Abilene Reporter News, August 25, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 25, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas Clear To Partly Cloudy Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 71 Aaocuted (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. 25, 1954-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe TICKET for "Queen of Centen- nial of Texas Education" is Bobbie Jo Looney. Queen will be one who sells most tickets, and Bobbie Jo's idea of how to sell them doesn't seem too "Looney" as Pallas police- man C. F. Shankles makes a purchase. BUT SOME ARE SKEPTICAL Women Hove Nice Talk With Sauceron OSLO Norwegian wom- en claim they not only had a close look at a flying saucer but they talked to its "dark-skinned, long- haired" pilot. Skeptical police have launched an investigation. The two women, Mrs. Aasta Solvang and her sister Edit Jacob- sen, said the sauoerman popped out at them from behind some bushes last Friday near Mofjell. in northern Norway. Their story was published yester- day by the local paper Nordlands Folkeblad. This was the sisters' account: "We were picking berries when suddenly a dark man with long hair but otherwise looking very- much like an ordinary human be- ing came out from behind some bushes. "We were frightened at first, but the man appeared very friendly, and stepped toward us." One of them addressed him in English, French, German, and Norwegian. "He didn't seem to understand a word." The stranger then attempted to communicate by drawing "circles and what looked like pictures oi heavenly bodies" on a piece oi paper. The stranger finally led them to his craft, which looked like "two deep saucers sand- wiched about 15 feel across. The mystery man opened a hatch and crawled into the disc. Mo- ments later the craft "rose from the ground and began rotating first slowly, then increasingly fast er." Then, suddenly, it disap- peared at an "incredible speed.' Jackson Says Anti-Red Bills Need Revision WASHINGTON Sen. Jack- son (D-Wash) proposed today that lie 84th Congress take time to do 'a thorough and resolute" job in evising the laws curbing Commu- nists, including a bill signed yes- erday by President Eisenhower. Eisenhower said in signing a measure which would strip the Communist party of its legal rights that further study will be required o determine its full impact on the enforcement of laws already on the books! As one! of the Democrats who helped put across the measure in he face of Republican opposition o attaching it to another bill. Jackson said he regards the legis- ation as being open to possibly extensive revisions when the next Congress meets. No Hearings Held "I hope that when we return in January we can do a thorough and resolute job in dealing with the Communist he said. The action Congress took on this jarticular bill was hasty and done without holding any public hear- ings. "By January we should have some positive comment by the Justice Department on the work- ability of the new law and how it affects other statutes." j Jackson said he and other Dem-1 ocrats who suddenly came up I with a proposal to outlaw the Com- munist party had no intention of lampering the operations of thej Internal Security Act, under which :he Justice Department is attempt- ing to force the registration of all lommunists. BUI May Help Eisenhower said in signing the ill that he was satisfied that its j terms "were not intended to im- pair or abrogate any portion of More Taxes Foe's Vow, Shivers Says GEORGETOWN Allan my opponent (Yarborough) Shivers chided Ralph Yarborough today about his campaign vows and declared that "the thing he is really promising you is a sales tax and a state income tax." Speaking from a fiat bed truck under the shade of a pecan tree. Shivers said his opponent in the Saturday runoff for governor everything you want, just like a man going around in a revolving door." About 400 persons listened to the governor on the courthouse square. Shivers declared his opponent has said he was going to fire state employes, but that if they voted for him (Yarborought their jobs vould be safe. This, the governor said, is "the cheapest, dirtiest political trick I have ever seen." "There is just one thing wrong with that." Shivers said, "he won't have the say so." Shivers said Texas has the sixth lowest tax rate among the states and has money in the bank. "The other day my opponent elected, Parr would get Sapet a pardon. Shivers said. Yarborough said in Brownwood in a campaign speech a few weeks ago that "we the 'regular guard and sent some bully down there to beat that fel low up and make him admit that "If you all will excuse the Ian guage. that is a plain, unmitigated lie." Shivers spoke deliberately the crowd cheered and clapped. Shivers said that the good peo- ple of Duval County were trying to clean up the trouble there am were helping in an investigation "I hope you won't let them down by turning the reins of governmen over to a man who