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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 STORES  /-â  POSSIBLE  SHOWERS  tEfjc ^Wlene Reporter -dittos  final  "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron  VOL. LXXIV, NO. 50-Anociated    Pre»'(AP)    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    MONDAY    EVENING,    AUGUST    9,    1954-SIXTEEN    PAGES    IN    TWO    SECTIONS  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c  DUVAL FUROR RAISED AGAIN  Campaign Plans Candidates T urn  Laid, Both to Voters  off by a charge 4  that Shivers had!been made,” Yarborough said, ordered the Texas Rangers out of Shivers made immediate denial, Duval County, where they were as did Col. Homer Garrison, boss  sent in 1952 to prevent any possible vote frauds.  Yarborough, in speeches Saturday in South Texas, said the Rangers left under cover of darkness at Shivers’ orders.  By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Staff  Campaigning for governor returned Monday to direct voter appeal after Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough spent most of last week perfecting their organizations for the final 20 days before the Democratic second primary.  But the weekend brought new charges by the two principals, set i as why and what kind of deal has  Yarborough Rally Set Here Tonight  of the Rangers.  Garrison said some Rangers had been pulled out only temporarily from the politically - turbulent county because some had been away from home two years. He  -Inch Deluge, Damage Crops at Tye  Illness of his father will not prevent Ralph Yarborough from appearing in Abilene tonight, his campaign manager here, J. W. Sorrells Jr., said following a telephone conversation with Yarborough in Houston. 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  Let him tell the people of Tex- !  said at least one Ranger still was  on duty.  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 campaign.”  Yarborough Blasts Back The governor said Yarborough could have learned, by making a telephone call to the Rangers in Duval County, that they still were on duty.  Yarborough had an answer to that Sunday.  He said in Houston that he was pleased to see that Texas Rangers have been returned to Duval County “after I noted the withdrawals.”  He added that 'T am pleased that they will stay there, particu-  here Monday night speaking. at     they    m jght    have regarding  8:30 p.m. from the post office    ¡ ssues 0 f the governor's race,  His supporters will meet at 5 p.m. in front of Horace Holly Motors 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  lar i y sin * ce  c 0 j Garrison admitted by Dr. Sol Estes,    I    Saturday, after I noted the with-;  Yarborough has invited every- d rawa i S(  that they had been pulled one to come and ask any ques- ^  lawn  His talk will be broadcast over KRBC tonight, and re-broadcast at 7 » a m, Tuesday over KWKC.  The candidate will also appear Monday at 10:15 p.m. over KRBC-TV,  Yarborough, who faces Gov. Al  J. W. (Jakei Sorrells, the candidate'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 reception for Yarborough.  REARIN’ TO GO—Former 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.  Ian Shivers in the Aug. 28 runoff j Bradbury is directing arrange-primarv election, will arrive here ments for out-of-county dclega-by plane from Houston at 5:20 p.m. tions Max Leach is in charge of Monday.    I    publicity.  Gun Discharges; Man Badly Hurt  Harold Lloyd, 30, of 1649 Poplar *as among the things beingI meeting officially was to honor  St , was accidentally shot with a moved, McDonald said.  .22 pistol about 11:15 a m. Mon- j Lloyd was shot in ihe chest The  day.  ‘ Admits Withdrawal’  “Col. Garrison said the withdrawals were temporary, but at the same time admitted they had left. I am glad that this has been the result of my calling attention to the withdrawals.”  Shivers will hold a get-together with supporters in Dallas Monday Bryan  n jght, and will spend most of the week in the vote-heavy cities of Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.  