en route from Hambur to Bogota, the Colombia capital. WASHINGTON Agricul-] ure Department today forecast this year's Texas cotton crop at bales of 500 pounds gross weight.. This would be bales smaller than last year's crop of bales, which was 38 per cent above average. The Agriculture Department es- timated the condition of .this year's crop at 73 per cent of normal and figured Teocans would harvest 212 pounds of cotton per acre. The Texas forecast was part of an estimate of a national cotton crop of bales. Under '53 Output The national forecast, first for [he year, compares with bales produced last year and with the 10-year (1943-52) average of bales. Under a rigid production and marketing control program, the department sought a crop of about 12 million bales. Officials have es- timated that there was a reserve of about bales on hand Aug. 1 from previous crops, much of it held by the government under price support programs. Crop About Normal The condition of the crop on Aug. 1 was reported at 78 per cent of normal compared with 79 per cent for the same date last year and 77 per cent for the 10-year Aug. 1 average. The department said the yield of cotton was indicated at a harvested acre average of 313.5 pounds com- pared with 324.2 pounds last year and 272.1 for the 10-year average. In an accompanying report, the Census Bureau said 3S9.3S6 running bales had been ginned from this year's crop prior to Aug. 1 com- pared with 345.880 to the same date last year and 176.356 two years ago. Egyptian Type Loses The production of American- Egyptisn type cotton was. forecast at 25.200 bales compared with 65.- 500 last year and 29.200 for the 10-year average. The condition of the crop on Aug. GUNMAN SURRENDERS Edward Gutnan, 30, falls to his knees as heavily arnied po- lice rush forward to place him in custody in Hartford, Conn. Minutes before the part- timo mailman shot two local men critically and barricaded himself in a drugstore. Tear and nausea gas forced Guiiun from the store. the indicated acre yield and; reduction, respectively, by prin- pal producing states were report- as follows: North Carolina 81 per cent of orrnal; 33S pounds per acre and bales production: Oklahom 65; 143 and Texas 73; 212 and New Mexico 95; 5S and Arizona 97; 870 am California 97; 718 am Foe of Flexible Supports Unbends WASHINGTON (B A compro- the fixed 90 per cent rate. mise was proposed today by one senate opponent of the adminis- tration's flexible farm price sup- orts. The move was tagged by en. Aiken (R-Vt) as a sign the dministration would win. With a showdown vote to come ater today. Sen. Douglas (D-IH) ffered a proposal for flexible sup- orts on basic crops at 85 to 90 jer cent of parity. Previously Douglas had been among those urging a one-year ex- ension of rigid 90 per cent sup- orts on cotton, wheat, com, rice nd peanuts. "Apparently some of the 90 per ent supporters are convinced they an't Aiken, chairman of the enate Agriculture Committee id. Aiken is pushing for a flexible upport range of 50 to 90 per cent tf parity. Douglas sought to raise the low- T limit of the Aiken prooosal rom 80 to S3 per cent. The House 'oted for an S2VSO rsnge v.ien it] passed the overall farm bill. j The lawmakers are working un- i der an agreement to cut off de-i iate and force a decision on thisj and several other controversial ssues in the complex federal farm program. When the Senate convened at noon a five-hour time limit sp- ilied to the administration pro- >osal for flexible federal price sup- ;ort of SO to 90 per cent of parity or five basic crops: Cotton, vfheat. corn, rice and peanuts. OOP Leaders Confident Parity is a farm product price said by law to be fair in terms of costs the farmer must pay. Majority leader Knowland of California and Chairman Aiken R-VO of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they are confident they can win the test by a narrow margin. But Sen. Young spokes- man for a bipartisan group that wants to extend the rigid 90 per cent supports that have operated since World War II. said he ex- pects to defeat the 80-90 per cent proposal. An unofficial advanced check seemed to back Knowland's claim. Forty-six senators were found to bo favoring the administration plan. 44 were opposed and 6 un- decided. With such close mar- gin, however, the cumber of ab- sentees could turn out to be a de- ciding factor. The House already 'MIS passed flexible supports bill with slightly higher minimum, Mtt per cent to 90, while the Senate Agri- culture Committee decided 1-7 for Knowland said he hoped to com- plete Senate action on the omnibi farm bill wiih a late night session but that appeared unlikely. Even after the basic crop Issu is settled, another fight may d velop over support levels for milk butter, cheese, and other dairy products. With millions of pounds of sur plus butter, cheese and dried mi piled up in government hands, Sec retary of Agriculture Benson low ered dairy supports from 90 to per cent of parity on April 1. T3 House voted to boost them to per cent, effective Sept. 1, The Senate Agriculture Commi tee, by another 8-7 vote, recom mended raising them to 85 pel cent. Aiken wants to hold parity the 75 per cent level and off other kinds of benefits to dai producers instead. Tye Winds Destroy Buildings By BILL TURNEH Severe winds, hail and torrential rains Sunday night ped out crops and wrecked farm buildings north of Tye. Rain gauges were smashed, but farmers conservatively stimated up to six inches or more of rain fell in an hour. The blinding downpour hit along Mulberry Creek, about our miles north of Tye, at p.m. Haskell Showers Generally light to heavy showers fell from Midland to iaird Sunday night and scattered heavy showers fell early londay in Haskell County. The official half-inch reading in Abilene marked the irst appreciable rainfall here in 75 days. The last heavy ain was 1.70 on May 23-24. Tornadic winds destroyed farm buildings at the J.A. Horton farm about four miles 3 