would call of that investigation." he said. He said that Parr has said he would support Yarborough. Showers Forecast Here Thursday Rain is scheduled to fall in Wes Texas Thursday after said we ought to be ashamed of j Central that money in the, bank, ashamed I noon. of our thrift." Shivers said. "He i The weatherman said Wednes wants to spend it. As soon as you spend you have got to turn the vhecl and tax and tax." day some damp air in from tbi Gulf Const is due to set off scat tered thundershowers over th Rioting Mobs Storm Brazil's Air Ministry GRIEF IN RIO People outside the presidential palace grounds in Rio de Janeiro the Internal Security Act or the express grief following the suicide Tuesday of President Getulio Vargas. All schools criminal statutes under which the j and public buildings were ordered closed following Vargas' death. leaders of the Communist party are now being prosecuted and that j they may prove helpful in several I respects." j Congress finally passed the bill I in somewhat amended form after administration protests that the original Democrat-sponsored ver- sion would hamper its efforts against the Reds. A Communist spokesman said the measure will be attacked in the courts as unconstitutional1 and that meanwhile the organiza- County Bond Voting Slated Absentee voting in the county bond election Sept. 18 will begin next Monday and continue through Sept. 14, according to the 'continue to function as eson. tion will a legal party." Red Unions Curbed The bill the President County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutch- Yorborough Soys Gamblers Back Foe RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil flared in Jrazii's. capital today immediately after a plane departed or southern Brazil with the body of Getulio Vargas. Troops ired on a crowd trying to attack the Air Ministry. Two per- ons were injured. Vargas, the country's strong man, chose yesterday to jive up his presidency by suicide rather than force. He fired a bullet through his heart after 58 Air Force and Army gen- >rals forced the .71-year-old political leader to resign. This morning while Army troops stood by, thousands if Brazilians followed the body of Vargas from the presi- dential palace to the city's downtown airport. The plane took off for. southern Brazil, where Vargas will be buried in an unblessed grave. Afterward a crowd gathered in front of the Air Min- stry. Air Force personnel and the crowd became involved in a dispute and troops were rushed to the scene. Shots were ired in ari attempt to restore order. The troops also prevented the crowd from attacking an automobile carrying Airj Pops Parade Neb To Fighl Polio Pops' Parade on Polio by noon Wednesday had added to. ie Emergency March of Dimes, Chairman Alex Bickley reported. At least a quarter of the 94 so- licitors had not yet turned in their reports, Bickley said. Some did riot get around to their stops during the two-hour cam- paign Tuesday, arid solicitation will continue until att of these places -have been covered, he HOUSTON Ifr-A confident Ralph Yarborough carried his guberna- torial campaign into Central and North Texas today .after charging nal bid for rates in the state's most populous county. He had begun the day's schedule with a Houston press conference signed represented a consolidation of the Communist party provision with a measure which originally dealt with Communist-infiltrated labor unions. That section of the measure would deprive Communist-infiltrat- ed unions of their legal standing before the National Labor Rela- tions Board for collective bargain- ing purposes. The Subversive Ac- tivities Control Board would de- cide which unions were infiltrated, with its findings subject to coJrt THE WEATHER T.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEECE WEATHER BtKEAIJ ABILENE AND VICINITY Clear to partly cloudy today and tonUfat. Thursday partly cloudr with scattered Maxi- mum temperature today about S5 de- crees. Low tonicht about 77 decrees. Thursday la low NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy thb afternoon, tonlfnt and Thursday with widely scattered, mostly afternoon and evening thondershowers. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy with widely scattered thun- dershowers. The election is to determine whether bond issues shall be auth- orized for three propositions. One is for for establishment of a fairgrounds on old municipal airport lands. Another is for is- suance of for courthouse improvement bonds. The third is for in bonds for county jail improvements. Each proposi- tion will be voted on separately. Persons who expect to be away on election day may vote absentee. Those already away may secure ballots by mail and vote by mail. Physically disabled persons also may vote by mail if ballots are accompanied by a certificate of their physician to the effect that] they are unable to go to the polls, j Notices of the bond election j have been posted in public places in each of