Numerous other political developments took place Sunday and Monday:  1. The State Democratic Executive Committee met in Austin Monday for a formal count of the July! WASHINGTON JP—The Agricul- 1, the indicated acre yield and 140,000 bales production: Oklahoma 24 first primary vote.    1tnH-w    production, respectively, by prin- 65; 143 and 280,000; Texas 73; 212  2. West Texas and South Plains  v    1     '    cipal producing states were report-! and 3,400,000; New Mexico 95; 550  legislators, meeting at Amarillo .this year's Texas cotton crop at ^  as foUowS;     ^    235,000;    Arizona    97;    870    and  Sunday, failed to take a formal; 3,400,000 bales of 500 pounds gross North Carolina 82 per cent of: 750,000; California 97; 718 and stand on the governor race, which! weight.    ! normal; 333 pounds per acre and 11,350,000.  it had been expected to do. The  Tornadic Winds Destroy Buildings  By BILL TURNER  Severe winds, hail and torrential rains Sunday night wiped out crops and wrecked farm buildings north of Tve.  Rain gauges were smashed, but farmers conservatively estimated up to six inches or more of rain fell in an hour.  The blinding downpour hit along Mulberry Creek, about four miles north of Tye, at 6:30 p.m.   Haskell   Generally light to heavy showers fell from Midland to Baird Sunday night and scattered heavy showers fell early  Monday in Haskell County. .......    .    ,    _  The official half-inch reading m Abilene marked the first appreciable rainfall here in 75 days. The last heavy  rain 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  Water was being pumped into  north and a mile east of Tye. scattering sheet metal 400 yards.  A grainery was unroofed and a self-propelled combine blown more that 12 yards from where it had been standing.  “There’s no telling how much  Slash Predicted For Cotton Crop  rain fell,” Horton said. “Water ; municipal Lake Fort Phantom Hill was running 12 inches deep on the Monday from die Clear Fork of flat. It was the worst rain I've Brazos River.  seen in the 48 year6 I've been living here. *  House Damaged  About a mile and a half from the Horton farm, W. B. Moore was repairing damage to his house Monday morning. High winds had jammed large front porch pillars back 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  bullet went into the throat. Doctors don’t believe the bullet came wat, McDonald stated.  The wounded man was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital.  Condition of the man was considered serious but not critical, McDonald said.  The incident happened in a residence, 1301 Hickory St.  Billy N. Davis, about 25, of 2917 Bickley St., had picked up the holster containing the gun; the gun fell tmt and accidentally discharged. Detective Capt. W. B  McDonald of the city police said, j investigating were McDonald Lloyd and Davis were helping and Patrolmen E L. O'Dell, John E J. Steele and family move into Bostick, E. L. Brownlow, James the house at 1301 Hickory St, They e. Seabourn and L. C. Winters, are employes of Steele, a dirt con-1 other members of the Steele tractor, the detective reported. j family were witnesses to the acci-The gun belonged to Si eel and! dent, McDonald said.  This would be 950,000 bales  Hep. Jim Lindsey. Texarkana, due I  snlalll ' r  <•>»    J«" - *    °<  to be next speaker of the Texasj 4.350,000 bales, which was 38 per House of Representatives.    |    cent above average  3 Lawrence Warburton Sr, a [ The Agriculture Department es-pro-Shivers Duval County leader, j timated the condition of this year’s came to Austin to hold a press! crop at 73 per cent of normal and j conference to attack Yarborough.‘    Texans would harvest 212  He brought up the Ranger ques- j Pounds of cotton per acre, tion and said, “Yesterday’s irre- j The Texas forecast was part of j  Foe of Flexible  Supports Unbends  Kent Officials Split Again; Trio Says; Return Records  By OlETA PARKER "'Reporter-News Corresppndent  JAYTON, Aug 8 —Three Kent County commissioners meeting in Clairemont Monday morning voted to bring the disputed county records back to Clairemont The records were carted off to Ja\ton July 29 alter 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 ki Clairemont say it s illegal and that the records will have toj shuttle back to Clairemont be fore they can legally rest in Jaj ton.  