Phantom Pumps Busy lorth and a mile east of Tye, cattering sheet metal 400 ards. A grainery was unroofed and a elf-propelled combine blown more lat IS yards from where it had been standing. "There's no telling how much ain Horton said. "Water was running 12 inches deep on the iaL It was the worst rain I've een in the 48 years I've been liv- ing here." Howe Danugrf About a mile and a half from the Horton farm, W. B. Moore was damage to his house Monday morning. High winds had ammed large front porch pillars >ack four inches raising the porch roof. Moore said hail had piled up a foot deep against his front door. Some hailstones were large as a half-dollar, he said. Moore, who has lived in the community since WOO, said it was the worst rainstorm he had ever seen there. Bain fell in sheets when two clouds, one from the southwest and one from the north west, came together, he said. Electric power was knocked on for an. hour and a half in the rural area. Phones Knocked Out In Abilene the rains Sunday night accompanied by winds np to 50 miles an hour disrupted tele- phone service to about 400 tele- phone customers. George Brown, manager here for Southwestern Bell, said weather damage to phone lines had been repaired by mid-morning Monday and that service was back to nor mal. The V. S. Weather Bureau said chances for widely scattered show ers would continue here through Monday and Tuesday. The squall line Sunday formed during the afternoon in the land area and extended on a pat] 10 to 60 miles wide eastward to about 30 miles east of Abilene. Water was being pumped into municipal Lake Fort Phantom Hfll Monday from the Clear Fork of razos River. Carroll Waggoner, assistant city ater superintendent, predicted ie pumps would add from 50 to 60 ifllion gallons to the lake. All three pumps were operating, [wo were turned on at 8 a.m. Monday, the third at a.m. Waggoner predicted they would run all day. He said week end rainfall north- west of Lake Abilene caused flood waters of Mulberry Creek to flow into the Clear Fork and on to the Clear Fork pumping plant. Abflenians used gal- lons of water last Friday, 000 Saturday and Sun- day, Waggoner, reported. Lake Fort Phantom Hill is largest of the. tfiree, city reser- House Okays Postal Workers'Pay Boost WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 av-The House today overrode its Repub- lican leadership and fee Eisenhow- er administration and passed a bill to give half a million post office workers a 7 per cent nay boost. The bill now goes to the Senate, where an effort is expected to cut the pay increase to 5 per cent and to apply it also to about one mil- lion other federal civil service workers. Abilene Girl, 16, Develops Polio Charlsi Lynn Castles, 16, transferred to Hendrick Memor :al Hospital's ward Sunda. from St. Ann Hospital where sh admitted Saturday. I She is suffering from non-paral; ic polio, har doctor said. Miss Castles is the daughter Mrs. Maurino Castles of East Pa esiine, Ohio. She was at the horn of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Roy L. Brown, 4050 Avondile St Then she becams ill last week. Her mother came to Abilen rom Ohio when she learned her daughter's illness. Miss Castles has attended schoo here, the doctor said. THE WEATHER ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy a chance for widely-scattercd showers this tonifiht and Tues- day. Cooler this liXerooon. Warmer Tow- day. this afternoon to Lowwt UMiljM about 75, High Tuesday 55. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm this aturnvxm. toautlu and Tuesday. WEST TEXAS Partty cloudy with wWely scattprrd thundcrshowcrs. EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Dear to partly ptoudy warm. I'.M. Mw A.M. 75 75 70 73 75 T3 75 li Suuet nUht P-m- SunrtM today a.m. Suiutt tonUM 7t3Q pjn. Raremrtcr rtadlnt at p.m. Kelillvt hamUlly Maximum tfmperaturt tor ptriod rndlu Hi a.m.: M. Mtmnwn temperature tor M-h at IJK.I WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport 909 Hickory St. 2225 Edgemont 1829 S. Sth 1428 N. 19th 2942 SweosoH 426 Poplar 857 EN 13th 2233 Walnut 1026 Cedar ALBANY ASPERMONT BAIRD BALLJNGER BIG SPRING CISCO CLYDE COLORADO CITY HAMLIN HASKELL JfERKEL ROBERT LEE ROSCOE ROTAN SNYDER SWEETWATER TRENT TYE North of Tye .50 .41 .50 .42 .40 .25 .50 .40 .25 .05 tr. tr. 1.75 none .10 none .45 .18 tr. 1.35 .40 none .07 .30 tr. .57 .70 .23 6.00-10.00 9 Boys Complete Utah-Arizona Hike MESA, Ariz. Nine weary boys took it easy today after hiking 70 miles across the rugged Super- stition Mountains east W here. They followed the trail their pioneering Mormon grandparents who founded Mesa used in their journey from Utah in the late ISSOs. Almost nothing wai Rutherford Wins 120 Extra Votes AUSTIN Democrats and Republicans today quickly canvassed votes cast in their July 24 primaries and revealed no ma- jor upsets. The formal count of the Demo- cratic vote varied only slightly from unofficial tabulations. R con- finned ninoff race that ii al- ready under full steam between Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yar- borough. The official vote for governor gave Shivers 668.913 to for Yarborough. J. J. Holmes of Aus- tin goe Cyclone Davis of Dallas, and there wen five write-ins. The GOP executive committee found that Shivers had recelred 1.S9S write-in mttt for fovwmr. TIM GOP MWHdaU. Tad K. Adttm of Crockett, gol votes and his name will appear on the gen- eral election ballot in opposition to whoever wins the Democratic nomination in the Aug. 2S show- down. The official count in the dose I6th Congressional District showed State Sen. J. T. Ruther- ford of Odessa with votes te for the incumbent, Ken Regan of Midland. This gave Rutherford a majority of 149 rather than the 23 with which he had been originally cred- ited. The chance came in a cor- rection filed by Brewster County officials, who had given Rutbtrtord 415 votes in their firtt report and who later found that Ml wai cor- net. This WM aicribed U a clerl- Ml ;