the 38 voting precincts of the county, Mrs. Hutcheson said. that Gov. Allan Shivers is being during which he predicted victory supported by a Galveston gambl- ing ring. After a morning speech at Bry- an, Yarborough was to fly to Wichita Falls before moving on to Tyler for a night rally. He is to spend tomorrow in San Antonio and conclude his campaign with a telecast from Dallas Friday night. A crowd estimated at was in Houston's city auditorium last night as Yarborough made his fi- TEJtrEJtATCHES Tuej. P.M. SI Shivers declared that "as JLS I am your governor, there is Wednesday is due to remain not going to be a sales tax or a Kate income tax." Shivers carried his campaign from here into Bell and McLennan counties. He declared in an address last night it was an unmitigated lie that a bully was sent to got a statement from Mario Sapet. con- victed in a South Texas murder. Shivers made the speech to some 4.000 persons at a Brownwood rally lost night. Today he carried his campaign for governor in Satur- day's runoff primary up Centra) Texas through Georgetown into Bell hif opponent. Ralph Yarborough, ran strong in the first on to Waco for four residential gatherings. Shivers brought up South Texas. D'jval County and ils controversinl political lender, George Parr, in Brownwood, where Sapel wns tried convicted in the shooting of Jacob Floyd Jr. of Alice. Tho youth's father has said it was a political shooting meant for him. PUT Pardon Sten Shivers said Sapet had told Kurd in Hie penitentiary Uwt if JI SO Barometer reading at p.m. 35.17. Relative humidity at p.m. Valley Lawyer Here Tonight McAllen attorney, Abilene by plane Orville Cox, will arrive in late Wednesday on behalf of the campaign of Gov. Allan Shivers. He will speak over KRBC-TV at p.m. Cox- will reply to remarks by Weslaco attorney. Garland Smith, who spoke -here last week in re- gard to the Rio Grande Valley land deal, on which Shivers netted a profit of Smith filed several cases for clear to partly and low temperatures {or :4 hours ezdcd at ajn.: and 7S Roberts. Park Board Asks Budget, Less Request for the cty to take Uie last one by to higher operating costs and part of the board's Commisson approved an of worn machinery. work and hike the annual budget for parks for the for the park program >vill budget was made Tuesday by year just included in the over-all city Park and Public Guy Caldwell, park The amount is uncertain as has written City The panel voted to ask the Austin P. Hancock of hearing on the whole bud- requests. She pointed will be held Sepi. 17 at 9 a.m.. Assume maintninnnce the board had originally the City Commission. boulevards, Railway a to that tme, commission- way, federal Inwn and nil that It was plan to hold an informal dis- delete the capital on budget matters. City (2) Approve a budget of item, since bond Hancock has the respon- 000 for the park board's work has been approved. of recommending a budgel the fiscal year beginning Oct. the specified all purposes to the commis- to the city would allow At present Uic board has reduction, Mrs. said Wednesday he o! all the citj' parks nnd finished a rough draft of the grounds in addition to the added that the budget, but doesn't know what dis- to be Increased over to make at the park re- requwttri budjit would Mid tMi High Court Upholds Contempt Citation AUSTIN W-A district court or- der holding L. H. Odom in con- tempt for refusing to answer a subpoena was upheld yesterday by the State Supreme Court. Odom had been subpoenaed to answer questions concerning the bankrupt General American Cas- ualty Co. in a hearing before a district court master in chancery j "mst. Judge Jack Roberts USC in 0ySK Odom in contempt when he re- fused to honor the subpoena. The Supreme Court's decision upheld damages as a result of Gov. Shi- vers' sale of an option he held on the Rio Grande Valley land. Cox is defense attorney in those cases. Argument Delayed Oral argument on the proposed merger of Pioneer and Continen- tal Airlines has been postponed in Washington, D. C. from Sept. J to. Sept. 8. 'the Civil Aeronautics Board no- tified Abilene Chamber of Com- merce Manager Joe Cooley of the change Wednesday morning. Mayor C. E. Gatlin and Aviation Committee Chairman French Rob- ertson will submit a written state- ment to members of the board telling why Abilene supports the merger. This was on request of both air- lines. Cooley said. Earlier in the year both May- or Gatlin and Robertson appeared before the board in support of the merger, Mavor Gatlin and Robertson con- tacted both airlines recently to sec if they thought their presence in support of the merger would necessary. Cooley said. The hearing had originally been set Sept. Saturday regardless of the size of the statewide vote. In the late af- :ernoon he campaigned briefly in Salveston and then spoke before a crowd of about 600 in the City Hall auditorium at Texas City. Yarborough said that while in Galveston he was given a copy of a sample ballot which'had been distributed there. He told the Houston audience: "It was the ticket of a big gam- jling ring down there. They are beating the drum for Allan Shiv- ers." At Texas City he said: "Shivers' name heads the ticket but of course it doesn't say it is the ticket of international racket- eers." GOODS Called Out He also charged that prior to liis arrival in Galveston "goon squads" had gone into the busi- ness district to tell people not to show up at his rallies. "The people of Texas are not going to be beat down by the boss- ism that gets its orders out o Austin." he said. He later said corruption in Austin is worse than in the carpetbag days following the Civil War. 