SH On Draw i*r*  Commissioners Mark Cave of Precinct 4 at Clairemont, Jim Wvatt of Prciinct 2 at Girard, and A C Cargile of precinct 3 at Polar made up the quorum at the Clairemont meeting They set on drawers from an old desk left behind in the move, since  (  furniture in the county judge's of-fire had been carried off with the records.  Meanwhile, in Jayton, County Judge John H Montgomery awl Commissioner V> R Rodgers of Precinct \ at Jayton showed up for a meeting called by judge They did no business, because they did not constitute a quorum. | After hearing of the action of the Clairemont faction of the court. Judge Montgomery said that he is consulting with the state At torney General’s office for an opinion.  “Jayton has been designated as county seat,” Montgomery said • t think it would be illegal to move the records out of the county seat.”  He will ha\e a further state ment later, after conferring with County Attorney Dave son Bryant.  Wyatt Preside*  Wvatt was named as temporary presiding officer of the Commis •toners Court. «***• Judge was afetaot, mi a motion by Cave, sec  onded by Cargile.  Then the commissioners voted that they would determine the proper location of the new courthouse and jail in Jayton. As soon as the records are brought back to Claire-i mont. so that they may be legally ! moved back to Jayton. Cargile made the motions, seconded by i Cave  sponsible statement by Yarborough I that the Rangers had been withdrawn from Duval County is part of the smokescreen thrown up by Yarborough to conceal the fact that he—Yarborough—got Parr's vote m the primary.”  This referred to George B. Parr, Duval County political leader, and South Texas political boss, who has come under heavy fire from the Shivers administration.  Warburton said election of Yarborough would “mean the end of all our gains in recent months.” He is a Freer storekeeper and president of the Duval County Clean Government League, an anti-Parr organization.  WASHINGTON ? — A compro- the fixed 90 per cent rate, mise was proposed today by one j Knowland said he hoped to com-  Carroll Waggoner, assistant city water superintendent, predicted the pumps would add from 50 to 60 million gallons to the lake.  AH three pumps were operating. Two were turned on at 8 a.m. Monday, the third at 8:30 a.m.  Waggoner predicted they would run all day.  He said week end rainfall northwest of Lake Abilene caused flood waters of Mulberry Creek to flow into the Clear Fork and on to the Clear Fork pumping plant.  Abilenians used 19,212,000 gal-  community since 1900. said it was; ions of water last Friday. 17,935 -  the worst rainstorm he had ever seen there. Rain fell in sheets when two clouds, one from the southwest and one from the northwest, came together, he said.  Electric power was knocked out for an hour and a half in the rural area.  Phones Knocked Out  In Abilene the rains Sunday night accompanied by winds up to 50 miles an hour disrupted telephone service to about 400 tele-  an estimate of a national cotton  crop of 12.680,001) bales.    .    .    .    .  I nder *53 Output    j    Senate opponent of the adminis- j pleie Senate action on the omnibus . Phone customer».    ^ ^  The national forecast, first for 1 trat ion’s flexible farm price sup- j farm bill with a late night session, |    said    weather  the year, compares with 18,465,000 i ^ ^  move was  tagged by  21 Persons Killed In Azores Crash  TERCEIRA ISLAND. Azores iff — A Colombian Constellation crashed and burned here early today, killing all 21 passengers and its crew of 9. The bodies burned  bales produced last year and with the 10-year <1943-521 12,448,000 bales.  Under a rigid production and marketing control program, the department sought a crop of about 12 million bales. Officials have estimated that there was a reserve ot about 9,650,000 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 compared with 324 2 pounds last year and 272.î for the 10-year average  Sen. Aiken (R-Vri as a sign the average of administration would win.  With a showdown vote to come later today. Sen. Douglas (D-IU) offered a proposal for flexible supports 0« basic crops at 85 to 90 per cent of parity.  Previously Douglas had been  but that appeared unlikely. |  damage t0  phone lines had been Even after the basic crop issue ; repaired by mid-morning Monday is settled, another fight may de-; and that service was back to nor-  000 Saturday and 14,152,000 Sunday, Waggoner reported.  