'It is time to take'the lid of and see what five years of Repub- licanism has done to this he said. Yarboroagh said the crowds his stump speeches have been draw ing is indication of victory in Sat urday's runoff primary. He said over people hearc him Thursday night in Laredo. 'I had been advised not to bud the Webb County political ma- he said, but it was the first 'Freedom Rally" to be heli there in 22 years." Smear Campaign Charged Yarborough also said Shivers has run a campaign filled with "villification, smear and totalitar ian techniques." "I hear every day of some man who has been fired because he has supported me." he said. "That is a totalitarian technique." The Austin attorney said (lie gov enwr has failed "to lift a finger' to end the 10-month-old strike sit uation in Port Arthur." He repeated a promise that, i elected, he will settle the strik within 30 days after contemns vith all parties involved in the dispute. He said that Shivers has all th legal power needed to settle th strike but has used Port Arthu as a "political football he can kick from border to border." Dick Elder. Port Arthur mayor pro tern, yesterday chaltengec Yarborough to carry out his prom ise in 90 minutes instead of 30 dayv 2 Hurt os Troops on Attackers TI.S. buildings and firms, as well as newspapers which jpoosed Vargas, were major tar- gets. Rioters burned the office of the Diarios Associados publishing and radio chain in Porto Alegre. on he Atlantic Coast, heavily dam- aged the U.S: consulates. in Belo Jorizonte and Porto Alegre, and mrled rocks through the win- lows of the heavily guarded VS. Embassy in Rio. Many rioters, apparently sparked by the Communists as well as traditional anti-US, feel- ings, blamed the United States for Omenting the crisis which brought Vargas' downfall- Incited hr letter, Obviously, too, the rioters were ucited b the 600-word suicide let- ter Vargas wrote just" before, his death iii whicK: he spoke of "a subterranean cam- paign of international 'groups joined with national groins revolt- Jig ggairist the. regime of workers' guarantees." Since the beginning of World War n. Vargas had been a staunch ally of the United States, first against Germany and later against communism. Brazil's new President, 55-year- old Joao Cafe Filho, who automati- cally stepped up from the vice is regarded similarly favorable to the United States. Eight days of mourning were de- creed throughout the nation. An estimated of the Brazilian masses from whom Var- gas since 1930 had drawn his great support Sled throughout the night t the biar in the presidential They waited for hours in Jouble lines stretched for 10 blocks on both sides of the street outside. Yesterday's violent demonstra- tions ended in Rio as night fell Armed guards and .cavalry con- tinued to patrol the streets. In Porto Alegre the military took con- trol at the request- of the state governor "to maintain order at whatever Cafe .Works Fsriously President Cafe worked faribosly to dissipate the crisis which .began building up after the murder Aug. 5 of an air force major during an assassination attempt on anti-Var- gas editor Carlos Lacerda. called oh local bus- inessmen in an attempt to aug- ment the emergency drive: Funds of the NaUooai-Founda- tion for Infantile Paralysis 'have been depleted due to the vaccine trials and other demands upon them this year. Saturday local Jaycee-Ettes will join the march with a balloon sale on. six downtown street corn- ers from 8 a. m. to S p. m. The customer will name his own price, they say. The Pops Parade was designed to correspond to the Mothers' March'during the regular fund drive, Bickley said. The response and enthusiasm exhibited by workers was excep- he said. "Everyone came through in good style." He urged solicitors with money still out to get it in quickly. Soli- citors were from seven local ser- vice dubs. Mortician to Pay For Any Ghosts WEST HOLLYWOOD, Fla. tffl An undertaker here offers a reward for the capture of ghosts, dead or alive- Alan Wright says Ms new fun- eral chapel has stirred fears among the superstitious that ghosts win come to town along with his activities. QUAKE CRACKS: unidentified highway worker stands in a pavement crack near Fallen, Nevada, opened by earthquake'. Similar cracks made driving haz- ardous .in the area. ;