Lake Fort Phantom Hill is the largest of the three city reservoirs.  WHERE IT RAINED  velop over support levels for milk, butter, cheese, and other dairy products.  With millions of pounds of surplus butter, cheese and dried milk among those urging a one-year ex-1 p de d up ¿n government hands. Sec-tension of rigid 90 per cent sup-     o[ icl , Jture Berlson low .  ports on cotton, wheat, com, nee , J     ^  «red <*a ir y supports from 90 to 75.  •■Apparently tome    of the 90 per    P«    of parity on April    1.    The.»»««  50  miiM east of Abtlwe.  cent supporters are convinced they House voted to boost t iem m 80  can’t win,** Aiken, chairman of the    P* r  cent, effective Sept. 1.  Senate Agriculture Committee j The Senate Agriculture Commit-  said.    tee, by    another 8-7 vote,    reconv  Aiken is pushing    for a flexible    mended    raising them to    85    per  support range of 80 to 90 per cent j cent. Aiken wants to hold parity at  the 75 per cent level and offerl  mal.  The U. S. Weather Bureau said  chances for widely scattered showers would continue here through Monday and Tuesday.  The squall line Sunday formed during the afternoon in the Midland area and extended on a path 10 to 60 miles wide eastward to  Kent County Sheriff Jim Montgomery, brother of the county judge, will be ordered to see that they are moved, the commission-! tu ashes.  jers said. But they did not specify! At Madrid,    Barajas Airport  a date.    spokesmen    listed    an    American  Wyatt recessed the court until j among the crew members He was the records are returned to their identified as Herbert Hopkins, an “proper place,” Clairemont. j engineer. No home address was “This is as far as we can go given, with legal business until the rec- The Colombian Avianca Airline ords are returned to Clairemont,”  W vatt said.  Abilene Girl, 16, Develops Polio  of parity  Douglas sought to raise the low- other kinds of benefits to dairy er limit of the Aiken prooosa! producers instead, from 80 to 85 per cent. The House  In an accompanying report, the ¡voted for an 82 4 -90 range v ,en it Census Bureau said 389.386 running i passed the overall farm bill, bales had been ginned from    this    j    The lawmakers are working    unyear's crop prior to Aug. 1 com-1    der an agreement to cut off    depared with 345 860 to the same    date    ]    bate and force a decision on    this  last year and 176.356 two years    ago.    j    and several other controversial  Egyptian Type l.o»es The production of American  House Okays Postal Workers' Pay Boost  plane was en route from Hamburg to Bogota, the Colombia capital.  Egyptian type cotton was, forecast at 25.200 bales compared w ith 65.-500 last year and 29.200 for the 10-year average.  The condition of the crop on Aug  issues in the complex federal farm program  Char Isa Lynn Castles, 16, was transferred to Hendrick Memorial Hospital's po’H* ward Sunday from St. Ann Hospital where she \ as admi’ied Saturday.  She is suffering from non-paralytic polio, her doctor said.  Miss Castles is the daughter of Mrs. Maurine Castles of East Palestine. Ohio. She was at the home of her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs Roy L. Brown, 4050 Avondale St., when she became ill last week.  Her mother came to Abilene from Ohio when she learned of her daughter's illness.  Miss Castles has attended school  ABILENE Municipal Airport    .50  909 Hickory St.    .41  2225 Edgemont    .50  1829 S. 8th    .42  1426 N. 19th    -40  2942 Swenson    .25  426 Poplar    50  857 EN 13th    .40  2233 Walnut    25  1026 Cedar    .05  ALBANY    tr.  ASPERMONT    tr.  BAIRD    175  BALLINGER    none  BIG SPRING    .10  CISCO    none  CLYDE    45  COLORADO CITY    .18  HAMLIN    tr.  HASKELL    1    85  MERKEL    40  ROBERT LEE    mine  ROSCOE    07  ROTAN    30  SNYDER    tr.  SWEETWATER    .57  TRENT    .70  TYE    23  North of Tye    6    00-10.00  liHOOKMDl  II \M  MH  WWW  H  WASHINGTON. Aug. 9 Ifu-The j House today overrode its Repub-W’hen the Senate convened at j lican leadership and the Eisenhow-noon a five-hour time limit ap- j er administration and passed a plied to the administration pro-j bill to give half a million post posal for flexible federal price sup-j office workers a 7 per cent pay port of 80 to 90 per cent of parity boost, for five basic crops;    Cotton.’ The    bill now goes to the Senate. ] here the doctor said.  wheat, com, rice and peanuts. j where an effort is expected to cut j  I-  GOP Leaders Confident    the pay increase to 5 per cent and  Parity is a farm product price to apply it also to about one mil-said by law to be fair in terms of bon other federal civil service costs the farmer must pay.    workers.  Majority leader Knowland of    ........  California and Chairman Aiken j iR-Vt) of the Senate Agriculture 5  Committee said they are confident j they can win the test by a narrow margin.  But Sen Young <R-NDL spokesman for a bipartisan group that  9 Boys Complete Utoh-Arizono Hike  MESA, Am * — Nme weary boys took it easy today after hiking 70 miles across the rugged Superstition Mountains east bf here.  They followed the trail their pioneering Mormon grandparents who founded Mesa used in their journey from Utah in the late 1880s. Almost nothing was  THE WEATHER  Rutherford Wins 120 Extra Votes  ten if tit uni Tuesday WKST TEXAS — PatUy ck'udy Wttfc wt4«ly *catt*r*d UuMHlnroho* » r»  EAST «Ml SOITH CENTRAL TEAAB-Cle.u te partly «k'udj »«ht »arm TEMPI K%T\ RES  Sue r.M.  SS  GUNMAN SURRENDERS — Edward Guinan, 30. falls to his knees as heavily armed police rush forward to place him in custody in Hartford. Conn. Minutes before the part-time mailman shot two local men critically and barricaded himself in a drugstore. Tear and nausea gas forced Guinan from tne store.  ABILENE VNP VICINITY — Partly ck»u<ty * ;h * <-hane* ter v» utelj », atrereU abowcr* thi* aRermvn, tomsht and Tuna day. «. .«Jar tius afta/fHXw    Tu**  ,    aay High U»i# .ift*rr>,va « to ». Low*#t  wants to extend the rigid 90 per :    «Rout    Hyih    as  I,..«    NORTH    CENTRAL    TEXAS    -    Partly  ¡Cent suppoiIs that nave operated    warm tha aftwiumn  | sine« World War II, said he ex |  I peels to defeat the 80 tv per cent 1  ! proposal.  | An unofficial advanced check j seemed to back Knowland s claim Forty-six senators were found to  !  be favoring the administration plan, 44 were opposed and 6 undecided. With such a close mar-I gin. how ever, the number of ab-j sentees could turn out to be a deciding factor.  The House already has passed a flexible supports bill with a slightly higher minimum. 82W per cent to 90. while the Senate Agri cuKuiw Committee decided 8 7 for  Mm AW.  75  75  .... 7Î TS  ...    I'»#    .  ....    Î »    .  ...    3;3S    ,  ...    4 J0    .  <**    ........    ...    *30    »  !    79    .    ________ 7:SO    ,  f$ .    ..... S SO .  I fj .. ______ .    9.»  n .......... 10:»  75    ............ 11 »    ,  ft     ....... 11:»  ,Sü!ue*    t*a<    ïiutfiî 7 51    pm Sunrw soday  Î 5* a m Sun**t Uw«*ht 7 ; » p m U*rvm*a t reading «t il » p m. S* H. Relative humidd> at 13 » P m. Maximum temperature for »«hour per** ending at * » am.: ».  Mmttoam temperature ter »-Wear pen«* nod tag at *:» «-»-• **•  71  Tl  7*  75  «3  *5  »5  AUSTIN #v_Texas Democrats and Republicans today quickly canvassed votes cast in their July 24 primaries and revealed no major upsets.  The formal count of the Democratic vote varied only slightly from unofficial tabulations. It confirmed a runoff race that is already under full steam between Gov. Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough.  The official vote for governor gave Shivers 668.913 to 645.994 for Yarborough J. J Holmes of Austin goe 19.591. Cyclone Davis of Dallas, 16,254, and there were five write-ins.  The GOP executive committee found that Shivers had received 1,893 write in vote« for governor. The GOP candidate. Tod R. Adams  of Crockett, got 7,709 votes and his name will appear on the general election ballot in opposition to whoever wins the Democratic nomination in the Aug. 28 showdown.  The official count in the dose 16th Congressional District race showed State Sen. J. T Rutherford of Odessa with 25,213 votes to 25,064 for the incumbent, Ken Regan of Midland  This gave Rutherford a major it' of 149 rather than the 23 with which he had been originally credited. The change came in a correction filed by Brewster County officials, who had given Rutherford ♦15 votes in their first report and who later found that 541 was correct. This was ascribed to a clerical error.   

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